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FEBRUARY 2012

Braekhus vs. Mathis fight postponed due to Tonsillitis - new fight date - April 21st!
February 29, 2012
Source/Press Release

(FEB 29) WBAN has received a press release in regards to the upcoming fight between Cecilia Braekhus vs. Anne Sophie Mathis that was to take place on March 17th.  The fight has been moved to April due to Braekhus getting a case of Tonsillitis.   Full Story

Open to the Public: Official Press Conference in New Mexico
Source/PR
February 29, 2012

(FEB 29) Golden Boy Promotions and Golden Girl Promotions will host a press conference to officially announce the April 28th event at the Santa Ana Star Casino featuring Fidel Maldonado, Jr vs Fernando Carcamo in the 10-round main event for the WBC Youth Lightweight title. This eight bout line up will include a televised co-main event that will be ..Full Story

McLeod-Wells to fight Patricia Alcivar March 7th
February 28, 2012

(FEB 28) Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells Returns to the ring on March 7, 2012, when she fights Patricia Alcivar at the  BB King Blues Club and Grill, located at 237 W. 42nd St., New York City.  The two will be fighting a six-rounder on the card, that is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and is part of his New York Boxing Series...Full Story

Muciño Wins the WBA Interim World Title in a war
photos/story by Jesus Lopez
February 26, 2012

(FEB 26)  In an epic combat, that maintained the attendants at the edge of their seats that were present last night at the Olympic Coliseum of the University of Guadalajara, Monterrey's Arely "Ametralladora" Mucino  recovered her condition as world champion after defeating  San Francisco, California's Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow with a 10-round split decision.  Full Story with Photos

WBAN just added Guam's Amateur Boxer Gianna Sarusal!
February 25, 2012

(FEB 25) WBAN has just added the biography of female amateur boxer Gianna Sarusal, a 19-year-old from Guam.  Read about this interesting boxer, and her desire to compete.  Full Biography of Sarusal

Just In: Skirts are Optional for female boxers in Olympics
By Sue TL Fox
February 25, 2012

(FEB 25) It has now been determined by the AIBA that the women boxers can now choose to wear a skirt. What now? Are female amateur boxers supposed to get on their knees and say "thank you" for not having "gender discrimination" enter into the "first time" Olympics in 2012 for female boxers?..Full Story

Amador Wins by a Decision
February 25. 2012
Photo: Sue TL Fox

(FEB 25) Last night at the Doubletree Hotel, in Ontario, California, on the undercard, Cindy Amador, 107, remained undefeated and is now 7-0-0, when she won a four-round unanimous decision over Gloria Salas, 108, now 3-7-1 (3KO). 

News Flash: Finland Bans Kupihea due to testing "positive" for Doping
by Sue TL Fox
February 24, 2012
Source: WBC

(FEB 24) WBAN has learned earlier today that it has been reported that Finland has banned female boxer Kuulei Kupihea, 29 years old, 7-2-0 (2KO), for testing positive for doping, after she fought Norway's Cecelia Braekhus on December 3, 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. The two were fighting for three welterweight [WBC, WBA, and WBO] world title belts.  Full Story with Video of Fight

Boxing Action in Japan!
February 24, 2012
Photos: Samart

(FEB 24) On Tuesday night at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Yuko Henzan won by 4th round KO over Misato Hanya.  The two were scheduled to fight at super flyweight in an four round bout. Hanya was knocked down twice in round 4.  To check out the Flash Photo Slideshow, go here!

Mariana Juarez Defends WBC Title
February 23, 2012

(FEB 23) On Saturday, at the Arena Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico, Mariana "Barbie" Juarez, of Mexico City, will be defending her WBC Flyweight world title against Anastasia Toktaulova of Leesburg, Florida, originally from Russia.  The two will be fighting 10 rounds.

Press Conference in the Dominican Republic
February 23, 2012
Source/PR

(FEB 23) Promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Cesar Mercedes of Manguita Promotions made good on their promise to hold one of the most notable press conferences in the history of professional boxing in the Dominican Republic yesterday, as hundreds of fans and a large contingent of media showed up to meet all-time-great Roy Jones....Full Story

McMorrow to fight Mucino
February 23, 2012

 
(FEB 23) On Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico, Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow, of San Francisco, California, will be fighting local boxer Arely Mucino in a 10-round title bout. The two will be fighting for the WBA interim flyweight world title.
 
