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Winless Boxer Gets TKO'd a second time by Achieng
by Sue TL Fox
Source: BoxRec
August 31, 2009

(AUG 31) On Saturday night at the Chui Restaurant, in Nairobi, Kenya, Patroba Lihavi, winless now at 0-5-1, failed to make it six rounds with Conjestina Achieng, now 16-6-4 (8KO). Lihavi was stopped by TKO in the fourth round. The fight was scheduled for six rounds.   Full Story

Boxing Gym: New gym invites women to fight like a girl
August 30, 2009

(AUG 30) NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – August 30, 2009 – STRIKING BEAUTIES – the boxing gym for women - is now open to women of all ages and fitness levels on 18 Church Street, North..Full Story

Holm Wins by Decision for WIBA Belt; Dennisson Wins Debut
August 29, 2009

(AUG 29) Last night at the New Mexico Highlands University, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Holly Holm, 145, defeated Terri Blair, 143.5,  in a rematch. Holm won by a 10-round unanimous decision for the WIBA welterweight title. On the undercard of the Holm-Blair mainliner, Nohime Dennisson, 128½. in Las Vegas, New Mexico, won her pro debut by a four-round majority decision, over Amanda Crespin, 126½, who was also making her pro debut. 

"Red Flags" that hinder Some Women in the Sport
By Sue TL Fox
August 26, 2009

(AUG 26)  WBAN has been covering the sport for a very long time now---eleven years in fact on the net as of this year. Through those years there are some very ugly "red Flags" that we see some of the women boxers fall into as they participate in the world of women's boxing. Full Story

Open Letter: Story on Lessons From the Cage
by Joe Rodriguez
August 26, 2009

(AUG 26) Reading the recent story that Bernie McCoy wrote, "Lessons From the Cage" gives me the chills. I have been thinking the very same way for the last two years. Promotion of the sport of women boxing is the key factor in insuring the surviving of the sport. Now, let's take it a little bit further than that. Promoters and their promotions are the only ones that can insured the resuscitation and the healing of the injured sport of women boxing.   Full Story

Serrano Proving to be the "Real Deal"
by Sue TL Fox
August 25, 2009

(AUG 25) WBAN has just recently viewed more video footage on featherweight Amanda Serrano in a couple of her recent bouts.  Serrano thus far, early in her career is  taking this sport by storm as a newcomer. She is a rookie this year, and has already had four pro bouts---with three of those fights out of New York where she is living.  Full Story

Christina Ruiz: New Kid on the Block
Photos: Erik Esteban Stipnieks
August 25, 2009

!(AUG 25) This last week WBAN received a photo shoot of a new boxer [Photo Gallery #507] on the scene, featherweight Christina Ruiz. Ruiz fights out of San Antonio, Texas. Photographer Erik Esteban Stipnieks went behind the scenes with Ruiz and took many photos of Ruiz in various areas of Texas, that included the Pearl Springs area by the old Pearl Brewery Urban Reach, in San Antonio Riverwalk, and the Green Lagood Urban Reach, in addition to the Alamo water fly by the Hyatt. To check out the newest Gallery #507 on Ruiz, go here!  A special thanks to Stipnieks for taking the time to allow WBAN permission to have the photos on the members.

Boxing Results from Japan!
August 25, 2009
photo/Source: Samart

(AUG 25)  On Saturday night in Osaka, Japan, 
Strawweight Etsuko Tada, 103¾, of Japan, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Yani Kokietgym, 103, of Thailand.  Tada successfully defended her WBA Strawweight title--but not without controversy.  WBAN was told that the victory was a controversial win, and that Kokietgym was very effectively aggressive during the fight.  Final judges scores: 93-97,  94-96,and 94-96.  All judges were Koreans. The Tada-Kokiegym bout was televised.   Full Story

