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JANUARY 2016

Zambia's Catherine Phiri Named WBAN's February 2016 Fighter of the Month!
January 31, 2016

 

(JAN 31) WBAN would like to congratulate  Catherine Phiri, 11-1-0 (5KO), of Lusaka, Zambia, who has been named our WBAN February 2016 Fighter of the Month.  She had a fantastic win last night, fighting out of venue in Rosarito, Mexico, where she defeated Yazmin Rivas by TD in 7th round.

2016 IWBHF Inductees Announced
Press Release/IWBHF
by Bernie McCoy
January 31, 2016
Photo: Malissa Smith

(JAN 31) Eight luminaries, whose careers in boxing span nearly five decades, comprise the third class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. The announcement of the honored inductees was made on Saturday at the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Tijuana, Mexico. The group includes seven boxers from both the "modern era" (1990-2010) and the "pioneer" years of the sport (1960-80), and a trailblazing woman who   Full Story

January 2016 WBAN World Rankings!
January 30, 2016

 

 (JAN 30) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for January 2016. This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. You can see our top #1's in the sport---which is NO easy task with WBAN! Congrats to all our top ten in the sport.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

WBC Woman’s National Convention plus preview of Saturday’s fights
January 30, 2016

 

 (JAN 30) Friday, January 29, for most of the day, the young ladies had a Working Session hopefully discovering better ways to improve their position in the sport and more ways to get their matches on television. At
 10:30 p.m. it was time for the Gala dinner with a special awards presentation to La Princesa de Tijuana....Full Story by James Wyatt

Fantastic First Day at the WBC Female Boxing Convention
January 29, 2016

 

(JAN 29) Yesterday was the first day of the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Tijuana, Mexico - the WBC outdid themselves with a fantastic first day at the convention---many female world champions and more in attendance! We have posted a huge gallery of photos on our WBAN Group Facebook!  Photos By Alma Montiel

Katie Taylor set to meet Queen Underwood in Tralee on 20th February?
by Michael O'Neill
January 26, 2016

 (JAN 26)  Fans of the ‘amateur’ sport will be delighted to hear that many times USA & Pan American champion Queen Underwood’s last fight as an amateur is likely to take place in Ireland on February 20th with ‘ usually reliable sources’ suggesting the bout is...Full Story

EUBC confirms changes of date & venue for AOB European Olympic Qualifiers
by Michael O'Neill
January 22, 2016

 (JAN 22) The European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) has today confirmed that the dates and venue of the 2016 AOB European qualifiers have been changed. This brief note appears on the organisation's website Friday morning. "The AIBA Executive Committee approved the change of the dates and the...Full Story

Athlone's Cheyanne O'Neill set for the Brampton Cup in Canada – Feb 5-7, 2016
by Michael O'Neill
January 20, 2016
Photos: Courtesy of IABA.ie
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JAN 20) 20 year old Athlone BC Lightweight (60) kg, Cheyanne O’Neill is in the final stages of her preparation for February’s prestigious Brampton Cup tournament in Ontario where she will be ‘guesting’ for the St Brigid’s Edenderry club whom ..Full Story

WBAN / IWBHF to attend the Second Annual WBC Women's Boxing Convention to be held in Mexico January 27 to January 30th!
January 18, 2016

(JAN 18) WBAN and the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) are happy to announce that we have several board members attending the WBC Women's Boxing Convention that is ...Full Story

Worldwide Boxing Results over the weekend!
by Sue TL Fox
January 18, 2016

 (JAN 18) This past weekend worldwide we had quite a few boxing results in women's boxing.  Here are the following results that we have received thus far.  Friday, January 15, 2016:  At the Centro de Convenciones El Cifco, San Salvador, El Salvador, Dayana Cordero, 117.5, of Barranquilla, Colombia, won by a fourth round TKO (1:40) over Sayda Mosquera, 117.5, of Panama...Full Story

Argentina:  Marcela Acuna Returns to the ring to fight Elizabeth Carabajal
Source:  H. Gustavo Fernandez
January 18,  2016
Photos: Facebook

(JAN 18)  WBAN has learned today that Marcela "Tigresa" Acuna is set to fight Elizabeth "Burbuja" Carabajal on February 26, 2016, in Buenos Aires! The following internet report stated the following:  Confirmed: Acuña vs Carabajal - By H Gustavo Fernández As we gave the scoop in Boxeadoras Argentinas, on January 10, multiple...Full Story

Update - Cancelled Bout Tonight:   Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Kalderas
January 16, 2016

 

(JAN 16)  Just in:  the fight between Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Kalderas has been canceled for tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.   Serrano's original opponent Helen Joseph fell off the card and now Erika Kalderas and Serrano are off card.  Serrano is rescheduled to fight on February 17th for the title.

