March 31, 2005 - at the Heart of St. Charles Center, in St. Charles, Missouri
Leslie McNamara, 120, won by four-round majority decision over Stacy Lammers,
119. Final judges scores, 39-37, 40-36, and 38-38.
March 31, 2005
- Henry Fonda Theatre, in
Suswella Roberts won by four-round unanimous decision over Rita Turrisi.
Final Judges scores were 40-36.
March 31, 2005 - Waitakere Stadium Auckland, in Auckland, New Zealand
Sharon “Wild Thing” Anyos won a four-round split decision over
Christina Tai; Danielle Smith won a four-round decision over
Glassey. One insider told WBAN, "I think that Anyos won easily.
March 30, 2005 - Shenyang,
China-Report by IFBA
A standing room only crowd at the Sunrise International Ballroom in
Shenyang, along with viewers at home on KBS TV, witnessed the first
Women's Championship Tripleheader in China with mixed emotions. In
the first fight of the night, IFBA Flyweight Champion Maribel
Zurita, 110, lost her title, when Referee Byungk Kim of South Korea,
stopped the bout in the eighth round due to a head-butt. Seeking advice
from the ringside physician, Referee Lee, quickly signaled the end of
the bout when a cut in the corner of the eye by South Korean challenger
Shin Hee Choi could not be stopped. Going to the scorecards for
the decision, Choi was named the new IFBA Flyweight Champion after South
Korean Judge Kwang Woo Kim scored the bout 68-65 Choi, South Korean
Judge Jaebung Kim scored it 68-65 Choi and American Judge Bruce Anderson
scored it 70-64 for Zurita. While many of the fans cheered decision,
many more in attendance questioned the quick stoppage and judging.
Immediately after the bout, Maribel Zurita's manager and trainer Tony
Ayala Sr. filed a protest with the IFBA to review the stoppage, and what
appeared to be an illegal use of a groin protector by Choi. The IFBA has
taken the matter under consideration and will issue a statement after it
has reviewed the tape of the fight. Until a ruling is made on the
protest, the decision in the ring will stand, and Shin Hee Choi has been
crowned the new IFBA Flyweight Champion of the World. The
second fight of the night found IFBA Jr. Bantamweight Champion
Mariana Juarez, 115, yielding her title to North Korea's Myongok Ryu
by TKO in the 10th. The hard charging Ryu waged war with Juarez for over
10 exciting rounds. Both fighters used effective jabs and body shots to
set up hard right hands to the head throughout the fight. Ryu closed the
right eye of Juarez in the seventh round and kept the pressure up until
the referee stopped the fight with 30 seconds left in the 10th round as
Ryu battered Juarez against the ropes. Myongok Ryu becomes the new IFBA
Jr. Bantamweight Champion and is the second fighter from North Korea to
carry home the IFBA belt. Rounding out the card for the third and final
bout of the night, was IFBA Bantamweight Champion Kwang Ok Kim,
against Japan's Maki Koyakashiro. Scoring a unanimous decision
over 10 rounds, North Korea's Kim showed a steady command of the ring
throughout and beat Koyakashiro handily on all three cards. Also, Eun
Soon Choi won by an eight-round decision over Nanaka Kikuchi.
March 29, 2005 -
Sporthalle, Hamburg, Wandsbek, Germany - Promoted by Spotlight Boxing
Ina Menzer, 129 3/4, of Germany, won a six-round decision over Viktoria
Oleynik, 129, and in another women's bout on the card, Susianna
Kentikian, 114 3/4, stopped Lucie Hornakova, 114
1/4, in the first round by TKO.
March 29, 2005 - Buenos Aires, Argentina -
Katie Dunn of the Border City Boxing Club won her
semi-final bout who was representing Canada at the Women's
Continental Championships this week. Katie defeated
the Brazil Champion by a score of 24-11 and Katie says
this was her toughest fight in a long time. Katie
will face USA's Champion Lena Taylor on Saturday for
March 26, 2005 - Laughlin, Nevada
Bloodied, battered and disappointed, Elena Reid suffered her
first loss in several years.
