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Anne Sophie Mathis Moves Ahead
by Bernie McCoy
August 31, 2012

AUG 31) On June 15 Holly Holm out-pointed Anne Sophie Mathis over ten rounds in Albuquerque, NM, reversing a seventh round TKO win by Mathis six months earlier in the same New Mexico venue. The two bouts were landmarks in the sport of Women's boxing as they matched fighters who many in the sport consider the two best female fighters, today; possibly the two best in the history of the sport. The rarity of such bouts, matching the...Full Story

Erin McGowan Makes her "Rounds" in Vegas!
August 31, 2012
Photos by Mary Ann Owen

(AUG 31)  Earlier this month, Erin McGowan of Australia arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, to do some training with Rodney Crisler in Vegas.  Las Vegas Photographer Mary Ann Owen first covered Erin as Erin made her first "Round" to the Hit Factory Gym.  Erin is preparing for an upcoming fight on Sept 21 against Delphine Persoon in Belgium for the IBF lightweight title....Full Story with photos

Beautiful Brawlers All Female Show
August 30, 2012
Photos:  Lupi Gutierrez

(AUG 30) On Saturday August 25th at the Pacifica Moose Lodge decorated boxers and champions from 9 - 33 years old came from all over the West Coast to battle it out at the “Beautiful Brawlers II” promoted by Blanca Gutierrez, BabyFace Boxing......Full Story with photos

August 29, 2012

(AUG 29) Costa Mesa, CA- It was first for the sport of boxing as fight promoter Roy Englebrecht introduced the first ever live Twitter feed at his Fight Club OC show on August 16th. All fans in attendance at the sold out show were able to tweet their comments to all fans in attendance and even were encouraged to tweet their scoring of each bout. All the tweets were displayed in real time on the large Fight Club OC video board scrolling across the bottom..Full Story

The Return of Melinda Cooper
August 28, 2012

(AUG 28) In a featured bout scheduled for September 8th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Melinda Cooper (21-2) will be back in action and facing undefeated fighter, Celina Salazar of San Antonio, Texas. The bantamweight match-up will be showcased on the Hard Rock's venue, The Joint. Headlining the Golden Boy-promoted show will be IBF Welterweight Champion, Randall Bailey putting his newly won title on the line against Devon Alexander and Lucas Matthysse taking on Ajose Olusegun for the interim Light Welterweight title. ..Full Story

Paula Morales Won by a Decision
August 27, 2012

 (AUG 27) On Saturday night, at the Club Banco Provincia, City Bell, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paula Andrea Morales, 136¾, of Buenos Aires, 6-7-2, won a four-round unanimous decision over Noelia Belen Rojo, 139¾, of La Plata, Buenos Aires, now 3-3-2. Final judges scores 40-36, 40-35, and 40-36.

Ladies Light up the Peninsula
August 25, 2012

(AUG 25) Saturday brings the second installment of “Beautiful Brawlers” at the Moose Lodge in Pacifica. As the only all-female amateur card of its kind, pugilists from Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and even Georgia will arrive in the Peninsula to participate in what has been an historic summer for women’s boxing. Full Story

Tonight: Woods fighting Connor for a local title
August 25, 2012

(AUG 25) Tonight at the Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, Nicole Woods of Stone Mountain, Georgia  will be fighting an eight-rounder against Kimberly Connor, of Little Rock, Arkansas,  for a local title in the lightweight division.

Latest News on Erin McGowan
August 24, 2012
Photos by Mary Ann Owen

(AUG 24) Yesterday female boxer Erin McGowan was given a warm welcome to Las Vegas, Nevada, when Mary Ann Owen and Butch Gottlieb took her to first visited the Hit Factory Gym.   McGowan will start training with Rodney Crisler in Vegas.  Las Vegas Photographer Mary Ann Owen told WBAN, "Erin is very happy to be in Las Vegas and train with the best. She will be doing a lot of sparring in the next few weeks.   We also took her to the Mayweather gym to visit."   Full Story

Boxing’s Master Craftsman Inducted into New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame
August 22, 2012

(AUG 22) Union City, New Jersey -- Ardash Sahaghian, the originator of modern championship boxing belts, will be inducted this year into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. Sahaghian began his career as craftsman of boxing belts in the 1970s. A jeweler by ..Full Story

Card has been cancelled: Hallback vs. Cisneros
August 20, 2012

(AUG 20) WBAN has been notified that the August 24th boxing card that was to take place at the Whitehall Athletic Club, in Whitehall, New York, has been canceled.  Chevelle Hallback was set to fight Victoria Cisneros in the mainliner.

