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DECEMBER 2012

Cool News about Coca Cola Contribution for the Promotion of Women's boxing!
Copyrights: Mayo Sports
Press Release
December 29, 2012

(DEC 29) The awarding of a grant of €10,000 to Ballina Boxing Club by the Coca Cola Thank You Fund for the promotion of ladies boxing has been welcomed by Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Deputy Michelle Mulherin. Deputy Mulherin said the funding would help the club widen its appeal to women boxers and would also be opening a fitness and training centre on Mercy Road, Ballina, in September.  Full Story

How did WBAN's  "Wish List" For Fights Do in 2012!
By Sue TL Fox

(DEC 26) Last year at about this time, WBAN asked the boxing fans to SEND IN THEIR TOP PICKS for boxing matches they would like to see take place in 2012. We did an update on that "2012 Wish List" for Fights they wanted to see.  Unfortunately, it did not appear that many of those fights took place----although we have seen many great female bouts this year in the sport. Full results on update

Katie Taylor crowned Ireland's 'Sportswoman of the Year' 2012
by Michael O'Neill
December 24, 2012

(DEC  24) Katie Taylor has been crowned The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Year 2012’ for her exceptional sporting achievements throughout the year. Taylor was presented with her award by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at an awards ceremony in Dublin. Following an outstanding year for Irish women in sport, Taylor was among 12 sports stars nominated for the 2012 title. One of Ireland’s most renowned and respected Irish Olympic athletes, Maeve Kyle was also awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her valued contribution to the world of Athletics...Full Story



To "Tweet" or Not to "Tweet"
by Sue TL Fox
December 23, 2012

(DEC 23) After hearing about some issues that have come to WBAN's attention concerning the social network "Twitter"----WBAN decided to put out a few helpful tips, suggestions and examples of "tweets" that have backfired.  Some of the problems at times with Twitter is that it can allow one to blurt out things to the whole world that can be regretted after it is posted.  epending on the severity of the comments by the "Tweets", it can also have negative consequences or reactions from others for such blunders. If you think that "Twitter" cannot come back to "bite" you....check out the following  Full Story

Fighting For the Bigger Picture
by Ava Knight
December 22, 2012

(DEC  22) Women’s Boxing has come a long way, from fighting for passbooks, to fighting for respect, money, and recognition. Respect has been a long time need from fans, matchmakers, promoters. We have been fighting many other opponents other than the ones across the ring for decades...Full Story

Holm Accepts Challenge from Braekhus in potential mega fight in women's boxing
source/PR
December 21, 2012

(DEC  21) WBAN has received a press release in regards to Holly Holm accepting a public challenge by Cecelia Braekhus.  The release stated the following:  "Negotiations are about to begin for arguably the most anticipated match-up in women's professional boxing history between 14-time, three-division world champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (32-2-3, 9 KOs) and undefeated Cecilia "First Lady" Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs), considered by most to be the top two female pound-for-pound boxers in the world, for July in Las Vegas." Full Story

Torres Gives Birth to Baby and receives a gift of a WBC belt for her newborn!
Source: WBC
December 19, 2012

(DEC 19) WBAN was notified via a press release from the WBC that Ana Maria Torres (WBC Emeritus and Diamond champion) gave birth this on December 17th. The baby boy's name is Cristobal Mora Ramirez, with a new found nickname of "Guerreito" (little Warrior). Torres was given a gift of a WBC for her newborn by Don Jose Sulaiman...Full Story

Boxing: More awards for Katie Taylor as she sets out on the 'Road to Rio'
By Michael O’Neill
December 19, 2012

(DEC 19) Katie Taylor winning Olympic gold in the ExCeL Arena has been voted Ireland’s most iconic sporting moment of 2012 by a massive 75% of Irish people, according to Pembroke Communications’ 2012 Sports Sentiment Index (SSI). The SSI is a comprehensive 1,000 person nationally representative survey that examines the attitudes of Irish people towards sport, their sporting heroes, participation levels, the impact of sport on the Irish psyche and the contribution sport is making to local communities....Full Story


