June 29, 2005 - Ryugyong Jong Ju
Yong Gymnasium in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of
North Korean Myung Ok Ryu KO'd Elizabeth Sánchez
50 seconds in the first round. They were fighting for the World
boxing Council super flyweight title. In a second women's
match Yvonne Caples lost on points to the Korean Eun Soon
Choi of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (unanimous decision) for the WBCF junior flyweight title.
Ok Kim won on points against of Korea Shiro Morimoto
of Japan for the bantamweight title.
Also, flyweights Han Yon Sun
won an eight-round bout by points over Cho Rong Soon.
(According to local news sources, prior to the championship series,
Han Yon Sun of the DPRK defeated Han Min Ju of
South Korea to win the qualification for the championship series of
the WBCF at the light fly (48.98kg) category. The two had
fought eight rounds in that eliminator). Full
Story by Ewan Whyte
June 25, 2005 - Legends Casino
Resort, Yakama Nation
Toppenish, Washington (Report by Katherine Dunn)
Record Member's huge digital photo gallery #270
In a six round bout, World Featherweight champ Kelsey
Jeffries, 123 1/2 lbs of Gilroy, CA stepped in for her
second non-title fight in less than two weeks. Her
opponent was banger Kimberly Colbert, 125 1/2 lbs, of
Atlanta, GA. Colbert didn’t make the contract weight of 125, so she
chose to forfeit 20% of her purse to Jeffries up front. Colbert
still managed to make a fight of it. Two judges called it 60-54 and
one saw it as 60-55, all for Jeffries.
June 25, 2005 in Club Maquiteria,
Gardy Pena, 171, won by TKO4 over Jennifer Rancier,
June 25, 2005 in
Charlotte, North Carolina
Carrie Flock won by TKO3 over Tristen Jones, pro
June 24, 2005 in
Angela Cannizzano won a six-round decision over Suzana
June 24, 2005 - Plaza Calafia, Mexicali (Baja California, Mexico)
Promoter: Box Latino (report by Ewan Whyte)
Promised a shot at the winner of this Tuesday’s contest between
Myung Ok Ryu and her compatriot Elizabeth (“la Azteca”) Sánchez for
the WBC super flyweight title if she could prevail against
17-year-old Jazmín (“la Rusita”) Rivas — the fight took place
in the early hours of this morning in the Plaza de Toros Calafia in
Mexicali (Baja California) — the brass ring must have seemed very
close for Susana Morales (right in picture). “This is an
opportunity I don’t intend to let slip,” she told reporters with
grim-lipped determination. "I've come to win; and I will win;
because the future of my children depends upon it". Well she
didn’t win; and a relief fund needs to be set up lickety-split for
those two children if their future really did depend on it. (I don’t
know Bob Geldorf personally, but Kofi Annan’s been informed). I
rather suspect, though, that Ms Morales may have been exaggerating a
teensy bit about all that. She must have a Plan B. She still has a
shot at the Gold Star for Responsible Parenting (Central American
Division, Second Trimester) if she gets her application in quick;
but they’re going to ask about a Plan B; and if it’s true that she
doesn’t have one, she’d better think of one quick. Taller,
faster and vastly more talented, Rivas (10,2,5 KOs), who already
holds the AMB world title, seemed set for an easy victory after a
first round she had dominated with lefts and rights to the face and
abdomen; but Morales came out with a new strategy in the second,
fighting from midrange and complicating the youngster’s task of
making her superior athleticism tell.
A mistake in the fifth, however, gave Rivas the opening she needed,
and she dropped Morales with a powerful right cross. Morales fell
heavily and looked as contrite as the CEO of some Japanese
multinational that had just failed for the first time in its history
to triple its year-on-year profits, as she sat, gloves down,
shoulders slumped, head bowed, in the centre of the canvas: torpid,
stunned, and resigned, finally, to the fact that it was not going to
happen. In fact, I’ve seen pandas more upbeat about the future; but
she got up. And though deprived now of her lucidity and unable to
mount any kind of concerted offensive, she was too proud to
surrender to an opponent many years her junior: Rivas stepped up the
pace and the punishment in the last three rounds in search her sixth
knockout, but Morales managed to hold out to the end, losing 78-73,
80-72 and 79-72 on the scorecards.
