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Carina Moreno travels to Germany!
December 31, 2006

(DEC 31) Carina Moreno, of California, will be traveling over to Germany to spar with Regina Halmich of Germany, This is the second time that Moreno has been invited over to Germany.
Halmich is preparing for her upcoming bout against Hungary's Reka Krempf, and that fight will take place on January 13, 2007.  Carina will be leaving today, and she returns on January 7, 2007.   Full Story

Another Congratulations
in Order!

December 31, 2006

(DEC 31) Congratulate to Bianca "La Gatita" Ledezma on their new addition to their family. Team Ledezma told WBAN, "Her husband, Luise Perez, and Bianca, are very happy new parents." More

"Amateurs Only" Segment for 2007!
By Sue TL Fox
December 31, 2006

(DEC 31)  In July of this year, WBAN had announced that we were planning to have an exclusive segment for AMATEURS ONLY!  We now have the AMATEURS ONLY segment---up and running for 2007.  Full Story

A Special Congratulations to Fountain!
December 30, 2006

 (DEC 30) WBAN would like to congratulate Akondaye and Joseph Fountain on their new addition to their family. Caleb Javon Fountain was born on December 13th, weighing in at 8 lbs., 15 oz.  "Akondaye is already back in the gym training..Full Story

Lovato to fight Rubalcava
December 29, 2006

On January 27, 2007, at the Acoma Sky City Casino, in Acoma, New Mexico,  Monica Lovato,  8-1-0 (4 KOs), Albuquerque, NM,  will be fighting Julie Rubalcava, 4-0-0 (1 KOs), Westminster, CA, for an NABF title.  This will be a rematch for the two, with Rubalcava winning in their first meeting that took place..Full Story

Advanced Screening: Meet the Maker of "Boxers"  

(DEC 29) the advanced screening of "Boxers", will take place on  January 28, 2007, 7:00 p.m., before premiering in March at Walker Art Center's Women with Vision Film Festival.  A woman-owned boxing gym with an all-female amateur boxing team are putting in their mouth guards and changing the face of boxing as they train to compete in the world's largest international boxing tournament. Full Story

Video Streaming: Nijhof vs. West!
December 28, 2006

(DEC 28) WBAN has just added the video streaming of the Stella Nijhof vs. Kaliesha West fight that took place on "The Riot" card, November 18th.  A special thanks to Jerry Hoffman of 12 Sports Production for allowing WBAN stream the bout.  Video Streaming #28

Other Boxing Results!
December 28, 2006

(DEC 28) On December 26th, in Grosseto, Italy, Emanuela Pantani TKO’d Jovana Neskovic in the second round of a six rounder.   Also, in Trinidad and Tobago, Light Middleweight Iva Weston  won a six-round unanimous decision over Mandilla Daniel.

Raika named  WBAN's January 2007 Fighter of the Month!
December 27, 2006

(DEC 27) WBAN would like to congratulate Emiko Raika of Japan, for being named, WBAN's first fighter of the month for 2007! This month Raika fought an exciting bout with Terri Blair winning ..Full Story

Ro will not be fighting Brown
December 26, 2006

(DEC 26) WBAN has received notice from the WIBA that Kara Ro will not be fighting on January 12, 2007, in Detroit, Michigan. She was to have fought Natalie Brown, 4-0-0 (3KO), in an eight round bout for the WIBA 130-lb. Intercontinental title. (update)

Team Davis makes open challenge
December 24, 2006

(DEC 24) WBAN has received an open challenge by Willie Edwards, who represents Janaya Davis in regards to fighting Dakota Stone. Edwards told WBAN, "Yvonne Reis has been stripped of the WBC female...Full Story

Rematch in the Making for Halmich?
December 23, 2006

(DEC 23) It looks like TV "Big Mouth" Stefan Raab, 40 years old,  has not had enough of Regina Halmich, and wants to have another television exhibition with the German Boxing star.  In an article this week, Raab talked about fighting Halmich again, which drove up the TV ratings with 7.35 viewers in 2001, when they first did an exhibition.   Raab walk away from the experience with a broken nose.  The two went five rounds.  Full Story

Setting the Record Straight
By Mary Ortega
December 22, 2006

(DEC 22) WBAN has received an open letter from Mary Ortega who is addressing rumors about her taking Steroids, and about her boxing suspension from Nevada. Full Story

Kuehne Added to WBAN!
December 21, 2006

(DEC 21) WBAN has just added Ramona Kuehne to the Boxer Profile Segment!  Kuehne, a talented boxer reigns out of Berlin, Germany.  She has a fascinating background, in not only boxing, but other sports, including... Biography

