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June 21, 2003 -Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
 [Video Streaming]

There were two women's matches on the HBO card. In a Junior-welterweight bout,  Lucia Rijker, 138,  won an eight round unanimous decision over UK's Jane "Fleetwood Assassin" Couch, 140. According to news sources, Rijker had a tougher time than expected, but that Rijker controlled most of the rounds. In the Laila Ali vs. Valerie Mahfood bout. Ali, 168 lbs., stopped Mahfood, 168 lbs., 1:17  in the sixth round, after a barrage of combinations.  Mahfood did not go down but she appeared shaken. Ali suffered a small cut near her right eye in the fifth round. This was a rematch for the two.  These fights were televised in Europe.  The eight-rounder of Ali-Mahfood, and the last three rounds of the Rijker-Couch fight were televised.  Photos by Roger Williams

LUCIA RIJKER VS. JANE COUCH

 
   

LAILA ALI VS. VALERIE MAHFOOD

 
       
       
       
       


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