April 30, 2004 - Hammond Civic
Center, Hammond, Indiana
On an ESPN2 “Friday Night
Fights” card, the televised women’s six-round bout featured Junior Lightweights
Kristy Rose Follmar, 23, 5’8”, 129, from Muncie, Indiana, who stepped
up the competition when she took on the relentless Liz Drew, 32, 5’7”,
Drew kept the pressure on Follmar throughout most of
the six rounds. Both boxers were impressive, offering up their own game
plan when facing each other in the ring. Drew wanting to keep it close,
fighting inside, and Follmar wanting to fight from the outside.
Follmar won a controversial split decision, with two judges scoring in favor
for her 58-56, and one judge for Drew 58-56. ESPN2 Commentator, Teddy Atlas
scored the fight 57-57 (draw). Follmar improved her record to 12-1-0 (8KO),
and Drew is 7-7-0 (2KO). WBC/IBF/IBO
heavyweight champion Hasim "the Rock" Rahman said shortly after the fight in
regards to the Follmar-Drew toe-to-toe battle, “I think that ESPN
should get this tape out to all the heavyweights in the division, if all
the heavyweights fought like that, boxing would be in great shape." ESPN2
definitely scored a knockout when they aired this action-packed women’s
April 30, 2004 - Dodge Arena, in Hidalgo,
Telefutura - promoted by Golden Boy Promotions
Mariana Juárez, 113.6, of Mexico, stopped
113.6, of New
Mexico 1:05 of the fourth round. This was a rematch for two.
April 29, 2004 in Kulturni dum
Czech Republic Eva Liskova won by Won a four-round decision over
April 29, 2004 - Levallois, France
Myriam Lamare won by won a six-round unanimous decision over
April 27, 2004 - Oceania amateur boxing championships, Tonga, New
Zealand - Amateurs Five New Zealand female boxers fought for gold medals after going
directly through to the finals. Stephanie Perry, of Christchurch, Odette
van der Meer, of Palmerston North, Kelly Halling, of Tauranga, Daniella
Smith, of Auckland, and Hamilton's Pono Rangi. Women's
Finals results: 3 51 kg 1/1 Red 2 Flores Tina TAH;
Blue 1 Kori Farr AUS win RSCO2; 4 54 kg 1/1 Red 4
Stephanie Perry NZL 8; Blue 3 Casey Taylor AUS win 13;
5 57 kg 1/1 Red 5 Julie Ryan AUS win 16; Blue 6
Shannon O`Connell AU2 6; 6 60 kg 1/1 Red 8 Erin McGowan
AUS win RSCO2; Blue 9 Kelly Halling NZL.
April 24, 2004 -Winnipeg, Canada
Shadina Pennybaker, 151, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, defeated
Jo-Anne Brooks, 152, of Winnipeg with a six-round split decision.
Final judges scoring was 58-56 (Brooks), 60-54 and 58-56 (Pennybaker).
Pennybaker is now 8-4-1 (2KO), and Brooks is now 5-1-0 (2KO).
April 24, 2004 - Chiapas, Mexico
Jacqueline Nava, 118, won by a six-round unanimous decision over
Jazmin Rosita Rivas, 116 3/4.
April 24, 2004 - Reliant Park, Houston, Texas
Marie Lucy Contreras, 119, of Houston. Texas, making her pro debut, won by a four-round unanimous decision
over Evangelina Abeyta, 120, of Denver, Colorado. Contreras is
now 1-0-0 (0KO), and Abeyta is 1-7-0 (0KO).
April 24, 2004 in Savannah, Georgia
Donna Lee Biggers won by TKO2 over Kim Jeffries. Biggers
is now 6-0-0 (5KO), and Jeffries is 0-2-0 (0KO).
April 24, 2004 - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California - HBO card
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, 142. Shawnee, Kansas, won a six-round unanimous decision over
Holewyne, 144, Austin, Texas. Holewyne was dropped in the third round, and the fight ended with a
60-53 on all judges scorecards in favor on Anani. Anani improved her
record to 22-1-1 (9KO), and Holewyne is now 19-13-1 (5KO).
April 24, 2004 - City Hall in Komarno, Komarno, Slovakia
On a Felix-Promotion, Hungarian Krisztina
Belinszky outpointed pro debuter
Eva Ott, also from Hungary in a scheduled four round Flyweight bout.
Final judges scores were 40-36 on all cards. Belinszky is now 4-4-2
(1KO), and Ott is 0-1-0 (0KO).
