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NOVEMBER 2004

Latest Update on Rijker "Striker"!
By Sue TL Fox

(NOV 30) WBAN has received a latest update on Lucia Rijker!  First off, the movie, “Million Dollar Baby” that is based on a woman boxer, starring Hillary Swank, will be premiering on December 15, 2004, and Rijker has a fight scene in the movie, along with 14 other women fighters.
Rijker trained Hillary for the "Title fight" that is in this movie,  where Hillary fights Rijker.  Also, Rijker worked as a technical adviser on the movie for a couple of the fights. Rijker has one scene with Clint Eastwood in a negotiation before the big title fight that is staged ..Full Story

Exclusive Gallery! Moreno Vs. Caples!
November 29, 2004
 

(NOV 29) WBAN just posted an exclusive Photo/short Mpegs Gallery #227 of the Carina Moreno vs. Yvonne Caples bout that took place on November 27, at the RIOT AT THE HYATT in Monterey, California. ©Photos by Jesus Sanchez, Mpeg clips by Brian Low

Juarez named WBAN's Fighter of the month!
November 29, 2004

(NOV 29) Congratulations to the new IFBA’s Jr. Bantamweight Champion Mariana Juarez, who was named WBAN’s December 2004 Fighter of the month!  Juarez, proving to be a tough competitor in this sport, fought In Young Lee this month in Korea, defeating her with a split decision for the IFBA belt.

  Denmark: Christensen may lose belt
translated article/Torben L.
November 29, 2004

(NOV 29) The latest news to hit the stands on Denmark's Anita Christensen, 33 years old, the WIBF World champion, is that she may lose her belt.   Christensen risks having to renounce her world championship belt, due to a shoulder injury, that has been bothering her for ...Full Story

  Results: Moreno Wins by Decision over Caples!
November 28, 2004

(NOV 28) Last night at the RIOT AT THE HYATT in Monterey, California,   Carina Moreno won an eight round unanimous decision over Yvonne Caples.  The final judges scores were 80-72 on all cards.  WBAN covered the event and photos will be posted soon.  Source: Brian Low

  A Big Finish for Women's Boxing
By Bernie McCoy
November 28, 2004

(NOV 28) The announcement of a bout scheduled for early December has given the sport of Women's boxing a chance to finish the year on a high note. On December 10 at the Foxwoods Resorts in Connecticut, Englishwoman Jane Couch will defend her IWBF Light Welterweight title in a return bout with Jaime Clampitt.  Full Story

  Results:  Both Chamblin and Ibanez win by TKO..
November 28, 2004

(NOV 28) In Gulfport, Mississippi, on Nov. 26,  Kasha Chamblin, now 3-0-0, of Lafayette, Louisiana, stopped pro debuter Sandi Mitchell. in the first round by TKO. Also, Tiffany Ibanez wasted little time with Jessie Banks, pro debut, when she stopped Banks by TKO in the second round.

  Tonight: Caples Steps in to fight Moreno!
November 27, 2004

 Tonight at the RIOT AT THE HYATT in Monterey, California,  Yvonne Caples will be fighting Carina Moreno. Caples stepped in with a late notice to fight Moreno! WBAN's Photographer Jesus Sanchez will be covering the event ringside!

  Pardo Out..Jaramillo In!
November 25, 2004

(NOV 25) According to WIBA’s Ryan Wissow, Darys Pardo who was originally going to fight Sumya Anani on December 3, 2004, in Kansas City, Missouri, could not  fight, due to visa problems.  Anani’s new opponent will be New Mexico’s Stephanie Jaramillo.  Anani will be defending her WIBA World title in the co-main of this upcoming event. (Inset photo: Anani)

 

Women's Boxing Taiwan International!
November 24, 2004

(NOV 24) On November 25-28, 2004, in Hualien, Eastern Taiwan, there will be almost 100 women from 16 countries participating in the Women’s Boxing Taiwan International.  According to news sources, Taiwan has won the right to host the third Asian Women's Boxing Championship in 2005.

