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APRIL 2006

Documentary on Hallback
April 30, 2006
©Photo by Tony Duffy

(APR 30) Be on the lookout for Chevelle Hallback, in the documentary, “Fists of Steel”.  The documentary is a fast paced glimpse into the life of a championed female boxer battling gender issues surrounding her sport and her family's religious values. Click here: New York Film and Video Festival

Brakache Wins by decision: Wolfe by TKO
April 30, 2006
Photo by J & P Photography

(APR 30) Last night at the Coushatta Resorts in Kinder, Louisiana, Mariem Punchenella Brakache, 154, won a six-round unanimous decision over Morgan McCarley, 160.  Brakache said at the weigh-in, "If a six pounds difference should determine my win, then we are on the wrong foot." Mariem predicted that the fight would not go the distance. The Judges score were 59-54 on all cards. More More

Chapita to face Nava
By Ewan Whyte
April 29, 2006

(APR 29) Carolina Marcela Gutiérrez Gaite, the undefeated Argentinian bantamweight, will be the next challenger for Jackie Nava's WBC super bantamweight title, after negotiations to offer a rematch to Leona Brown of the USA fell through. The fight will take place on the 20th May in Los Cabos, Baja California.  Full Story

AROTO Announces Upcoming event in Edmonton
Source: Press Release
April 29, 2006
(APR 29)  Rock & Sock Productions in association with K.O. Boxing and 7X Boxing Promotions announce A Ring of Their Own: "Women of Mass Destruction", June 23 at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton. Headlining this card in the main event will be Edmonton’s own WBC/WIBF Super Featherweight champion Jelena Mrdjenovich (15-1) battling Mia .. More
Percival Wins over Cravens
By Bill Ortega
April 29, 2006

(APR 29) HIGHLAND, CA. - Junior bantamweights Heather Percival and Tonia Cravens battled for six rounds and it could have gone more on Thursday night. At San Manuel Casino, Percival used her height, reach and boxing knowledge to score a unanimous decision over...Full Story

Muñoz and Leija make weight
By Ewan Whyte
April 28, 2006

(APR 28) Zulina Muñoz, the 19-year-old nurse from San Vicente Chicoloapan who has been cutting through the Mexican bantamweight division like a scalpel - make that 'a chainsaw' - in the first twelve months of her career, and Magdalena Leija had no difficulty making the weight for tonight's NABF title fight at bantamweight at the Arena Neza, México State, with both women ..Full Story

Burton to fight Stone
April 27, 2006

(APR 27) On June 10th, at the Majestic Valley Arena, in Kalispell, Montana, and Promoted by Club Boxing, Shelley Burton will fight Dakota Stone in a 10-round NABF World (160 lbs) Middleweight title bout. 

Gallery: Csabi - Hockmi
April 25, 2006
Photo Gallery #355

(APR 26) WBAN has just posted a huge photo gallery of the Hungarian bantamweight Bettina Csabi who successfully defended her title against French Nadia Hockmi. Courtesy Photographs copyrighted by www.ProfiboX.hu. 

Sanders to fight Turton
April 26, 2006

(APR 26) On June 3, 2006, at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan, Mary Jo Sanders, 20-0-0 (6K0), of Detroit, will be fighting Tricia Turton, 8-0-0 (3KO), of Seattle, WA,  in a 10-round WIBA Junior Middleweight world title bout. 

Fountain's Latest News!
By Akondaye Fountain
April 25, 2006

(APR 25) To WBAN and those who have been following my boxing career. I was scheduled to fight this coming Saturday the 29th at Coushatta against Mariem Brakache. However, I've pull out of the fight due to a wonderful yet unexpected pregnancy. More

Hot off the Press: Anani Vs. Blair in Rematch!
April 25, 2006

(APR 25) WBAN has just confirmed information that we received this week, that Sumya "The Island Girl" Anani will be fighting Warrior Terri Blair in a rematch on May 27, 2006, in Louisville, Kentucky!  More Info to follow!

Opponent Change for Brakache
Source: Punchenella
Productions, LLC

April 25, 2006

(APR 25) On the April 29, 2006 card, that is taking place at the Coushatta Casino & Resort in Kinder Louisiana, Mariem Punchenella Brakache will be now fighting Morgan McCarley in a six rounder. She was supposed to fight Akondaye Fountain.

