(OCT 28) Update: WBAN was
notified by the WIBA today that the belt handed to Amanda
Crespin in the ring (see photo by Chris Cozzone) last night DID
NOT win the belt when her opponent fell out at the last moment.
Crespin was apparently holding the belt in the ring last night
(why, we do not know, nor does anyone else apparently)
but, Ryan Wissow of the WIBA assures WBAN that she was not
awarded the belt.
Last night at the Kiva Auditorium, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and promoted by
Chavez-Crespin Promotions, with the attendance of 800 boxing
fans there were three female bouts on the card. An excerpt
on the female bouts by Chris Cozzone, of New Mexico Boxing
reported the following:
Slap-and-slug-fest girl fight
Finally given a fight where she has all the advantages,
Albuquerque lightweight Victoria Cisneros (7-13-2, 3 KOs)
slapped and slugged it out with Colorado featherweight DJ
Round one was somewhat close, the
much smaller Morrison determined to make it a fight, early on at
least. Cisneros clinched the opener by a punch or two.
The sloppy slugfest that saw both
fighters eating leather but Cisneros landing more of it, had the
hometown girl pull ahead in the second. Morrison, still game in
spots, wilted with every passing moment and every passing
Morrison tried to hold through
the third but Cisneros was having none of that. She continued to
throw herself at her worn and weathered foe, dominating the
fourth, as well.
When a very shaky Morrison
stepped forward to continue in the fifth, referee Richard
Espinoza needed but one second to stop the impending slaughter.
Official time for Cisneros' TKO
win was :01 of round five.
Overweight Montoya wins belt anyway
In a six-round
super flyweight bout, Brandi "Babi Doll" Montoya (5-2), though
weighing in a pound over the limit, was awarded the WIBA
Intercontinental super flyweight belt [WBAN comment: This may
have been for the YOUTH title as listed on Boxrec] after outpointing
gutsy-but- oversized, 111-pound flyweight Cristina Fuentes
(1-2-3), of Laredo, Texas.
In most so-called
"championship" bouts, fighters must make weight to fight for a
given belt. Not so with Ryan Wissow's WIBA "sanctioning body."
Despite failing to make the 115-pound limit, for the 115-pound
belt at stake, she was allowed to fight for the bogus belt.
Unfortunately, there was even worse to come from the WIBA and
its off-shoot male counterpart, the UBC, before the night was
As far the fight
itself went, Montoya-Fuentes was a decent scrap despite the
tarnished belt situation.
tougher than expected, not to mention a decent boxer with a
slick and speedy counterpunch. But she was too small against the
bigger "Babi Doll," who bullied her against the ropes where she
battered her caught prey. In the middle of the ring, however,
Fuentes was able to sharpshoot Montoya, catching her with
cleaner, precise shots.
Quantity won out
over quality and Montoya, who'd made remarkable progress in the
past year, slipped a notch or three in finesse, resorting to
slugging wildly to pick up the rounds.
All three judges
scored it for Montoya, 59-56 and 58-56 twice.
Update - WIBA notified WBAN to
report that Amanda Crespin did not get awarded this belt.
Crespin is pictured holding it ringside.
The co-main event
had been a scheduled eight-round fight between Las Vegas' Amanda
Crespin (6-4-1, 2 KOs) and Colorado's Mercedes Mercury (3-11, 1
KO) for an unnamed WIBA Intercontinental belt at some weight.
Again, we assume it was the junior lightweight belt since the
opponents weighed between 127 and 128. When one opponent
Mercury, of course has lost eight straight bouts, does it
one opponent bails out of a fight minutes before having to go on
again, Mercury does it
matter if the aforementioned belt is awarded to Crespin?
Of course not!
Not with the WIBA, and certainly not in a state that goes, for
the most part, unnoticed.
injured ankle and bailing, virtually last minute, Mercury will,
no doubt, end up on someone's suspension list, at least until
some other obscure state decides it's okay for her to lose
again, maybe even against someone for yet another WIBA title.
losing her chance to beat further retrograde Mercury, Crespin,
with her hands still wrapped, accepted her shiny new, blue belt
with humor (see photo of her holding the belt).
notified by the WIBA, that she was not awarded this belt---we
have no idea why Crespin would be holding it in the ring "like
an awarded belt" ...We
were also notified by sources that this was awarded to her, and
we are going to do a follow-up on this story.
Ringside report by Chris Cozzone
and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Chris Cozzone