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JANUARY 2011

Serrano impresses at the Turning Stone
by Mark Jones
January 30, 2011

(JAN 30) Amanda (The Real Deal) Serrano, 128, Bronx, now 8-0-1 with 4 kayos, avenged the only blemish on her record with a 6 round unanimous decision victory over Ela (Bam Bam) Nunez, 130, Rochester, who drops to 9-8-1 with 2 kayos. The two drew over four rounds in Atlantic City last November...Full Story

Moreno Comes Up Short Against Yesica Bopp
January 30, 2011
by Mario Serrano
Publicist/Team Moreno

(JAN 30) Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Former four-time world champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno (21-3, 6 KO's), 106¾,  was unsuccessful in her quest to capture Yesica Bopp's (14-0, 5 KO's), 106,  WBA and WBO Light Flyweight titles.
"Yesica Bopp is a great champion and she won the fight, said Moreno. "It's very difficult to travel thousands of miles away from home and get a victory. When.. ..Full Story

McLeod-Wells to fight McMorrow in New York!
January 29, 2011

(JAN 29) Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells will fight in her first six round bout on February 9, 2011. The fight is being promoted by DiBella Entertainment and is part of his New York Boxing Series.  The show will be at BB King Blues Club and Grill, located at 237 W. 42nd St., New York City.  Keisher “Fire”McLeod-Wells steps back into the ring on February 9th against Melissa “Mighty” McMorrow at the BB King Blues club and Grill in Times Square, NY.  Full Story

Serrano Looks to Avenge only Blemish This Saturday Against Ela Nunez
Source/PR
January 28, 2011

(JAN 28) VERONA, NY—This Saturday night at the beautiful Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, New York, undefeated female featherweight, Amanda Serrano will look to “avenge” her only career blemish when she takes on Ela Nunez in a six round bout. ...Full Story

Special Tribute to Photographer Roger Williams
by Sue TL Fox
January 28, 2011

(JAN 28) WBAN recently learned that top photographer Roger Williams passed away on January 26th, in Phoenix, Arizona.   Williams shot photos for boxing sites, and he was also a UPI, Washington Post, and a White House Photographer.  Full Story

Carina Moreno Arrives In Argentina To Face Yesica Bopp
January 27, 2011

(JAN 27) Carina "La Reina" Moreno arrived today in Argentina to face Yesica Bopp. Moreno talks about getting acclimated to the hot weather and how her traveling arrangements are going. Video Footage

Tonight: Savanna Hill to fight De La Cruz!d
January 27, 2011

 (JAN 27) Tonight at the Coca-Cola Center, in Oklahoma City, Savanna Hill will be facing Katarina De La Cruz. Yesterday at the weigh-in Hill came in at 109, and Katarina, 110. Hill was originally supposed to fight Hollie Dunaway. Hill and Cruz will be fighting a six-round bout.

Video Interview: Carina Moreno Talks about her upcoming Title bout
January 25, 2011
Source/Mario Serrano

(JAN 25) On the video interview,  Carina "La Reina" Moreno (21-2, 6 KO's), talks about fighting Argentina's undefeated WBO and WBA Light Flyweight champion, Yesica Bobb (13-0, 5 KO's). The two will fight on January 29, 2011, in Argentina, and Moreno will be going after Bopp's WBA and WBO world titles..Video

Anne-Sophie Mathis is Back!
January 24, 2011

(JAN 24) WBAN has been notified that Sophie Anne-Sophie Mathis, 21-1-1 (18 KOs), of Dombasle, France, and former multi-world champion is back and that after a two-year break due to a reported injury, she is ready to take...Full Story

Trivilino and Kuhn win at Ares Promotions Fight Night III
by Mark A. Jones
January 23, 2011
Photo: Sarah Kuhn

(JAN 23) Sarah Kuhn, 144, Schoharie, NY, improved her record to 3-0 (1) with a unanimous points win over the tough Cassandra Lindsey, 141, Columbus, Mississippi, in an entertaining four round bout. Lindsey, with the loss, dropped...Full Story

Tonight: Big Fight Card
for Women's boxing in Mexico

January 22, 2011

(JAN 22) Tonight at the Arena Neza,, in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, México, and promoted by HG Boxing, there will be several women's bouts on the card. In a 10-round bout, Ana Maria Torres will be fighting Naoko Yamaguchi for the WBC super flyweight title, and the vacant WBA bantamweight title. In another 10-rounder Arely Mucino, will take on Chantel Cordova for the vacant IBF flyweight title. In another 10 round bout, Irma Sanchez will fight Katia Gutierrez for the vacant IBF junior flyweight title, and in a six-rounder Melinda Cooper will be fighting Fredee Gonzalez.

