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JULY 2008

"Steel Yard Brawl" Weigh-Ins Open To Public
Source: PR (Excerpt)
July 31, 2008

(JULY 31) GARY, IN  On Friday,  August 1st, fans are encouraged to head to the Majestic Star Casino and Hotel's Pavilion for the official weigh-ins to the "Steelyard Brawl." The "Steelyard Brawl" marks...More

Tonight: Kariya vs. Knight
July 31, 2008

(JULY 31) Tonight at the Schuetzen Park, in North Bergen, New Jersey, and promoted by Pound for Pound Promotions, Noriko Kariya, 9-2-1 (2KO), will be fighting Ava Knight, 3-0-2 (1KO), in a six-round bout in the bantamweight division.

Weekend Results in Women’s Boxing
July 28, 2008

(JULY 28) There were many women’s boxing results around the world. On Friday night at the Arena Adolfo López Mateos, Tlalnepantla, México, strawweight Ana Fabiola Arrazola, 103, TKO’d Cristina Serrano, 104, in the fourth round of an eight round bout. Also, featherweight Jessica Villafranca, 126, won a four-round unanimous decision over Rosa Alvarez, 124. Full Story

Ana Julaton Draws Close to a WBC Title
Bernie McCoy
July 28, 2008
Photo: Julaton vs Mendez
©Mary Ann Owen

(JULY 28) Following an extensive and impressive amateur career, Ana Julaton made her professional boxing debut last November with a four round decision over tough veteran bantamweight Rita Valenti, a first bout choice of opponent that surprised and impressed many fight fans. Three months later, Julaton won a split decision...Full Story

Rola retains Titl
July 27, 2008
Photos: Team El-Halabi

(JULY 27) Last night in front of over 5,000 boxing fans, Rola El-Halabi of  Germany retained her WIBF European lightweight title against Marina Kohlgruber.  Judges scores were 100-90 on all cards...Full Story

Larcinese Wants Rematch with Garbatt
Source: Lucia Larcinese
July 26, 2008

(JULY 26) The fight between Lucia Larcinese and Lindsay Garbatt took place on July 19, 2008, in Ontario, Canada.
Shortly after the fight was stopped in the fourth---the crowd began to immediately chant, "Rematch, Rematch".  Well, the crowd is not the only one crying out for a rematch. Larcinese is also calling fowl play on the fight being stopped!  Full Story

Marianne adds a touch of glamour to ‘Casino Battle Royale’ undercard
Source: PR
July 26, 2008

(JULY 26) British Featherweight Marianne Marston is to be on the card of Jarvis Robinson’s Fight Night Productions ‘Casino Battle Royale’ event which is to be held in Atlantic City this coming November. Full Story

Batey to fight Valentini
July 25, 2008

(JULY 25) California State Flyweight Champion Carly "LiL KO" Batey will be facing Rita Valentini in a six-round bout, on  August 27, 2008 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California. Promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions. Source: Team Batey

McGee Steps Up On The Mound For "Steel Yard Brawl
Source: PR (Excerpt)
July 24, 2008

(JULY 24) GARY, IN --After being embedded in an intense training camp for her upcoming fight against Tonya Gallegos at the USS Steelyard on August 2nd, current Undefeated NABC lightweight champion Mary McGee will take some time out of her training to throw out the ceremonial first pitch ...Full Story

Ewell has Finalized Rematch Bout set in September
Source: PR
July 24, 2008
(JULY) This week, on July 21st, Carlette Ewell signed the final papers for her bout in St. Maarten to take place on September 27, 2008 against Gwendolyn O’Neil. O’Neil presently holds the WIBC and WIBA titles and reigns from Guyana, West Indies. Ewell is the current UBC Cruiserweight World Champion and signed her contract for that bout.  Full Story
Dierdorff to fight Barber
July 24, 2008

