Elena “Baby Doll” Reid and other Female Fight Chatter May 31, 2016
By Prizefighters staff
Former flyweight world champion Elena “Baby Doll” Reid who retired in 2010, is now part of the broadcast team of a show dedicated to female prizefighting called “Two-Minute Round.”
The radio show broadcasts on Thursday June 2, and comes out every other Thursday and focuses on female boxing. Also on the show is host Felipe Leon and co-host David A. Avila. Both are veteran fight journalists. Reid has been added as a regular analyst for the show that can also be heard on podcast.
Reid, 34, lives in Phoenix, Arizona and during her career won two flyweight world titles and held the WIBA and IFBA titles simultaneously. The southpaw fighter engaged with a number of the world’s best female fighters some of who are still highly recognized such as Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, Layla McCarter and Ava Knight. But she is best known for her two fights against Germany’s Regina Halmich who then reigned as the queen of boxing and possibly the richest in terms of fight purses.
The Arizona native has a wealth of boxing knowledge at her fingertips.
“I’m excited to be on this show,” said Reid who attended the recent fight between Sugar Shane Mosley and David Avanesyan in Phoenix. “It makes me realize how much I miss the sport of boxing.”
The live boxing show takes place this Thursday at 7 p.m. and usually lasts 90 minutes. Some of the previous guests included promoter Tom Loeffler of K-2 Promotions that represents Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, and current WBC female middleweight titlist Kali Reis.
“I love talking boxing. Besides my family it is my true passion. I spent my life thus far learning about it. I also love researching and getting to know the different athletes. There’s always a kinship amongst boxers. We’ve all been through the struggle one way or another,” said Reid who trains boxers in Phoenix. “The show (Two-Minute Rounds) is a positive platform for female boxers. It’s a way to get the athlete’s names, stories and accolades out there. They should be known and that’s what we are trying to do.”
In Buenos Aires, Micaela Lagos (2-0) knocked out Tania Hilt (0-2) in the second round of their featherweight bout. It was the second consecutive knockout win for the 18-year-old Lagos. The fight took place on Sunday May 29.
In Juarez Celman, Cintia Castillo (1-0) won her pro debut by decision over Irene Villablanca (0-3) in a super lightweight matchup on Tuesday May 24.
In Rosario, Marisa Portillo (16-11-3) and Maria Capriolo (5-5-4) fought to a draw after four rounds in a super bantamweight fight on Saturday May 28.
WBC lightweight titlist Delfine Persoon (35-1, 16 Kos) defends her world title against Christina Linardatou (8-0) on Saturday June 4 in Roeselare, Belgium. Persoon, 31, is making her fourth defense of the title. She last fought in November. Linardatou, 28, is originally from Dominican Republic but now lives and fights out of Greece. She holds the UBF lightweight title.
In Montreal, Marie Dicaire (4-0) took a win by unanimous decision over Ashleigh Curry (7-10-4) after six rounds in a welterweight clash on Tuesday May 24. Dicaire is a 29-year-old southpaw out of Terrebonne, Canada. Curry, 30, is a southpaw from Missouri.
In Beijing, Zong Ju Cai (8-1) won the vacant IBF Inter-Continental minimum weight title by unanimous decision after 10 rounds against Samson Tor Buamas (37-4) on Wednesday May 25. Cai is 24 and fights out of Jinan, China. Buamas, 33, fights out of Bangkok, Thailand and had not lost a fight since 2012 including 11 consecutive fights. She is also the WIBA minimum weight titleholder.
In San Jose, Yokasta Valle (10-0, 6 KOs) remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Lorena Mendoza (2-12-1). Their minimum weight fight took place on Saturday May 28. Valle, 23, lives in San Jose, Costa Rica. Mendoza fights out of Mexico City and lost her sixth consecutive fight.
In Tinqueux, Anne Sophie da Costa (21-2) retained the WBF light flyweight title by unanimous decision after 10 rounds against 33-year-old Soledad Macedo (13-12-1) of Uruguay. The title fight took place on Saturday May 28.
In Paris, Maiva Hamadouche (13-1, 11 Kos) knocked out Colombia’s Enis Pacheco (15-4-2) in the second round of their fight for the vacant WBC silver lightweight title. Hamadouche, 26, fights out of Clichy La-Garenne, France.
In Tbilisi, Sopio Putkaradze (13-6-3) defeated Mzia Lomidze (2-5) by technical knockout in the fourth round of their super bantamweight match on Wednesday May 25. On the same fight card, Lela Tarashvili (6-1-1) got a win over Tako Tsariashvili (0-3) by technical knockout in the second round of their lightweight match.
