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OCTOBER 2005

Toukalova Wins WIBF Junior Flyweight title!
Oct
ober 31, 2005

(OCT 31) On October 29th, at the Dr. Papp László Sportarena,  in Szentes, Hungary, Anastasia Toukalova (Toktaulova), 106 ¼, of Moscow, Russia defeated Hungarian Viktoria Milo, 107 ¼, in a 10-round title bout for the vacant WIBF junior flyweight title. Final judges scores were 95-96, 92-98, and 90-100.

Reaction from an Olympic Style Boxer
By Angel Bovee
October 31, 2005

DEAR FRIENDS, RELATIVES, SUPPORTERS AND FANS...As I sit here and read the Olympic Creed, "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."  Open Letter

Siriporn to fight Kikuchi
Source: WBC
October 31, 2005
(Inset photo: Siriporn)

(OCT 31) On November 7th, in Bangkok, Thailand, in a Thai prison, Nongmai Sor Siriporn will be fighting Japanese champion Nanako Kikuchi. Kikuchi is fighting after Carina Moreno had to drop out on the advise of her doctor concerning medical issues. Siriporn and Kikuchi will be competing for the vacant WBC 105-lb world title.

Cruz Wins IFBA Title
October 31, 2005

(OCT 30) Last night at the Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, Terri  "Lil Loca" Cruz, of Denver, Colorado won a 10-round unanimous decision over Heather Percival, of Fontana, California,  for the vacant IFBA  Bantamweight World title. No other details at this time. Full Fight report with photos on New Mexico Boxing

Mathis Wins by Ninth TKO
October 30, 2005

(OCT 30) Last night in Dombasle, France, Anne Sophie Mathis won by a ninth round TKO over Nathalie Toro, now 14-1-0 (6KO), of Luik, Belgium.  Toro was defending her junior welterweight EBU title. A WBAN insider said that the fight was an incredible bout between the two boxers, with the crowd  More on results

Yankovich Stops Santos in second round
October 30, 2005

(OCT 30) Last night in Sano Paulo, Brazil, Duda Yankovich stopped Sandra Santos, in the second round. Santos was making her pro debut.  Yankovich is now 2-0-0 (1KO).  Yankovich told WBAN, that she hopes to be able to get a rematch with her first opponent Guillhermina Fernandes, who wants to fight Duda again.

Boxing Event rescheduled
October 29, 2005

(OCT 29)  Kathy Rivers was set to fight Valerie Mahfood in Pompano Beach, Florida, for the WIBF world light-heavyweight title on November 5th.  But the card has been postponed until November 19th.  In a press release that WBAN received today the following was reported::  "BATTLE AT THE BEACH IV" has been postponed until November 19th,  due to suffering a left hook from Hurricane Wilma.  The fighters were ready to go...Full Story

Cruz to Fight Percival for IFBA title
October 28, 2005
(OCT 28) Tomorrow night at the Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, Terri  "Lil Loca" Cruz, of Denver, Colorado will meet Heather Percival, of Fontana, California,  for the vacant IFBA  Bantamweight Championship.  Cruz told WBAN, "I know that it has been a six year journey with wins (11-4-2 ko's) and a few loses. I have finally  received my chance to become a World Champion, MY First ...Full Story
 
Jeannine Garside: Following in Sidoroff's Footsteps
By Amy Greene
October 28, 2005

(OCT 28) Don’t let the 3-0 record fool you. Jeannine Garside has the training in AND out of the ring to battle Lisa "Bad News" Brown on November 18 on the "A Ring of Their Own" World Title Wave. Her 40-5 amateur record is backed by being the protégé of trainer and former world champion Margaret Sidorofff. Garside began boxing after seeing Christy Martin fight on the famous Mike Tyson undercard. After the Martin bout, Jeanine began her ...Full Story

CES Closes Out 2005 with a bang on November 23rd!
Source: Press Release
October 27, 2005
PROVIDENCE, RI – Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES) announced today at the Hi Hat in Davol Square that it will close out its 2005 boxing season with a major event on Wednesday, November 23rd at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island.  The event is being presented by the Mohegan Sun Casino and will feature six exciting bouts with five ...Full Story
 
