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WBAN PETITION: We have hit over the 1585 mark!
by Sue TL Fox
August 30, 2013
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(AUG 30) I would like to encourage the WOMEN BOXERS to support this petition on the issue of EQUALITY.  What AFFECTS one of you AFFECTS ALL of you in the sport!Think about this ----NEXT OLYMPICS - 36 FEMALES, 250 MALES. PETITION

Busy Weekend for WBAN!  
by Sue TL Fox
August 30, 2013

(AUG 30) This morning I am off California, in what will be the biggest gathering of female boxers, both pro and amateur that I will get to meet up with.  I will be covering the Beautiful Brawlers III, that will be held at the SportsHouse, in Redwood City, California.  It is a fantastic amateur boxing show that has been promoted..Full Story

AIBA Subsidiary WSB increases Men's weights from 5 to 10 yet Women still restricted to Three weights - Where is the Justice in that?
by Sue TL Fox
August 30, 2013
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(AUG 30) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) confirmed this week through its subsidiary World Series of Boxing (WSB) that there will now be 10 weights for Male boxers in the new W.S.B series which begins in Mexico City tonight and tomorrow and sees Cuba enter a team – the Cuba Domadores - fifty one years after Fidel Castro banned pro-boxing in Cuba in 1962.  Full Story

Latest Update on the Beautiful Brawlers III
Source/Press Release
August 29, 2013

(AUG 29)  21 Top level female boxing matches featuring current Olympians, National Champions and future stars. Three separate boxing shows presented as one..each with a Main Event and supporting undercard in..Full Story

One on One Interview with Celina Salazar!
by Sue TL Fox
August 27, 2013

(AUG 27)  WBAN got an opportunity this week to interview professional boxer 24-year old Celina Salazar, of San Antonio, Texas.   Salazar has been boxing professionally since April of 2009, when she debuted against Lisa Lamb.  Salazar, with a 5-1-2 (1KO), has fought some of the top female boxers in the sport, that include Christina Ruiz, Melinda Cooper, and now former world champion Ana Julaton, who she just recently defeated on August 17th by a 10-round unanimous decision in Cancun, Mexico.   Full Story

Menzer Wins by a decision over Goda Dailydaite
August 25, 2013

(AUG 25)  Last night at the Warsteiner Hockeypark, Moenchengladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany,  Ina Menzer of Germany won a 10-round unanimous decision over  Goda Dailydaite. Judges scores, 100-88, 100-88, and 97-92.  The two were fighting for a WBF, WIBA and WIBF Featherweight title.

Delfine Persoon Wins by a TKO over Galina Gumliiska
August 24, 2013

(AUG 24) Last night in Kursaal, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Delfine Persoon, 25-1-0 (11KO),won by a second round TKO over Galina Gumliiska, 9-25-1 (1KO), in a scheduled eight round bout.  As WBAN said it was a "Yawn" fight and a predictable outcome.  Gumliiska has now lost 15 fights out of the last 16 fights she has fought in.

It's worse than we thought
by Sue TL Fox
August 23, 2013
Photo: Generic

(AUG 23) In a notice dated August 5, AIBA posted on their website that they would not pursue a quota-neutral proposal with the IOC to increase women's categories for the Rio Games. In another surprise, AIBA added that the three women's Olympic weight categories might be changed for 2016. ...Full Story

Bringin’ the Heat: The Boxing Tribune’s interview with Heather “The Heat” Hardy
by Jim McGrady of
The Boxing Tribune
August 22, 2013

(AUG 22)  I recently had the opportunity to talk with Heather Hardy, a rising star in the women’s super-bantamweight division, undefeated at 6-0 with 1 knockout.
Hardy is a 31 year old single mother, who lives and fights out of Brooklyn, New York. She trains at Gleason’s Gym under the tutelage of Devon Cormack, and just six fights into her professional career, is quickly becoming a fan favorite on the New York circuit, regularly appearing on Lou DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” cards.  Full Story

Menzer vs. Dailydaite For WBF World Title Live On Eurosport
August 22, 2013

(AUG 22) On Saturday August 24, 2013, Ina Menzer of Germany will enter her farewell-fight when she takes on fellow former world champion Goda Dailydaite for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Featherweight Interim title at the Warsteiner Hockeypark in hometown Moenchengladbach...Full Story