Before more than 1,000 people at Harrah's Hotel and Casino, Reid was stopped
by technical knockout by New York's Alicia Ashley in a bantamweight bout
scheduled for eight. Referee Jay Nady stopped the fight because of a cut
over Reid's right eye at 1:04 in the seventh.
Though Reid was the favorite coming into the fight, Ashley was the bigger,
faster and more experienced fighter and showed it.
Using her longer reach and deftly moving side to side, Ashley popped Reid
with jabs and landed some stiff left hands. It was a left hand that caused a
cut over Reid's eye in the sixth round.
"I hurt her in the third round," said Ashley (11-5-1), who usually fights at
a heavier weight and has fought champions such as Chevelle Hallback. "After
that, she didn't want to come in any more."
Reid tried to work inside but found herself walking into left hands. And
when she backed out, Ashley would catch her again with left hands.
"I wanted to show people I could box," said Ashley. "But after I hurt her I
didn't have to move."
The first two rounds Ashley moved quickly around the ring, changing
direction whenever Reid closed in. Both fought out of a left-handed stance.
"I don't think because we're both left-handed that it caused a problem,"
said Ashley. "It's just like two orthodox fighters fighting each other."
Ashley was correct. It was more her hand speed and reach that befuddled Reid
who could not figure out how to effectively attack the rapidly moving
Reid suffered her first loss since losing to Layla McCarter several years
ago. "I'm a little disappointed," said Reid (16-2-5). "I have to go back to
the gym and improve." Ashley felt her amateur experience proved the decisive
factor in winning the fight.
"I'm a boxer. I never go into a fight thinking I'm going to stop someone,"
said Ashley. "I'm a boxer. I know people don't like to see boxers, but
that's what I am." In a featherweight bout, Fontana's
Heather Percival was the underdog against
Michigan's Jennifer Salinas (5-1) who is tutored by famed trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. But she proved to be more skilled and won by unanimous
decision. "I landed the straighter shots," said Percival (6-1). "I
guess I have the better trainer."
Percival, who is trained by Larry Ramirez, moved side to side giving angles
to the hard rushing Salinas. The judges scored the fight 40-36 for Percival.
"This was a great win because she was supposed to be the better fighter,"
said Percival. "She was aggressive but it's not always the aggressive
fighter that wins. It's the fighter who connects the most."
From the first round, Percival found holes in Salinas defense. And when
Salinas closed in too fast, she was met with wicked right hands.
In the second round Salinas began to land more punches to the body, but so
did Percival. During the following rounds Percival seemed to have more
energy and began landing three-punch combinations. Occasionally, Salinas
would land a solid right hand, but it wasn't enough. In a junior middleweight bout, Texan
Akondaye Fountain (5-0) won by
technical knockout over Shelly Burton (6-2) of Montana.
Burton pressed the fight but kept getting caught with left and right
counters. It was a fight decided by Fountain's ability to slip and counter.
In the seventh round, Burton rushed Fountain with a fusillade of punches
that caught her off-guard. But when she tired, referee Robert Byrd stopped
it. The crowd booed.
A match between super middleweights ended in a six-round draw between
Asa Sandell (2-0-1) of Sweden and Yolanda Swindell (3-2-1) of Texas.
March 26, 2005 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Illonka Elmont, pro debut, won by a four-round split decision
over Linda Ooms, pro
debut. Both boxers are also kickboxers and both from Holland.
March 26, 2005 - High
School Gymnasium, in
Espanola, New Mexico
Monica Lovato won by TKO1 over Doreen Hilton, 114, pro debut.
March 26, 2005 -
Mary Ortega, 110, stopped Stephanie Dobbs, 108,
in the second round by TKO. Team Dobbs told WBAN,
when we asked about this fight, "Unfortunately the fight was stopped
prematurely in the second round. Stephanie was hit with about 3
unanswered punches and the referee Danny Campbell jumped in to a
chorus of boos. When we asked him why after the fight he said,
'Because of the Katie Dallam thing and all the bad press about it
lately, we don't want to take any chances with women's fights.'
