December 3, 2004 - Municipal Auditorium,
in Kansas City, Missouri
©Photographs by Lori Steinhorst
Sumya “The Island Girl” Anani, 140, of Kansas City, successfully defended her WIBA
140 lb., Junior welterweight title, when she won by a 10-round unanimous
decision over Stephanie Jaramillo, 140, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jaramillo,
with a heart of a lion, took the fight against Anani, after Anani’s original
opponent, Daryls Pardo of Colombia fell through when she was having problems
getting into the United States. Anani has only managed to get two fights in the last two years----not
because she does not want to fight, but because she can’t get a fight. Most
of the more well known top contenders in the sport, want big purses and
television to step in the ring with Anani.
WBAN is very impressed with Jaramillo for stepping up to the plate, and
fighting a top female boxer as Anani, for a world title belt. Too
often, this sport is seeing mediocre “World title” fights that take place,
and by all rights should not even be taking place.
Anani was the aggressor throughout the bout, with delivering a bloodied nose
to Jaramillo in the fourth, and a knockdown near the end of the ninth round.
In the tenth, Jaramillo had a point deducted for holding. Final scoring by
judges was 100-88, 100-88, 99-89. Anani improves her record to 24-1-1
(10KO), and Jaramillo is now 4-2-1 (2KO). On the undercard, Sharon Gaines,
121, of Kansas City, won a four-round unanimous
decision over pro debuter Camille Casson, 120, of Covington, Kentucky.
Gaines is now 5-2-0 (0KO), and Casson is 0-1-0 (0KO).