McGrath on May 18th card in New York
Source: Press Release
April 25, 2006

(APR 25) HUNTINGTON, NY - — On May 18, Frankie G Productions along with Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions return to the Huntington Townhouse in Long Island with an absolutely stellar card. The co-main event spotlights hot up and coming prospect Joe Greene (9-0 7 KOs) of Brooklyn, facing Newark’s Eric Graham (10-3-2 5 KOs) in an 8-round affair. More

Clampitt/Fiorentino: "Its Simple"
By Bernie McCoy
April 23, 2006
(Inset: Clampitt)

(APR 23)  I remember a Friday night at the fights in the place that will always be known to me as Madison Square Garden, the arena on Eighth Avenue and Forty-ninth Street. I was sitting "up close," my dad having gotten tickets from a a big shot in the union and we were mainly surrounded by "suits and ties," which is as good an indicator as any just how long ago this was. Sitting next to me, though, was a guy who wore every signpost...More

Bettina Csabi defended her WIBF-GBU Bantamweight Title
By JollyDee
April 22, 2006

(APR 22) Tonight at the Nuclear-powerstation Sporthall, in Paks, Hungary, the Hungarian bantamweight Bettina Csabi 116,25lbs defeated French Nadia Hockmi 116,50lbs, by unanimous decision and defended her WIBF-GBU bantamweight title and still undefeated.  More

Alcanter to fight on "Fight For the Missing" Card
Source: Press Release
April 22, 2006

(APR 22) Professional boxer Franchesca Alcanter, Child Seek Network and Athlete Representative Krysti Rosario team up to “Fight For The Missing ”  on April 26, 2006 pro female boxer Franchesca Alcanter, the ChildSeek Network and Athlete Representative on the National Board of Directors for USA Boxing Krysti Rosario will bring the faces of missing children to the ring.  More

Juarez in the doldrums
Source: Box Latino
April 22, 2006

(APR 22) Unable to afford medical attention in Los Angeles where she is based, former IFBA super flyweight champion Mariana Juárez may have to return to Mexico or even give up boxing altogether unless she can find a new manager willing to pay for an operation on her left....More

Reile Wins by majority decision over Reyes
April 22, 2006

(APR 22) Last night at the Cicero Stadium, in Cicero, Illinois, Stacey “Stay-Lo” Reile, 123,  remained undefeated at 5-0-0 (2KO), when she fought to a four-round majority decision over Nora Reyes, 123. The event was promoted by Eight Count Productions.

Weigh-in in Hungary
Photo and News By JollyDee
April 21, 2006

(APR 21) The WIBF-GBU bantamweight world champion Hungarian Bettina Csabi (26-0-0; 10KO's) who will defending her title tomorrow in Nuclear-powerstation Sporthall, Paks, Hungary, weighed today afternoon in Club Hotel and Resort, Dunaújváros, Hungary, Csabi 52,7 kgs/116,25lbs; her opponent French Nadia Hockmi...More
Team Freeform wins three New York Golden Gloves – Two Years in a Row
April 21, 2006

(APR 21) New York's Team Freeform Women's Boxing Club captures another three Golden Gloves Championships at the Famed Madison Square Garden.  "Three the Hard Way" as they are known, have been training together for three years under the watchful eye of Lee Shabaka and have displayed excellent boxing skills in all the tournaments...Full Story

Marriott Show Sets Another Record
April 21, 2006

(APR 21) Besides another sold out crowd of 1,412  Thursday night at Roy Englebrecht’s Battle In The Ballroom pro boxing show at the Irvine Marriott making it eight sellouts in a row, another record was also set. For the first time in the show’s 22 year history, money was thrown into the ring after four of the six fights. “This is part of the Battle In The Ballroom magic,” said Englebrecht, as we almost always have at least one bout a show where fans applaud the boxers efforts with cash. But never four times on one night.  Full Story
Clampitt - Fiorentino
in televised world title fight
source: Press Release
April 20, 2006

PROVIDENCE (April 20, 2006) - Two of the premier women prizefighters in the world, Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt (16-3-1, 7 KOs) and Missy "The Fury" Fiorentino (13-1, 6 KOs), headline the "Let It Ride" boxing show, promoted by Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES) and sponsored by Lincoln Park, Thursday night, May 18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence.  More

Csabi to fight in Hungary
April 20, 2006

(APR 20) On Saturday, April 22nd, in Atomerőmű Sportcsarnok, Paks, Hungary,  Hungarian's Bettina Csabi, 26-0-0 (10KO), will defend her WIBF-GBU Bantamweight title against Nadia Hockmi, 5-2-0 (2KO). This will be a rematch for the two. Promoted by Felix Promotions.

