"World Title Wave" takes Canada by Storm
(NOV 20) On Friday night, at the
Shaw Conference Center, in Edmonton, Canada, in the All-women's boxing card, "World Title Wave", proved to be a very entertaining card.  The event was telecast on Webcast, via Pay-Per-View, through a ring of their own. 

Burton vs. Ramsey

Hallback vs. Laracuente

Garside vs. Brown

Jelena vs. Alcanter

Behind the Scenes...

  The first fight of the night featured Shelly Burton, 157.5, of Montana, vs. Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey, 163.5,  of Winter Haven, Florida. Burton was supposed to fight Laetitia Robinson, but the Burton Team was notified just shortly before boarding their aircraft, going to Edmonton, that Robinson dropped off the card when she was not medically cleared, due to an injury to her nose.  

They were told at that time that Burton would be fighting Laura Ramsey.  Ramsey taking the fight on a 72 hour notice. The Burton-Ramsey bout was set for 10 rounds and they were fighting for the vacant WIBA Intercontinental Super Middleweight. The bout was action-filled for the two, and both displayed toughness throughout the fight. Burton won by a majority decision, with the judges scoring the bout 97-93, 95-95, and 97-93. This was Ramsey's first loss as a pro.  

The second fight of the night, Chevelle “ Fists of Steel" Hallback, 129, fought Belinda Laracuente, 129.5,  for the WIBA Super Featherweight title. There were no knockdowns during the bout. Final judges scores were 98-92, 98-92, and 98-92. WBAN would like to see Jelena Mrdjenovich fight Chevelle Hallback for a world title, as this would definitely be an exciting match for boxing fans to see.  

 In the third fight of the night it was “Bad News” for Lisa Brown, 120 3/4, when Jeannine "Heartless" Garside, 121 3/4,  of Windsor, Canada, with only a 3-0 record, defeated her for the WIBA super-Bantamweight world title belt. It was truly a battle of the southpaws. Garside surprised Brown with a third round knockdown, where Brown took an eight-count. Garside, one of the most exciting boxers to join the pro ranks is evidently following the footsteps of her trainer, Margaret Sideroff. Sideroff won her first world title in her fourth pro bout.

In the main event, Jelena Mrdjenovich,  128 3/4, of Edmonton, Canada, fought Franchesca "The Chosen One"  Alcanter, 129,  for the WBC/WIBF super featherweight title. Jelena effectively used her jab and combinations, and 24 seconds of the sixth round, threw a left hook to Alcanter's head. Alcanter fell to the canvas with the hard left, and the fight was stopped by KO.  

Rock and Sock Productions gets high marks for this very entertaining card, and the webcast was very professionally done. Rock & Sock Productions in association with KO Promotions and Independent Jewelers put on this event. There was two male non-title bouts on the undercard.  ©Photos: Mary Ann Owen, fight report by Sue TL Fox


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