The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire
|Gender War Update--Female vs Male Match On Track: Katherine Dunn|
The proposed first-ever legal professional boxing match between a woman and a man in the United States is still scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at the Mercer Arena in Seattle, Washington. This four round 130 pound pre-lim match will pit Margaret "Tiger" MacGregor (3-0) of Bremerton, WA against Loi (Lloyd) Chow of Vancouver, British Columbia. Chow, a professional horse racing jockey and part time boxer (0-2) replaces Hector Morales who was announced earlier as MacGregor's opponent.
Chow was originally offered the fight but turned it down, offering Morales, who Chow trains and manages, instead. Morales was scratched more than a week ago, some say due to cold tootsies, but more likely due to potential difficulty in crossing the U.S. border. Chow stepped up when Morales fell out. The 34 year-old Chow is considered crude but a bit of a banger. The 36 year-old MacGregor is a rangey boxer.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media is shoving it's snout into the novelty act bucket. Margaret MacGregor has been invited to appear by Jay Leno, Rosie O'Donnell, the Roseanne Show, and others. Lisa Salters of ABC News is doing a story. EXTRA wants to tape the fight live for a later program. Sports Illustrated is sending a photographer.
The ten round main event on this Oct. 9 card will feature lightweight Martin O'Malley (10-0, 9 KO's), of Edmonds, WA., a former national amateur champ, who will tangle with Tito Tovar (24-10) of Denver.
Also on this card:
A six round light heavyweight match between Jeff Simmons of Portland, OR and Rodney Moore of Denver, CO.
A bantamweight six between Robert Guillen of Phoenix, AZ and Leon Rivera of Portland, OR.
Four four round bouts including: Junior Welters Mario Ramos of Phoenix, AZ and Jaimie Morales of Houston, TX.
Adam Hay of Vancouver, B.C. and Marcus Reed of Tacoma, WA in a cruiserweight match.
A 156 pound female match between debuting Dakota Stone of Seattle and Annie Wolfe (1-0) of Waco, TX. Stone was 13-1 as an amateur. her only loss was to Annie Wolfe at the National Amateur Championships.
(Tickets are available through Ticket Master)
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