He went on to say that if the fight were 'anywhere but Kansas City, I
wouldn't have stopped it.' That same referee also did the main event
between two males were one guy was knocked down 3 times in the first
round before he finally stopped it. Stephanie was never down or hurt and
because of her experience and record of hanging in with tough fighters
should have been given a chance to be Stephanie. As far as the fight
goes it was a non stop slugfest with both landing a lot of shots. But,
it was a good fight and Mary wasn't winning by much at the time of the
March 25, 2005-
Earthlink Live, in
Karen Davis won a four-round unanimous decision over Sierra Lingdren, pro debut.
March 25, 2005- Nyayo
National Stadium Gym, in
Conjestina Achieng won by KO5 over Monica Mwakasanga.
Zarrika Fatuma won by TKO4 over Jasmin Kneiss and Damaris
Muthoni won by MD6 over Sandra Schreiber.
March 25, 2005- at the National Armory Guards in Dorchester, MA
Missy "The Fury" Fiorentino
of Cranston, RI, won a four-round
unanimous (39-37, 39-37, 39-37) decision over Kim Colbert. March 24, 2005 - Worley,
Dakota Stone, 158, won a six-round unanimous decision over Yvonne
Reis, 158, of Florida. There were no knockdowns in the fight.
March 24, 2005 - Matins West, Woodlawn, Maryland
Angel McNamara, 129, now 3-1-1 (2KO), of Maryland, TKO'd
Donna Biggers, 130Ľ, South Carolina, 1:40 second, in the second
round. The fight was scheduled for four rounds.
March 23, 2005 in Kansas
Jeri Sitzes won by TKO2 over Tammie McDonald, pro debut.
March 21, 2005 in S. Mango d'Aquino, Italy
Maria Rosa Tabbuso and Réka Krempf fought to a six-round
March 20, 2005 in
Nadia Hockmi won by KO1 over Valeria Zalorikova.
March 20, 2005 Kiev, Ukraine
Flyweights Tatyana Lededeva, pro debut, won by TKO2 over Lilia Zagrai,
March 19, 2005 in
Anns Sophie Mathis won by TKO5 over Larisa Berezenko.
March 19, 2005 - Hotel Pelion Banqueting Hall, in Tapolca, Hungary
In the co-main
event, on the "Champions Night" card, at the , the WIBF-GBU flyweight titleholder Viktoria
Milo, 110 1/4 lbs., successfully defended her title against
bout was qualitative, close and balanced as well. Milo's dominated the
fight in the early rounds with her jabs. But the Italian boxer was
better with combinations. Milo's close in uppercuts were dangerous but
not too clear. At the beginning of the match Milo was the dominant
however in the middle of the fight Bianchini succeeded in taking charge.
In the end, both boxers were able to take on the match again because of
her stamina. When the fight ended, Bianchini believed to be the winner.
On the cards Milo was the split decision victorious. Final judges
scoring (Miklos Döry (HUN) 96:94 for Milo, Matteo Fratini (ITA) 96:94
for Bianchini, and Vilhelm Vogel (AUT) 97:94 for Milo. I scored the
fight at 96:95. NOT a hometown decision. Milo's new record was
13-4-0; 3KO's and Bianchini fell to 13-2-0; 2KO's. In another
match, The two-times GBU world champion Dr. Bettina Csabi, 110
1/4 lb., has maintained her unbeaten record winning a unanimous decision
against the Ukrainian former WBC CIS and Slavic Countries Super
Flyweight contender Oksana Romanova in a six-round bout. Csabi's
new record was then (23-0-0; 10KO).
Report by JollyDee of Hungary
March 19, 2005 in
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Kiani Cruz won by TKO2 over Evelin Diaz, pro debut;
Delia Hoppe won by TKO2 Carolina Martinez; and Maryilyn
Hernandez won by KO1 Grecia Nova.
March 16, 2005 - Andiamo Italian, in Warren, Michigan Mary Jo "KO" Sanders,
of Auburn Hills, Michigan, now 14-0-0 (4KO), won a six-round
unanimous decision over Melissa "Honey
Girl" Del Valle, now 29-5-1 (10KO), in an six round non-title bout.
All judges scores were 60-53.
March 16, 2005 - Kharkov,
Anzhelika Torska, pro debut, won by TKO4 over Sarka Stoklaskova.