  Another Matchup that Makes you just want to "scratch" your head…
By Sue TL Fox

(NOV 23) Well, this last Friday, there was another "Matchup"  that almost fell short of the radar screen when Mary Elizabeth Ortega, a boxer with an extensive boxing background, with a 26-2-1 (5KO) record, fought a four-rounder against a boxer who had just one win under her belt, along with five losses.  Full Story

  Follmar to fight Alcanter
November 23, 2004

(NOV 23) Tonight at the Pepsi Coliseum, Indiana State Fairgrounds, in the co-main event,  Kristy 'Rose' Follmar, 127, the current NABC lightweight champion will be fighting Franchesca Alcanter, 129,  of Kansas City, Kansas. The two will be fighting for a belt in an eight-rounder. r a belt in an eight-rounder.

  Chavez Out Points Ortiz For IFBA Title
November 21, 2004

(NOV 21) Last night at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio, Colorado, New Mexico's Jackie Chavez won a una. decision over Jayla Ortiz to become the newest IFBA World Champion.

  Match Smells Worse than a Dirty Old Shoe
By Sue TL Fox
November 20, 2004

(NOV 20) It should be safe to say that we all know that Donna Biggers can defeat Nicole Perkins.  She has now stopped Perkins THREE TIMES in the FIRST round in the three bouts they have had together in the last few months.ISN”T it NOW time to move on to other victims...ah, Boxers?   Full Story

  Ro Wins by TKO
by Dee Williams
Nov
ember 20, 2004

(NOV 20) On Friday, November 19 at the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit, Michigan, Kara Ro (132 lbs) of Windsor, Ontario, Canada won by a fourth-round TKO over Renee Richardt Douglas (132 lbs) of Fenton, Missouri.  Douglas is now 11-4-1 (4 KOs) while Ro improves to 11-0 (7 KOs). 

 

Rubalcava remains undefeated
by Dee Williams
November 20, 2004

On Thursday Novermber 18 at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California, on a Golden Boy Promotions card Julie Rubalcava of Westminster, California won a six-round split (60-54,60-54,55-59) decision over Elizabeth Cervantes, originally from Mexico and now from Lakeside California. I'm told this was a bantamweight fight that was mostly fought at a distance and over-cautiously by both girls, provoking some boos and catcalls from the crowd. The third round was apparently the only one to contain significant action as Rubalcava opened up and scored with frequent hard left hooks to Cervantes's head. For most of the rest of the fight Cervantes was content to stay as far as possible from Rubalcava, who showboated but pursued her only in spurts, much to the crowd's displeasure. Rubalcava remains undefeated at 4-0 (1 KO), while Cervantes drops to 1-4.

  Shaffer back in Action!
November 20, 2004

(NOV 20) Melissa “HAYMAKER” Shaffer is back in action! Off the radar screen for eight months, she gives women’s boxing fans a heads up on where she has been, and what she’s been doing. To read more on Shaffer check out the one on one interview with this boxer. Also get an update on Kim "Fireball" Messer who is working with her! More

McConnell Stops Carlton in rematch!
November 19, 2004

(NOV 19) Last night in front of 3,358 boxing fans, at the HP Pavilion, in San Jose, California, Molly McConnell, stopped Tracy Carlton, in the third round by TKO. Exclusive Huge Photo gallery #226 by Jesus Sanchez who was ringside!

Davis on December 3rd
card in Atlanta!

Source: press release
November 19, 2004

(NOV 19) The main event features Atlanta's only undefeated heavyweight, Tom Nguyen, as he puts his 3-0 (1 KO) record on the line against Tennessee''s Lafarrell Bunteng who is 7-1 with all seven wins coming by way of knockout. More

  Tonight: Ro to fight Douglas
November 19, 2004

(NOV 19) Tonight in Detroit, Michigan, on a Showtime card - Renee Douglas, 11-3-1,  of St. Louis Missouri, will be facing Kara Ro, 10-0-0 (6KO), of Canada, in a six rounder on the undercard. Ro trains at Kronk's Gym in Detroit, Michigan. ©Photograph of Kara Ro by Donald Wambolt.

Messer set to take Shaffer to Seoul
November 18, 2004
 

(NOV 18) Former IFBA Flyweight Champion Kim Messer will return to South Korea on December 19th, only this time she will escorting Melissa Shaffer, who will meet Juhnee Kim for the vacant 108 pound IFBA title. Messer, the first women to win a women's world title in Korea, has been working with Shaffer for over a year to get ready for this opportunity.

