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AUGUST 2011

WBAN Gives Special Honor to Retired World Champion Bonnie Canino
August 30, 2011

(AUG 30) WBAN is happy to announce that our WBAN September 2011 fighter of the month is retired world champion Bonnie Canino, who fought for many years in the ring, and was also a trailblazer for not only women's boxing, but kickboxing as well.  Canino currently continues to help any female boxer who is in need of help---whether they are from New York, Trinidad, or any other place.  Full Story

Melissa Hernandez and Ronica Jeffrey sign with Fisticuff's Promotions
August 29, 2011

(AUG 29) PHILADELPHIA, PA—Fisticuffs Promotions is proud to announce the signing of Melissa “Hurracan” Hernandez & “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey to exclusive promotional contracts.
Hernandez of New York has long been regarded as one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world as she has taken on an beaten just about all of the top names between the Super Bantamweight and Lightweight divisions....Full Story

Results from Mexico
August 29, 2011

(AUG 29) On Saturday night at the Plaza de Toros, in Tlaxcala, Mexico, there were four women's bouts on the card. In one bout flyweight Mariana Juarez, 112, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Asami Shikasho. Juarez was defending her WBC Flyweight title; in a second..Full Story

Erin McGowan Set to fight Monica Acosta in Argentina
August 27, 2011

(AUG 27) WBAN has received an ‘Exclusive’ report that on September 9, 2011, at Club Estudiantes, in the City of Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina, Australian Erin McGowan, 14-0 with 7 KO’s, current WBO Lightweight Champion, will compete against Argentinian Monica “La Gata” Acosta, 14-0-2 with 2 KO’s, current WBA Super Lightweight Champion and WBC Light Welterweight Champion, respectively, for the WBA Super Lightweight Title, a 10x2 match....Full Story

Early Fight Result in from Australia
by Sue TL Fox
August 26, 2011

(AUG 26) Tonight on the boxing show titled "Night of Titles" at the Southport RSL Club in Southport, Queensland, (Australia time zone) Nadine Brown, 133¾, now 2-0, with having a (reported) past amateur record of 15 bouts, won a six-round majority decision over Sarah O'Connell, 132½.  Both women fight out of Queensland, Australia. Final judges scores were 55-59, 55-59, and 57-57....Full Story

Boxing Action in New Zealand
August 24, 2011
 

(AUG 24) Tomorrow night on the " War on the Shore" card, at the Takapuna Rugby Football Club, Northcote, New Zealand , Michelle Preston is set to fight super flyweight Nicky Bigwood, who is listed as a pro debuter. The two are scheduled to fight six rounds.

WBAN's FUNDRAISER for the Retired Boxers has Begun!
by Sue TL Fox
August 24, 2011
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(AUG 24) As we reported last week, this year the sport of women's boxing is set to see one of the biggest women's boxing fights in the history of the sport when Anne Sophie Mathis of France, fights Holly Holm on December 2, 2011. Mathis and Holm are going to fight for the WBAN Independent world welterweight title and a federation belt. ...Full Story

Open Letter: Sandy Tsagouris of Canada
August 22, 2011
Photo: Durell Wambolt

(AUG 22) WBAN received an open letter from one of the top boxers from Canada, Sandy Tsagouris.  Sandy wrote the following:  Dear Sue Fox and Everyone at WBAN,Hi all, just wanted to take a moment and... finally comment on my fight in Korea. I do believe that I wasn’t given a fair opportunity. I would be ok with the outcome, well as much....Open Letter

Sitzes Wins by TKO in Muay Thai!
Text/Photos by
Mary Ann Owen
August 22, 2011
Photo Flash Slideshow

(AUG 22) If boxing fans of Jeri Sitzes have wondered where Sitzes has been lately, since she has not been in the ring as a boxer lately---wonder no more!  On Saturday night at the Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino, in Primm, Nevada,  Sitzes was featured in a Muay Thai match against Misty Sutherland, and the two were fighting for the WBC  International Muay Thai Super Bantamweight title....Full Story

Lamonakis Wins by Majority decision over Woodard
By KEN CASTRO
August 21, 2011

WORCESTER, MA-- Sonya Lamonakis has enjoyed a positive constant in her young boxing career. Last night at Worcester, Massachusetts, the Heavyweight utilized the proverbial wind at her back, that is defined as a extremely supportive group of family and friends to improve to 6-0, 1 KO, with a unanimous result over a sharp Tiffany Woodard....Full Story

