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Las Vegas: Looking for a fight?
January 31, 2008

(JAN 31) Promoter looking for an opponent for Layla McCarter. The boxing card will take place on March 07, 2008, at the Orleans Casino.  The fight will be for a title, 132-135 lbs, purse negotiable. Call Luis Tapia at 702-812-1782 or email him.

Interview with Akondaye Fountain
By Michael J. Campbell
January 30, 2008

JAN 30) This week Akondaye Fountain did a one-on-one interview with Michael Campbell.  Campbell gave WBAN permission to post this interview.  You can also view the video interview on Boxingscene.com.  Full Story

Weigh-In at Langel's Pizza
January 29, 2008

January 29 (Merrillville, IN) - Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana fight fans are invited to Langel's Pizza, 2833 Highway Avenue in Highland, Indiana, this Thursday at 6 p.m. for the official boxer weigh ins for One In A Million's six-bout card the..Full Story

Women's Olympic boxing 2012
January 28, 2008

(JAN 28) Check out Kohler Productions who has begun a new project in regards to getting amateur women boxers in the Olympics. WE'VE WAITED LONG ENOUGH. BOXERS documentary has teamed with "Let Them Box", a growing movement in women's amateur boxing advocating for women's boxing in the 2012 Olympics in London. Full Story with video clip link

Women’s Boxing Action
January 27, 2008

(JAN 27) Last night there were several women’s boxing matches around the world. In Chubut Argentina, junior flyweight Yesica Bopp, won her second pro bout, when she stopped Verena Crespo by TKO in the second round. The fight was scheduled for six rounds.  Full Story

Julaton - Batey added to Boxing Card!
January 26, 2008

(JAN 26) WBAN's 2007 "Hottest Rising Star" Ana Julaton, elect has been added to the February 7, 2008 IFBA Championship Boxing Show.   Julaton shared this honor of being picked by WBAN as the hottest rising star in 2007, along with Jenifer "The Razor" Barber.  Full Story

Cheng Jing Added to WBAN
January 27, 2008

(JAN 27) WBAN has just added Cheng Jing, of China to our Boxers Profiles Segment. Cheng fights as a flyweight, and is devoted full-time to the sport. Before turning pro, she had a 11-4 amateur record, winning the 2005 1st rounder-up in the National..More

Tonight: Fiorentino vs. Nunez Headlines card
January 26, 2008

 (JAN 26)  – Tonight at the Mansfield SportsPlex in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IWBF featherweight and NABF super featherweight champion Missy “The Fury” Fiorentino, will be headlining the “The Ultimate Showdown II” ...Full Story

Irizarry Wins by Decision
January 26, 2008

(JAN 26) Last night at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, Adelita Irizarry, 142, of Hartford, Connecticut, won a four-round unanimous decision over Tanya Gallegos, 143, Denver, Colorado. Final judges scores were 40-36 on all cards...Pre-fight story
 
WBAN Adds Brækhus!
January 25, 2008

(JAN 25) WBAN has just added Junior welterweight Cecilia Brækhus to our Boxers Profile Segment.   Cecilia was born in Cartagena, Colombia to Norwegian parents. She now lives in Bergen, Norway. She began kickboxing at age 14 and....To Read more
 
Garcia to fight Warner
January 24, 2008

(JAN 24) On February 1, 2008, at the Fort McDowell Casino, in Scottsdale, Arizona, Becky Garcia, 5-0-0 (3KO), Mesa, Arizona, will be fighting Suszannah Warner, 7-6-0 (2KO) New York. This will be a test for Garcia who will step up in the talent pool to fight Warner. Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Knight to face Gaines on Aroto Card
January 24, 2008

(JAN 24) Rock and Sock Promotions announced today that Ava Knight (2-0-1) of Chico, California will face Sharon Gaines (11-9) of Las Vegas on their upcoming event February 9th at The Aquarius Casino Resort in..Full Story

Code Red to be on radio show
January 24, 2008

 (JAN 24) Tune in on February 6th at 7:15 p.m.,  to "Talkin Boxing" broadcast on tpsradio.net where Cristy "Code Red" Nickel will be a guest.  Boxing writer, historian and promoter Bill Calogero has asked Cristy to join him for the live broadcast program.

