AND DORA WEBBER, were the only set of twins to enter the sport of professional
boxing. Cora Webber, the eldest of the twins began boxing in 1979, while still in
her teens. Dora began boxing five years later, and quickly became very noted
for her skills and abilities. Cora and Dora did share one thing in
common. Early on in their careers they both had a chance to fight
Tony Rodriguez, aka Toni Lear. Cora fought Rodriquez in Ogden, Utah.
won by an unanimous decision and earned $100 for her efforts.
Dora was set to fight Rodriguez at a later date, apparently Rodriguez thought that Cora
was pulling some kind of scam, and Dora ended up having to product enough proof that she
was actually Cora's twin, before the fight could go on. Needless to say, Dora
knocked Rodriguez out.
After Cora's first bout with Rodriguez, she was non-stop, winning
fight after fight, and even winning the California State Title at one
When Cora and Dora had trained in boxing in the earlier
years where there were no female sparring partners to box against, she was able to spar
with one-time World Welterweight Champion Carlos Palomino, Hector Gomez and other noted
Some of the highlights of Cora's career was when she
defeated Lady Tyger Trimiar on two occasions. Cora also
fought Bonnie Canino, who she lost to on a split decision. In 1984, she was World
ranked #1 in the Lightweight Division, and she is currently one of the top ranked fighters
Some of Dora's highlights of her career is
fighting against Lucia Rijker, where she lost by a decision, but is one of only a few that
have lasted the whole match with such a tough fighter as Rijker. Dora is one of the true pioneers of professional female
On April 3, 1998 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 19-yr-old
lightweight Belinda Laracuente
TKO'd Sharon Tiller in the first round. Laracuente's only loss was with Cora
Webber at the time. Laracuente has since lost to other boxers.
On February 15, 1998, Dora Webber, 39 years old at the time,
145, Patterson, New Jersey, lost a controversial split 10-round decision
to Gina Guidi,
San Leandro, California, 150. The two were fighting for the IFBA junior middleweight
title. Scoring: Sue TL Fox
viewed the fight on tape, and felt that the fight should have gone to Webber.
On January 10, 1998, at the Tropicana in Atlantic City: IFBA
Welterweight champion Russia's Zulfia Koutdoussova, 132, scored a
10-round unanimous decision over Cora Webber, 128, for the IWBF Lightweight title.
WBAN has some past footage of Cora Webber
fighting a 15-round bout against Laura Holt---what a fight! The fight was
non-stop and very impressive.