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JULY 2009

Three in one Interviews!
by Chris Akers
July 31, 2009

(JULY 31) Chris Akers of ultimateboxingresults.com had an opportunity to interview three women boxers lately and shared the interviews with WBAN.  The three women boxers interviewed were Donatella Hultin, Olivia Gerula, and Ann Marie Saccurato.  Check out the following interviews!  Full Story

Thursday Night Throw Down Boxing Event
July 29, 2009

(JULY 29) On August 6, 2009, at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas, boxing promoter Lou Savarese, of Savarese Promotion will be having a boxing night of action. Included on that card, women's bout, Tiffany Junot, will be facing Kimberly Ann Connor.  Full Story

Promoter Fails to Pay World Champion Lisa Brown
Press Release
By Team Brown
July 29, 2009

(JULY 29)  WBAN received a press release from Team Lisa Brown in regards to controversial Boxing Promoter Boxu Potts failing to pay World Champion Lisa Brown.  The stated the following: On March 7, 2009, Lisa “Bad News” Brown returned to her native Trinidad putting her multiple world titles (IFBA -/IWBF -NABC) on the line to fight for the vacant WIBA Jr. Featherweight title. Brown won the fight..Full Story

Latest Update on Carlette Ewell
July 29, 2009

(JULY 29) WBAN would like to first give our condolences to Carlette "The Truth" Ewell, and her family. Carlette just recently lost her father.  His funeral took place on last Saturday. WBAN also spoke to Carlette about what she will be doing in boxing.  She told...Full Story

Juárez Wins by TKO
July 26, 2009

(OCT 26) Last night in Tijuana, Mariana Juárez of Mexico, successfully defended her  WBC Flyweight title. She defeated Carolina Álvarez of Venezuela by TKO in the seventh round. 

One on One With Laila Ali
By Lori Steinhorst
July 24, 2009

(JULY 24) In 2007 while at the top of her game and a record of 24-0-0 with 21 knockouts, Laila Ali left the boxing ring to pursue other ventures. Citing the lack of competitive fights and training at an elite level only to fight women that offered her no real challenge, she decided to go a different direction and take advantage of the other opportunities that..Full Story

Maureen Shea to fight Lindsay Garbatt
July 24, 2009

(JULY 24) On August 1, 2009, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing brings world championship boxing back to the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT when Star Boxing's Delvin Rodriguez (24-2-2, 14KO) takes on Isaac Hlatshwayo (28-1-1, 10KO) for the vacant IBF Welterweight championship of the world. The bout between Rodriguez (IBF #2) and Hlatswhayo (IBF #3) will be a rematch of their highly entertaining draw that took place back in November of 2008.  Full Story

Kaliesha West Back in Action!
Source: Press Release
July 24, 2009

(JULY 24) Moreno Valley, CA — After an 8 month hiatus, Kay “Wild Wild” West will be stepping back in the ring on a mission to fight for a world title and show women’s boxing that she a force to reckoned with.  On August 1, 2009, West (10-1-0, 2 KO’s) will be squaring off against veteran boxer Rolanda Andrews (8-7-1, 4 KO’s) at the Agua Calienete Casino in Rancho Mirage, California. West is coming...Full Story

TV Show: "Wife Swap" is looking for Female Boxers and their families!
July 24, 2009
Photo: Generic

(JULY 24) ABC TV’s hit reality show Wife Swap is currently casting for our fifth season and we are looking for female boxers with families to feature on our show. We have never featured a female boxer and we think it would be great exposure for the sport as well as fun for the families involved.  Full Story

Straight Talk: One on One Interview with Lenny Fresquez
by Sue TL Fox
July 22, 2009

(JULY 22) Lenny Fresquez, a promoter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has not only promoted men's boxing, but has been supportive of women's boxing. Fresquez currently promotes many male boxers, and New Mexico’s multi-world champion Holly Holm. Last year he was responsible for putting on the highest profile boxing card that featured four women's bouts that were all fighting for world titles. The card was shown on Pay-Per-View, with some of the top women....Full Story

