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Ramsey named WBAN's "February 2007 Fighter of the Month"
By Sue TL Fox
January 31, 2007

(JAN 31) WBAN would like to congratulation a well-deserved "pick" - Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey for the February 2007 fighter of the month.  Ramsey had just been previously  chosen as WBAN's pick for "Best Kept Secret" in women's boxing for 2006.  Ramsey is a superb athletic who has approached the sport "her way", and not riding on the Coat Tails of others to make her way----and to be quite frank--it is refreshing.  Full Story

Latest Update on Kuehne
January 31, 2007

(JAN 31) Today, Ramona Kuehne, of Berlin, Germany, will be celebrating her birthday, but she will not be doing too much celebrating.  Ramona turns 27 years old.  Team Kuehne told WBAN, that there will not be much of a celebration because she works as a swimming ...More

"It Tolls for Thee"
By Bernie McCoy
January 30, 2007

It is traditional in boxing to commemorate a death by a ritual tolling of the ring bell for a count of ten. It may, soon, be appropriate to begin a toll for the sport of Women's boxing and it's life span as a viable sport. Women's boxing is on the verge of suffering the most ignominious of deaths that a sport can endure. It is becoming irrelevant.  Full Story

Paper Tigress
By Ewan Whyte
January 29, 2007

Unlike a cheetah, which is incapable of retracting its claws, a tigress, at times, is little more than a giant pussycat. Such, evidently, was the case last night, when, with no titles at stake, the normally implacable Marcela 'la Tigresa' Acuña of Argentina allowed her fellow countrywoman María del Carmen Potenza to survive the full ten rounds in Punta del Este, Uruguay. According to TYC Sports, the fight was little more than an exhibition.  Full Story

Brother Sister Combo pack one two punch
Photos and Story
By Durell Wambolt
January 28, 2007

(JAN 28) On Friday, Linda Ludwig won her professional debut in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and was back in Guelph, Ontario last night to be in her brother Dan's corner!  Full Story

Sahin Wins by Decision over Toktaulova
By Torben L. of Denmark

January 28, 2007

(JAN 28) Last night at Burgwächter Castello, in Düsseldorf, Germany, and promoted by Universum Box Promotion,
Junior flyweight Julia Sahin, 106¼, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Anastasia Toktaulova, 104.  The two were fighting for the WIBF junior flyweight title.
Full Story

Sandell Wins by TKO
January 27, 2007
Source: Torben L.
Photo: by Sue Fox

(JAN 27) Tonight in Gothenburg, Sweden, Asa Sandell, 162½, of Sweden, won by a third round TKO over Tiffany Carter, 163½.  The fight was scheduled for six rounds.  According to a report on Aftonbladet, it was not an entertaining fight. Carter had nothing to put up against a well trained and fit Åsa Sandell...Full Story
Tonight:  Lovato vs. Rubalcava
January 27, 2007

(JAN 27) Tonight at the Acoma Sky City Casino, in
Acoma, New Mexico,
 Monica Lovato,  8-1-0 (4 KOs), Albuquerque, NM,  will be fighting Julie Rubalcava, 4-0-0 (1 KOs), Westminster, CA, for an NABF title.  This will be a rematch for the two, with Rubalcava winning in their first meeting that took place June 24, 2004.  Full Story

Tonight: Sandell to fight Carter
January 27, 2007

(JAN 27) Tonight in Gothenburg, Sweden, Asa Sandell of Sweden, will be fighting Tiffany Carter in a six-rounder.
This will be a comeback into the sport for undefeated Carter, who was 4-0-0, when she had her last fight in September 2001.

Tale of two fighters
St. John-Clampitt headline "Hearts Of Fire"
Source: Press Release
January 27, 2007

(JAN 27)  On February 9th, Mia St. John and Jaime Clampitt will fight for the vacant IWBF lightweight title, headlining the "Hearts Of Fire" pro-am show in the 10-round main event, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Lincoln Park, is promoting the "Hearts Of Fire" pro-am show, which will be taped live and air February 10 (7:00-9:00 PM/ET and Feb. 17..Full Story

Dierdorff Wins by fourth round TKO
January 27, 2007

(JAN 27) Last night at the Cicero Stadium, in Cicero, Illinois, Super Bantamweight Brooke Dierdorff, 123½, TKO’d Mercedes Mercury, 125, in the fourth round of a scheduled four round bout.