Video Highlight: Nava Wins over Brown
August 19, 2012

(AUG 19) Last night in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, Jackie Nava won the bout by a third round TKO over Lisa Brown,. The two were fighting for the WBA Super Bantam Title. This is Nava’s first title defense since winning the belt over Shantal Martinez. Video on Results page

Olympic Boxing:  A.I.B.A declares "Womens Boxing and Taylor's Gold"  highlights of London 2012 boxing
August 18, 2012
by Michael O'Neill

(AUG 18) The A.I.B.A, the governing body for the amateur sport ,worldwide, Saturday, described the 2012 boxing programme as ‘one of the finest Olympic boxing competitions of all time, adding that ‘ London 2012 will hold fond memories for the boxing family and the Olympic Movement’.  In particular the Association declared that the introduction of women boxers - the last Olympic sport to include both sexes - was considered to be one of the highlights of the entire London 2012 Olympic Games, enticing spectators and media from around the world to one of the hottest venues of the past weeks.  Full Story

Boxing Results from Philippines
August 18, 2012

(AUG 18)  On Thursday night at the Mandaluyong Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines, in a six-rounder , strawweight Carleans Rivas, 111, had a six round split draw with Christine Latube, 110. In a second bout, junior flyweight Jessebelle Pagaduan  won in a first round TKO over  Lady Love Sampiton, pro debut.  The fight was scheduled for four rounds.

Ireland celebrates success of its Olympic Boxers
By Michael O’Neill
August 16, 2012
Courtesy Photo: AIBA

(AUG 16) On Monday some 20,000 plus fans celebrated Katie Taylor’s Gold medal in her home town of Bray, in Co. Wicklow , with thousands more attending celebrations for John Joe Nevin in Mullingar and in Belfast for Paddy Barnes and Mick Conlan. On Wednesday, An...Full Story

Mia St. John...You've come a long way Baby!
by Sue TL Fox
August 15, 2012
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

(AUG 15) Mia St. John has literally gone full circle in this sport. She has a long history of the good, the bad, and the ugly, of what women's boxing has brought to this sport.   In her early years as a boxer, St. John was criticized at times for opponents she was up against when she fought under the tutelage of promoter Bob Arum.  But through it all ....St John has stuck to her game plan, and has ultimately succeeded in what she has wanted to do in the sport.  One of her goals was to fight Christy Martin.  St. John did not only fight  Martin once----but twice now, defeating the "Coal Miner's Daughter" in their second outing.  Full Story

Video Clip, Flash Photo Slideshow and Photos: St. John vs. Martin!
August 15, 2012
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

(AUG15) Last night at the Table Mountain Casino, in Friant, California, Mia St. John defeated Christy Martin by a 10-round unanimous decision. The two were fighting for the vacant WBC junior, Go Here - photos by Mary Ann Owen!

Serrano vs. Hill: Huge Flash Photo Slideshow
August 15, 2012
Photos: Peter Frutkoff

(AUG 15) WBAN has just published a huge Flash Photo Slideshow of the Cindy Serrano vs. Kerri Hill bout that took place at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, in Franklin Square, New York.   Photo credits for this bout were taken by Peter Frutkoff.

Wacky News of the Week!  
August 13, 2012

(AUG 13) SCOTLAND - When you think you have heard it all, a story is published in Scotland, just to let you know you haven't! In this story they are talking aoubt a runaway "bantam hen", and when the hen is found they name the animal after one of our top female boxers in the sport Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West!..Full Story

Serrano Defeats Hill for WIBA Belt
August 12, 2012

 (AUG 12) Last night at the Plattduetsche Restaurant, in Franklin Square, New York, Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano won an eight-round unanimous decision over Kerri Hill. Female referee Sparkle Lee was the ref of this fight. The two were fighting for the vacant WIBA International lightweight title.