Shaffer Fights for Vacant IFBA Mini-Flyweight Title
Source: Press Release
October 27, 2005
(OCT 27) Melissa Shaffer signed with Hyungpung Promotions to fight Cho Rong Son on November 12th in South Korea for the Vacant IFBA Mini Flyweight Title,  as part of a women's boxing triple header.   “I lost my last fight but I learned a allot. I believe in the saying that goes " Wisdom is learned from failure" and the experience I gained from that loss was priceless.  Full Story
 
Hernandez Wins Pro Debut
October 27, 2005

(OCT 27) Last night the Hilton Hotel in New York City, NY, Melissa Hernandez, making her pro debut, won an all-action majority decision against Mau Mau Zhang. Final judges scoring was 40-36, 40-36, 38-38. It was said that the fight between Hernandez and Zhang was the best fight of the night. Belinda Laracuente....More on fight results

IOC rejects Women's boxing for '08 Olympics
October 27, 2005

 (OCT 27) The IOC rejected women's boxing Thursday but approved open-water swimming and women's steeplechase for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They are approved increase in women's teams in soccer, field hockey and handball from 10 to 12.  (news brief only AP)

Achieng to fight Torska for WBC Middleweight title
October 27, 2005

(OCT 27) According to news sources in Africa, allafrica.com on December 12, 2005, Kenya's WIBF middleweight champion Conjestina Achieng, 28 years old, is set to fight for promoter Solid Rock Promotions during the Jamhuri independence celebrations in Nairobi at the Moi Kasarani Gymnasium..Full Story

Montana Tough Woman - Ready for Leatitia Robinson
Source: Press Release
October 27, 2005

(OCT 27) Middleweight Shelley Burton (6-2) has faced champs before-- and won. Although she is reluctant to compare pro boxing with the Tough Woman competitions early in her fight career, the victories she gained in her Tough Woman days gave Shelley confidence which is a definite advantage in any sport. "I did the Tough Woman the first time almost as a joke," Shelley said, " to win the extra money. Then when I beat somebody that was an undefeated champ, I really started to think about boxing.  Full Story

Tonight: Star Boxing Returns for F.I.S.T. Benefit
October 26, 2005

(OCT 26) Tonight Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns with a seven-fight black-tie dinner-show benefit at the Hilton Hotel in New York City in support of, and in conjunction with, the Fighters’ Initiative for Support and Training (F.I.S.T.) organization. Headlining the show will be a heavyweight duel between two hard-nosed veterans. Providence, Rhode Island’s battle-hardened Robert Wiggins, 20-5-1 (12 KOs) will take on always tough Philadelphian ...Full Story

Dobbs - Sahin added to card!
October 26, 2005

(OCT 26) On December 3, in Germany, Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs will face Julie Sahin in a 10-round 112 lb. WIBF Intercontinental title bout.  They will be fighting on the same card as Elena "Baby Doll" Reid vs. Regina Halmich, who will be fighting in a rematch. In the first fight between Halmich vs. Reid, they had a controversial draw.

National USA Boxing Convention
October 25, 2005

(OCT 25) At the National USA Boxing Convention, the final decision for women being in the Olympics in China in 2008 is "Supposed" to be made October 28, 2005. If it is approved on this date, it will consist of 4 weight classes of 8 boxers in each class ONLY (32 boxers). It will be a medal sport--not exhibition. USA Boxing at the annual meeting passed legislation removing gender differences. Men and women now have the same number of 8 counts to terminate a bout, and with computer scoring...Full Story

Meet Vinni Skovgaard of Denmark...by Torben Lodberg
October 24, 2005

(OCT 24) About 10 years ago, there was a debate on women's boxing on Danish TV. The issue was the increasing number of women who joined boxing clubs, but were banned from using their hard earned skills in the boxing ring by DABU (Danish Amateur Boxing Association). Leading figures from DABU took part in the discussion, and their views stretched from welcoming women in the ring to the "over my dead body" attitude.  More

McConnell Wins by TKO
Photo and report
by Mike Blair
October 24, 2005

(OCT 24) On Saturday, October 22, at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, Molly McConnell, of Portland, Oregon,  looked sharp in defeating Janae Archuleta, of Denver, Colorado.  McConnell controlled the action with short quick hard jabs, while Archuleta tried to land big shots to McConnell's body. Each time Archuleta fired a shot to the ribs, McConnell came over the top and most of the time she landed.   Full Story

Menzer Wins WIBF Belt
October 23, 2005
 Check out the slideshow of photos!

