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Two Women's Bouts in New Mexico
April 29, 2012

(APR 29) Last night at the Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, NM,  and promoted by Golden Girl Promotions/ and Golden Boy, Brandi Montoya, 117, won a six-round una. dec. over Natalie Roy, 117. In a second bout, Heather Clark, 124 won by a four-round split decision over Chavira Jack, 125.

Serrano Comes up Short in Sweden
April 28, 2012
Source/PR

(APR 28) Last night in Sweden, Amanda Serrano (14-1-1, 9 KOs) lost a unanimous decision against Frida Wallberg (11-0, 2 KOs) for the WBC Lightweight world title. Scorecards read 96-94, 97-93, and 98-92. "I gave it my all," said Serrano. "I know I landed some good shots in the fight and I'm not ashamed of my performance. Frida Wallberg is a great fighter and I take nothing away from her victory. I'm going to bounce back from this bump in the road and work my way back to the top. I want to thank all my fans who've been there for me and I promise I'll be back."..Full Story

Anna Laura Esteche KO’s Garino, Set to Challenge for WBO Strap
By Dave McKee
April 28, 2012

(APR 28) Last night at the Ce.De.M. N° 2, Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Anna Laura Esteche improved her record to (6-1, 2 KO) with a brutal once punch knockout of Betina Gabriela Garino , (now 15-13-2, 2 KO). Both women hail from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Esteche took immediate control of the fight with a systematic jab. Garino’s first attempt to press the action saw her eating a left hook. Less than a minute into the first round Esteche retreated to a corner, allowing Garino to again try an aggressive approach. Again Esteche answered, this time with a right hook. Stunned, Garino hit the canvas. . Full Story

Good-Bye Mr. Martin...hope you have a very long visit in your new home
April 28, 2012
Photo:
Mary Ann Owen

(APR 28) WBAN was notified yesterday that Jim Martin, the husband of Christy Martin has been found "guilty" of his almost deadly attack on her...Hope he has a very long visit in his new domain...Full News Story

Flash from the Past - Top "Hot" Female Boxers in 2002!
April 27, 2012

(APR 27) It has now been 10 years, since WBAN ran a special poll, that had the boxing community vote on their favorite pick to vote on the TOP 20 female boxers in the sport at the time, that were not only "hot" but could "Box!" Check out their top picks from 10 years ago...some of these boxers are still active in the sport after all of this time! Check them out!

Don't Miss: 12th Annual Women's Health Forum This Saturday in Los Angeles
Source/Press Release
April 26, 2012

(APR 26)  LOS ANGELES – KJLH-FM will host their 12th annual Women’s Health Forum (WHF) Saturday, April 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown Los Angeles).
A free women’s health conference, the KJLH WHF will focus on the health of minority women, specifically nutrition, fitness, diabetes, cancer prevention, supplements, and skincare with free workshops, exercise classes, boxing and Zumba demonstrations, and health screenings. The WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks will sign autographs and comedian and activist... Full Details

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano arrives in Sweden!
April 25, 2012
Source/Press Release
Mario Serrano

(APR 25)   After making the long trip from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Linkoping, Sweden, Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (14-0-1, 9 KOs) has settled into her living arrangements as she gets acclimated to the cold weather before battling Frida Wallberg (10-0, 2 KOs) for her WBC lightweight world title. The fight takes place this Friday, April 27. ...Full Story

The Lampkins: A Boxing Story
by Bernie McCoy
April 24, 2012
Photos: Sue TL Fox

(APR 24)  If sports were months, boxing would be April, which T. S. Eliot labeled as the "cruelest month." That's because even the rare "feel good" tales in the sport have a hard edge to them. This one is about the Lampkins, father and son, out of a once great fight town, Portland, OR. The son, at 18, commenced a four year amateur career that took him to national prominence and, two weeks ago, at age 28, began a comeback with his debut bout as a professional boxer. The back story is of the father, one of the top ranked lightweight fighters of the 1970s, who stormed out of the clean, clear air of the Northwest and fought his way to the heat and humidity of Panama in a valiant attempt to unseat a champion who may have been the best lightweight of all time. And, of course...Full Story

