(MAY 4) It has been announced on
Fight Night at the Tank that Jolene Blackshear, 4-2 (2KO), of San
Diego, California, will be fighting Melissa McMorrow, 2-0, of San
Jose, California, on May 7, 2009.
Jolene Blackshear, fought from 1997 to 2000. She makes her return to
the ring after a very long layoff.
WBAN had the unique pleasure of meeting Blackshear when she was
fighting, and spent some time with her and her trainer/manager in
This is good news indeed, and this fight should be a very good
matchup! Blackshear's opponent, undefeated Melissa McMorrow, 2-0-0,
is a talented boxer, newer on the scene, coming from the amateurs
before turning pro.
After there was some confusion as to who McMorrow was going to
fight, as another opponent's name had been mentioned, we contacted
Blackshear, and she told WBAN the following:
"I just wanted to confirm that I will be fighting in San Jose on May
7 and am looking forward to returning to the ring. For the past
several years, I have been happily training under my new coach and
manager, Kalina Fernandez; and, I'm very excited to put my polished
skills to the test. I have managed to maintain my conditioning and
strength over the years and am very confident in my training."