|The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire -- APRIL 22:2001|
Commotion at the Ocean II Rocks|
Chinook Winds Casino & Convention Center
LINCOLN CITY, ORE, April 21, 2001
Two Championship Title bouts took place at Chinook Winds Casino Saturday, April 21 before a crowd of approximately 1,700 people.
In the main event of the evening Lisa Holewyne and Marischa Sjauw hit the canvas for the WIBF Jr. Welterweight World Championship Title. Holewyne’s, previous record stood at 12-7-1 and 5 KO’s. Four-time World Champion, Marischa Sjauw’s previous record was 12-4-0 and 3 KOs. The two women came out swinging. There was no let up in the action for the entire ten rounds with Holewyne winning by decision.
27 year old Ron Weaver of New Orleans fought Bryon Mackie of Toronto, Canada for the IBA Intercontinental Jr. Middleweight Championship. Weaver with a previous record of 26-6-0 and 2 KOs,overpowered Mackie. The referee stopped the match in round six . Mackie whose previous record stood at 17-7-0 and 11KOs committed to the fight filling in for the injured "Candy" Quandry Robertson as late as yesterday.
The four-round undercard matches included several contenders from the northwest duking it out. Although some of the fighters were fairly new to pro boxing the crowd watched with excitement as the young gladiators tested their skill.
Results of the undercard fights were:
Ruben Torres, Portland, Oregon outshown Shawn Greenwood, Baker City, Oregon in the Heavyweight class. The fight was stopped in the first round.
154 lb Jr. Middleweight Bout featuring Billy Kirwan versus Dominic Rivera, both of Portland, Oregon with the fight going to Kirwin on a TKO in the 3rd round.
147 lb. Welterweight Bout with Apolinar Arzola matched against Jorge Alonso, both of Portland, Oregon in their pro debut, Arzola won in the second round with a TKO.
119lb Bantamweight Bout with Sergio Hernandez of Portland, Oregon pitted against Jesus Valadez of Los Angeles, California in the pro debut for both. The had a fight to the finish with Sergio winning by unanamous decision.
To the delight of boxing fans, boxing legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran were in attendance at the fights and pre-fight events to meet their fans and sign autographs.
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