Update Just In: WBAN calls upon the AIBA to issue a clear statement Olympic Qualifiers
by Sue Fox & Michael O'Neill
January 15, 2016

(JAN 15)  WBAN understands from ‘sources close to the AIBA’ that the European Olympic Qualifiers will now start on April 7th following representations from a number of National Federations, boxers and coaches. The original date was April 20th. We also learn that Samsun on the Black Sea in Northern Turkey is the likely venue should further terrorist attacks lead the AIBA Executive and its Security Advisors to conclude that the safety of boxers,  Full Story

Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques to Fight Mariana "Baby" Juarez in Mexico
Source: Prensa Promociones
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Photos Courtesy:
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January 14, 2016

(JAN 14)  Puerto Rican Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques will be the next opponent of Mariana "Barby" Juarez on Feb. 6, headlining at a venue to be determined, presented by Televisa Deportes and will be broadcast to the entire country (Mexico) completely live on Channel 5, in a another episode of the rivalry...Full Story

The Finalists Are Set After 55 Semi-final Bouts at the Junior Open and Youth National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
January 9, 2016
Photo:  Lupe Gutierrez

(JAN 9) RENO, NEV - Fifty-five bouts took place in 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championships semifinal competition on Friday in Reno, Nev. All of the day's winners in today's bouts at the Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion moved on to Saturday's championship..Full Story

New €4million Irish High Performance Training Centre at Irish Institute of Sport
by Michael O'Neill
January 8, 2016
Photo: Facebook

(JAN 8) Great news for Irish boxing, indeed other sports too, in advance of the forthcoming Olympic Games and the World and European Championships as Minister Paschal Donohoe held a media briefing Thursday.  Full Story

Sixty-Seven Boxers Advances to the Medal Round at the Junior Open and Youth National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
January 8, 2016

(JAN 8) RENO, NEV. - Thursday's quarterfinal round featured the heaviest day of competition at the 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championships in Reno, Nev. More than 65 bouts were contested today at the Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion with all of the day's ...Full Story

High Honors for Retired Multi-World Champion Rosilete Dos Santos
by Sue TL Fox
January 8, 2016

(JAN 8) It has been announced via the internet that retired multi-world champion Rosilete Dos Santos will have the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch in Sao Jose Dos Pinhais----the Olympic Torch is the greatest symbol of world sport. Santos said, "Everything we've been through, all that we suffer, how many times have we had reason...Full Story

Latest Update on the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame
Source/PR
January  8, 2016

(JAN 8) The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame recently published that we were going to host our 2016 Induction Ceremony on April 30, 2016.  Due to some Inductees, invited guests and attendees which will be at our 2016 Induction Ceremony, we have decided to reschedule. Dates and location will be forthcoming. We will however, announce our 2016 Nominees during...Full Story

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano to fight Helen "Iron Lady" Joseph for WBO Title
Source/PR
January 7, 2016
Photos: Facebook

(JAN 7) On January 16th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Amanda 'The Real Deal' Serrano battles the rough and tough Helen 'Iron Lady' Joseph for the vacant WBO Featherweight World Title. This will be Serrano's second chance to reclaim a title at the featherweight division. The first took place on February 16..Full Story

Two Female bouts on Canadian Card: Larcinese vs. Gerula, and Dicaire vs. Barry
January 6, 2016

 

(JAN 6) On January 21, 2016, at the Montreal Casino, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Lucia Larcinese, of Montreal, will be fighting Olivia Gerula, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in a six round bout.  Also on the card, Marie Eve Dicaire, of Quebec, will face Christina Barry, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in a four-round bout.

Latest Update Nikki Burleson vs. Tiffany Alexander Off the card
January 6, 2016

(JAN 6) On Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Firelake Arena, Shawnee, Oklahoma, there will be boxing event, that would have had a female bout on the card, but it is not happening for the women on the card.  Nikki Burleson, 7-1-0 (4KO), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, vs. Tiffany Alexander, 1-2-2 (1KO), off card.

Katie Taylor's 10 year reign as 'Queen of the Lightweights'
by Michael O'Neill
January 4, 2016

(JAN 4)  On January 1st, Ireland’s Katie Taylor, (one of our WBAN ‘Amateurs of the Year 2015) began 2016 as the AIBA World no.1 Lightweight just as she has done ever since first reaching the top of the podium back in 2006.  Full Story

El Salvador:  Cordero vs.  Mosquera in rematch for Interim WBA Title
Source/WBAN Resource Team
January 3, 2016

(JAN 3) Columbia's Dayana "Diamante" Cordero (13-5-2) tells WBAN that she looks to defeat Panama's Sayda "La Bomba" Mosquera (8-2-1), this time around after fighting to a close ten-round decision against Sayda "La Bomba" Mosquera previously in October of 2013, in Panama, for the..Full Story

WBAN Names Jessica "Kika" Chavez as the January 2016 Fighter of the Month!
January 3, 2016

 (JAN 3) WBAN is proud to announce that Jessica "Kika" Chavez, was not only the Fighter of the Year for 2015, but she has also been our top pick for January 2016!  She ended the year of 2015 with a great win over Simona Galassi of Italy.  Congrats to Chavez!

WBAN 2015 Yearly Awards: The "Best", The "Coolest" in the sport!
January 1, 2016

(JAN 1, 2016) Another year has gone by and it is time to have the "hot" Picks for 2015! This year was one of the most difficult years to determine our TOP picks. WBAN has elected to list more than one boxer in certain categories to give our due respect for those fighters who have worked hard throughout the year to qualify for that top pick!  2015 Yearly Awards

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