September 30, 2004 - Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
(report by David Avila-Maxboxing.com)
Rhonda Luna pounded out a win against Cindy Christian at the
Grand Olympic Auditorium on Thursday. Before more than 1,000, Luna attacked
with precision like a buzz saw as she dominated Christian all four rounds.
"I was pleased the way I fought," said Luna (7-0), "I wasn't wild and I was
much more aggressive." Christian (0-2-1) moved laterally side to side
but couldn't shake Luna's pitbull aggressiveness especially in the corners.
From the first round to the fourth, Luna controlled the fight with
four-punch combinations and a bob and weave defense. Christian managed to
stay on her feet with solid footwork and an occasional right hand counter.
"I was surprised she lasted so long," said Luna. "She was a game fighter."
At times Christian was able to land pot shots at Luna who moved forward all
four rounds. But for every two punches the Oklahoma fighter tossed she
received four or five for her effort. Luna was most effective with a
left hook that snapped Christians head back several times. But she fought
on. Victor Valenzuela, Luna's trainer, wants Luna to continue working
on things in the gym before he lets her fight for a title.
"She needs to work on some fundamentals," said Valenzuela, who formerly
trained Zack Padilla a former junior welterweight champion. "We're working
on her power. It's getting better little by little." All four judges
scored the fight 40-36 for Luna.
Jacob Luna, Rhonda's brother and manager, said he plans for his sister to
fight in December.
2004 in San Antonio, Texas
Local boxers Valeria Flores won a four-round unanimous decision over
September 26, 2004 in Gary,
Kristy Follmar won by TKO2 over Vikky Clardy
and Lois Theobold, pro debut, won by TKO2 over
"Hall of Shamer" Willicia Moorehead. Full Boxing Records
September 26, 2004 in Parana, Brazil
Roselette Dos Santos won by a four-round decision over Gracie
Cotti, pro debut.
September 25, 2004 -
Sporthall of Nagykálló Hungary
WBAN Member's photo Gallery #206
- Part I; and Gallery #209 - Part II
Dr. Bettina Csabi fought local hero Viktoria Milo
for vacant WIBF-GBU super flyweight title. The bout was
qualitative and balanced as well. Bettina's jabs were
dominating the match, but the Milo was better in the near
and her body shots were very dangerous. At the beginning of
the match Csabi was the
dominant however in the middle of the fight Milo succeeded
in taking charge. When the fight ended, both boxers believed
to be the winner. On the cards Csabi was the victorious
(97:94, 97:93 and 95:95) majority decision, however in my
opinion at ringside 96:94 of Csabi was the most objective.
With her victory Csabi has proved that she is in the elite,
Halmich's official challenger. Report and Photos by
September 25, 2004 - Raleigh, North
Bonnie Mann TKO3 Michelle Ewing. Also, Gwen Wood won by
TKO1 over Domesha Allen, pro debut.
September 25, 2004 in Shawnee, Oklahoma
Franchesca Alcanter won by TKO5 over Crystal Bolles.
September 25, 2004 – Oakland, California
Super Featherweight Sosadea Razo, 131, won a crowd-pleasing
four-round unanimous decision in a over Nicole Beard, 133. Final
Score was 40-36, 40-36, 39-36. This Show was a Pro-Am Show, and Sosadea was
the first fight of the Pro Show.
September 25, 2004 - Riga, Latvia
Kristina Kopane, pro debut, won a four-round decision over Somelia
Simmer, pro debut.
September 25, 2004 - Fed Ex Center,
Christie Nickel, now 4-1-0 (4KO) stopped Kim Cabrena in the
first round, on the undercard (non-televised) of the Roy Jones HBO card.
September 24, 2004 -
Jelena Mrdjenovich, 130, now 7-0-0 (5KO), remained undefeated when she
stopped Olivia Pereira, 128, in the fifth round by KO. In news sources
the fight it was reported that in the fourth round, Mrdjenovich knew that
Pereira was hurt. Mrdjenovich said that, she hit her with a clean right
shot, following it up with a left hook. Pereira fell straight back onto the
canvas, and needed several minutes to recover.