(OCT 23) Last night at the Brandberge Arena, in Halle, Germany, Ina Menzer, 125.5,  defeated Silke Weickenmeier, 124.5, for the WIBF Featherweight Title.  Final judges scores: 93-97, 92-98, and 92-98.

No sweat' for Gutiérrez
By Ewan Whyte 
October 23, 2005

'(OCT 23) Fighting in front of her home crowd Friday night in Córdoba, Carolina “Chapita” Gutiérrez (53.2 kg) took only 1 minute and 34 seconds to demolish Lourdes Ocampo (52.7 kg) of Misiones, thereby retaining the ...Full Story

WBAN Adds Wendy Lamotta!
October 23, 2005

(OCT 23) Wendy “La Coquita” LaMotta, born September 12, 1972, hometown is located in Hoboken, New Jersey.  La Motta has had five professional bouts, with a records of 4-1-0 (2KO).  LaMotta amateur background includes the following: with a record of 16-4.  Bouts:  Nationally ranked #5 in 2002....More on LaMotta

Evans Fights in Exhibition match in Arkansas
October 23, 2005

(OCT 23) Last night at the Pope County Fairgrounds, in Russellville, Arkansas, Tachany Evans, 174,  fought in an exhibition match against Cassandra Geiggar, 189, in a scheduled four-rounder on the card.  In the third round, the fight was stopped when Evans discontinued fighting in the exhibition.

Battle at the Beach IV
October 22, 2005

(OCT 22) Kathy Rivers has made South Florida her home since 1994 --started her boxing/modeling career here where she has gotten great support from the fans and media --she now has 21 fights and holds the IBA cruiserweight title and will be fighting  on Saturday, November 5th, in Pompano Beach, Floriday, for the WIBF world lightheavy weight title --Against Valerie "the wolfe" Mahfood the current champion -one of the top champions...Full Story

Results: Anyos wins WBC Vacant Featherweight title 
October 22, 2005

(OCT 22) Tonight at the Broadbeach Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Australia, Sharon "Wild Thing" Anyos, 56.018, of Australia won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Marcela "The Tigress" Acuna, 56.585,  Argentina, for the WBC World featherweight title belt. 

Oh...Boy...Moorehead featured on another boxing card
By Sue TL Fox
October 21, 2005

(OCT 21) Again, “Hall of Shamer” boxer Willicia Moorehead,  2-17-0, will be fighting again, on October 27, 2005, at the Civic Center, in Hammond, Indiana, when she takes on Amy Yoratovac.  This tidbit of information is reported on boxrec.com.  Moorehead has been stopped 11 times in her last 12 bouts, and losing her last 13 fights. It does not take much to figure out "why"  when you catch a glimpse of her boxing abilities.  Full Story

Moreno – Siriporn bout to take place in a Prison!
by Sue TL Fox
October 21, 2005

(OCT 21) Word has been a buzzin’ since the Yonhapnews (Korean AP) reported that the upcoming WBC 105 Title match on November 7th, will be held INSIDE A JAIL, because Carina Moreno’s opponent, Nong Nai Siriporn, is in the middle of serving her sentence due to a drug-related crime. WBAN contacted the WBC, and asked them to confirm the report. WBC Mauricio Sulaiman responded by email, stating that this would be the FIRST FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT in the history of Thailand, and the WBC is very proud to be part of this great event.  Full Story

Black Tie Boxing Returns With a "Bang"
Source: Press Release
October 20, 2005

(OCT 20) SHREVEPORT - Mike Corbell’s Knockout Promotions of Shreveport in conjunction with The Shreveport Petroleum Club is staging an outstanding professional boxing card for its members and guests to be held Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. Attendance to this gala boxing event will require all guests to wear formal attire. Tickets will range from $150 each for members and $175 for non-members. There will be an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres with doors opening at 6:30 P.M. Valet parking will be available. More

Results: Sanders Wins
over Reis 
October 20, 2005

(OCT 20) Last night at Adiamo, in Warren, Michigan, Mary Jo Sanders, 148.5,  now 18-0-0, won by a six-round unanimous decsion over Yvonne Reis, 148.5.This will be a move up in weigh for Sanders when they fight at super middleweight. No other details at this time.

