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Janaya throws punch at Brackache..

A Special Thanks to Bernard Miller for sending in the photos!

Davis wins pro debut and Tolliver is upset in sizzling Friday Night Fights at the Roxy!
By Marc DeLamater
April 19, 2003

Last night fight fans in Atlanta got more than their money's worth in the second Friday Night Fights at the Roxy card last night in Atlanta, Georgia. This nine-bout card was a crowd-pleasing affair held at this popular Buckhead venue, which marked the pro debut of top female amateur Janaya "Jai" Davis.

As an amateur, Davis, 158, won three national titles in 2002 while fellow debuter Mariem Punchenella Brakache, 155, a native of Morocco, had competed in kickboxing events in Holland before immigrating to the United States. Davis used her reach and jab to good effect, tattooing her opponent's face, while Brakache kept up the pressure throughout this highly competitive four-round middleweight match-up. The final decision was 40-36 on all cards.

This evening's card was capped by an upset loss of hot welterweight prospect and local favorite Xavier "The X-Man" Tolliver to Richard Lee Hall of Bayboro, North Carolina.

Special thanks goes to David Oblas and Austin Wingo of Undisputed Productions, LCC, for putting together this entertaining card, which had an attendance of 900.


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