September 24, 2004 - Atlanta, Georgia
Record Member's photo Gallery #207 - weigh-in; MPEG Gallery of
Post Fight Conference #208, Trish Hill vs. Lisa Pederson, Gallery #210,
Laila Ali vs. Gwendolyn O'Neil, Gallery #211, and Janaya Davis vs.
Elizabeth Kerin, Gallery #212, Valerie Mahfood vs. Robinson #213
In front of over 6, 000 boxing fans, Laila Ali, 174 1/4, now 19-0
(16KO), KO3 1:59 second, Gwendolyn
O'Neil, 175. Ali won the (IWBF) International Women's Boxing
Federation light heavyweight championship. News sources reported, that Ali
knocked O'Neil down twice in the second round, each time with a right hand
to the chin. Ali began pounding O'Neil late in the third round and
ended the fight with a barrage of punches to the face, knocking O'Neil down
in a neutral corner where she sat stunned as she was counted out.
O'Neil, from Guyana, fell to 9-4-1 (6KO); Super-Middleweights Leatitia
Robinson, 168 1/4, UD10 Valerie Mahfood, 168 3/4. Robinson new
IBA Continental Champ. final judges scores 99-89, 100-88, 98-90; Janaya Davis
defeats Elizabeth Kerin, 168. Final judges scores 40-36; 40-36;
39-37.; and Featherweights Trish Hill, 130, decision win over Lisa Pedersen, 130.
Final judges scores 60-54; 60-54; 57-57.
September 23, 2004- HP Pavilion, San
WBAN Member's photo Gallery #206 - weigh-in and Fight Photos
Jeffries, 121 1/2, of Gilroy, California won by a 10-round
majority decision over
Jerri Sitzes, 122, in a 10-round super-bantamweight
IBA title bout. Final judges scores were 96-94, 97-93 for Jeffries,
and 95-95 even. Jesus Sanchez, who covered the fight for WBAN said,
"The fight was advertised as being for the vacant IBA Super Bantamweight
World title. This was definitely the fight of the night! Both fighters took
a lot of punishment but their great conditioning was a factor in this fight
going 10 rounds. I was very impressed with both fighters but let me tell
you...Jerri is the best 5-5 fighter I have ever seen! I believe Kelsey did
enough to win a decision but a rematch would be great to see!"
September 24, 2004 in Albuquerque, New
Victoria Cisneros won by a four-round unanimous decision over Janae Archuleta.
September 24, 2004 - Trapani, Italy
Angela Cannizaro, pro debut, won a four-round decision over Borislava
September 24, 2004 in Montebello,
Heather Percival won by UD4
over Reiko Muruyama.
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September 22, 2004 in Kansas City,
Mary Ortega won by UD4 over Leslie McNamara.
September 21, 2004 in
Ina Menzer won by a four-round unanimous
decision over Viktoria Oleynik. Also, Alesia Graf
won by TKO2 over Pavla Stankeova.
September 18, 2004 - Seoul, South Korea
United States boxer Maribel Zurita won a ten-round
unanimous decision over Korea’s Shin Hee Choi.
Zurita is the new IFBA flyweight Champion. Final judges
scores were 96-94, 96-95, and 97-96.
September 18, 2004 -
Yvonne Caples, 105, of Las
Vegas, fought Japan's Yuko Sodeoka, 101, to a 10-round
WBAN RECEIVED NOTICED that the WIBA Awarded the WIBA World title belt to
Sodoko - READ CAPLES LETTER with the fight being a majority draw! The two were
fighting for the WIBA Mini flyweight title. In a second WIBA world
title fight, Japan's Emiko Raika, 126, now (12-1-1, 5 KOs),
defeated Missy Fiorentino,124.5, now 9-1-0 (6KO), of Cranston,
Rhode Island, for the WIBA Featherweight World title; Flyweight
Kazumi Izaki, 111½, had a draw with Naoko Yamaguchi,
111¾; Strawweight Nanako Kikuchi, 102½, won an eight-round unanimous
decision over Marika Watanabe, 102½. Kikuchi won the Japanese Women's
Mini Flyweight Title; Featherweight Togo Rigo, 126¾, stopped
Makiko Mizuno, 127, in the third round with a TKO; Strawweight Ayaka,
104½, won a four-round unanimous decision over Erika Irie, 105½.