Santana to fight Helen Joseph in Dominican Republic
August 11, 2012

(AUG 11) On Sunday night (August 12), at the Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and promoted by Sampson Boxing LLC, road warrior Dahiana Santana will be fighting Helen Joseph in a 10-rounder for the IBF Featherweight title.

Adams, Taylor and Shields strike Olympic Gold in London
August 10, 2012

(AUG 10) A great day’s boxing at the ExCeL Centre here in London’s Docklands brought the historic first edition of women’s boxing in the 30th Olympiad to a close with universal praise from not only the AIBA but also from within the boxing community, from other sports stars, male and...Full Story

Behind the Scenes in Canada!
August 9, 2012

(AUG 9) “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt 7-4-1 (3 KO) and Lisa “Bad News” Brown 19-5-3 (6 KO) finish a sparring session yesterday at the legendary Cabbagetown Gym in Toronto. Both fighters have upcoming title fights. Garbatt takes on “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey on August 31st at...Full Story with photos

Shields, Adams, Torlpova and Taylor star on semi-finals day at the ExCeL
Photos and Story
by Michael O'Neill
August 8, 2012

(AUGUST 8) Another 11,000 ‘full house’ here at the ExCeL Centre Arena in London Docklands today for the Women’s semi-finals at the XXX Olympiad. The atmosphere once again, as for the first two days , was ‘electric’ and again those present saw some first class boxing . Most of the crowd this reporter spoke with professed to be ‘seriously impressed’ with the high quality of the action they saw and literally hundreds had simply turned up in the vain hope of finding a ticket – those were mainly ‘new’ supporters of women's boxing as a result of the action they witnessed on TV over the first two days.  Full Story

Claressa Shields Advances to the Gold Medal Bout While Marlen Esparza Claims Bronze
August 8, 2012
Photo credit: Sue Fox

(LONDON, ENGLAND) – The final two U.S. competitors in Olympic boxing took the ring on Wednesday and it was a split decision for the pair. Flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) lost a 10-8 bout to reigning World Champion Cancan Ren of China while Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) won a dominant 29-15 victory over Kazakhstan’s Marina Volnova. Esparza will leave London with a bronze medal but Shields will vie for gold on Thursday. Full Story

Just In! Ava Knight, Sergio Martinez and More on Radio Show Today
August 7, 2012

(AUG 7) Today at 6pm PT/9pm ET, check out the Boxing Lab Radio Show, featuring today's featured guests - Sergio Martinez, Ava Knight, Orlando Salido, and Mike Alvarado! The call-in number is (646) 478 0442. . Link to Radio Show

Lisa Brown to fight Jackie Nava August 18th!
August 7, 2012

 (AUG 7) On August 18, 2012,  at the La Cetto Vineyard, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico.  Lisa “Bad News” Brown, 19-5-3 (6 KO) will face Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava, 27-4-3 (11KO) for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title. This is Nava’s first title defense since winning the belt over Shantal Martinez.  

Taylor excels at the ExCeL
by Michael O'Neill
August 7, 2012

(AUG 7)  Another magnificent advertisement for women’s boxing today at the ExCeL Centre in London which reached the quarter finals stage. Not a spare seat to be found in the 10,000 seater arena and hundreds more outside seeking that elusive non-available ticket. Across the...Full Story

Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields Clinch Olympic Medals With Quarterfinal Victories in London
August 6, 2012
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing

(LONDON, ENGLAND) – Flyweight Marlen Esparza’s (Houston, Texas) decade-long journey in the boxing ring finally culminated in her debut at the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday and the 23-year-old made sure it was a victorious one. The Houston native gave Team USA a much needed win a guaranteed herself at least a bronze medal with a 24-16 victory over Venezuela’s Karla Magliocco. Teenage sensation Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) followed two hours later with a comeback win over Sweden’s Anna Laurell to clinch a middleweight medal as well.  Full Story