April 23, 2004 - Port St. Lucie, Florida
In front of over 900 boxing fans, pro debuter Alexandra "Sweet and
5'10", won a four-round majority decision over Yvonne Reis in a
scheduled super-middleweight bout. Maloy is now 1-0-0 (0KO).
April 23, 2004 - Radisson Hotel, Wichita,
Heavyweights Monica McGowan, 215, TKO'd Mona Nelson,
Pleasant, Texas, :55 seconds in the third round.
McGowan improved her record to 9-3-0 (6 KO). Nelson is now 1-2-0 (0KO).
April 23, 2004 in Souhport, QLD,
Kino Malpartia won by six-round majority decision over Holly
Ferneley. Malpartia improved her record to 3-0-0 (0KO).
Ferneley is now 1-5-1.
April 23, 2004 - Myyrmäki
Super Featherweight Petra Jachmanova won a four-round
unanimous decision over Lea Houtsonen. This was the first
win for Jachmanova as a pro.
April 22, 2004 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Cindy Christian, pro debut, and Sherri Warren, pro debut,
fought to a four-round draw.
April 21, 2004 - John Q. Hammonds Center, in
In the main event, Franchesca Alcanter, now 12-5-1
(6KO), of Kansas City, Kansas, stopped Crystal
Bolles, 2-7-0 (0KO). of Miami, Oklahoma, :59 seconds of the
April 17, 2004, Fönix Sport Center,
Debrecen, Hungary Bantamweight Bettina Csábi, 114 3/4, won a
10-round unanimous decision over Galina Koleva Ivanova, 116¼,
winning the Vacant WIBF-GBU Bantamweight Title. Also, Flyweight
Viktoria Milo, 111 lbs., won a 10-round unanimous decision over
Svetla Taskova,105¼, winning the WIBF-GBU Flyweight Title. Final
Judges scores were 96-94, 96-94 and 98-94.
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April 17, 2004, Hershey Centre
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Sandy Tsagouris, 123 lbs., of Brampton, Ontario, won her pro
debut over Olga Heron, 126, of Mississauga, in a four-round
unanimous decision. Final judges scores were 40-37, 40-36, and
April 17, 2004 in Sala de Armas, Mexico
Delia Lopez and Gloria Rios fought to a ten-round draw.
The two were fighting for the Mexican Women's Junior Flyweight Title.
Final scoring was 96-94, 94-97, 96-96. Lopez record is now
6-0-2 (3KO), and Rios is 3-4-1 (0KO).
April 17, 2004 in Dombasle, France
Anne Sophie Mathis won by TKO6 over Daniela David.
April 16, 2004 -
Houston, TexasHouston, Texas,
promoter: Vertex Boxing
and Corona Beer
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Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood, 165 lbs.,
had a six-round majority draw with
Rivers, 175 lbs. This was a rematch for the two. The
final judges scores was 56-58, 57-57, and 57-57. WBAN's
Correspondent Patricia Butaud said that the fight was a very
good and tough fight.
April 16, 2004 - Gund Arena,
On the undercard, Mary Jo Sanders, 140.7, won a
six-round unanimous decision over Layla McCarter, 137,
of Las Vegas. The fight was televised on Telefutura.
April 16, 2004 -
Denver Athletic Club, Denver, Colorado
Angie Poe, 139, won a four-round majority
decision over pro debuter Sarina Hayden, 133. Poe
improved her record to 2-2-0 (1KO).
April 15, 2004 - at the
Palace, in Lemoore, California
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Jessica Rakoczy, 132.5, won an eight-round unanimous
decision over Mia St. John, 138.5 in the co-main, and
Tania Gomez, 134.5, won a 4-round unanimous decision
over Tracy Carlton, 134 3/4. s site
April 15, 2004 in San
Valeria Flores won by a four-round split decision over
over Carol Harris.
April 10, 2004 - Club Justo
José de Urquiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Southpaw Patricia Alejandra Quirico, 126, of Argentina,
TKO’d Paraguay Brazilian Deusa Rodriguez, 126, in the
second round of a scheduled 10-rounder title fight for the
South American Featherweight belt. The fight was stopped when
Quirico threw a barrage of combinations at all angles to the
body, and Rodriguez offered little defense. Quirico is now
2004 - Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Welterweight Holly Holm, 140, TKO1 Janae
Romero-Archuleta in a scheduled six rounder. Also, Super
Bantamweight Jackie Chavez, 124, won a six-round split
decision over Mercedes Mercury, 125.
April 10, 2004 in Nairobi,
Zarrika Fatuma won a four-round decision over Agnes
April 10, 2004 - Next
Level Sports and Fitness Center, Kansas City, MI
Franchesca Alcanter, won a four-round unanimous decision over Liz
Drew. All judges scorecards were 39-37. Alcanter is now 11-5-1 (5KO),
and Drew is 7-6-0 (2KO). WBAN hopes to get the video footage of this fight.
