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APRIL 2006

April 30, 2006 - Okayama Orange Hall, Japan
With a crowd of about 1,500, in the main event, Nao Ikeyama won by decision over Ayaka  for the JWBC mini flyweight title belt.  In the semi finals, in a four-rounder mini flyweight bout, Nori Fijisawa won by decision (3-0) over Yuki Sakura.  In another four-round bout Sho Moriyama and Tomoko Ito fought to a draw; 55kg / 4 rounds Eriko Yone vs Natsuki - Yone won by decision (3-0); flyweight / 4 rounds, Aya Tamaki vs Yuki Sakurada -Tamaki won by decision (2-0); 50kg / 4 rounds, Miho Uto vs Anri - Anri won by decision (3-0); bantamweight / 4 rounds - Junko Kanbara vs Kazuyo Kanayama - Kanbara won by decision (3-0). (Unconfirmed and incomplete information/subject to change as more info is obtained) If anyone has the weights, full names, and full details of these fights,
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April 29, 2006 in Shanghai, China
Wang Ya Nan
, pro debut, won by six-round decision over Xu Dan, pro debut.

April 29, 2006 in Berlin, Germany
Malina Perplies and Nathalie Grimmer fought to a four-round draw.
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April 29, 2006 - in Stuttgart, Germany
Alesia Graf successfully defended her first title defence of her GBU Junior Bantamweight belt.  Graf fought against Hungarian Beatrix Farago.  Farago showed a lot of fighting spirit and courage, but simply did not have the boxing skills to pose any kind of threat to Alesia Graf. Farago had a clear disadvantage in reach, and she hardly managed to get inside to deliver any telling punches. Graf was in command all through the fight, until the referee stopped it, 1 min 42 sec. into the sixth round.  The fight was televised on ZDF.
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April 29, 2006 - Silver Reef Casino, Ferndale, Washington
Melissa Hernandez
(2-0-0 1KO) faced Merced Nunez (pro debut).
The four round super featherweight bout was easily one of the favorites of the night. The difference was experience. Hernandez, though she only has two professional fights, had sixteen amateur bouts. Nunez had only two amateur bouts. Nonetheless, the fight was action packed. Though Nunez stood taller, she had some trouble making contact with the elusive Hernandez. Hernandez was clever enough to move in close, throw a jab or a shot to the body, then retreat just out of range. Nunez possesses some good skills, and once she learns to throw her jab straight instead of looping it, she will be dangerous. She is certainly a tough young fighter. She showed no signs of tiring at the end of the four round fight, but it looked like Hernandez had the stamina to go another four quite easily. All three judges scored the fight 40-36. Once Nunez gets a few more fights under her belt, it would be nice to see these two face each other again. Both are bell to bell fighters, and they don't lack confidence either.  Logged in Master Search*

April 29, 2006 -Coushatta Resorts in Kinder, Louisiana
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Mariem Punchenella Brakache, 154, won a six-round unanimous decision over Morgan McCarley, 160.  Brakache said at the weigh-in, "If a six pounds difference should determine my win, then we are on the wrong foot." Mariem predicted that the fight would not go the distance. The Judges score were 59-54 on all cards.  McCarley took this fight on a short notice, when her original opponent found out that she is pregnant. In a second bout, Ann Wolfe TKO'd her opponent Cassandra Geiggar in the second round of a scheduled four-rounder. 
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April 28, 2006 in Firenze, Italy
Maria Rosa Tabbuso
won a six-round decision over Slavka Scepkova. 
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April 28, 2006 - in Atlanta, Georgia
Amanda Knight
, pro debut, won by UD4 over Christy Lindsey, pro debut. 
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April 28, 2006 - Monticello, New York
Dominga Olivo
, pro debut, won by UD4 over Sarina Hayden
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April 28, 2006 - in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico
Zulina Munoz
won by TKO over Magdalena Leija.  Also, Gabriela González defeated Claudia Hernández on points over 4 rounds.  
Story: Muñoz crushes Leija By Ewan Whyte .Full Story Logged in Master Search