What is a world champion?
By Sue TL Fox

(OCT 18) Webster Dictionary describes a champion as a "winner of first prize or first place in competition." Taken a step farther, Webster’s defines the best as "excelling all others."  Those definitions may be accurate in other sports, but all too often it seems they fail to apply in women’s boxing, where anyone...Full Story

Hernandez to make pro debut!
October 18, 2005

(OCT 18) On October 26,  at the Hilton Hotel, in New York City, Melissa Hernandez, a two-time Golden Glove Champion, and PAL National Champion (132 lbs), with an amateur record of 14-2, will be making her pro debut.  Melissa trains out of Webster PAL in Bronx, New York, although in the last year she has been training out of Miami with Belinda “Brown Sugar” Laracuente. 

The Fighter and the Promoter
By Bernie McCoy
October 18, 2005

(OCT 18) It's boxing's basic story, the on-going interaction between the fighter and the promoter. It's been done in novels, movies and countless magazine and newspaper stories. I've done the story a couple of times and every time I did, there was always a "good guy" and a "bad guy". In truth, it was usually the promoter who wore the black hat. This story is different in the sense that not only do both the promoter and the fighter believe that they are each "on the side of the angels", in .....Full Story

Ended: Free Drawing Give-Away Contest!
October 18, 2005

(OCT 18) WBAN will be notifying the winners of the Free Drawing Give-Away Contest this week. WBAN thanks everyone who entered the contest. So don't forget to check your email--- you may have "mail" to notify you that you are a winner of one of the autographed photos from the photos TL Fox had signed at the Laughlin All Women's Card on October 8th.

WBAN Sports Blankets Available soon!
October 17, 2005

(OCT 17) WBAN will be soon offering for purchase a customized designed and high quality WBAN sports blankets. Sue TL Fox fell in love with these blankets when her police department had them made last year, and she gave them away for Christmas Gifts. So this year Fox got a hold of the company and asked them to custom design a sports blanket that could be available for purchase for WBAN. The blankets are approximately 6x4. They are beautifully designed and are very comfortable as a light blanket. If you would be interested in ordering this item, WBAN will be putting in an order this month. The cost will be $39.00, plus shipping and handling $5.95.  More Info

Sanders to fight Reis 
October 17, 2005

(OCT 17) This Wednesday,  October 19th, at Adiamo, in Warren, Michigan, Mary Jo Sanders, 17-0-0, will be fighting in the main event. Sanders will be fighting Yvonne Reis of Florida, in a (150 lbs) junior Middleweight bout (non-title). The two will be fighting six rounds.

PART II - 1920's Female Boxer - Jeanne La Mar: Flash from the Past!
by Terry Graham
October 17, 2005
PART I   PART II

(OCT 17) WBAN has just received "Part II" on the 1920's femaile boxer Jeanne La Mar.  (AKA: Jean La mar, The Countess Jeanne La Mar, The Countess, Jeanne Vina Lamar.)  Writer Terry Graham and Sarah Jo Rauschl provided this fascinating history of this past boxer, and a deep mystery that surrounds her.  PART II

  Nava Defends her WBC title against Vazquez
October 17, 2005
(OCT 17) WBAN has confirmed with the WBC that Jackie Nava of Mexico, will be defending her WBC World Super Bantamweight title against Susana Vázquez, also of Mexico, on October 17th, in the Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana, Mexico.  WBAN is slightly puzzled about this match....WBAN has an unverified record of 1-0 for Vazquez---which is also what BoxRec.com has as a record for her. WBAN has Nava ranked #9 in the bantamweight division.  Full Story
 
New Website on "The Boss" Terri Moss!
October 15, 2005

(OCT 15) Check out the new site of Terri Moss, at www.tmosstheboss.com  WBAN has added Terri's site to the Boxer's Website segment.  To check out other women's boxing websites, go here!  If you are a female boxer, and would like to list your site on WBAN, just email TL Fox!