Hernandez wins WBA Intercontinental title
July 22, 2009

(JULY 22) Last night at the Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, Panama City, Panama, super featherweight Melissa Hernandez (10-1-2) won over undefeated Ambar Fajardo (6-0) of Venezuela for the WBA intercontinental title.  Full Story

Latest Update on Moreno
July 21, 2009
Photos by Rick Noble

(JULY 22) Last Saturday, Carina Moreno held a special Q&A session with fans at the Museum of Art and History.  They are showcasing the majority of her pro career through a catalogue of images taken by photographer Scott Berry. (source: SC Sentinel  / Jerry Hoffman) Video  photos

Press Report: Angel McKenzie vs. Lana Cooper
by John E.G. Wilson
July 20, 2009

(JULY 20) On Saturday night atg the York Hall Bethnal Green, London, England, the women’s bout, the first ever featured on a Hennessy Sports promotion and scheduled immediately after an exciting Men’s British Light Heavyweight Title contest between Danny Mcintosh v Nathan Cleverly was a bit of a damp squib! (After 6 rounds of fast action during which he had been knocked down twice in the early rounds Mcintosh was TKO’d in 1 minute 30 seconds of the 7th round). Full Story

"Bruising" by Mischa Merz: A Review
by Bernie McCoy
July 20, 2009

(JULY 20)  The first and primary commandment for those who put words on a page is: "Write what you know." Mischa Merz knows boxing; she knows it from inside the ropes, she knows it as an astute journalistic observer outside the ring and she knows it as a woman who has undergone an almost Homeric odyssey through the hurdles imposed by the amateur boxing world of Australia, while pursuing the siren song of a sport to which Merz admits she has become "addicted."  Full Story

Rolanda Andrews to fight West
July 20, 2009

(JULY 20) Boxing Manager David Selwyn is happy to announce that his latest signing of female boxer Rolanda Andrews will be fighting on August 1, 2009, at the Aqua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California.  Full Story

Esquibel to fight Ji Hyun Park in South Korea
Source: IFBA
July 19, 2009

(JULY 19) In her third title defense since becoming IFBA Strawweight Champion in May, 2006, Ji Hyun Park will take on Jodie Esquibel of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 25, 2009. The bout will take place in South Korea, promoted by Woon Chul Shin.  Full Story

Martin to fight Harris
July 18, 2009

(JULY 18) On August 1, 2009, at the Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse, in Huntington, West Virginia, Christy Martin will be fighting Cimberly Harris. The two will be fighting an eight rounder on the card.  Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Amateurs: Looking for an opponent
July 18, 2009

(JULY 18) Amateur USA Boxing Master Division boxer, Theresa Addison, is looking for an opponent for a future bout in either August or September in Colorado. Theresa is fighting at 122lbs and is 42 years old, 5 bouts. Any USA Boxing Master Division females between the ages of 35 - 52 and 115 - 130lbs with similar experience looking for a match, please contact Coach Chris Gallegos at crsjrswh@yahoo.com. Travel arrangements may be paid by the hosting gym and all details can be worked out prior to an agreement.

Two of our Babes prove that age is just a number
By Julia Feighner
July 17, 2009

(JULY 17) WBAN received a newsletter this week from Julia Feighner who operates a very "cool" boxing gym in Austin, Texas. Feighner offers a fun and effective workout in a safe, all-women environment. She recently interviewed a couple of her members in her gym that WBAN would like to share with boxing fans.   Full Story

Rakoczy Wins by TKO over Mohs
July 17, 2009

 (JULY 17) Last night at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California, on the undercard,  Jessica Rakoczy, 127.6,  won by a third round TKO (1:13) over Jessica Mohs, 134.4,  in a non-title six round bout.  More on Results

Donatella Hutlin Added to WBAN!
July 16, 2009
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JULY 16) WBAN has just added "DynOmite" Donatella Hutlin of Sweden to our boxing profile segment!  Hutlin is now fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and is preparing for her next fight in the near future.  To read about Donatella, Go Here!

