Boxers fight a “Two” round
By Sue TL Fox
Dec. 12, 2005
(DEC 12) It never ceases to amaze
me in the things that happen in this sport. Last night, Dawn Ramey, 114,
1-0-1, fought on the undercard against Claudia O’Brian, 122, in what was
“supposed” to be a four round bout.
WBAN received information from an "insider" who was at the event, tell
WBAN the following (excerpt): “Last night I witnessed an injustice in
women’s boxing, and I was ringside for the entire incident. Aaron Davis,
the first Kansas Commissioner, has seemed to make up his own rules for
pro women’s boxing. At the Kansas Expo Center in Topeka, a Danger Fire
Promotions had a female fight scheduled for four rounds. Claudia O’Brian
(122), making her pro debut, was fighting Dawn Ramey (114), 1-0-1. At
the beginning of the third round bell, (neither fighter injured) the
referee, Raul Guaverra, stated that the fight was only scheduled as a
two round fight. At this time the fight was basically even, and they
were ready to go out for the third round. Women only fight two rounds.
Break in the event, and took an intermission, and took about 25 minutes.
Discussed the whole thinkg, Ramey had her fight hand wraps Ramey on her
way to the car. Would call it a TKO, and refuses to change it. “Battle
Aaron Davis, the first Kansas Commissioner, agreed, even after both
promoters Craig Cummings and Brian Reed jumped up to dispute. Davis
ruled the fight a unanimous decision after two rounds. With much
confusion, both women protesting, they went to the lockers removed their
gear, handwraps and changed. After a ten minute delay, Davis decieded
that they could continue the two rounds. He asked both women, to get
ready and go out for two more rounds. Davis said, if they did not it
would be considered a TKO on the record."
Note: WBAN confirmed this
information with the ABC Commission that this was a mess up, but Davis
was not cooperative with WBAN in answering questions we had for him.
Davis is the MOST UNPROFESSIONAL commission we have ever dealt with The
promoter Craig Cummings would not send us a tape as requested and it is
assumed at this point that the tape was such an embarrassment they
didn't want anyone viewing it---what other conclusion could one reach.