  Amateur Action: Dunn Wins over Murphy
October 15, 2005

(OCT 15) Border City's National Champion and 2005 Bronze medalist at the World Championships fought last night on Boxing Ontario's Banger in the Hanger.  The event hosted Canada vs Ireland.  Katie Dunn defeated Irish Champion Allanah Murphy. Source: Margaret C

  World Title Wave – Card Finalized
Source: Press Release
October 14, 2005

(OCT 14) Rock & Sock Productions in association with KO Promotions and Independent Jewelers have finalized the bouts for their second "A Ring of Their Own" production, entitled "World Title Wave" in Edmonton. "World Title Wave" will take place at the Shaw Conference Center on Friday, November 18 and will be available live on Pay Per View in Canada and world wide via broad band distribution. Bouts begin at 9:30 PM EST (7:30 PM MST) in Edmonton. Full Story

  Battle at the Beach IV in Florida
Source: Press Release
October 14, 2005

(OCT 14) Fight Fans, set your calendars for Saturday November 5th. Jeff Gibson's ELITE PROMOTIONS Presents: "BATTLE AT THE BEACH IV" Featuring a WIBF World Title Matchup between Kathy Rivers & Valerie Mahfood. Also Featuring: Fred Moore 30-5, Ermosele Albert 12-1, Terry Lantx 9-4-1...Full Story

Cruz-Percival to fight for IFBA Title
Source:
IFBA
October 14, 2005

(OCT 14) On October 29th, at the Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado, Terri Cruz,11-4-2,  of Denver, Colorado will meet Heather Percival, 7-1 of Fontana, California,  for the vacant IFBA  Bantamweight Championship.  This IFBA Main Event will anchor an exciting night of boxing.

Behind the Scenes With TL Fox at the All-Women's Card in Laughlin - PART II
Photos and Story by Sue TL Fox
October 13, 2005

(OCT 13) The first fight on the card was between Shadina Pennybaker and Daria “Ringname” Hill, of New Jersey.  In what could have been the best fight of the night (but as boxing fans found out) all of the matches could have been ...Part I     Part II

  Latest Update on "The Razor" Jennifer Barber
October 12, 2005

(OCT 12) Last week from October 2 - 9, in the National Pal Tournament, Jennifer "The Razor" Barber, 23 years old, 5''7", of Van Nuys, California, became the National P.A.L. Boxing Champion at 125.  Jennifer, a senior at Cal. State Northridge fought...Full Story

  Toro to Defend Title
October 12, 2005

(OCT 12) WBAN received information that Junior Welterweight Nathalie Toro,`14-0-0 (6KO), of Luik, Belgium, will be defending her EBU title against Anne-Sophie Mathys, of France. The fight will take place on October 29, 2005, in Dombasle, France.

Behind the Scenes With TL Fox at the All-Women's Card in Laughlin - Part I
Photos and Story by Sue TL Fox
October 12, 2005

(OCT 12) On October 8, 2005, at the Harrah’s in Laughlin, Nevada, there was another fantastic card put on by Rock and Sock Productions, with “A Ring of their Own” Boxing card.  I generally do not cover the events myself, but rely on other photographers and writers to provide ringside coverage of the boxing events.  I did decide to cover the Laughlin event, and was not disappointed.  More

Asa Sandell: From Sweden to Gleason's to Nevada
By Bernie McCoy
October 11, 2005
(OCT 11) Gleason's Gym, hard by the East River on the northern edge of Brooklyn, is straight out of central casting. Every movie scene depicting a boxing gym probably uses Gleason's as a model. In fact, many of those movie scenes were actually filmed there.   When I went up the stone stairs to the gym, recently, the surprise was how little it had changed in all the years since the last time I'd been there. The same dust, the same odors, the same sounds; leather on leather, shoes on canvas, the buzzers, the bells. The faces around the gym were a bit different, but in a way, they were exactly the same.  Full Story
 
Holm to take on St. John
October 11, 2005
©Photo by Mary Ann Owen

(OCT 11) On December 8, 2005, at the Isleta Casino and Resort, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly Holm's next opponent will be IFBA  world champion Mia "The Knockout" St. John.  Holm will be defending her IBA world title.  Source: Fresquez Productions, Inc.

Free Drawing Give-Away Contest!
October 11, 2005
(Inset photo: Garside)
Contest ended

(OCT 11) When WBAN attended the ALL-WOMEN'S BOXING CARD in Laughlin, Nevada, Sue TL Fox got several autographed photos of  the "Contenders" JACKIE KALLEN, "Up and Coming Boxing Sensations JEANNINE GARSIDE,  ELENA "BABY DOLL" REID, CARINA MORENO and retired IFBA World Champion BONNIE CANINO.