Cooper Wins by TKO over Hoppe
January 26, 2007
Photos by Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 26) Last night in Las Vegas, Nevada,  Melinda Cooper,122.5, TKO'd Delia Hoppe, 122 lbs., in the first round. WBAN has just posted a Weigh-in/fight Photo gallery #405, and Flash Photo Slideshow #62!

Results: Shea wins by decision; Warner by KO
January 25, 2007

(JAN 25) Tonight in Bronx, NY, Super Featherweight Maureen Shea, Bronx, won a six-round unanimous decision over Elizabeth Villarreal. Also, Suszannah Warner, KO3 over Nancy Bonilla.

Lilly Rodriguez - much more than a great fighter...
By Helga Risoy
January 25, 2007

(JAN 25) My thoughts go back 15 years in time when I first set my feet on American soil. I was excited and looked forward to a career as a professional boxer. Little did I know that there...Full Story

Tonight: Cooper vs. Hoppe
January 25, 2007
Photo by Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 25) Tonight at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada,  Melinda Cooper, of Las Vegas, 122.5 will be fighting  Delia Hoppe, 122 lbs. Main event: Ulises Solis vs. Will Grigsby, IBF light flyweight title.  The card is promoted by Top Rank.

St. John Continues to be busy!
January 24, 2007

(JAN 24) On March 22nd, at the Isleta Casino, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mia St. John will be color commentating the fights on Fox Sports Net’s Show, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period". The headliner for the card will be Holly Holm. St. John told WBAN, I'm excited to give a female's point of view instead of always hearing the male commentators. Especially...Full Story

McCarter to fight Hernandez
January 24, 2007

(JAN 24) On Valentine's day, February 14, 2007, at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, there will be an excellent women's bout on the card in the main event. Layla McCarter, of Las Vegas, will be defending her GBU lightweight title for the second time..  Full Story

Gerula to fight Heron
January 24, 2007

(JAN 24) Olivia "The Predator" Gerula to face Olga Heron out of Mississauga, ON at the Winnipeg Convention Center January 26th,  in a six-round bout. Hosted as a first time pay-per-view event across Canada (2 week delay-available on Shaw and Viewers Choice). Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Update on Tanzee Daniel
source: Press Release
January 24, 2007

(JAN 24) Boxing Management & Promotions Inc has signed 6 time national amateur champion Tanzee Daniel. Tanzee is 1-0 as a pro after winning her pro debut in late 2006. Tanzee joins an already strong stable of female fighters with Boxing Management, including Yvonne Caples, Molly McConnell, Tachany Evans...Full Story
Milo Wins over Rozsa
January 24, 2007

(JAN 24) WBAN has just posted a huge photo gallery #404,  with a flash photo slideshow #61, of the fight between Viktoria Milo vs. Gabriella Rozsa, who fought on January 20th in Hungary! Photos by JollyDee of Hungary
Press Conference in Las Vegas
photos/story by Mary Ann Owen
January 23, 2007

 (JAN 23) Today there was a press conference held at the Orleans Arena,  in Las Vegas, Nevada,  for the Top Rank which will be televised on Verses Television. More
Ceremony for Lily Rodriguez
By Lucia Rijker
January 23, 2007

(JAN 23) The ceremony last night in the Church on Sherman way in Van Nuys for Lily Rodriquez was in my experience the most beautiful ceremony I've ever attended. People showed how loved Lily is/was and the big impact she has had on the life's of people, as a mother, wife, mentor, friend, teacher, warrior pioneer Martial Artist and as a member of the community. She was a beautiful human being.  More

Jeri Sitzes to fight Biggers
Source: Press Release
January 23, 2007

(JAN 23) WBAN received a press release that announced that Rizing Starz, LLC, of Poplar Bluff Missouri, recently inked a deal sponsoring and managing, Jeri Sitzes, current world NABF Featherweight champion.  In the release it also said that while continuing her training regimen daily, Jeri recently was forced to take a six-month sabbatical from the ring due to family commitments.  Most currently Jeri is readying herself for a fight March 23, 2007..Full Story

Sandell to fight Carter
Source: Willie Edwards
January 23, 2007


Acuna to fight Potenza
January 22, 2007

(JAN 22) This Saturday, Marcela "Tigress" Acuna, 22-5-0 (14 KO), Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be fighting Maria Potenza, 3-4-1 (0 KO), Santa Fe, Argentina  in Montevideo, Uruguay. Source: Kevin Bello

