June 28, 2004 - Guyana
Gwendolyn O'Neil won a six-round unanimous decision over
Cristal Lessie (Lessey).
June 27, 2004 -Sandia Casino,
in Albuquerque, NM
Rita Turrisi, 140, a boxer from Italy who fights out of
Las Vegas, won by TKO in the fourth round, over previously
undefeated Holly Holm, 140. Holm's corner threw
in the towel due to a deep cut under Holm's eye.
June 26, 2004 - National
Stadium, Dar Es Salaam - Promoter: The Director of Ericom
Tanzania Limited, Eric Shigongo
Super Middleweight Monica Mwakasanga KO'd Aziza
Koyi in the first round of a scheduled six-rounder.
There were two boxing matches and a soccer match.
There was also some hip hop competition. Shigongo said 20
per cent of the gate collections would be donated to the
June 26, 2004 - Roswell,
2:10 seconds, TKO3 Evangelina Abeyta,122½.
June 26, 2004 -
Silverton Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and promoted by Joe
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Middleweights Monica Nunez, won a six-rounder by
a majority decision over Shelly Burton. Terry
Insall of boxingkindom.com reported, that it was the
third fight on the Silverton Casino card. In the first
round, Nunez presses the action and they trade a
couple of punches. In round two, Nunez takes a few
shots to the head, but gets behind her jab to back Burton
up. In round three, Nunez uses a stiff jab and
hard right hand to back up the Burton. And in the fourth
round, Burton comes alive and lands some good
counterpunches. In the fifth round, Burton slows just a
little and Nunez finishes strong. In the first fight
of the night, was an four-round exhibition between Elena
"Baby Doll" Reid and Vaia "Vicious" Zaganas.
There was no scoring for this bout, and they wore headgear.
June 25, 2004 - Genesis
Convention Center in Gary, Indiana
Kerry White, stopped Christmas Davis of
Milwaukee, 48 seconds in the first round by way of TKO.
White, making her pro debut, wasted little time in throwing
a barrage of combos that ended the fight.
June 25, 2004 - Garfield
June 25, 2004 - Edmonton, Canada
Kelli Cofer, 128, of Ohio, fought Terry
Blair, 134, to a four-round Draw.
Bad Girl” Harding, 33, 135 lbs., was stopped 1:04 in the third
round, after taking a “beating” in Edmonton, Canada. Probably not a good idea to
fight as a "lightweight", when a boxer Tonya’s size, would fare
much better as a Junior bantamweight or bantamweight.
When WBAN learned of
Harding weighing in at a whopping ten pounds over the original weight of 125
lbs., for this fight with 22 year old Amy Johnson, 132----it was a “no brainer”
as to what would happen. Johnson, now 2-0-1, is a natural lightweight who
fights comfortably in the 130’s. Johnson stands at 5’5”, with Harding
giving away not only the reach advantage---but the height. According to news
sources on the net, Harding was booed when she entered the ring, and when
she was pummeled by Johnson, the boxing fans jumped to their feet cheering.
In the second women's bout,
Jelena Mrdjenovich, won a six-round
unanimous decision over Toronto's Olga Heron. Scores 60-54,
Full Story by TL Fox
25, 2004 – At the Hanover Marriott, Whippany, New Jersey, promoted by Kea Boxing
Wendy "Coquita" LaMotta, 133, won her pro debut over
Miriam Bazile, 134, in a four-round.
June 25, 2004 - St. Joseph,
Holly Shore, 96 lbs., had a four-round draw with
Addie Erb, 101, of Arkansas. WBAN's insider said
that it was a good action bout, and that the crowd loved it.
June 25, 2004 – Edmonton, Alberta
Jelena Mrdjenovich won a six-round unanimous decision over Olga
Heron in the 130-lb. weight division.
June 24, 2004 - Bren Activity Center, the Campus of
University of California at Irvine, California
With only two professional fights between them, Julie Rubucalva
and Monica Lovato gave the boxing a world a glimpse of the future.
Before more than 900 people in the beautiful Bren Activity Center on the
campus of University of California at Irvine, Rubalcalva and Lovato scrapped
on a level usually reserved for elite women fighters on Thursday.
On a fight card promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Rubalcalva out-pointed
Lovato in a four round fight between junior bantamweights. Four rounds was
not enough to decide a match like this.
The taller Lovato (1-1) started off slowly with her southpaw style as
Rubalcalva used her speed to gain the advantage in the first round landing
quick combinations. Lovato seemed too slow for her Orange County opponent
and was hit by right after right by the shorter fighter.
“I couldn’t do anything in the beginning,” said Lovato who fights out of
Albuquerque, New Mexico home of Johnny Tapia. “I started out too cold.”