Day by Day Results of the First Ever U.S. Women's
Olympic Boxing Trials
by Adam Pollack
February 23, 2012
 

(FEB 23) WBAN received a special report from Adam Pollack giving an overview of the amateur bouts that took place at the US Olympic Trials, in Northern Quest..Full Story

Ramadan to fight Graf
February 23, 2012

(FEB 23) This coming Friday night Susie "Q" Ramadan of Australia will be fighting Alesia "The Tigress" Graf at the Flemington Pavilion, in a fight where the "winner" will become the mandatory challenger for the WBC Bantamweight world title. 

Flash Photo Slideshow - US Olympic Trials - Photos by Sue TL Fox
February 22, 2012

(FEB 22) WBAN has just posted a new Flash Photo Slideshow of the US Olympic Trials.  If you were a fighter on that card, or a team of a fighter, and would like the photos, email Sue Fox and she will email them to you..Photo Slideshow

Results: Seven Female Bouts in Japan
by Samart
February 21, 2012

(FEB 21) On February 19, 2012, at Yomiuri Culture Hall, in Osaka, Japan, there were seven women bouts on the card. Etsuko Tada defended her WBA 105-pound title, winning a unanimous decision.    Full details of results on Fight Results segment for February.

Chevelle Hallback: "You Can Go Home Again"
by Bernie McCoy
February 20, 2012

(FEB 20) Boxing is a very basic, one on one sport; two boxers, one ring, "let's get ready to rumble." However, like almost everything else, opportunity in boxing is seldom as simple and clear cut as the sport. A member of a major boxing organization told me recently, "talent isn't everything" and she was right. Unfortunately, far too many of the supposed overseers of the sport seem to take that mantra as a guide when providing opportunities...Full Story  

Amanda Serrano defeats Ela Nunez in early "Fight of the Year" Candidate!
By Bill Calogero, Ringside - BillyCBoxing.com

(FEB 20)  In an absolute slugfest, IBF Female World Super Featherweight Champion Amanda Serrano and Ela Nunez went toe to toe for every second of all eight  Full Story

Kalispel Tribe Honors Olympic Hopefuls with a Culturally Significant Award
February 17, 2012

(FEB 17) Limited-edition canoe plaque to be given to boxers at US Olympic Team Trials February 16, 2012 - Spokane, WA – The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is honored to create the historic award USA Boxing will present...Full Story with photos

EBU Title:  Another One for the Books
by Sue TL Fox
February 17, 2012
Source: Boxrec

(FEB 17) On Saturday night, at the Hallo Omnisport La Préalle, Herstal, in Liege, Belgium, junior welterweight, Sabrina Giuliani, 7-0-0, will face Eva Marczu, 6-1-0, of Hungary,  in a 10 round bout for the vacant EBU Junior welterweight title. . Full Story

She Lost 19 fights out of 20 fights…But there is a title on the line!
by Sue TL Fox
Source/Boxrec
February 17, 2012

(FEB17)  On Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the Salle U.L.B, Ixelles, in Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium, flyweight Sanae Jah, ranked with boxrec at #36 world wide with a 4-0 records, fighting most opponents with inferior boxing records, will be fighting for the vacant Belgium flyweight...Full Story

Golden Girl Promotions and Fidel Maldonado, Jr. Return to Santa Ana Star Casino
February 16, 2012

(FEB 16) Santa Ana Star Casino, Santa Ana Pueblo New Mexico: Former professional boxer and boxing promoter Stephanie ‘Golden Girl” Jaramillo and her promotional company, Golden Girl Promotions, are proud to announce that they will be returning to Santa Ana Star Casino on April 28, 2012. And this time she will be bringing a few friends along...Full Story

Six London Hopefuls Advance on to the Winners Bracket Finals....
by Julie Goldsticker - USA Boxing
February 15, 2012
Photo: Sue TL Fox

 (FEB 15) U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing action moved....Full Story on WBAN's New Special coverage on 2012 Olympics.