Ramsey Stops Achieng
January 22, 2007

(JAN 22) On Saturday, at the Travellers Beach Hotel, in Mombasa, Kenya, in the main event, Laura “Lady Ram” Ramsey of the United States, Ramsey fought and defeated Kenya’s Conjestina Achieng in a sixth round TKO.  Full Story

Pascal to fight Weston
January 22, 2007

(JAN 22) On March 2, 2007, at the Hilton Hotel of Cartagena of Indians, Colombia, Current unbeaten UBC super lightweight champion,  Panamian Ana "Dynamite" Pascal will defend her title against  Trinidad's Iva Weston. Source: Kevin Bello

Kentikian and Alvarez meet in World Title fight
By Torben L. of Denmark
January 20, 2007

(JAN 20) Thursday PRO7 released the news of a new boxing show "ProSieben Fight Nights" in co-operation with Spotlight Boxing.  The launch of the new show will take place on 16th February at 8.15 pm CET, where one of the main events will be a fight for the WBA Flyweight Title between Susi Kentikian (14-0-0) and Carolina Alvarez (8-0-1) of... Full Story

Taylor back in business
By Bernard O'Neill
January 20, 2007

(JAN 20) Katie Taylor took less than one minute to dispatch Teresa Lukasov at the Gort Boxing club in Galway last night.
The world lightweight, and back-to-back European champ, forced the Czech into two standing counts inside
the first 50 seconds before the ref stopped...Full Story

Dunaway-Hensley to fight in exhibition
January 20, 2007

(JAN 20) Tonight at the Kay Rodgers Park, in the Expo Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ashlin "Hotshot" Hensley will be fighting in a four-round exhibition bout against world champion Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway.  Dunaway told WBAN, "Ashlin's opponent backed out yesterday and we couldn't find an opponent on a two-day notice so I'm filling in. Full Story

Clampitt to fight St. John in title bout
Source: Press Release
January 19, 2007

PROVIDENCE – Mia "The Knockout" St. John, will fight in New England for the first time on February 9 when she defends her IFBA lightweight title against two-time world champion Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt in the 10-round main event on the "Hearts Of Fire" pro-am show at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  Full Story

Update: Lilly Rodriguez
January 18, 2007

(JAN 18)  The funeral arrangements for Lilly Rodriguez who passed away on January 13th.  The wake: Monday, Jan. 22 7-9pm, and the funeral will be Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 10 a.m.. Both will be at "Church On The Way," (East Campus). Address: 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA.

WIBA Upcoming Events for 2007
January 18, 2007

(JAN 18) WBAN has received a listing of upcoming events for WIBA and other belts that are unifying for the following World title bouts. On February 10th, in another rematch, Vonda Ward will be fighting Martha Salazar, in Cleveland..Full Story

Sitzes to defend NABF title
source: press release
uary 17, 2006

(JAN 17) Jeri " Fists of Fury" Sitzes will be defending her title at Florentine Gardens on March 23rd, 2007 in El Monte, California.The opponent will be named next week. Jeri is the first female to ever win the NABF Featherweight.Full Story

Legendary Lilly Rodriguez Passes Away
January 16, 2007

(JAN 16) WBAN has just been notified that Lilly Rodriguez, past boxer, and highly respected trainer has passed away this week.  WBAN gives our condolences to Rodriguez's family and friends.  More to follow soon..Sue TL Fox

Milo's Opponent named for upcoming bout
January 16, 2007

(JAN 16) On January 20, 2007, at the City Sporthall, Pápa, Hungary, Victoria Milo, of Nyíregyháza, Hungary, will be fighting Slavka Scepkova, of Zilina, Slovakia,  in six rounder on the undercard. 

Ramsey to face Achieng for GBU Title..
Source: Press Release
January 16, 2007

(JAN 16) Laura Ramsey of the United States, has signed a contract to fight Kenyan Conjestina Achieng for the GBU Middleweight Title. Kim Harris was originally signed for the card but...Full Story

Cooper Back in Action!
Source: Press Release
January 15, 2007

(JAN 15) Starting out the New Year with a bang, some exciting news breaks out of Las Vegas for the Underground Boxing Company's Melinda Cooper, who after several months of inactivity, has been offered a fight that will take place on January 25th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Although an opponent has yet to be finalized, several names have been discussed as potential opposition...Full Story