(JULY 24) On September 20, 2008, at the Commerce City Event Center, in Commerce City, Colorado, , Brooke Dierdorff will be fighting Jennifer Barber in an eight round bout, for the NABF Featherweight title.  Source: Team Dierdorff

Three Women’s Bouts on a Georgia Card
Source: PR
July 24, 2008

(JULY 24) WBAN received a press release this week, that reported there would be three women’s bouts on a boxing card that would be taking place on August 8, 2008, at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.  Full Story

China: Another Fighter's Story
Source: Team Ramsey
July 24, 2008

(JULY 24) This week, after WBAN ran a story on Akondaye Fountain, and the frustrations that Fountain went through before NOT taking the fight, we received information from Team Laura Ramsey,  who had her own dilemma when she fought in China.  They sent WBAN a list of things that happened in regards to going to China to fight Ya Nan Wang ..Full Story

Moreno to fight Martinez
Source: Mario Serrano
July 22, 2008

(JULY 22)  Three-time world champion Carina "La Reina" Moreno (18-1, 5 KO's) wastes little time continuing the quest to become the greatest female boxer of her generation. Riding a ten fight winning streak, Moreno, the "WBC Female Fighter of the Year", is ready to get back into the ring on August 21, 2008 at the Tachi Place Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.  Full Story

Fountain Talks about the fight in China that will NOT take place

(JULY 22) WBAN has been in contact with Akondaye Fountain in regards to an upcoming fight she was going to have in China.  Fountain was supposed to fight in China on July 26, 2008.  The fight will not happen with Fountain, and she gives WBAN an inside view of the frustration of trying to make this..Full Story

‘Windy City’ Legend Sam Colonna Says Chicago Boxing’s Outlook is Bright!
by John Karl
July 21, 2008

CHICAGO, July 21, 2008—It’s 93 degrees at the Chicago Boxing Club just south of 35th and Halsted, and bathed in sweat, female amateur boxer Kristen Gearhart, 19, turns her body behind snappy punches that land with a solid “whap, whap, whap!” She’s hitting a pair of focus mitts held by acclaimed trainer, Sam Colonna, 48. He sees a bright future in her. “She’s pretty, she’s a hard worker, and that’s what it takes,” he says. “Hard work will take you a long way in this sport.” ..Full Story

Garbatt Wins by TKO in the Fourth Round
Photos:  Durell Wambolt
Photo Gallery #487

July 20, 2008

(JULY 20) Last night at the Quinte Sports Centre, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, and promoted by Buxton Promotions, featherweight Lindsay Garbatt, 125 ½, now 2-1-0 (2 KOs), of Ontario, stopped Lucia Larcinese, 127, in the fourth round and the final round.  Full Story

Namus Wins by KO
July 20, 2008

(JULY 20) Last night at the Palacio Penarol, Montevideo, Uruguay, Junior welterweight Chris “Bombon Asesino” Namus, 139¾, KO’d Perla “La Potranquita” Hernandez, 135¼, of Torreon, Mexico, won a youth title with the WIBA, in an eight rounder.

Martin and Mahfood fight to a draw
July 19, 2008
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JULY 19) Last night at the Reliant Arena, in Houston, Texas, in a women’s bout on the card, Christy Martin and Valerie Mahfood, of Beaumont, Texas, fought to an eight round draw. According to the Houston Chronicle, Martin, of Orlando..Full Story

Tonight:  Namus to fight Hernandez in Uruguay
July 19, 2008

(JULY 19) MONTEVIDEO --Tonight at the Palacio Penarol, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Chris “Bombon Asesino” Namus, 5-0-0 (0KO), of Montevideo, 63,4 kg., will be fighting Perla “La Potranquita” Hernandez, 62,3 kg, of Mexico. It has been reported in a press release that these two are fighting..Full Story

Daniels Wins at 2008 National Golden Gloves Championships
By Johnny Hernandez
July 19, 2008