Holm Ready For Blair
by Andy Rivera
August 24, 2009

(AUG 24) The women’s Top fighter Pound for Pound Holly Holm is excited to be fighting outside of her hometown of Albuquerque, NM albeit 130 north to Las Vegas, NM, but it is a chance for Holm to give others a chance to see her fight.
”I’m excited to fight in Las Vegas, I know I have been treated great at Isleta, but I know the fans here are true hard core boxing fans and its going to be great to fight..Full Story

Lessons From the Cage
by Bernie McCoy
August 24, 2009
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
(photo of Carano)

(AUG 24) Watching a tape of the recent Strike Force MMA bout between Gina Carano and Cristiane Santos (nee Cyborg), I was reminded of a soccer game. I don't really understand soccer, either. I'm sure soccer players and female MMA fighters are gifted athletes and their sports require..Full Story

Dunaway - Perez Heat Up Chaifetz
by Ron Brand
August 24, 2009
Photo: Mike Campbell

(AUG 24) On Saturday night at the Chaifetz, in St. Louis, Missouri, four-time world champion Hollie "Hotstuff" Dunaway, 105, fought and defeated Mayela "La Cobrita" Perez, 106, to a six-round unanimous decision. The contract weight for the bout was 108 lbs.   Full Story

Gerula in Las Vegas!
August 23, 2009

(AUG 23) Canadian Olivia Gerula, WBC world champion, attended the MMA Legend Randy "The Natural" Couture 2nd Annual Charity Tournament that raises funds for our injured troops.  TV Personality Montel Williams posed with Gerula in one of the photos.  Photo by Mary Ann Owen

Video of Fight: Acuna vs. Ashley
August 23, 2009

 (AUG 23)  If you would like to view the 10-round bout of  Marcela Acuna vs. Alicia Ashley, that took place on August 20, 2009, in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  WBAN has posted footage from You Tube.  To check out the fight Video

Knight to Face Torres in WBC World Title Bout!
August 18, 2009

(AUG 18) Ava "The Lady of Boxing" Knight 5-0-2 (2KO), of Chico, California, will be fighting for the WBC Super Flyweight Championship of the World against Ana Maria Torres, 18-3-2 (11 KO), of Mexico on August 29, 2009, in  Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.   Full Story

Acuna to fight Ashley
August 16, 2009

(AUG 16) On August 20, 2009, at the Estadio Luna Park, in Buenos Aires,  Argentina,Marcela Acuna will be fighting Alicia Ashley of the United States in a 10-round title bout. The two will fight for the WBA super bantamweight title.

News Flash:  Women's Boxing to be added to 2012 Olympics
August 13, 2009

(AUG 13)  Today's breaking news is that women's boxing has been accepted in the 2012 Olympics that will be held in London.  A long overdue decision for women in the sport.  More to come...

Latest Update on Hollie Dunaway
August 12, 2009

(AUG 12) Four-time World Champion Hollie "Hotstuff" Dunaway is in St. Louis, for training camp for her upcoming fight with Mayela"La Cobrita" Perez. Hollie will have the honor of first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game Aug 14, 2009. Busch Stadium was host to this years all star game with President Obama throwing out first pitch.  Full Story

Melissa Hernandez: No "Off" Button
by Bernie McCoy
August 10, 2009
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(AUG 10)  Melissa Hernandez is into the fifth or sixth minute of her answer to my first question as we sit in an overheated Gleasons Gym, last week. She began her soliloquy by covering her scheduled fight with Ana Julaton, for the WIBA super featherweight crown, which had been pushed back to September 18, while..Full Story

Esparza Wins Fourth Ringside World Title
Source: Team Esparza
August 10, 2009

(AUG 10) Houston's own Marlen Esparza currently ranked number one in the nation, has just returned home from Kansas City, Missouri,  with her fourth ringside world title. Marlen competed against Canada's 106 lb national champion Jacquline Parks in the semi finals.  She defeated Parks..Full Story

Larcinese Wins by decision
Photos and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
August 9, 2009
Photo Gallery #506
Photos: Steinhorst and
 Mary Ann Owen
 in Gallery

