March 30, 2004 Saaltheater
Geulen, Aachen, Germany
Super Featherweight Ina Menzer, 126 3/4, stopped
Zsanett Eröd, 130 in the third round with a TKO.
March 27, 2004 - Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall, Georgetown Guyana
Alicia "Slick" Ashley, 121, won an eight-round
unanimous decision over Shondell Alfred, 111.
Also in a huge-weight difference matchup, Lisma De Silva, 228,
won a four-round unanimous decision over Sharon Ward, 170, who
was making her pro debut.
March 27, 2004 -Foxwoods Resort Casino,
Jaime Clampitt, 137, 13-2-0 (5KO), stopped Lanie
Ellis, 136, 9-2-0, in the fourth round by a TKO. The fight
was scheduled for 10-rounds, for the IWBF - NABA World belts.
March 27, 2004 - Savannah,
Donna Lee Biggers, 128, Stopped Lynn (Brandy) Smith, 128,
in the second round of a scheduled four rounder.
On this same card, Final Tribute:
Heavyweight boxer David Rickman left his stool hoping
to win an undercard match against Earl Ladson at
Jarrell's Gym Saturday night. Instead, Rickman lost
his life. The 29-year-old from Fernandina Beach, Fla.,
who suffered a knockout in the fourth round Saturday, was
pronounced dead Monday morning at Memorial Health University
Medical Center, according to Chatham County deputy.
March 27, 2004 - Lincoln Theatre, in
District Of Columbia
Lightweight Multi-world title holder Isra Girgrah, 131, 27-3-2, won a
six-round unanimous decision over Shakurah Witherspoon, 132 ½, now
10-34-1 (3K0) in a scheduled six-rounder...Who would have guessed that
Girgrah would win this one?
March 26, 2004 - Ft. Cheyenne Event
Center, in North
Las Vegas, Nevada
Photo/MPEGS Gallery #158) There were two
women’s bouts that donned the card. In the co-main Ana Marie Torres,
120, of Mexico, stopped Lakeysha Williams, 119, in the fourth
round with a TKO in a scheduled eight rounder. Torres affectively threw body
punches and was impressive with her technical abilities. On the undercard
in a scheduled six-round bout, Canadian Olivia Pereira, 135, won
by a unanimous decision over Utah’s Betty Stephens, 135.5. Final
judges scoring was 60-54 on all cards.
March 26, 2004 - Dodge Theatre,
On the undercard, Phoenix flyweight Becky Garcia, 104
1/4, stopped Gina Abel, 103, Alan, Oklahoma,
20 seconds in the first round with a TKO. In the second
women's bout that was supposed to be on the card did not
take place between Mia St. John and Imelda Arias,
when Arias came in at 149 lbs, which was much heavier than the
weight limit of 135 lbs.
2004 -Ceret Tatuapé, San Paolo, Brazil
Davila Miura Ferreira won by a four-round unanimous
decision over Eleide Alves da Silva.
March 25, 2004 - Grand
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, and promoted by
Golden Boy Promotions
Photo Gallery #159)
Rhonda Luna, 127 lbs., now 5-0-0, of Southern
California, won a six-round unanimous decision over
124.5, of Chicago, now 1-1. WBAN's
Insider who was ringside wrote the following: In one of the
oldest boxing arenas in the country Rhonda Luna put the pressure on
Chicago's Amber Gideon and won a unanimous decision.
But it wasn't easy.
Before more than 2,800 people at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, Luna and
Gideon fought a closely matched contest that saw no one take absolute
command in any round.
"I'm disappointed in myself," said Luna (5-0) who won by scores 60-54,
59-55, 58-56. "I thought I could do a lot better."
Both fighters were tentative in the opening round and kept their distance.
It was a prelude to the entire fight as each fighter flurried when the other
flurried. In between the two fighters kept their pace and feinted.
"She didn't fight the way I expected her to fight," said Luna, who prepared
for the fight with sparring against Mia St. John, Mariana Juarez and recent
Golden Glove champion Danny Martinez. "She threw me off with her lunging."
Gideon was out-punched in the first round as Luna landed several left hands.
But in the second round, Gideon landed a hard jab that seemed to give her
confidence to open up with her combinations and perhaps win her the round.
