Equality for Female Boxers in the Olympics
WBAN PETITION

Home Page
Search WBAN
Latest News-Women
Biography- Sue TL Fox
Latest Rankings
Boxer's Profiles
Fight Results
Upcoming Events
Knockouts!
Past/Present Ratings
Fight Photo Gallery
Boxing Trivia
Tiger Tales by Fox
Amateur Scene
Boxers Websites
Women Cops who Box
Exclusive Interviews
Bust a Fighter!  
Mixed Matches
Mismatches
About WBAN
Advertise on WBAN
Other Links

 


Sue Fox Named  in the "Top Ten" Most -Significant Female Boxers of All Time - Ring Magazine - Feb. 2012

HISTORY OF
WOMEN'S BOXING

Historical -All links
Historical Events
History Firsts
Flash from the Past
Past Boxer Profiles
70'S/80'S Past Boxers
Pre-70'S Boxers
Past Amateur Boxers
About Sue TL Fox

TOP GALLERIES!

Video streaming, over
11, 500 photos, and more! 
   

Matchmaker's Hot List - Exclusive Matchup!
   

Hot Hot HOT Photo Galleries!Flash Photo Slideshows!
   

Boxing Records for women boxers..archived records!
To Join Go Here

FREE WORLDWIDE
CONTACT LISTING!
This is perfect for Promoters, Matchmakers, Managers, Matchmakers, Trainers, Boxers, etc.
To Sign Up!

 

Having Problems
 with the website?
Send an Email

Directly to WBAN!





 

 

 

 

 

                 
                                                                                         
                                      
   

 
 



Mathis stops Lamare
By Ewan Whyte
December 3, 2006

     
   
   
   
   

"It's the fight of my life," said Ann-Sophie Mathis yesterday. "My career begins with this fight. I want to step out of the shadows." And step out of the shadows she did last night in the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, destroying her fellow countrywoman and arch-rival, the (previously) undefeated world champion, Myriam Lamare, in the seventh round of a fight that began with a stare-down "worthy", the commentator told us, "of Mike Tyson and… "

Pause, as he casts around desperately for anyone else conceivably capable of delivering the kind of basilisk stare to which Mesdemoiselles Lamare and Mathis have just treated each other, and fails, concluding limply with: "…Evander Holyfield".

And the fight was even better. A real thriller, with Mathis – the more accurate puncher – generally in control and seeming on several occasions to have Lamare hurt, only for Lamare to counter-attack with a feral intensity, driving the gangling blonde backwards to restore the balance.

Until the last time.

Mathis had hurt her earlier in the seventh and Lamare had recovered, throwing her massive, looping left hook, (and missing), but you could see she was unsteady now on her feet; and as she shoved Mathis backwards to escape from the ropes, she was caught by a short right; then another a few seconds later; then a third – beaten to the punch as she threw the left for umpteenth time without connecting – and suddenly there was nothing! Mathis drove a left, a right, and a left through her guard; then a looping right round the outside that caught her on the side of the jaw, followed by a left a split-second later, and the rout was total: Lamare's dense, muscle-bound body began to go backwards, slowly at first, but then with gathering momentum, the way a car does when you have to bump-start it on a cold morning, as the blonde drove her backwards into the corner with a cruel, exultant, snarl. And just as the first commentator was correcting "Elle est fatiguée!" ("She's tired!") to "Elle est KO debout!". ("She's out on her feet!") "… MYRIAM EST KO DEBOUT!!", the other cut in with "Il l'a arrêté!" (He's stopped it!). And indeed he had. And Mathis was the new world champion.

"For me, this fight represents an opportunity," Mathis had told her local paper, L'Est Républicain, yesterday. "I hope it will bring me a better life. For the sake of my daughter, I hope to improve my status and be better appreciated in society. Up until now, I've put boxing first in my life and a victory would be a vindication. I've staked a great deal on this. I didn't pursue my education. Boxing, today, is the thing I do best."
Which is what Ria Ramnarine said a few weeks ago, come to think of it, before her fight with Halmich; which made her defeat, and subsequent retirement doubly poignant. But, as well as the obvious one, Mathis's statement was true in a sense Ramnarine's wasn't.

"And that" (as Robert Frost would say) "has made all the difference."

 
     
     
   
 
Back to WBAN
WBAN DISCLAIMER
     
 

To Become a WBAN Records Member
or RENEW your Subscription!

 You will have "unlimited" access to video streaming, over 10,000 Photographs, boxing records. and more!  For more details and information you can go here! After you sign up for the unlimited use, WBAN will email you a password within four to eight hours!  

6 months - $2.95 @ 6 Months = $17.70 

12 months - $2.45 @12 Months =$29.40
 
         
         
         

 

in 2014 - Now Free to Public!  Huge Database of Boxing Records with Galleries, over 15,000 photos, Galleries connected with the boxing records, Videos. Mpegs, Matchmakers Hot List, Exclusive Matchup, and More!   Go Here!

 

 


         [
HOME [ADD YOUR SITE] [EMAIL TL FOX]  [DO YOU HAVE A TIP?  [WBAN'S MISSION]  [PRIVACY POLICY] 
AUX   
 
              GOOGLE NEWS  [WBAN DISCLAIMER]   [PROBLEMS WITH WEBSITE OR FORMS? EMAIL TL FOX]   
                                        WBAN™ (WOMEN BOXING ARCHIVE NETWORK) Copyrighted© MAY 1998