  Press Release: “Bragging Rights” pro boxing show at Foxwoods
November 18, 2004

(NOV 18) PROVIDENCE, RI  – Two world championship matches headline “Bragging Rights,” promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Foxwoods Resort Casino and CN8, The Comcast Network Friday night...Full Story

 

Juarez - In Young title fight in Korea
By David A. Avila
Maxboxing.com
November 18, 2004

It was minutes before entering the arena in Seoul, Korea to fight for the world title when a handful of people entered Mariana Juarez’s locker room to give her a greeting. “No decision, you’re going to get knocked out,” said three different Koreans in English to a surprised Juarez. More

Kelsey Jeffries: Walking
the Talk

By Bernie McCoy
November 17, 2004

(NOV 17) The first thing to know about Kelsey Jeffries  is that she does not, ever, "walk the walk and talk the talk." Unlike some of her ringmates in the sport of Women's boxing, Jeffries is content to let her actions in the ring speak for her and her actions speak volumes. It's just one more way that Kelsey Jeffries is unique in a unique sport, she's one of the few fighters who "walks the talk."  Full Story

  Press Release: WIBC Sanctions Brown-George Title Match!
November 17,  2004

(NOV 17) ATLANTADon “Moose” Lewis, Chairman of the Women’s International Boxing Council, a professional boxing sanctioning body now based in Atlanta, Georgia, proudly announces the sanctioning of the Leona Brown-Stephaney George ten (10) round fight for the WIBC World Bantamweight championship at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday, November 20, 2004.  Full Story

  Updates:  Added Boxing profiles to WBAN!
November 17, 2004

(NOV 17) Dee Williams has been very busy adding new boxer profiles to WBAN, and has also updated many of the profiles!  Some of the new bios are on the following: Diedre Hamaguchi, Iwona Guzowska, Maribel Zurita, Jelena Mrdjenovich, Cristy  Nickel, and Yumi Takano.!

  Lois Theobald added to Exclusive Matchup!
November 17, 2004

(NOV 17) WBAN has just added former amateur boxer, Lois Theobald, with a 1-0-0 (1KO) pro record, to Exclusive Matchup!  Theobald fights at about 135-145 lbs, and is looking for fights!  To read more on Theobald and other new boxers, and high profile boxers, go here!

  Be On The Lookout!
November 16, 2004

(NOV 16) The American Health & Fitness (AHF) magazine hits the stands, and has featured Mia "The Knockout" St. John in a two-page article. St. John talks about  everything from her favorite fights to the dark side of boxing, being with the biggest promoters and the need for great attorneys!

  Acuna to challenge Anyos
By Ewan Whyte
November 15, 2004

(NOV 15) At a press conference in Caseros earlier this month, WIBF super bantamweight champion Marcela Acuña, who is now based in Tres de Febrero in the province of Buenos Aires and training at the Juan Carlos Lectoure gym with the likes of Raúl "Pepe" Balbi, Walter Damián "Bazooka" Díaz and Marcos Silvano "El Renegado" Díaz, announced that she expects to be challenging Sharon Anyos for her WIBF featherweight championship on the 10th December in Southport (Queensland, Australia.Full Story

 

Latest News on Ana Maria Torres
By Ewan Whyte
November 14, 2004

(NOV 14) Ana María Torres of Mexico (10-1-1 with 7 KOs), whose fight last October for the WIBF world bantamweight title held by Anita Christensen fell through when the Dane cancelled at the last minute, is preparing to dispute the vacant WIBA bantamweight title with Ada Vélez somewhere in the US in March, according to her...Full Story

Weigh-in in Korea: Juarez and Lee
November 13, 2004
 

(NOV 13) It was a packed house for Saturday's weigh-in for tomorrow's (Nov 14) nationally televised showdown between Mexico's Mariana Juárez and Korea'sIn-Young Lee. Both fighters tipped the scales at 113 1/2 for there 115 pound Jr. Bantamweight Championship contest which will be the main event on an all male card. More Photos and info on www.ifba.com!

 

Rakoczy is back!
November 13, 2004

(NOV 13) WBAN received an update from Jessica Rakoczy's promoter/adviser, Christian Printup, and he told WBAN, "We're excited to announce that reigning Lightweight World Champion Jessica "Ragin" Rakoczy is cleared to get back into the ring following her September ankle surgery. Jessica will fight an 8 round non-title fight on December 16th here at The Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore CA. Jessica is feeling great and looking forward to getting back into the ring. Her opponent should be finalized soon. Thanks to WBAN and the many get well messages Jessica received during her recovery."