Today: Press Conference at the City Chambers
July 15, 2009
Source: PR

(JULY 15) A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, at the City Chambers, City of Las Vegas, 1700 North Grand Avenue in Las Vegas, New Mexico at 2:00 p.m.   "Mayor Tony E. Marquez, Jr., welcomes the champions to the Original Las Vegas, home of the Wild Wild West!"  Full Story

Rakoczy Returns to the ring July 16th
by Mario Serrano
July 15, 2009

(JULY 15) Former WBC female lightweight champion Jessica "Ragin" Rakoczy (30-3, 10 KO's), steps back in the ring this Thursday July 16, 2009 at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore. Standing across the ring from Rakoczy will be veteran Jessica Mohs of Oklahoma City, OK. The two combatants face each other in a six round bout.  Full Story

Results: 2009 Women's National Golden Gloves
Source: Bonnie Canino
July 14, 2009
Photo: Esparza

(JULY 14)  WBAN has received the results of the 2009 Women’s National Golden Gloves Champions, that took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Here are the following results: .Full Story

Moreno Gives Inspirational Commencement Speech 
by Mario Serrano
Photos: Rick Noble
July 14, 2009

(JULY 14) Four-time world champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno (21-1, 6 KO's), was asked to give a commencement speech to the late 2009 graduates of Aptos, Watsonville and Pajaro Valley High Schools. The ceremony took place at the Mello Center in Watsonville California, where Moreno gave an..Full Story

Taylor Wins
By Bernard O'Neill
July 13, 2009

(JULY 13) Katie Taylor maintained one of the most consistent runs in World amateur boxing after claiming gold at the Russian Multi Nations at the Sports Palace in St Petersburg on July 11th.   The World and European champion chalked up her 39th victory in a row - and her 60th win in the last 61 bouts - after beating Russian lightweight Natalie Bondareva 6-3.  Full Story

Three Women's Bouts in Houston!
Courtesy Video and
Photo by Patricia Butaud
Results: Mike Campbell
July 13, 2009

(JULY 13) On Saturday night at the Plaza San Miguel, in Houston, Texas, Akondaye Fountain’s Calm Before the Storm Promotions took place.  There were three women's bouts on the card.   The following bouts results...Full Story

Terry Edwards MBE Coaching Marston for September Fight
July 12, 2009

(JULY 12) British Super Bantamweight Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston’s American visa woes, which prevented her debuting on the undercard of Brian Cohen’s WBC Americas title fight in South Philadelphia in May, have been well documented over the past few months, however the plucky blonde hasn’t been sitting back and sulking instead she has been training for six hours a day at Rooney’s Boxing Gym in London.  Full Story

Straight Talk: One on One Interview with Jane Couch
by Sue TL Fox
July 12, 2009

(JULY 12) Multi-world champion Jane Couch, has not only fought for many years, but she fought a legal battle early on in her boxing career, to earn the right to fight in her country. Couch has gradually redirected her career through the years to also promoting the sport. WBAN got an opportunity to go one on one with her this week.   Interview

Results: Three Women's Bouts in Haiti
July 12, 2009

(JULY 12) On Friday, July 10th, at the Trotyl Bar and Lounge, in Petionville, Haiti, there were three women's bouts on the card. On the undercard, junior featherweight Dahianna Santana, 122, won by a third round TKO over Agnes Duzond, 119. The bout was scheduled for four rounds. In a second bout, super featherweight Jennifer Encarnacion, 131, won a four-round unanimous decision over Francoise Louisson Ravi, 128. In a third bout, flyweight Marylin Hernandez, 112, won by a second round TKO over Anna Ramirez, 108. The bout was scheduled for four rounds.

Two Women's Bouts in Philadelphia
July 11, 2009
Photo: Olivia Fonseca

(JULY 11) Last night at the Arena, in Philadelphia  Olivia "The Great" Fonseca, 149, stopped Lisa Bolin, 145.5, in the second round of a scheduled four round welterweight contest. Fonseca (3-2-2, 2 KO) was too fast for the brawling Bolin (2-3, 2 KOs), landing a big left hook to the head and then ..Full Story

Tonight: Calm Before the Storm Boxing Event!
July 11, 2009
Photos: Pat Butaud

(JULY 11) Tonight at the San Miguel Arena, formerly known as the Plaza San Miguel, in Houston, Texas, Calm Before the Storm Promotions will stage it's boxing event that will include three women's bouts on the card.  The event begins at 7:30 PM.  The card will have the following ..Full Story

McGowan Wins by Decision
July 11, 2009

(JULY 11) Last night at the Joondalup Arena, in Joondalup, Australia, Erin McGowan, 135¼, won a six-round unanimous decision over former kickboxer Eilleen Forrest, 135¼. Final judges scores were 60-52, on all cards.