Just In: Amanda Serrano vs. Ela Nunez in Non-Title bout set for this Friday in Cicero, Illinois
Source/Mario Serrano/PR
February 14, 2012

(FEB 14)–Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (13-0-1, 9KOs), who holds the IBF female super featherweight title, will once again face the rough and rugged, Ela Nunez (11-12-2, 3 KOs), in an eight round non-title bout, this Friday, February 17, at Cicero Stadium, in Cicero, Illinois. The fight takes place as the co-main event on Sammy Merza Promotion's "International Rumble in Cicero" card, showcasing Joel Diaz Jr. (7-0, 6 KO's) in the main event...Full Story
 

Did the "First Sanctioned" Amateur Female Bout really take place in the USA in 1993?
by Sue TL Fox
February 13, 2012

(FEB 13) In March of 1993, it was reported worldwide that Dallas Malloy became the first female to challenge the USA Boxing’s bylaw in a federal court. Malloy was the first to challenge the USA boxing bylaws. Her dream was to box against other women in the Olympic Games, a goal attainable only as a member of USA Boxing. For months she trained without any immediate hope of competing. Malloy’s lawsuit against USA Boxing would go to trial, unless settled..Story on WBAN Olympic Report - WBAN's New website

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing Draw is Completed in Spokane
February 12, 2012

(FEB 12) Julie Goldsticker of USA Boxing, has sent WBAN the Boxing Draw that took place today, along with video streaming info and the list of who is fighting who!  Link to story

Villalobos Wins WBC Silver Belt over Cueto
by Sue TL Fox
February 12, 2012

(FEB 12) Last night at the Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro , in Mexico City, Mexico, Maria Elena Villalobos, now 12-5-1 (5KO), defeated Blanca Cueto [aka?: Blanca Cotto] that has a supposed and unsubstantiated record of 11 fights (only a close reported figure) fights reported to WBAN from a boxing source,  but is actually listed as a pro debuter on Boxrec. WBAN has no information on Cueto either.  ..Full Story

Good News for Australian Amateur who won Gold
Photo credit: Noosa News

February 10, 2012

(FEB 10) Last week Jessica "Da Bomb" Retallack, 20 years old, of Australia, won gold in the lightweight division when she competed at the Queensland Boxing Association State Titles. The "Noonsa News" wrote, "the fight was a must win for Jess to continue her goal for Olympic selection. The win has secured Jess a spot in the Queensland team to compete for the National Titles in Melbourne on March 4-6."...Full Story

Mathis vs. Braekhus Set for March 17th in Denmark
Source/Press Release
Photo/Viasat Norway
February 10, 2012

(FEB 10) Team Sauerland is delighted to announce that the Nordic Fight Night will hit Frederikshavn on March 17, featuring the very best of Danish boxing as well the biggest fight in women´s boxing. At the Arena Nord, highly-rated WBA, WBC, and WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (19-0, 5 KOs) and top-ranked contender Anne-Sophie Mathis (26-1, 22 KOs) will determine the undisputed pound-for-pound queen. Full Story

Three Sisters Don't Pull Punches In Former Men-Only Sport -
by Jessica Robinson
Copyright: nwpr.org

 (FEB 9) WENATCHEE, Wash. - Up until the last few decades it was considered indecent for women to box. This year, women’s boxing will make its Olympic debut in...Story and Radio Interview

To Amateur and Pro Female Boxers in the Sport
by Sue TL Fox
February 9, 2012

(FEB 9) If ever you took an opportunity to promote your boxing career, whether you are a professional or amateur boxer----this point in time is when to do it.  2012 is going to be one of the most significant and important history-making years of the sport. With female boxing being accepted into the 2012 London Olympics, this is definitely the time that the sport has a chance of becoming main stream. Full Story

Two Female Title Bouts on Santo Domingo Card!
February 8, 2012
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(FEB 8) WBAN received a press release earlier today that announced two female world title bouts that will take place on March 24, 2012, at the Palacio de Los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The card is promoted by Sampson Boxing and Manguita Promotions.  The main event will feature Santo Domingo's own Victor Cayo who will fight Jacksonville, Florida's former unified lightweight world champion Nate Campbell in the 10-round junior....Full Story

Latest News on Ireland's Katie Taylor
February 8, 2012

(FEB 8) On March 23, 2012, Katie Taylor and the female Irish boxing team, will fight the team from Holland at the Dublin National Stadium, and on March 25th, in Cavan. Taylor, will also be fighting in at the Roya Hotel, in Bray on February 24-26. According to news sources....Full Story

Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton is Headed to Argentina to fight Yesica Marcos!
Source/PR
February 8, 2012