Full Fight Video!  Celina Salazar vs. Ana Julaton
August 22, 2013

(AUG 22)  WBAN has just posted the full fight video of the Celina Salazar vs. Ana Julaton 10 round fight that took place at the Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  Celina Salazar,122.6, of San Antonio, Texas, improved her record to 5-1-2 (1KO), when she defeated Ana Julaton, 12-4-1 (2KO)   Video

WBAN PETITION: We have hit over the 1240 mark on the WBAN Petition
August 21, 2013

(AUG 21). I would like to encourage the WOMEN BOXERS to support this petition on asking that female boxers are treated with EQUALITY. WHAT AFFECTS ONE--- AFFECTS ALL BOXERS in the sport---Think about this ----NEXT OLYMPICS - 36 FEMALES, 250 MALES. WBAN PETITION

Beautiful Brawlers III at the SportsHouse in Redwood City, CA - August 31st!
Official Press Release

August 21, 2013


San Francisco, CA - Beautiful Brawlers III will take place at the SportsHouse in Redwood City, CA.  The amateur event will feature top female boxers of all ages, including current and future Olympians.  Many of the elite female boxers in the Western United States will be competing in a twenty bout, amateur showcase competition, with many targeting a run for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. More

Dr Rogge and Dr Wu - You DO have an opportunity to increase number of weights for women WITHOUT increasing number of athletes or medals!
by Michael O'Neill
August 20, 2013

(AUG 20) Olympic Boxing fans, indeed the boxing community in general, male and female, ‘amateur’ and pro are still ‘reeling’ from the news – hidden away in just one small paragraph of an I.O.C website update - that there will still only be three weights for female boxers in Rio 2016, a decision conveyed at the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting...Full Story

Marianne Marston Prepares for her upcoming fight by enlisting Former Champion Ian Dappa Napa
August 20, 2013

(AUG 20) Woolwich, London based Super Bantamweight Marianne Marston has enlisted former British and European Bantamweight Champion Ian Dappa Napa as her main sparring partner, as she prepares for her upcoming bout on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted mega fourteen bout show NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday 4th October.  Full Story

Three New WBF Champions Crowned In Mexico!
Source:  WBF
August 19, 2013

(AUG 19) In what was a big night of boxing, the WBF crowned three new champions in Mexico on Saturday, August 17.  At the El Chamizal arena in Puerto Penasco, Sonora state, two local favorites won WBF titles as Linda “La Muneca” Soto and Javier “El Rebelde” Carrera took home the Women's Intercontinental Super Flyweight and North American Welterweight titles respectively.   Full Story

Cool Story of the Week: Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West featured in "Capture!"
by Sue TL Fox
Photos Courtesy: cwtv.com
August 18, 2013

(AUG 18) In what is WBAN's Cool Story of the Week, we would like to tell boxing fans about world boxing champion Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West, has just recently been featured in the show "Capture."  Her teammate is Matt Rosado who is a jujitsu artist, and they are considered the "Fighters" on the show. Most of the teams also have some specialty skills coming into the competition.  Full Story with photos

Results from Japan:  Su-Yun Hong Wins by a Split over Mari Ando
August 18, 2013

(AUG 18)  Tonight (time zone in South Korea) at Junggu Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Su-Yun Hong won over Mari Ando from Japan by split decision. Su-Yun Hong defended her WBO minimum weight title. The final judge scores were 94-96, 99-91 and 98-92. Source/Samart

Maria Suarez Wins by Decision over Salas
August 17, 2013

 (AUG 17) Last night at the Chumash Casino, in Santa Ynez, California, Maria [Maggie] Suarez, raised her record to 6-0-1, when she won by a six round decision over Gloria "La Bombita" Salas [Salazar].  WBAN was told that Salas lost by a close decision. At the scales both boxers came in at 111.