"I thought it was a hard fight, Rhonda is a good fighter," said Gideon (1-1)
a National Champion as an amateur fighter three times. "She was very
Luna, 25, stalked Gideon all six rounds but no fighter dominated any round
against each other. It was a few landed punches that made the difference in
"I knew coming into the fight this was her hometown," Gideon, 33, said. "I
couldn't leave any doubt that I beat her or I wasn't going to win."
In the fifth round Gideon found a home for her right hand while Luna
attacked the body. Then suddenly Luna opened up with her own right hand.
The final round saw Luna go to Gideon's body once again as Gideon countered
with solid right hands. Both traded blows and tried to get that last punch
in at the bell.
Despite losing the decision, Gideon was optimistic about her future as a
"I thought I gave a good show. People have been coming up to me to tell me I
did well. That makes me happy," said the featherweight fighter who suffered
her first loss. "But it's not going to stop me from fighting other people in
their home town. I don't want to be that kind of fighter."
Meanwhile, Luna expressed some joy in winning, but graded her own
performance below average.
"The best thing I can say is at least I won though I didn't perform to my
capabilities," Luna said. "And I know now I can go six rounds."
2004-Kansas City, Missouri
Sharon Gaines won by four-round unanimous decision over
20, 2004, Oakland Arena, in Oakland, California
Blanca Hilder, of San Francisco, California had a
four-round draw with Tracy Carlton of Compton.
Both were making their pro debut. "America's Bad Girl" Tonya Harding,
3-2-0 (0KO), of Vancouver, Washington, pulled out of the fight on this
card just hours before showtime. Harding was first set
to fight Blanca Hilder, who would have been making her
pro debut. But Harding did not want to fight her
according to news sources. Then the promoter found
another female boxer, Tracy Carlton of Compton,
California, who would have also made her pro debut, and
Harding pulled out of that match. According to the
Contra Times News, Harding was paid $12,000 in advance.
March 20, 2004 - Catán,
González Catán, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paola Casalinuovo, from Argentina TKO1 Brazil's
Tereza Da Silva, in a scheduled Middleweight four-rounder.
Casalinuovo was interviewed by WBAN a couple of years ago,
when she expressed frustrations of not being able to fight in
her native country.
March 20, 2004 - Barackpoore
Compresive School, Barackpoore, Trinidad W.I. - promoted
by Temuldass Boodram
Iva Weston, 142, won by a TKO over Crystal Lessie,
175, in a scheduled non-title six-round bout. Fitzroy
Richards told WBAN, "Iva Weston is one of the world ranked
boxer in Trinidad. She fought all her fights at 135lbs. She
will be fighting all her fights in future at 140 lbs.
Bout was sanctioned by the Trinidad & Tobago Boxing Board of
Control. Source: Fitzroy Richards, Rep. of the
WIBA in Trinidad & Tobago.
March 20, 2004 - Palais des
sports, Lyon, France
Myriam Lamare, 136 3/4, won a six-round unanimous
decision over Borislava Goranova, 136 3/4.
2004 - Olympic Theater, New York
Ann Marie Saccurato won a four-round unanimous decision
with pro debuter Liz Mooney. Final judging was
40-36 on all score cards.
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2004 -Poza Rica, Mexico
Maria Altamirano, pro debut, won by TKO1 over Luz
Salgado, pro debut.
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March 19, 2004 - International Ballroom,
Joanna Pena-Alvarez won a eight round split decision
over Anissa Zamarron, of Austin,
Texas. Pena-Alvarez just came off of a recent loss to Regina
Halmich of Germany. In a second bout, Pro debuters Akondayne
Fountain, 157.5, won a four-round majority decision over
Alicia Collins, 159.
March 19, 2004 -Majestic Star Casino,
in Gary, Muncie, Indiana
Kristy Follmar, now 11-1-0 (8KO) of Indiana, stopped
Carrie Crawford in the second round with a TKO, in a
scheduled lightweight four-rounder.
March 18, 2004-Chumash Casino,
Santa Ynez, California
In the heavyweight division, Marsha Valley, 183.5,
won a split decision over Martha Salazar, San
Francisco. Valley improved her record to 10-8-4 (4KO). Salazar
is now 6-3-0 (1KO). In a second women's match,
Claudia Valenciana, 151, now 7-1-0 (4KO) Oxnard,
California, TKO2 Melissa Rodriguez, 146.
