(AUG 22) If boxing fans of Jeri
Sitzes have wondered where Sitzes has been lately, since she has
not been in the ring as a boxer lately---wonder no more!
On Saturday night at the Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino, in Primm,
Nevada, Sitzes was featured in a Muay Thai match against
Misty Sutherland, and the two were fighting for the WBC
International Muay Thai Super Bantamweight title.
Sitzes has had her share of wars
as a boxer, fighting such tough veterans as Melissa Hernandez,
Ada Velez, Ela Nunez, Lisa Brown (3 times) and Melinda Cooper
who was a Multi-Amateur Champion and undefeated as a pro when
Sitzes does not limit herself to just boxing as she is also a
World Class Muay Thai fighter and is a WBC Muay Thai World
Champion. But she said this night that she would also like
to win a title in boxing in the near future.
Sitzes said that in Muay Thai a fighter uses three times the
energy than boxing, so boxing was much easier. Her long time
trainer, Ike Stafford has been training Sitzes in both sports
for ten years.
Last night in Primm , Nevada,
Sitzes won by TKO in the third round against Sutherland of
Calgary, Canada. The WBC title bout was scheduled for five
(three minute) rounds.
|Right from the sounding
bell the two combatants came out very aggressive
throwing punches and kicks. Muay Thai fighters have 16
weapons, punches, elbows, knees, forearm, feet and
various kicks as opposed to a boxers two weapons.
Sutherland sustained a very deep cut over her right eye
from an elbow strike in the third round resulting in the
stoppage of the fight by the Ringside Doctor.