Salandy to fight Reis
source: Press Release
December 21, 2006

(DEC 21) WBAN has received a press release that Giselle Salandy will be fighting Yvonne Reis, at the end of February of 2007. On that same card,  Teresa Perrozzi will fight Scroller Carrington for the vacant WBA Middleweight Title. WBAN has also received another allegation from Mariem Brakache, that the "rematch clause" of her boxing contract with promoter Boxu Potts...Full Story

Ali to fight O'Neil in rematch?
ber 20, 2006

(DEC 20) WBAN has heard some strong rumors that Laila Ali was going to rematch with Gwendolyn O'Neil. Well, the "cat is out of the bag" so to speak, when on The Sweet Science Website have announced this upcoming fight...Full Story

Halmich's Opponent is named...
December 19, 2006

(DEC 19) On January 13, 2007, in Germany, Regina Halmich, of Germany will now be fighting Hungarian Reka Krempf, who is the current WIBF super flyweight champion.  Halmich was originally supposed to fight Mary Elizabeth Ortega.  Source: Universum

Oliveras to fight Lopez
December 18, 2006

(DEC 18) On December 22nd, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and promoted by Mario Margossian, Alejandra Oliveras will be fighting Andrea Lopez in a six-round bout. Main event: Maidana vs. Miguel Callist.

Behind The Scenes - Part I
December 18, 2006

(DEC 18) WBAN has added Video Streaming of tidbits and raw footage of short video clips of some of the past interviews, etc. that have been covered for WBAN. In Part 1, the following video streaming has been added! More

Seven Rounds That Show the Way...
By Bernie McCoy
December 18, 2006

I recently watched a tape of the remarkably good Ann Sophie Mathis/Myriam Lamare fight, from France, and I thought of a line a very smart woman once gave me about...Full Story

Moreno vs. Hill
December 17, 2006
Photos by Alan Messick

(DEC 17) WBAN has just posted a huge digital photo gallery #402, and Flash Photo Slideshow #59, of the six-rounder bout between Carina Moreno vs. Savanna Hill that took place in Lemoore, CA.

Open Challenge
By Melinda Cooper
December 17, 2006

Dear WBAN:  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a trash talker and I like to let my actions in the ring speak for itself, but enough is enough already...its time for all of the talk to stop and the action to start! This is slightly out-of-character for me, but I am frustrated and angry that women's boxing is going nowhere. And it's because a majority of the so-called women champions are pretending to be fighters. It's time for someone to call it like it is and tell them to put up..Full Story

Rakoczy vs. Freeman
December 16, 2006
Photos by Alan Messick

(DEC 16) WBAN has just posted a huge digital photo gallery #401, and Flash Photo Slideshow #58, of the Jessica Rakoczy vs. Tawnyah Freeman bout that took place in Lemoore, CA. Photographer Alan Messick covered this event for WBAN.
Raika Defeats Blair by Decision
December 16, 2006

(DEC 16) On December 14th, in Tokyo, Japan,  Emiko Raika, of Japan, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Terri Blair of the United States.  WBAN has not received any details as to the scoring or details of this bout.  Raika won the WIBA lightweight world title.  Full Story

Nava returns...
By Ewan Whyte
December 16, 2006

(DEC 16) When she climbs into the ring in Tijuana on Monday (18th) to face Claudia "Dinamita" Díaz, Jackie Nava will be seeking to redeem herself in the eyes of her supporters and rebuild the confidence shattered in May when she was..Full Story

Easy for Acuña
By Ewan Whyte
December 16, 2006

Having abandoned her quest for Ina Menzel's world title after only three rounds in April,  Maribel Santana presumably thought  robbing Marcela Acuña of hers would be easier. Like taking sweets from a baby, for example? Full Story

Christensen Wins by a Decision
December 15, 2006
By Torben L./Denmark
Flash Slideshow Gallery #57

(DEC 15) When Anita Christensen, 120¼,  was asked at the weigh in, what she knew about her opponent Eva Liskova, 119½, and she replied: "Nothing at all".  She knows a good deal more about her after their six round fight at Slagelse tonight.  Full Story

Rakoczy and Moreno
win by TKO

Photo by Alan Messick
December 15, 2006

(DEC 15) Last night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, Jessica Rakoczy, 132, defeated Tawnyah Freeman, 138, 1:17 seconds in first round by TKO and won the NABF lightweight title.  The referee ...Full Story

Maureen Shea: Green-eyed Angel Wields Fire..
by David Pambianchi
December 15, 2006

(DEC 15) Sugar and Spice aside, on December 14th, Maureen “Moe” Shea once again stepped into the Grand Ballroom to test her self-defense reflexes against Rocio Vazquez. Full Story