The second round saw Lovato turn the fight around with extra pressure and
solid left hand uppercuts to the shorter Rubalcalva who ducked under most
punches in the first round but was getting tagged in the second.
“She was a really strong fighter,” said Rubalcalva, adding that she hurt her
right hand in the second round.
With an aching right hand, Rubalcalva resorted to her left hand in the third
round and four-punch combinations to take the momentum back. Though Lovato
landed powerful left hands, they weren’t enough to offset the combinations
Rubalcalva threw and landed.
The Westminster fighter began the fourth and final round with a thudding
left hook and a double left hook. Lovato retaliated with a right-left
combination and a double shot of straight lefts. Both fighters fired their
left hands repeatedly while standing toe-to-toe with Rubalcalva landing
slightly more successfully accurate punches.
“She was a very good fighter,” Lovato said from her dressing room. The New
Mexico fighter had 16 amateur fights before becoming a prizefighter.
Rubalcalva, who is managed by Nina Williams - daughter of trainer Charles
Williams and sister of heavyweight contender Jeremy Williams – said she
enjoyed her fight with Lovato.
“I really liked fighting her,” said Rubalcalva who had 10 amateur fighters
before turning professional. “I don’t want to make excuses about my hand.
She was a very tough fighter.” Judges scoring, 40-36, 39-37, 39-37. Report by Mara Castillon
June 22, 2004 - Sportzentrum,
Telfs, in Austria
Super Featherweight Ina Menzer, 129 lbs., won a
four-round decision over Petra Jachmanova, 126¾. The
fight was webcasted on boxing.de.
2004 - World Class Fitness, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and
promoted by Brian Jones and Gladiator Entertainment
There were five women’s matches on this card. Cordelia
Wilson, 118, won by TKO2 over Kat Garman, 124;
Tawnyah Freeman won by TKO3 over Tonya Apple in a
scheduled four-round lightweight division; Sarah Goodson,
104, won a four-round unanimous decision over Beth Hook,
103; Joy "Seek & Destroy" Irvin, 136, won by KO in
the first round over Stephanie Myers, 135. and
“HotStuff" Hollie Dunaway, 105, stopped Angel Shipps,
114, :44 in the first round by TKO in a scheduled six-round
June 19, 2004 - Home Depot
Center, Los Angeles, CA Fighting in front of
fiercely loyal fans, Rhonda Luna blitzed through the
gritty Lisa Martin in winning a four-round
featherweight decision at the Home Depot Center. Though Luna
fought two fights after the main event featuring Marco
Antonio Barrera and Paulie Ayala, more than 1,000 of her own
devoted fans waited patiently for the Rowland Heights
schoolteacher to ply her trade in the ring in a
non-televised event on Saturday. They weren’t
disappointed. Luna, who had14 amateur fights before
becoming a professional, began the fight deliberately
measuring the former kickboxer and bronze medal winner in
the 2002 U.S. Amateur championships. Firing jabs to
the head and body, Luna carefully looked for a correct
distance before unleashing her power. Then a steady supply
of lead rights snapped Martin’s head back and jolted the
Oceanside fighter slightly. At the 10-second mark near the
end of the round, Luna fired a volley of seven punches at
Martin who fired back. Having established the proper
distance for her attack, Luna continued throwing lead rights
with one-two combinations. Martin (1-2) fired her own rights
and at the close of the second round a three-punch
combination made it a difficult round to score. Luna
bolted from her corner at the beginning of the third
throwing punches from all angles in an attempt to knock out
Martin. A wicked left hook by Martin caught Luna’s attention
and she fired a left-right combination that rocked Martin.
But neither fighter seemed very hurt. “She hit me with
one good left hand,” said Luna (6-0). “I felt that. I wasn’t
hurt but I felt it.” In the final round, Luna
abandoned the right hand and began landing powerful left
hooks that were finding the mark. Both fighters landed heavy
punches but it was Luna who landed more and threw more.
All three judges scored the fight 40-36 for Luna. But she
was slightly dissatisfied. “I can do better,” said
Luna. “I’m learning but I know I can do better and should do
Victor Valenzuela, Luna’s trainer and the former trainer of
former welterweight champion Zack Padilla, said his tutee is
learning more about the intricate details of boxing in each
“I think she can be a little bit more aggressive,”
Valenzuela said. “It was a good opponent for her. She
(Martin) was a bronze medalist in the amateurs. She was
perfect for Rhonda.”
Luna, who teaches at a public high school in the San Gabriel
Valley, thanked her many boisterous fans who waited for her
to return and say goodbye long after her fight had ended.