Upcoming Fight: Saperstein vs. Varchenko..
By John E.G. Wilson
January 24, 2008

 (JAN 24) LAURA SAPERSTEIN (1-0-0) the 36 year old Australian born lawyer from North London, England takes the next step in her professional boxing career when she meets OLENA..Full Story

Davis to Venture into China to fight for World title
January 23, 2008

(JAN 23) On January 26, 2008, in  Macau, China, Janaya Davis, 6-2-0 (2KO), of Stone Mountain, Georgia, will be fighting Ya Nan Wang, 4-0-0 (2KO),  of Shanghai, China,  for the WIBA Middleweight World Title.

WBAN Adds Natalie Brown!
January 22, 2008

(JAN 22) WBAN has just added Junior welterweight Natalie "Too Bad" Brown to our Boxers Profile Segment.   Brown has lived in Jamaica, Georgia (USA) and Canada. She began boxing in 1998 in Atlanta, GA by taking aerobic...To Read more on Brown 

Brown defeats Cofer
by a UD
Photos and Story
by Durell Wambolt

January 20, 2008

(JAN 20) Natalie "Too Bad" Brown defeated Kelli Cofer by unamious decision last night at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. Brown dropped..Full Story Photo Gallery #465 (Fight and weigh-in photos)

Delgado Defeats Lamb
January 20, 2008

(JAN 20)  Last night in El Campo, Texas, lightweight Crystal Delgado, of Houston,  kept her undefeated record of now 4-0, when she won a four-round unanimous decision over Lisa Lamb. Final judges scores was 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

Nunez Wins by a Split!
Photo & Story by Mike Blair
January 20, 2008

(JAN 20) Last night at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, it is probably easier to decide on an economic stimulus package than to absolutely state a case for who won the four round featherweight..Full Story

Brown defeats Cofer
by a UD
Photo and Story
by Durell Wambolt
January 20, 2008

(JAN 20) Natalie "Too Bad" Brown defeated Kelli Cofer by a unanimous decision last night at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. In the first round, Brown dropped Cofer with a huge right hand. In the second round,  Cofer made a visit to the canvas again courtesy of another right hand across the..Full Story
 
Sauerland signs Cecilia Brækhus
Translated by Torben L.
January 20, 2008

(JAN 20) Norwegian Cecilia Brækhus has signed a contract with Sauerland, which is one of the dominant boxing stables in Germany. Contrary to their...Full Story
 
Women's fight tonight in Tacoma..
Photo & Story By Mike Blair
January 19, 2008

(JAN 19) Hondi Hernandez (5-1 3KO) of Chandler, Arizona will face Merced Nunez (5-1 2KO) of Philomath, Oregon, in a four round bout tonight at the Emerald..Full Story

Taylor Collects Top Award
By Bernard O'Neill
January 19, 2008

(JAN 19) World and European lightweight champion Katie Taylor was back on top of the podium yesterday after receiving the Irish Times/VHI Healthcare Sportswoman of the year award at the Western Hotel in Dublin.  Full Story

Photo Gallery: McCarter vs. Serrano
January 19, 2008

(JAN 19) WBAN has just posted a photo gallery of the Layla McCarter vs. Cindy Serrano bout, and behind the scenes that include the weigh-in.  The fight took place in Las Vegas, NV, on January 11, 2008. To check out - Photo Gallery #464

Barber to fight Morales on FSN card!
January 18, 2008
 

(JAN 18) Be on the lookout for WBAN's "Hottest Rising Star" of 2007!  Undefeated Jennifer "The Razor" Barber, 4-0-0 (2 KO) of Northridge, California, will be featured on the Fox Sports Net (FSN) Best Damn Boxing Championship, on the undercard, February 7th at 6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Burton Retires from the Sport
January 18, 2008
Photo by Mike Blair
 

(JAN 18) WBAN received an open letter earlier today from Shelley Burton, who has announced her retirement from the sport.  Shelley wrote the following: It is never an easy decision to retire from a sport when you feel that there would be one last one you could do to make a difference. Full Story