All-Women's Card in Japan!
December 14, 2006

(DEC 14) Tomorrow night in Tokyo, Japan, there will be an all-women's card held that will feature the following fights.  Japan's Emiko Raika, 133 ¾, will fight United States Terri Blair, 134, for the vacant WIBA Lightweight World Title; Rie Fujimoto, 110 ¾, vs. Kazumi Izaki..Full Story

Tonight: Two Women's bouts on Lemoore Card
Photos by Alan Messick
December 14, 2006

(DEC 14) Tonight at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, Jessica Rakoczy will fight Tawnyah Freeman for the NABF vacant lightweight title. Also, Carina Moreno will fight Savanna Hill in a six rounder. WBAN has Photographer Alan Messick covering this event. Full Story

Halmich to fight on January 13th
December 13, 2006

(DEC 13) The Universum website yesterday confirm the WBAN story about United States boxer,  Mary Elizabeth Ortega, who was scheduled to fight Regina Halmich of German, but the fight fell through due to Ortega's suspension by the Nevada Boxing Commission. Full Story

Chomaz Wins by TKO over Candal
By Torben L./Denmark
December 13, 2006

(DEC 13) Eurosport, which has been known to be very reluctant to show women's boxing, had a pleasant surprise for the viewers, on last night's transmission from Epernay France. They televised the super featherweight bout between Myriam Chomaz, of France vs. Leticia Candal, of Spain. Full Story

The Best and the Worst  - 2006 Yearly Awards
December 12, 2006

(DEC 12) It is that time of year when WBAN announces the 2006 Yearly Awards, that covers the best and the worst in the sport.  If you would like to give your input...More

Rakoczy to fight Freeman for NABF title
December 11, 2006

(DEC 11) On Dec. 14th at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, Jessica Rakoczy will fight Tawnyah Freeman for the NABF vacant lightweight title. Also, Carina Moreno will fight Savanna Hill in a six rounder. WBAN will have Alan Messick covering event.

Three Women's Bouts on Kenya Card
December 11, 2006

(DEC 11) On December 12th, in Nairobi, Kenya, and promoted by Osaga Promotions, Fatuma Zarika will fight Jubjaeng Sor Singsanay; Judy Waguthiii vs. Agnes Adonga; Everlyne Odero vs. Wangui Wamwere, pro debut.

Salandy Wins five world titles
December 10, 2006

(DEC 10) Last night boxing world record history was made in Trinidad and Tobago, when at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain, in Trinidad West Indies, Gizelle Salandy of Trinidad won five world title belts, that included the WBA... Full Story

Baby Doll Reid and Kaliesha West Clash...
December 9, 2006
Photo: Paul Hernandez

(DEC 9) EL MONTE, CALIF.-Kaliesha West and Elena “Baby Doll” Reid gave boxing fans a taste of world-class boxing, female style at Florentine Gardens in El Monte, California on Friday. West, the number seven-rated bantamweight eagerly..Full Story

Who will buy?..
By Ewan Whyte
December 9, 2006

(DEC 9) Fresh from her victory in last Saturday's "Duel of the Beautiful Women", WIBF featherweight champion Ina Menzer was out and about in Hamburg's Christmas market on St Nicholas's Day, selling bread to raise money for a children's..Full Story

Doesn't look like Ortega WILL be fighting Halmich
December 8, 2006

(DEC 8) This week WBAN had received a reliable insider scoop that Mary Elizabeth Ortega would be going to Germany to fight Regina Halmich in a 10-round title bout in January of 2007. We learned earlier today by another reliable source that Ortega was currently suspended by the Nevada Boxing Commission, for testing positive for a substance not allow in boxing.  Full Story

Tonight:  Warner to Fight Caples for Atomweight Title fight
December 8, 2006

(DEC 8) Tonight on the DeGuardia's Star Boxing card, in New York, New York's Suszannah "Destiny" Warner, 101, will take on former IFBA champion Yvonne Caples, 100,  for the first ever NABF Atomweight title fight.  Full Story

Nunez Retains UBC title
By Kevin Bello

(DEC 8) On Wednesday,  at the Municipal Gym of Sanm Estanilslao, in Paraguay,  UBC super flyweight champion Maria Jose "Panther" Nunez retained her title with an eight-round unanimous decision over Brazilian challenger Amalia MartìnezFull Story

Three Women's Bouts in Panama
December 8, 2006

(DEC 8) Last night at the Centro de Convenciones, in Panama City, Panama, there were three women’s bouts scheduled on the card.  In one bout, flyweight Carolina Alvarez, 111, of Venezuela, TKO’d Lorena Carrillo, 113, 1:40 seconds, in the first round of a scheduled eight round bout.  In another women’s bout on the card ...Full Story

Martin Wins over Hermann
Photo Gallery #400
December 7, 2006De

(DEC 7) On December 3rd,  at York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London, England, Shanee Martin, of Colchester, England won an eight-round decision over  Rebekka Hermann of Germany.  ©Photos by Bernard Miller

McCarter to fight Biggers
December 6, 2006

(DEC 6) On January 05, 2007 at The Orleans Casino and Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter, 21-12-5 (3 KOs), of Las Vegas,  will be fighting Donna Biggers, 18-3-1 (15 KO), of South Carolina,  for the WBA and GBU lightweight world Title.