Boxing Action in Mexico
source: Ewan Whyte
April 19, 2006

(APR 19) There are quite a few women's bouts scheduled in Mexico.  On April 28th, at the Arena Neza, in the main event, Zulina "La Loba" Muñoz  will be fighting Anabel Chávez (NABF bantamweight title). On the undercard, Gabriela González will face Claudia Hernández (4 rounds at junior flyweight).  More

Open Letter to Team Ramnarine...
By Krisztina Belinszky
April 18, 2006

(APR 18) On April 7, 2006, WBAN received a frantic email from Ria Ramnarine in regards to she and her team being stuck in London, and were trying to get a hold of Team Krisztina Belinszky.   WBAN then received a response from Team Belinszky...More

Sitzes to fight Ramirez
Source: Press Release
April 17, 2006

(APR 17) On May 4, 2006, at the Burbank Hilton Convention Center, in Burbank, California,  NABF featherweight champion Jeri "Fist of Fury" Sitzes will be fighting an eight-round bout against Lina Ramirez of Tijuana, Mexico. More

Dunn, Gorges Victorious
Source: press release
April 17, 2006

(APR 17) The Border City Boxing Club had four boxers compete in Stow, Ohio on Saturday.  National Champion Katie "Silence" Dunn won a four-round unanimous decision
over Pennsylvania's Brittany Inkrote and Provincial
Champion "Gorgeous" Andre Gorges defeated Akron's
Tiger McDowell, also by unanimous four-round decision.
"Jackknife" Josh Cameron drop...

Three Women's bouts in Kansas
April 17, 2006

(APR 17) On Saturday, April 15th, at the Geary County Convention Center, in Junction City, Kansas,  promoted by Jewboy Promotions, there were three women's bouts on the card.  In one bout, new and up-and-coming boxer,  Chantel Cordova, won her second pro bout, when she defeated  Gina Abel by a fourth round TKO. Cordova is now 2-0-0 (2KO), and Abel is now 0-10-1.  More

AROTO:  Reid vs. Halmich aired this week
April 16, 2006

(APR 16) The WIBF Flyweight championship of Elena "Baby Doll" Reid vs. Regina Halmich that took place in Magdeburg, Germany. Their rematch will be aired this week, beginning April 17th.   More

Results from Germany!
By Torben L.
April 16, 2006
 photo gallery #353 (updated)

(APR 16) Last night at the Maritim Hotel, in Magdeburg, Germany, there were three women's bouts on the card. Germany's Natascha Ragosina, 168,  retained her WIBF belt and...More

Yan Wins over Ashley!
April 15, 2006
(photo: Ashley)

(APR 15) Last night in Chengdu, China, Zhang Xi Yan (aka Cheng Qin) won a 10-round una. decision over Alicia Ashley to win the vacant WIBA Bantamweight World Title. Scores: 96-94, 97-93, and 100-91.  Yan has an impressive amateur background winning two world championships.

Woody and Warner added to WBAN!
April 15, 2006

(APR 15) WBAN has just added two new biographies to the Boxers Profiles segment.  We have added Melinda Woody, and Suszannah Warner.  We also have added Warner to the "matchup" segment of the site. To read more about other women boxers, go here!

McGee on "Vengeance" card
April 14, 2006

(APR 14) Tonight at the Radisson Hotel, at the Star Plaza, in Merrillville, Indiana, Mary McGee, 5-0 (3KO), will be fighting on the undercard.  Tickets for the “Vengeance” are on sale starting at $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the first bout will be at 8 p.m.

Reile to fight Reyes 
April 14, 2006

(APR 14) On April 21, 2006,  at the Cicero Stadium, in Chicago, Illinois, Stacey Reile will be fighting Nora Reyes in a four-rounder. Reile took this fight with a short notice. There will be another women’s bout on the card featuring Christina Christian

Rakoczy Wins by TKO
April 13, 2006

(APR 13) Last night in Lemoore, California,  Jessica Rakoczy, 136,  stopped Angel McNamara, 133, 1:42 of the fifth round by TKO. The bout was scheduled for eight rounds. Rakoczy won the lightweight WIBA Intercontinental title.

