Jeannine "Heartless" Garside Captures First World Title

16.11.06 - In November 2005, Jeannine "Heartless" Garside (6-0-1, Windsor, Ontario) triumphed over veteran champion Lisa "Bad News" Brown (12-3-2) to capture her first world title with a record of only 3-0. The critics scoffed at her being a challenge to Brown but soon sang a different tune. Fighting through 2006, Garside slugged her way to a TKO over Kim Colbert and in June, fought the highly anticipated rematch with Lisa Brown, which ended in a draw.. Deciding against the third match with Brown, Garside moved up in weight to challenge for the 126 pound world title, setting her sights on sterner goals.

Since arriving in the professional ranks with a 40-5 amateur record, the vivacious fighter has been faced with difficulty in getting fights. Trainer Margaret Sidoroff Canty, also a former world champion, advised Jeannine well early in her career. "Because of your amateur background, it’s hard to get fights, so we’ve got to step it up." And step it up she did, when she faced former world champion Laura Serrano (16-3-2) in her debut in a higher weight class and for her second title. Vacating her WIBA super bantam title, Garside was matched tough as usual in facing the veteran Serrano, and the 10 round battle made it evident Jeanine will make good her promise to "strap on a few more belts" during her career.

The bout with Serrano was for the WIBA featherweight crown, and a Garside victory left her undefeated for the year, and well on her way to being recognized as the best pound for pound powerhouse in women’s boxing. Her fight with Serrano, as well as Melissa "Hurracan" Hernandez (6-0-1) vs. Lisa "Bad News" Brown and Jelena Mrdjenovich (18-1-0) against Ann Marie Saccurato (12-1-2) can be seen beginning Friday, November 17 on iN Demand Pay Per View, and viewed throughout the rest of the month. The price to watch the "A Ring of Their Own" Border War is $14.95. "A Ring of Their Own" is the ONLY all women’s boxing series, produced by Rock & Sock Productions. For more information about the series or fight schedules, visit the website,

Article posted on 16.11.2006

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