  Wallberg and Matheus Win by decision!
Source: Torben L.
November 12, 2004

(NOV 12)  Tonight at Brøndby Hallen in Copenhagen, Frida Wallberg's original opponent, Ilona Papp, had to call off the fight, and was substituted with Stoyanka Krasteva of Bulgaria (1-1). Wallberg won the six round fight easily, with the scores 60-52, 60-52, 60-50. Krasteva took an eight count in the second and the sixth rounds.  Full Story

  Tonight in Argentina 
November 12, 2004

(NOV 12) Two women's international title fights tonight at the Club Santa Rosa de Chajarí (Entre Rios, Argentina): Patricia "La Leona" Quirico of Buenos Aires will be fighting Yolis Marrugo Franco of Colombia for the vacant WIBA Super Featherweight title and two unbeaten fighters, Kara Ro of Canada and Neris Rincón of Colombia, will be disputing the WIBA Intercontinental Lightweight title. On the same bill: Carlos Javier El Cirujano Ojeda v Gilton Dos Santos and Ricardo Kojak Silva v José Herley Zúñiga Montaño.
 
  Davis to fight Egbunine
November 11, 2004

(NOV 11) On December 3, 2004, at Earthlink Live, in Atlanta, Georgia, on the “Atlanta’s Firday Night Fights”, local boxers Janaya Davis, of Atlanta, will be fighting Ijeoma Egbunine, Smiyma, Georgia,  on the undercard in a four-rounder at 168 lbs., on the undercard.  Egbunine comes from the amateurs and has a 5-0 record.  The main event is heavyweights Tom Nguyen (3-0, 1 KO, Atlanta) vs Lafarrell Bunteng (7-1, 7 KO's, Memphis, TN). To purchase tickets online Go Here

 

Cristy Nickel added to WBAN! 
November 11, 2004

(NOV 11) WBAN has just added new up and coming female boxer, Cristy "Code Red" Nickel of Southaven, Mississippi.  Nickel is a 5'8" junior middleweight, born on April 5, 1976 in Concord, California.  In the summer of 2002,  she competed in body building competitions all over Tennessee and Mississippi. She told WBAN Full Details

  Anyos added to Exclusive Matchup!
November 10, 2004

Anyos added to Exclusive Matchup! (NOV 10) WBAN has just added multi-world champion, Sharon "Wild Thing" Anyos, 7-3-0 (1KO), of Australia to the Exclusive Matchup segment!  Anyos is listed as a "Quick Call Opponent"  More on Matchup, go to WBAN member's area

  Juarez To fight in Korea
By David A. Avila
Maxboxing.com
November 9, 2004

(NOV 9) It’s the hunt for a world title that drives Mariana Juárez  across the Pacific Ocean.  The Mexican beauty vetoed a modeling career a few years back in favor of boxing’s rough stuff and is now flying to Seoul, Korea to fight for the IFBA junior bantamweight world title against Lee In-Young  (8-0) on Nov. 14.  Full Story

Mia Talks about the Laracuente fight!
Source: Mia St. John
November 9, 2004
NOV 9) WBAN received an open letter from Mia "The Knockout" St. John in regards to what happened with her December 3rd fight against Belinda Laracuente.   St. John wrote the following:  "After months of trying to find a promoter or casino to put on the fight between Belinda Laracuente and I....I finally found a promoter out of
Arizona willing ...Full Story

 
Garside to make pro debut...
November 9, 2004

(NOV 9)  On December 4, 2004, at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, on the "Battle XXXIV" boxing card, former amateur boxing champion Jeannine Garside of Windsor, Canada, will be fighting Heather Percival on the undercard in a four-rounder. Garside will be making her pro debut. Promoter of the event: Brian Halquist.

New photo/mpeg Galleries!
November 9, 2004
©All Copyrights of photos/Mpegs by J & P Photography
 

(NOV 9) Check out the newest HOT photo - Mpeg galleries, #222, #223, #224, and #225! There are mpegs and photos of the Mia St. John vs. Lana Alexander, and Valerie Mahfood vs. Yolanda Swindell bouts, including the weigh-in.  Member's login

  McConnell To fight at HP Pavillion
November 9, 2004

(NOV 9) On November 18, 2004, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Califiornia, Molly McConnell (2-0-0), from Portland, Ore., takes on Tracy Carlton (1-5-1) in a four-round welterweight bout. This will be a rematch for the two. McConnell beat Carlton of Compton, Calif. in her first professional bout with a four-round unanimous decision.

