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DECEMBER 2007

The Serrano's are back!
December 31, 2007
 

(DEC 31) WBAN has received a latest update on Cindy Serrano and her sister, Amanda Serrano.  Team Serrano told WBAN, "Cindy Serrano is getting ready to fight tough and experienced Layla McCarter next week.  After a rough couple of months Cindy is back training hard.  Full Story

Video Streaming: Kina Malpartida vs. Ela Nunez!
Video - Malpartida vs. Nunez

December 31, 2007
 

(DEC 31) WBAN has just published the women’s bout featuring Kina Malpartida vs. Ela “Bam Bam” Nunez! A special thanks to Roy Englebrecht Promotions who gave WBAN...More

Ana Julaton: The Next "Phenom"?
By Bernie McCoy
December 31, 2007
 

(DEC 31) "Phenoms" (sports shorthand for "phenomenon") have been a part of boxing lore almost from the start. The first one, in my memory, was Coley Wallace, a heavyweight ..Full Story

Acuna to defend title
December 29, 2007
 

(DEC 29)  On Monday, 4th February, Marcela "La Tigresa" Acuña, of Argentina,  will defend her WBA super bantamweight title in the Hotel Conrad, Punta del Este (Uruguay) against ex-model Adriana Salles, of Brazil. Source: Ewan Whyte

Blair named WBAN's January 2008 Fighter of the Month! 
December 29, 2007
 

(DEC 29) WBAN is proud to announce that "Road Warrior" Terri Blair has been chosen as WBAN's January 2008 Fighter of the Month. Blair had an impressive win against Jill Emery on Dec. 6th, in California.

Galassi Wins by Decision
December 29, 2007
 

(DEC 29) Last night at the Palasport Villa Romiti, in Forli, Emilia Romagna, Italy, flyweight Simona Galassi, of Italy won a 10-round unanimous decision over Florea Lihet.  The two were fighting for the EBU Female flyweight title.

Rivas to fight Reyes on New Years Day
December 27, 2007
 

(DEC 27) To begin the new year, on January 1, 2008, at the Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, in Durango, Mexico, Jazmin "La Rusita" Rivas will be fighting Alicia Reyes in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.

WBAN Adds El-Halabi!
Dec
ember 25, 2007
 

(DEC 25) WBAN has just added a new rising star in the sport, Junior welterweight Rola El-Halabi, 5'6", of Ulm, Germany.  El-Halabi is currently 4-0, and has impressed boxing fans early in her career. To read about El-Halabi, go here. To read up on other boxers profiles, go here.

Galassi to finish off 2007 with bout against Lihet
Dec
ember 25, 2007
 

 (DEC 25) This Friday, on December 28, 2007, at the Palasport Villa Romiti, in Forli, Emilia Romagna, Italy, flyweight Simona Galassi, of Italy will be fighting Florea Lihet.  The event is promoted by Salvatore Cherchi.

Jeffries defended IFBA Title in South Korea
Dec
ember 24, 2007
 

(DEC 24) Last night in Eumsung, South Korea, Kelsey Jeffries successfully defended IFBA Featherweight title against Jun Yun Jung.  Jeffries defeated her by a 10-round unanimous decision. This was the eighth time Jeffries has defended this belt.

USA Boxing Updates
December 24, 2007
 

(DEC 24) The Oregon Association of  (USA Boxing -United States Amateur Boxing, Inc.) announces the following positions have been filled at the 2007 annual meeting held December 15th 2007 in Hillsboro,  Oregon. Presidency is now held by..Full Story

WBAN's Top Picks of Photos for 2007!
December 23, 2007

(DEC 23)  WBAN has just published some of the TOP photographs for the year from our featured photo galleries on the WBAN Records site. These photos were posted in 2007. Check out the photos!

You be The Judge...2007 yearly awards!
December 23, 2007
 

It is that time a year again for WBAN to name their picks of the year, which includes the Good, The Bad, and the NOT so good!  Please take a few moments to (Voting has ended)

Toro Wins by Points over McKenzie
December 23, 2007
 

(DEC 23) Last night in Beyne, Liege, Belgium, Lightweight Nathalie Toro, 139, of Belgium, won a six-rounder by points over Angel McKenzie, United Kingdom. Toro is now 20-1-0 (6KO), and McKenzie is 2-7-0 (0KO).