Hyun-Mi Choi won over Raika Fujin
August 17, 2013

(AUG 17) On Thursday night, August 15, 2013, at Wolmi Park in Icheon, South Korea, Hyun-Mi Choi won over Raika Fujin by 10-round unanimous decision.  Hyun-Mi Choi became WBA super featherweight interim champion. The final judge scores were 93-97, 93-97 and 94-96.  To check out the fight video you can go here:   Fight Video  Source: Samart

Crystal Morales Wins by a Split in "Fight of the Night" in Costa Mesa!
Photos & Story by
Sue TL Fox
August 17, 2013

 (AUG 17) On Thursday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds Events Center, in Costa Mesa, California, I had the opportunity to be present at the IFBA World Lightweight championship bout between Rhonda Luna vs. Crystal Morales. The fight was a rematch Full Story with photos

At the Scales in Costa Mesa!
By Sue TL Fox
August 15, 2013

(AUGUST 15) Yesterday I arrived in Costa Mesa, California to cover the weigh-in for the Rhonda Luna vs. Crystal Morales IFBA World Title fight that will take place TONIGHT at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, at the Hangar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be five boxing matches and two MMA Bouts. Full Story with photos

A Few Words from Fox
August 14, 2013

 (AUG 14) I am off to Costa Mesa, California to cover the Rhonda Luna vs. Crystal Morales fight that will take place tomorrow night. Don't forget about the WBAN petition we have going on behalf of the Equality of female boxers for the next Olympics. As we stand right now there will be only 36 female boxers/3 weight classes in the Olympics, 250 male boxers in 10 weight classes. WBAN Petition

Beautiful Brawlers III Blowing the Female Amateur Ring with Olympian Queen Underwood
Official Press Release
Babyface Boxing
August 14, 2013


Headlining the Beautiful Brawlers III is USA Olympian and beloved icon from Seattle, Washington, 132 lbs Queen Underwood, who came two months ago from the Continentals in Venezuela wearing the champions gold medal. Underwood will box a local favorite and 2013 Adidas National Champion Stalacia Leggett. They will be the Main Event at the Spectacular all-female amateur championship boxing card: Beautiful Brawlers III. ..Full Story

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Honor Layla McCarter - Fighter of the Year!
by Sue TL Fox
August 12, 2013
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(AUGUST 12) On Saturday night at the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame held it’s first-ever induction ceremony and dinner before a sold-out audience of 400 boxing celebrities, dignitaries and fans tonight at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino......Full Story

Martin And Marston Head-up Huge Event In Bugibba, Malta on Aug 30th
August 12, 2013

(AUG 12)  Malta's reigning WBU International Light Welterweight Champion Super Steve Martin and London based Marianne "Golden Girl" Marston co-headline a sensational night of boxing at the Demis Tonna Prize Boxing Promotions Rumble in the Med Part IV Judgement Day event at the Dolmen Hotel and Spa Resort in Bugibba, Malta on Friday the 30th August. Full Story

Jessica Nery Plata successfully defends her WBC Youth Title

(AUG 12) On Saturday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, Jessica Nery Plata, now 11-0-0 (2KO), won a 10-round unanimous decision over Jasseth Noriega, now 16-2-1, Plata was defending her WBC light flyweight youth title.  

Four Female Boxing Bouts on South Korea Card
by Sue TL Fox
August 12, 2013

(AUG 12) On August 15th, at the Wolmido, Icheon, South Korea, there are four scheduled female bouts.  There is also four male bouts on the card.  Fight #1:  Light Flyweight Dan-Bi Kim, 7-2-1 (2KO) of Anseong City, South Korea, will be facing Yokfah Sithrusin, 0-3-0, Thailand, in a 10-rounder. Believe it or not with a 0-3-0 record, being stopped in her last fight, Yokfah who was 0-1 had already managed to fight for an international super flyweight title, fighting in a 10 rounder on that bout. She then becomes 0-2, and in her third fight is stopped by TKO.  She is now fighting 10 rounds in this fight.  The BIG question is----is it for a title?
Full Story

One on One Interview with Heather Hardy!
by Tiffanie Daniels of
Inside the Ropes
August 11, 2013

On Friday night I had the pleasure of sitting down with Heather Hardy. We discussed her career, and the film documenting her life, named "Hardy", which will be released later this year. Before we get started with the interview, let me give you some...Full Story

New International Tournament, the Celtic Box Cup set for Dungarvan, September 27-28-29
by Michael O'Neill
August 11, 2013
Copyright – Dan McGrath, ‘Editorial Images’, Dungarvan