Final Results: National Pal Championships
By Adam Pollack
October 11, 2005
 

(OCT 11) WBAN has received the FINAL RESULTS in the National PAL Championships that took place in Oxnard, California, from October 2 to October 9, 2005. Sunday, October 9 – Open Division Championship Bouts
Female/101 lbs: Colleen Loo, Mililani, Hawaii, dec. Adri Harding, San Diego, Calif., 15-7; Male/106 lbs: Louie Padilla, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Marco Rangel, Scottsdale, Ariz., 17-7; Male/112 lbs: Aaron Alafa, Visalia, Calif., dec. Leodegario Santa Cruz, Lincoln Heights...Full Details

Turton Wins by a Majority Decision over Holewyne
October 11, 2005
 

(OCT 11) On Saturday, October 8th, at the Silver Reef Casino, Ferndale, Washington, Tricia Turton, now 5-0-0 (2KO), won an eight-round majority decision over Lisa Holewyne. The final judges scores were 74-78, 75-75, and 76-76. The two were fighting for the Pacific Northwest Boxing Federation Women’s Junior Middleweight Title. An insider covering the bout, said that the fight was pretty close, though Turton landed the harder and more accurate shots. .Full Details

  Two-day Boxing Tournament for Female Amateur Boxers
October 11, 2005

(OCT 11) There will be a Two-day Boxing Tournament for Female Amateur Boxers, Juniors, open, masters, and international boxers are all welcome! Competition Dates: (all times are Central Time Zone) Saturday, November 5th (weigh-ins @ 12 noon; competition @ 4:00pm) Sunday, November 6th (weigh-ins @ 8:00am; competition 12:00 noon). The event will be held at the Boxing Resource Center, 418-D Harding Industrial Drive, Nashville, Tennessee.  Registration must be completed by Saturday, Oct. 29th.  Register via email at BoxingResource.com or Register via phone/fax at 812-424-4208 (Jeaneene)..Full Details

  Sanders to fight Reis
October 10, 2005

(OCT 10) On October 19, 2005, at Adiamo, in Warren, Michigan, Mary Jo Sanders, 17-0-0, will be fighting in the main event. Sanders will be fighting Yvonne Reis of Florida, in a (150 lbs) junior Middleweight bout (non-title).  If Boxing Fans would like an emailed poster of the event, just send the request to WBAN!

  New Boxer on the Scene!
By Sue TL Fox
October 10, 2005

(OCT 10) WBAN had the pleasure to meet a new boxer on the scene, 5'6" Super Middleweight Demi "Nard 2 Handle" Nguyen, 33 years old,  who will be making her pro debut on October 28, 2005, at the Monrongo Casino, in California.
Demi met up with WBAN at the All Women's Boxing Card at the Harrah's in Laughlin, Nevada.  Full Story

  Semi-Final Results of National Pal Championships by Adam Pollack
October 10, 2005

(OCT 10) WBAN has received the semi-final results of the National Pal Championships 2005, that took place in Oxnard, California. On Friday, October 7th, the results are the following: Intermediate/106 lbs: Javier Damien, Long Beach, Calif., dec. Jason Haines, National City, Calif., 8-7Intermediate/114 lbs: Pedro Sosa...More on Results page

  Milo vs. Toutktalova
By JollyDee of Hungary
October 10, 2005

(OCT 10) As reported on the www.ProfiboX.hu boxing site,  the Hungarian flyweight world champion Viktoria Milo (14-4; 3KO's) is going  to fight for the vacant WIBF Light Flyweight title in the co-main event of "Five Title Bout" card on October 29, 2005, in Dr. Papp László Sportarena, Szentes, Hungary.  Marylin Hernandez of The Dominican Republic was the original opponent for Milo, but she has informed Milo's management and the association, that she cannot take the fight because of passport and VISA problems.  Full Story

Quick Results: All Women's card in Laughlin
October 9, 2005
Ringside - Sue TL Fox
 

(OCT 9) Last night in Laughlin, Nevada, Jeannine Garside TKO5 Rita Valenti; Shadina Pennybaker UD over Daria Hill; Wendy Rodriguez UD8 over Yvonne Caples; Laura Ramsey 6-round split decision over Asa Sandell. Elena Reid - Carina Moreno (Exhibition). Report /Photos/Mpegs to follow soon. Sue Fox

Hallback's Fight with "Honey Girl" ends in
No Contest!

