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DECEMBER 2001

 
  December 27, 2001 - Irvine Marriott, Irvine, California
Rita Valentini won her pro debut when she stopped Kim Reed :27 in the second round. Fight report by WBAN's Inside report:  Roy Englebrecht Promotions put on the final class act card of 2001 in Southern California. The " Battle in the Ballroom" drew an almost sold out crowd. There were five fights on the card with the women as the third bout.  Kim Reed, 37 years old, with a record of 1-4 weighed in at 124 lbs. and Rita Valentini, 31 weighed in at 122 1/2.  Prior to the fight Rita expressed that she was ready and felt, "good, relaxed and anxious". She also explained that she was usually a bantamweight, as she weighed-in fully clothed. Her trainer, Jesse Mercado, said that he wanted to train this Canadian-born fighter, because ,"he saw her intensity". A number of things were weighing on Ms. Reed's mind. Reed's trainer, Sean Carrigan, was not present for this fight. Instead, Reed had Cassius Green (cutman) and Dr. George Del Junco in her corner. The commission also had suspended Kim's boxing license prior to this fight for eight months, and this fight was to determine the future of her boxing career.   Valentini, in all black, was all business as she approached the ring. The crowd, upon hearing the records of the women, immediately favored Valentini. Round 1, proved that the vehement look that showed on Rita's face was no show. As the bell rang, Valentini attacked Reed with a barrage of straight punches to the head. Reed was knocked back several times, putting her head down, but did stay up. Valentini definitely threw punches that landed solidly and cleanly and exhibited more than effective aggressiveness. She didn't have much opportunity to avoid blows, because there was never more than one or two punches at a time thrown by Reed. Round 2 was much of the same, with Reed coming out with slow ineffective punches. Reed has a big heart, but could not stand up against the consistent punching of Valentini. Twenty-seven seconds into round 2, after having 1 standing eight count, the referee stopped the match.  Reed's record to 1-5, and Valentini has her first professional win by way of knockout.  Valentini comes from the amateurs and has a 4-1 record, and is now 1-0-0 (1KO) as a pro.

December 26, 2001, Georgetown, Guyana
Ria Ramnarine, 110, won an eight-round split decision in a flyweight division over Shondell Thomas, 112. The fight was promoted by the Guyana Boxing Board. Ria dominated the fight landing clean one-two's and uppercuts to her more aggressive opponent, who was intent on landing a big right hand. Ria's movement around the ring helped her frustrate her opponent. Also, Featherweight Shondell Alfred of of Georgetown TKO1 Adanna Francis of Trinidad at 0:54. Another women's match that ended in a win by disqualification was between Melissa Charles of Trinidad who won over Gwendolyn O'Neil of Guyana by a disqualification. 

December 26, 2001 - Perego, Italy
Flyweight Sonja De Biase of Italy TKO2 over Martina Keretic of Hungary in a scheduled six-rounder (110 lb).  Biase improved her record to 5-1-0 (3KO).

December 22, 2001 - Lancaster Host Resort, n Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Sandy Bowman  won a four-round unanimous decision over Nancy Warren.

December 22, 2001 in Moscow, Russia
Anastassia Touktalova of Russia won a six-round decision over Irina Kozheeva. Touktalova improved her record to 8-5-0 (1KO). 

December 21, 2001 - Pechanga Entertainment Center, in Temecula, California 
Olga Vlasova, 135,  5’8", 25, TKO’d Janae Romero, 135, 5’6", :43 seconds of the 2nd round! The fight was scheduled for four rounds. In the first round, both fighters stayed in center ring and exchanged a flurry of combinations. Vlasova moved smoothly side to side, and was landing the cleaner shots. Neither boxer backed off from each other and continued to throw punches. Toward the end of round one, the crowd began to chant, "Olga, Olga, Olga." In the second round, and into the first minute of that round, Vlasova hit Romero with a clean and hard overhand right that left Romero's left eye with a large lump and black eye. Her husband, who is also part of her team and working her corner through in a towel to have the fight stopped. Romero returned to her corner, and asked him if the round was over, and if the fight had been stopped. Vlasova improved her record to 3-0-0 (2KO) and remains undefeated.

December 21, 2001, Church Hall of the Moronite Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Leanna Owens
won a four-round unanimous decision over Bonnie Wherry. Owen was making her pro debut. Final Scoring was 39-38, 39-37, 39-37.  Wherry fell to 2-2-0 (1KO). 

December 19, 2001 - Feather Falls Casino, in Oroville, California
Eliza Olson, 146,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Reyna Soriano in a scheduled four-rounder. Olson improved her record to 5-1-0 (2KO).and Soriano fell to 1-1-0 (1KO).

December 17, 2001- Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Bantamweight Vianney Casas TKO4 over Berenice Chavez. Casa improved her record to 2-0-1 (2KO), and Chavez fell to 1-6-1 (0KO).