Jennifer Han Rocks the Ballroom
By Dave McKee
August 20, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(AUG 20) El Paso’s Jennifer Han improved her record (now 3-1-1) with a dominating victory over Fort Worth’s Lisa Lamb (now 6-6-1). The twenty-eight year old super featherweight ventured into Lamb’s backyard to participate in Paulie Ayala’s 12th annual Boxing at the Ballroom. The gala event raised money to support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth...Full Story

Tonight: Two Women's Title bouts in Mexico
August 20, 2011

(AUG 20) Tonight WBO Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West, of Moreno Valley, California, will defend her title at the Black Pyramid Casino, in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, against Jessica Villafranca, Nicolas Romero, Mexico, in a 10-round bout. Their fight will be televised on "Televisa" at 8 p.m. CT.   The fight card titled, “Triple Corona,” is presented by the Mexican boxing promotion, HG Boxing. More details with Photos

Another Six-Round Title Bout on the Books in the Sport
By Sue TL Fox
August 20, 2011

(AUG 20) Before I talk about the six-round NABF title bout that took place last night, I want to say that this is not targeted at the female boxers or their managers who fought for this particular title.  They are trying to be active on boxing cards, and it is really out of their hands on this topic.   With that said, last night at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, in Dover, Delaware,  Ronica Jeffrey, 127½,  won a....Full Story

Flash from the Past - 1977: Another "very Forgettable" fight from the Past!
Copyrighted Article by Margaret E. Welsh/Fighting Woman's News
August 19, 2011

(AUG 19) On July 14, 1977, I went to Allentown, PA to see a boxing match between Cathy "Cat" Davis and Toni Lear. Unfortunately, Lear was scratched by the Athletic Commission doctor because of an ear infection. Mona Hayes was flown in from Walla Walla, Washington at the last...Full Story

Latest Update on Rola El-Halabi!
August 18, 2011

(AUG 18) WBAN has received a latest update on Rola El-Halabi, [11-0, with 6 KO’s], who was shot by her stepfather and former manager Roy El-Halabi, on April 1, 2011, in Berlin, Germany just moments before stepping into the ring for a title bout against Bosnian Irma Adler is, recovering nicely but that her right hand needs further rehabilitation. ..Full Story

Camp Notes:  Carina Moreno preparing for upcoming bout
By Mario Serrano
August 18, 2011

THIS FIGHT IS CANCELED DUE TO GUERRERO GETTING INJURED

(AUG 18) Entering the final week of training camp, Carina "La Reina" Moreno is eager to showcase her skills when she steps in the ring against Chantel Cordova on August 27th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose...Full Story

Flash From the Past: This is one past Televised Fight that should NEVER have taken place!
August 17, 2011
Video of Fight

(AUG 17)  The date was November 9, 1996, and a chance for women's boxing to shine this night. The fight was featured Pay-Per-View featuring Bethany Payne vs. Christy Martin.  As Payne entered the ring they announced and posted on the "tale of the tape"  that Payne donned an impressive 15-1 record.  No one has a clue where they came up with that record---but it didn't take long to see this female did not have any idea how to actually box. Full Story with video

You to be Judge!!!
August 17, 2011

(AUG 17) This week Christy Martin protested the early stoppage of her fight with Dakota Stone.  Martin had broken her hand in that bout---WBAN posted some video of the fight which has the stoppage. Want to comment? email WBAN  To view the video of the fight, go here

WBAN is set to have a FUNDRAISER for the Retired Boxers of the Sport
by Sue TL Fox
August 15, 2011

(AUG 15) This year the sport of women's boxing is set to see one of the biggest women's boxing fights in the history of the sport when Anne Sophie Mathis of France, fights Holly Holm on December 2, 2011, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Mathis and Holm are going to fight 10 rounds for the WBAN Independent world welterweight title, and the IBA World welterweight title. ...Full Story

Alex Ramos: One Last Fight
by Bernie McCoy
August 15, 2011

(AUG 15)  Calling boxing a contact sport is much like calling the atomic bomb an explosive device. Professional boxing, along with pro football, easily surpasses the definition of a contact sport; they are both, simply stated, collision sports. Key differences between boxing and football are that football players wear quite a bit more equipment and they are considerably better equipped for their post career lives. Pro football players have the benefit of a union which...Full Story