WBAN Adds Dominga Olivo!
January 18, 2008
 

(JAN 18) WBAN has just added Dominga Olivo, of New York, to our Boxers Profile Segment.  When you read about Olivo, you will see why WBAN picked her as 2007's Best Kept Secret!  Biography of Olivo

Evette Colazzo: Small Stature, Big Action!
Source: Press Release
January 17, 2008
 

(JAN 17) She may be small in stature, but she's big on action! Undefeated featherweight Evette Colazzo (2-0, 2 KOs) looks to continue her knock out ways when she returns to the ring on February 1 at The Radisson at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana. Presented by One In A Million Inc., Colazzo is..Full Story

Latest Hungarian News!
By Jollydee
January 17, 2008
 

(JAN 17) Viktoria Milo is training hard in Budapest, in preparation for a world title bout.  Milo will be fighting a 10-round title bout against multi-titled world champion Anita Christensen of Denmark.  Negotiations are already in process.

Idrissi Wins by a majority decision over Bedö
Photo and Story by JollyDee of Hungary
January 16, 2008
 
Photo Gallery #463
 

(JAN 16) Last night at the Gilda-Max Fitness Centre and Box Gym, in Budapest, Hungary, Zsofia Bedö (112.75lbs) of Budapest, Hungary, lost by majority decision from pro debuter Fadia Idrissi (112lbs) of Denmark.  Full Story

Press Conference held in Canada
By Durell Wambolt
January 16, 2008
 

(JAN 16) It's official Natalie Brown vs. Kelli Cofer was officially announced today. Even tough neither lady was present at today's press conference announcing the undercard bouts for Steve Molitor's 3rd defense of his IBF Jr. Featherweight Championship at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.  Full Story

Esquibel vs. Knight Decision
By Jose Rodriguez -
Team Knight
January 16, 2008
 

(JAN 16) On January 11, 2008, at the Isleta Casino, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was an unfair decision between 108 pounders Ava Knight vs.  Jodi Esquibel,  a local Albuquerque boxer in a four round bout. In my opinion---For sure Ava knight lost the first round as Miss Esquibel caught her with some good over hand rights but never hurt knight.   Full Story
 
Power of Will or Power of a Poor Call?
Source: Press Release
By Carolyn O’Brien – Team Brakache
January 15, 2008
 

(JAN 15) – Friday night’s main event at the Isleta Casino, Holm vs Brakache, ended with Holm defending her WBC and IFBA belts via a controversial technical TKO. Referee Rocky Burke, stopped the match in the seventh round, ruling Brakache unable to continue because a small cut caused by a clash of heads from the two fighters. Mariem ‘Punchenella’ Brakache Challenges the Technical TKO Call and Holm to a Rematch.  Full Story

Time's arrow – misses!
By Ewan Whyte
January 14, 2008
 

 (JAN 14) With a record of no wins, seven losses and one draw going into Thursday night's contest with a far younger woman (who had already beaten her once!), no one gave forty-eight-year-old Guillermina Fernández much..Full Story

Natalie Brown to fight Cofer
January 13, 2008
 

(JAN 13) On January 19, 2007, Canadian Natalie Brown will be fighting USA's Kelli Cofer on the undercard in Rama, Ontario, Canada. The mainliner will feature Steve Molitor vs. Ricardo Castillo. WBAN's photographer Durell Wambolt will be at the press conference this coming Tuesday.