Beke Bas (6-0, 5 KOs) faces Verena Kaiser (3-0) in a six-round battle of undefeated lightweights on Sunday June 5, in Hamburg, Germany. Bas, 22, fights out of Lemgo, Germany and has won five consecutive fights by knockout. Kaiser, who also lives in Germany, will be the first opponent Bas has faced with a winning record.
Giulia Grenci makes her pro debut against Dora Farkas (0-8) in a lightweight match set for six rounds on Saturday June 4. The fight takes place in Rome, Italy. Grenci, 25, fights out of Marino, Italy. Farkas, 39, fights out of Budapest, Hungary.
Miyo Musashi (2-0) faces Kana Makino (0-1) in a four round bantamweight bout on Tuesday May 31. The fight takes place in Tokyo, Japan. Musashi, 28, lives and trains in Tokyo. Makino is 22 and also fights out of Tokyo. She lost her debut in January.
Yuko Kuroki (15-4-1) defends the WBC minimum weight title against Norj Guro (7-5-1) on Monday June 6, in Tokyo. The fight is set for 10 rounds. Kuroki, 25, is a southpaw making the fourth defense of the title she won in2014. She fights out of Fukuoka, Japan. Guro, is also a 25-year-old southpaw. She fights out of the Philippines and has a two-fight losing streak. On the same fight card, Tomomi Takano (8-2) fights Hye Lim Lee (3-9-2) in an eight round featherweight bout. Also, Jun Yabuki (4-0) fights Daorueng Saknarong (0-1) in a four round flyweight contest.
Irma Garcia (13-1-1) meets Miriam Avila (5-6) in a bantamweight bout set for 10 rounds on Saturday June 4, in Cancun, Mexico. Garcia is a southpaw out of Mexico City. Avila is also from Mexico City.
Alondra Garcia (15-2-1) faces Monserrat Alarcon (7-2-2) for the vacant WBC Youth light flyweight title on Saturday June 4. The match takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico. Garcia, 20, lives and fights out of Guadalajara. Alarcon fights out of Mexico City.
In Acapulco, Lourdes Juarez (16-2) won a split decision over Suri Tapia (7-7) after an eight round light flyweight match held on Saturday May 28. “Lulu” Juarez, 29, is the younger sister of Mariana “Barbie” Juarez and has dropped down from super flyweight, to light flyweight. Tapia, 26, fights out of Acapulco.
In Becej, Milena Svonja (1-0) won her pro debut by decision over Ksenija Medic (0-1) who was also making her pro debut on Wednesday May 25.
In Sturovo, Timea Alfoldi (1-0) won her pro debut by unanimous decision after a six round bantamweight fight with Anita Hortobagyi (4-9) on Sunday May 29. Also, Agnes Nick (5-0) defeated Dora Kerekes (2-7) by decision a four round super bantamweight clash.
In Madrid, Joana Pastrana (6-0) remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Melinda Pantis (0-2) after six rounds of a minimum weight fight on Friday May 27. Pastrana, 25, lives in Madrid and scored a fifth round knockdown of Pantis. Also, Katharina Tharnderz won her pro debut by decision over Angela Cannizzaro (5-3) after four round super featherweight match.
In Murcia, Mary Romero (1-1) defeated Vanesa Caruso (0-4) in a fight that featured winless pro bantamweights. The four round fight took place on Friday May 27.
In Pathum Thani, Nongmuay Kokietgym (11-3-3) defeated Ratsadaporn Khiaosopa (0-6) by unanimous decision after six rounds in a super bantamweight contest on Thursday May 26. Kokietygym, 30, snapped a two-fight losing streak with the win. Her previous fight was a
In Houston, Texas, Amanda Garza (1-0) won her pro debut by unanimous decision after a four-round flyweight division fight with Ashley King (0-2) on Thursday May 26.
In Dallas, Texas, Shurretta Metcalf (1-1) scored her first win as a pro by technical knockout of Colby Fletcher (1-1) in the second round of their super bantamweight fight set for four rounds. The fight took place on Tuesday May 24.
Seniesa Estrada (6-0) faces Christina Fuentes (4-7-5) in a flyweight bout set for six rounds on Friday June 3 in Los Angeles, California. Estrada, 23, lives in East Los Angeles and is a former U.S. amateur champion. Fuentes, 24, fights out of Laredo, Texas. She fought for the IFBA world title last year but lost by decision.
Alicia Napoleon (5-0) fights Latashia Burton (4-6) in a super welterweight bout set for eight rounds on Friday June 3. The bout takes place in Queens, New York. Napoleon, 30, fights out of New York. Burton, 33, fights out of Louisiana.
Latondria Jones (3-0) meets Latoya Burton (0-1) in a four round middleweight bout on Friday June 3. The fight card takes place in Hollywood, Florida. Jones, 29, fights out of Las Vegas, but is originally from Washington D.C. Burton, 27, is from North Carolina and lost her pro debut in March.