28-year old unrated boxer fights for a WBC "Youth" title
by Sue TL Fox
August 15, 2011

(AUG 15)  On August 13, 2011, at the Deportivo Tlalli, in Tlalnepantla, México, Ibeth Zamora Silva, 22 years old, of Mexico, 108, fought unrated Yacksury Gordon, 28 years old, 108, in the defense of her WBC Youth female light flyweight title. Silva won by a third round TKO over Silva. ..Full Story

West to defend her WBO Title: Fight will be televised
Source/press release (edited), promoter
August 14, 2011

(AUG 14) On August 20, 2011, WBO Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West, of Moreno Valley, California, 13-1-3, 4 KOs, will defend her title at the Black Pyramid Casino, in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, against Jessica Villafranca, Nicolas Romero, Mexico, 12-2-0, 6 KOs).....Full Story

Tonight: Kerri Hill vs. Raquel Bailey
August 13, 2011

(AUG 13) Tonight at the Buffalo Run Casino, in Miami, Oklahoma, there will be one female bout on the undercard. Kerri Hill, 3-10, of Russellville, Arkansas, will be fighting Raquel Bailey, 1-1, of Oklahoma City.

Tonight:  McCarter vs. Laracuente; Cruz vs. Torres
August 13, 2011

(AUG 13) Tonight at the Sky Ute in Ignacio, Colorado, on the "Clash in the Rockies, The New Generation" card, there will be two female boxing matches, along with some MMA bouts. In the mainliner, Layla McCarter, 138.8..Photos

Jeffrey and Hernandez Fight in Exhibition!
August 12, 2011

 (AUG 12)  WBAN just received some "Quick News" that tonight at the Harrah's Casino in Chester,  PA, Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez will be in the ring in an exhibition with Ronica Jeffrey.  Both are out of New York.

Will the REAL opponent for Kaliesha West PLEASE stand up?
by Sue TL Fox
August 12, 2011
Photo: Courtesy PR

(AUG 12) WBAN is receiving a lot of hype from boxing fans and others, that on August 20, 2011, Kaliesha West, is fighting for a WBO world title in Colimo Mexico. On BoxRec, and some folks on the net are saying that West is fighting ..Full Story

Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas with TaTina "Lil Tyson" Anderson!
Photos/Mary Ann Owen
August 12, 2011

(AUG 12) Yesterday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,  in Las Vegas, Nevada, photographer Mary Ann Owen was shooting the Showtime boxing press conference, for the anticipated boxing card to take place this Saturday night at the Hard Rock.  In the main event,  Abner Mares will be fighting Joseph Agbeko for the IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Titles.  On the undercard, Eric Morel will be fighting....Full Story

Belinszky Announces Her Retirement
August 11, 2011

(AUG 11) Late last night, WBAN received a retirement letter from Hungary's top female boxer Krisztina Belinszky.  Belinszky wanted to formally announce her retirement from the sport after being in it for 16 years.  She said the following in her letter

WBC Cares Helps Support Fight Against Breast Cancer
August 10, 2011

(AUG 10) The WBC Cares members Raylene Carbone and Stephen Blea, joined several local sponsors in supporting local Denver resident Debbie Aguila, in her continuing battle against Breast cancer!  Boxing & Sports memorabilia bidding and a raffle, a dinner were part of the benefit.  The most touching part of the event was the singing of Debbie's six year old great niece, Iyciss Atencio, believe me there was not a dry eye in the place. (Song was Miley Cyrus "The Climb")..Full Story

Latest Update on Retired Boxer Christy "Code Red" Nickel
August 9, 2011

(AUG 9) Retired professional boxer Cristy Code Red hasn't slowed down since hanging up the gloves. Anxious to fill the void left from boxing, Cristy took up road racing this spring and has tackled the sport whole-heartedly. On July 30th, Cristy did the epic "4 Summit Challenge" ride which is 75 miles of steep mountainous climbing. ....Full Story with "Behind the Scenes" Video

Full Video:  Farias vs. Saccurato
August 8, 2011

(AUG 8) WBAN has just posted the fight video of Erica Farias vs. Ann Marie Saccurato.  The fight took place on Saturday night in Chubut, Argentina.  The two were fighting for the WBC lightweight world title, in a 10 rounder. To view the fight, go here