March 15-19 2005 - U.S. Amateur Boxing National
Championships March 15 to 19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center,
This was the first year the male and female amateur national
championships were held together. In women's title bouts, Melissa
Roberts, of Manchester, Connecticut., beat defending 125-pound
champion Jennifer Han; Ashley Barnett, of Cleveland, beat
Lissette Medel by a 26-20 decision in the 132-pound title bout;
and In the 165-pound women's final, Franchon Crews, 17, stopped
the Army's Christine Brown 1:07 into the first round. According
to news sources, after the fight, Crews broke down sobbing and crying
while being awarded the gold medal.
March 16, 2005 Rachman's
Bar, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jelena Mrdjenovich stopped Tracy Carlton, of Compton,
California, in the second round by TKO. Mrdjenovich is now 10-1-0 (6KO),
and Carlton remains winless at 0-8-1.
March 13, 2005 - at the Roppongi Velfarre, in Tokyo, Japan
Chevelle "Fists of Steel" Hallback, 129 3/4, of Tampa, Florida,
U.S.A., won a 10-round unanimous decision over Japan's Emiko Raika,
128 1/2, to win the Women's International Boxing Association's
Super Featherweight title. Hallback is now 24-4-1 (11KO).
Raika fell to 12-2-1 (5KO). Also Kazumi Izaki, 111, won an
eight-round decision over Toshie Suga, 111 1/4; Nao Ikeyama, 102 3/4, won a
six-round decision over Marika Watanabe, 103 1/2; Taubasa,
111 1/2, won a four-round decision over Miyuki Kondo, 110
3/4; Stacey Reile, 125, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Riyo Togo, 126 3/4; and Yuki Sahurada, 112, won
a four-round decision over Hitomi Hayashim, 110 1/4.
March 13, 2005 - City
Sport Hall, Szolnok, Hungary
In the main event, Krisztina Belinszky 46,8kg/103,25lbs (13-4-2;
8KO's) won a unanimous decision over walkover victory against
Gabriella Insperger 48,6kg/107,25lbs (4-6-0; 3KO's) in a ten round
Light Flyweight division, and captured the vacant WIBU world title.
Belinszky dominated her opponent
every round. There were no knockdowns. Belinszky left no doubt
with her superb boxing performance, and she won all rounds. Judges
scores all 100-90.
March 12, 2005 -
Radisson Hotel, Huntington, West Virginia
In front of 600 boxing fans, Nikki Eplion, 177.5, returned to
the ring after not fighting since July 2004 against Laila Ali.
Eplion fought Ljeoma Egbunine, 175, of Atlanta, Georgia, in the
main event of a seven-card event, and won by a six-round unanimous
decision. Final judges scores were 58-56, 58-56, and 59-55. Egbunine’s
trainer did not agree with the decision when he told the local news
media that he did not agree with the decision, and that “She (Eplion)
never threw any punches, how could she win. She couldn’t move. You don’t
promote boxing that way. It discourages the good ones.” Eplion
is now 15-2-2 (6KO). Egbunine fell to 2-1-0 (1KO). On the undercard,
Jill Emery won her second pro fight, when she stopped Katrina
Peterson at 1:32 in the second round.
March 12, 2005 -Marconi
At the event which was a black tie charity event, with about 800 people
in attendance, Shelby Walker won by TKO6 (1:47 seconds) over Maria Elena Anderson
(Bautista), Mexico. Walker knocked Elena down in round two,
with a straight right hand.
March 12, 2005 in Montreal, Canada
Crystelle Samson, 124 1/5, won by 1:18 Seconds, TKO2
over Bridget Wise, 125, pro debut.
March 12, 2005 - Paragon
Casino Resort, in Marksville, Louisiana
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Wendy Rodriguez, 104, now 14-2-3 (1KO), of Los Angeles,
California, retained her Junior Flyweight title, NABAW World title
when she defeated Anissa Zamarron of Austin, Texas, with a
March 12, 2005 - in
Julita Tkaczyk, pro debut, won by TKO1 over Irena Kokeniova,
March 11, 2005 in
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico
Zulina Munoz, pro debut, won by KO1 over Miriam Serrano;
and Susana Vazquez, pro debut, fought to a technical draw against
March 10, 2005 -
Mississaugua Ontario, Canada
Record Member's MPEGS/Photo gallery #246
Sandy Tsagouris, 124, stopped Austria Urbaez Urena,
126, in the second round. Urbaez went down twice, when
her corner threw in the towel.