December 16, 2001-"Arena Teófilo Panamá Al Brown" in the Colon City, Panamá
Ana Pascal
from Panama won by TKO at 1:31 of the fifth round over the colombian challenger, and previously undefeated, Darys Pardo. The referee stopped the bout because a serious cut over the Pardos' left eyebrow. Pascal retained her WIBA World title at 140 Lbs. Pascal had won her belt on May 19 by decision in ten rounds over Liliana Palmera from Colombia.  This bout was in the and it had good press coverage, in Panama and Colombia.  A special thanks to "The Columbian Friend" for the fight report).

December 15, 2001- Amateurs in Mexico
la Majestuosa Arena México.
Gran Final del LVII Torneo de Guantes. Ericka Chavarria defeated Lorena Roque, 5-0. Roque visited the canvas in second round;  strawweights Graciela Ledezma defeated Anabel Ortiz 5-0; Also, Rosalba Fuentes defeated Margarita Galindo by 5-0 in the lightweight division. 

December 15, 2001 -Dinslaken, Germany 
Nadja Loritz of Germany TKO1 over Elena Perijoc of Hungary in a Junior flyweight bout. Loritz improved her record to 7-0-2 (5KO),  and Perijoc's boxing record is unknown at this time. 

December 15, 2001 - Bristol, U.K.
Jane Couch, UK, TKO3 over Tzanka Kurova from Bulgaria. Couch improved her record to 16-3-0 (7KO), and Kurova fell to 1-2-0 (0KO). 

December 14, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia's and hometown of Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, 169, stopped Suzy Taylor, 178, of Las Vegas, in the fourth round in a scheduled 10-round bout, for the vacant WIBA 175-lb world title. News sources reported that Frazier outboxed Taylor and that she looked very good, and gave Taylor more than she could handle. One boxing fan wrote into WBAN, and said, "Frazier looked much younger than Taylor and in better shape—although I know she is older." He went on to say, "Taylor seems to be going backwards. She may have reached her peak a couple of years ago." Apparently Taylor twisted her ankle and they stopped the fight. Frazier said to one local news source before the fight, "I am honored, humbled and privileged to fight for the championship in my hometown of Philadelphia."  Taylor, who had weighed nine pounds over the weight requirement was ruled to be ineligible for the title if she had won.  Frazier is the new light-heavyweight WIBA World champion.  Frazier improved her record to 8-1-0 (8KO),  and Taylor dropped to 10-6-1.

December 14, 2001, Sky City Casino, 
Jackie Chavez won a majority decision over Nicole Gallegos. Chavez improved her record to 2-0-0 (1KO).  and Gallegos fell to 0-2-1.  

December 14, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
BUDAPEST (DEC 15) Last night, as predicted by WBAN's Spain Correspondent, Fernando Rojo, Silvia Leon, (63,90kg) was apparently no match for WIBF World Jr. Welterweight World champion Agnieszka Rylik, (64,00kg).  According to boxing record sources, Leon has a reported 1-0 record and has not fought in over a year.  The fight between Rylik and Leon was scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight division, but it lasted only four.  According to the Polish Boxing Promotion, they reported the following:  In the first round,  Rylik went right into an attack, backing up Leon into the ropes, scoring with combinations, that lead Leon  to circle around around with her hands in a guarded position to ward off the barrage of punches from Rylik.  In the second round, Rylik was basically picking Leon apart with getting nailed with clean shots that tested her chin, and that Leon was showing little boxing skill.   In the third round,  Rylik was "winging in hooks" while her Leon was "having to hang on for dear life."  Leon was grabbing Rylik several times,  just to avoid being knocked out.  According to this source Leon appeared to have a broken nose, which lead her corner to stop the fight after the third round.  In the second's women's bout, a scheduled four-rounder super-bantamweight bout, Bettina Csabi,  53,30kg, of Hungary defeated Cristina Gutierrez, 53,40kg of Spain by a decision. 

December 14, 2001 - Gatton, Queensland, Australia  
Nicola Cubillo
won a three-round decision over Leona Nicholls in a featherweight division. May be an amateur bout.

December 14, 2001 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Francesca Alcanter of Kansas City TKO2 over Patricia Litton in a lightweight bout.  Alcanter improved her record to 7-3-0 (5KO).

December 14, 2001 Atlantic City, New Jersey
Yolanda Gonzalez of  Newark, New Jersey, staying busy this month in boxing when she just fought Riley in a scheduled four-rounder, won a four-round unanimous decision over Gracie Joe Roca.  Gonzalez improved her record to 7-3-0 (3KO), and Roca fell to 0-2-1.

December 13, 2001 - Equinox Nightclub in London’s West End
Cathy Brown TKO4 Ilina Boneva who has dropped to 0-4-0.

December 10, 2001 - Finland
Sanna Rauta won a four-round decision over Anna Rodge from Latvia. (Sanna Rauta has been married and boxes under the name Sanna Naselius-Rauta.) 

December 9, 2001 – Grand Strand at the Crown Reef Resort, North Carolina
(Dec. 10) Last night at the Grand Strand at the Crown Reef Resort, Cheryl Nance TKO1 1:15 Michelle Ewing. Ewing took two standing eight counts before the fight was stopped. Nance improved her record to 6-6-0 (6KO). and Ewing fell to a winless 0-2-0. 