June 24, 2005 -Isleta
Casino, in New Mexico
In the main event, Holly Holm, 140, (9-1-2, 3KO),
stopped last-minute opponent,
Lisa Lewis, 136, in the ninth round. Holm successfully defended
her IBA Jr. Welterweight title. According to a ringside
observer, they reported the following: Lewis refused to come
out of her corner for the 9th round despite her earlier rounds of
relentless pressure. Holly had the footwork and ability to pull off
fighting going backwards. Not too many fighters can fight moving
backward. In the
Holm uses her long right jabs and a good right hooks to the body to
win the first round.
It went to the inside and both ladies went to work but it was Holly
who stayed busier and used right angles to confuse Lewis.
In round three,
Lisa used constant pressure to push Holly back and using the center
of the ring but Holm kept her at bay again with long punches while
moving backward was able to execute combos at will - it's 3 rounds
to 0 for Holm.
More combos on the
inside and Lisa still keeps on the forward aggressive pressure,
but Holly lands clean punches and takes another round.
Holm keeps her at bay all on the outside.
Big lefts and big right hooks all to be received by Lisa's head.
The relentless Lewis returns to the center of the ring but to no
avail she is haunted by Holm combinations again and several hard
Holly goes back to work with long jabs and keeps punishing Lewis so
much so that her she fails to come out of the corner for the 9th
on the undercard, Jody
Esquibel, 113, TKO'd Doreen Hilton, 115, in the second round.
June 24, 2005 - Sporthall Láng, in Budapest, Hungary, on the Blue
Alligator card featured three women's bouts.
the co-main event: Blue Alligator's contestant Hungarian Reka Krempf , 113 3/4, outpointed Israelian
Hagar Shmoulefeld, 114 3/4, and won the vacant WIBF super
flyweight title. This bout very spectacular, but the
round by round not reflected in final judges scoring. Final judges
scores were 99-91, 100-91, and 100-90-all for Krempf.
With this victory Reka Kremf is the new WIBF superfly champion. The
title was stripped by Galina Ivanova because did not defend
The first match barely lasted (1:36) former hungarian
amateur bantamweight champion Beatrix Farago TKO'd
slovakian Blanca Pecimuthova scheduled four rounder.
The second women's bout is the rematch between
two-times world champion Krisztina Belinszky, 103.5, and
Gabriella Insperger, 104 1/4. No surprise in scheduled six
rounder bout, Belinszky won clearly even round. All judges scores
were 60-54. By JollyDee
June 24, 2005 in
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcela Acuna won by an eight-round unanimous decision over
Yolis Marrugo Franco.
June 18, 2005 in
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Yahaira Hernandez won by a four-round unanimous
decision over Mery Rancier, pro debut.
June 18, 2005 - Maywood Activity Center,
Report by David Avila
Heather Percival, 119, faced eighth-ranked Valeria Flores and emerged
victorious at the Maywood Activity Center on Saturday with a steady
In her first six round fight Percival showed the 1,200 people why she is one
of the fastest-rising female fighters in the junior bantamweight division
with a skillful display of defense and precision.The judges scored the fight
59-55 and 60-54 twice for Percival.
Percival used her stick and move strategy to near perfection in beating the
aggressive Flores (6-3) in a six round bout held at 123 pounds. Both
fighters came in with six wins but Percival was able to land more accurately
and that proved the difference.
“She was very aggressive and very strong,” said Percival (6-1). “One of the
toughest I’ve faced.”
From the first round it was apparent that Percival was going to keep a
prescribed distance with the heavier Flores who weighed more than four
pounds than the Fontana fighter.
Moving side to side and sticking a precise jab, Percival controlled the
first two rounds easily by firing three-punch combinations ending with a
left hook. It landed every time.
In the fourth round Flores seemed to figure out Percival’s timing and
combinations while closing the distance. With 20 seconds left the San
Antonio fighter opened up with a six-punch combination that had Percival
covering along the ropes.