Quick Results from Germany, Argentina, and Colombia
April 22, 2012

 Last night at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, Ina Menzer, 126, of Germany, won an eight-round non-title bout against Doris Koehler, 124½, Vienna, Australia, with a unanimous decision. In a six-round bout, at the Polideportivo del Barrio El Tesoro, in Malambo, Colombia, Calixta Salgado, moved her boxing record to 3-0, (2KO), when she defeated Yesica Perez (photo), now 1-6-1 (1KO), of Barranquilla, Colombia, by a unanimous decision.  On Friday night, Centro Cosmopolita Unión y Progreso, Roldán,  Santa Fe, Argentina,  Victoria Bustos, 137¾, now 4-0, and still undefeated, won a four round unanimous decision over late replacement Roxana Betrix Laborde, 138¾,  Both boxers are from Argentina. 

Prazak Wins by a decision over Zarika
April 21, 2012

(APR 21) Last night at the Grand Star Receptions, Victoria, Australia, Diana Prazak successfully defended her WIBA super featherweight belt against Fatuma Zarika, when she defeated Zarika by a 10-round unanimous decision. In another bout, Sylvia Schiavoni and Natasha Bremer fought to a four-round draw in the super bantamweight division.

Mathis vs. Holm II - Press Conference
April 20, 2012

(APR 20) Upcoming press conference, open to the public, will be held on April 24th at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 p.m. (Mountain time) for the Anne Sophie Mathis vs. Holly Holm II (rematch). The two will be fighting on June 15th, at the casino for the IBA/WBAN welter title.more

Just In! Cisneros to fight Irizzary
April 20, 2012

(APR 20) On May 5, 2012, at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Connecticut, Victoria Cisneros, of New Mexico, will be fighting an eight-round bout against Addy Irizzary. The two will be fighting at 145 lbs. The card is promoted by Star Boxing.

New AIBA Women's World Ranking revealed! 
April 20, 2012

(APR 20) The International Boxing Association is very pleased to announce as of yesterday, April 19,  its brand new Women's World Ranking. The AIBA said the following:  "In a historic year for Women's boxing, with the discipline  New Amateur Rankings

At the Scales in Australia!
April 19, 2012

(APR 19)  Today (Australia time zone) the weigh-in took place, for tomorrow nights boxing event, that will feature Diane Prazak, of Australia vs. Fatuma Zarika. The two will be fighting 10 rounds, and Prazak will be defending her WIBA Featherweight world championship and a local Australian belt title.  The event is set to take place at the Grand Star Receptions, in Altona North, Victoria, Australia, and televised on Australia Fox.  The card is promoted by Fight Card Promotions.   Full Details with photos

Sports Foundation Olympic Gold Quest signs Sarijubala Devi
April 19, 2012
Photo by H. Hibhu
Source/Press Release

(APR 19) NEW DELHI: Sports Foundation Olympic Gold Quest on Wednesday signed up teen woman boxer Sarjubala Devi, a former youth world champion who struck gold in her maiden Senior Nationals last year.   The light flyweight (48kg) boxer from Manipur is being touted as the next MC Mary Kom of Indian women's boxing and OGQ will support the 18-year-old's training besides providing her with a monthly stipend...Full Story

Aces Boxing Club Now Open In Boonton
April 18, 2012

(APR 18)  Former Air Force veteran and boxing and strength/conditioning coach Joseph Zabry recently relocated his renowned Aces Boxing Club to a new facility on Main Street in Boonton following a flood at his Fairfield location, and is excited to bring boxing to the blue-collar town....Full Story

Latest Update: Kristen Treadway
by David Magee
Guard Sports Writer
April 18, 2012

(APR 18) Kristen Treadway retained the title of reigning champion, but not in the boxing ring.  Treadway, a professional boxer, won her second consecutive 1040 Tax Fun Run 5K Saturday, beginning and finishing at the Eagle Mountain Elementary School.  The annual event began 11 years ago and is sponsored by the White River Roadrunner Club...Full Story

