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WBAN Yearly Awards: The Best and the Worst of 2009!
December 31, 2009

(DEC 31) Another year has gone by and it is time to have the "hot" picks and "not" picks for the year 2009! There were definitely the GOOD, the BAD, and the NOT so good this year in women's boxing! 2009 Awards

Kayoko Ebata Wins by TKO
Photos: Samart
December 29, 2009

(DEC 29) Last night at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan,
Kayoko Ebata,107¾, the WBC Strawweight International Champion, won a third round TKO over Hee-Jung Lim, 107, from South Korea. The bout was scheduled for four rounds.  Photos of bout

Results: Cruz Wins by Decision
December 27, 2009

(DEC 27) Last night in Denver, Colorado, in front of a sell out crowd, in a night of action-packed fights, headliner rising star " pretty girl " Brittany Cruz won a six-round unanimous decision over Clare de La Torres.  On card included MMA bouts.

Christmas For Alexis
Photos and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
December 25, 2009

(DECEMBER 25, 2009 - CHRISTMAS) It was a hard year for 11 year old Alexis. She battled to overcome a lot of family hardships, school, weathering grandma's illness and getting to her boxing. Working hard to find her place in this world she struggled with anger issues and had been working them out through her boxing program. ...Full Story

History Channel: Strange Rituals -Episode: Warrior Women
December 24, 2009

(DEC 24) We live in a man's world...or do we? Three thousand years ago, the story of Amazon warriors spread among ancient Greeks.Link to Story-Video timel

WBC CARES Christmas Event -by Mario Serrano 
December 23, 2009

(DEC 23) Women's boxing champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno, received a special award from the WBC at their WBC Cares Christmas Toy Drive event ,which took place this past Sunday in Los Angeles.Full Story

Photos: Gerula vs. Chomaz
December 21, 2009

(DEC 21) WBAN has just posted a Photo Gallery #520 of Olivia Gerula vs. Myriam Chomaz.  The two fought in Paris, France. Gerula of Canada, let her skills do the "talking"  in this match and defeated France's hometowner. Mary Ann Owen was ringside with Gerula in France. 

Kuroki Stops Berezowski by TKO
December 21, 2009

(DEC 21) On Saturday night at the Kyuden Gym, in Fukuoka, Japan, Yuko Kuroki, 103¾, won a second round TKO over Amy Berezowski, 103¾, from Canada.  The bout was scheduled for four rounds. Yuko Kuroki is now 2-2-0, and Amy Berezowski 1-3-1. Photo: Samart

Wang Wins by Unanimous Decision
December 20, 2009

(DEC 20) Tonight (Time Zone in Australia), at the Town Hall, in Victoria, Australia, middleweight Ya-Nan "China Girl"  Wang, 155¾,of China, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Charity Mukami, 157¼, of Kenya, Nairobi.  The two fought for the WBC (Wang was..Full Details

McCarter to Fight in New Zealand after New Year
December 19, 2009

(DEC 19) On March 27, 2009, in Auckland, New Zealand, Layla McCarter, will be fighting on the mainliner of  Friday Ahunanya vs. David Tua. No opponent has been named and she will be fighting an 8-10 rounder. Televised on PPV.

Weigh-in: Ragosina vs. London
December 18, 2009

(DEC 18) The weigh-in was held today for the boxing event that will take place in Russia tomorrow.  Pamela London is fighting, coming in heavier than Natascha Ragosina for the WIBF heavyweight title. Ragosina weighed 78 kg at the official weigh-in ceremony in Yekaterinburg, with London coming in at107,5 kg. Full Story with Photos

Gerula Wins by a Decision
Photos/Story by
Mary Ann Owen
December 18, 2009

(DEC 18) Last night in Paris, France, Olivia "The Predator" Gerula, 127, won a 10-round majority decision against WBC Interim Champion Myriam Chomaz, 129,k to unify the WBC super feather weight title.  Full Story

Boxer Nominee for Sportswomen of the year Award in Colorado
By Stephen Blea
December 17, 2009

(DEC 17)  Kyla Barraza, has just recently been nominated as a candidate for the Sportswomen of the Year in Colorado. Barraza, age 15.   Barraza just recently won her second State Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament Title and will be competing at the Regional Silver Gloves in Norwalk, California on Jan.7 thru 10th 2010. Full Story

Gerula vs. Chomaz in France!
December 16, 2009

Tomorrow night in Paris, France, WBC Super Featherweight Champion Olivia "The Predator" Gerula will meet up with France's interim WBC Champion Myriam Chomaz in a ten-round Championship bout for the WBC Title. This fight is on the undercard. The weigh-in was held today,  Gerula weighed 127, and Chomaz 129. Photos at weigh-in by Mary Ann Owen

Press Conference in Russia
December 16, 2009

(DEC 16) Multi-world champion Natascha Ragosina of Germany,  and Pamela London gave their statements for the upcoming WIBF heavyweight title fight at a press conference on Tuesday in Yekaterinburg. On Saturday, Ragosina will again....Full Story with Photos

Photo/Video Gallery - New Mexico I
December 16, 2009

(DEC 16) WBAN has just posted Part I of the video streaming of the weigh-in that took place on December 3, 2009, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Photo/Video Gallery #519, also has a Flash Photo Slideshow of fight photos, behind the scenes and more! 