It seemed the momentum would swing toward Flores as she moved in quicker,
but she tired slightly as Percival rallied with her own combinations at the
end of the round..Flores opened up the final round with a right-hand, left-hand combination
but Percival landed a crisp one-two followed by a jolting right counter.
Flores was never hurt but her stamina seemed to fail her as Percival had a
little more gas.
“It seemed I fought backwards the whole fight,” said Percival. “But I had to
fight that way because she was heavier and strong.” Flores wants a rematch
-“I wish I had more time to train for this fight,” Flores said. “I’ll fight
her again if she comes to Texas.”
Percival enjoyed the fight and the exposure to a longer distance.
“Fighter someone like her was great experience,” Percival said.
June 18, 2005 -
World Class Fitness Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas - Promoted by:
Goodnight Club Fights
WIBA World Champion Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway, 118, fought a
pro debuter, Anna Maddox, 126, in a four-rounder which
ended in a second round TKO for Dunaway; Junior Welterweight Joy
Irvin, 133, KO’d Lonita Dow, 139 lbs., in the first
round of a scheduled four-rounder; and Sarah Goodson, 99, won
a four-round unanimous decision over Amy Holland, 108.
June 18, 2005 - White Rock, South Carolina - Promoter: Billy Mitchem
Featherweight Donna Biggers, 124, 1:35 seconds, TKO1 over
Samantha Browning, 122. This was scheduled for a 10-round title
for an intercontinental belt. Story: What a
great night for Head Hunter Boxing Promotions!
June 18, 2005 -
Win-River Casino, in Redding, California
On a seven-fight card, there was three women’s matches! In the
of Sacramento, stopped Jayla Ortiz, in the
fourth round, and became the new world GBU Junior Lightweight title.
Ortiz retired in the fourth round. Also on the undercard,
of Texas, won a six-round majority decision over Janae Archuleta.
Final Judges scores were 57-57, 59-55, 58-56. Lastly,
Tricia Turton, of Seattle, Washington, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Tanya Gallegos, of Denver, Colorado.
Final judges scores were all 40-36. Special guests of the
event included Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran and Ray
"Boom Boom" Mancini. The event was promoted by Win-River Casino
and Patrick Ortiz.
June 18, 2005 -
Shaw Convention Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in Canada’s
first-ever all-women’s card, there were five women’s bouts on the
The main featured the highly anticipated rematch of Jelena
Mrdjenovich,135, now (12-1), who won by an eight round unanimous
decision and the WIBA Eliminator, over Layla McCarter, 129, now
(18-12-4). McCarter broke her radial bone in the forearm in the
fourth round, but continued all the last rounds. McCarter fought
with one arm through those later rounds. Team McCarter told
WBAN, "We came back from the hospital and Layla broked her forearm
in two pieces, she will need surgery as soon we get back to Las
Vegas, she will probably be out for three months." Final judges
scores were 78-75, 79-74, and 79-73; In the co-feature, Lisa
"Bad News" Brown, now (11-1-2), 124, defeated Kelli Cofer, 124,
(10-3-4), in a featherweight six-rounder. Final judges scores was
59-51, 60-53, and 59-54; In a super middleweight bout, Asa
Sandell, 164, of Sweden, (3-0-1) returned to North America to take
on Donna Logue, 164, (0-1-1) in a four-round bout. Sandell TKO’d
Logue in the second round; In a six-rounder, Olga Heron, 126,
delivered Edmonton’s undefeated Amy Johnson, 132, (4-1-1) her first
loss by defeating Johnson with a unanimous decision. Johnson came in
three pounds overweight for the bout. Final judges scores, 56-58,
56-58, and 57-58, and In a fifth fight on the card, featuring two
pro debuter, Amanda Carriere, 129 won a four-round unanimous
decision over Tasha Weisner, 135. Final judge’s scores were 40-36,
40-36, and 39-37.
