2002 - In Albertville, France
Nancy Angie Joseph, 117, from France
won by unanimous decision match against the French fighter Valerie
Rangeard, 118, in an eight-rounder. Nancy is now 7-0-0.
Rangeard is 0-8-0.
November 30, 2002
- at the "Riot at the Hyatt" in Monterey, California
Mikee Stafford, 136,d won a four-round unanimous decision
over Nicole Beard, 134. There were no knockdowns in the
scheduled four-rounder. Final scoring was 40-36, 39-37, 39-37. Photo
by Rick Horner.
November 30, 2002 - in
Puerto Colombia, a town at the Colombian North Coast
Ana Pascal, 139, from Panama won by unanimous decision in a
rematch against the local fighter Darys Pardo,
138, in an eight-rounder. This fight was the main event
and was shown live on television by the local channel
TeleBarranquilla. The fight had great national coverage and
curiously two days before it, two important T.V. programs had
interviews with both fighters by using its full time (half hour) on
colombian national T.V. at the same time by the two most important
national Television channels Caracol and RCN.
November 29, 2002 - Grosseto,
Maria Rosa Tabbuso won a 10-round decision by
points over Viktoria Milo for the vacant European Super
November 23, 2002 - Wild
Wings Club, Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Melissa Shaffer won a four-round unanimous decision over Nikki
Verbeck. Also, featherweights Joy Irvin, 125, TKO1 Kendra Davis,
22, 2002 - Savannah, Georgia
At the Savannah Civic Center, Chevelle Hallback, IBA World
Champion, has had another inferior, inept boxing match with
now, Willicia Moorehead who fights out of Wisconsin.
Hallback KO'd Moorehead in the first round (big surprise?
not...) And WBAN will comment again, as it did with Hallback's
last MISMATCH against Vanessa Pine…BIG Disappointment with a boxer
as talented as Hallback, who has now had two mismatches in a
row. Moorehead is now 2-10.
November 22, 2002
-Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
Jessica Rakoczy, 135, stopped Cheryl
Nance, 135, :51 seconds of the fourth round
in a scheduled six-round Lightweight bout.
November 22, 2002 - Palacio
De Los Deportes,
Silvia León defeated Yelena
Pustavoi by KO in the first round.
November 22, 2002 -Guam University
Field House, in Agana, Guam
Anissa Zamarron of Austin, Texas, became the new WIBA
Intercontinental Light-Flyweight champion after she stopped Yvonne
Caples in the fifth round. It was reported that Caples
received a cut in the fifth round.
November 21, 2002 – Argosy
Atrium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Featherweights Trisha Hill stopped (TKO3) Isabel Manyseng in
the third round.
November 21, 2002 - Days Inn,
Lisa "Too Fierce" Foster won a four-round unanimous
decision over Shakurah Witherspoon.
November 21, 2002 - Radission
Hotel - Houston, Texas
Gracie Olivarez, Houston, Texas won a four-round unanimous
decision over Carol Harris, San Antonio, Texas, in a junior
bantamweight division. Olivarez moved her record to 3-1-1
(1KO), and Harris is 0-2-0.
November 20, 2002 - Kansas City,
"Chikita" Gonzalez fought hometowner' Mary
fight was to be a 10-rounder for the WIBA America's Continental
belt. The weight was set to be 115 lbs---Ortega came in at 118
lbs., and then 117 lbs and did not make weight. Ortega won by a
unanimous decision. Team
Gonzalez's Statement about this fight
November 19, 2002 Dodge Theatre in Phoenix,
Arizona (Report by Dale Hausner)
Elena "Baby Doll"
Reid remained in the title hunt with a six-round unanimous
decision over Lakeysha 'The Total Package' Williams. For six
rounds, the warriors traded hard shots and had the crowd on it's feet for
most of the fight. Elena used slick head movement and side to side
movement to frustrate Williams. Reid weighed in at 117 and Williams was
119 pounds. The scores were 60-54 and 58-56 twice. Reid is now 12-1-2 (4)
KO's and Williams is 6-4-1 (1) KO. Elena is rated # 1 in the world at
Bantamweight. The promoter was Emanuel Steward and Elena Reid made an
appearance to the after fight party and looked as good as before the
fight. Steward was signing autographs all night at the fight and the
party. He is as popular as the fighters. Thomas "The Hitman"
Hearns and Milton "The Iceman" McCrory flew in to see the fight.
Dale S. Hausner
November 17, 2002 - Silver City Club,
Silver City, Texas
Melissa Ayanas made it a short night when she TKO'd Star Holmes
in the first round in a scheduled four-round 135-lb. lightweight bout.
November 16, 2002 - Pacific Sports Center,
Mare Island in Vallejo, California
In the battle of the heavyweights, Martha Salazar kept her
undefeated record, at now 5-0-0, when she defeated tough-hitting boxer Kisha
Snow. now 6-2-0 (3KO), in a four-round unanimous decision. 6
rounds of nonstop action. WBAN's Inside reporter, said that Martha and
Kisha had the crowd standing and cheering in the first round. Kisha
had come out swinging and giving it everything she had, but Martha
answered back with the same---Body shots, headshots, uppercuts and combos.
