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Amateur Event in Wisconsin
Duke Roufus Gym
March 22, 2003
Exclusive Photo Gallery by
Bob Marovitz - WBAN's Chicago Correspondent

Naquana Small vs. Caroline Barry

Krista Savage  vs.Nasheba Thomas



Erin Riley (in green)  vs. Anna Keiser

A Special Thanks to Bob Marovitz!

/ MARCH 22

Report/Photos by Bob Marovitz
WBAN Chicago Correspondent

On a night when U. Of Wisconsin and Marquette University were both playing in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, about 300 spectators turned out to see Former Pro Kick boxer Duke Roufas showcase the best female and male Amateur Boxer's on an 8-bout mixed card on Saturday, March 22 in Milwaukee, WI.

Headlining the Card was the 132 pound main eventer between WBAN March Boxer of the Month, 2002 National Golden Glove Champion and USA Boxing #1 ranked Naquana Smalls versus USA Boxing #2 ranked Caroline Barry. Their bout was expected to be the night's highlight and it was as you would expect. The camaraderie between Caroline and Naquana was warm outside the ring before their bout until they traded punches in the ring.. Barry forced the action early on and backed Smalls against the ropes where she had the upper hand, but Smalls took some punishment and came out swinging effective shots and uppercuts against Barry to end all three stanzas. The women earned a standing O at the end for their efforts. Barry, who had lost to Amber Gideon at the Chicago Golden Gloves in an exhibition the evening before, was awarded the victory over Smalls.

In a Semi-Main event, two 147 pounders met again. 2003 Wisconsin Light Welter Champ Krista Savage took on USA Boxing #5 Ranked Nasheba Thomas. Savage forced most of the action during the fight with both girls fighting a slower paced fight than may have been expected. Savage was awarded the victory over Thomas.

In an undercard bout, a Duke Roufas trained Light Welterweight fighter, Erin Riley took on Anna Keiser out of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Both were evenly matched, but in her first fight of her young career, Keiser notched her first victory over a game Riley.

One of the sponsor's of the night was WBAN.

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