WBF Champions Retains Titles In France & South Korea

December 18, 2012
Photo: Courtesy/WBF

(DEC 18) Two World Boxing Federation Champions successfully defended their titles on Saturday, December 15, as International Welterweight titlist Loic Foure won a unanimous decision over Kobe Vandekerkhove in France, and Women’s World Light Flyweight ruler Ju Hee Kim scored a TKO over Ploynapa Sakrungrueng in Seoul, South Korea. ...WBF Press Release

Full Video:  Mariana Juarez vs. Tenkai Tsunami
December 18, 2012

(DEC 18) WBAN has just posted the full video of the bout that was a mainliner on a card that took place on December 15th,  in Guadalajara, Mexico, between super flyweight Mariana "Barbie" Juarez vs. Tenkai Tsunami in a 10-rounder.  Juarez won by a unanimous decision. Video

Mariana Juarez vs. Tenkai Tsunami Headline Card on FOX Deportes
Source/Press Release
December 14, 2012

(DEC 14) Mexican female boxing star Mariana "Barbie" Juarez and Japan's Tenkai Tsunami, will take center stage at the Arena Coliseo in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on Saturday, December 15 for a clash of former world champions to be featured on FOX Deportes in the United States.  In addition, Bruno "Tiburon" Sandoval faces a tough task in his 12 round WBC USNBC title defense against Alberto "La Mosca" Martinez.....Full Story

Perez Wins by a decision
December 14, 2012

(DEC 14) On Wednesday night at the Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sabrina Maribe Perez, 116¾, of Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires, Argentina won the WBA Interim Bantamweight title after she won a 10-round unanimous decision over  holder after winning a unanimous decision over Stefany Bizquiazo, 113¾, of  Canelones, Uruguay.

Korean actress Si-Young Lee became the runner-up in the Korea National Championships
by Samart
December 13, 2012

(DEC 13) Si-Young Lee has been fighting in the amateurs for quite a while and has won several boxing matches including the Seoul Boxing Championships and Korea Amateur Boxing Federation tournaments.  This week, Lee has entered at the -48kg division of the Korea National Championships in..Full Story

Casto to fight Kirk in amateur bout
December 12, 2012

(DEC 12) On December 22, 2012, amateur female boxer Savana Casto of  Ravenswood High and the Dawg House Gym will fight for her third Hometown Heroes Boxing Championship belt in three different weight classes when she meets Destinee Kirk on the Elk River Rumble card at the Old Clendenin High School, Clendenin, in West Virginia.

Latest Update on Yvonne Caples!
December 11, 2012

(DEC 11) WBAN got an opportunity to talk with retired world champion Yvonne Caples of the United States who fought from 1999 to 2006. Caples is currently in Germany and she told WBAN the following: "In June I made the move to the east coast specifically Raleigh, North Carolina. Just as I was beginning to get settled in Raleigh, my husband who works for a German engineering firm was asked to go to Germany for 6 months in October. ..Full Story

Braekhus Calls Out Holly Holm Officially on YouTube
December 8, 2012

(DEC 8) Cecilia Braekhus stands in a ring and officially calls out Holly Holm. Cecelia talks about her win over Anna Sophie Mathis, and shows footage of Holm's loss by KO by Mathis, but what you DON'T see is footage of Holm's WIN over Mathis in a rematch.  For boxing fans who want to see this entertaining video, go here

Tonight: Heather Hardy to fight Ivana Coleman
December 8, 2012

(DEC 8) Tonight at the Resorts World Casino, in Queens, New York, Heather Hardy, of Brooklyn, New York, will be facing Ivana Coleman, of Slidell, Louisiana, in a four-rounder. At the scales yesterday: Hardy weighed in at 122, and Coleman, 123.5. In additions, there are seven male bouts on the card.

