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AUGUST 2008

Comeback fight for Andrews!
August 30, 2008

(AUG 30) After being inactive since 2004, Rolanda Andrews, 6-7-1 (3 KOs), returned to the ring last night at the Center Stage Theater, in Atlanta, Georgia. Jr. Featherweight Andrews stopped Leslie McNamera in the second round.  

Kentikian defends titles in tough battle...
by Torben L. of Denmark
August 30, 2008

(AUG 30) Susi Kentikian had to dig deep to retain her WBA and WIBF Flyweight titles against a very determined and top fit Hagar Shmoulefeld. .Full Story

Tonight: Two Women’s Bouts on card at the Mohegan Sun
August 29, 2008

(AUG 29) Tonight’s ESPN FNF show, 'Title Wave,' at the Mohegan Sun arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, and promoted by Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., will have two women’s bouts on the undercard. WBAN does not know if either women’s bout will be televised.  Full Story

Calling Out "Callouts"
By Bernie McCoy
August 28, 2008

(AUG 28)  The sport of Women's boxing currently has a long line of self imposed obstacles, against which the sport continually struggles: championship title fights that aren't; far too many "one good fighter" bouts that are; the all-too-frequent reluctance of the best boxers in the sport to climb in the ring with each another; the rush for a quick sequel of a highly hyped ..Full Story

Mia St. John Featured on LA Ink
August 28, 2008

(AUG 28) Be on the lookout for Mia St. John who will be featured on an episode of “LA Ink” with Kat Von D. The show airs on Thursdays (check for local airing times). The show features a number of customers along with their back stories and motivations for choosing their tattoos. Due to the studio's Hollywood location...Full Story

Emily and Katy Klinefelter Win in Iowa
By Mark Elwood
August 26, 2008

(AUG 26) On Friday night, Aug. 22, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City, Iowa, former amateur champions the Klinefelter sisters posted easy first-round stoppages.
Katy Klinefelter, 21, made her professional debut with a KO1 over fellow debutant Diamond Martinez of Denver...Full Story

Maureen Shea headlines Sept. 10 show in Yonkers
Source:  Press Release
August 25, 2008

(AUG 25) Coming fresh off of its successful June 28th “Hassle In The Castle” card in Boston, featuring unbeaten No. 2 rated middleweight contender “Ireland’s” John Duddy, Irish Ropes Promotions will present its second pro boxing show within 2 ½ months, “Yonkers Goes Bonkers,” on September 10 at the PAL Gym (127 N. Broadway) in Yonkers.  Full Story

Change of Opponent: Hernandez to fight Nunez
August 24, 2008

(AUG 24) WBAN has received notice earlier today, that there is a change of opponents for Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez.  Hernandez was originally supposed to fight Jeri Sitzes in a six-rounder on September 5, 2008, at the Primm Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It was an undercard bout..Full Story

Morelli wins International German Championship
By Torben L. of Denmark
August 24, 2008

(AUG 24) Last night in Karlsruhe, Lucia Morelli improved her record to 11-0-0 (6K0), when she won the International German Welterweight Title against Tatjana Dieckmann, now 1-4-0.  According to a local source, Dieckmann was simply too slow for Morelli, and was heavily marked in the face..Full Story

Kentikian faces Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer for 2 Titles
by Torben L. of Denmark
August 24, 2008

(AUG 24) ProSieben continues it's Fight Night series on Friday 29th August in Düsseldorf. Like the previous shows, Susianna Kentikian is featured in the main event, where she will be defending her WBA and WIBF Flyweight titles.  Full Story

Tsagouris Wins
by Decision in Rhode Island

BY KEN CASTRO
WBAN Correspondent

August 23, 2008

(AUG 23)  LINCOLN, R.I.---Sandy Tsagouris vividly remembers the venue of her last fight, the peculiarly dubbed KoenigPlast arena, situated in a corner of Germany, known as Nordrhein-Westfalen. Tsagouris, unbeaten at the time, endured her toughest night of her four-year career, untimely dropping a controversial ten round decision to unbeaten German Ina Menzer for the WIBF featherweight title as well as the vacant WBC Female featherweight championship.  Full Story