Press Conference: Christy Martin
January 19, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 19) Earlier today, Christy Martin attended a press conference in New York.  Photographer Mary Ann Owen told WBAN,  "Christy Martin looked fantastic, she is ready to rumble with Dakota Stone on the undercard of Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga. The Martin/ Stone fight will be televised on live on Showtime March 12 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo of Christy with her attorney Gloria Allred taken at the BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York City]

Belinszky To fight in South Korea
January 19, 2011
Photo/source: Jollydee

(JAN 19) The most successful Hungarian professional female boxer Krisztina Belinszky (25-6-2; 9KO), will be fighting on March 19, 2011 in Incheon, South Korea.  Krisztina is set to fight the IFBA strawweight titleholder korean Ji-Hyun Park (12-2; 4KO)....Full Story
 

Sharon Gaines on the Lookout for a fight!
January 17, 2011

(JAN 17) Sharon Gaines, who fights between 110-112 lbs., is looking to resume her boxing career after being out of the ring since February of 2009. In the past, Gaines has taken on some of the best. If you would like to have this boxer on your card, you can contact her by email

Ava Knight's Fight Ends in KO Victory
Photos/Story by
Lori Steinhorst
January 17, 2011

(JAN 17) On Friday night, January 14, 2011, on the Golden Boy Promotions card at the Fantasy Springs Casino, in Indio, California, about one minute and thirty seconds into the first round, Ava Knight was able to catch Gloria Salas with a heavy left hook to the temple that sent her.. Story with Photos

Hot Matchup! Serrano vs. Nunez
January 16, 2011

(JAN 16) In what is anticipated to be a barnburner, Amanda Serrano will be fighting Ela Nunez on January 29th, at the Turning Stone Casino, in Verona, New York. Serrano told WBAN, "I'm in the best shape ever. To all my fans and friends stay tuned it will be a war for sure."

Video:  Rakoczy is Back
January 15, 2011

(JAN 15)  WBAN has received notice from promoter 'Christian Printup that Jessica Rakoczy will be back in action in July. Printup said, "She will fight anyone in the world at 122-126 lbs...Garside, Acuna, Tissen, Menzer, Lopez, Nava, Marcos..We're Game!"  Latest Video

Layla McCarter to fight Harris
January 15, 2011

(JAN 15) On February 12, 2011, at the Sky Ute Casino Resort, in Ignacio, Colorado, on the "Battle at the Rockies" boxing card, Layla McCarter of Las Vegas, Nevada, will be fighting Cimberly "kim" Harris in a six round bout. The fight will be at 154 lbs., and McCarter is moving up in weight class to get a shot to the welterweight and super welterweight title.  Full Story

Video: Dakota Stone Talks about her Rematch with Martin! 
Video/photo by
Mary Ann Owen
January 15, 2011

(JAN 15) Yesterday at the Top Rank Office, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dakota Stone talked about her upcoming Showtime  fight against Christy Martin..Video

Hot Off the Press: Martin to fight Dakota Stone!
January 14, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 14) WBAN received news that Christy Martin and Dakota Stone will be fighting on the Pay-Per-View card, that will be held at the MGM Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 12th! Contracts have been signed. We have learned that Martin and Stone will be the first fight on the Showtime, and the two will be fighting six rounds. This will be a rematch..Full Story

Amateur Boxing "Hopeful" Dropped from National Team
January 13, 2011

(JAN 13) Executive Director Ed Picson reported this week that amateur boxing talent 28-year old Annie Albania has been dropped from the national team after failing to return to training camp last week. ..Full Story

Scotland: "History First" in the Making?
January 13, 2011
Copyrighted Story/
Photo: Herald Scotland

(JAN 13) It has been reported this week in the Herald Scotland, that 26-year old Louise Mitchell will be the first amateur female boxer in Scotland, to compete for Scotland in the ring. Mitchell will be fighting this Saturday, on January 15th, at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh in an official bout against Wales. Mitchell will take on opponent...Full Story