March 15, 2004 - Denver,
Terri "Lil' Loca" Cruz, 122.2, showed why she is
ranked #5 in the world. She worked behind a solid jab and
dominated Susan "Hurricane" Nance, 119.6, over eight
rounds. You have to credit Nance, as she took some very hard
shots and never gave up. Cruz used a basic double jab and
right hand to take over the fight early. By the third round
Cruz had Nance worried about every feint she used and started
leading her into big right hands. Nance was very stiff and
mechanical but did manage to land some punches throughout the
bout. Cruz ended the bout with her hardest shot of night,
landing an overhand right at the bell that nearly knocked
Nance down. It was good for Cruz to get the rounds in and know
that she can go eight, as this was her first eight rounder.
RMB scored it 80-72 a shut out for Cruz as did all three
judges. Hopefully within the year Cruz can land a title shot
as she seems to be nearly ready for it. by Chris
Morris of RockyMountainBoxing.com
March 15, 2004 - Tijuana,
Jackie Nava, San Diego, California, KO1 Silvia
Zuniga, Rio Colorado, México. Nava improved her record to
6-1-0 (5 KO).
March 14, 2004 - Pechanga Resort, in Temecula, California
(MAR 15) With revenge on her mind Stephanie Dobbs
pounded out a six-round majority decision over Nina Ahlin,
103.5, in a strawweight battle at the Pechanga Resort
and Casino on Sunday. Dobbs, 103, (10-13-2)
avenged a loss to Ahlin with a nonstop assault of the
Atlanta-based boxer who was fighting for the first time in 11
months. Their last confrontation occurred in 2002 with Ahlin
winning a four-round decision 57-57, 58-56, 59-55. “It
was early in my career I had just started boxing,” said Dobbs,
who lives and trains out of Moore, Oklahoma. “I didn’t know
that much.” Ahlin (10-5-1) started the bout sharply with
quicker and more accurate punching. Each time Dobbs advanced
Ahlin seemed to beat her to the punch but the fighter known as
“All Action” kept moving in. In the second round with
the crowd entranced by the action provided in the previous
stanza Ahlin continued to move and counter. Dobbs never quit
and maintained the pressure despite receiving counter rights.
Finally in the third round Dobbs pressure seemed to be slowing
Ahlin. The punches that had missed their mark were now
landing. Ahlin landed a thudding left but was met with
retaliatory strikes from Dobbs who fired two sidewinder
missiles that found their mark. Ahlin’s corner advised
her to step up the attack and not to brawl. She tried fighting
from long-range but her legs seemed to lack the spring.
Meanwhile Dobbs seemed fresh and had a slight smile on her
face as if realizing that the momentum had changed. A big
right by Dobbs found its mark but Ahlin struck back. Both
found targets for their right hand in the most action-packed
round of the fight. But the energy needed to win the
round depleted Ahlin’s reserves as Dobbs punches had more
snap. With little resistance from Ahlin, Dobbs swarmed in for
the attack and walked through Ahlin’s punches. Most of Dobbs
rights were reaching the target while Ahlin tried to stave off
the blows but was drained. “I was real tired,” said
Ahlin, 30, who was unable to walk back to the dressing room.
The effects of not fighting for almost a year had been too
much for the number one ranked strawweight. “I got caught on
the ropes too many times.” Dobbs said it was satisfying to
avenge her earlier defeat and was confident she would win.
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March 13, 2004 - Copenhagen,
Alexandra Matheus stopped her Hungarian opponent
Krisztina Poropzski towards the end of the third round.
She caught Poropzski with a left hook to the body, which sent
her to to canvas. She repeated this a few moments later, and
this time the Hungarian failed to beat the count. In the
second women's bout, Frida Walberg had the upper
hand in all four rounds of her bout with
Viktoria Oleynik of Ukraine, but had to settle for a
convincing points decision. All three judges scored the bout
March 13, 2004 - Mandalay Bay
Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Photo Gallery #154
Zaganas, 104, picked a bad night for the biggest fight of her career but the show
must go on.
Still recovering from the flu and her monthly, Zaganas gutted it out against
the brawling style of Japan's Yumi Takano at the Mandalay Bay Resort and
Casino on Saturday.
"I don't care if I was at my death bed I was still going to fight," said
Zaganas, 28, fighting in her adopted hometown Las Vegas for the third time.
"The doctor advised me not to fight but nothing was going to stop me."
Takano (9-8) entered the ring as a boxer known for advancing with both hands
held high. But after training in Los Angeles recently, the Japanese fighter
had a few tricks up her sleeve."I saw tape of her from two years ago and she would fight aggresively with
both hands in front of her face," Zaganas (15-3) said of Takano. "But she
had her left hand down and would move her head side to side... that's why I
don't take tapes too seriously."
