(DEC 8) This week WBAN had received a
reliable insider scoop that Mary Elizabeth Ortega would be going to
Germany to fight Regina Halmich in a 10-round title bout in January
Mary Elizabeth Ortega
We learned earlier today by another reliable source that Ortega was
currently suspended by the Nevada Boxing Commission, for testing
positive for a substance not allowed in boxing. We were told by
this source that it was steroids, but the commission would not
confirm the specific substance.
When speaking with the Commission we were also told that Ortega was
suspended on November 6th, and would remain suspended until April
30, 2007. She will also need to pay a $1,000 fine.
The commission said that she will need to appear before the
commission board to get re-licensed. Upon learning about this
unfortunate and disappointing news, we removed our earlier story
about Ortega fighting Halmich.
We have also attempted to call Ortega by
phone, but there was no answer, and we have left a message, to have
her contact us in regards to this latest news.