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FEBRUARY 2009

Hunter Advances to the Final
by Margaret Canty
February 28, 2008

(FEB 28)  In the Final Team Selection for the Canadian National Boxing Team, Border City Boxing Club's Alison Hunter defeated Quebec's Amelie Cloutier by a score of 23-20 in Edmonton on Thursday evening. Hunter also defeated Quebec's Marie Pier Tremblay in the Elite 57 Kg by a 6-5 score..Full Story

Congratulations to Kina!
February 28, 2009

(FEB 28) WBAN would like to congratulate Kina Malpartida of Australia, who fights out of California. She has been named our WBAN's March 2009 Fighter of the month! She had a very impressive win this month against Maureen Shea.

History First in the Philippines
February 27, 2009

(FEB 27) On March 25, 2009, in Manila, Philippines, Gretchen Abaniel will be fighting Dan-Bi Kim for the vacant WIBA Straw weight  (102 lb)  World Title. This will be the first female world title bout to take place in the Philippines.

Ana Marie Torres to Defend her WBC Title
February 26, 2009

(FEB 26) This weekend, flyweight Ana Maria Torres, 16-3-2 (10 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico, will be defending her world title against Paulina "la Nina" Cardona.  The fight will take place in Mexico.   Photo: WBC

Amateur Boxing:
Taylor vs. Underwood

By Bernard O'Neill
February 25, 2009

(FEB 25) World, European and European Union champion Katie Taylor will face American lightweight Queen Underwood at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday night.  Both women meet as part of the Ireland versus USA men's senior international at the home of Irish boxing.  Full Story

City Women’s Boxing Club “The Sweet Science”
February 24, 2009

(FEB 24) City Boxing is located in Langley City British Columbia a suburb of Vancouver and offers the public what most boxing clubs offer. The club offers amateur boxing as well as a boxing workout for those who just want to train. City also has some pros fighting out of their club such as Sarah Pucek..Full Story

Women's Boxing Grows in the Garden
By Bernie McCoy
February 24, 2009

(FEB 24) Madison Square Garden, in New York City, has always been a good place to watch a night of boxing, particularly if talented athletes are answering the bell. Not every fight night at the Garden is Ali/Frazier I and for my money give me the old, city block square building on Eighth Avenue between..Full Story

Skovgaard vs. Brækhus
by Torben L. of Denmark
February 23, 2009

(FEB 23) Earlier this month, Sauerland Promotion announced, that Cecilia Brækhus (10-0-0) will meet Vinni Skovgaard (7-0-0) for the vacant WBA/WBC welterweight titles. The fight will take place on the under card of the Arthur Abraham vs Lajuan Simon under card in Kiel, Germany on 14th March.  Full Story

Malpartida TKOs Shea, Wins WBA Crown..
By Bernie McCoy
 
February 23, 2009
(FEB 22) Kina Malpartida won the vacant WBA super-featherweight title stopping Maureen Shea in the tenth round, Saturday night, at Madison Square Garden in New. Full Story
 
Holm named Ring Magazine’s 2008 Female Fighter of Year for third consecutive year!
February 19, 2008
Photo by Chris Cozzone

(FEB 19) Holly Holm, considered the best pound for pound female fighter, has been named the 2008 Ring Magazine Female Fighter of The Year. Holm has received the highest honor in the sport in winning the prestigious awards by Ring Magazine, considered the Bible of Boxing.  Full Story

Latest News on Amateur Boxing
February 19, 2008

(FEB 19) According to the Associated Press, the International Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) voted Wednesday to move ahead with a bid to include women's boxing in the Olympics, starting with the 2012 Games in London.  AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu said the executive committee voted unanimously to introduce women's boxing into the Olympics..Full Story

A few Words from WBAN
February 18, 2009

(FEB 19) WBAN has received a complaint letter from a boxing fan who told us how disgusted they were when attending a recent fight and witnessing what was not only hurtful to women’s boxing, but leaves a long and lasting bad taste in boxing fans who have supported the women in the sport.  Full Story

Amateur Boxer Added to WBAN!
February 17, 2009

(FEB 17) Patricia Alcivar aka "Patty Boom Boom", 5'4", was born in Elmhurst, New York on December 12, 1976 and lived in New York City all her life, until 2007 when she moved to Asheville, North Carolina.  Full Biography on Alcivar!

Noriega Wins by Decision over Ochoa
February 16, 2009

(FEB 16) On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009, in Mazatlan, México, junior bantamweight Jasseth Noriega, 113, won a six-round unanimous decision over Mireya Ochoa, 111¾.

WBAN Adds New Boxer!
February 15, 2009

(FEB 15) WBAN has just added Jackie Breitenstein to our Boxers Profile Segment.  She is originally from Texas, but now fights out of Atlanta, Georgia.   To read more on Breitenstein, go here! Biography

Namús Wins by Decision in Uruguay
February 15, 2009

(FEB 15) On Thursday night at the Palacio Peñarol, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Chris “Bombon Asesino” Namús, 140, of Montevideo, Uruguay, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Nicole Woods, 140, Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA. The judges scores were 98-93, 100-88, 99-94.Full Story

Japan:  Izaki Pulled from fight?
Photo: The Star Online
February 14, 2009

(FEB 14) According to the Star Online, Kazumi Izaki, the oldest boxer in Japan, 45 years old, was set to fight Mexico’s Ana Maria Torres for the WBC Super Flyweight World title on February 28, 2009, but now she has been..Full Story

Dierdorff to rematch against St. John
February 14, 2009

(FEB 14) Boxing fans will have an opportunity to see if the much less experienced boxer, Brooke Dierdorff, now 4-4-1 (3KO), defeated Mia “The Knockout” St. Johns in their first encounter...Full Story

Braekhus to fight Skovgaard for Titles
February 13, 2009

(FEB 13) On March 14, 2009, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Cecilia Braekhus, 10-0-0 (2KO), will be fighting Vinni Skovgaard, 7-0-0 (3KO). The two will be fighting for the WBA/WBC vacant welterweight title.