Reportedly her fans bought more than $12,000 worth of
tickets. “When I’m training I don’t see or talk to
anyone. I lose track,” said Luna, who fights for Golden Boy
Promotions. “So when I see all of the people supporting me
it makes me feel thankful they would come out and see me
fight.” Report by Mara Castillon
June 19, 2004 in Tunica,
Christy Nickel won by 1:46 seconds, KO1 over Michelle Ewing.
June 18, 2004 in Buenos
Paola Gabriela Casalinuovo won by KO1 over Myriam Cardoso, pro
June 18, 2004 - Quiet Cannon Country Club, Montebello,
Fontana’s Heather Percival returned to the ring after
several years and defeated the lean and tough Tracy Carlton.
It was Percival’s pro debut. She had formerly been a top ranking amateur but
left boxing for personal reasons.
Percival (1-0), who fights out of the Fontana Boxing Club and is trained by
Larry and Frank Ramirez – father and son team – began the first round
circling left and right behind a stiff steady jab. Though Carlton was the
taller fighter, Percival’s jab found its mark repeatedly. At the end of the
round Carlton landed two counter rights.
The second round saw Carlton (1-3) use her counter right to open the stanza.
The jolting shots snapped Percival’s head back but when Carlton tried to
follow up, the Fontana fighter moved left or right and pivoted out of the
danger zone like a seasoned pro.
Percival landed several one-twos that snapped Carlton’s head back. Angered
by the punches, Carlton chased her opponent and landed a solid right hand
that may have won her the round.
In the third round Carlton began using her height to avoid the jabs and
leaned back to avoid punches. Percival adjusted her jabs and began following
with rights that found Carlton’s head repeatedly, Though the Compton fighter
was hit many times she never wavered in trying to land one of her own. On
occasion she rocked Percival with punches that had some snap to them.
The final round saw Percival go back to the jab with Carlton countering with
rights. But not enough punching by Cartlon told the story for the judges.
Percival won her first pro fight by scores 40-36 twice and 39-37.
“She had been away for three years,” said Larry Ramirez trainer. “She had a
lot of good sparring with Mariana Juarez and Rhonda Luna. That’s what makes
a difference. It’s the sparring.” Report by Mara Castillon
June 18, 2004 - Great Lakes
Sports Arena, Fraser, Michigan
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Ingrid Hays, from Livonia, Michigan, stopped Vikky
Clardy, of Cincinnati, Ohio in the third round by TKO.
June 18, 2004 - Blackham
Coliseum, Lafayette, Louisiana
"Forces of Destruction", promoted by Dana Pitcher
Lafayette's Kasha Chamblin won by third round TKO
over Lisa Zeringue
of New Orleans in a scheduled four-round women's lightweight
event, and the first-ever sanctioned women's bout in Acadiana.
Both boxers were making their pro debuts.
June 18, 2004 -Dodge Theatre,
Becky Garcia, of Phoenix, Arizona, won by 1:13
seconds TKO1 over Veronica Gonzalez
of El Paso, Texas. Garcia is now 3-0-0 (2KO).
June 17, 2004 - Seven Feathers Casino, at 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, in
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Leona "Downtown" Brown,
122, with a six-round unanimous decision. According to
Mike Blair, he said the following about the fight: Jeffries
fought well, Brown fought a bit dirty. Brown held
Kelsey's left through most of the fight, but that proved to
be a mistake as Kelsey dropped a few bombs with her right.
Kelsey appears to have gotten much faster. For a full detail report on this
June 12, 2004 - Athletic
Association Grounds, Hamilton, Bermuda, Star Promotion
Cindy "checkmate" Serrano, 129, now 5-0-0, of Queens,
New York, won by a four-round split decision over
Shakurah Witherspoon, 128 1/2. Judge Frank Lombardi
39-38 Witherspoon; Judge Vic Richmond 39-38 Serrano; Judge
Clevelyn Crichlow 40-37 Serrano. In
another female bout on the card, Monica Nunez, 162,
won a unanimous decision over the over
hometown favorite Bermundian Teresa Perrozi, 169.
Judges score cards, 40-37, 40-37 and 40-37. The fights
on this card will be airing in New York two weeks on the Metro
June 12, 2004 - Foxwoods Resort
Jane "The Fleetwood Assassin" Couch, 140, won two
world belts (The NABAW & IWBF) over Jaime Clampitt,
139, in a 10-round unanimous decision. Final scoring was
Scoring: 96-94, 96-94, 96-95. The Boston Globe wrote:
"In a spirited co-feature, 35-year-old Jane Couch won a
close but unanimous decision over crowd favorite Jaime
Clampitt to wrest the International Women's Boxing
Federation and NABA women's junior welterweight titles. The
10-round slugfest had the audience on its feet through the
closing stanzas, as neither boxer took a step backward."