April 10, 2004 - Manchester,
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Aga Rylik, now 15-1-0 (11KO) of Poland, won a 10-round
unanimous decision over Eliza Olson, now 7-3-2 (2KO),
of the United States, and won the WIBF Junior Welterweight
title. JollyDee's Report: The women boxers fought
for both the vacant WIBO Junior Welterweight world title and
Rylik's WIBF junior welterweight title. The bout was
qualitative and balanced as well. Rylik's jabs were dominating
the match but the Olson was better in in close fighting and
her uppercuts were very dangerous. At the beginning of the
match, Rylik was dominant, however in the middle of the
fight Olson, succeeded in taking charge. In the end Rylik was
able to take on the match again because of her stamina. When
the fight ended, both boxers believed to be the winner. On the
cards Rylik was the victorious (98-94, 98-94, and 97-94)
however in my opinion 97-94 was the most objective.
April 9, 2004 - Italy
Sonia Grande, pro debut in Italy, and won her
first pro fight. Grande won by a six-round unanimous
decision over Petra Jachmanova of Slovenia @ 60kg.
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April 8, 2004 -Argosy Casino
Atrium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Terri Moss, 110, won a four-round unanimous
decision over pro debuter Elizabeth Gandy, 115.
April 8, 2004 - Wyndham Inn,
Experience proved the difference as Vaia Zaganas, 103
1/2, captured the NABA
strawweight title with a unanimous decision over gutsy Stephanie Dobbs,
Using her movement and jab, Zaganas piled on the points in a 10-round title
bout held at The Wyndham Inn in front of a large crowd. Now the Las Vegas
resident owns two world title belts including the IFBA.
The judges scored the fight 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 for Zaganas.
Despite the clear-cut win, Zaganas said her opponent had vastly improved.
“She showed me a couple of new things, she is improving,” said Zaganas
(16-3, 6 KOs) after the fight. “She has nothing to be ashamed of.”
Dobbs said she practiced many new aspects in the gym but learning them and
using them for a title fight was like cramming for a test.
“A lot of stuff is newly learned, I’ve only been at this game for two
years,” said Dobbs (10-14-2, 5 KOs), who is managed by her husband Bobby
Dobbs. “A lot of it is thinking. Sometimes I do something in the ring and I
don’t even know I did it.”
The Oklahoma fighter plans to accumulate more boxing skills and become more
instinctive in utilizing some of the subtle points of the game that will
make a difference.
“Right now I’m thinking a lot but not doing it naturally,” she said. “I want
to do it without thinking.”
Zaganas, a Canadian national and former amateur champion, said her plan was
to box aggressively using her strength. One added element to her game was
going full steam ahead for all 10 rounds.
“I’m happy about my stamina. It was really good and I got stronger,” said
Zaganas, who fought for 10 rounds for the first time. Her previous title
fight ended in a technical knockout.
“Vaia was in tremendous shape. She basically out-boxed Stephanie,” said
Bobby Dobbs. “She looked real good and I give her credit. I didn’t think she
would have the hunger but she did.”
Zaganas credits her newly found energy to a special diet that has helped her
overcome her penchant for tiring in the latter rounds. This time she refused
to sit down between rounds after the fifth frame.
“Now I know I can be strong the entire distance. I know I can start out
strong and stay strong,” she said. “My diet is 100 percent better now.”
Though Dobbs suffered a loss, she was still upbeat about moving ahead and
perhaps fighting again for the title soon.
“I am still getting better each time out and feel that my best is yet to
come,” Dobbs, 23, said immediately after the fight. “This sport isn't made
for quitters. If you can't bear the indignity of losing, then you also can't
fully appreciate the thrill of victory.”
Dobbs credits her use of head movement and jabs that kept her from getting
hit as much as their first fight a year ago.
“I made her miss a lot. I caught her with some good shots. I definitely
caught her a lot more this time and didn’t get hit a lot this time either,”
Zaganas said she expected the improvements and immediately noticed the
difference during the first round.
“I give her credit for coming in really well trained. I could see how she
was trying to pick her shots, using defense and using her jab. She
improved,” Zaganas, 28, said. “She caught me with one good shot in the first
Dobbs said fighting Zaganas again gave her a gauge for her career.
“Congratulations to Vaia Zaganas. A very good fighter who sets the bar for
me to reach for,” said Dobbs who will be out of action for approximately six
months due to eye surgery. “I will still train and work to be a better
fighter so that when I do come back, I will come back with a vengeance.”