Interview of Heron - pre fight
June 17, 2005 –Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence,
A return to once- familiar surroundings proved to be the order of
the day for Missy Fiorentino and Jamie Clampitt. The
Rhode Island based boxers upped their win totals with solid efforts
over their opponents during the CES promoted “Prime Time Fight”
card. Fiorentino, the # 4 ranked Jr. Lightweight (WBAN) scored a
unanimous (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) decision over rock-solid Lisa Lewis
of Fresno, California in an animated four-rounder. Clampitt, the
Light welterweight, ranked # 7 by WBAN, was back inside the ropes
after a six-month absence, taking out an overmatched Leora
Jackson late in the third of six scheduled rounds. Clampitt’s
most recent result was a draw with Eliza Olson. The two faced
off last December for the vacant IWBF Light Welterweight title. Fiorentino
and Lewis got busy from the outset. The Rhode Island Deputy
Marshall, whose day-to-day responsibilities include the
transportation of inmates to court, fired the first salvo with a
straight left hand that scored. But Lewis nearly matched “The Fury”
with an aggressive stance of her own, at the start of the second
round. Both fighters went up the middle, rarely wavering from center
ring. With less than ten seconds remaining in the round, Fiorentino
who weighted in at 126 lbs. stung Lewis with an overhand left.
and Jackson’s fate collided with a thud at 1:44 of the third round
when the former Canadian amateur unleashed a flurry of punches that
led to Jackson falling back onto the ropes and staggering,
eventually landing near her corner. “The left hook was landing then
she started moving the other way, then the right hand was working,
so I was just trying to mix it up and I knew I had her hurt, and I
just wanted to take her out.” The card was dedicated to veteran
Providence Police detective James Allen, who was killed in the line
of duty in April.
Full fight Report by Ken Castro
June 17, 2005 - SAS
Radisson, in Aarhus, Denmark
There were two women's bouts on the card. First, Frida
Wallberg, 130, of Gothenburg, Sweden, remain undefeated
after a 99-92, 99-91, and 99-91 win over Zarika Fatuma, 125
1/4, from Kenya. Wallberg now holds the WIBF Intercontinental title
in Junior lightweight. According to a local report, it was reported
that the fight was a "tough" fight, where Wallberg got the upper
hand by using her left jab and right hook well, but Fatuma remained
dangerous and countered well. In a second match, and a comeback for
Anita Christensen, 118, she won a 60-54, 60-54 and 60-54
points decision over Oksana Romanova, 115 1/4, of
June 16, 2005 -
Seven Feathers Casino, in Canyonville, Oregon
Kelsey "Road Warrior" Jeffries, 123, won a unanimous
six-round decision over Lakeysha William, 122. Two judges
called it 60-54 and the other saw it 58-57. In a second women’s
bout, Linda Shampang, 50 years old, 5’2”, 125 lbs., made
her pro debut against a much taller opponent, Jenny Houts,
36, who was also making her pro debut. The fight ended in a third
round TKO after Shampang took a beating from Hout. WBAN’s insider
reported that the bout was a mismatch, with Shampang not fairing
well in the four rounder. Shampang collapsed hours after the bout
and underwent emergency brain surgery at Sacred Heart Medical
June 16, 2005 – Cosmic Boxing Gym, Trinidad
Promoted by Cecil Forde
Leselle Stewart, 120, won a four round unanimous decision over
Geraldine Cox, 120.
June 12, 2005 -Ohkay Casino,
San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico,
Promoter: Fire Inside Productions
Chavez, 114,5, of Albuerquque, New Mexico, won a 10-round split
decision over Audrey Vela, 114, of Austin, Texas.
Chavez successfully defended her IFBA Super Bantamweight title.
There were no knockdowns in the bout. Final judges scores were 97-93
(Vela), 98-93, 98-94 twice for Chavez. In the second title
bout, Mia "The Knockout" St. John, 134.4, became
the new IFBA Lightweight World Champion when she won a 10-round
unanimous decision over Liz Drew, 133.8. Final Judges Scores
were 98-92, 98-92, and 98-91. Before the fight Drew said
that she was ready, fit and determined for St. John, but on this
night, St. John came out the winner. St. John trained in Idaho
for the past two weeks getting ready for the altitude and the
demands the thin air of New Mexico puts on a fighter over 10 rounds.