“Necessary Roughness” at Decatur Boxing Club
by Amy Green
August 5, 2011

(AUG 5) “Necessary Roughness” the new USA network drama, filmed a new episode at Xavier Biggs’ Decatur Boxing Club, on New Street in Decatur , GA. Decatur Boxing Club has been used on location in several media and television productions for well known companies like Turner Studios..Full Story

"World Dominance" Card: Holm vs. Mathis
August 5, 2011

 (AUG 5) In what is considered one of the top fights of the year, Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm will be fighting Anne Sophie Mathis of France. Holm-Mathis will headline the “World Dominance” card in the main event, on December 2 at..Full Story

Video Interview of Carina Moreno
August 4, 2011

 

(AUG 4) WBAN has just posted a link to the video interview of Carina Moreno, by Jerry Hoffman, that took place this week.  Moreno is set to step back into the ring on August 27th, at the HP Pavillion, in San Jose, CA. Link to Video of Moreno!

Latest Update on Keisher McLeod-Wells
August 4, 2011

(AUG 4)  WBAN received a nice update on Keisher McLeod-Wells.   First off, Keisher is featured in the "Sister 2 Sister" Magazine (August Issue) today.  The feature is on pages 56-57, and the full story line is "Who Do She Think She Is?" section.  Keisher said, "I feel very honored to be recognized in such an established and wonderful magazine, that mostly cover Afro American celebrities. Special thanks to Craig Spruill who reached out to me and conducted the interview ." ...Full Story

USA Boxing National Coach Joe Zanders Named 2012 Olympic Head Coach
by Julie Goldsticker
August 4, 2011
(Photo: facebook)

(AUG 4) USA Boxing National Coach Joe Zanders (Long Beach, Calif.) has been named the Head Coach for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The upcoming Olympics will be the second for Zanders, who served as an Assistant Coach at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  ..Full Story

Tatina "Lil Tyson" Anderson featured in Ring Magazine!  
August 3, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(AUG 3) WBAN was notified that TaTina " Lil Tyson" Anderson has been featured in the September issue of Ring Magazine.  WBAN would like to say "Hats off" to Ring, for giving women's boxing some exposure.  Sue TL Fox

WBC "Youth" World Title in Mexico
by Sue TL Fox
August 3, 2011
Source/Boxrec-WBC

(AUG 3) Nothing would please me any more than to write up some great and glorious fight report on these title bouts that seems to continue to take place in the sport.  But unfortunately as they say,  "It is...what it is".  So with that said,  I will report the results and stats of this title fight that took place on July 30, 2011, at the Deportivo Trabajadores del Metro, Iztacalco, Mexico.  Full Story

WBAN's Updates "Tiger" Tales!  
August 3, 2011

(AUG 3) For those of you who would like to catch up on all the controversial stories and more on WBAN... we have updated the segment with all the latest stories we have published. Tiger Tales Segment

WBAN's August 2011 Rankings!
August 2, 2011

(AUG 2)  Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN August 2011 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Summer Heat Explosion
Source/PR
August 2, 2011

(AUG 2)  On August 4, 2011, in Houston, Texas, and promoted by Akondaye Fountain’s Calm Before the Storm Promotionswill host their third professional boxing card. The venue for the boxing card will be held at Rio Grande Events Hall, 10505 Telephone Rd., Houston, TX 77075.....Full Story

"Interim" WBA Titles: Three Women's Bouts in Venezuela
August 1, 2011
Source/Boxrec

(AUG 1) There will be three female "Interim" WBA world title bouts set to take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Polideportivo José María Vargas, La Guaira, Venezuela.
In one bout, bantamweight Mayerlin Rivas, 7-1-1 (6KO), will fight Marisa Johanna Portillo, 10-4-2 (2KO), for the "Interim" WBA bantamweight title in a 10 rounder. [Rivas rated #20 with Boxrec, Portillo rated #13]....Full Story

Saccurato to fight Farias in Argentina
August 1, 2011

(AUG 1) On Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Estadio Socios Fundadores, in Chubut, Argentina, Ann Marie Saccurato, 33, 15-5-2 (6KO), of White Plains, New York, USA, is set to fight Erica "La Pantera" Farias, 27, 10-0-0 (6KO), of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Saccurato will be defending her WBC lightweight title in a 10-round bout..Full Story

 

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