Latest Update on Chevelle Hallback
December 13, 2009

(DEC 14) Queensbury, New York – TheDailySports.com Boxing Promotions has announced the signing of multi-world champion Chevelle Hallback to an Advisor’s contract today.  Hallback won the vacant IFBA World Lightweight Title in her last fight on June 13, 2008, when she and Jeannine Garside fought in a battle for the ages in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [WBAN note: Hallback also won the history-making WBAN independent lightweight world title belt on that same card].  Full Story

Ado in Albuquerque
by Bernie McCoy
December 14, 2009

(DEC 14) "If I got a chance to do it over, I'd change one thing, and one thing only: I'd go to Holly, personally, and ask her, fighter to fighter, for a rewrap. She's the only one I respect and I really think she would have done it. She wanted to fight and so did I." This is Melissa Hernandez, last Thursday, sitting in Gleasons Gym, with Belinda Laracuente..Full Story

Boxing Action In Japan
Photos by Samart
December 14, 2009

(DEC 14) On December 9, 2009, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan,Mari Inamoto, 113¾, now 2-1-0, won by a four round unanimous decision over Noriko Ishikawa, 113¾, 4-1-1(1KO).  Ishikawa down once in round two.  Final judges scores were 36-39, 37-39, 37-38.    Full Story

Chamblin Did the Right Thing
Photo/Story by
Lori Steinhorst
December 14, 2009

(DEC 14) When Kasha Chamblin arrived in Rancho Mirage, California, for her fight with Kaliesha West she was prepared. She had worked with one of women boxings' 'best, Dierdre Gogarty and felt her skills and preparation...Full Story

Tonight: West vs. Chamblin (Canceled)
Photo/Story by Lori Steinhorst
December 12, 2009

(DEC 12)
Yesterday at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Ranch Mirage, California, Kaliesha West weighed in at 119 lbs., and Kasha Chamblin weighed in at 120 lb. On hand to show their support for the women's bout...Full Story

Behind the Scenes in New Mexico - Part III
By Sue TL Fox
December 11, 2009
Part I  Part II

(DEC 11) On December 4th, the day of the boxing event was the crescendo of what should have been a very solid and exciting boxing card featuring some very skilled and top-ranked boxers in the sport.  Reflecting on the time that I had spent in Albuquerque, I had visited many of the people who are in the boxing community, reconnected with others I had not seen in a long time, and met many of the women boxers that I had never met in person.   Full Story

Press Conference:
West vs. Chamblin

Photos and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
December 9, 2009

(DEC 9) Today at noon The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Ca held the press conference for the upcoming fight between Timothy Bradley and Lamont Peterson for the WBO Jr. Welterweight Championship. The fight, a Gary Shaw Production along with Thompson Boxing Promotions, is scheduled for Saturday night on Showtime.   Full Story

Behind the Scenes In New Mexico - Part II
By Sue TL Fox
ember 9, 2009
Part I - New Mexico

Part II - New Mexico

(DEC 9) My continuing Behind the Scenes in New Mexico....The following morning I met up with Amy Greene and lo' and behold it was snowing! I was told it was 12 degrees outside, and had no...Part II - New Mexico

Latest Update: Ruiz vs. Salazar
December 9, 2009

(DEC 9) WBAN has been notified that the Christina Ruiz vs. Celina Salazar bout has been postponed until December 17th.  We are told that tickets sold for the Dec. 5th will be honored.  Source/Photo: Esteban Erik Stipnieks

Behind the Scenes In New Mexico - Part I
By Sue TL Fox
December 8, 2009

(DEC 8) When I found out that Melissa Hernandez, a boxer known early in the game as a tough young fighter who fought even Kelsey Jeffries, with only a few pro fights on her record, and yet had a draw with Jeffries, was fighting Holly Holm, I was thrilled.  In fact, I proposed a WBAN Independent Belt to go on this fight between Holm and Hernandez. WBAN uses a completely independent board to determine if a fight can go or not on a belt, in fact they have only approved three fights in the whole time that we have had the belt available.   Full Story

Photos: Two Women's Bouts
December 8, 2009

(DEC 8)  WBAN has just posted two Huge Photo Galleries #517 & #518, with over 100 photos of the Ana Julaton vs. Donna Biggers WBO World Title bout and the Melissa McMorrow vs. Gloria Salas bout!  Bob Silverman provided ringside coverage for WBAN!  Sign-In

