Ashley wins in Queens


On May 21 at the Five Star Banquet in Queens, New York, in the main event, women’s boxing version of Bernard Hopkins, 46-year-old Alicia “Slick” Ashley scored her second consecutive stoppage victory by halting Nohime Dennisson in the sixth round of a non-title scheduled six. Ashley, Westbury, New York, a professional since 1999, improved to (21-9-1, 3 KOs) and still sports the WBC female super-bantamweight title although it wasn’t involved in this bout. Dennison, Albuquerque, New Mexico, dropped to (5-4-2) suffering her first stoppage loss of her five-year career.  On the undercard, super-flyweight Kimberly Tomes moved to a deceiving (2-5, 2 KOs) pounding Paola Ortiz (0-4) into submission in the second round. It was the first start in four years for the 43-year-old Tomes who earned her second consecutive win after beginning her career with five losses against excellent competition.

Promoter: Ronson Frank (Uprising Promotion)

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