WBAN had Rick McLean taking Mpegs of the fight and Durell Wambolt.
Both provided excellent coverage!
On March 5, 2005 in
Agatha Garcia won a six-round decision over Valentina Kliyuvar.
March 5, 2005 - DeltaPlex, in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jennifer Salinas, 123, won by :43 seconds TKO2 over Sarah Schneider,
March 5, 2005, at the #1 Shed, in
In the main event, in front of over
1,500 boxing fans, Teresa Perozzi, 167, won a four-round unanimous
Chicago’s Elizabeth Kerin, 166.5. The final judges scores were
40-36, 40-36, and 40-37.
March 5, 2005 in Rio Negro, Argentina
Patricia Alejandra Quirico won by TKO3 Karina De Souza,
March 5, 2005 in
Julia Sahin won by TKO5 over Viktoria Varga.
March 5 2005 -
,the Egyptian national women boxing tournament ended in the
Olympics Center in Cairo
There are few things that should be noted about this
championship, first of all the number of participants, more than
84 girls came from all over Egypt while the first championship
had only 75 participants ,add to that women boxing is no longer
limited to the capital Cairo, but it rather extended to towns in
upper Egypt , an area known for its strict conservative values,
it seems that traditions no longer ban girl from participating
in sports, most girls say that were encouraged by their families
and that they don't see no contradiction between their
participation and the religious values they stick to, some even
enter the ring wearing the Islamic scarf under their headgear,
also one can notice the development in the boxers style , there
were many bouts this time that ended with ko or tko ,which was a
rare thing to happen in the previous tournament , and here are
the final results: (46kg) hend rizk mahmood beat samah atta
Mohamed (48kg) Nadia shehada beat walaa mohsen; (50kg) rasha
elsaid beat fathia ezzat (52kg) sameeha abo
el gheet tko'd nina sabri (sameeha in my opponion is one of the
best, if not the best boxer in the tournament, an aggressive
fighter with great speed ,she won 2nd rank in her weight class
during a championship in turkey last April, I think if she ever
has the chance to go for pro, we will have an Egyptian world
champion); (54kg) amal ibraheem tko'd iman fathy; (57kg) noha
said tko'd kareema abbas (60kg) hanan Hussein
beat ayat abdallah (the best fight in the tournament ,ayat who
was not fighting at her own weight class, gave hanan,the
national champ and local favourite , a hard fight, and endless
slugfest between two aggressive girls ,who none of them is
willing to back off, at the end it was avery close decision);
(63kg) hend fathy tko'd asmaa elsayed (some think this fight was
ended too early); (66 kg) azza abdel monem tko'd walaa abas;
(75kg) rana elsaid beat salwa khalaf (many believe salwa was
robbed , rana made so many mistakes without been given even a
verbal warning , to me, rana was even worse than Lucia rijker's
character in million dollar baby); (80 kg) yasmeen galal beat
nada gamal (86kg) iman alaa
eldeen beat rasha said (another tough fight ,iman fought in
turkey and has more international experience unlike rasha , the
new comer, rasha proved to be a poor sport when she pushed iman
when the referee said break at the end of 2nd round ); officials
in the Egyptian boxing federation are getting ready to host
Egypt international boxing championship next July which will
witness the participation of the Egyptian national boxing team
,with another 4 Arab countries : Algeria, morocco, Tunisia and
Lebanon my prediction: it will be a tough tournament. Report
by Amr Alzaher
March 5, 2005,
in Biloxi, Mississippi
Ann Wolfe won by TKO1 over Genevia Buckhalter and
Cassandra Lindsey won by TKO1 over Tiffany Ibanez.
March 4, 2005 in Civic
Holly Shore, 97, won by 1:22 seconds, TKO3 over Gina Abel,
March 1, 2005 at
Pepsi Coliseum in IIndianapolis,
Indiana Kristy Follmar (130 lbs) of Indianapolis won a four-round
majority (38-38,39-37,39-37) decision over Kim Colbert (133 lbs) of
Southfield, Michigan, who fell to 2-6-0 (2 KOs). The victory improved Follmar's record to 15-1 (9 KO's).