Olympic Games - Day 1 review from London
by Michael O'Neill
August 6, 2012

(AUG 6) An excellent first day’s boxing at the XXX Olympiad here at London’s ExCeL Centre ended with India’s Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte, better known as Mary Kom , being the ‘star’ of the show. The five times World AIBA Pinweight Full Story

Arizona Women in Boxing Acknowledged and more!
by Don Smith
August 4, 2012

(AUG 14)  Avid boxing fan Esther Reed wants to know if women play a significant role in Arizona boxing; excluding fans and ring girls? Yes; but, boxing remains a difficult and elusive industry for women to enter and succeed. In recent years a number of determined and creative women have made inroads into the male dominated sport by creating a service for promoters who don't have the skill or time to invest in the public .. Full Story

Latest News: AIBA Overturns the result of Bout #142  
August 4, 2012

(AUGUST 4) WBAN has received an update in regards to the AIBA. They have now overturned the result of Bout #142 in the men's boxing competition at the 2012 Olympics in London. Read the following:  [Full Story on Spence on HBN)
London, Great Britain, 04 August 2012 - After reviewing the video of Bout #142 involving Welterweights (69kg) Krishan Vikas (India) and Errol Spence (USA), the Competition Jury found the following:   Full Story

Tonight: Bopp vs. Castrejon
Photos and Video by Pepe Rodriguez
August 4, 2012

(AUG 4) Tonight at the Foro Polanco, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Yesica Bopp, 20-0-0 (9KO), will be defending her WBO light flyweight title against Yesenia Martinez Castrejon, 11-10-0 (9KO) in a rematch. Photos/Video

Tonight: Julaton to fight Abigail Ramos in Mexico
August 3, 2012

(AUG 3) Tonight at the Polifuncional de la Colonia Francisco Villa Oriente , Kanasin, Yucatán, Mexico, Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton willbe fighting Abigail Ramos in a non-title 10-rounder on the card. 

Let's hope the women's boxing bouts in the Olympics do not suffer this type of rip off!

(AUG 3) Many are questioning the men's bout that took place on Wednesday where Japan's Satoshi Shimizu knocked down Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov down five times and then lost!!! Full Story with video of fight

Arizona Boxing News:  Alyssa DeFazio Chooses Police Academy over pursuit of Gold...and more!
By Don Smith
August 03, 2012
Photo: Defazio

(AUG 3) Alyssa DeFazio was born in New Burgh New York 20 years ago. Her father was a New York Police officer who had to quit the force because of medical reasons. Her Uncle is a police officer and her cousin wears the uniform proudly as well.  Assuming the apple wouldn't fall too far from the tree there was a good chance Alyssa would grow up and become a police officer. At age 4, Alyssa and her family moved from the Empire state to Arizona eventually settling in Wittman a 1 gas station, 1 Subway town situated between Surprise and Wickenburg ....Full Story

The AIBA Issues Statement on the Men's Boxing Competition at the Olympics
August 3, 2012
Source/Michael O'Neill
and AIBA
Photo: Generic

After Wednesday's night controversial bouts the AIBA met yesterday and issued this statement:   “London, Great Britain, 02 August 2012 - Following the review of Bout #105 and Bout #108, AIBA Technical Delegates, Competition Jury Chairman, Draw Commission Chairman and R&Js Evaluators have unanimously taken the following decisions..Full Statement

Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez Named WBAN's August 2012 Fighter of the Month!
August 2, 2012

(AUG 2) WBAN would like congratulate Mariana Juarez for her continued accomplishments in the sport.  Believe or not, this young boxer has been fighting since 1998, and is a multi-world champ!

All Current Results for July 2012
August 2, 2012

(AUG 2) We have just posted any and all fight results for July 2012.  WBAN has some late results posted on this segment, as this month we were in the process of moving and got behind the curve in posting some of the July fight results.  If there are results not posted, please contact Sue TL Fox so we can get this posted.