Delgado Wins by Decision
December 22, 2007
 

(DEC 22) On December 20, 2007,  at the Convention Center, in Pasadena, Texas, Texas, lightweight Crystal “Choo Choo” Delgado won a four-round unanimous decision over pro debuter Davin Crisi, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scorecards: 40-35.

WBAN’s "Wish List"
for 2008

By Sue TL Fox
December 22, 2007
 

(DEC 22) It is time to think about what would make Women’s Boxing “Hot” for the year 2008. This is only a “Wish List” and unfortunately reality is that many of these fights will never take place, and/or the boxers who were missing in action, just may not return to the sport---but anyone can have a wish list! First off, we would like to see some of the following fights...Full Story

Primer Round Magazine features Carina Moreno
By Mario Serrano
December 21, 2007
 

Primer Round Magazine ends 2007 with its traditional cover story dedicated to someone special in women’s boxing. This year we showcase pound 4 pound queen Carina “La Reina” Moreno (16-1). Having a break out year in 2007, Moreno captured WBC and NABF “Female Fighter of the Year” honors while going 5-0, with four title defenses. Coming from the small ..Full story

Star Boxing and Paradise Theater Announce 2008 Fights
Photo: Ronica Jeffrey
December 20, 2007
 

(DEC 20) The fists will be flying once again in New York as Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing kicks off the New Year with a bang with the 8th installment of the phenomenal boxing series "Punchin' at the Paradise" on Thursday, January 31st 7:30 p.m. at the Utopia Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, NY. Star Boxing has made a commitment to provide a high level of entertainment and excitement whenever they bring fights to the Paradise Theatre, and this year promises to be no exception.  Full Story

Women’s World Title Fight Headlines Boxing Card
December 20, 2007
 

MANSFIELD, Mass. (December 20, 2007) – A female world title match featuring two-time champion Melissa Fiorentino headlines “The Ultimate Showdown II” pro-am boxing show, presented by Peter Manfredo, Sr., in association with Bash For Cash, at the Mansfield SportsPlex in Mansfield..Full Story

Klinefelter's Opponent Weighs in over limit
December 20, 2007
 

(DEC 20)  Tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Emily Klinefelter of Iowa City, was supposed to make her pro debut.  Unfortunately, at yesterday's weigh-in, her opponent came in overweight, first weighing in at 141 and then 137 lbs.  The weight limit was contracted to fight ..Full Story

Davis to fight Nan for
WIBA Title

December 20, 2007
 

(DEC 20) On December 24, 2007, in Shanghai, China, Wang Ya Nan of China, will be fighting Janaya Davis , of the United States in a 10-round title bout. The two will be fighting for the WIBA 160-lb Middleweight World Title.

Latest Updates on the NABF
December 19, 2007
 

(DEC 19) WBAN has received a latest update on the NABF rankings, and changes they are making. Jill Diamond, who is on the WBC Championship Committee, and the NaBF Women's Division, Chair, told WBAN, that the NABF is eliminating the Atomweight Division. Suszannah Warner is now the Strawweight Title Holder.The Strawweight...Full Story

Perozzi Signs with Seconds to Go Boxing
Source: Press Release
December 17, 2007
 

(DEC 17) Seconds To Go Boxing is proud to announce the signing of Teresa Perozzi to a managerial contract. The Bermuda based fighter will fight for Seconds To Go,  in February of 2008, under the guidance of President George Cuozzo.  33-year old Perozzi is currently 6-2-1 (1 KOs) as a pro boxer, and ranked #8 with WBAN. Full Story

Dunaway to fight Gaines
December 17, 2007
 

(DEC 17) On January 11, 2008, at the Viking Hotel, in St. Louis, Missouri, world champion Hollie Dunaway, 20-6-0 (10 KOs),  will be fighting Sharon Gaines, 11-8-0 (3 KOs) in a 10-round title bout for the NABF Flyweight belt.  Photo: Courtesy photo by Team Dunaway.

