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Jolene Blackshear Interview
Febuary 11, 2000

     
   
   
   
   

On February 11, 2000 in Kenner, Louisiana, in one of the most eagerly awaited battles in women's boxing at that time, challenger Margaret Sidoroff (108 lbs) of Windsor, Ontario, Canada won a hard-fought ten-round unanimous (98-92, 98-92, 97-93) decision over IFBA Flyweight champion Jolene Blackshear (111 lbs) of Rohnert Park, California.


Jolene (at right) lands to a ducking Sidoroff
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Blackshear had been out of the ring for 17 months but she showed no ring rust as she won the first two rounds with her hard-charging aggressive style and tagged Sidoroff repeatedly. Margaret improved the timing of her counter lefts in the third, and the fight turned around in the middle rounds. Sidoroff showed great head movement and superb reflexes to slip Blackshear's punches while landing her own busy and effective combinations. As Blackshear fell behind on points, she escalated the pressure and the final round was a war with both fighters taking and dishing out significant punishment. Sidoroff rose to the challenge and was backing Blackshear up as they went toe to toe to end an exciting, skilled and heart-filled bout.


Jolene battling Sidoroff toe to toe
Copyrighted photo by Sue TL Fox

Jolene wrote to me about the fight when she got home ...

Dee,

I'd like to thank everyone who shared this splendid moment with Margaret and me. I had more fun before, during and after this fight than any before. Margaret was the perfect opponent and a delight to work with. I felt we both stepped up, did our jobs, and truly enjoyed ourselves.

In the big picture, a loss is of little importance, especially when you come out of it with victories that last a lifetime. I was blessed to learn countless life lessons, and they keep manifesting themselves with each new day. I couldn't be happier. This experience was remarkable and shifted my life towards a brighter light.

My wish was to open up and share myself with all of you. This fight was my gift to the world, and all I had to offer was myself. I have a new found inspiration and the fire is burning stronger than ever. Thank you all for being there for Margaret and me. I am grateful to be able to give something back to a world that has been so understanding and accepting of me. I'm looking forward to stepping into that ring very soon.

Truly,

Jolene

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