June 12, 2004 -San Jose State
Events Center, San Jose, California
Carina Moreno, 111, of Watsonville, California, remained
undefeated, now 4-0-0 (2 KO) when she won by a six-round
unanimous decision over last-minute opponent, 23-year old Stephanie
Dobbs, 110, of Moore, Oklahoma. In the Monterey
Herald, staff writer Dennis Taylor reported that it was a good
test for Moreno, as this was her first six-rounder fighting as
a pro. Taylor wrote, "Almost as satisfying as the
victory Saturday night was the fact that Watsonville's Carina
Moreno escaped her first-ever six-round fight with an unmarked
face -- imperative for a pro boxer who has another fight
scheduled just three weeks down the road." Taylor said that
Moreno survived a physical, occasionally rambunctious battle
with a "Warrior" named Stephanie Dobbs, winning with a
unanimous decision (60-53 all score cards. "Moreno stuck
her opponent repeatedly with a long left jab, peppered her
with effective combinations, and was given credit for a
knockdown just before the second-round bell."
Full Copyrighted story by the Monterey Herald Also Kelsey Jeffries won a
six-round unanimous decision over Lisa Lewis in a
six-rounder, with Jeffries winning all rounds.
June 12, 2004 - Budapest,
Felix-Promotion had a professional boxing gala in Westend City
Center in Budapest, Hungary with one women bout. The WIBF-GBU
bantamweight world champion Dr. Bettina Csabi 116 lbs.
(19-0-0, 9KO) TKO'd her opponent pro debuter Viktoria Vörös
120,25lbs (Hungary) in the sixth round, of a scheduled six
round bantamweight division. Vörös was a late
substitute, when Csabi's original opponent, Eva Liskova backed
out of the fight. Vörös is a former amateur
kick-box World Cup silver medalist.
June 9-12, 2004 - Rome, Italy -
At the Tourneo Italia Women's World Tournament, 78
fighters from 14 Countries: Italia, Francia, Spagna, Irlanda,
Canada, Svezia, Norvegia, Finlandia, Spagna, Canada, Slovenia,
Ungheria, Romania e Grecia. Results: From the Canadian
team, Mary Spencer (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club) 66kg GOLD;
Rachel Bird (Waterloo Boxing Club) 63kg BRONZE; Jenn Ogg
(Lambton/St. Clair Boxing Club) 60kg SILVER; Debbie Richards
(Boom Boom's Boxing of London) 57kg SILVER; Agnes Kittoe (McGrory's
Boxing Club of Hamilton) 50kg BRONZE; Jacqueline Park (Cabbagetown
Boxing Club - Toronto) 46kg SILVER. From the Italian
team: . Italian Team:
kg46 - CARMELA CHIACCHIO; kg48 - LAURA TOSTI; kg50 - SIMONA
GALASSI; kg52 - LOREDANA PIAZZA; kg57 - MARZIA DAVIDE; kg60 -
EMANUELA PANTANI; kg60 - ANNAMARIA FALCONE; kg63 - MANUELA
kg66 - ELISA MASIERO; kg70 - PATRIZIA PILO; June 9 -kg60 - EMANUELA PANTANI lost on points by Irish KATIE TAYLOR;
kg60 - ANNAMARIA FALCONE defeated on point vice world champion
2002 Greek; ARETI MASTRODOUKA
kg52 - LOREDANA PIAZZA defeated by KOT2 Spanish MARIA CUSTODIA;
June 10 -kg46 - CARMELA CHIACCHIO lost by point against
Canadian JACQUELINE PARK; kg57 - MARZIA DAVIDE defeated by
points Hungarian ZSUZSANNA SZUKNAI; June 11 - SEMIFINALS
kg48 - LAURA TOSTI defeated by points Romenan PAULA VESA; kg50
- SIMONA GALASSI defeated by RSCO1 Romenan ALINA NITU; kg52 -
LOREDANA PIAZZA defeated by points Canadian NATALI ?: kg57 -
MARZIA DAVIDE defeated by RSCO2ª Swedish JOSEFINA TENGROT;
kg60 - ANNAMARIA FALCONE lost by RSCO1ª against Canadian World
Champion 2002; JENNIFER OGG; kg63 - MANUELA MARCENARO defeated
by points Finnish TERHI LUKKA kg66 - ELISA MASIERO lost by
points against Swedish World Champion 2002; ANNA INGROTH; kg70
- PATRIZIA PILO defeated by points Romenan VASILICA COTUNA
Falcone and Masiero got the bronze medals. June 12 -
FINALS kg48 - LAURA TOSTI lost by point against Hungarian
MONIKA CSIK; kg50 - SIMONA GALASSI won by RSCO2ª against
French VANESSA BERTEAUX; kg52 - LOREDANA PIAZZA defeated by
points Swedish KATRIN ENOKSSON kg57 - MARZIA DAVIDE won by
RSCO 2ª against Canadian DEBBIE RICHARDS; kg63 - MANUELA
MARCENARO won by desqualification against Irish ALANNA AUDLEY;
kg70 - During semifinal PATRIZIA PILO got hurt on left eye and
doctor do not allowed her to fight. At the end of tournament
Italia got 4 golds: GALASSI, PIAZZA, DAVIDE and MARCENARO, 2
silvers Tosti and Pilo and 2 bronzes Falcone and Masiero. In
60 kg weight division there is a new coming up fighter to
watch out: Irish Taylor Katie, that she defeated by points
World Champion 2002 Canadian Jennifer Ogg.