(AUG 11) A new International Club tournament, the Celtic Box Cup, was launched this week in the West Waterford town of Dungarvan, home of the Peter Crotty Ironman Gym and Dungarvan Sports Centre. The three day tournament, which was launched by 8 times former Irish Champion, Waterford’s Neil Gough, is scheduled to take place between September 27th and 29th. Several top names, both male and female are expected to take part.Full Story

Cool Story of the Week: World champion Jelena Mrdjenovich Training at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas!
Story/Photos: Mary Ann Owen
August 10, 2013

(AUG 10) Yesterday at the famous Mayweather Boxing Gym, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBC Featherweight World champion Jelena Mrdjenovich of Edmonton, Canada, was training at the gym.  The gym was packed as usual with many fighters from all over the World. Jelena ran into a follow Canadian Pro fighter 20-1,10 KOs Arash Usmanee who is training for his fight Aug 23 in Verona, New York.  Jelena said that she cannot wait until she is back in the ring.
Full Story with photos 

Adams, Taylor and Torlopova head August AIBA world rankings - at Olympic weights
by Michael O'Neil
August 9, 2013

(AUG 9) No surprises in the latest Women’s World Rankings lists , applicable from 01 August, just issued by the AIBA from their Lausanne, Switzerland HQ.
That Olympic Gold medallist, Claressa Shields is at no. 4 is not unexpected when one considers that she was unable to compete in this year’s American Confederation Championships, due to the age limit for AIBA International competitions becoming 19-40 instead of 18-35.  Full Story

World Champion Rosilete dos Santos of Brazil Joins in the Fight on Behalf of WBAN's Petition for more Weight Classes and Equality
August 7, 2013

(AUG 7) World Champion Rosilete dos Santos supports the expansion of weight classes for the female boxers in the next Olympics Games.  Rosilete dos Santos said women's boxing needs more representation.   The women's boxing has been included in the Olympics Games in the last edition in 2012. However, only three weight categories were included. ...Full Story

Cecila Braekhus talks about the Disappointment in only three weight classes for females
August 7, 2013

 (AUG 7) In the Danish News Media, stated that World champion Cecilia Brækhus is sorry on behalf of the women. The reason is, that the number of weight divisions for women at the Olympic games in Rio will not increase from the three they had in London. Full article in Norwegian

Tomorrow Night in Mexico - Sandra Robles to fight Rosa Diaz
August 6, 2013

(AUG 6) Tomorrow night on September 7th, at the Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Sandra Robles, 2-1-0, of Tijuana, will be fighting in a four-rounder on the undercard against Rosa Diaz, 4-1-0 (3KO), of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

Big fight on the Horizon:  Cecilia Braekhus to fight Oxandia Castillo
August 6, 2013

(AUG 6) On September 7, 2013, at the Arena Nord, in Frederikshavn, Denmark, Cecilia "La Loba" Braekhus, 22-0-0 (6KO), is set to fight Oxandia Castillo, 12-0-2 (9KO).  The two will be fighting 10 rounds where Braekhis will defend her  WBC, WBA, and WBO welterweight titles.

Women's Boxing:  A Year Ago Today!
by Sue TL Fox
August 5, 2013

(AUG 5) In the 2012 Olympics in London WBAN celebrated one of the most significant and important history-firsts in the sport when for the first time female boxers competed in the Olympics. There were three weight classes that included flyweight (106-112 pounds), lightweight (123-132 pounds), and middleweight (152-165 pounds) division.  The success of the 2012 Olympics featuring these star athletics was overwhelming.  Full Story

San Antonio’s Celina Salazar Accepts Julaton's Challenge in Cancun on Aug. 17
Source: PR
August 5, 2013

(AUG 5) Budding star Celina Salazar has eagerly accepted the challenge of former junior featherweight world champion Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton on Aug. 17, in Cancun, Mexico. It’s Mexican versus Filipina when Salazar (4-1-2) and Julaton (12-3-1) clash at the beautiful beach resort town of Cancun. Golden Boy Promotions along with Cancun Boxing will be presenting the 10-round featherweight female bout. Televisa will show the major female boxing event in the U.S. and Mexico.  Full Story

Zulina Munoz Wins by a First Round KO
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
August 5, 2013