April 27, 2006 - San Manuel Casino, Highland, California
Bill Ortega wrote the following who was ringside:  Junior bantamweights Heather Percival and Tonia Cravens battled for six rounds and it could have gone more on Thursday night.  At San Manuel Casino, Percival used her height, reach and boxing knowledge to score a unanimous decision over New Mexico’s Cravens who looked hell-bent on destroying anyone in front of her.  “I knew she was an aggressive fighter,” said Percival (8-2) of Fontana, a small town located about 12 miles west from the casino. “She threw a lot of punches and some of them landed, but I felt I landed the cleaner more effective punches.”   Cravens had fought a month ago against another Southern California named Kaliesha West. In that fight, both slugged it out in the middle of the ring.   “I felt I may have lost the fight against Kaliesha West,” said Cravens (2-3-1). “But I landed better punches against Heather. She just ran.”  From the first bell Cravens came out swinging without a care about defense or Percival’s power. Most of the first round Percival leaned against the ropes and attempted to block most of the incoming blows. More than a few penetrated her guard.  “I landed a lot of right hands,” Cravens said.   The next round Percival began to jab and move. Whenever Cravens got too close, Percival would grab her and spin her around while landing some stinging counter shots. That was the Fontana fighter’s formula for success the rest of the fight.  “She landed once or twice, but not much more,” said Percival who suffered a cut on the left eye during the last 30 seconds of the fight from an accidental clash of heads. “I boxed her. That was my plan going in.”  Percival had been looking for a fight ever since losing against Teri Cruz for the junior bantamweight world title last year.   “We saw Heather fight Teri Cruz, that’s why we took this fight,” said Rocky Stapleton, who trains Cravens. Percival, who is ranked in the top 10 of the junior bantamweight division, had also seen Cravens before.  “When she fought Kaliesha she never stopped punching,” Percival said. “That’s what I expected and that’s what she did against me. But she seemed a little more aggressive. She’s a good fighter.”  Cravens said she wants a rematch against Percival.  “I definitely want to fight her again,” Cravens said. “The people thought I won.”  Many fans in the audience booed the decision when the judges scored it 58-56, 59-55, 60-54 for Percival.   “There’s always going to be fans who come here and drink a lot of beer and want to see a brawl. That’s not me, I’m a boxer.”  Percival’s manager and trainer Larry Ramirez said that she cannot fight for 60 days because of the cut she suffered in the last 30 seconds of the fight.

April 27, 2006 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs
, 111, TKO'd Tracey Stevens, 111, in the third round.  

April 26, 2006 - Oklahoma, Miami, Buffalo Run Casino
Franchesca Alcanter
, 127, won a six-round unanimous decision over Kim Colbert, 130. 

April 22, 2006 in Georgetown, Guyana
Gwendolyn O'Neil won by TKO4 over Margaret Walcott.

April 22, 2006  at the Nuclear-powerstation Sporthall, in Paks, Hungary
The Hungarian bantamweight Bettina Csabi 116,25lbs defeated French Nadia Hockmi 116,50lbs, by unanimous decision and defended her WIBF-GBU bantamweight title and still undefeated.  Final judges scoring: Daniel Van De Wiele (BEL) 97-94, Bela Florian (HUN)  97-93, Andre Van Grootenbruel (BEL) 98-92.  Csabi is now  27-0-0 (10KO).  Hockmi is  5-3-0 (2KO).

April 22, 2006 - Songnam, S.Korea
 Kim Ju-Hee, the IFBA junior flyweight champion successfully defended her title for the third time against Japan’s Manami “Tsunami” Arima.  Ju-Hee won a ten round unanimous decision. 