Sarah Goodson Retires from sport
By Stacy Goodson
August 22, 2008

(AUG 22) WIBF Minimum weight world Champion Sarah Goodson on this day of 8/22/08 has just decided to announce her retirement from the sport of boxing, which has been apart of her life since June 1999.  Full Story

Failure to Make Weight Again
By Ed Pearson-WBC
August 22, 2008

(AUG 22) It’s happened again. This time, in a female World Boxing Council Strawweight World title match, one of the challengers for the world title failed to make weight. In the 105 pound contest, Yahaira Martinez of Puerto Rico somehow came in 2.8 pounds over the limit. How can this happen? The WBC has a long standing protocol that, when followed, not only averts problems like this...Full Story

Moreno and Olivo Win by Decisions
Results/Photo by Bob Silverman
August 22, 2008

(AUG 22) Last night at the Tachi Casino Hotel & Resort, in Lemoore, California, Carina “La Reina” Moreno,  104.4, of Watsonville, California,  won a 10-round decision over Yahaira Martinez, 106, of Puerto Rico.  Moreno's fight was made a non-title bout for the WBC due to Martinez not...Full Story

Hill to Rematch against Chamblin
August 22, 2008

(AUG 22) On August 30, 2008, in Lafayette, Louisiana, Kerri Hill, of Russellville, Arkansas, will have a rematch with home towner Kasha Chamblin. In their first fight in August of 2005, and in Hill's pro debut, she was stopped by TKO in the first round. Full Story

Barber to fight Dierdorff
August 22, 2008

(AUG 22) On September 20, 2008, at the Mile High Events Center, in Commerce City, Colorado, Jennifer “The Razor” Barber, will be fighting an eight rounder against Brooke Dierdorff.  To check out some video footage of Barber, Go here!

Tonight: Moreno vs. Martinez; Julaton vs. Olivo
August 21, 2008
Photos: Bob Silverman

(AUG 21) Tonight at the Casino Hotel & Resort, in Lemoore, California, there will be two women’s bouts on the card. In a 10-round WIBA-WBC World Title bout, Carina “La Reina” Moreno, 104.4, of Watsonville, California, will be fighting Yahaira Martinez, 107.8, of Puerto Rico. WBAN’s photographer Bob Silverman, reported that Martinez came in overweight ...Full Story

Two Women's Bouts on Uncasville Card
Source: PR
August 21, 2008

(AUG 21) On August 29th,  in “Title Wave,” live on ESPN Friday Night Fights from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, Hartford’s popular welterweight Addy Irizarry (5-2, 2 KOs) meets her toughest challenge to date in former world champion Yvonne “Silk” Reis (7-12-1), while ..Full Story

Pesente Answers Salazar's Heavyweight Challenge
August 20, 2008

(AUG 20)  Earlier this week Martha Salazar made an "open" Heavyweight Challenge on WBAN.  Salazar said, "I am looking for a fight! I will challenge any heavyweight fighter out there! Step up to the plate! I have fought most of you! Some of you have been avoiding me. LET'S FIGHT!  Full Story

Ava Knight: A Best Kept Secret in Women’s Boxing!
August 20, 2008

(AUG 20) Ava Knight of Chico, California, dons a 4-0-2 (2KO), and is looking forward for more to come in the sport in her boxing career. WBAN had a chance to talk with Knight this week, and get some insight into how she is feeling thus..Full Story

Hot off the Press:  Sanders vs. Holm II!
August 20, 2008

(AUG 20) WBAN has been notified that there will be a rematch between Mary Jo Sanders and Holly Holm on October 17, 2008, at The Palace of Auburn Hills  Michigan! WBAN will have updates soon..Source: Fresquez Productions, Inc.