One on One Interview with Jacqueline Park!
By Rick McLean
February 12, 2009

(FEB 12) Jacqueline Park of the Bay Area Athletic club located in Burlington Ontario, Canada recently defended her position on Canada’s National amateur team at the 48kg light flyweight division with an impressive 16-0 win over..Full Story

Photos: Moreno vs. Gaines
February 11, 2009

(FEB 11) WBAN just posted a Flash Photo Slideshow of the Carina Moreno vs. Sharon Gaines bout. The two fought on February 6, 2009, at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California.  Courtesy photos by Mike Harris! Flash Photo Slideshow

Rivas-Ramirez Bout in Colombia
February 11, 2009

(FEB 11) Venezuelan Mayerlin Rivas, 3-0-0 (2KO), will be facing Colombian Alejandra Ramirez, 0-5. The two will be fighting on February 13, 2009, in Santa Marta, Colombia. Courtesy photo of Rivas.

Shea to fight Malpartida
February 10, 2009

(FEB 10) On February 21, 2009, at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, NY, Maureen Shea will be facing Kina Malpartida on the undercard. Also,  Miguel Angel Cotto vs. Michael Jennings, John Duddy vs. Matt Vanda, and more!

Video: Gladney vs. Alcivar in Sparring match
February 9, 2009

(FEB 9, 2009) Check out the latest six-round sparring session that took place this week of pro boxer Angel Gladney, 1-0-0 (1KO) vs. amateur boxer Patricia Alcivar!  Courtesy footage: Billy Stanick

Moreno Defeats Gaines
Source: Mario Serrano
February 7, 2009

(FEB 7) Last night at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, Carina “La Reina” Moreno, 109.2, now (21-1, 6 KO's), defeated Sharon Gaines, 109.2, now 11-12-1 (3KO), with an eight-round unanimous decision, in a scheduled flyweight (112 lb.) bout.  According to Mario Serrano he said, "Moreno showed superior skills while dominating a one-sided thrashing over Sharon Gaines, 109.2. In the early rounds Moreno went right at Gaines letting her know that she wasn’t going to let the move up in weight take affect. Moreno’s overhand right found a home right from the opening round. As the fight went down the stretch, Moreno continued to land multiple..Full Story

Cooper Begins 2009 in the Hunt for a World Title!
February 6, 2009

(FEB 6) Climbing through the ropes for the time in 2009, former world champion, Melinda Cooper, 19-0 (11KOs), is determined to make this trip to the ring count more than ever before.  Full Story

Behind the Scenes: Interview with Carina Moreno
February 5, 2009

(FEB 5) There is a "Behind the Scenes" video on YouTube, featuring Carina Moreno, where there is footage of her training and being interviewed about her upcoming fight tomorrow night.  To View Video

Three Women's Bouts
February 5, 2009

(FEB 5) WBAN has just published all photos from the three women's bouts that took place in Ferndale, WA.  Photo Galleries 495, 496, and 497. Also, Three Flash Photo Slideshows, 99, 100, 101. There are over 110 photos in the three Galleries.

Latest Update on Kelsey Jeffries
February 5, 2009

(FEB 5) This week on January 29th,  at the Lobero Theater, site of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, featured the world premiere of the movie “After The Last Round”.  Kelsey Jeffries, and her manager Bruce Anderson..Full Story

Klinefelter to fight in Kenya!
February 4, 2009

(FEB 4) It has been reported in the Gazette Online, that Emily Klinefelter will be having her next pro bout in Nairobi, Kenya, against hometown boxer Benedetta Kaloki. The fight is scheduled on Valentines Day, February 14th.

Namus to fight Woods
February 3, 2009

(FEB 3) On February 12, 2009, at the Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi, in  Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay, Chris Namus, 8-0-0 (2KO),  of Uruguay, will be fighting USA's Nicole Woods, 7-3-0 (1KO),  in a 10 round bout.

Mary McGee and Maureen Shea: Two for the Show
by Bernie McCoy
February 2, 2009

(FEB 2) Two female fighters who burst on the boxing scene with a great deal of publicity and expectations, seem, at first glance, to...Full Story

WBAN's February 2009 Rankings!
February 2, 2009

(FEB 2) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN February 2009 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. February Rankings

Couch The Coordinator
Source/Press Release
February 1, 2009

(FEB 1)  Five times women’s world champion Jane Couch is embarking on a new chapter in her career as the new Boxing Coordinator for Hatton Promotions.  Jane recently retired from the ring after an illustrious career in which she pioneered professional women’s boxing in the UK. She has also carved out a niche in the sport as a promoter with a string of successful shows in Bristol in recent years. The most recent of which..Full Story

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