|Smashin Smo (Sandra)
Ortiz was born June 21,1975 in Topeka, Kansas. In the past years, Smo
cheered co-ed at the University of Kansas then danced for an Arena
Football team. She competed in a Fitness Contest, a Power lifting
Contest, and a Sport aerobic contest. She's worked as an Aerobic
Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Gymnastics Coach, High School
Cheerleading Coach and a Dance Sponsor.
In the summer of 2004, she needed a new challenge---Professional Boxing.
Both Smo and Katie Shadwell had their pro debut on September 11, 2004,
at the Kansas Expocenter in Topeka, Kansas. The first round could of
went either way. Shadwell throwing lots of straight punches while Smo
landed clean hard shots. The fight ended at 1:38 in the
second round by TKO for Smo.
On January 21, 2005 at the Kansas
Expocenter in Topeka, Kansas Smo (105) controlled the fight with power
and speed to overwhelm Hollenbeck(109) in :25 seconds of the second
Brenda Ledford made her pro-debut against Smo (103) on May 7, 2005 at
the Kansas Expocenter. Overnight, Ledford had to lose five pounds and
Smo had to gain 10 pounds for this fight to happen. The next day Ledford
(118) lost by TKO in 2:00 of the third round.
Boxing was just a past time until Smo (3-0) had the opportunity to fight
Stephanie Dobbs (15-17-2) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
On May 19, 2005, Smo (101) lost a very close decision to the busier
Dobbs (104). Judge: Bill Marshall 47-48 Judge: Gerald
Ritter 47-48 Judge: David Sutherland 45-50.
On July 11, 2005, Smo had a four-round draw against Dawn Ramey (112) at
Whiskey Tango's in Grain valley, Missouri.
On September 10, 2005, Jennifer Tizisiky (102) made her pro debut
against Smo (101) at Terrible's Casino in St. Joseph Missouri. Smo won
by TKO in the :47 seconds of the round two. Smo moved to 4-1-1.
On November 2, 2005 as the crowd booed, Smo (105) lost by split decision
to Ramey (110). Judges scores Brett Miller 37-38 Judge: Fred Fensom
40-37 Judge: Jerry Griffin 37-38. "By the video tape and the
photos, I agree with crowd not the judges," responded Smo. "I'll get her
With a week a notice, on November 19, 2005, Smo (102) lost by her first
stoppage to Carina Moreno (105) at the Monterey Conference Center in
Monterey, California. Moreno (7-0) was ranked #1 Flyweight at the time.
February 2, 2006 at Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Missouri, Smo moved
her record to 5-3-1. According to Kansas City Boxing News.com, "This
fight can be summed up pretty easy. Hill (104) was thin and lacked power
and Ortiz (104) was able to take whatever punches and continue to push
forward. A bloody nose for Hill was visible result of the punishment
Ortiz was able to unleash. " All three judges Fred Fensom Jerry Griffin
and Brett Miller scored 40-36.
March 4, 2006 at the Kansas Expocenter in Topeka, Kansas, Smo (103) won
a five round unanimous decision against Savannah Hill (101) who wanted a
rematch. Smo moved to 6-3-1.
Weigh-in: Goodson vs. Ortiz
On April 5, 2006, at the
Ameristar Casino, in Kansas City, Missouri,
Ortiz, 104, of Topeka, Kansas, won by a six-round majority decision
over Sarah "The Thrilla from
Manila" Goodson, 105. One judge called the fight a draw, and the
two others, had it for Ortiz. Final judges scores, 57-57, and
59-56, and 59-56.
On July 2, 2007, in Temecula,
California, Melissa Shaffer, 100, won a six-round unanimous
decision over Ortiz, 99½ lbs.