Latest Update on Carlette Ewell!
by Sue TL Fox
August 20, 2008

(AUG 20) Today Carlette ""The Truth" Ewell celebrates her 37th birthday---and she is still going strong in the sport.  WBAN received a recent update on Ewell, and found out that she is training very hard for a November 1st world title bout against Gwendolyn O'Neill.  Full Story

Sandy Tsagouris to fight Maria Jose Nunez
Source: PR
August 20, 2008

(AUG 20) On September 27, 2008, at the Brampton Powerade Centre, and promoted by Stele Promotions, Buxton Promotions, and Title Fight Promotions will co-promote a boxing event. There will be a women’s bout featured in the main event.  Full Story

Women’s Boxing to be introduced in the 2012 London Olympics?
August 19, 2008

(AUG 19) This week in a news article that was on Yahoo Sports, AIBA (The International Boxing Association) president Wu Ching-Kuo, said that they would press to introduce women’s boxing in the 2012 London Olympics. Full Story

Heavyweight Challenge!
August 18, 2008


(AUG 18) WBAN was contacted by heaveyweight Martha Salazar. She said, "I am looking for a fight! I will challenge any heavyweight fighter out there! Step up to the plate! I have fought most of you! Some of you have been avoiding me. LET'S FIGHT!

McGowan fights yet another questionable opponent
by Sue TL Fox
August 17, 2008
(AUG 17) Heavyweight Monica McGowan makes a convincing “reason” why WBAN has discontinued ratings for the heavier weight classes---apparently there is just too little of competition. [WBAN change in ratings] Last night,  McGowan, now 14-3-0 (10KO), fought at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, in El Dorado, Arkansas, against a 0-0-0 boxer--Toni Weaver. According to BoxRec, Weaver was KO”d in the first 20 seconds of the first round in a scheduled four rounder.  Full Story
 
Galassi to rematch with Bianchini!
August 17, 2008

(AUG 17) According to News sources in Europe, On October 25, 2008, in Milano, Italy, in a supporting bout on the  Giacobbe Fragomeni vs.Rudolf Kraj mainliner, Simona Galassi and Stefania Bianchini will have a rematch on the card.

Women’s Boxing Action in Germany
August 17, 2008

(AUG 17) On Saturday, August 23, 2003, at the Jugendsporthotel Hardt, in Karlsruhe, Germany, and promoted by Baden Box Promotion, there will be three women’s bouts on the card. In a bantam bout,  Pia Mazelanik....Full Story

Durán vs. Gordón in Panama
August 16, 2008

(AUG 16) On Tuesday, August 19, 2008,  at the ATLAPA Convention Centre, Panama,  on the undercard Damiana Durán, of Panama,  will face Yatzury Gordón in a four rounder at 108 lbs. Gordón is a late replacement opponent for Yaditza Perez.

Purse Bid for Oliveras vs. Nava WBC Title bout
Source: WBC
August 16, 2008

(AUG 16) WBAN received news from the WBC, that the WBC Female Championships Committee held a purse bid for the fight between the super bantamweight world champion Alejandra Oliveras, from Argentina, vs. the interim champion of such division Jackie Nava, from Mexico.  Full Story

Tonight: McCarter vs. Munoz
August 15, 2008

(AUG 15) Tonight at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Layla McCarter, 30-13-5 (7KO), of Las Vegas,  will be fighting Loly Munoz, 8-4-1 (4KO), of Spain, in a 10-round [3 minute rounds].  Both fighters weighed in at an even 133 lbs., at yesterday's weigh-in.

Boxing Action in Uruguay!
August 14, 2008
 

(AUG 14) Tomorrow night at the Gimnasio Club Nacional de Guichón, Paysandu, Uruguay, and promoted by Sergio Marquez Promotons, super flyweight Adriana Herrera, will be fighting pro debuter Claudia Lomazzi in a four-rounder on the undercard.