Irma Sanchez to defend her WBF Title against Sharon Gaines
July 30, 2012
Photo: WBF

(JULY 30) WBAN has received a press release from the WBF that have announced Irma Sanchez defending her WBF Flyweight world title for the third time against Sharon Gaines in a 10-rounder.  The bout will be one of the mainliners of this boxing event that will take place on August 4, 2012, in Mazatlan, Mexico...Full Story

AIBA chief backs female boxers to shine at Games
Jagran Post
Photo: AIBA
July 30, 2012

LONDON - The man who lobbied the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to give women's boxing its Games debut in has backed the 36 pioneer female fighters to impress at London 2012.  And Dr Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Association of Amateur Boxing (AIBA), expects them to perform so well that their numbers will be increased come the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....Full Story

Hernandez Wins by a decision over Woods
July 29, 2012

(JULY 29) Last night at the Columbus Civic Center, in Columbus, Georgia, Melissa Hernandez, 134½, 17-3-3 (6KO) of Miami, Florida, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Nicole Woods, 136¼, 11-10-2 (3KO), of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Final judges scores were 100-90, 98-92, and 98-92.

Video Interview of Don King: His read on Women boxers in the sport and more!
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) Jerry Hoffman, a strong former boxing promoter and strong advocate for female boxing, conducted an interview of Don King, where he asks King questions in regards to women boxing. Interview photo: Mary Ann Owen

2012 Olympics in London - Official Draw Sheets
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) WBAN has received the OFFICIAL DRAW SHEETS from London, via Christy Halbert!  WBAN has made these sheets available to the public.  To download the PDF's, (three of them) go here.  Draw Sheet -1, Draw Sheet-2, Draw Sheet-3.

Tonight: Diane Ayala to fight Lina Palmera in Six Rounder
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) Tonight at the Coliseo Edmundo Luna, Bucaramanga, Colombia, veteran boxer of five years, Diana Ayala, 12-8-3 (2KO), of San Pelayo, Colombia, will be fighting Lina Palmera, 0-1-2, of Colombia, in a six-round featherweight (or super bantam) bout.

Latest News on Layla McCarter
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) On September 22, 2012, Layla McCarter will be fighting Noni Tenge in East London, South Africa for the WBA Jr. Middleweight World championship--catch weight is 148 lbs.  The bout is a mainliner that will be televised.  Team McCarter's quote: "One more time,  McCarter travels out the Country not just to fight but come home with the win."

The Path to Gold is Set for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in London
July 27, 2012

(JULY 27) The path to gold was set on Friday for the 12 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team at the official event draw on Friday at the ExCel Centre in London. The brackets in the 13 Olympic weight classes weree ..Full Story

Mariana Juarez Joins  Ranks of being featured in Playboy Magazine
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
July 27, 2012

(JULY 27) Yesterday WBAN received photos and a press release from Pepe Rodriguez in regards to WBC world champion Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez being featured in the August issue of Playboy magazine for Mexico. To WBAN's knowledge, this is the fourth female boxer to be featured in the mag...More

Women's Boxing Here to Stay
Ron Reed in London
Australian Olympic
July 27, 2012

(JULY 27) Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen is in for a tough fight or two or three at the Games but she won’t be alone in that. Her whole sport, boxing, is up for a challenging couple of weeks as it seeks to seize the opportunity to prove to a largely sceptical and often disapproving sporting public that it is an appropriate form of athletic endeavour for women as the IOC pursues a policy of greater gender equality...Full Story

Results from Slovakia!
July 25, 2012

(JULY 25)  Last night at the L.P. Gym, Šturovo, Slovakia, Agnes Draxler of Hungary remained undefeated with 4-0-0 (0KO), when she won an eight-round unanimous decision over Anita Kosics, also of Hungary. Also Claudia Ferenci won in an four-round unanimous decision over Kamilla Hajas in a super flyweight bout.