Luna to fight Razo in Rematch
January 15, 2007

(JAN 15) On Thursday, February 8, 2007, at the Irvine Marriott's Battle In The Ballroom, in Irvine, California, and promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, Rhonda Luna, will be fighting Sosadea Razo in a six-rounder...Full Story

Brown Expects a Busy and Title Filled 2007!
By: Rick McLean
January 14, 2007

(JAN 14) I recently had a chance to sit down with up and coming prospect Natalie “Too Bad” Brown at Chris Johnson’s Fighting Alliance boxing gym in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. As a professional the 28 year old Brown is currently 4-0, with three of those wins coming by..Full Story

Halmich Wins by Decision; Lukasik Wins by a Split
By Torben L. of Denmark
January 14, 2007

The countdown to the end of one of the most - if not the most - impressive career in women's boxing has begun. Prior to her 44th World Championship fight last night, the 30 year old Regina Halmich had already declared, that this would be the first of her three remaining fights. She has decided to end her boxing career before her 31st birthday..Full Story

Yearly Awards: The Best and the Worst of 2006!!
January 13, 2007

(JAN 13) WBAN has JUST posted the 2006 Yearly awards. There were definitely the GOOD, the BAD, and the NOT so good this year in women's boxing!  2006 Yearly Awards

Commission Turns Down Garside vs. Colbert bout
January 13, 2007

(JAN 13) WBAN has been notified that the Illinois Commission turned down the Jeannine Garside vs. Kim Colbert fight that was to take place on the January 24th card Illinois. Hats off to this commission!

No Surprises here..
January 13, 2007

(JAN 13) Last night at the Palace, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Mary Jo Sanders, 160 lbs., TKO'd Gina Nicholas, 160½, in the second round.  Nicholas has not fought in five years and then takes on a 10-round title fight with Sanders. Photo: Team Sanders

Moreno Finishes Up Training in Germany
January 11, 2007

(JAN 11) WBAN has received an update on Carina Moreno who has just finished up training in Germany with Regina Halmich and Anastassia Touktalova. Team Moreno said that Regina will be fighting on January 13th,  Anastassia will be fighting on January 27th against Julia Sahin, in a defense of her WIBF Jr. Flyweight title...More

Ward to fight Salazar for WBC - WIBA Heavyweight Titles
Source: Press Release
January 10, 2007

(JAN 10) WBAN has received a press release in regards to Vonda Ward,  21-1-0 (17 KOs), of Macedonia, Ohio, who is scheduled to fight Martha Salazar, 11-3-0 (3 KOs), of San Francisco, California, on February 10, 2007. The two will be fighting for the WBC and WIBA Heavyweight title. The event will be held at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, and promoted by Terry Young-Bey of KO Boxing.  Full Story

Galassi and Hockmi fight to a draw
By Torben L. of Denmark
January 9, 2007
Flash photo gallery

(JAN 9) Tonight in Bergamo, Italy, there was a European (EBU) flyweight Title fight between Simona Galassi and Nadia Hockmi. The fight was the main event of the show, which was televised on Eurosport. What was first called a win for Galassi, has now been called a draw, and the EBU European flyweight title is still vacant.  The final judges scores were 97-92, 95-95, 93-96.  ...Full Story

New USA Boxing rankings are out - Iowa boxers doing well
By Adam Pollack
January 9, 2007

(JAN 9) Iowa City's boxers Emily and Katy Klinefelter finished the year ranked 1st and 3rd in the nation respectively in their weight divisions (119 and 125 pounds).  Emily won all three national rankings tournaments this year: U.S. National Championships, National Golden Gloves, and National Police Activities League (9-0). She also won a gold medal at the Pan American..Full Story

McConnell wants fight with McGee
By Molly McConnell
January 9, 2007

(JAN 9) I understand that Mary McGee is in need of an opponent for her fight on February 9th in Indiana. According to the press release submitted by her promoter, Octavious James, Mary is so talented that they are having difficulty finding any women willing to get in the ring with her. I would love to fight Mary and would be more than willing to come to her home town to do it on February 9th.  Full Story

Garside vs. Colbert: Pointless and Predictable
January 9, 2007

(JAN 9) On January 24, 2007, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Jeannine Garside will rematch against Kim Colbert, 2-11-0 (2KO). Garside fought Colbert the first time on February 16, 2006, stopping..Full Story