Fight: Dunaway Vs. Gaines
By Mark L. Elwood
Photos by Jim Compton
January 13, 2008
Photo Gallery #462
 

(JAN 13) ST. LOUIS – In an action-packed battle for the vacant NABF flyweight title, hometown favorite Hollie “Hot
Stuff” Dunaway of St. Louis won a unanimous 10-round
decision over Sharon Gaines of Las Vegas at the Viking
Conference Center on Friday night. Photos & Story

McCarter Wins by a Decision
Photos & Story by Lori Steinhorst
January 13, 2008
 

 (JAN 13) On Friday night, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in what turned out to be the most exciting and action packed fight on the card, Layla "Amazing" McCarter won a six-round...Full Story

Holm Dominates “Punchenella” in the 7th
 By Andy Rivera
 Photo's By Tom Hernandez
January 12, 2008
 

Holly Holm dominated Mariem "Punchenella" Brakache
(5-6-1) in the 7th round at Isleta Casino Friday night. The fight was stopped when Brakache's cut on her right eye was determined by referee Rocky Burke too severe to continue. Brakache did protest after the fight, but she was had lost every round prior to the stoppage.  Photos & Story

Christensen fight is Off!
January 12, 2008
 

(JAN 12) WBAN has been notified that the Anita Christensen vs Viktoria Oleynik fight that was  scheduled to take place on January 27, 2008, of off according to the internet site, knock-out.dk. Apparently the..Full Story

Fiorentino fights for third world title
Source: Press Release
January 12, 2008
 

MANSFIELD, Mass. (January 12, 2008) – Reigning IWBF featherweight and NABF super featherweight champion Missy “The Fury” Fiorentino, headlines “The Ultimate Showdown II” pro-am boxing show, presented by Peter Manfredo, Sr. in association with Bash For Cash, on January 26 at the Mansfield SportsPlex in Mansfield, Massachusetts.  Full Story

January 31st at the Paradise
By Jill Diamond
January 12, 2008
 

(JAN 12) Alicia Ashley (13-7-1) and Brooke Dierdorff (4-1-1) will be featured in an eight round bout on Joe DeGuardia's boxing card at the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY on January 31. The fight will be contested for the vacant NABF super bantamweight title.  Full Story

More Hardware
for Dunaway!

Photo & story by Jim Compton
January 12, 2008
 

(JAN 12) While Sharon Gaines (right) was continually on the attack, Hollie "Hotstuff" Dunaway patiently picked her shots and was able to grab a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday evening to grab the NABF Flyweight Title during the Mobil on the Run Fight Night..Full Story

Weigh-In: McCarter - Serrano
By Lori Steinhorst
January 11, 2008
 

(JAN 11) Thursday night, January 10th at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Layla McCarter and Cindy Serrano weighed in for their 6 round bout on the under card of Willy Chapman and Carlos Barnett.  Full Story

Namus waits for Aguiar
By Ewan Whyte
January 11, 2008
 

(JAN 11) In a late addition to next Saturday's bill at the Hotel-Casino Conrad in Punta del Este (Uruguay), "The Killer Peach", Cris Namus of Uruguay, will be confronting Juliana Werner de Aguiar (below) of Brazil over four rounds at ..Full Story

Tonight: Dunaway vs. Gaines
Photo by Jim Compton
January 11, 2008
 

(JAN 11) Tonight in St. Louis, at the Viking Grand Ballroom Hotel, in the mainliner,  Hollie "Hotstuff" Dunaway, 20-6, will be fighting Sharon Gaines 11-8, in a 10-round title bout for the NABF Flyweight title.   Full Story

USA Boxing Southeast Coast Regional Championships
Source: Press Release
January 10, 2008
 

(JAN 10) The Augusta Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce that Augusta has been awarded next month’s USA Boxing Southeast Coast Regional Championships. The event will be held at May Park Gym, 622 4th Street in Augusta, Georgia on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. each night.  Full Story

Shea on MTV's "Made"!
January 10, 2008
 

(JAN 10) WBAN tuned in last night to MTV’s “MADE”, where Maureen Shea, was featured as a boxing coach for a teenager who wanted to go from being a ballerina to boxer. The show was very entertaining.  MTV did a stellar job in this episode of "Made."