The new NABA champion Zaganas plans to jump back in the ring later this
month. She also plans to unify the division before moving on to the higher
“It was a good fight, a crowd pleasing fight,” said Zaganas. “I’d like to
fight often if I can.”Report by: Mara Castillon
Dobbs Open Letter
about the fight
April 5, 2004 - Poland -
A small representation of Italian Amateur National Team
fought in Poland: Ana Kaspkach defeated in cat - 60 kg
Antonella Bellandi by RSCO2 (outscoring); and
Manuela Marcenaro easily won on points in cat. - 63 kg.,
Marzia Davide defeated Carolina in cat. - 55 kg.
April 3, 2004 - Gatton, QLD,
Kino Malpartia won a three-round unanimous decision over Leona
April 3, 2004 - Grady Cole
Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
There were two women's bouts on this card, that featured
Donna "Nature Girl" Biggers, 122 lbs., TKO'd
pro debuter Kristen Masterson, 121 lbs., 1:56 seconds
of the second round. According to ringside reports, the fight
started off slow, but that in the second round Biggers landed
some good right hands that put Kristen down to the canvas. In
the second bout, crowd favorite Carrie Flock, 145 lbs.,
fought pro debuter Jamie Bourgeois, 156 lbs.
Flock made it a short night when she KO'd Bourgeois 19 seconds
into the first round. There were reports that Bourgeois
had her nose broken.
April 3, 2004 - Aarhus, Denmark
Super-Featherweights Frida Wallberg, 128.5, now 3-0-0,
won a four-round unanimous decision over United States boxer
Sharon Gaines, 126.5, now 2-1-0. WBAN's European
Correspondent Torben L. reported that Wallberg won by
convincing points, and used her extra height and reach very
well. 40-36 on all cards.
April 3, 2004 - San Felipe,
Crystal Hickerson, making her pro debut, won by
four-round unanimous decision over Martha Orozca.
April 3, 2004, Clarksville,
Arkansas, Promotion by Brian Jones
Joy Irvin, 144, TKO'd Brandi Brooks, in a
scheduled four-round bout in the Junior Welterweight division.
In a second match, Holly Dunaway, 107, TKO'd Alejandra Lopez,
114, in a scheduled four-round Jur. Flyweight bout.
Also, Sarah Goodson won by TKO4 over Nikki Verbeck.
April 3, 2004 - Belgium
Nathalie Toro of Belgium won a 10-round unanimous
decision over UK's Jane Couch, and became the new for
the Junior Welterweight European Boxing Union Title belt.
WBAN's insider who was present at the fight said that it was
an "Excellent" bout between the two. Final judges scoring was
97-94, 96-94, and 97-94.
April 2, 2004 in Warren,
Ingrid Hays won by TKO2 over Tenneh Gaye, pro
April 2, 2004 in Tunica,
Miriam Brakache won by a four-round unanimous decision
over pro debuter Christy Nickel, of Warren, Michigan;
and Ingrid Hays won by TKO2 over pro debuter Tenneh
April 2, 2004 - Gimnasio
Municipal, Mexicali, BN, Mexico
Jackie Nava, 122, of San Diego, California, stopped
Ofelia Dominguez, 122, of Mexico :49 seconds, in the first
round with a TKO. The two were fighting for the vacant Mexican
Women's Super Bantamweight Title, in a scheduled 10-rounder..
Nava is now 7-1-0 (6KO), and Dominguez is 1-5-1 (0KO).It
is amazing that this would even BE A title fight.
Dominguez's ONLY win comes from a 0-0-0 boxer in the year
2000, and yet with four straight losses, she gets this title
April 2, 2004 - Joe Louis
Arena, Detroit, Michigan
On the card, "Kronk's Return To Glory, The Next Generation",
Kara Ro, of Detroit TKO'd Talia Smith, of Ohio,
1:29 in the fourth round. According to WBAN's insider they
said that Smith had been knocked down three times with the
last knockdown resulting in the fight being stopped.
April 1, 2004-Jefferson
City, Missouri, and promoted by Schuster Promotions
Lightweights Liz Drew, 135, won a six-round
unanimous decision over Leslie McNamara, 134.
April 1, 2004 - Hooter's
Restaurant, in Selma, Texas
Local Boxers Linda "Terminator" Tenberg,
124.5, of Austin,
Texas, stopped Terrie Carrillo, 125.5, in the
third round with a TKO. Tenberg improved her record to 9-9-0 (5KO), and
Carrillo remains winless as a pro with a 0-4-1 (0KO) record.