McGee to fight in Indiana
source: Press Release
January 8, 2007

(JAN 8)  In a cross-town battle for bragging rights, Hammond’s Ruben “The Modern Day Warrior” Galvan (27-10-2, 10 KOs) faces Merrillville’s Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (14-2, 7 KOs) for the IN.B.A. state welterweight championship on February 9th at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. Presented by Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc., in association with Jack “Kid” Callahan, “Slug Fest ‘07” features six bouts including the return of fan favorite...Full Story

Upcoming Tryouts for Amateurs Women Boxers
January 8, 2007

(JAN 8) On January 13, 2007, from 9-11 a.m., there will be a tryout for Amateur women boxers between the ages of 12-34. The tryouts will be to make women’s competitive amateur teams.  The tryouts will take place in Tennessee. For full details, download..full details

Halmich On ZDF TV
Source: Torben L.
January 7, 2007

(JAN 7) Regina Halmich was on ZDF TV last night talking about her upcoming fight against Reka Krempf next Saturday. She presented herself yet again, as the perfect ambassador for women's boxing. She talked about her retirement and that she expected to 3 fights left.  Full Story

Ramsey KO'd Egbunine in the First Round!
January 7, 2007

(JAN 7) Last night at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena, in Hollywood, Florida, super middleweight Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey, 168, now 7-2 (3KO), of Lake Wales, Florida, KO'd Ijeoma Egbunine, 167, 1:44 seconds of the..Full Story

Nicholas to fight Title bout after five years of inactivity
By Sue TL Fox
January 6, 2007

(JAN 6) When was the last time 43-year old Gina Nicholas fought as a professional?  The date was November 16, 2001. She will re-enter the sport fighting Mary Jo Sanders on January 12th, in a 10-round IBA Americas title bout.  Nicholas is not ranked with WBAN--we do not ranked boxers who have been inactive for that amount of time.  The Facts...Full Story

Cordova Wins by a decision
January 6, 2007

(JAN 6) On Thursday night, at the Harrah's Casino & Resort, in Mayetta, Kansas, and promoted by Zeferino Entertainment, strawweight Chantel Cordova, 101, won a four-round unanimous decision over New Mexico’s Jody Esquibel, 104.

Tonight: McCarter vs. Biggers
Photos: Luis Tapia

(JAN 5) Tonight at the Orleans Casino and Hotel, in Las.  Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter, of Las Vegas, Nevada, will be fighting Donna Biggers, South Carolina, will be taking on local boxer, Layla McCarter Full Story

Sanders/Nicholas: Not a Good Start
by Bernie McCoy
January 3, 2006

There's never a scarcity of critics of the sport of Women's boxing, rather they tend to be legion in number. Some of the criticism is silly and misinformed, such as the ongoing cry that it is not aesthetically pleasing for female athletes to compete in a boxing ring. Other negative evaluations come closer to fact; the reluctance of the top fighters in the sport to step into the ring with each other.  Full Story

Ramsey-Egbunine on undercard of Toney-Peter card
January 3, 2006

(JAN 3) On Saturday, January 6th, at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, in Hollywood, Florida, super middleweight Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey, 6-2-0 (2KO), Lake Wales, Florida, will be fighting Ijeoma "The Praise" Egbunine, 12-1-0 (8KO), Nigeria, who fights out of Marietta, Georgia, will be fighting in a six-rounder ..Full Story

Cordova to fight Esquibel
January 2, 2007

(JAN 2) This just MAY be the FIRST women's bout of 2007!  On January 4th, at the Harrah’s Prairie Band Casino, in Mayetta, Kansas, strawweight Chantel Cordova, of Pueblo West, Colorado, will be fighting New Mexico’s Jody Esquibel.

Tribute to Fellow Boxer Kemal Kolenovic
By Maureen Shea
January 2, 2007

I met Kemal Kolenovic when I first started boxing at the Omni Health and Fitness Gym in Pelham when I was 19. He had just started his pro career... He used to tell me to stop boxing because I'm a woman and that it's a dangerous sport.... He told me this on various occasions. And when I would retort, he would simply shrug his shoulders and say ok... Full Story

2007 Opens Up with Biggers vs. McCarter
January 2, 2007

(JAN 2) This Friday, on January 05, 2007, at the Orleans Casino and Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Donna Biggers, of South Carolina will be taking on local boxer, Layla McCarter. The two are scheduled to fight for the WBA/GBU title in a 12 round (3 min. rds) bout.

WBAN's January 2007 Rankings!
January 1, 2007

(JAN 1, 2007) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN January 2007 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here


































































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