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AUGUST 2016

Following a successful Rio 2016 Olympic Games, senior AIBA executives convene in Lausanne for two days of meetings to discuss boxing’s continuing evolution
Source:  AIBA PR
August 31, 2016

(AUG 31)  After a historic Olympic Boxing Tournament at Rio 2016, with 13 gold medals awarded at the end of 16 days of competition and 273 bouts, AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA Vice-Presidents and Commission Chairs convened in Lausanne for two days of meetings to reflect on events during the Olympics and the necessary reforms the organisation needs to undertake in order to build on the several groundbreaking changes implemented at Rio 2016.... Full Story

CJ Hussein: ''Svensson has never fought anyone on Laurén’s level''
Source/Press Release
Photo credit:  KGZ Fougstedt
August 30, 2016

(AUG 30)  CJ Hussein is confident Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) will defeat Kara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) on September 10 when the Swedish fighters square off for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title at the Hovet in Stockholm.  Full Story

Mayweather Promotions Presents Titans of the Trade: Breakfast of Champions - Alicia Ashley Receiving Golden Glove Award
Source/Facebook
August 30, 2016

(AUG 30) Mayweather Promotions proudly presents Titans of the Trade: Breakfast of Champions—Strength, Courage, and Glove Affair. This will mark the 7th edition of this special event. We’re proud to produce this remarkable occasion..Full Story

Laurén's conqueror Hammer predicts victory for Svensson
Source:  Sauerland Promotions
August 28, 2016

(AUG 28)  Christina Hammer believes Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) will defeat Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) when the Swedish rivals meet for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm.   Full Story

WBC to Review the Esmeralda Moreno - Kika Chávez Fight
Sources: WBC / La Esquina Azul/
WBAN Resource Team
August 27, 2016

(AUG 27)   In a recent report published by La Esquina Azul (Original publication written in Spanish Link, Esmeralda "Joya" Moreno attended the WBC's weekly "Martes de Café" gathering held at the WBC Headquarters in Mexico City, to personally meet with WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán and request a review of her fight against WBC Female Jr. Flyweight Champion Jessica "Kika" Chavez.    Full Story

Mikaela Laurén: ''This time Klara won’t get back up!
Source/Press Release
August 27, 2016
Photo Credit: Facebook

(AUG 27)   Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) says she will send Swedish rival Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) to sleep when the female fighters meet for the interim WBC World Welterweight title on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm.  Full Story

Latest Updates on the Christina McMahon vs. Zulina Munoz fight
by Sue TL Fox
August 26, 2016

(AUG 26) Earlier this morning I was notified of two links to stories that involved the controversial questionings of Team Christina McMahon, when she fought Zulina Munoz on March 12, 2016, at the Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico...Full Story

Highlights of Worldwide Women's Boxing Action this Weekend
by Sue TL Fox
August 25, 2016
Photo:  Pepe Rodriguez

(AUG 25)   This weekend WBAN has listed some of the highlights of women's boxing that will take place worldwide.  We would love to be listing much more boxing action but it looks like slim pickin's otherwise. On Saturday night, August 27, 2016 - Palenque de la Feria, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, Mariana Juarez will fight..Full Story

Hardy and Vincent Shine at the Beach
by Bernie McCoy
Photos/Facebook/Hardy
August 22, 2016

(AUG 22)   Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent brought their unbeaten records to the southernmost tip of Brooklyn, commonly known as Coney Island, staging a ten round donnybrook that stole the show at the Premier Boxing program, promoted in conjunction with Lou Di Bella's Di Bella Entertainment at the open air Ford Amphitheater, hard by the Coney Island boardwalk, on  ..Full Story

Claressa Shields Took Her Place in American Boxing History: Two-time Gold Medal Winner
Source/AIBA Press Release
August 22, 2016

 Claressa Shields took her place in American boxing history on Sunday afternoon, when she became the country’s first boxer to win two Olympic gold medals. Shields once again dominated the Middleweight (75kg) competition from the outset, working her way through to the last-day final against the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn...Full Story
 

Estelle Mosselly crowned Queen of the Lightweights in Rio
by Michael O'Neill
August 20, 2016

(AUG 20)  Estelle Mosselly of France is the new 60kg Olympic Lightweight champion coming from behind to defeat China’s Yin Junhua on a split decision in Rio Friday.  It’s been a magnificent year for the French woman who also struck Gold in Astana at the 2016 Women’s World Championships earlier this year.  Full Story

Reigning Olympic Champion Claressa Shields Clinches Spot in Her Second Straight Gold Medal Bout with Dominant Semifinal Win in Brazil
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
August 20, 2016

(AUG 20) RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) joyfully punched her way to her second consecutive gold medal bout in today's boxing action at the 2016 Olympic Games....Full Story

Heather Hardy - Shelly Vincent Looking to steal the Show in Coney Island
Source/Press Release
published on Facebook
Photo credit:  Dibella Entertainment
Photographer/Ed Diller
August 18, 2016

(AUG 18) New York, NY – On Sunday, August 21, undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) is set to take on once-beaten contender Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight world title eliminator that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on n...Full Story

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
Claressa Shields Wins Olympic Opener to Advance to the Semifinals
in Rio de Janeiro

by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
August 18, 2016

(AUG 18) RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 17, 2016) - Reigning Olympic and World Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) had quite the wait before her 2016 Olympic Games opener in Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-two sessions of Olympic boxing came and went before the middleweight champion got the chance to step in to the ring. She finally got her opportunity on Wednesday afternoon at Riocentro Pavilion 6. For the first time in Rio de Janeiro, an American boxer entered the ring with a full arena cheering them on. Shields gave the fans who came to see her a treat in her quarterfinal contest with Russia's...Full Story

Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy Head to Coney Island
by Bernie McCoy
August 18, 2016

(AUG 18)  Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy are scheduled to fight for the vacant WBC International featherweight title on Sunday at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island. The bout has attracted significant publicity due, in large part, to the media ready accessibility of the two boxers; both articulate, colorful and more than anxious to speak of and...Full Story

Adams, Shields and Fontijn progress as Rio judging causes uproar
by Michael O'Neill
August 18, 2016

(AUG 18) Rarely has an Olympic boxing tournament been so controversial as this year’s event in Rio de Janeiro. Hardly a day goes by without some major complaint whether by boxers or coaches usually regarding alleged poor quality judging. Boxers have been sent home or withdrawn by their Federations... Full Story

Team USA's Antonio Vargas and Mikaela Mayer are Eliminated at the 2016 Olympic Games
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
August 16, 2016

(AUG 16)  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United States boxing team dropped two tough bouts on Monday at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. American flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) celebrated his 20th birthday and was hoping to celebrate with a second round win but he dropped his second bout of the Olympic Games in a match-up with Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov. Lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) competed in her second bout of the tournament on Monday as well and lost a close decision in a hard-fought battle with Russia's Anastasiia Beliakova.  Full Story

WBF Convention Highlight: To Victory Through Meditation By World Champion Nicole Wesner
Source/WBF Press Release
August 15, 2016

 (AUG 15) In a hugely fascinating addition to the upcoming III. World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Convention in Maribor, Slovenia (Sept. 22 – 25), reigning WBF Women’s World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner will hold the Boxers Seminar...Full Story

Olympic Games - opening day's news from the women's event in Rio.
by Michael O'Neill
August 15, 2016

(AUG 15)  The Olympic tournament in Brazil has created a few surprises so far, especially in the men's events but on Friday it was the turn of the women to enter the fray though here too there were few surprises on the opening day as we hear from the AIBA's team in the Brazilian capital.  Full Story

Just In:  Shannon O'Connell Wins by Decision over Kimika Miyoshi for WBC title
August 13, 2016

(AUG 13)  Today (Time zone in Australia, at the Function Centre, Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia, Shannon O'Connell, of Queensland, Australia, now 13-4-1 (7KO), won a ten-round unanimous decision over Kimika Miyoshi, of Yamaguchi, Japan. 13-9-1 (5KO), The two were fighting for the WBC Silver Super Bantamweight title.

Team USA's Mikaela Mayer Starts Her Olympic Journey While Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez and Carlos Balderas Reach the End of Their Road in Rio
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
August 13, 2016

(AUG 13)  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (dated August 11)- Olympic village roommates  Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) and Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, Calif.) got their U.S. team off to a strong start in the Rio Olympics but the run ended on Friday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. Hernandez clinched a bronze medal with his third victory of the tournament on Wednesday but lost in his semifinal bout to Uzbekistan's Hasanboy Dusmatov this morning.   Full Story

Women's Boxing:   "The Satisfaction of Being An Advocate"
by Eddie Montalvo
August 9, 2016

(AUG 9)  When I began "Advocating" for support of Women's Boxing and for better representation of female boxers, I wasn't prepared for what was to come.  Although I consider myself to be someone who is well versed academically, professionally and socially I must admit, the 'reality' of my experiences and the many challenges I faced throughout this journey...Full Story

Catherine Phiri to Defend her WBC Bantamweight Title against Gibisela Tsabalala
August 7, 2016

(AUG 7)  On August 27, 2016, at the Government Complex, in Lusaka, Catherine Phiri, 11-1-0 (5KO), of Lusaka,  is set to defend her WBC World Bantamweight belt against fellow South African Gibisela Tsabalala,  9-1-1 (0KO), of Everton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  Full Story

Mexico:  Jacky Calvo Wins by a Split Decision over Jazmin Ortega 
August 7, 2016

 

(AUG 7) Last night at the Arena Coliseo, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Jacky Calvo, 112,  now  9-2-0 (0KO), of Mexico City, won an eight-round split decision over Jazmin Ortega, 111, 2-4-1 (1KO), who also fights out of Mexico City, in a flyweight bout.  Final judges scores were 78-74, 77-75, and 75-77.

Argentina: Debora Anahi Dionicius to Defend her IBF Title Against Ana Lozano 
August 7, 2016

(AUG 7) On August 27, 2016, at the Villaguay, Entre Rios, Argentina, Debora Anahi Dionicius, 22-0-0 (5KO), of Villaguay, will be defending her IBF Super Flyweight world title against Ana Lozano, 12-4-0 (9KO), of Caracas, Venezueila.  Dionicius first won the title in 2012, and has defended many times since then. 

Anne Sophie Mathis  vs. Cecilia Braekhus Headlines "The Homecoming" in Historical First Bout on Norwegian Soil Since 1981
Source/Press Release
August 3, 2016

(AUG 3)The historical first bout on Norwegian soil since 1981 will be headlined by a rematch of «The fight of the century» in female boxing, as french Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3-1) was announced as opponent for "The First Lady"..Full Story

The Power of Women!
by Mauricio Sulaiman
WBC President

(Jose Sulaiman's Son)
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
August 3, 2016

The Nevada Boxing Hall of fame held its annual induction ceremony this past weekend in Las Vegas at the iconic Caesar´s Palace.  It was a memorable event as Rich Marotta´s leadership keeps moving the NVBHF into the right direction, honoring the heroes from the past who have made our sport the best in the world. The countless hours of work and...Full Story

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