Two Women's Bouts Don Oklahoma Card
January 12, 2011

(JAN 12) In more women's boxing action, on Thursday at Remington Park, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Both fights for the women are four rounds. In one match, Rebecca Miller vs. Katarina De La Cruz, and second bout, Kelly Trance vs. Lacey Crawford. Photo: Lori Steinhorst

Global Boxing Union Working with the Retired Boxers Foundation to Provide Opportunities for Retired Fighters!
Source/PR
January 11, 2011

(JAN 11) The Global Boxing Union (GBU) was founded in 1977. The GBU started out as a sanctioning body for professional boxing title fights for male boxers. After an hiatus of 20 years the GBU was revamped in 1997 and started concentrating on sanctioning both male and female title fights.  In December 2010, the Global Boxing Union began a revitalization plan take the organization to the next level with a new board of directors and new direction. The GBU will perpetually..Full Story

Carina Moreno vs. Yesica Bopp for WBO & WBA Titles
January 10, 2011
Source/PR-Mario Serrano

(JAN 10) Former four-time world champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno (21-2, 6 KO's), returns to the ring to face Argentina's undefeated light flyweight champion Yesica Yolanda Bopp (13-0, 5 KO's) on January 29, 2010. Moreno has agreed to travel to Bopp's native land of Argentina as the bout is set to take place in Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires. On the line will be Bopp's WBA and WBO titles.  Full Story

World Amateur Champion Mary Spencer Comes to Vegas!
January 9, 2011
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 9) This week at the LA Boxing Gym in Henderson, Nevada, three-time Canadian amateur champion Mary Spencer came to the gym and sparred with fighters TaTina Anderson and Crystal Hoy. Rick McLean of boxingexaminer.com, and one of WBAN's independent board members, got Las Vegas photographer, Mary Ann Owen to..Full Story

Dakota Stone last Boxer to fight Martin
January 8, 2011

(JAN 8) WBAN has just posted some video coverage of the Christy Martin vs. Dakota Stone fight that took place on September 2, 2009.  This was Martin's last fight before getting nearly fatally injured in a Domestic Violence incident with her husband.  Video

Former Female Pro Boxer Accused of Murder!
January 7, 2011
Photos (below): ABC News
Photo (r) websleuths.com

(JAN 7) WBAN has been notified that 44-year old Mona Nelson, 1-3-0 (0KO) of Texas, has been arrested for the murder of 12-year old Jonathan Foster, of Houston, Texas. Foster came up missing on Christmas eve, where he was living with his mother and stepfather. ..Full Story

WBAN's January 2011 Rankings!
January 7, 2011

(JAN 7) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN January 2011 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

WBAN's "Wish List" For Fights in 2011!
By Sue TL Fox
January 6, 2011
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(JAN 6) WBAN has just listed 15 "Wish list" matches that we would like to see happen in 2011---although we have a huge list (100 suggested bouts) on the records site!  We also would like to encourage the public to give us their top "Wish List" of fights they would love to see on some of the "near future" Boxing cards! These are not in any particular order...Full Story

Latest on Christy Martin to meet up with Promoter Bob Arum!
January 5, 2011

(JAN 5) According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida's Christy Martin, who was shot and stabbed in November in an alleged domestic dispute with her husband, Jim Martin, is planning to meet up with Top Rank's boxing promoter Bob Arum in Las Vegas, Nevada today! ....Full Story 

Just When you Think you have heard it All---ESPN-W makes mare's nest of women in sport
Story by: Jennifer Doyle
January 3, 2011

(JAN 3) Honestly Folks....you do not have to make these things up----out of ALL the news stories that have donned the media through the year of 2010 - this popular sports entity has listed  "Zenyetta" the female horse, no less in the top ten stories.  .Full Story 

Two Women's Bouts in Uruguay
January 3, 2011

(JAN 3) On January 9, 2011, at the Hotel & Casino Conrad, in Punta del Este, Uruguay, there will be two women's bouts on the card.  In one bout, Cecilia Comunales vs. Halana Dos Santos, and also, Hanna Gabriel vs. Melisenda Perez. Both bouts are 10 round title matches.

Latest Update on Isra Girgrah!
January 1, 2011

(JAN 1) WBAN had the pleasure of talking with retired multi-world champion Isra Girgrah, 28-3-2 (11 KOs), who's last fight was on March 27, 2004.  Girgrah told WBAN the following:
"Since retiring from inside ring in 2004, I have had two beautiful baby girls! They are now 5 and 3. My husband and I promoted for a few years and our last venture was ...Full Story

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