Ragosina Wins Five Titles
December 16, 2007
 

(DEC 16) Last night at the Anhalt Arena, in  Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, super middleweight Natascha Ragosina won a 10-round unanimous decision over Akondaye Fountain. The two were fighting for the WIBF, WIBA, GBU, WBA, and the Interim WBC Super Middleweight title.

Surprise, surprise
By Ewan Whyte
December 16, 2007
 

(DEC 16) On Friday evening in Monterrey, Marlén "The Devourer" Montiel bit on something she couldn't chew: Ana "Dynamite" Zarazúa, who took only 20 seconds to knock her out. (Short fuse!) And while “La Devoradora" may..Full Story

McGee Wins by Decision
De
cember 15, 2007
 

(DEC 15) On Friday night at the Majestic Star Casino and Hotel in Gary, Indiana, Mary McGee, 140,  won a six-round unanimous decision over Leora Jackson, 144 ¾. This was a rematch for the two, with the first fight McGee winning by a majority decision.

Jeffries to defend IFBA title in South Korea
December 16, 2007
 

(DEC 16) On December 23, 2007, in South Korea, Kelsey Jeffries will step into the ring for her 50th professional fight. She will defend her IFBA Featherweight Title against Yun-Jung Jun. This will be Kelsey's seventh defense of this Title and her third defense this year.

Photo Gallery: Sanders vs. Rucker; Battle vs. Johnson
 
Photo Gallery #461- over 100 photos

December 15, 2007
 

 (DEC 15) We have posted two fights that took place on November 29, 2007 - Mary Jo Sanders vs. Veronica Rucker; and Elecia Battle vs. Johnson.  Photos: Dan Graschuck

Cindy Serrano To fight McCarter
December 15, 2007
 

(DEC 15) WBAN has been notified today by Layla McCarter's team that Cindy Serrano, of New York,  has stepped up to the challenge to fight tough veteran McCarter....Full Story

Kariya Wins by TKO
over Jordan

Photo and Story by
David Pambianchi
December 14, 2007
 

(DEC 14) Last night Noriko Kariya met Salina Jordan at the Roseland Ballroom for a schedule four-round Bantamweight bout.
Almost defenseless, gloves down and awkwardly punching from the waist, Salina Jordan somehow summoned the spirit to keep standing for the first two rounds under a heavy, unchecked left and right bombardment..Full Story

Video Streaming: Chamblin vs. Velez
December 14, 2007
 

(DEC 14)  WBAN has just posted the Video Streaming of the highlights of the Kasha Chamblin vs. Ada Velez fight that took place on November 24, 2007, in Louisiana.  J & P Photography covered that event for WBAN.

Weigh-in: Ragosina vs. Fountain
December 14, 2007
Flash Slideshow
 

(DEC 14) Today in Dessau,  Germany, the weigh-in was held for the Natascha Ragosina, vs. Akondaye Fountain bout that will take place tomorrow night in Germany.  Ragosina weighed in at 75.9kg;  Fountain, 74.3 kg.-both making weight.

Tonight: McGee vs. Jackson
December 14, 2007
 

(DEC 14) Tonight at the Majestic Star Casino and Hotel in Gary, Indiana, Mary McGee will fight Leora Jackson in a rematch.  The two weighed in at: McGee, 140 lbs., Jackson 144 ¾.   Limited tickets remain: $100 VIP, $$50 ringside and $30 general admission.

Taylor Wins Texaco Award
By Bernard O'Neill
December 13, 2007
 

 (DEC 13) Katie Taylor has won a Texaco sports award for 2007 it has been announced. It has been another incredible season for the 21 year old Bray woman who won her third..Full Story

Fountain "a real challenge"
Source:  Ewan Whyte
December 13, 2007
 

 (DEC 13) As though  it were not hazard enough to gamble the four world titles she already holds (those of the WIBF, WIBA, WBA and GBU) in hopes of a fifth  (the Interim WBC title-  Laila Ali currently holds the title)....Full Story with Photos

Photo Gallery: Barber vs. Morrison
December 13, 2007
 

(DEC 13) WBAN has just posted Photo Gallery #460 of the Jennifer Barber vs. DJ Morrison, that took place on December 1, 2007, at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington.  The fight only lasted a little over one minute, so the gallery is smaller than other galleries.

