On November 6 at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland, Melissa St Vil, 137, fought to a six-round, split-draw with Ashleigh Curry, 140 ½. Both fighters attempt to employ speed to overwhelm their opponents, but this is an unexpected result considering the records of the fighters. St Vil, of Brooklyn, NY, moves to (6-1-3) and Curry witnesses her record improve to (6-8-4, 1 KO). Curry began her career with five losses in her first seven fights but is undefeated in her last four bouts with the draw here. Tori Nelson (13-0-3, 1 KO), the WIBA World welterweight champion appeared on this card in a four round non-title bout facing Lucretia Meacham (3-13). The 38-year-old Nelson won every round earning a unanimous decision by the score 40-36 on each scorecard. Nelson will defend her WIBA title and battle for the UBF belt when she faces Victoria Cisneros (11-16-2, 4 KOs) on November 15 at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
On November 6 at Jupiters Hotel & Casino in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia, Lisa Marie Vizaniari, 269 ¾, stopped southpaw, Kathy Rivers, 180, with two seconds left in the tenth and final round winning the vacant WIBA heavyweight title. It was the first fight in 7 ½ years for Hollywood, Florida’s Rivers who was outweighed by nearly ninety pounds, but at six feet tall, held a four-inch height advantage over the new champion. With the win, Vizaniari, 42, improved to (8-0, 4 KOs) whereas Rivers dropped to (14-6-3, 5 KOs) with the tough-luck loss. Rivers suffered a knocked down from the right hand in the last-minute of the tenth round. Appearing exhausted, Rivers took to her feet but failed to evade a last-ditch effort by Vizaniari to render the score cards moot. Rivers absorbed an onslaught of heavy blows while trapped against the ropes causing the assigned referee, Phil Austin to end the contest just two ticks before the final bell. Hopefully, both fighters stick around and continue to campaign as heavyweights adding much-needed depth to a weight class in sore need of capable boxers.
On November 7 At the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent won a majority decision victory (95-95/96-94/98-92) in a fist-flying affair over Jackie “The Force” Trivilino and in the process secured the vacant UBF female super-bantamweight title. With the win, Vincent’s Guy Fawkes masked minions saw her record improve to (13-0, 1 KO) whereas Trivilino drops to a deceiving (9-9-3, 1 KO) with the tough luck loss.
On November 8 in Stuttgart, Germany, Susi “Killer Queen” Kentikian defended her WBA World female flyweight title for the fourth time with a tightly contested ten-round unanimous decision over challenger Naoko Fujioka by the scores 96-94, 97-93, and 97-94. Kentikian, now in the prime of her career at 27, improved to (34-2, 17 KOs). Fujioka engaged in battle for the first time outside the friendly confines of her home country of Japan, dropped to (12-1, 6 KOs). Fujioka, previously held legitimate world titles at minimum weight and super-flyweight, was seeking a world title in her third weight class. Kentikian, earlier in her career enjoyed a nearly 6-year reign as the WBA flyweight champion (13 defenses) before dropping the strap to American Carina Moreno in late 2012.
On November 8 in Rocklunda, Sweden, 38-year-old Mikaela “Destiny” Lauren and won a ten-round, majority-decision over Alexsandra Magdziak Lopes winning the vacant WBC World light-middleweight title. The scoring was razor-thin with the fan-favorite Lauren impressing two of the three assigned judges by the identical score of 96-94. The third judge scored the bout even at 95-95. Lauren of Stockholm, Sweden, who has immense popularity in Europe, improves to (23-3, 8 KOs) and Lopes of Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA, by way of Gliwice, Poland, drops to (10-3-2, 1 KO). Lauren dedicates her title-winning performance to retired boxer Frida Wallberg, who she considers to be the pioneer of women’s boxing in Sweden. After the fight, Lauren stated, “I will celebrate tonight with my friends, my family and my coach. Then I’m going back to the training hall. I want more profits and feel I have much to improve. I do not put the gloves on the shelf, I have my two best years in front of me,” said Lauren.
On November 8 at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti, Alicia Ashley, 121 ¾, looked to stay busy with a seventh-round technical knockout of Grecia Nova, who scaled in at 123 pounds. Appropriately nicknamed “Slick” out of deference to her unparalleled defensive abilities, the 47-year-old Ashley, if it is possible at such an advanced boxing age, has matured into somewhat of a puncher scoring her third knockout in four fights dispensing with Nova in the seventh round. The Jamaican-born Ashley improves to (22-10-1, 4 KOs) and Nova dropped to (12-22-4, 4 KOs) and suffered her ninth loss via the knockout route.
Boxing Jones Top 5 at super-bantamweight (122 lbs.):
1- Marcela Eliana Acuna (Argentina)
2- Jackie Nava (Mexico)
3- Yesica Patricia Marcos (Argentina)
4- Alicia Ashley (USA)
5- Janeth Perez (Mexico)
On November 8 in Queretaro, Mexico, Anabel Ortiz, 104, defended her WBA World minimumweight title with a ten-round, split-decision over Japan’s Etsuko Tada who scaled just under the 105 pound limit at 104 ¾. The scoring 99-90, 96-93, and 94-95 was head scratching; Tada lost a point in the sixth round adding to the confusion. This title bout was a rematch of a July 2013 meeting in Tokyo, Japan, which witnessed Ortiz wrestle the WBA title away from Tada, again by split-decision. The successful defense was the third by Ortiz.
Boxing Jones Top 5 at minimumweight (105 lbs.):
1- Anabel Ortiz (Mexico)
2- Ayaka Miyao (Japan)
3- Yuko Kuroki (Japan)
4- Etsuko Tada (Japan)
5- Victoria Argueta (Mexico)
On November 8 at the Longshoremen’s Hall in San Francisco, California, Martha “The Shadow” Salazar, 235, pounded out a ten-round unanimous decision victory (100-90 x3) over New York’s Tanzee “Sweet Tea” Daniel who scaled 252 pounds for the fight. With the win, Salazar secured the vacant WBC World female heavyweight title. It was the first fight in nearly 19 months for the 44-year-old Salazar (13-4, 3 KOs) who has found it difficult to find opponents in the shallow female heavyweight landscape. Daniel, 37, drops to (4-4-1, 1 KO) with the loss.
Joselyn Arroyo Ruiz (17-0, 7 KOs) defeated Mayela Perez (11-17-4).
Alonda Garcia (9-2-1) draws with Eloisa Martinez (0-0-1)
Karen Elizabeth Carabajal (7-0) DQ-3 Gloria Yancaqueo (2-2)