In the second, round, Kisha came out with the same game plan. And
Martha answered back. From the 3rd round on Martha was in complete
domination of the fight. In the fifth round, Martha had Kisha up against
the rope and Kisha was hurt. The referee asked Kisha if she wanted to keep
going and Kisha said that she did. In the 6th round, both Martha and Kisha
gave their all, and were non-stop throwing a barrage of
combinations. At the end of the fight, the crowd, hailed and
applauded and it was the best fight of the night. WBAN's Insider
said, "Martha Salazar is one of the most humble, and Snow is one of
the nicest boxers. They are great role models and great
representation of women's boxers. Too bad this fight was not
November 16, 2002 - Yongsan's Capital
Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
In what has been billed as the "First" Korean Boxing
Championship (KBC) flyweight title, 30-year old Lee In-young, now
4-0-0 (2KO) won the title over 17-year-old Kim Ju-hee, now 2-1-1,
(1KO) by a fourth round knockout. In the Korea Times, they
reported, "Both boxers came out brawling with the opening bell, and
kept up the frenetic pace throughout the round. High schooler Kim,
however, started to stumble in the third round and finally crumpled into a
heap on the mat after Lee connected with a right hook to the head at 1:20
into the fourth round. With Kim unable to beat the count, Lee had her belt
and her place in the history books as the first Korean queen of the ring."
Lee said of the fight, "I am so happy now to win the match and the
title. I think my better stamina paid off for today’s victory. I will
continue to improve my skills to fight well at the international level."
November 15, 2002 - American Airlines Arena, in Miami, Florida
Patricia Martinez, 110.5, defeated San
Antonio’s 24 year-old Maribel Zurita, 110.5,4-3-1 with a six-round
unanimous decision. Martinez took
advantage of her long reach to outpunch and dominate Zurita. All
three judges had it 40-36.
November 16, 2002 - Super
Domo Orfeo, Cordoba, Argentina
United States boxer, Alicia Ashley,
120 3/4, defeated Argentina's Marcela
Acúna, 120.5, in a split decision in a
10-rounder for the WIBF Super-Bantamweight title. Judges scoring was
96-94(USA judge) and for Ashley, 96-94 (Argentina judge) for
Ashley, amd 97-95 (Argentina judge) for Acuña.
November 14, 2002 - Rose Garden,
Portland, Oregon promoted by Golden Boy Promotions
In front of 2,769 boxing fans, in the semi-main event and women's
bout of the night, and one of the best fights of the night, Para
Draine, 115, 8-5-0 (3KO), Spokane, Washington, defeated Bridgett
"Baby Doll" Riley, 115, 13-3 (1KO), Hollywood,
California, with a six-round unanimous decision with final scoring
of 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55, in a six-round IFBA Championship
Elimination match. Draine and Riley fought six non-stop rounds with
action-packed exchanges throughout the fight. Draine told WBAN after
the fight that Riley was a "real champ" in how she
stayed in there and fought and took the body shots that she was
November 14, 2002 - St. Charles,
Missouri, Promoted by Midwest Boxing
Liz Drew, 132, won a four-round unanimous decision over Gina
Greenwald, 130, in a scheduled junior lightweight bout.
November 14, 2002, RBC Center in
Raleigh, North Carolina
Bonnie Mann, Morrisville, North Carolina, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Linda Guedalia, Pittsboro, North
Carolina in a middleweight bout. Mann won her first professional
bout and is now 1-3-0. Guedalia is now 0-2-0.
November 9, 2002 - West Palm
At the South Florida Fairgrounds, in West Palm Beach, Florida, Ada
"The Ace" Velez won a 124 lb. six-rounder with a TKO
in the fourth round over Atlanta's Rolanda Andrews. WBAN’s
Inside reporter said that in the first round, Ada came out
and felt Rolanda abilities and finished strong in the last 30 second
of the first round to win on the judges scorecard. In the second
round, Ada preceded to keep a fast and relentless pace and
worked Rolanda’s body. In the third round, Ada came out
again with a fast pace and almost stopped Rolanda with hooks and an
uppercut to the chin---Rolanda grabbed and held, but Ada did not
grab back and she worked her punches in close. In the fourth
round, Ada resumed the aggression with a barrage of combinations
throwing them at all angles, Rolanda did not answer back, and took
many hard punches from Ada. The Referee jumped in and stopped the
bout. Ada and Rolanda’s fight was of the most exciting fights on
the card. The fight was taped and will be aired on TV in two
weeks. In a second women’s match, Brenda Vickers
faced Brenda Bell-Drexel in a 130-lb six-round bout, where
the fight went to the score cards. According to WBAN’s insider
reporter, Drexel-Bell kept the action forward on to Vickers, and
Vickers backed up and used her reach to score her punches. Vickers
won by a unanimous decision. These two bouts were qualifiers for the
WIBO World Title fights in January 2003.