(JULY 19) Tia Daniels who’s known as “TNT” continues making a major impact in the boxing world, by winning her second National Golden Gloves Championships, defeating two of the top female boxers in the nation, July 8-12, Hollywood, Florida. Both bouts were classics that could have been broadcast live on HBO or ShowTime.  Full Story

Encouraging News from Diaz Camp
July 19, 2008
(photo: Diaz-right)

(JULY 19) Donna Duva-Brooks, promoter of critically injured boxer Oscar Diaz, has issued a somewhat encouraging update regarding their fighter's condition. "The brain is back to its normal size and position, and the swelling has gone down," said the somewhat relieved promoter from Diaz's bedside at University Hospital Trauma ICU in San Antonio.  Full Story

Kaliesha West to fight Cynthia Talmadge
Source: PR
July 18, 2008

(JULY 18) WBAN received a press release today, reporting that Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West, 9-0-0 (1KO), will be returning to her weight class [Bantamweight], and will be fighting Cynthia Talmadge, 2-1-0 (2KO). The two will fight on the undercard of ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights.  Full Story

Photo Gallery: Pucek vs. Roy
July 18, 2008

(JULY 18) WBAN has published the latest Photo Gallery #486, and Flash Photo Slideshow #88, of the Wendy Roy vs. Sarah Pucek, that took place on July 12th, at the Silver Reef Casino and Resort in Ferndale, Washington.  Photos: Mike Blair

Garbatt to fight Larcinese
July 17, 2008

(JULY 17) This Saturday at the Quinte Sports Centre, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, featherweight Lindsay Garbatt, 1-1-0 (1 KOs), of Ontario, will be fighting Lucia Larcinese, in a four-round bout on the undercard. Promoter is Tyler Buxton..Full Story

Team Ramsey Looking
For Promoter

Source: PR by Team Ramsey
July 16, 2008

(JULY 16) Team Ramsey is looking to defend the GBU Middleweight World Title Belt in August, but lacks a promoter.
Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey has been contacted by Barbara Butrick (Female GBU Vice President) to defend the belt against Akondaye Fountain of Texas by August 29, 2008..Full Story

Japan's Naomi Togashi Wins Title
July 15, 2008

(JULY 15) On Sunday, at the Goyang City, Gyeonggido, South Korea, Junior flyweight, Naomi Togashi, 106½, of Tokyo, Japan, won a 10-round unanimous decision ..Full Story - Photo: Jo Yong-Hak

One on One Interview with Lucia Rijker!
By Sue TL Fox
July 15, 2008

(JULY 15) This week WBAN conducted an interview with Lucia Rijker about her corporation, Rijker Striker Inc., she has developed that incorporates all of her talents and knowledge that she has gained throughout the last 26 years of competing in and outside the ring.  Full Story

Championship Results Open Division   

(JULY 14) WBAN received the Championship results from Friday night, of the open Division of the Golden Gloves Championship that took place in Hollywood, Florida.  Bonnie Canino, sent in the results to WBAN. To check out results

S'Kati Katz Wins in Germany
July 13, 2008

(JULY 13) Last night at the Color Line Arena, Altona, in Hamburg, Germany, middleweight S'Kati Katz, now 3-0-0 (2KO), of Austin, Texas, won a four-round bout by points over Daria Albers.   Photo: Courtesy photo of S'Kati Katz vs. Albers.

Oliveras Defeats Montiel
July 13, 2008

(JULY 13) On Friday at the Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, in Tucuman, Argentina, after nearly one year of inactivity Alejandra Oliveras returned to the ring and won an eight-round unanimous decision over Maria del Carmen Montiel Full Story

Another Bad Decision
By Edward Sande
July 13, 2008

(JULY 13) Barely 24 hours after another Kenyan Conjestina Achieng was perceived to have lost unfairly in a contest against Natasha Ragosina, womens' boxing's ugly side reared its head again in a non-title fight in Nairobi Kenya.  [In Sande's opinion], everybody at the Jevanjee Gardens in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya, agreed that Middleweight Charity "Scary" Mukami...Full Story