“The Razor” Is Headed To Las Vegas
August 12, 2008
 

(AUG 12) Undefeated female boxing sensation Jennifer “The Razor” Barber 7-0 (4 KO’s) heads to the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas, NV on Friday August 15 where she will be in attendance to enjoy a night of boxing. No Barber won’t be there competing, rather she is there to meet and greet fans during an autograph session.  Full Story

"KO Kings Boxing" Hold 4th Pro Boxing Show  

(AUG 12) World Class Trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., and Four Time World Champion, Vernon Forrest, will attend and be the Special Guest Fight Analysts for the Live Internet Broadcast of the Atlanta Boxing Show..Full Story

Julaton-Olivo August 21 in Lemoore
By Bernie McCoy
August 12, 2008
 

(AUG 12) In a battle of up-and-coming female fighters from opposite coasts, Ana Julaton and Dominga Olivo will fight eight rounds, on August 21, at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore...Full Story

Saccurato becomes three-time WBC World Lightweight Champion!
Source: Press Release
August 11, 2008
 

(AUG 11) In the Main Event last night at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, Westchester's own Ann-Marie Saccurato defeated World Champion Emiko Fujin Raika to become a three-time WBC Lightweight World Champion!  Full Story

Boxing Action in Ngara
By Edward Sande
August 11, 2008
 

(AUG 11) The WAR boxing event at the Shan Cinema in Ngara lived to its billing and fans at the venue were treated to five competitive matchups on Saturday afternoon. Bringing the house down as promised by the Co-promoters Timebomb Promotions and Jab Productions the event showcased fights that were entertaining.  Full Story

Susie "Q" Ramadan
By Mischa Merz in Melbourne, Australia
August 11, 2008
 

Australian super bantamweight champion Susie ‘Q’ Ramadan 123¾ (4-0-2KO) has shone a light on women’s boxing in Australia after years of relative darkness.  The southern and most heavily populated states in the country have been the slowest to accept women’s boxing..Full Story

Delgado to fight Dance
Source: PR
August 10, 2008
 

(AUG 10) On September 6, 2008, lightweight teen sensation Crystal "Choo Choo" Delgado (6-0, 1 KO) returns to the ring in her hometown Houston, TX, versus Caitlin Dance (2-2, 1 KO) from Louisville, Kentucky.  Full Story

Finals: EU Championships
By Bernard O'Neil 
August 10, 2008
 

(AUG 10) Reigning World and European lightweight champion Katie Taylor completed a fantastic day for Irish amateur boxing after claiming her third major title at the European Union Championships in Liverpool..Full Story

Team West's Final words
By Juan West
August 10, 2008
 

(AUG 10) WBAN has received an open letter by Juan West of Team West, in regards to the on-going saga between Team Cruz and Team West.  Juan West stated the following: Elizabeth [Villerreal],  the reason we...More

Video Streaming: Garbatt vs. Larcinese
August 9, 2008

(AUG 9) WBAN has just published the Lindsay Garbatt vs. Lucia Larcinese four round bout that ended in a fourth round stoppage.  To check out this four-rounder, go here. ©Courtesy permission by Buxton Promotions!

Hemsley Added to WBAN!
August 9, 2008
 

(AUG 9) WBAN has just added Suzanne Hemsley, an amateur boxer from England, to our Boxers Profiles Segment!  Following a successful basketball career playing internationally and receiving 17 international caps, Hemsley decided to...Full Story

Boxing Poll: Who do YOU think are the Rising Stars in Women’s Boxing?
August 9, 2008
 

(AUG 9) It is time to let boxing fans give their vote for the TOP 10 women boxers who you believe are the Rising Stars in the sport. To participate in the poll, Go Here!

Latest Updates: European Union Championships
By Bernard O'Neil
August 7, 2008
 

(AUG 7) Debbie Rogers is out of the European Union Championships after the ref stopped her contest with French light flyweight Virginie Nave at the Greenpark Sports Arena in Liverpool..Full Story

Villarreal Adds Comments to the West Open Letter
August 7, 2008
 

(AUG 7) WBAN received an open response from female Boxer Elizabeth Villarreal who contacted us in regards to the open letter by Juan West of Team West. More