Jennifer Salinas to fight Angel Gladney
July 23, 2012

 (JULY 23) On Saturday,  July 28, 2012, Jennifer Salinas will face Angel Gladney on a Tommy Hill Boxing card, on the Rooftop of the EpiCentre, in Charlotte, North Carolina,  for  professional boxing. There will be ten bouts and four titles on the line on this card. LIVE Pro Boxing,

Video:  Christy Martin and Mia St. John Agree to "Winner-Take-All" Battle
By Richard Powell
July 21, 2012

(JULY 21) Mia St John is so confident that she will beat Christy Martin she has challenged her rival to a winner-take-all battle when they meet in their rematch on August 14th. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Martin accepted and both have agreed that the winner of their fight will....  Full video and Story

Tonight:  Valente vs. De La Luz
July 21, 2012

(JULY 21) Tonight at the Grand Oasis Cancun, in Cancun, Mexico, in a female bout, Arely Valente (pictured) will be fighting Veronica De La Luz in a six round flyweight bout.  At the scales yesterday, Valente weighed in at 110.2, and De La Luz, 107.8.  In the mainliner, Johan Perez, will fight Pablo Cesar Cano.

Belgium: McGowan to fight Persoon for  vacant IBF Lightweight World Title
July 20, 2012
Photo: Team McGowan

(JULY 20) There is an upcoming boxing card set to happen on September 21, 2012, at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium.  It has been reported to WBAN that this is the biggest fight card ever to be held in Belgium. The event will include three title fights, with two IBF belts and an EBU belt.  In the main event, welterweight contender Said Ouali (28-4, 20 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title against Karlo Tabaghua (18-3, 13 KOs).  Full Story

Latest Update on Mariana Juarez
photos and story
by Pepe Rodriguez
July 20, 2012

(JULY 20) After a great reign in the flyweight division, Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez, shall vacate her WBC title for weight problems. [Full Video of fight] Last Saturday, in Ontario, California, when Juarez fought Japan's Shindo Go, Juarez felt that one of her main problems were weight issues in that fight. and that she did not fight the greatest in that bout.  This bout was Juarez's seventh defense of her WBC Flyweight belt...Full Story

Bonnie Canino Talks Boxing
by Bernie McCoy
July 16, 2012

(JULY 16)  The Olympic Games begin in a few weeks and during this quadrennial event the sport of Women's boxing is making a historic debut. Much has been written about what the debut of female boxers in the 2012 Games will mean to the sport; what impact the Games will have on the future of female boxing, both amateur and professional; and how females in a boxing ring, throwing punches, will be perceived by sports fans who, largely, have been either unaware or only minimally cognizant of the fact that throughout....Full Story

July's 2012 Rankings!
July 15, 2012

(JULY 15) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN July 2012 world independent and computerized rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Oliveras wins WBO title in "safe bet" fight
July 15, 2012

(JULY 15) Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandra Oliveras, won a fifth round TKO over Migdalia Asprilla, of San Miguelito, Panama. The two were fighting for the WBO featherweight title--this fight was probably not a "too dangerous" of fight for  Oliveras after reviewing Asprilla 's past opponents and #29 ranking with Boxrec.

Gender suspicions KO women's night in the ring
July 14, 2012

(JULY 14) Thai boxer Usanakorn Kokietgym lands a blow on Australia's Susie Ramadan at the world title fight in Melbourne. A FEMALE boxer from Thailand recorded ''highly suspicious'' levels of testosterone before a world title fight against Australia's Susie Ramadan in Melbourne on Friday night... Full Story at the migage

Australia: Ramadan wins WBC Title
July 14, 2012

(JULY 14) Last night at the  Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, Susie Ramadan, of Victoria, Australia, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Usanakorn Kokietgym, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The two were fighting for the WBC bantamweight world title.

Argentina: Morales defeats Galeano in six-rounder
July 14, 2012

(JULY 14) Last night at the Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, Paula Andrea Morales, 135¼, 28,  of Buenos Aires, Argentina, won a six-round unanimous decision over Monica Elisabeth Galeano, 139¼,34-years old, from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Press Conference in Los Angeles - Juarez - Shindo
by Pepe Rodriguez
July 11, 2012

(JULY 11)  A press conference was held on Monday in Los Angeles, California, with popular Mexican WBC flyweight world champion Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez (34-5-3, 16 KOs) and Japanese challenger Shindo Go (10-1, 8 KOs) who faced off in advance of their title fight this Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. ..More