(AUG 9) On Friday night at Buffalo Bill's Casino Resorts in Primm, Nevada,  Donatella Hutlin, Stockholm, Sweden, fell to 1-1, 1 KO when she battled a hard fought loss against Lucia Larcinese of Montreal Quebec, Canada now..Full Story

West Wins by controversial decision
Photo/story by Lori Steinhorst
August 7, 2009

(AUG 7)  When Kaliesha West, now 11-1-0 (2 KOs), of Moreno Valley, California, and Rolanda Andrews, 8-8-1 (3 KOs), of Atlanta, Georgia, and native of Washington D.C., met last Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, on the undercard of Bradley vs. Campbell, both of them had great expectations. The prospect..Full Story

Junot and Connor fight to a draw
by Michael Campbell
August 7, 2009

(AUG 7) Tonight at the Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino, in Primm, Nevada, on the undercard "DynOmite" Donatella Hultin, 1-0 (1KO), from Stockholm, Sweden, who lives and trains in Las Vegas, will be fighting Lucia Larcinese, 1-4 (0KO), of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The card will feature fights on ESPN "Friday Night Fights", (not sure if the women's bout..Full Story

Tonight: Hultin-Larcinese to fight on Nevada Card
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
August 7, 2009

(AUG 7) Tonight at the Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino, in Primm, Nevada, on the undercard "DynOmite" Donatella Hultin, 1-0 (1KO), from Stockholm, Sweden, who lives and trains in Las Vegas, will be fighting Lucia Larcinese, 1-4 (0KO), of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The card will feature fights on ESPN "Friday Night Fights", (not sure if the women's bout would be televised or not.) Promoter of the event is Gary Shaw Production. The weigh-in was held on Thursday. Hutlin weighed in at 128 1/2, and Larcinese came in at 129 1/2.   Photos

Film: After the Last Round
by Sue TL Fox
August 6, 2009
Video Trailer

(AUG 6) WBAN received an opportunity to view the film documentary, 'After the Last Round' this week. The film features in part of the segments throughout the film, female boxer and multi-world champion Kelsey Jeffries. Jeffries is a veteran in the sport with over 50 professional fights. She is also, the only female boxer in the sport who has been picked two years in a row as WBAN's "Fighter of the Year" [2003, 2004].  Full Story

Roger Mayweather Arrested for two charges against Female Boxer
August 4, 2009
©Photo: boxingcore.com

(AUG 4) WBAN received a news report that retired professional boxer Roger Mayweather, 48 years old, and uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr., has been arrested for two serious charges of coercion with force and battery-strangulation.  According to a Las Vegas police report, officers went to a residence on the 700 block of Rock Springs Drive...Full Story

“Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt Hits Maureen Shea Like a Million Bucks!
By: Jordan Keller (SBB)
August 3, 2009

(AUG 3)  Lindsay Garbatt a former weight lifter, basketball and soccer player now boxing as a professional while working as a security guard at the Pickering Nuclear Station Ontario Canada is known for keeping it old school in her training..Full Story

Ramnarine Wins by a Split Decision
August 3, 2009
Photo: Ramnarine

(AUG 3) On Friday night at the Saith Park, in Trinidad and Tobago,  Ria Ramnarine won by a split decision (Technical Decision after a headbutt) against Ana Fernandez.  Ramnarine won the interim WBA Strawweight title. The fight came to an end after the ninth, and the judges went to the scorecards. There was immediate controversy in regards to this fight in the local news media..Full Story

WBAN's August 2009 Fighter of the Month!
August 1, 2009

(AUG 1)  WBAN would like to congratulate world champion Layla McCarter, of Las Vegas, who is WBAN's pick for "August 2009 Fighter of the month".  She had a very impressive win recently against Japan's Fujin Raika

WBAN's August 2009 Rankings!
August 1, 2009

(AUG 1)  Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN August 2009 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest ratings,  Go Here


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