June 11, 2004 -Denver, Colorado
Colorado Angie Poe won by TKO1 over Janae
June 11, 2004 - Nancy, France
Lightweight Anne Sophie Mathis, 139, stopped
Alexandra Vajdova, 139 by TKO in the
first round, in a scheduled six-round bout.
June 11, 2004 in San Francisco,
Blanca Hilder and Rosa Ponce fought a four-round
June 10, 2004 - Nove Zamky,
Evening Fair Play Promotion had a professional boxing gala in
with one women's bout. Hungarian Krisztina Belinszky
(6-4-2, 3KO) knocked out Valeria Zahorecova (Slovakia)
with double uppercut to the body in a 2nd round, scheduled
four rounder in
a flyweight division. Belinszky weighed at 46,20kg / 101 3/4
lbs., Zahorecova weighed at 53,40kg / 117 3/4 lbs.
5, 2004 - Joplin Missouri - AND - Tulsa, Oklahoma
made some very unique
history for women’s boxing, when she took two different fights
(one sanctioned and one exhibition), in two different states,
on the same day. Dobbs
first fought Sarah Goodson in a four-rounder in Joplin,
Missouri, and had a majority draw (38-38, 38-38, 37-39(for
Dobbs then fought a three-round exhibition (NC) against Cindy
Christian in Tulsa, OK.
June 5, 2004 - Greensboro,
Carlette 'The Truth' Ewell,
175, defeated Gwen Wood,
166, when Gwen's corner threw in the towel after the 2nd
round. Ewell was scheduled to fight on May 30, 2004, in
Washington D.C. but her opponent, Angela
Simpson was a "no
show" according to Ewell.
4, 2004 - Chinook Winds Resort - Lincoln City, Oregon
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right folks...Retired world champion,
stepped up to the plate to fight
Chevelle Hallback. Hallback's
team and promoter tried in vain to find an opponent, but could not get one,
so at the VERY last minute, Canino, took on the task. The two fought in a four-rounder, on the
second fight of the night. It was pure pleasure to want two
highly-skilled women boxers fight it out.
Unfortunately, as we see many times in the sport, the fight was stopped. Too
soon, maybe so, maybe not, but WBAN felt that Canino would have probably
weathered through the storm with Hallback in the third round. Hallback won
by TKO. Also, on the first fight of the night, pro debuter
won by a four-round unanimous decision over
Report by Katherine Dunn
- Canino Fight report by Sue TL Fox
June 4, 2004-Asuncion, Paraguay
Miura Davila Ferreira won a four-round unanimous
decision over Monica Sabino, pro debut.
June 3, 2004 - Chinook Winds
Casino Resort, in Lincoln City, Oregon, at the “Commotion at
the Ocean”, and promoted by Tutor Promotions, LLC
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Televised on “ShoBox” (Showtime) there were six
action-packed fights on the card.
The first five fights on the card were men’s boxing, which provided boxing
fans with toe-to-toe action matches. In the last fight of the night, a
women’s bout was featured between Shelly Burton and Yvonne Reis. Burton
caught Reis with some good shots early in the fight, and after Reis took
two eight counts and being knocked down to the canvas with the first eight
count, the ref stopped the fight 1:59 of the second round. Burton won
by a TKO.
Showtime announced their “history first” when they said that Amy Hayes, the
ring announcer on the "ShoBox" card was the “first ever” woman announcer to
don a Showtime card. There was a host of ring card girls that were models,
from the Swank Model agency, “Boom Boom” Mancini was a special guest who
signed autographs at the event.