Turton-Holm fight to air on webcast
Source: Press Release
December 6, 2006

(DEC 6) Beginning December 6, 2006, the Holly Holm vs. Tricia Turton 10-round world title bout will be shown on prize Fight Network.  Just go to prizefightnetwork.com and click on the Holm-Turton box.  Full Story

Marine Blues
By Ewan Whyte
December 5, 2006

An eight-fight unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday evening as "The Fighting Marine", 29-year-old Kasha Chamblin of Lafayette, Louisiana, hit the deck in the Estrel Convention Center, Berlin-Neukölln, and with it, her hopes of snatching the WIBF featherweight belt from the waist of the still undefeated Ina Menzer of Mönchengladbach. Chamblin was a worthy challenger – stylish...Full Story

Dunaway vs. Belinszky!
December 4, 2006

(DEC 4) WBAN has just posted a huge, unedited Photo Gallery #399 of over 300 photos of Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway and Krisztina "Baby"  Belinszky! Photographer JollyDee provided weigh-in photos, fight photos, the undercard,  and much more! 

Suszannah Warner: "Destiny" Knocks
By Bernie McCoy
December 4, 2006

(DEC 4) The hallway over the stone stairway leading up to Gleasons Gym was being painted last week and I would have bet some serious money that one of the ..Full Story

Davis Wins by Decision over Achieng
December 3, 2006

(DEC 3) Last night in Nairobi, Kenya,  Janaya Davis of the U.S.,  won an eighth round decision over Conjestina Achieng.  Valerie Mahfood was supposed to fight Achieng, but experienced some problems concerning this card.

Menzer Wins by eighth round TKO
December 3, 2006

(DEC 3) On Saturday, in Berlin, Germany, Lafayette¹s Kasha Chamblin suffered the first loss as a pro when she was TKO'd in the eighth round by Ina Menzer, the WIBF world featherweight champion.

Hensley Wins by TKO
December 3, 2006

(DEC 3) Last night at the Ameristar Casino,  in St. Charles, MO on a Rumble Time Promotions card, featherweight Ashlin "Hotshot" Hensley, 127, won her second pro bout, by way of TKO in the second round, in a scheduled four rounder over  Melinda "2 Cute" Woody, 127. 

Promoter Responds to Brakache's allegation
December 3, 2006

(DEC 3) On November 30th, Mariem Brakache wrote into WBAN about not her allegation that promoter Boxu Potts of Trinidad and Tobago has "Breached a contract." Link to article  Yesterday, we received a response from promoter Boxu Potts in regards to this contract. He told WBAN the following: Full Story

Mathis stops Lamare
By Ewan Whyte
December 3, 2006

"It's the fight of my life," said Ann-Sophie Mathis yesterday. "My career begins with this fight. I want to step out of the shadows." And step out of the shadows she did last night in the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, destroying her fellow countrywoman and arch-rival, the (previously) undefeated world champion, Myriam Lamare, in the seventh round of a fight that began with a stare-down "worthy", the commentator told us, "of Mike Tyson and… " Full Story

Fiorentino Wins Close Decision over Laracuente
by Dan Horgan - Ringside
December 2, 2006

Friday night at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, IWBF featherweight and lightweight champion Missy Fiorentino (15-1) won a close six round decision over six time world title challenger Belinda Laracuente (22-16-3).  The bout was a rematch of their 2005 fight in which Fiorentino won a lopsided unanimous decision.  Judges scores were 58-57, 58-56, and 59-55, all for Fiorentino.  WBAN scored the fight 57-57 even. Full Story

Andy Rivera -NewMexicoSportsNews.com
December 1, 2006
Photos by Tom Hernandez

Holly Holm became a three time World Champion Friday night as she captured the IFBA Jr. Middleweight to go along with her IBA Jr. Welterweight title and WBA Welterweight title with an almost complete shutout of Trica Turton. Holm captured the title by the scores of 100-90 twice and 99-91 on the final card. Holm was the bigger and quicker of the two and it showed as she was able to dominate the game Turton, who was just to small.  Full Story

WBAN's December 2006 Rankings!
December 1, 2006

(DEC 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN December 2006 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here
















































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