McCarter vs. Serrano
Photos & Story by
Lori Steinhorst
January 9, 2008
 

(JAN 9) The press conference was held today at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the IBA Heavyweight Championship Continental Belt fight between Willy Chapman 21-28-4 and Carlos Barnett 10-1-0.  Full Story

Holm Receives WBAN's 2007 Fighter of the Year Award at Press Conference
January 9, 2008
 

(JAN 9) Today the final press conference was held at the Isleta, in Albuquerque, New Mexico,  for the upcoming card featuring  Holly Holm vs. Mariem Brakache. Holm was presented with the WBAN 2007 'Fighter of the Year" glass-engraved plaque. WBAN has begun giving a plaque for the Fighter of the Year awards - beginning in 2007.  Full Story

Kenya: Bilali And Sande Shine As Female's Boxing Fervor Degenerates
January 8, 2007
 

(JAN 8) Even in boxing where pugilists, like old wine, tend to mature with age, it's ordinarily expected that ...Copyrighted Story on All Africa

Bopp begins with bravura
By Ewan Whyte
January 7, 2008
 

(JAN 7) If eyebrows were raised last month when Argentinian boxing journalists awarded three time Pan-American champion Yésica Bopp their "Firpo de Oro" as the outstanding boxer of the year – the first time a woman...Full Story

"AROTO" Returns
Source: Press Release
January 7, 2008
 

(JAN 7) Rock & Sock Promotions announced today that after a one year hiatus they will once again be promoting the women’s boxing series “A Ring Of Their Own.”. The first chapter in the new series will be a part of a February 9th boxing card to be promoted at The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada. The “AROTO” segment of the show will feature...Full Story

What's New for 2008 on WBAN?..
By Sue TL Fox
January 7, 2008
 

(JAN 7) WBAN has many updates and changes for 2008. First off, before getting started with the updates, I would like to say, that I am very proud of our WBAN World ratings. Dee Williams has done an ..Full Story

St. John to fight on
MMA card
January 7, 2008
 

(JAN 7) WBAN has received a press release in regards to Mia "The Knockout" St. John, who will be making her  debut in MMA when she fights another debuter Melinda Dumas on January 26th.  The event will be held at Hawaii’s Premier ..Full Story

Mann to fight Christy Martin
January 6, 2008
 

(JAN 6 ) WBAN received a latest update on Bonnie "Queen B" Mann who said the following: " After a disasterous showing at 144 lbs. ( too much weight to lose ) I will be fighting at 154 lbs. on April 12th, in Richmond, Virginia,  against the..Full Story

Moreno to Defend Title
January 5, 2008
 

(JAN 5) On February 23, 2007, at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California,  Carina Moreno, 16-1, of Watsonville, CA, will be fighting Chantel Cordova, 7-0-1, of Pueblo, CO.  Moreno will be defending her WBC Strawweight title.

Check out MTV's "MADE" on January 7th
Press Release (excerpt)
January 4, 200
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(JAN 4) Watch As Young People Undergo The Ultimate Transformation On Mtv’s “Made” Airing With New Episodes On January 7th And January 12th. MTV will air new episodes of its Emmy Award winning series, “MADE”  starting on January 7th at 10pm (ET/PT) and January 12th at 11am-4pm (ET/PT). Back for its eighth season MTV’s “MADE” chronicles the challenges and accomplishments that young people face as they attempt a life-changing transformation.  Full Story

The Ringside Boxing Show
January 4, 2008
 

(JAN 4) WBAN would like to hear from some of the top pro women boxers in the sport who would be interested in being interviewed on the “Ringside Boxing Show”. The show features David Marzetti and Monterey Herald boxing columnist Dennis Taylor, and it is on 9-10 a.m....Full Story

Shea to team up with MTV's "Made"!
January 3, 2008
Press Release (excerpt)
 

NEW YORK - Maureen Shea, professional boxer, recently teamed up with MTV as an amateur boxing coach on their Emmy Award winning show "MADE".  Back for their eight season, MTV's MADE has scheduled their first new episode of the year for Monday, January 7th..Full Story
 
Yearly Awards - The Best and the Worst of 2007!
January 2, 2008
 

 (JAN 2) Another year has gone by and it is time to have the "hot" picks and "not" picks for the year 2007! There were definitely the GOOD, the BAD, and the NOT so good this year in ...2007 Awards!

January 2008 Rankings and Updates!
January 1, 2008
 

(JAN 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN January 2008 rankings.  As of January 1, 2008, there has also been a significant change to the rankings.   More

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