Julaton to fight May 4th in Mexico
Source/Press Release
April 17, 2012

(APR 17) On May 4, 2012, in Kanasin, Yucatan, Mexico, Ana "Hurricane" Julaton will be fighting a non-title 10-rounder against Yolanda "la Negra" Segura.
In a press release that WBAN received yesterday, they wrote, "Julaton brings not only local support in the Yucatan but literally millions of followers back in the Philippines where she continues to deliver exceptionally impressive TV numbers every time out. In the middle of a multi fight deal with the GMA network in the Philippines Julaton looks to deliver in that category again." Full Story

West Wins in Mexico and Retains WBO Title
April 17, 2012
Press Release
Photo Credits: Box Latino/Team West
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(APR 16) (APR 17) MEXICO - WBO Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West, of Moreno Valley, California,15-1-3 (4KO), defeated Claudia Andrea “La Chica 10” Lopez, of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina, 18-6-0, (4KO), via a 10-round majority decision at the Ernesto Ruffo Appel Municipal Gymnasium, located in Rosarito, Mexico. Judges at ringside scored the bout 98-92, 98-92 and 95-95 in favor of West. By defeating Lopez on Saturday night, West, 24, made her third successful WBO title defense...Full Story

Germany:  Raoui Wins by Decision over Olszewski
April 15, 2012

(APR 15)  On Friday night at the Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Germany, Nadia Raoui, of Germany, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Eileen Olszewski. Raoui was defending her WIBA flyweight title. This was a rematch for the two, when in their first fight they fought to a draw.

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano Awarded in New York
by Sue TL Fox
April 14, 2012

(APR 14)  Yesterday at the 17th Annual Women's Luncheon, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in New York, Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano was honored when she was awarded the 2012 El Diario Latina Outstanding Woman in Sport Award.  Serrano told WBAN was she was very honored to be picked, and she said that she felt that the win was a "great gift"  as to what she has been awarded for in the sport as of late.  Some of you may not know this but Serrano...Full Story with photos

Shibata Wins by Decision over Cho-Rong Son
April 13, 2012
Photos/Results
by Samart of Japan

(APR 13)  On April 10, 2012, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan,
Naoko Shibata won an eight-round unanimous (79-73, 79-73, 78-74)
decision over Cho-Rong Son of South Korea. There were no knockdowns but Shibata completely dominated the bout and successfully defended her OPBF title.  The OPBF had decided reduction of the number of rounds for Female title fights (10 to 8 rounds) in last December.  From 2012, all OPBF female title fights schedule 2 minutes x 8 rounds. Photos of fight

Third time's a charm
By Dave Spencer /
Courtesy report/
Fightnews.ca
April 13, 2012

(APR 13) If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, then clearly Jelena Mrdjenovich is clearly not insane. After two razor thin losses and twenty competitive rounds with Canadian rival Lindsay Garbatt, Mrdjenovich took things out of the judge’s hands and scored a crushing one-round TKO victory in front of her hometown fan’s in Edmonton recently. FightNew’s had the pleasure of catching up with the new WBC and WIBA Featherweight champion. ..Full Story

Video: Kaliesha West to fight tomorrow night
April 13, 2012

(APR 13) Tomorrow night at the Ernesto Ruffo Appel Municipal Gymnasium, in Rosarito B.C. Mexico, WBO Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West, 14-1-3, 4 KOs), of Moreno Valley, California, will defend her title against Claudia Andrea “La Chica 10” Lopez, 18-5-0, 4 KOs), of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. West’s 10-round, WBO title defense will be featured on the Mexican television network, Televisa, as part of their weekly boxing series “Sabados de Corona.” The fight card is presented by Box Latino, led by Mexican boxing legend and seven-time world champion, Erik “El Terrible” Morales..Full Story

Off the Mark on this One....
by Sue TL Fox
April 13, 2012

(APR 13) Earlier today WBAN received a press release on an upcoming title fight that will feature Peru's boxing star Kina Malpartida in a WBA Super Featherweight World title bout on May 19th.  The bout will take place in conjunction with the WBA KO Drugs campaign, at the Miguel Grau Coliseum in the El Callao region of Peru. Instead of telling who Kina IS fighting on that date, I will list for you who she is NOT fighting.  There are FORTY-TWO female boxers ranked HIGHER than Kina's opponent.  ..Full Story