Team West Would Like to Set Record Straight
by Juan West
August 7, 2008
 

On behalf of Kaliesha West and as her manager, I would like to set the record straight with regard to Mr. Mestas response to our previous press release. Kaliesha is not scheduled to fight September 26th as was stated per Golden Boy. Steve personally witnessed Kaliesha defeat Amateur gold medalist and now former World Champion #5 Ranked Suszannah Warner. Kaliesha also defeated #7 Bantam ranked Carley Batey and #10 ranked featherweight Elizabeth Villarreal.  Full Story

Boxer Breaks Barriers for Women in Zambia...By JOSEPH J. SCHATZ
August 7, 2008
 

(AUG 7) LUSAKA, Zambia – Just a few years ago, Esther Phiri was a struggling single mother with a sixth-grade education selling vegetables on the street in Copyrighted Story on online.wsj.com

Team Cruz Responds to West
By Steve Mestas of Team Cruz
August 6, 2008
 

(AUG 6) WBAN has received an open response in regards to Kaliesha West [Team West] making a challenge to Terri Lynn Cruz. Steve Mestas of Team Cruz said the following:  “Terri personally asked for Kaliesha West for the 9/11 bout. It came to our attention that she was to be fighting on the Golden Boy show on 9-26-08 per Golden Boy.  Full Story

Latest News: European Union Championships
by Bernard O'Neill
August 6, 2008
 

(AUG 6) Kelly Harrington bowed out of the EU Championships in Liverpool last night after she was beaten 10-6 by Romanian light welterweight Larisa Rosu.  Harrington had been hoping to join Debbie Rogers and Katie Taylor in the last four, thus guaranteeing herself at least bronze.  Full Story

West Calls Out Terri Lynn Cruz
A
ugust 5, 2008
 

(AUG 5)  — WBAN received a press release yesterday in reference to Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (10-0-0, 2 KO’s) who is calling out NABF #1 contender Terri Lynn Cruz (16-5-2, 7 KO’s) after recent news surfaced that Cruz would be..Full Story

Results from the CABA Amateur Tournament in Trinidad
August 4, 2008
Photo: Mandessa Moses
 

(AUG 4) On some delayed amateur results, on July 21-26, 2008, at the  23rd Caribbean Tournament (CABA), in Trinidad & Tobago, the following were the final results of the tournament. According to news sources Hosts Trinidad and Tobago captured the overall team title in the Caribbean Amateur Boxing Association's (CABA) Junior and Women's Championships at the Chaguaramas ...Full Story

Latest Update on the EU Championships
By Bernard O'Neil
August 4, 2008
 

(AUG 4) Katie Taylor [Ireland] will meet Poland's Sandra Kruk in the semi finals of the 2008 EU Championships in Liverpool on Wednesday.  Taylor, the reigning World and...Full Story

Women boxers a big hit
Copyright: liverpool.gov.uk
August 2, 2008
 

(AUG 2) A major sporting event is set to pack a real punch in Liverpool.  The city hosts the 2008 Women's European Union Amateur Boxing Championships next week, bringing Europe's finest female boxers to Liverpool.  Full Story

Guerrero and Moreno Join Forces to Stop Gang Violence
Source: PR
August 1, 2008
 

(AUG 1) Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Carina "La Reina" Moreno join forces with Captain Richard Calderon and the San Jose Police Department for the 25th annual "National Night Out", a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Leaders will congregate at the Alma Community..Full Story

Knight Stopped Kariya in Fifth Round!
August 1, 2008
 

(AUG 1) Last night at the Schuetzen Park, in North Bergen, New Jersey, Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight, 117, of Chico, California,  remains undefeated at 4-0-2 (2KO), when she stopped Canadian Noriko Kariya, 119, by KO [20 seconds] in the fifth round of a scheduled six-rounder. 

Dobbs Makes It in the Guinness Book of World Records!
August 1, 2008

(AUG 1) WBAN was notified that Stephanie Dobbs, has been accepted in the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Most professional boxing bouts [female].”  Dobbs received a beautiful certificate to commemorate her achievement. Ralph Hannah, of the Records Management Team, with the...Full Story

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