Tonight: Mukami to fight in Kenya
Source: PR
July 12, 2008

(JULY 12) Charity 'Scary' Mukami will have her fourth professional fight tonight at the Jeevanjee Gardens garden in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya, when she steps in the ring against Batroba Lihavi. Mukami who made a fine start to her professional career with a good performance against Conjestina Achieng last year, has said that she is...Full Story

Delgado Wins by Decision
July 10, 2008

(JULY 10) Last night at the Grand Plaza Hotel, in Houston, Texas, local boxer Crystal Delgado, 130¼, remained undefeated when she defeated Tammy Franks with a four-round unanimous decision. All judges scores were 39-37.

Juárez to fight Hernández
July 9, 2008

(JULY 9) On July 17, 2008, at the El Salòn Root's (Mexico City), and promoted by Boxeo de Gala, there will be a Flyweight championshp of Mexico featuring Sandra Hernández (champion) vs Mariana Juárez.

Lenhart Wants to Come Back into the Sport!
by Sue TL Fox
July 9, 2008

(JULY 9) This week WBAN received a pleasant surprise to be contacted by 6'1" super middleweight Kendra Lenhart, a female boxer who fights out of Sevierville, Tennessee.  Lenhart fought professionally from 1998 to 2002, fighting many of the best women boxers in the sport. Lenhart's last fight took place on December 13, 2002, against Jacqui Frazier-Lyde.  Full Story

Oliveras To fight in Argentina
July 8, 2008

(JULY 8) After nearly a year off from having a fight, Alejandra Oliveras returns to the ring on July 11, 2008 at the Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, in Tucuman, Argentina. She will be fighting Maria del Carmen Montiel in an eight round bout.

Cruz to fight Finn
July 8, 2008

(JULY 8) On Thursday, July 10th, at the Paladium, in Denver, Colorado, on the undercard, super bantamweight Brittany Cruz, 1-0-0, of Thornton, Colorado, will be fighting pro debuter Jennifer Finn, also out of Colorado.

Julaton and Mendez fight to a draw
July 7, 2008
Photos and Text:
Mary Ann Owen

(JULY 7) On Saturday night, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada,  on the undercard featured a women's bout. [Photo Gallery #484, Flash Photo Slideshow #87] Johanna Mendez, now 3-0-1 (1KO), 119 lbs., who fights out of Houston, Texas, was four inches shorter than her opponent, Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton, 4-0-1 (1KO), 121 lbs. Menzer tagged taller opponent with uppercuts...Full Story

Matchmaker's Hotlist Updated!
July 3, 2008
Photo of : Melinda Cooper

(JULY 3) WBAN has just updated the latest Matchups that WBAN and the boxing community would love to see take place!  Matchmakers Hotlist is a segment on the WBAN Records site, that give a "little" help  TO Matchmakers and promoters to give them ideas on  viable and HOT matches that could be made and matches to choose from! If you would like to suggest a Hot Matchup, you can make your suggestion through the Matchmakers Hotlist form that is linked on...Full Story

Why No July WBAN Rankings for the Three Heaviest Weights?
By Dee Williams

(JULY 3) Those of you who follow the WBAN boxer rankings may have noticed that there are no fighters ranked this month at light heavyweight, cruiserweight, or heavyweight - super middleweight (168 bs) is the heaviest weight class for which we have published any rankings for July.  Full Story

Photo Gallery: McMorrow vs. Perez
July 3, 2008

 (JULY 3) WBAN has just published Photo Gallery #483, and Photo Flash Slideshow #85 of the Melissa McMorrow vs. Mayela Perez bout that took place at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles, CA. 

Holly Holm Nominated for ESPY Award 2008
To Cast Your Vote!

July 3, 2008

 (JULY 3) WBAN has been notified that Holly Holm, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been nominated for a ESPY Award. There are four other..Full Story

WBAN's July 2008 Rankings!
July 2, 2008

(JULY 2) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN July 2008 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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