 
Women's Bout on Upcoming "Irish Invasion" card
Source/PR
April 12, 2012

(APR 12) POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK - On May 12, 2012, at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, there will be a female bout on the card. Featured female boxers will be Canadian junior welterweight Natasha Spence (3-0-1, 2 KOs) vs. Racquel Bailey (1-1-1) in a six-round bout.  Also on the card will be Frankie Archuleta of New Mexico, who will take on undefeated Irish super featherweight prospect Patrick "The Punisher" Hyland..Full Story

WBC Announces New Program: World Champions Against Bullying
April 11, 2012

(APR 11) WBAN received a press release from the WBC announcing that the Sulaiman Family, and WBC Word Boxing Cares are announcing a new program, World Champions Against Bullying. WBC President Jose Sulaiman, newly appointed Ambassador to the Non Violence Foundation, called for immediate action and support. ...Full Story

Australia's Amateur Female Boxers Picks for 2012 Olympics
April 11, 2012

 (APR 11) There are several reports online that has named the Australian amateur boxers who will be their top picks to be in the 2012 Olympics. The following are named at this time: Naomi Rasmussen-Fischer, Blair Elmir and Jessica Retallack. They will need to compete in China to finalize their spots.

Video: Alegre Wins in Rematch over Namus
April 9, 2012

APR 9) On Saturday night at the Club Atlético y Social Villa Calzada, Rafael Calzada, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a rematch Fernanda Soledad Alegre won a 10-round unanimous decision over Chris Namus for the junior welterweight WBO world title. Full Video of bout

The United States Wins Six Gold Medals at the 2012 Women’s Continental Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
April 9, 2012


(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – The United States national anthem was a familiar melody on Saturday night at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada following Team USA’s six gold medal performances at the 2012 Women’s Continental Championships. The United States squad won six of their seven championship bouts and 17-year-old middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) announced herself to the world with a convincing win over Canada’s own golden girl.  Full Story

Marlen Esparza, Tiara Brown and Claressa Shields Win Semifinal Bouts at the 2012 Women’s Continental Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
April 7, 2012

(APR 7) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – A trio of U.S. women moved on to the finals of the 2012 Women’s Continentals Championships with semifinal wins on Friday at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), featherweight Tiara Brown (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) and middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) each enjoyed wins on Friday while bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.) lost her semifinal bout. Full Story

Behind the Scenes at the "Battle at the Boat"
by Sue TL Fox
April 7, 2012
Photos: Richard Baker

(APR 7)  Last Saturday night on the "Battle at the Boat" card, Promoted by Halquist Productions, took place at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington.  I decided at the last moment to cover this event when I found out that there would be a female bout on the card, featuring Sarah Pucek and Lisette Medal on the undercard.  I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that Ray Lampkin Jr., son of Ray "Lightening" Lampkin who was a top-noted boxer in the past, and who had fought the likes of Roberto Duran.  To throw a little icing on the cake at ..Full Story with HUGE Photo Gallery and Flash photo Slideshow

Hammer Successfully Defends Title
April 7, 2012
Source/WBF

(APR  7) Despite a game effort from South African challenger Julie Tshabalala, World Boxing Federation Women’s World Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer impressively dominated the proceedings to retain her title with a unanimous decision on Thursday night, April 5, at the Vodova Arena in Brno, Czech Republic.  Full Story

Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West to defend her World Title!
April 6, 2012
Source/Press Release

(APR 6)  On April 14, 2012,  at the Ernesto Ruffo Appel Municipal Gymnasium, in Rosarito B.C. Mexico, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West, of Moreno Valley, California,  14-1-3 (4KO), will be defending her WBO Bantamweight World title against Claudia Andrea “La Chica 10” Lopez, 18-5-0 (4KO), of Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. .. Full Story