  New IWBF Website Alert! 
November 9, 2004

(NOV 9) Check out the new website for the IWBF. You can check out the latest news, official rules, contact info, ratings, etc.  The IWBF has chosen to adopt Dee Williams's Computerized Ratings for their Ratings format. For more information on the IWBF you can check out their site by going to www.boxingfederation.com.

Csabi Retains title
By Dee Williams/©JollyDee 
November 7, 2004
 

(NOV 7) On November 6, 2004 at City Sports Hall in Szentes, Hungary, Dr. Bettina Csabi  (5'6", 116½ lbs) of Jánoshalma, Hungary won a ten-round unanimous decision over Cathy Brown.  Fight Photo Gallery with huge digitals, Gallery #221.  Member's login

  Results Just In! Mahfood and St. John Win Their bouts
Source: J & P Photography
November 7, 2004

(NOV 7) Last night at the Pavilion at Coushatta, in Kinder, Louisiana,   Valerie Mahfood, 161.5, stopped Yolanda Swindell, 163 3/4; 37 seconds into the second round by TKO.  Also,  Mia St. John, 131.5 won a four-round una. decision over Lana Alexander, 137, in a rematch.  Scores: 40-36, 40-36, 40-34. Photos and mpegs will be posted soon.  Coverage by J & P Photography (Janis Guidry/Patricia Butuad).

  Schouten Draws with Ivanova
By Dee Williams
(Also, Jamie Johnson
who attended the event)
November 7, 2004

(NOV 7) On Saturday, November 6, 2004 at the Velodrome in Amsterdam, Holland, Esther Schouten  of Hoorn, Holland and Galina Koleva Ivanova of Bulgaria fought to a draw over 10 rounds for Schouten's WIBF Super Bantamweight Title.  Schouten is now 16-1-1 (7 KO's) while Ivanova is 5-4-2 (0 KO's). Final Scores: Esther-98-94 [Belgium judge]; Esther-95-97 [Dutch judge]; Esther-95-95 [Belgium judge] (Note: Jamie Johnson, a UK boxer was at the fight and will send in some on scene coverage)

  Fly from the U.S. to Trinidad-Then the fight is cancelled!
Source: Lori Steinhorst
November 6, 2004

(NOV 6) Stephanie Jaramillo of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was set to fight Giselle Salandy on November 6, 2004,  for the WIBF (Women’s International Boxing Federation” Junior welterweight belt, received a shock of her life, when shortly after the weigh-in, the fight was cancelled. Jaramillo and Salandy both made weight, and shortly thereafter the promoter pulled Jaramillo aside and told her that his biggest sponsor pulled out ...Full Story

  Cooper Wins easily over Stevens
November 6, 2004

(NOV 6) Cannot say that this was NOT predicted way before this match took place..Last night, Melinda Cooper took just 26 seconds of the first round, to stop Tracy Stevens in a mismatch at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  Fountain Stops Guzman!
source: Dee Williams
November 5, 2004

(NOV 5) Last night at the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas, Akondaye Fountain (161 kbs) of Houston TKO'd Trini Guzmán (169 lbs) of Houston at the end of the first round of a scheduled four-rounder. Fountain had knocked Guzmán down and Trini retired in her corner between rounds.   Fountain is now 3-0 (1 KO), while Guzmán falls to 1-3 (0 KO) with her second straight loss to Fountain.
Source: Dee Williams  
More on Latest Result

IFBA Vacates Three World Titles
November 5, 2004
 
 
(NOV 5) The IFBA announced today (November 5, 2004) that they have vacated the titles held by IFBA Welterweight Champion Sunshine Fettkether, Jr. Flyweight Champion Yvonne Caples, and Mini-Flyweight Champion Wendy Rodriguez for failure to defend. Source: IFBA
 
Weigh-in in Hungary!
©Photo by JollyDee
November 5, 2004
 

(NOV 5) Today in Szentes, Hungary, the weigh-in was held for tomorrow's fight between  the Dr. Bettina "Box-Princess" Csabi, (21-0-0; 10KO's), who defending her WIBF-GBU Bantamweight Title, and Cathy Brown, (10-5-0; 4KO's) from Peckham, England.  Csabi weighed 116.5, and Brown, 116 3/4.