Story: BoxinginLasVegas
October 8, 2005
 

(OCT 8) StarFight Productions brought another night of exciting boxing to the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. The main event between the number one super featherweight in the world (WIBA and IBA World Champion) Chevelle "Mo Baby" Hallback (24-4-1, 11 KOs, 1 ND), 135 lbs, and Melissa "Honey Girl" Del Valle (29-5-1, 11 KOs, 1 ND), 137.5 lbs, ended in a no-contest.  Full Story

Tonight: All Women's card in Laughlin
October 8, 2005
 

 (OCT 8) Tonight at the Harrah’s in Laughlin, Nevada, on "A Ring of Their Own" card, promoted by Rock and Sock Productions.  The women boxers on the card, includes Elena Reid, Jeannine Garside, Wendy Rodriguez, Yvonne Caples, Shadina Pennybaker,  Daria Hill, Rita Valentini, Laura Ramsey, and Asa Sandell.  More to be posted. TL Fox

  Pena-Rancier Fight Cancelled
October 8, 2005

(OCT 8) WBAN was notified that the fight between Gardy Pena, of the DR, and Mery Rancier was cancelled (Oct.7th) when Rancier weighed in at 174 lbs.  The weight could not be over 168. The two were going to fight for the WIBA Fedelatina Super Middleweight Title. The first time they fought in 2001, the bout ended in a draw.

  Tonight: Holewyne to fight Turton
October 8, 2005
 

(OCT 8) Tonight at the Silver Reef Casino, in Ferndale, Washington, and promoted by Ringside Tickets, Junior Middleweight Tricia Turton, 4-0-0, of Seattle, Washington, 23-14-2,  will be fighting Lisa Holewyne, of Texas in a 10 round bout.  For tickets: ( 360) 650-1150.

  Tonight: Shea to fight in North Carolina
October 8, 2005

(OCT 8) Tonight Maureen "Moe" Shea will fighting in Greenboro, North Carolina.  The card is promoted by Cheryl Nance.  Shea and Hector Roca were flown in yesterday, and they will be doing a radio interview  this morning. WBAN does not have Shea's opponent name at this time.

  Garside faces toughest opponent
source: Press Release
October 7, 2005

(OCT 7) Rock and Sock Productions' upcoming October 8 show at Harrah’s in Laughlin, Nevada will feature Border City Boxer Jeannine Garside.  Featherweight Jeannine Garside, (2-0), from Windsor, Ontario, will face her stiffest competition to date when she challenges LA’s Rita Valentini, (6-3). This battle is scheduled for six rounds.  Full Story

  Trinidad and Tobago Winners Receive Titles
Source: Press Release
October 5, 2005

(OCT 5) A fighter gets paid to fight the person in front of  them to the best of their ability for the time allowed. If a fighter performs well enough to win, the one thing that can never be taken away from them is the certainty of their victory. In the case of a title contest the same should be true for the certainty of championship recognition.  Full Story

  Undefeated Prospects Headline Pro Boxing Show in Monterey
re: Press Release
October 5, 2005

(OCT 5) THE RIOT professional boxing series in Monterey will return to the Downtown Conference Center on Saturday, November 19th. Jerry Hoffman, owner of 12 Sports Productions plans to have another sellout at the 1500 seat Conference Center venue, following 9 years of sold out shows at The Hyatt.  Boxing fans will be treated to over 30 rounds of scheduled boxing with 10-0 Heavyweight George Garcia and 7-0 Flyweight Carina Moreno in Co-Main events. Other top undefeated prospects, Welterweight Enrique Gutierrez (7-0 Santa Rosa) and Featherweight...Full Story

  2005 National Female Golden Gloves Tournament
October 5, 2005

(OCT 5) The entry forms, waivers and fact sheet are posted online for the 2005 Women's National Golden Gloves Tournament in Chicago to be held November 17, 18 and 19. Click here for information, registration form and waiver.  Go Here for more details.

