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November 14, 2002
Fight Night at the Rose Garden II
Portland, Oregon
Bridgett Riley, 115, vs. Para Draine, 115
Photos by Sue TL Fox

In front of 2,769 boxing fans, in the semi-main event and women's bout of the night, and one of the best fights of the night, Para Draine, 115, 8-5-0 (3KO), Spokane, Washington, defeated Bridgett "Baby Doll" Riley, 115, 13-3 (1KO), Hollywood, California, with a six-round unanimous decision with final scoring of 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55, in a six-round IFBA Championship Elimination match. Draine and Riley fought six non-stop rounds with action-packed exchanges throughout the fight. Draine told WBAN after the fight that Riley was a "real champ"  in how she stayed in there and fought and took the body shots that she was throwing.

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    FIGHT NIGHT AT THE ROSE GARDEN II!
By Sue TL Fox

(NOV 15) Last Night at the Rose Garden, in Portland, Oregon, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, and in front of 2,769 boxing fans, in the main event, Jr. featherweight Marcos Licona, 123 , 20-2 (8KO) won a clear 10-round featherweight unanimous decision over Ricardo Medina, 123 , 29-21 (14KO), with final scoring of 98-91 on all score cards.   In the semi-main event and women's bout of the night, and one of the best fights of the night, Para Draine, 115, 8-5-0 (3KO), Spokane, Washington, defeated Bridgett "Baby Doll" Riley, 115, 13-3 (1KO), Hollywood, California, with a six-round unanimous decision with final scoring of 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55, in a six-round IFBA Championship Elimination match. Draine and Riley fought six non-stop rounds with action-packed exchanges throughout the fight. Draine told WBAN after the fight that Riley was a "real champ"  in how she stayed in there and fought and took the body shots that she was throwing. Draine said that she will be fighting Marilyn Salcido on Dec. 17, as she moves to the next level in this elimination tournament.   In other undercard results, in the battle of the heavyweights, Joe Guzman, 4-0-0 (KO) had a four-round unanimous decision over Brad McPeake, 1-2-1;  Conal McPhee, 5-0 (3KO), Las Vegas, Nevada, :30 TKO3 Josuwea Cielos, 4-2 (2KO), Seattle, Washington; and Mike Sams remained undefeated at 5-0-1 (3KO), Seattle, Washington, over Jeff Simmons, 5-2 (2KO), Portland, Oregon, after he was stopped in a quick 32 seconds of the first round. A special thanks to Roy Englebrecht, Rose Garden Marketing Director manager Stan Sittser, Oscar De La Hoya, and all others involved in bringing boxing back to Portland!  

 
       
       


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