Baby Doll Reid and Ortega Prepare For WIBA Battle

04.08.06 - Elena "Baby Doll" Reid (17-3-5) and Mary "The Heat" Ortega (28-2-1) come together for a WIBA title clash when "A Ring of Their Own" travels to Harrahs Lake Tahoe August 31st. Both fighters are training hard and are ready to fight it out in the main event for the WIBA Flyweight title.

Reid is coming off a tough loss to Regina Halmich in Germany and this makes her third title bid. Does she feel third time is the charm? "Well, itís my first time in the states to fight for a title, so I think thatís on my side!" Reid exclaimed. Not fighting since December hardly means "Baby Doll" has been inactive. "Iíve been training the whole time, and was supposed to have 3 different fights, but they fell through for whatever reason, but even though that happened Iíve been working doing my part to get better at what I do. Iíve had awesome training and sparring and I FEEL GOOD!"

Opponent Mary Ortega last saw ring action in August of 2005, and since has recovered from a hand injury, which has barely slowed her down and she is not worried about her time away from fighting. "No, Iím not worried. I broke my hand in September, dislocated my thumb. I was still hitting the bag and mitts and running, just working left handed," says the determined Ortega..

Fighting Reid will be Ortegaís fourth time to try and claim a title and sheís prepared to win. "Iím training hard, training for the win. And I know Elena is too. I never take ANYTHING lightly. Iím coming in to the fight knowing itís gonna be a war and I hope it is because thatís what people want to watch!"

Catch action between Elena "Baby Doll" Reid and Mary "The Heat" Ortega as "A Ring of Their Own" presents another night of great female boxing at Harrahs, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. For more information about this card, visit the website at

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Article posted on 04.08.2006

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