"I've been running and sparring four-minute rounds nonstop at high
altitude," says St. John. "This is my shot at a world title and I
plan to take advantage of it" she continued. "I have a series of
interviews set for arrival and I look forward to helping promote
this card and meeting Liz Drew in the ring" Mia added. On
the undercard, super Flyweight Monica Lovato stopped Nancy
Bonilla :48 seconds by KO in the first round in a scheduled four
round bout on the undercard. Source: IFBA and Ringside Observer
June 12, 2005 -
Kitazawa Town Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Nanako Kikuchi, and Nao Ikeyama fought an eight-round
draw; Hanako Shioda, pro debut, won by KO2 over Riyo Togo;
Tomoko Koga and Jet Izumi fought a four-round draw;
Rie Fujimoto won by a four-round unanimous decision over
Mayumi Kubo; Kumiko Nishida won a four-round unanimous
decision over Miyuki Kondo; Satoko Kamimura won by a
four-round majority decision over Hitomi Hayashi; Ayaka
won by a four-round split decision over Sho Moriyama, pro
debut; Yumi, pro debut, won by KO1 over Uno Yamaki, pro
debut; Anri won by TKO4 over Eni Nakamura, pro debut;
Tsunami, pro debut, won by TKO3 Maki Ochiai, pro debut;
Tusubasa won by KO1 over Aya Tamaki, pro debut.
June 12, 2005 -
Equinox Nightclub, London, Leicester Square, England
Cathy Brown won by a six-round unanimous decision over
Svetla Taskova. Promoted by Joe Pyle Promotions.
June 11, 2005 in
Greensboro, North Carolina
Ijeoma Egbunine won by four-round majority decision over
June 11, 2005 - MCI
Center, Washington D.C.
On a Showtime Pay-Per-View card, in front of 15,472 boxing fans,
Laila "She Bee Stingin" Ali , 167, now 21-0-0 (18KO) stopped
Erin " Irish" Toughill, 168, now 6-2-1 (0KO), of Huntington
Beach, California 1:59 seconds of the third round by TKO. Ali has
and continues to only get better in every fight she takes---and
could very well be one of the best pound for pound female boxers in
the sport today. Last night was no different---as Ali and Toughill
were scheduled to fight for the WBC super middleweight belt, and
Ali’s defense of her WIBA super middleweight belt. In the first
round Ali and Toughill began the round cautiously, but by the second
round, Toughill donned a bloody nose. The crowd began chanting,
“Ali, Ali, Ali.” By the third round, Toughill started out in the
round with being more effective than the first two rounds, but by
the end of the round, Ali backed Toughill in the corner throwing a
barrage of combinations, with the ref stopping the match. Muhammad
Ali, who was ringside for the event, said after the fight “She’s
Bad”, referring to Laila’s stellar performance in the ring---and you
know what? She is!
June 11, 2005 -
Madison Square Garden, New York
Agnieszka Rylik,139, of Poland, now 17-1-0 (11KO), won
a six-round unanimous decision over Tawnyah Freeman,
136, of Fort Smith Arkansas. Final judges scores were
60-54, 60-54, and 59-55.
2005 -Harrah's Hotel, North Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas
In the co-main event, Mary "The
Heat" Ortega, 107, stopped Terri "Too Tuff" Moss,
106, 1:40 seconds, of the second round by TKO, in a scheduled 10 round title bout for the IWBF junior Flyweight Title. Moss was knocked down twice in the
bout. Ortega is a firefighter; Moss a Police Officer, when the two
are not boxing!
June 10, 2005 - in Detroit, Michigan
Kara Ro, now 13-0-0 (7KO), won the 135-lb WIBA Lightweight
World title when she defeated Belinda Laracuente, 21-9-2
(9KO), of Miami, Florida. This will be Laracuente's fourth
consecutive after losing to Sumya Anani, Mary Jo Sanders, and
Jessica Rakoczy for IBA belts.