Quick Results: Holm wins by Decision; McGee Wins by TKO
December 8, 2012

(DEC 8) Last night at the Route 66 Casino/Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly Holm won a 10-round unanimous decision over Diana Prazak for the IBA/WBF Junior Welterweight belt.  Final score was 100-90.  Also, Mary McGee won a fourth round TKO over Victoria Cisneros, in a scheduled six rounder.

Katie Taylor appointed as new A.I.B.A. Women's Boxing Ambassador
by Michael O'Neill
December 8, 2012

(DEC 8) Ireland’s Olympic 60kg Gold medallist Katie Taylor has been handed a new Ambassadorial role by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). This nomination was announced by AIBA President, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu at the 2012 AIBA Annual Awards Ceremony held in Yerevan on Friday evening where the four times World Lightweight (60kg) champion received her third ‘Best AIBA Elite Woman Boxer of the Year’ trophy.....Full Story

Maria Bastasin Wins by a Split Decision over Badry
December 8, 2012

(DEC 8) Last night at the Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Maria Bastasin, 135,  now 1-1-0, won her first pro fight when she defeated Brandy Badry,134, of Edmonton, Canada, by a four-round split decision.  The final judges scores were 39-37, 39-37, and 37-39.
Photo: Brandy Badry

Katie Taylor and Oleksandr Usyk take 'AIBA Boxer of the Year' awards in Yerevan
By Michael O'Neill
December 7, 2012
Photo: ©AIBA

(DEC 7)  Ireland's 60 kg Olympic Gold medallist,Katie Taylor was this evening presented with the 2012 AIBA Female Boxer of the Year trophy at the Association's Annual Awards Ceremony in Yerevan,Armenia. The event followed on from the finals of the 2012 AIBA World Youth Championships. Male Boxer of the Year title went to Oleksandr Usyk from the Ukraine....Full Story

Latest Update on Hungarian Retired World Champion Krisztina "Baby" Belinszky
December 7, 2012

(DEC 7)  WBAN received a nice update on Krisztina "Baby" Belinszky of Hungary who fought from 1999 to 2011!  She is a retired world champion winning the WIBF/GBU title when she was active as a pro boxer.   The latest News on Krisztina...The president of the....Full Story

Tonight:  Pucek Headlines the "Femme Fatale" Boxing card
December 7, 2012

(DEC 7) Another boxing card featuring two female bouts will have as the headliner, Sarah Pucek vs. Lucia Larcinese.  These two will fight 10 rounds for a Canada title.  On the undercard, in another female bout,  Jaime Ward will face Alisah McPhee, in a scheduled lightweight six-rounder.

Tonight:  Holm vs. Prazak; and Victoria Cisneros to fight Mary McGee!
December 7, 2012

(DEC 7) Tonight at the Route 66 Casino/Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, there will be two female bouts on the card.  Mainliner will feature Holly Holm vs. Diane Prazak for the IBA/WBF Jr. welter titles; and Victoria Cisneros will face Mary McGee in an eight rounder!  

Indian Boxing stars suffer second shock as IOC and AIBA suspend Indian sporting associations
by Michael O'Neill
December 6, 2012
Photo: Generic

(DEC 6) India’s boxers including Olympic flyweight bronze medallist Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte (better known as Mery Kom) are tonight reeling from a second ‘knock-out blow’ in 24 hours as the amateur sport’s Governing body, the A.I.B.A (International Boxing Association) meeting in Yerevan today imposed an immediate ‘provisional suspension’ of the I.B.F (Indian Boxing Federation). Thursday’s decision taken by the AIBA’s Executive Committee in the Armenian capital means that no Indian pugilist can participate in any AIBA events or indeed any AIBA Boxing event....Full Story

Latest Update on Cathy Brown from London!
December 6, 2012

(DEC 6) This week on the London Real podcast, Cathy "The Bitch" Brown, the first-ever female British Boxing champion, will drop in to talk about her boxing career, about women's boxing popularity aboard rather than the UK, why she enjoys MMA, and much more! Cathy, retired from professional boxing, is now a sports performance coach, sports therapist, broadcaster and a photographer.

