On September 13 at the Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode
Island, CES Boxing presented an action packed boxing card
titled, “Champion Breed” featuring as the main event, a WIBA
welterweight title bout between Tori “Shu Nuff” Nelson, 147,
Ashburn, Virginia, and Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes, 145.5,
Marshfield, Massachusetts, by way of Gliwice, Poland.
The already exciting welterweight division became more so when
Nelson (7-0-3, 0 KOs), the former WBC middleweight and current
WIBA middleweight title holder moved down to welterweight
spoiling the world title hopes of Lopes (10-2, 1 KO) winning a
unanimous decision and the WIBA welterweight title by the scores
The fight, consummated on a high level was more closely
contested than the score cards might otherwise suggest. The
assigned judges favored the forward-moving aggression, and
counter right cross of Nelson to the deft left jab and
long-range technical boxing of Lopes.
With the win Nelson moves to (3-0-2) in world title fights and
vaults into elite status at welterweight becoming a recognized
challenger to titleholders, Eva Halasi (IBF) and Cecilia
Braekhus (WBC, WBA, and WBO).
Lopes entered her first world title experience with a high
ranking at welterweight (IBF-1, WBA-2, WBC-3, and WIBA-2) and
the momentum from winning each of her previous ten bouts, the
last five in a 13-month span that elevated her into title
contention. The loss to a well-respected champion likely does
nothing to tarnish her reputation as an elite contender.
During the intermission, it was announced by Jimmy Burchfield,
Sr., the President and CEO of CES Boxing, that on November 2, at
the Twin River Event Center, former two-division champion, Jaime
“The Hurricane” Clampitt (21-5-1, 7 KOs) would resume her career
after a more than a three-year hiatus from the ring.
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Jamie Clampitt plans to return to the ring....
holds victories over women’s boxing pioneers, Mia St John and
Jane Couch. Her first of two battles with Couch was named
“Women’s Fight of the Year” by The Ring Magazine in 2004. The
card will also boast Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (9-0), a
Twin River fan-favorite and an emerging contender in the
Venue: Twin River Event Center
Promoter: Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.
Matchmaker: Michael Parente
Attendance: 1,000 (estimate)
Photo Credit: Pattee Mak