June 10, 2005 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Popular Chicago super lightweight Rita Figueroa (137.5
lbs., 3-0-0, 1 KO) extended her undefeated streak, making short work
of Jasmine Davis (138 lbs., 1-1-0), stopping her with a right
hand to the jaw. Davis came out swinging with both hands. Figueroa
covered and then attacked, backing Davis to the ropes. Moments
later, the fateful blow landed and the ref waved it off promptly at
48 seconds into round one. Afterwards, Rita said, “I hardly broke a sweat! I hit her with a
good right hand; then she looked to her corner. I caught her flush
and, in fact, I hurt my hand!” The ever-affable Figueroa added
later, “Jasmine was really nice! I told her afterwards we could do
some sparring work if she’d like.”By Juan C. Ayllon
June 10, 2005 -
Fray Luis Beltrán, Santa Fe, Argentina
Gabriela Zapata, 140, making her pro debut, KO'd Paula Do
Santos in the first round of a scheduled four rounder. In
another women's bout, Featherweight Maria Del Carmen Potenza,
123 1/2, won a four-round bout by a decision over Silvia Gervasi,
125 3/4. The two were both making their pro debut.
June 10, 2005 - La
Villita, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Team Freedom
Junior bantamweight Bianca Ledezma, 113.5, had a four-round draw
with DeShawnta Burton, 116. Final judges scores were
38-38,, 38-38, and 39-37.
June 7, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee
Maria Nava won a four-round unanimous decision over Diana
Birgous, pro debut.
June 4, 2005 - Greenwood Cultural Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs, 105, TKO'd
Patricia Stickler, 111, in the third round. The fight was
scheduled for five rounds.
June 4, 2005 - in
Hagar Shmoulefeld won by a six-round unanimous decision over
Eira Ragimov, pro debut.
June 4, 2005 -
Lincoln City, Oregon
Record Member's Fight Photo gallery #266
On the undercard, Junior
welterweight Terry Blair, won a split decision over Molly McConnell, in
a six-round bout. Final judges scores were 59-55, 58-56, and 56-58.
This was a rematch for the two when they first fought at the Emerald
Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, where McConnell defeated
Southpaw Terry Blair with a four-round majority decision.
Photographer Mike Blair (no relation to Terry Blair) of
BoxingProspects.com told WBAN, "What a different fight between Blair
and McConnell this time around. While Blair's answer to the
difference this time around was that she spent time in the gym, she
was a different fighter. She did not simply stand in front of
McConnell. Instead she moved to her right so McConnell had to throw
farther to connect. What that meant is that a lot of the time
McConnell was off balance, and her shots, though some landed, did
not do as much damage. Blair kept her balance and tucked her chin
and pressed the action of the fight. On this night, Blair simply
looked stronger. She showed that strength in one of the late rounds
when she pinned McConnell on the ropes and landed some pretty fierce
combinations to the body." Mike Blair said that there was talk of a
third go around between these two and that it was an exciting fight.
WBAN will have an exclusive photo gallery posted on the member's
site soon! And Good Job to BOTH McConnell and Blair for putting on
such an outstanding performance!
June 4, 2005 in
Maria Jose Nunez Anchorena, pro debut, won by KO1 over
June 4, 2005 -SES Show at Aschersleben, Germany
Kentikian won by TKO over Albena Atseva of
Bulgaria. The fight was stopped 1:33 into the second round.
June 3, 2005
WIBU World Champion Krisztina Belinszky, now 14-4-2 (9KO), of Hungary, won by TKO in the third round over
Pro debuter Erzsébet Budai. (Comment - It is
extremely difficult at times to cover this sport when I see these
types of inferior matchups. What an uphill battle this sport is in
at times...Sue TL Fox)
June 3, 2005 in
Sanja Ilic, pro debut, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Suzana Radovanovic, pro debut.
June 3, 2005 - “Palais du
Zuidpaleis, Brussels, Belgium, and promoted by B.D. Promotion
Nathalie Toro, now 14-0-0 (5KO), of Luik, Belgium, won by a
fourth round TKO in a scheduled 10-round bout, over Agatha Gracia,
of Spain. Toro and Gracia were fighting for the WIBF vacant
Lightweight world title belt, was televised on RTL Television.
June 2, 2005 in
Cheryl Muhammad KO1 over Tonya Asher, pro debut.