BUTTE — Friday night’s “Saints We Ain’t” all-female boxing ticket marked the first time in the state’s boxing history that an all-female ticket event took place.
Four Butte pugilists — Ronnie Walker, Felicia Brazier, Rayelynn Brandl and Amanda “Guido” Guidoni — stepped into the ring against Justine Beltran (Anaconda), Brooke Tobacco (Kalispell), Madonna Tannel (Kalispell), and Ashlee Mussard (Dillon). All eight were a part of the historic night inside the Pink Gloves boxing gym in Butte.
Even legendary Montana boxer Todd Foster was in Tobacco’s corner as her trainer and coach.
The packed house featured a main event bout between Guidoni and Mussard, which ended with Guidoni winning after the referee ruled Mussard was medically unable to go back out after the second round. However, Guidoni claims that sharing the historic night with her four “sisters” in training from Butte, was sweeter than the victory itself.
“It was amazing when I watched Ronnie fight, I got to watch the first two, and the tears just welled up because I knew what this moment meant for them, and I also knew what it meant for the other girls, so it was nothing but emotion and pride,” said Guidoni.