April 22, 2006 in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Nikki Verbeck won by MD4 over Angie Wilson, pro debut; and Savanna Hill won by TKO3 over Kalea CrainSarah Goodson won by TKO1 over Jacqueline Carlton; and Tawnyah Freeman won by UD4 over Keri Hill.
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April 21, 2006 - Superdome Orfeo of Cordoba, Argentina
Local boxer Carolina "Chapita" Gutierrez, 20 years old,  won by TKO over Colombian challenger Monica "Terrible" Acosta in fifth round and Guitierrez became the new  (118 lb) UBC world bantamweight champion.  In the third round Gutierrez began to use her powerful right hand in several opportunities during that round.  In the fourth round, both women got nose bleeds.  Gutierrez was relentless in the fifth round, and when the Acosta could take no more the ref interceded and stopped the match.  According to Luis Bello, the title was declared vacant to when the last champion Anita Christensen from Denmark did not defend her title, who had suffered an injury that kept her out of the ring. Christensen was crowned when she won  a controversial decision over Ada Velez in Aarhus, Denmark. The new champion Gutierrez, 29-year-old, 1,65 height, improve her record to 10-0-0, with eight knockouts.  Gutierrez was won the Argentinen and Fedelatin titles before of this fight against Acosta.  Gutierrez will make her first defence against Brazilian champion Adriana Sales.

April 21, 2006 in Berlin, Germany
Ramona Kuehne, pro debut, won a four-round unanimous decision over Natalija Dolgova
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April 21, 2006 - Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico
Esmeralda Moreno won by a six-round unanimous decision over Yadira Rosales.
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April 21, 2006 - Cicero Stadium, in Cicero, Illinois
Stacey “Stay-Lo” Reile, 123,  remained undefeated at 5-0-0 (2KO), when she fought to a four-round majority decision over Nora Reyes, 123. The judges scored the fight 39-37 twice and 38-38.    In another women's bout, heavyweight
Christina Christian, 185, won a four-round unanimous decision over Tachany Evans, 179, in a four-rounder. The event was promoted by Eight Count Productions. Logged in Master Search

April 20, 2006 - Irvine Marriott, Irvine, California
In front of a sold-out crowd of 1, 412, in a women's bout on the undercard,  Miriam Nakamoto, 135,  knocked down undefeated Kina Malpartida, 135,  four times, in winning a four round unanimous decision. Nakamoto goes to 2-0, and Malpartida now is 6-1. Nearly $200 was thrown into the ring after this fight.  Also, Paula Cortez, 135, defeated pro debuter Luz Gonzales, 135,  by a four-round unanimous decision.
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April 15-19, 2006 - National Women’s Boxing Championship, Northern Lao Cai province, Hanoi – Amateurs Hanoi’s amateur team won four gold, two silver, and three bronze medals.  According to the Thanh Nien News,  Sports analysts at the event said the professional quality of the tournament has progressed, thanks to the participation of international veterans and national team members Nguyen Thi Chien (52 kg), Nguyen Thi Hai Yen (50 kg), Ta Thi Minh Nghia (54 kg), and Dinh Thi Phuong Thanh (60 kg). This was the second annual event for this tournament, with over 100 boxers from 11 clubs nationwide participating in it.

April 15, 2006 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Keri Scarr won a four-round unanimous decision over Caila Drane, pro debut.