(AUG 5) On Saturday night at the Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca, Mexico, Zulina Munoz, 115, won by a first round KO [1:49] over Maribel Ramirez, 113½. In a second female bout, Sandra Hernandez, 114¾, had a six-round split draw with Katrina Hernandez, 114¾. Final judges scores were 56-54, 54-55, 55-55.....Full story with Photos

St. Vil Wins IWBF Welterweight Title
by Mark A. Jones
August 4, 2013

(AUG 4)  Last night at the Whitehall Athletic Club, Whitehall, New York, as part of a co-main event, Melissa “Little Miss Tyson” St Vil, 142, Brooklyn, NY, won the International Women’s Boxing Federation (IWBF) welterweight title pounding out a ten-round unanimous decision over Sarah “The Knockout” Kuhn, 143, Albany, NY.  The familiar boxing phrase, “Speed kills” has always been a constant in the sport and held true last night as St. Vil, who has a track & field background employed supreme foot speed moving in and out of Kuhn’s range with a two-fisted attack.  Full Story

Rola El Halabi Wins WBF World Title
August 4, 2013
Photo: Facebook

(AUG 4) Not much more than two years ago she was in hospital with gunshot wounds in hands, knees and feet following an attack from her estranged stepfather just minutes before a world title fight, and no one expected her to ever lace on the gloves again. Now she is the World Boxing Federation Women's World Light Welterweight Champion! The Comeback story of Rola El Halabi continues to grow, and on Saturday night, August 3, it peaked when she defeated Hungarian Dalia Vasarhelyi at the Laubach Arena in Laubach, Germany to lift the WBF World title left vacant when...Full Story

Amateur Female Boxer Anna Crutchfield Brings Home a Ringside World Belt!
by Sue TL Fox
August 4, 2013

(AUG 4) Yesterday at the 2013 Ringside World Championships that were held at the Independence Events Center, in Independence, MO, female amateur boxer Anna Crutchfield won the Ringside World Belt in the finals when she defeated  Basimah "Boom Boom" Baker.  The tournament had 62 Divisions, 6 rings, 4 Days, 7 Sessions, running from July 29th to August 3, 2013.  Full Story with photos

Equality For Female Boxers - 2016 Olympics Rio de Janeiro
by Sue TL Fox
August 2, 2013

(AUG 2) WBAN has just created a special community Facebook, titled,  "Equality For Female Boxers - 2016 Olympics Rio de Janeiro."  This segment is dedicated solely for the most crucial issue facing the sport in regards to the female amateur boxers who are aspiring to compete in the next upcoming Olympics.  There was a devastating decision by the International Olympic Committee [I.O.C], on July 25, 2013, that will directly affect the elite amateur female boxers in the upcoming Olympics in the  ...Full Story

Super Flyweights Zulina Munoz vs. Maribel Raminrez Headline on Televisa Deportes/Fox Deportes
August 2, 2013

(AUG 2) LOS ANGELES, August 2 - The Agustin Millan Gymnasium in Toluca, Mexico will be the scene of one of the most exciting tripleheaders of the summer this Saturday, August 3, as Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions present three championship bouts on Televisa Deportes and FOX Deportes featuring some of Mexico's top talent....Full Story-

"Inspire Me" A Night of Amateur Boxing in Tribute to R. Douglas Brocking
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox/Harvey J.
August 1, 2013
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*All photos at end of report

(AUG 1) Last Saturday night at the Evergreen Campus, in Burien, Washington, WBAN covered this event ringside.  Before the event began, we first met up with Bad Girls Boxing Lori Steinhorst,  along with three-time WBC World Champion Ann Marie Saccurato, Mary McGee, daughter of R. Douglas and Fitness Expert Lia Brocking, Gloria Salas, and Tricia Turton.....Full Story

Hard-Hitting Documentary, "Fight Like A Girl" to Screen at Hamilton International Film Festival-with Free Boxing Clinic for Girls
Source/Press Release
August 1, 2013

(AUG 1)  On Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., at the Hamilton Theater, 7 Lebanon St., in Hamilton, New York, there will be a screening of Fight Like a Girl.  The Documentary is an empowering story of four women who battle their personal demons through competitive boxing and find success in and out of the ring. ...Full Story







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