Yamaguchi Wins WBA Title by decision over Tenkai
July 10, 2012

(JULY10)  Last night at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, WBA super-flyweight champion Tsunami Tenkai was defending her title against hard-hitting OPBF champion Naoko Yamaguchi, 114½. Tenkai boxed very skillfully to hold off the hard-charging of Yamaguchi, and it appeared that she...Photos by Samart

2014 Women's World Amateur Championships for Canada
by Michael O'Neill
July 9, 2012

(JULY 9) On Day Two of its 2012-2013 Meeting, the AIBA Executive Committee awarded the 2013 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships to Kiev (Ukraine), the 2014 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships to Sofia (Bulgaria) and the 2014 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to Canada...Full Story

Julaton to fight Rodriguez
July 9, 2012
Photo: courtesy
Source/PR (edited)

(JULY 9) On August 3, 2012,  Ana "The Huracane" Julaton 11-3-1 ( 1KO ) steps back into the ring in Kanasin, Mexico, to fight Magali “The Magician” Rodriquez 6-4-1 ( 3KOs ).  The two will be fighting a 10-round non-title bout.  Rodriguez is looking forward for the opportunity fight in her native, Mexico, and to pull an upset of Julaton and put her name back into the mix of talented female Mexican stars that have burst onto the World boxing scene. ..Full Story

Mariana Juarez will Close her training in Mexico City
by Pepe Rodriguez
July 7, 2012

(JULY 7) Mexican WBC flyweight world champion, Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez, will close her training camp today at the Boxeo de Gala Gym in Mexico City, in preparation for the next defense of her world title. The bout will be next Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, which will be broadcast live through the hot and prominent Televisa series "Sábados de Corona", against the dangerous Japanese Shindo Go....Full Story

Four New Assistant Coaches Named to 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Staff
by Julie Goldsticker
of USA Boxing
July 6, 2012
Photo: Sue Jaye Johnson

(JULY 6)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four new assistant coaches have been nominated to the United States Olympic Committee to join Head Coach Basheer Abdullah (Colorado Springs, Colo.) at the 2012 Olympic Games. The four assistant coaches who will complete the Olympic staff are: Anthony Chase (Marietta, Ga.), Christy Halbert (Nashville, Tenn.), Charles Leverette (Fountain, Colo.) and Gloria Peek (Norfolk, Va.). ..Full Story

Fight Report: IBF Boxing Champion Ava Knight Wins in Mexico!
July 4, 2012

(JULY 4) On Saturday night, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion, Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight made her second successful title defense, defeating Susana “Toluquita” Vazquez by unanimous decision at the Auditorio Centenario. The three judges sitting at ringside scored the bout 99-91, 98-92, and 98-92, all in favor of Knight. Knight’s record improved to 9-1-3, with 5 KOs, and Vazquez saw her record fall to 8-7-1, with 3 KOs. ...Full Story

Congrats to Ava Knight - WBAN's July 2012 Fighter
of the Month!
by Sue TL Fox
July 4, 2012

(JULY 4)  Ava Knight, just 23 years old, of Chico, California, has accomplished more in her young years than most female boxers ever dream of doing. Knight just successfully defended her IBF Flyweight World title on June 30th, when she defeated Susana Vazquez of Mexico.  Even though Knight is a flyweight, she has plenty of punching power, that has put the last two out of three opponents out of the fight by TKO and KO!..Full Story

Another Big Fight on the Horizon: Braekhus vs. Mathis
July 4, 2012

(JULY 4) WBAN received a press release on a big fight on the horizon that features Cecilia Braekhus, who will be defending her three world titles (WBA-WBC-WBO) against Anne Sophie Mathis, of France.  The two are set to fight on September 22, in Frederikshavn.  In the release, it stated the following.....Full Story

More Boxing Action in Japan
July 2, 2012

(JULY 2) Last night at Yomiuri Hall, in Osaka, Japan, two women's bouts donned this card. Masae Akitaya and Saemi Hanagata fight to a split-draw (47.0kg catchweight eight-rounder). Final judges score ware 78-76, 77-77 and 76-77. Also, Rumiko Hamamoto and Ayumi Honda also fight to a split-draw (48.0kg  catchweight four-rounder 39-38, 38-39, 38-38).  Results sent in by Samart







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