Tonight: Cooper to fight Stevens
©Photos by Mary Ann Owen
November 5, 2004
 
(NOV 5) LAS VEGAS, NV-Tonight at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Melinda Cooper, 115.5, will be fighting Tracy Stevens, 118.   Promoter of the event: JBC Boxing out of South Africa.The card called “Pugilism at the Plaza” will headline the main event with James McGirt Jr. 5-0 (2KO’s) of Vero Beach, Florida who is the son of the great former Boxing Champion & Current trainer Buddy McGirt.  The card also highlights a lot of former Champions in Lonnie Bradley the former WBO World Champion, Current Champions of the WBA Federcentro Mauricio Martinez from Panama who...full Story
 
Posted: November
2004 - Dee Williams Rankings!
November 4, 2004
 

(NOV 4) WBAN has just posted the latest Dee Williams's computerized rankings.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here

New Photo Galleries added!
November 4, 2004
 

(NOV 4) WBAN has just added the latest Hot photo galleries of the weigh-in of the Mary Jo Sanders vs. Rita Turissi, and the fight photo gallery of this bout.  There are over 90+ huge digital photos!  Gallery #219 & 220, Member's area login

  Gaines to fight in Utah!
November 4, 2004

(NOV 4) This Saturday, on November 6th, Sharon Gaines, 4-1-0 (0KO), of Kansas City of Missouri, will be fighting Betty Stephens, 2-1-0 (0KO), of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The fight will be four-rounds at 123 lbs. WBAN has also just updated Sharon Gaines bio. To check it out, go here!

  Guzman to fight rematch with Fountain
November 3, 2004

(NOV 3) Tomorrow night on November 4th, at the SBC Center, in San Antonio, Texas, Trini "La Travisa " Guzman, 1-2-0 (0KO), of San Antonio, Texas,  will be fighting Akondayne Fountain, 2-0-0 (0KO), of Houston, Texas, in a rematch.  In their first fight, Fountain defeated Guzman in a four-round decision.

  Latest Update
By Sue TL Fox
November 3, 2004

(NOV 3) I would like to give an update to many of you who have been following what has been going on behind the scenes with me in regards to my brother, Jim.  To get some of you up to speed on what has been going on....my brother, Jim,  appeared to be getting better after nearly dying about five weeks ago...More

  López denies Ríos for the fourth time
By Ewan Whyte
November 1, 2004

(NOV 1) It may not have been as crushing as their second encounter, when López dropped her in the third and fourth with hard shots to the face and liver before stopping her in the seventh, or even as decisive as their first, where all three judges had the Tlaxacalan ahead, but in the end it was the same result: over ten hard-fought rounds, Delia “la Japonesa” López ultimately had too much for arch rival Gloria ‘Dinamita’ Ríos of Mexico City in their Mexican junior flyweight title match in the Plaza de Toros ‘El Relicario’ in Pueblo on Friday,  October 29,  judge Ortiz seeing her ahead by a wide margin (99-94), judge Cervantes only narrowly (96-95) and judge Cuevas scoring the bout evenly (95-95). Full Story

  Saccurato Wins over Harris!
November 1, 2004

(NOV 1) On Saturday, October 30th, at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, New York, In an exciting six-rounder, Ann Marie Saccurato, of Thornwood, New York, now 7-0-1 (3KO),  won a unanimous decision over Cimberly Harris, of Tampa, Florida, now 2-3-0 (0KO).  Final scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55.

  Terry Cruz: Ready for Title Fight, Not Dog Fight!
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November 1, 2004

(NOV 1) Terri 'Lil Loca' Cruz was set to fight for her first world title next month against Jayla Ortiz. Seven years of hard work culminating with this fight. She was training hard and she's ready for this title fight. Unfortunately she wasn't ready for the dog fight she got into.  On Tuesday afternoon she was out doing her roadwork near the Thornton rec center when a dog, a Labrador mix, jumped the fence and charged Cruz. She tried to get away but the dog locked onto her ankle and wouldn't let go.  Full Story

 
     

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