(FEB 8) On March 16, 2012, Ana “ The Hurricane” Julaton, will continue her role as “The Ultimate Road Warrior” as she takes her considerable talents to Mendoza, Argentina. Julaton 10-2-1 (1 KO) will defend her WBO Junior Featherweight Title against Interim Champion, Yesica Marcos 18-0-1 (6 KOs) of Argentina where the pride of both the Philippines and Argentina will be on the line....Full Story

Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West – A Warrior Untold
By: David Matthew

February 7, 2012

(FEB 7) There are a lot of reasons to like Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (14-1-3, 4 KOs). She has a vibrant personality, a pretty face, and a smile that can light up an entire room—that is when she’s not firing off precision combinations at opponents in the ring. For West, her journey through the sport of boxing is that of a Warrior Untold.  Full Story

USA Boxing to Host U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing Event Draw
by Julie Goldsticker
February 7, 2012

(FEB 7) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The historic U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing will officially kick off with the tournament draw and media availability on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Northern Quest resort. All 24 participants as well as USA Boxing officials will be hand for the official event draw, which will determine each of the athletes road to gold in Spokane...Full Story

Results from Mexico
February 6, 2012

(FEB 6)  On Saturday night in Rio Bravo, Mexico, Yazmin Rivas won a 10-round unanimous decision over Soledad Matthysse. The two were fighting for the IBF Bantamweight Title; Junior flyweight Jasseth Noriega had a six-round draw with Mandy Fuentes; and junior featherweight Janeth Perez Vigil had an eight-round draw with Magali Rodriguez.

Feliciano Wins by Decision
February 5, 2012

(FEB 5)  Last night at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Nydia Feliciano defeated Ela Nunez in a four-round bout by a unanimous decision with scores ending in 39-37.  WBAN was told that the "Crowd went crazy", and that it was the fight of the night.  Promoter of card: Diane Fisher's DeeLee Promotion.

Talk about bad scoring!
February 5, 2012

(FEB 5)  Anyone see the Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. fight last night on HBO?  What looked like a complete shut out for Donaire, one judge must have been text messaging or something throughout the fight scored the fight for Vazquez!  Thankfully Donaire won by a split! 

Fight Results From Panama
February 4, 2012

(FEB 4)  Last night in Colon City, Panama, there were three women's bouts on the card:  Alys Sanchez won a unanimous six round decision over Xochilt Barquero;  Migdalia Asprilla won by TKO in the first round over Vanessa Medrano; and Abigail Villar won an eight split decision over Yaditza Perez.

To Amateur Boxers, Trainers - Coaches - US Olympic Trials
by Sue TL Fox
February 2, 2012

(FEB 2) I am set to be in Spokane, Washington, for the whole duration of the US Olympic Trials from February 13 until February 19th,  that will have the top 24 amateur female boxers..Full Story

Over 700 Boxers Register for the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships
By Julie Goldsticker
February 2, 2012

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – A record breaking number of athletes will compete in the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships, February 26-March 3 at the Fort Carson Special Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Registration for the event concluded on Monday and a whopping 718 athletes have signed up to compete in the tournament. The event plays a large role in the Olympic qualifying process for the seven unqualified men’s weight divisions with the 2012 USA Boxing National Champions advancing.... Go here

Female Boxer on the Scene "The Latina Princess"!
by Stephen Blea
February 1, 2012

(FEB 1) Ever wonder what motivates a beautiful young 27-year-old Latina, whom is a Model, a Professional Psychotherapist and single mother of three to step into the boxing ring?  We as Latino's call it the inner drive of that strong Hispanic Heritage of always wanting to survive and prove to everyone that we can accomplish anything that is put before us!..Full Story

Empty Promises
by Sue TL Fox
February 1, 2012

(FEB 2) I have been covering women's boxing since 1998 on the net, and throughout the years I have helped, assisted, or however you want to label it, a variety of promoters in the sport. There have been "many" who have walked within my path of life in relation to women's boxing.. Full Story

WBAN's February 2012 Rankings!
February 1, 2012

(FEB 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN February 2012 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here

Yankovich to fight for vacant WBO Title
February 1, 2012

(FEB 1) Duda “Diamond” Yankovich, former WIBA Light Welterweight Champion, born in Jagodina, Serbia and now a resident of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, once again steps into the spotlight in a main event for the vacant WBO Lightweight title.

 

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