  Open Letter from Team Laracuente in regards to Raika bout
October 4, 2005

(OCT 4) On October 1, 2005, at the Roppongi Velfarre, in Tokyo, Japan, Emiko Raika, 129, of Japan, won an eight-round decision over Belinda Laracuente, 130.  Team Laracuente wrote the following to WBAN to publish: "I'm writing to you because on Oct. 1 Belinda Laracuente fought a great fight against Emiko Raika. Belinda was believed to have broken Raika ...More

  Emery to fight in Philadelphia
October 3, 2005

(OCT 3) On October 7, 2005, at the Blue Horizon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  it has been reported on other boxing news sources, that  Jill Emery will be fighting Maria Nava in a four round bout on the undercard.  Some other bouts on card: Luis Hernandez vs Joshua Onyango; Gee Edward Cullmer vs Anthony Bowman, and much more.

  Latest Update on Christian
October 3, 2005

(OCT 3) Christina Christian is headed to Florida to train and spar with Kathy Rivers. Christina will be moving to JABB Gym in Chicago Oct. 14th to prepare for her first fight under new management. Management partners Bruce Houde and Mike Oestreicher want Christina to fight in the next month. They have hopes for her to fight in 2006 for a championship.

  Results: All-Women’s Card in Japan!
October 2, 2005

(OCT 2) Last night in Roppongi Velfarre, Tokyo, Japan, Emiko Raika, 129, won an eight-round decision over Belinda Laracuente, 130; Rie Fijimoto, 111¼ and Misa Morimoto fought to a majority draw, when in a scheduled six-round bout, the fight went to the ..Full Story

  Results: Cofer Wins by Majority Decision
October 2, 2005

(OCT 2) Last night at the Nationwide Arena, in Columbus, Ohio, super featherweight Kelli Cofer, now 12-3-4 (4KO), of Willard, Ohio, won a six round majority decision over Angel McNamara, 4-3-1 (2KO), of Cambridge, Maryland.  The two had first fought on Sept. 10th where Cofer won that match.

Hartmann KOs Garcia
 in one
By Ewan Whyte

October 2, 2005
 

(OCT 2) Last night in the AWE Arena, Oldenburg (Germany), Heidi Hartmann added the WIBF middleweight title to the super welterweight title she won last year against Marischa Sjauw, when Mariana Garcia of the Dominican Republic was counted out, eight seconds from the end of Round One. Hartmann, who lives nearby in Uplengen and had been aiming, as she put it, to 'shine' in front of her home crowd, did just that — albeit briefly — with fast hands that found their mark tellingly on three occasions, and her hopelessly outclassed opponent, who had taken  Full Story with photo slideshow

  Women's boxing on cards for London...
©Duncan Mackay -The Guardian
October 2, 2005

(OCT 2) Women's boxing is set to be included as a medal sport for the first time at the Olympics, in London in 2012. The International Olympic Committee are to consider an official request this month from the International Amateur Boxing Association for women..Link to Story

Hartmann KOs Garcia
 in one
By Ewan Whyte

October 2, 2005
 

(OCT 2) Last night in the AWE Arena, Oldenburg (Germany), Heidi Hartmann added the WIBF middleweight title to the super welterweight title she won last year against Marischa Sjauw, when Mariana Garcia of the Dominican Republic was counted out, eight seconds from the end of Round One. Hartmann, who lives nearby in Uplengen and had been aiming, as she put it, to 'shine' in front of her home crowd, did just that — albeit briefly — with fast hands that found their mark tellingly on three occasions, and her hopelessly outclassed opponent, who had taken  Full Story with photo slideshow

Belinszky Celebrates her 26th Birthday! ©Photos/Story by JollyDee
October 1, 2005
 

(OCT 1) This afternoon in Hungary, Krisztina Belinszky, of Budapest celebrated her 26th birthday, where there was a garden birthday party with her friends and her others in the sport.  WBAN and all wish Krisztina a very Happy Birthday. To view the "Party photos" go to photo gallery #291. 

Christensen Wins by KO
October 1, 2005
Photo Slideshow
 

(OCT 1) Last night in Vesthallen, Slagelse, Denmark, and promoted by Team Palle, Anita Christensen, of Denmark, won by a fifth round KO (at the end of the round)over Monika Petrova in a scheduled six-round Bantamweight bout.  

     

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