Takano repeatedly tried to land overhand left hands from long range but ran
into multiple counter rights in the first two rounds. And when she tried to
ram her way inside the two would collide heads. An accidental butt in the
first round led to a cut over Takano's nose.
The second round found Zaganas firing combinations at her attacking
opponent. The most effective punches landed were counter right hands.
Finally in the third round Takano began to find a formula to get inside.
Disdaining counter rights Takano landed several good left hands in the round
in a close frame. Inside she was more effective and it looked like she could
turn the momentum.
"Vaia loves to be aggressive and busy but in this fight she was smart and
boxed from outside," said Chris Ben, her trainer. "She was smart."
With both fighters realizing the fourth round would be crucial, both
fighters sizzled from the start to finish. Zaganas landed repeated rights
and Takano landed thudding lefts. The crowd applauded their efforts.
"I knew she was a a brawler and I knew she would run into my rights," said
Zaganas, the current IFBA strawweight title-holder. "She was real
Zaganas, with a red mark over her left eye from punches, said she was caught
a few times with punches but was never hurt.
"She hit me with some good shots," she said. "You're going to get hit with
punches unless you're Roy Jones Jr."
In the fifth round the Canadian fighter began to tire from the expenditure
of punches and from various maladies.
"I usually don't even train when I'm on my period. I get too exhausted," she
said. "But nothing was going to stop me from this fight."
Zaganas kept Takano at the outside with jabs and slide-stepped to the side
repeatedly. The Japanese fighter couldn't seem to get a solid shot but
continued to fire lefts and rights.
The judges scored the fight a majority win for Zaganas 57-57, 59-55, 58-56. "She didn't feel that great," said Ben her
trainer who realized she was not 100 percent. "But she boxed and fought a
Zaganas said her two losses to Luz Rodriguez were under similar conditions
but she told herself to remain calm for this bouton the under card of Shane
Mosley and Winky Wright.
"Relax, relax, that was my mantra," Zaganas said. "I kept telling myself
that when you're relaxed your punches are sharp."
Zaganas is scheduled to fight in two weeks in Lake Tahoe possibly against
Gracie Roca who has a win against her.
"I can't wait to fight her," Zaganas said.
March 12, 2004-Civic Arena in
St. Joseph, Missouri
Holly Shores, St. Joseph, Missouri, now 3-0-0 (2KO),
TKO1 22 seconds over Rena Hill, now 0-2-0,
in a scheduled four-rounder.
March 12, 2004 - Farmers
Market, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway TKO3 Kathy Garman in
a scheduled four-round Flyweight division.
March 12, 2003 – Indianapolis,
Indiana - Exhibition
In front of over 7,700 hockey fans in
Indianapolis, Indiana, Tonya Harding and her trainer put on an
exhibition bout at a “Fight Night” promotion held by the
Indianapolis Ice of the Central Hockey League. Local news
sources reported, “Harding traded punches with her manager and
trainer, Paul Brown, who wore huge gloves, which he used to
absorb punches.” It was reported that many spectators booed
Harding, when she was introduced as "America's Bad Girl."
Harding’s comeback, "They boo me, but they're all paying my
salary, I say 'Thank you' to them." Source:mercurynews.com
March 12, 2004 - 2004 Miller
Lite Fight Night at the Tank, HP Pavilion, San Jose,
California - Promoted by Sugar Ray Leonard Promotions
Photo Gallery #153
Members Login In a six-round featherweight bout on the undercard, Kelsey
Jeffries, 122, won by a unanimous decision over Linda Tenberg,
March 12, 2004 -
Edgewater in Laughlin, Nevada Canada's (Kronk Boxing Team)
Kara Ro, 132.5, now 7-0-0 (4KO) won a six-round decision
over Blanca Luna, 130.5, Las Vegas. who fights out of
Vegas. Final Judges scoring was 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56.
2004 -Palacio, Mexico
Jazmin Rosita Rivas won by TKO1 over Guadalupe
March 11, 2004 - Ballroom
Boxing - Burnie, Maryland
Angel McNamara, Cambridge, Maryland, KO'd Tera
Fielding, Cleveland, Ohio 1:50 seconds of the first round.
McNamara improves her record to 2-0-0 (1KO).