One on One Interview with Germany's Ragosina! 
By Sue TL Fox
April 12, 2006

(APR 12) WBAN got an opportunity to interview Germany's Natascha Ragosina this week.  Ragosina, 10-0-0 (7KO), will be fighting this Saturday, on April 15, 2006, and will be facing United States..Interview

Hot Photo Gallery added of Donna Biggers!
April 12, 2006

(APR 12) WBAN has just added a new mini-photo gallery #352 of Donna Biggers!  We started a new segment on the WBAN Record site to give more coverage to women boxers who did not have galleries. If you would like your boxer added to this segment, contact WBAN!

Opportunity for women boxers..
source: Gareth Williams 
April 12, 2006

(APR 12) WBAN received a request by Gareth Williams of Australia. He told WBAN the following, "We are an Australian based company who really want to help..More

Acosta to fight Gutierrez
April 11, 2006

(APR 11) WBAN received news from Colombia's Luis Bello,  of the UBC, that on April 21, 2006, at the Orfeo, in Cordoba, Argentina, Monica “Terrible” Acosta, of Colombia, will be fighting Carolina “Chapita” Gutierrez for...Full Story

Let's do it one More time!
By Team Goodson
April 10, 2006

(APR 10) Yesterday, WBAN received this from Sarah Goodson who just recently fought Sandra Ortiz.  She said the following:  "I just want all that think I am out now to know that they could not be further from the truth. If anything, this has added new life to my career.  More

Rakoczy vs. NcNamara
April 10, 2006

(APR 10) This week, on April 12, 2006, at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California,  Jessica Rakoczy will be fighting Angel McNamara, in an eight-round lightweight WIBA Intercontinental title bout.  The card is promoted by Goossen Tutor.

Medina Ready For First Title Shot!
source: press release
April 9, 2006

(APR 9) JUNCTION CITY, KS - Gladiator Sports Management & Marketing) Zeferino Ramirez and JewBoy Promotions are taking their act on the road, from Colorado to Junction City, Kansas.  Full Story

Menzer, Sahin, and Alvarez win bouts on Germany card
April 8, 2006

(APR 8) In Kiel, Germany, Ina Menzer successfully defended her WIBF Featherweight championship against Maribel Santana, who didn't come out for the 4th round. Both fighters..Full Story

Belinszky defends titles
by JollyDee
April 8, 2006

(APR 8) Tonight in Emperor Garden, Budapest, Hungary, the hungarian strawweight Krisztina Belinszky 102.5 lbs,  defeated late replacement Bulgarian Svetla Taskova,  112 lbs.,  by unanimous decision and defended her WIBC and WIBF-GBU Strawweight Title.   More

Team Belinszky, get real!
By Ria Ramnarine
April 8, 2006 

(APR 8) WBAN has received a response from Ria Ramnarine in regards to things that were said in an earlier story today  in regards to the Belinszky vs. Ramnarine bout.  Ramnarine told WBAN: First, thank you for emailing ..Full Story

Latest update on the Belinszky-Ramnarine saga
April 8, 2006

(APR 8) Yesterday, WBAN received a couple of frantic emails from Ria Ramnarine in regards to being stuck at the London Airport, and reached out to WBAN to contact Team Belinszky.  Ramnarine was set to fight Krisztina Belinszky in Hungary. As the ole' saying goes, "there are always two sides to every story."  Full Story

Tonight: Shiver-Numic Rematch!
by Christopher P. Cook / www.FLBoxing.com
April 7, 2006

TAMPA - On the undercard of the Campbell - Hlatshwayo, two boxing beauties Jenna "Cowgirl" Shiver (1-0-1) and Kornelija Numic (0-0-1) will meet for the second time. Their first contest ended in a close - even controversial - majority draw, with the descending scorecard going to Shiver. More

Two Women's Bouts on "Lightning Strikes" card
Source: Press Release
April 7, 2006

(APR 7) Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, home of the best in Chicago Boxing, along with Miller Lite and TCF Bank present "Lighting Strikes",  a terrific evening of professional boxing on Friday, April 21st at Cicero Stadium. Tickets, starting at $30 are on sale in advance by calling 312-226-5800.  More