Super Featherweight Maki Koyakashiro, 128½, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Megumi Yabushita, 130½.
September 18, 2004- Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle,
Flyweight Julia Sahin, 110, won a six-round decision over
September 18, 2004 in Magdeburg, Germany
Natasha Ragosina won by TKO2 over Dana Tabuskova.
September 16, 2004 - Irvine, California
(Report by Mara Castillon) Despite Julie
Rubalcalva engaging in only her third professional
fight, her opponent Gina Abel was out-classed in a
bout scheduled for four rounds at the Irvine Marriott on
Thursday. "When I first saw her throw punches I said
to myself what is this?" said Rubalcalva of her Texan
opponent in a fight card promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
The Orange County fighter quickly realized it was an easy
opponent. Too easy, and took her time letting Abel (0-6)
throw jabs while Rubalcalva moved her head easily avoiding
punches At the sound of the 10 second bell, Rubalcalva let
loose with a barrage of punches that snapped Abel's head
back in a grotesque manner. Referee David Denkin saw enough
and called the fight at 2:58 of the first round. "I just
want to fight," said Rubalcalva who trains out of
Westminster. "I'll fight anybody." The miniature
junior bantamweight was hoping to face Mexico's Mariana
Juarez but promoters were unable to match their purse
"I'd really like to fight Mariana," said Rubalcalva (3-0)
who despite only three fights had a decent amateur
Richard Garcia, who trains Rubalcalva, said he's confident
she can fight any of the top junior bantamweights in the
world including Melinda Cooper, Elena Reid or Carina Moreno.
"She'll have no problem," Garcia said.
September 16, 2004- Kewadin Casino,
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
Mary Jo Sanders TKO'd Shakura Witherspoon 57 seconds in
the third round of a scheduled six rounder.
September 16, 2004 - Ontario,Canada
Sandy Tsagouris, 123, of Toronto, Ontario TKO1 1:20 Monique
Velasquez, 126. Also, Christina Christian, 211, of
Hamilton, Ontario., won her pro debut by TKO3 over Lynette Shade,
280. Shade quit after the 3rd round.
September 11, 2004 - Karlsuhe,
(report by David Avila) After a fierce 10 rounds against Germany’s
WIBF flyweight champion, Elena “Baby Doll” Reid returned home
without the belt but a smile on her face. “They were so
wonderful to me,” said Reid of her experience in Germany. In
her first world title bout Reid engaged female prizefighting’s most
experienced world champion Regina Halmich at DM Arena in
Karlsruhe, Germany before more than 4,000 rabid fans. “It was very
exciting,” said Reid (14-1-5), who had never been to Europe before
spending several days promoting the fight in Germany. “The people
were so nice to me everywhere I went.” Inside the ring, the
always-smiling Reid faced Halmich (45-1-1), a veteran fighter of
numerous clashes in defense of the several world titles she has
picked up in her long career. It’s a career that has spanned more
than 10 years as a professional including 40 title fights. In that
time she had only suffered one loss and no draws. That was until
yesterday. The left-handed Reid who has changed back to a more
marauding aggressive style after experimenting with a classic boxing
mode, was set to see who would blink first. Both Reid and Halmich
have the same juggernaut approach to boxing, never a step backward.