Holm-Hernandez Aftermath
December  7, 2009
Report by Chris Cozzone
After a weekend of endless commentary on the Web, talk of suspensions and frame-ups, handwraps, extortion and violations made by, both, fighters and commission, new information sheds light on Friday night’s fiasco at the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque.  Full Story
Contest: Free Drawing For Boxing Memorabilia Give-Away!
December 7, 2009

 (DEC 7)  Lori Steinhorst of Bad Girls Boxing is running a FREE GIVE-AWAY CONTEST for Boxing memorabilia! The following memorabilia will go to the winner(s) of the drawing.  Contest ends on December 12, 2009. ..TO ENTER

WBC Press Release
by Ed Pearson
December 7, 2009

(DEC 7) The World Boxing Council was shocked to learn that the mandatory elimination bout in New Mexico on December 4th, between Holly Holm and Melissa Hernandez, both of the United States, did not happen due to the insistence on the part of Hernandez not to participate in the...Full Story

Hernandez backs out of fight with Holm
December 7, 2009

(DEC 7) ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The fight that was dubbed "Bad Blood" from the get go, turned into an odd spectacle when the challenger's blood turned cold and she bolted. Promoters scrambled and snatched up an audience member Story with KRQE television Footage.

Larcinese Shines with Unanimous Decision Victory Over Dulin!
By Rick McLean
Photo: Durell Wambolt
December 7, 2009

(DEC 7)  On Saturday night,  at Casino Montreal in Montreal, Canada, local favourite Lucia Larcinese (3-4) defeated Connecticut, native Karen Dulin (1-3, 1 KO) by a 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55 unanimous decision in a six-round super featherweight contest.  Full Story

Report: Holm-Hernandez-Cisneros -Ringside by Chris Cozzone & Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Chris Cozzone
December 5, 2009

(DEC 5) It was 6:30 p.m. – a half-hour before first bell – when Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez blew into Isleta Casino & Resort....Full Story

Hernandez faces indefinite suspension - By Chris Cozzone /New Mexico Boxing
December 5, 2009

 (DEC 5) Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez is likely to face indefinite suspension, officials said following her actions Saturday night after pulling out last minute against Holly...Full Story

Tonight:  Malpartida vs. Scraggs
Photos/story by Lori Steinhorst
December 5, 2009

(DEC 05) There is no doubt that both Kina Malpartida and Lyndsey Scragg believe that they will taste victory in their upcoming battle tonight at the Citizen's Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Both women are brimming with confidence and appear to be well prepared mentally....Full Story

Cisneros Puts on Tremendous Performance with a Last Minute Notice!
December 5, 3009
By Sue TL Fox, Ringside
Photo: Chris Cozzone

(DEC 5) What could have been a total disaster for the “Bad Blood” boxing card that was held last night at the Isleta Casino and Resort, a warrior (and I mean that literally), Victoria Cisneros stepped in and fought a 10-round bout against Holly Holm. Little did Cisneros know that when she went to the casino dressed in regular attire...Full Story

Tonight: Julaton to fight Biggers
December 4, 2009
Photos: Alfredo Perez

(DEC 4) Tonight at the HP Pavillion, in San Jose, California, Ana Julaton, will fight for a new title against Donna Biggers.  The two will be fighting a 10-rounder for a WBO super..Full Story


Team West Training Camp Notes
December 4, 2009f

(DEC 4) Just eight days away before her scheduled bout on the under card of the Timothy Bradley-Lamont Peterson light welterweight title bout, K "Wild Wild" West (11-1-0, 2 KO's) has been preparing herself both physically and mentally for her clash with the hard hitting Kasha Chamblin...Full Story

Ragosina to fight for heavyweight world Title
December 3, 2009
Source/Press Release

(DEC 3)On December 19, 2009, Natascha Ragosina, will be boxing for the first time in her homeland and the fight will be in a new weight division – the unbeaten top ranked boxer as a super middleweight will be fighting as a heavyweight...Full Story

More Boxing Action in Japan
December 3, 2009

(DEC 3) Last night at the Korakuen-Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, junioe flyweight Nanako Kikuchi won by a ninth round TKO over Yani Kokietgym, and super flyweight Naoko Yamaguchi won by KO in the second round over Ohnnach Kokietgym. More to come
Photo/results by Samart

Olivia Gerula to fight Myriam Chomaz
Text/photo by
Mary Ann Owen
December 1, 2009

(DEC 1) On December 17, 2009, in Paris, France, WBC Super Featherweight Champion Olivia "The Predator" Gerula will meet up with France's interim WBC Champion Myriam Chomaz in a ten-round Championship bout for the WBC Title.  Full Story







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