Exciting News for Holm:  Holly Holm to be featured in Documentary
Source/Press Release
December 6, 2012
Photo: Jose Leon Castillo

(DEC 6) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Veteran boxing promoter Lenny Fresquez has announced that Lerner Film is shooting a documentary about 12-time, three division world champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs).
Director Arnie Lerner will have a film crew working tomorrow night's Fresquez Productions-presented "Fire And Ice" show, featuring Holm versus WIBA super featherweight champion Diana Prazak (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event fighting for the IBA and WBF light welterweight titles, at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque...Full story

December 2012 WBAN World Rankings!
December 5, 2012

(DEC 5)  Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN December 2012 world independent and computerized rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Videos at WBC Convention in Mexico
December 4, 2012

(DEC 4)  WBAN has just posted a couple of interesting videos of footage shot at the WBC Convention that is taking place right now in Cancun, Mexico.  In one of the videos they are paying homage to Muhammad Ali, and a second video with world champion Vitali Klitschko taking center stage, etc....Videos

Fight Report: Moreno vs. Kentikian
by Yvonne Caples
December 3, 2012

(DEC 3) It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I fought Regina Halmich in Germany and when my husband got the opportunity to come to Germany to work, I was excited about checking out the boxing scene here where women fighters are treated like queens.  I remember I was in awe of what a production a Regina Halmich fight was back then and she truly blazed a trail for all of the talented fighters here in Germany now. Susi Kentikian ...Full Story

JAPAN decides to Recognize the WBO and IBF
Source and photos
by Samart of Japan
December 3, 2012

(DEC 3) WBAN has received some interesting news coming from Japan.  Samart, our Correspondent from Japan translated discourse of Executive Director Hiroshi Akiyama from the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) in regards to title belts. It stated the following:  Full Story

Huge fight Photos: Natalie Brown Wins by a second round TKO over Johnson!
December 2, 2012

(DEC 2) Last night at the Hershey Centre, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Natalie Brown, now 6-2-0 (4KO), won by a second round TKO over Tammie Johnson. The bout was set for four rounds. Photographs by: Durell Wambolt

Full Video: Moreno Defeats Kentikian in Split Decision
December 2, 2012

(DEC 2)  Last night  in Dusseldorf, Germany, Carina Moreno defeated hometowner Susie Kentikian in a 10-round split decision!  We do not have all the details but the scores were the following: 96-94, 97-93 in favor of Moreno, and 96-94  for Kentikian.

Pucek Headlines the "Femme Fatale" Boxing card
Source/PR/edited
December 1, 2012

(DEC 1) On December 7, 2012, at the Fraserview Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sarah Pucek and Lucia Larcinese will headline the "Femme Fatale" boxing card. The two are fighting for a local vacant Canadian Featherweight title in this ten round bout. In the semi-mainliner, Jaime Ward will take on Alisah McPhee, who is making her pro debut. McPhee will give up some weight and is planning to campaign at 118 lb. McPhee is undefeated as an amateur and has an exciting style. Ward is a solid performer with at least 30 amateur fights behind her. ..Full Story

Mary McGee Added to Fresquez Card!
December 1, 2012

(DEC 1) On December 7th, at the Route 66 Casino/Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Victoria Cisneros will now be fighting Mary McGee.  Cisneros original opponent fell off the card.  The mainliner will feature Holly Holm vs. Diane Prazak for world title bout. 

Congrats to Tiffany Junot - WBAN's December 2012 Fighter of the Month!
December 1, 2012

(DEC 1)  WBAN would like to congratulate Tiffany Junot as our pick for WBAN's December 2012 Fighter of the Month!  Tiffany managed to come back in the sport after not fighting in over a year and defeated  Mia St. John for a WBC world title.

 

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