“I felt I was able to hit her with everything I threw,” said Reid,
22. “She was a very tough fighter.” Chris Ben, Reid’s trainer,
said the plan was to attack and use the left. Both Reid and Ben felt
they were able to achieve their goal successfully. “She hit Regina
every time she threw a left,” said Ben who worked her corner. “She
was snapping her head back with jabs and lefts.” Halmich, 27,
reportedly suffered cuts and bumps on her face from Reid’s punishing
blows, but never stopped trying. “You have to hand it to
Regina, she is one tough girl,” said Ben, adding that other fighters
might have quit under the same pressure. “Elena was too strong for
her.” By the end of the first half of the fight, the crowd had
swayed over to Reid. “They were cheering for Elena and calling out
Baby Doll, Baby Doll,” said Ben. When the fight ended Halmich
walked over to congratulate Reid on her performance. “She told me
she would give me another fight,” said Reid, who felt she won every
round in the fight. The judges scored it 98-94 Halmich,
97-93 Reid and 97-97 for a draw. It’s Reid’s fifth draw and
Halmich’s first.The media called two of the judges scores
“scandalous”. The television commentator interviewing Halmich told
her they felt she lost convincingly. “She was mad at the
television guys cause they told her she lost the fight,” said Reid,
adding that Halmich fought bravely and never stopped trying. “The
people there treated me so well. I’ll never forget them. They were
really wonderful people. IN a second's women's bout,
Silke Weickenmeier won a 10-round unanimous decision over
Austria Urbaez Urena in an uneventful bout. Lastly in a four-round
undercard bout, featherweight Sandra Schreiber won by a
unanimous decision over Pavla Stankeova. Final judges scores
were 40-35, 40-35, and 39-36.
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Sept 11, 2004 -Silver Reef Casino,
Molly McConnell won a unanimous decision over Claudia
Valenciana, now 7-2-0 (4KO), and #1 ranked Light
middleweight in the United States. After the first round of getting
used to Valenciana's mauling approach to boxing. Molly went on to
win the last three rounds handedly with scores of 39-37 on all three
judges cards. Valenciana weighed in two pounds over her
contract weight of 147 and according to Bill Mertzl, refused to lose
the two pounds saying; "we'll just go home". Molly accepted the bout
and at fight time Valenciana weighed 158. This was a BIG order for
McConnell who boxes as a Light Welterweight, however the BIG order
was handled with ease. Molly's record improves to 2-0.
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|September 11, 2004–Cabbagetown
Gym, Toronto, Canada - Amateur
|Amateur boxer Jenn Ogg, and
reigning women’s world lightweight boxing champion, knocked out
Wendy Lee in just 12 quick seconds! Durell Wambolt caught the
action and told WBAN, “It was an awesome display of power! Ogg has
67 amateur bouts 60-7, and is a London police officer. She just
recently announced her upcoming retirement from boxing, and plans to
make her last appearance on October 15th, as the headliner of the
second Banger in the Hangar dinner - boxing card at the London
September 11, 2004, Polideportivo
Carlos Cerutti, Córdoba
World Champion Super Bantamweight Marcela Eliana Acuña,
121¼, stopped newcomer Ada Camila Santos, 119½, in the
third round. ords
September 11, 2004 - FAB TV Studio
Bantamweight Petra Jachmanova,121¼, won a four-round split
decision over Iryna Ponomarova, 119. Final Judges Scores
37-40, 38-39, and 40-36.
September 11, 2004 in Topeka, Kansas
Strawweights Sandra Ortiz, pro debut, won by TKO2 1:38
seconds, over Katie Shadwell,
September 10, 2004 - City Sport Hall, Tököl,
Record Member's photo Gallery #203 - weigh-in
After the long inactivity period Piroska Beki (6-2-0; 2KO's) winning
by scheduled four round split decision over Agnes Varga (0-2-0) in a
featherweight division. Beki dominated her opponent every rounds, but
knocked down in the 2nd round with a lucky-punch.
The second women's bout featured Bettina Csabi, 115,
(20-0-0; 10KO's) who TKO'd former three-times kick box champion Maria
Balogh in the second round, in a scheduled six rounder. Balogh was
making her pro debut in boxing. Csabi will be fighting on September
25th where she is set to fight Viktoria Milo for the WIBF-GBU Super
In the main event, Krisztina Belinszky, 102 3/4, (9-4-2; 5KO'S) won
by a unanimous decision over Juliane Quaassdorff, 102 3/4, in
in a ten round Strawweight division, and captured the vacant WIBF-GBU world
title. Belinszky dominated her opponent every round, and
knocked down Quaassdorff in second round with a double left and right
hook combination. Belinszky win superciliously and Quaassdorff suffered a
first knockdown and defeat of her professional career.