March 11, 2004 - Coeur d'Alene
Casino, Worley, Idaho
Betty Stephens, 125, of Utah won a four-round
unanimous decision over Carla Wilcox, 125.
Stephens is now 2-0-0 (0KO), and Wilcox is 4-5-0.
March 7, 2004 - Bulldog Event
Hall, Karlsruhe, Germany
All Women's Boxing with on male kickboxing bout
Sandra Schreiber (Offenbach) TKO1 Anne Fitterer
(Karlsruhe) (Verletzte Nase); Kea Neubauer (Karlsruhe)
DR4 Monica Kube (Karlsruhe); Emmelie Rattinger (Karlsruhe)
DR4 Juliane Lienhorst (Offenbach); Juliane Quasdorf
(Karlsruhe) won a four-round unanimous decision over Marita
Behringer (Stuttgart); and Birgit Schmidt (Karlsruhe)
won a four-round unanimous decision Dagmar Schildt (Karlsruhe).
March 7, 2004-Msasani Resort
Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Catherine Komba of Tanzania won a TKO4 over Bahati
Kidila in a scheduled six round bout in the welterweight
March 6, 2004 - Cartagena,
Ana Pascal, Colon, Panama TKO1 1:11 seconds over
Rosa Maria Solano, Bogota, Colombia. This fight
was a scheduled 10-rounder, which is bewildering when you look
at Solano's reported record going into the fight that was
2004 -Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minnesota
Kirstie Davis, 133, pro debut, won by TKO1 51 seconds, over Leshawnda
Knox, 135, pro debut.
March 6, 2004 "The Night Of The
Amateur Matches (3 round x 2 minutes)
Ambra Vielmi wins by split decision over
Silvia Panzeri- Weight class - 52kg; Marianna Palumbo
wins by unanimous decision over Giorgia Ferro - Weight
class 54kg; Antonietta Capuano wins by unanimous
decision over Eleonora Fedeli - Weight class 57kg;
Tania Rebagliati vs Irene Vicari didn't take
place;Veronica Alfano vs. Fernanda Gallo didn't
take place; Professional
fights: FIKB ITALIAN TITLE - 5 rounds x 2 minutes -
Weight class 50kg Rita De Angelis wins by unanimous
decision over Valeria Imbrogno; WAKO PRO WORLD TITLE -
5 rounds x 3 minutes Weight class 48kg; Sabina Ritter
wins by a 2 round KO over Sonia Pereira (Sonia throws
the towel); WAKO PRO WORLD TITLE - 5 rounds x 3 minutes Weight
class 50kg; Stefania Bianchini wins by a 2 round KO
over Dounia Tai (Dounia didn't continue the fight after
a standing 8 count); WAKO PRO WORLD TITLE - 5 rounds x 3
minutes, Weight class 58kg; Laura Tavecchio wins by a 3
round KO over Safia Leahhni (Safia suffered a pain to
her left ear, caused by a Laura's high kick, and she didn't
continue the fight after a standing 8 count);
March 6, 2004 - Sam's Town
Casino, Tunica, Mississippi
Dana Kendrick, Mississippi, stopped Shannon
Birmingham, Alabama, now 2-3-0, in the 0:53 seconds, in
the 2nd round with a TKO. The fight was scheduled for four
March 5, 2004 in Lastra a Signa,
Maria Rosa Tabbuso won by TKO3 over Maria Naroszsnik.
March 5, 2004 - Regency Hotel,
Angie Poe, 144, TKO1 pro debuter Megan Roberts,
150, in a scheduled four-rounder. Poe is now 1-2-0 (1KO).
March 2, 2004 - Pepsi Coliseum,
in Indianapolis, Indiana
Photo Gallery #107, of Follmar (not the fight)
Members Login Kristy Follmar, of Muncie, Indiana, now 10-1-0 (7KO), won a six-round majority decision over
Talia Smith, now 3-3-0 (3KO), of Cleveland, Ohio. Final
judges scores was 57-56, 58-55, and 55-55.
March 2, 2004 - Hamburg,
Former World Boxing Champion Daisy Lang, 116 3/4,
won an eight- round unanimous decision over Mariann Pampuk,
115 3/4, who is now at 19 losses, no wins. The
local news reported that Lang had the upper hand in the full
distance, but she couldn't find the form of her former glory.
In the second Women's Match, Alesia Graf,
stopped Marinna Zhekova 130 3/4, in the second round. One insider reported that the fight was fairly one-sidedLogged
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