April 15, 2006  Maritim Hotel, in Magdeburg, Germany
Photo gallery #353 by Torben L. of Denmark  Login
There were three women's bouts on the card.  Germany's Natascha Ragosina, 168,  retained her WIBF belt and gained the GBU belt by a TKO win over United States, Carlette Ewell, 173 1/4.  The referee stopped the fight 1:23 into the fifth round. Ewell was a very game opponent and managed to put pressure on Ragosina when she got in close, but she had to work very hard to get in there. As the fight progressed, Ragosina took full advantage of her longer reach and her very good boxing skills. Ewell kept coming forward, but her attempts to close was paid for by a lot of good jabs from Ragosina. Halfway into to fifth round, Ewell was stunned by a hard right hand, and Ragosina set in the chase, resulting in another right that sent Carletta Ewel to the floor. She beat the count, but the renewed bombardment from from Ragosina made the referee stop the fight.The first women's bout of the evening was between Spotlights newly signed Super Welterweight Karolina Lukasik of Polen whose second pro fight was against Svetlana Adreera of Russia. It turned out to be hard fought, entertaining fight, between two fighters who has both benefited from a very good schooling in the amateur ranks. The bout was won by  Lukasik by unanimous decision. In another women's bout, Susianna Kentikian was back in the ring after a three-month lay off, after she had to undergo surgery to her right elbow.  Her performance left nobody in doubt, that she is back at full strength. Her opponent, Evgenia Zablotskaja of Russia made her pro debut, after a good amateur career. Although she had a distinctive height and reach advantage, it couldn't prevent her from being "run over" by a very aggressive Kentikian, who used her speed to outbox the taller opponent. After 1:32 into the second round Zablotskaja's corner threw the towel to prevent further punishment. We look forward to see this very exiting boxer in the ring against more experienced pro boxers in the future.
Armenian Susianna Kentikian has a very busy schedule these days. Sunday she will appear at the Pan Armenian Games in Duisburg as a guest of honor along with her fellow Armenian Arthur Abraham, who is the current IBF world champion.
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April 15, 2006 - Chengdu, China
Zhang Xi Yan, 118,  (aka Cheng Qin) won a 10-round una. decision over Alicia Ashley, 118,  to win the vacant WIBA Bantamweight World Title. Scores: 96-94, 97-93, and 100-91.  Yan has an impressive amateur background winning two world championships. 
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April 15, 2006 - Geary County Convention Center, in Junction City, Kansas,  promoted by Jewboy Promotions
There were three women's bouts on the card.  In one bout, new and up-and-coming boxer,  Chantel Cordova, won her second pro bout, when she defeated  Gina Abel by a fourth round TKO. Cordova is now 2-0-0 (2KO), and Abel is now 0-10-1. 
In a second women's bout, Stephanie Dobbs, with over 40 bouts, fought pro debuter Lisa Wittle. Dobbs won by a third round TKO. Lastly, two boxers, Angel James and Jamie Myers made their pro debuts, James won by a four-round unanimous decision.  Final judges scores were  40-36,  39-37 | and 39-37..Full details of both bouts by Rick Duran on RockingMountainboxing.com Logged in Master Search

April 14, 2006 - Radisson Hotel, at the Star Plaza, in Merrillville, Indiana
On the "Vengeance" card,  junior welterweight Mary McGee,143, 6-0 (4KO), TKO'd Kelah Pollari, 142, 57 seconds of the first round.   Pollari was making her pro debut.
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April 14, 2006 in Reims, France
Fabiola Bupto, pro debut, won by a four-round decision over Daniela David.

April 12, 2006 - Lemoore, California
Jessica Rakoczy, 136,  stopped Angel McNamara, 133, 1:42 of the fifth round by TKO. The bout was scheduled for eight rounds. Rakoczy won the lightweight WIBA Intercontinental title.
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April 8, 2006 -  Lansing Center, Lansing Michigan
Photo gallery #354 by Mike Alberts
On the undercard, lightweights Sandy Tsagouris TKO'd Candi Sarver 1:37 in the third round.
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April 8, 2006 -  Emperor Garden, Budapest, Hungary
Photo gallery #348 by JollyDee of Hungary
The hungarian
strawweight Krisztina Belinszky 102,5lbs defeated late replacement bulgarian Svetla Taskova 112,0lbs (!) by unanimous decision and defended her WIBC and WIBF-GBU Strawweight Title.
Final judges scoring: Patrizio Oliva (ITA) 97-93, Miklos Döry (HUN) 100-91; Bela Florian 98-94. Logged in Master Search

April 8, 2006 - Germany
Ina Menzer won by TKO4 over Maribel Santana. Julia Sahin won by UD10 over Cathy Brown; Carolina Alvarez won by TKO3 over Albena Atseva.