Press Conference Held for Holm-Brakache card
December 12, 2007
Photos: J.B. Gallegos 
 

(DEC 12)  Yesterday, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a press conference was held at the Isleta Casino & Resort, to announce the upcoming boxing event....Full Story with Photos

The Assassin-slayer
By Ewan Whyte
December 11, 2007
 

She entered the ring with a "little smile" for her inner circle – a "rictus of confidence" Thomas Simon of L'Est Républicain called it – "that contrasted starkly with the dour concentration of the French woman." There was a reason, too, for the confidence. "I'm a far better boxer than Mathis," Couch told This is Bristol last week. "She might have a big punch, but she's going to have to catch up with me if she wants to use it.  Full Story

Mrdjenovich/Olivo: Old Story, New Twist
By Bernie McCoy
December 10, 2007
 

It's an all too familiar scenario in the sport of Women's boxing, a fighter complaining about a hometown decision, questioning the capability of the ringside judges. This time it was Jelena Mrdjenovich, who had just fought to a ten round draw with Dominga Olivo for the WBC super featherweight championship, last Friday night at the Shaw Convention Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mrdjenovich, quite ...Full Story

Achieng Wins by close six-round decision
By Edward Sande
December 10, 2007
 

(DEC 10) On December 8, 2007, at the Nyayo Stadium, in Nairobi, Kenya, Former Commonwealth Welterweight champion Joshua 'Poison' Onyango won a 3rd round KO against Ugandan Billy 'the beast' Kizito to claim the vacant Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) welterweight title.  Joshua was fighting for the first time at home in five years. He is currently based in the United States....Full Story

Kentikian takes over Halmich's Belt
By Torben L. of Denmark
December 9, 2007
 

(DEC 9) A dream came through for 20 year old Susianna Kentikian at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, in her home town Hamburg Friday night. After 10 hard fought rounds, she defended her WBA Flyweight Belt and won the newly vacated WIBF Belt, that her great idol, Regina Halmich, held for over a decade..Full Story with Photos

Another "Warrior" in the Making?
December 8, 2007
 

(DEC 8) Last night at the Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Domingo Olivo,  of Monticello, New York, now 5-2-1 (0KO), fought Jelena Mrdjenovich of Edmonton, 21-2-1 (11KO), to a 10-round draw. Mrdjenovich...Full Story

Rematch: Martin-Winter
Photos and Story by  Bernard Miller
Photo Gallery #459

December 6, 2007
 

(DEC 6) Saturday's flyweight rematch between British dynamos Shanee Martin and Juliette Winter ended in a controversial draw.  The willowy Winter came...Full Story

Quick Results in Lemoore
December 7, 2007
 

(DEC 7) Last night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, strawweight Carina Moreno, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Suszannah Warner in their rematch. Moreno successfully defended her...Full Story

Susi Kentikian vs Nadia Hockmi - The Rematch
By Torben L. of Denmark
December 6, 2007
 

(DEC 6) The 5th ProSieben Fightnight this year will take place in Hamburg on Friday 7th December and will feature a rematch between Susi Kentikian vs Nadia Hockmi. The two first met on 25th May in Cologne which ended in a split decision in favour of Kentikian. That fight was for the WBA Flyweight title, which is also at stake for Friday's encounter as well as the now vacant WIBF title, which newly retired Regina ...Full Story

El-Halabi Wins by Decision
December 5, 2007
 

(DEC 5) Last night in front of 1200 boxing fans, at the Freizeit Arena, Soelden, in Austria, 22-year old Rola El-Halabi, 136¾, of Germany, won a four-round unanimous decision over Borislava Garanova, 141¾, of Bulgaria.  Photo:  Mr. Andrea Reiner

Moreno vs. Warner to Rematch 
December 5, 2007
 

(DEC 5) On Thursday, in Lemoore, California,  Carina Moreno, of Watsonville, California, will defend her WBC strawweight belt against Suzannah Warner,  New York. This will be a rematch for the two, with Moreno who originally defeated Warner by a unanimous decision earlier this year.