September 10, 2004 in Hollywood,
Suswella Roberts won by TKO3 over Danille Christensen,
September 10, 2004 at the Tropicana
Casino and Resort, in Atlanta City, New Jersey
Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, 179, won a ten-rounder over Mary Ann
Almager, 183, in a heavyweight title fight. According to news
sources, Almager knocked Frazier-Lyde to the canvas twice, but lost
the bout by 97-92, 96-92, and 95-93. Report by Jack Crider:
The Tropicana Hotel and Casino played host to one of the most
exciting Women’s Boxing Championship Bouts in many years. The Event
Title “Sister Smoke Returns” was a well matched battle between two
of the best female boxers in the world. From the opening bell it was
evident that neither of the two women was going to give up much
ground. Round one saw both women see sawing back in forth
trading heavy leather with Frazier-Lyde narrowly winning the first
round of an exciting bout. The second round began with both ladies
again trading heavy shots, trying to take out each other. To the
crowd’s amazment, Almager landed a big right hand, catching Frazier-Lyde
off balance and sending “Sister Smoke” to one knee. After looking
surprised and dazed, Frazier-Lyde shook off the cob webs and
survived the second round. In round three Frazier-Lyde seemed to
gain her composure and clearly landed the heavier blows pounding
Almager to the body and sending her against the ropes. The fourth
round Frazier-Lyde started looking much like the third round with
Frazier-Lyde again going to the body of Almager and making her cover
up. Almager in this round did have some moments, but the heavier
damage went to Lyde. The fifth round saw both Almager and Frazier-Lyde
going back and forth each having their moments, but the body attack
by Frazier-Lyde again seemed to win the round. Round six was
exciting but with no real fanfare, again Frazier-Lyde doing more to
impress than Almager. In round seven Almager came out looking to
again try to take out Frazier-Lyde, however Lyde used good defence
and came on later in the round again with a good body attack which
slowed down Almager. Almager came out in round eight again trying to
land big shots on Frazier but again “Sister Smoke” used good defense
and again clearly used better boxing skills to win the round. The
ninth round was a recap of the eight round with Frazier-Lyde
controlling the action with body shots, good defense and holding
Almager at bay and easily winning the round. In between rounds
Almager’s corner screamed encouragement to her and instructed her to
let it all hang out. The result was good because the motivation saw
Almager get a controversial knock down half way into the round. As a
result, Almager clearly won this tenth round. Frazier-Lyde on the
other hand as well as many observers ringside, thought the knock
down was more a push than actually a knock down. Referee Eddie
Cotton to quite a few fans dismay ruled it a knock down.
September 4, 2004 - Big Boxing Sport
Club presented a professional boxing gala in the City Boxing Centre,
Nyíregyháza, Hungary WBAN
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The Romanian born Hungarian Gabriella Insperger, 108,
2-4-0 (2KO), captured her second professional victory. She
TKO'd the pro debutant Slovakian Maria Vanceova, 114 3/4, in
the second round of a scheduled four round flyweight match.
In the main event, Viktoria Milo, 113, 10-3-0 (2KO) defeated
by points slovakian Petra Di Jachman, 120 1/4, in a six round
Super Flyweight division. Milo dominated her opponent every round,
and stunned Jachman in the 4th round who was second division higher
than her. Milo successfully warm up for her September 25th fight
that she is set to fight Dr. Bettina Csabi for the
WIBF-GBU Super Flyweight title.
August 28, 2004 Cartagena, Columbia Yidi Meza and Adriana Payeres, pro debut, fought to a
September 2, 2004 - Harrah's Casino,
in Kansas City, Missouri
On the undercard of a Showtime card, and promoted by Titan
Entertainment, Sharon Gaines, 120, won a four-round unanimous
decision over Leslie McNamara, 121, of Cameraon, Missouri, in
a junior featherweight bout. Judges scores: 40-36, 39-37,
39-37. Gaines is now 3-1-0, and McNamara slips to 0-3-0.