December 8, 2001 - Wisconsin Rapids amateur show
Sienna Bahlmann avenged her one loss, incurred Dec. 1 when she made her amateur boxing debut in Oshkosh, by defeating Cassie Weigal a week later in their 147-pound bout in Wisconsin Rapids.  Sienna, 17, started boxing in late September and boxed in Oshkosh a couple of months later losing to Cherise McFarlane of Madison Boxing Club. McFarlane went to 1-1. Bahlmann is attracted to boxing, her coach, Ken Hilgers said, and took the bout against Weigal despite his warning that Weigal's three-match experience stacked the odds of winning against Bahlmann. Bahlmann used her good conditioning in the match and defeated her opponent in what was described as a hard fought bout although lacking a bit in technique.

December 7, 2001 - Foxwoods Casino - Ledyard, Connecticut
Liz Mueller
won a 10-round IWBF 135-lb World title when she defeated Jamie Clampitt in a unanimous decision.  The was a rematch for the two.  The final scoring by the judges was 97-93, 98-92, and 98-92.   Mueller improved her record to 8-2-0 (2KO), and Clampitt dropped to 6-2-0 (1KO).

December 7, 2001 - Detroit, MI
Kathy Drotos, TKO2 1:38 Stacy Trimble of Richmond, KY.  

December 7, 2001, Kansas City, Missouri
Cathy Freeman, 120, TKO3 Tammy McGuire, 120. Promoter of the event was Doug Freeman.

December 7, 2001 - Indio, California - Televised on ESPN2
At the Fantasy Springs Casino, Bridgett Riley, 28, 115 lbs., won
by a technical unanimous decision against Yolanda Gonzalez, 37, 113 lbs., after the fight was stopped :29 in the fifth after an accidental headbutt. Riley received a gash in the hairline of her head. The fight was televised on ESPN2, and a scheduled eight-rounder. Riley improved her record to 11-2-0 (2KO).

December 6, 2001 Leemore, California Middleweights Dakota Stone, from Washington state, had a four-round draw with Erin Toughill in a toe-to-toe match.

December 6, 2001 - Adams Mark Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
Gina Greenwald
TKO'd, 1:27 seconds over Jennifer Kennedy of St. Louis, who was making her pro debut. 

December 2, 2001 - Inaugural AIBA Women's World Championships  Indian M Chungneijang Marykom lost to Hulya Sahin of Turkey in the final of the 48 kgs light-flyweight category at the inaugural AIBA Women's World championships, which ended on Sunday in Scranton, Pennsylvania, US.  The Manipur girl created history when she became first Indian to reach the final, after defeating Jamei Behl of Canada 21-9 in the semi-final on Friday. In the preliminaries on Wednesday, she forced her opponent Nadya Hokmi of Poland out in the third round. Marykom was a gold medallist at the first Asian women's championships in Bongkok in August. The Russians, with four champions, finished first with 33 points, while Hungary and Canada tied for the second place with 20 points. Only three countries took home more medals than the United States team -- Canada nine, Russia eight and Hungary five. All five Hungarian medalists left Scranton with gold or silver medals.  Sweden joined the U.S. with four medalists. Although the Russians were second to the United States in total medals won, they won four of their six bouts in the finals and had the most World champions. They were Elena Sabitova (45 kgs ), Elena Karpetcheva (54 kgs), Olga Domouladzhanova (81 kgs) and Irina Sinteskaya (67kgs). Sweden, with Frida Walberg (63.5 kgs) and Anna Laurell (75 kgs), was the only other country to win more than one gold medal. Turkey's Hulya Sahin (48 kgs) and China Zhang Maomao (57 kgs) rounded off the list of World champions. India had eight boxers at the event but all the others bowed out in the preliminaries.
Other Indian results: 67 kgs: Jenny Lairemliani lost to Natalie Brown (Jamaica) - RSC-263.5 kgs: Jyoti Sharma lost to Terez Szabo (Hungary) - RSC-3.81 kg: K. Lekha lost to Tanya Fowler (Canada) - 23-21, 45 kg: Lai Renthlei lost to Camelia Negrea (Romania) - 13-2, 57 kg: Laishram Devi lost to Alexandra Matheus (Denmark) - 16-8, 60 kg: Seema Devi lost to Eva Wahlstrom (Finland) - 14-1.

December 1, 2001 - Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegan Dawn Reynolds pulled off her second win as a professional, when she defeated Annie Middleton that has yet to yield her a win as a pro boxer. In the first round, both boxers were feeling each other out. Reynolds lost her mouth piece during this four-rounder; there were no knockdowns, and the scorecards were all unanimous for Dawn Reynolds. 37-39, 37-39, 36-40. Reynolds now 2-0-0 (0KO), and Middleton dropped to 0-2-0.

December 1, 2001, Toowoomba, Australia
Kelly Pearce, 176, defeated Kristy Mott, 172, in three rounds. 

December 1, 2001, Kankaanpaa, Finland
Anna Rodke, won a four-round decision over Lea Houtsonen. 

 
     
     
     

 

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