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APRIL 2017

Katie Taylor marches on with 7th round stoppage of Nina Meinke at Wembley Stadium
by Michael O'Neill
April 30,  2017

(APR 30) Katie Taylor duly won her 5th Professional bout and her first Pro strap, the WBA Inter-Continental belt, with a comprehensive defeat of gutsy German Nina Meinke at the iconic Wembley Stadium home of English football, on Saturday night. ...Full Story

Women's fight Televised on Fox Sports 2 (FS2) on a Mayweather Promotions card in Las Vegas
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April 30, 2017

(APR 30) Last night a Women's fight was televised on Fox Sports 2 (FS2) on a Mayweather Promotions card in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sam's Town Hotel & Casino.  Local TMT Fighter "Amazing" Layla McCarter, 142,  took....Full Story

A Multi-World Championship in this Matchup?
by Sue TL Fox
April 29, 2017

(APR 29)  Tonight at the Boxsporthalle Braamkamp, in Winterhude, Hamburg, Germany, Alicia Kummer, 10-1-0 (8KO), of Hamburg, Germany, ranked #19 worldwide with Boxrec, defending her GBU, GBC, and WIBF super lightweight titles.  Her opponent is Timea Belik, 4-2-0 (2KO), ranked 24 in the world.  The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Full Story

Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano to defend her WBO Title
April 29,  2017

(APR 29) On May 13, 2017, at the Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano, 25-5-3 (10 KO) defends her world title of the WBO against Paola “La Fiera” Torres, Monterey, Mexico. Abner Cotto, Angel "Memito" Lopez, Garibaldy Gomez, Jomar Robles, Ruben Mass & Ygnacio "Kinito" Peralta come together on Champions Night...Full Story

Three-Minute Rounds For Women Boxers Happened Years ago and is no "History First" in  Esparza's upcoming fight...
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credit/Fox
April 27,  2017

(APR 27)  Earlier today, WBAN received a press release by Golden Boy Promotions in regards to Marlen Esparza fighting her second pro bout after a very successful amateur boxing career, earning a Bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.  She will be fighting Samantha Salazar in a four-round bout.  She is set to fight on the undercard of the Canelo vs. Chavez card on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena.  Full Story

Nina Meinke talks to WBAN prior to Saturday's bout v Katie Taylor
by Michael O'Neill
photo: Courtesy/Berliner/Kurier
April 26, 2017

 (APR 26) On Saturday at the iconic Wembley Stadium home of English football, the main bout is of course the IBF World heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and England’s pride and joy, Anthony Joshua so a 90,000 sell-out crowd will watch the show. The WBA and IBO straps also up for grabs. Full Story

Official Press Collaboration by Fernando Gaztambide Public Relations Team Serrano
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April 21, 2017

(APR 21) This afternoon at the Brooklyn Marriott, Brooklyn, New York, 5x, four-division world champion, Amanda Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) of Puerto Rico, weighed in at the corresponding weight of 118 pounds, while former world champion Dahiana Santana (35-8, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic weighed in at 122.2 pounds.   Full Story

First ever LGBT New Zealand Champion
by Benjamin Watt
April 21, 2017

(APR 21) Brazilian Born Geovana Peres, has won the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title by unanimous decision against Tongan born Nailini Helu. Peres, a Lesbian, is breaking multiple barriers, being the first person from the LGBT Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) to win a New Zealand professional boxing title and being the first person from Brazil... Full Story

Boxing: Katie Taylor fights Nina Meinke before 90,000 at Wembley Stadium on 29th April
by Michael O'Neill
April 18,  2017

(APR 18)Katie Taylor (4-0-0) will face Nina Meinke (5-0-0) in an eliminator for the WBA World Lightweight title on April 29 at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The fight will be a 10 rounder if it goes the distance. Promoter Matchroom expects a 90,000 crowd at the home of English football.  Full Story

The Importance of Intense Sparring
by Emily Klinefelter
/Icor Boxing
April 13, 2017

(APR 13)  Now that the risk of concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) is well-known in combat sports and other contact sports, there has been a lot of talk about minimizing that risk through low-contact, or controlled sparring.   A little history: I personally suffered a career-ending TBI, so this is not a subject that I take lightly. After a 10 plus year career as a competitive amateur and professional boxer...Full Story

Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano to make her First defense of her WBO Featherweight title
Source and photo/Facebook
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April 10, 2017

(APR 10) On May 13, 2017, Directv Universal Promotions is presenting an exciting night of boxing with 10 fights featured on the card in the coliseum Samuel "Sammy" Rodríguez de Aguas Buenas. (WBAN will post more info no this upcoming event when it becomes available).  Full Story

Sarah Pucek Wins by a decision over Marquita Lee
Source/PR
April 9, 2017

(APRIL 9) For the third time in a year Sarah Pucek headlined a fight card at the Coast Convention Center in Langley BC. As was the case the last two outings she was in a tough fight.  Marquita Lee of San Francisco showed up to win the fight and go home with the North American Boxing Federation title. Lee had suffered from inactivity...Full Story

Fight Results: Two Female Bouts in Haiti
April 2, 2017
Source/Boxrec

(APR 2) On Friday night at the Karibe Convention Center, Petionville, Haiti, Melissa St. Vil and Jessica Gonzalez had a TD "draw", after the fight was stopped in the fifth round due to an accidental headbutt. Fight was scheduled for ten rounds. The two were fighting for WBC Silver super featherweight belt.  In a second bout, featherweight Alicia Ashley won an eight-rounder by points over Liliana Martinez.

Pro Boxing Returns to the Coast Convention Center Headling Sarah Pucek
Source/PR
April 2, 2017

(APR 2)  Pro Boxing returns to the Coast Convention Center in Downtown Langley, British Columbia Canada. Friday April 7, with Langley’s Sarah Pucek headlining the card. This will be the third time in a year Pucek has been the Main Event at the Coast Convention Center.  Pucek is the current Canadian and Commonwealth Champion and is set to fight for the iconic NABF Title (North American Boxing Federation). Some of boxing’s outstanding fights...Full Story

Nicola Adams pro debut 8 April vs Virginia Noemi Carcamo
by Michael O'Neill
April 2, 2017

(APR 2)  England’s Nicola Adams makes her first professional appearance on Saturday next (8 April) at the Manchester Arena when she ‘gloves off’ against Argentina’s Virginia Noemi Carcamo and will be hoping she is as successful as a Pro as she has been in the AIBA ‘Amateur’ ranks.  The two time Olympic flyweight champion (London 2012 & Rio 2016) will have an advantage in as much as that...  Full Story

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