November 9, 2002 - Vösendorf,
Promoted by Peter M. Pospichal, at the Trend Event Hotel Pyramid, in
Vösendorf, Austria, Bettina Csabi, 52,4
kg, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Monika Petrova,
52,3 kg, in a 10-round Austrian International Bantamweight Title; Diana
Szilagyi, 51,1 kg, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Galina
Ivanova, 51.0 kg, for the 10-round Austrian International
Super-Flyweight Title; and Esther Schouten, 55,2 kg, won a 10
round unanimous decision over United States boxer, Leona
"Downtown" Brown, 54,9 kg, in a 10-round WIBF Super-
Bantamweight Title. JollyDee
November 9, 2002 - Tel-Aviv,
In a flyweight bout, Viktoria Varga, of Hungary, had a
four-round draw with Hagar Shmuelfeld, of Israel.
November 9, 2002 - Curacao
Giselle Salandy won an eight-round title bout over Paola
Rojas, of Colombia, capturing the WIBA Iberian American 140 lb.
vacant title. Also, Iva Kletson from Trinidad won a
six-rounder over Yolys Marrugo from Colombia in the Super
November 9, 2002 - Brigham City,
Utah - Amateurs
Heather May won a decision over Echo McKary. McKary
was 3-1 going into the fight.
November 9, 2002 - Coca-Cola
Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bolles won a four-round unanimous decision over Dorothy
Faas, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
November 9, 2002 -
At the Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado, Russian Olga Vlasova,
became the new IFBA Lightweight World Champion, when she defeated Sandy
"The Shark" Yard who was defending her title.
November 8, 2002 -
Las Vegas, Nevada-ESPN2
At the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, Laila "She
Ali, 167, stung "the Wolfe" Valerie Mahfood,
161.5...televised on ESPN2, Ali stopped Mahfood in the 1:14 seconds
of the eighth round, and winning the IBA, WIBA, and the IWBF World
Title belts! Crystal Hoy, 125, had a four-round draw with Lisa
November 8, 2002 - Salt Lake City,
Kelly Whaley made her
return to boxing after announcing her retirement last year, and she won a
four-round unanimous decision over Jaime Day. According to WBAN's
insider, Day took some big shots from Whaley, but stayed on her feet as
Whaley dominated the fight. On this same card, former Amateur champion
Blanca Luna won a unanimous decision over Jennifer Howe, a former 7-0 NHB
November 8, 2002 - Laughlin,
Edgewater, 27-year-old Tracey Stevens, 105, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Stephanie Dobbs, 107.5. Stevens
knocked Dobbs down in the second round, with Dobbs taking an eight
count. Final judges scoring was 40-35 on all cards. I
spoke to Stevens after the fight. Stevens said that she felt very good
after the fight with Dobbs. Stevens said that she has been
professionally boxing since 1998, but that she had a long layoff, and came
back to fight Mary Duron. Stevens said that prior to becoming a pro
boxer, she spent four years as an amateur boxer.
November 8, 2002 - Cowtown
Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas
Rita Serrano won a four-round decision over Martha Flores
in a light-welterweight bout.
November 8, 2002 - Johnstown,
Marsha Budde, Denver, Colorado TKO2 Sher Noah, in a
scheduled four-rounder Junior Lightweight bout.
November 7, 2002 - Bakersfield,
In a packed house at the Centennial Gardens, of over 4,500
boxing fans, on a Golden Boy Promotions, Kelsey Jeffries won
a 10-round unanimous decision over Layla McCarter for the IFBA
World Featherweight Championship! According to WBAN Insider
reporter, Jeffries took the fight to McCarter, and was affective with her
body shots. There were no knockdowns. Julio Cesar Chavez and
Oscar De La Hoya were seated ringside. Final scoring by judges was
99-92, 99-90, and 97-93.
November 7, 2002 - Chase Towers,
Michele Nielsen, Houston, Texas won a four-round unanimous
decision over long time veteran Shakurah Witherspoon,
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Nielsen improved her record to 7-3-1
(2KO), and Witherspoon makes history for having the most losses in
women's boxing with a 9-31-1 (4KO).
November 7, 2002 - Pontchartrain
Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Lanie Ellis, 135, won a four-round split decision over Crystal
November 2, 2002 – Municipal
Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Stephanie Dobbs KO1 Angela Kirkes in a scheduled
November 2, 2002 -
Maria Moroni, defending her EBU European featherweight title,
won a 10-round unanimous decision over Nadia Debras. Final scoring
by judges was 99-91 99-91 98-92.
2, 2002 -
"The Island Girl" Anani, 144, KO'd Lisa
Holewyne, 144, 59 seconds in the fifth roundat the Palace in
Auburn Hills, in Detroit, Michigan. WBAN's inside reporter said that
Anani won the 1, 2, and 4 rounds, before stopping Holewyne in the
fifth! The title fight was scheduled for ten rounds. Anani won the
vacant IBA World Welterweight title.
November 1, 2002 - Varese, Italy
Stefania Bianchini won a bantamweight six-rounder by points
over Marianna Pampuk.