Team Ramnarine still in London!
April 7, 2006

(APR 7) Team Ramnarine has contacted WBAN in hopes that this message will get to Team Belinszky!  Team Ramranine told WBAN the following:   "We have been issued our visas through our own efforts but we are stuck in the airport. Team Belinszky was supposed to have rebooked our tickets for today but they didn't. We tried to purchase the ticket at the counter but no CASH purchases allowed.  More

Women's Bouts on Universum card
April 6, 2006

(APR 6) There will be two women's bouts on the April 8th card, that is promoted by Universum Box-Promotion. The card will be held in the city of Kiel in the very north of Germany.  WIBF featherweight champion Ina Menzer, 12-0-0 (6KO),  will be defending her title for the second time...More

Tsagouris to fight in Michigan
April 6, 2006

(APR 6) This Saturday, on April 8th, at the Lansing Center, in Lansing, Michigan,  featherweight Sandy Tsagouris, Brampton, Ontario,  will be fighting Candi Sarver.
WBAN received info that her original opponent, Jenifer Salinas pulled..More

Ortiz Defeats Goodson
April 6, 2006

(APR 6) Last night at the Ameristar Casino, in Kansas City, Missouri, Sandra Ortiz of Topeka, Kansas,  won by a six-round Majority decision over Sarah Goodson.  One judge called the fight a draw, and the two others, had it for Ortiz.

SES Boxing-Lady Natascha Ragosina Turned 30 Today!
Source: Press Release
April 5, 2006


(APR 5) Today, on the occasion of her birthday, World Champion Natascha Ragosina will not have a big birthday party. “My training and my preparations for the fight on April 15th More

Mini-Galleries added to WBAN Records site
April 5, 2006

(APR 5) WBAN has just added five more mini-galleries 343-347. This segment is new to the Records site, and it is for women boxers who do not have a lot of exposure on the records site.  The new mini-galleries include featuring Patricia Demick, Sandra Ortiz... Full Story

Mary McGee on "Vengeance" card...
source: press release
April 4, 2006

(APR 4) MERRILLVILLE, IN.- After a nearly six-month wait, Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc. returns to the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, in Merrillville, IN...More

Goodson to fight Ortiz
April 3, 2006

(APR 3) On April 5th, at the Ameristar Casino, in Kansas City, Missouri, Sarah "The Thrilla from Manila" Goodson will be fighting a six-round bout against Sandra Ortiz of Topeka, Kansas. According to Team Goodson, "Sarah has a had...More

Ortiz Added to WBAN
April 3, 2006

(APR 3) WBAN has just added Sandra Ortiz to the Boxer Profiles Segment. We have also added a mini-gallery #344 of Ortiz.  Ortiz was born June 21,1975 in Topeka, Kansas. In the past years, Smo cheered co-ed at the University of Kansas then danced for an Arena Football team. More on Ortiz

2006 Ringside National Summer Boxing Classic
April 3, 2006

(APR 3) On June 15-17, 2006, 2006 Ringside (Boys and Girls) Augusta Summer Boxing Classic will be held. This is the fourth year that they will hold this tournament. The Augusta Towers Hotel ...Full Story

 "Call Out" This!
By Bernie McCoy
April 2, 2006

The sport of Women's boxing surely has enough problems to overcome: good fighters adamantly refusing to climb in the ring with other top fighters, promoters determined to protect their boxers inside a hometown cocoon, largely irrelevant sanctioning bodies that, in reality, would have trouble sanctioning a one car parade, and a media, largely ignorant of all but the most superficial aspects of the sport, wasting television coverage on....Full Story

Reis Wins WBC Belt in Kenya
April 1, 2006

(APR 1) Tonight in Nairobi, Kenya, Yvonne Reis, of the United States,  won the vacant WBC Middleweight title. Reis defeated Conjestina Achieng, of Kenya, by a 10-round split decision.  Final judges scores, 96-94, 96-94 for Reis, and 94-100 for Achieng.

Tonight:  Vincente to make pro debut
April 1, 2006

(APR 1) Tonight at the Palo Doro Creek, in Nogales, Arizona, Ilima Vicente will be making her pro debut against Hondi Hernandez, of Mesa, Arizona.  In a second women’s bout, Mia St. John will be fighting Shelby Walker in a six-rounder.

Blair named WBAN's April 2006 Fighter of the month!
April 1, 2006

(APR 1) WBAN would like to congratulation Terri Blair of Kentucky, who was named WBAN's April 2006 Fighter of the month. It was well-deserved, and not too difficult to pick this month's fighter of the month.  

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