April 8, 2006 -  at the State Fairgrounds Hall, in Tampa, Florida
Kornelija Numic, 125.5,  claimed her first victory as a pro when she defeated Jenna "Cowgirl" Shiver, 126.5, by a four-round majority decision in their second bout rematch. The scores were 38-38, 39-37, and 39-37. 
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April 8, 2006 - Greensboro, North Carolina
Ijeoma Egbunine
won by TD3 over Brenda Drexel.

April 7, 2006 in Cordoba, Argentina
Alejandra Marina Oliveras
won by TKO1 over Miryam Da Silva.

April 5, 2006 - at the Ameristar Casino, in Kansas City, Missouri
Sandra Ortiz, 104, of Topeka, Kansas,  won by a six-round majority decision over Sarah "The Thrilla from Manila" Goodson, 105. One judge called the fight a draw, and the two others, had it for Ortiz.  Final judges scores, 57-57, and 59-56 59-56 2x.  Also, Jeri Sitzes stopped Crystal Bolles at 1:59 of the first round. The event will be promoted by Craig Cumming's Danger-Fire Promotions.
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April 4, 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Adriana Salles won by UD4 over Renata Cristina.

April 1, 2006 - Palo Duro Creek Country Club, Nogales, Arizona, in Nogales, Arizona

Mia St. John, 138,  won by TKO3 over Shelby Walker, 135. In a second match, Hondi Hernandez, of Mesa, Arizona, won a four-round unanimous decision over pro debut Ilima Vicente
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April 1, 2006 - Maywood, California
Rhonda Luna, of Rowland Heights, CA,  won a six-round unanimous decision over Lina Ramirez of Mexico.  Luna, the more skillful of the two,  warded off the wild punching Ramirez, countering with effective combinations.  Judges scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 59-56.
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April 1, 2006 - Ignacio, Colorado
Laura Serrano, 123.6, won by a fourth round TKO when her opponent, Tracy Byrd, 129.8, did not come out for the fourth round. After the fight, Byrd took the microphone and announced her retirement.  In an action-filled bout, and crowd pleaser, Layla McCarter, 141.4,  won by a six-round unanimous decision over Victoria Cisneros, 146.4 - Final judges scores were 55-58, 56-59, and 54-60;  Monica Lovato, 116.2, won a six-round split decision over Sharon Gaines, 116.6. Final judges scores was 60-54,  58-56 for Lovato, and 58-56 for Gaines. 
Fight Report and photos by Chris Cozzone  Huge Photo Gallery on BILV Logged in Master Search

April 1, 2006 - at the Moi International SportsCentre,  in Nairobi, Kenya
United States Yvonne Reis won a 10-round split decision over Conjestina Achieng of Kenya, for the vacant WBC Middleweight title.  Final judges scores, 96-94, 96-94 for Reis, and 94-100 for Achieng. In the Sunday Times of Kenya they reported that the bout was controversial, with some of the fans in attendance feeling like Achieng was robbed. They went on to say that others thought that Reis was tactical, and deserved the win. The Sunday Times said, “It was Achieng’s toughest fight since she ventured into the paid ranks and it was a clear case of Reis living up to her earlier promise of “punishing” her opponent. Achieng started forcefully unleashing heavy punches but Reis was on full alert with precise ducking and bobbing. Achieng who used more of a physical approach was at times caught unawares by Reis short, stinging punches on the right areas of the body.” Full Article on Sunday Times in Kenya 
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April 1, 2006 - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Karen Lynch, 135,  pro debut, won a four-round unanimous decision over Stacey Pukau, 135, pro debut.

April 1, 2006 in Anacortes, Washington
Tricia Turton won by TKO4 over Janae Archuleta.

 
     
     
     
     

 

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