Team USA Goes 5-0 on the First Day of Competition in  Canada
by Julie Goldsticker
April 5, 2012

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – Team USA enjoyed a perfect start to the 2012 Women’s Continental Championships on Wednesday at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The U.S. squad won all five bouts on the evening, winning contests from the light flyweight to light heavyweight divisions on day one of the international tournament...Full Story

Two female Bouts on Card in Japan
Story and photos
by Samart of Japan
April 5, 2012

(APR 05) Last night at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, there were two female non-title bouts on the card. In one bout scheduled for eight rounds, 33-year old Naoko Yamaguchi, 115¾, of Tokyo, Japan, won by a fourth round TKO over Kandy "La Rubia" Sandoval, 115¼  from Mexico City, Mexico.  The two were scheduled to fight at 116 lbs.,  catch weight. Sandoval was knocked down once in round three. ..Full Story

Five U.S. Boxers to Compete on the Opening Day in Canada
by Julie Goldsticker/
USA Boxing
April 4, 2012

(APR 4)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – 2012 Women’s Continental Championships action will begin tonight at the NAV Center in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada and five U.S. boxers will the ring on the first day of competition. Light flyweight Alex Love (Monroe, Wash.), bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), light welterweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) and light heavyweight Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) will all compete in Wednesday night’s action....Full Story

Katie Taylor set for Olympic qualifiers
by Michael O'Neill
Credit: Sports News Ireland
April 4, 2012

(APR 4)  Katie Taylor today joins the Irish training camp in Ukraine, part of her preparation for the 2012 World Championships in China next month but before leaving added two more comprehensive wins to her record, now standing at 124 wins from 131 contests. Here we take a look at this weekends bouts in Cork and Dungarvan...Full Story

In Light Of The Fabrice Muamba Incident, All Sports, Including Boxing, Should Be More Prepared.
Photos and Report
by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

April 3, 2012

(APR 3) Just over two weeks ago Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest and collapsed during his team's FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspurs, at White Hart Lane. No surprise this tragic incident grabbed the headlines around the world and has continued to do so on a daily basis.  The match was rightly abandoned, as both teams' doctors spent around ten minutes treating the 23 year old on the pitch in front of around 35,000 stunned fans and millions of viewers around the World.....Full Story

Huge Crowd Greets New
WBA Female Champ Comunales
Apri 4, 2012

(APR 4)  Over 22,000 people in Paysandu, Uruguay, were waiting to greet new WBA Female Lightweight World Champion Cecilia "La Reina" Comunales today, as she arrived home after her title-winning victory Saturday night in Panama. Fighting in one of the featured bouts of the night at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, Comunales (9-1, 6 KOs) stopped the Dominican Republic's Maribel Santana in one round, due to injury, to.....Full Story

Hammer to defend WBF Title
April 3, 2012
Source/WBF Press Release

(APR 3) On Thursday night, Christina Hammer will be defending her WBF World title belt a third time.  The venue for the event is at the Vodova Arena in Brno, Czech Republic.  Hammer will be fighting Julie “Queen” Tshabalala, 4-1-1 (1), on a show promoted by SES Boxing that also features a championship fight between local hero Lukas Konecny and Frenchman Salim Larbi...Full Story

Lewkowicz Signs Promotional Agreement with Peruvian Heroine Kina Malpartida
Source: Press Release
April 3, 2012

(APR 3)  Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz is proud to announce he has signed an exclusive promotional agreement Peruvian WBA Super Featherweight Female World Champion, Kina "Dinamita" Malpartida (13-3, 3 KOs)...Full Story

Knight and Torres both Win by Stoppages in their fights in Mexico
Photos/Story
by Ricardo Garcia
April 3, 2012

(APR 3) On Saturday night, at the Gimnasio Auditorio in Los Cabos, Mexico, there were two women's bouts on the card.  In one bout, Ana Maria Torres (28-3-1, 16KOs) stopped Colombian fighter Maria Andrea Miranda (14-8) in the fourth round to retain her super flyweight championship. After taking punishment for three rounds, Miranda sat on her stool when the fourth round started and she was counted out. ..Full Story

 

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