Ortega and Mohs fight to Majority Draw
December 4, 2007
 

(DEC 4) On Saturday, at the Beaumont Club, in Kansas City, Missouri, Jessica Mohs, 123, and Mary Elizabeth Ortega fought in a four-rounder that ended in a majority decision.  Final judges scores: 38-38, 38-38, and 37-38.

Laracuente Ripped in Africa?
December 3, 2007
©Photo: Mary Ann Owen
 

(DEC 3) On December 1, 2007, at the Lusaka’s Woodlands Stadium, in Lusaka Zambia, Belinda Laracuente lost a controversial split decision against Africa’s Esther Phiri. The two fought for the GBU super featherweight title. In the Lusaka Times they reported that Phiri had “retained” her GBU title, but “few many agree that the verdict was fair as America’s Belinda Laracuente was a trifle better and could..Full Story

Barber Wins by TKO over Morrison
Photo and Story by
Mike Blair of
Boxingprospects.net
December 2, 2007
 

Jennifer Barber (4-0 2KOs) showed her discipline and ability to box in dispensing of DJ Morrison (0-4) in the semi main event at the Emerald Queen Casino Saturday night. Morrison charged across the ring at the opening bell, swinging wild and wide. It appeared that Morrison figured her only chance to win was to catch Barber early. That is where Barber... Full Story

Suárez makes it four in five
By Ewan Whyte
December 2, 2007
 

(DEC 2) Ogleydis Suárez of Venezuela improved to 4-0-1 (4 TKOs) last night when she stopped Lorena Carrillo of Colombia on the La Saga Continua bill in the Roberto Duran Gymnasium, Panama City.  Jorge Olmos reports that "the end came 1 min 28 seconds into the third round, when the referee was forced to bring the proceedings to a close in view of...Full Story

Mooney Wins WBE Title
December 2, 2007
 

(DEC 2) Last night at the SEFCU Arena, Albany, New York, Elizabeth Mooney, 144, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Bonnie Mann, 144. The two were fighting for the vacant WBE welterweight title. Final judges scores: 100-89, 100-89, and 99-89.

Graf Wins by Decision
By Torben L. of Denmark
December 1, 2007
 

(DEC 1) Alesia Graf's last appearance in the ring was on 15th September in Rostock against Zulina Munoz of Mexico. Friday night in Karlsruhe, GBU champion Graf faced another Mexican, Esmeralda Moreno (8-2-0), in a 10 round title fight. Graf vs. Munoz was fast and action packed, and those who hoped for the same.....Full Story with Photos

Quick Results: Stone vs. Salandy
December 1, 2007
 

(DEC 1) Last night at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago, Giselle Salandy, 150,  won by a decision over Dakota Stone, 151,  for the WBA, WBC, and WIBA junior middleweight titles.  More to follow!

Halmich Ends Boxing Career with Win
By Torben L. of Denmark
December 1, 2007
 

A most remarkable and unique boxing career came to an end in Karlsruhe Friday night.  Such a headline for a boxer going into retirement is usually synonymous with a decisive loss, but Regina Halmich is no usual boxer. She was determined to end her career as world champion, and a loss would have meant a return to the ring for her. Full Story with Photos

Photo Galleries: Velez vs. Chamblin / Reis vs. Mahfood
December 1, 2007
 

(DEC 1) WBAN has just published Photo Galleries #457 &  #458 of the Ada Velez vs. Kasha Chamblin title bout, and the Valerie Mahfood vs. Yvonne Reis bout. Photos by J & P Photography   Login to Galleries

Barber - Morrison tonight at the EQC...
Photo & Story by Mike Blair
December 1, 2007
 

(DEC 1) Daverne Morrison of Billings, Montana will face Jennifer Barber of Van Nuys, California in a 6 round Super Featherweight Semi Main event at the Emerald Queen Casino in..Full Story

WBAN's December 2007 Rankings!
December 1, 2007
 

(DEC 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN December 2007 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

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