Saccurato: Open Challenge to Layla McCarter
July 9, 2009

(JULY 9) BILV [Boxing In Las Vegas]  has been contacted by Team Saccurato (that is Ann Marie Saccurato, the three-time WBC champion) with a challenge for Layla McCarter. Full Story

Taylor Wins in St. Petersburg
By Bernard O'Neill
July 8, 2009

(JULY 8)  Katie Taylor beat China's Dong Cheng 10-2 at the Sports Palace in St Petersburg, Russia tonight to advance to the quarter finals of an International Box-Off. The bout was a repeat of last Novembers AIBA World lightweight final which Taylor won 13-2 in Ningbo City, China. Taylor will now meet Ayzanet Gadzhieva of Russia in tomorrows..Full Story

Photo Slideshow: Women's Bouts in Germany
July 7, 2009

(JULY 7) WBAN received photos of the bouts between Natascha Ragosina vs.Laura Ramsey, and Esther Schouten vs. Bettina Volker.  To check out the courtesy photographs by Eroll Popova, go here

McCarter "Amazing" in bout against Raika
By Lori Steinhorst
July 6, 2009
Huge Photo Gallery by photographer Steinhorst and Mary Ann Owen!

(JULY 6) On Friday night at the South Point Hotel Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lightweight Layla "Amazing" McCarter, 135, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Emiko "Fujin" Raika, 134. The two were fighting for the WBA lightweight title. Final judges scores were 100-90, on all cards.  Full Story

Szikora Wins EBU Title
July 6, 2009

(JULY 6) On Saturday night in Vienne, France, Nadege Szikora, 116½, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Isabelle Leonardi,116¾. The two were fighting for the EBU bantamweight title. Final judges scores were 96-94, 97-93, and 95-93.

Kentikian Wins by Decision; Graf by controversial Split
July 4, 2009

(JULY 4) Tonight at the Color Line Arena, in Hamburg, Germany,  Susi Kentikian remained undefeated with a 25-0-0 (16KO) record when she easily defeated challenger Carolina Gutierrez Gaite of Argentina by a 10-round unanimous decision. Kentikian was defending her WBA, WIBF titles. All three judges scored 100-90.  In what was considered a controversial split decision,  Alesia Graf, of Germany defeated..Full Story

Photos: Forget vs. Ayotte!
July 3, 2009

(JULY 3) WBAN has just posted a huge Photo Gallery #504 and Flash Photo Slideshow #110, with over 50 photos, of the Natalie Forget vs. Ayotta, that took place on June 26th, in Ontario, Canada.  Photos by Durell Wambolt

20 Minutes With Emiko "Fujin" Raika
Photos & Story
by Lori Steinhorst
July 3, 2009

(JULY 3)  Emiko Raika's arrival in Las Vegas is a dream come true, one that she never expected to materialize. From the time she began boxing it was this city she saw herself boxing in, this city she wanted to see her accomplishments....and now as she readies herself for the performance of her life she is excited and anxious. "It was always my dream to fight in Las Vegas, I never expected it to happen. I will put all that I have into this, all that is in my heart. I will give all, 100 percent".  Full Story

Weigh-In Held Today in Hannover
Photos: Eroll Popova
July 2, 2009

 (JULY 2) Today the weigh-in took place for the highly anticipated fight card that will be held tomorrow night in Hannover, Germany. There will be...Full Story with Photos

Ex-Representatives Claim "Breach of Contract"
July 2, 2009

(JULY 2) According to elpais.com, ex-representatives Juan Maria Vanrell and Sebastián Amaya are suing female boxer Chris Namús for breach of ..Full Story

Mia Featured on VH1 "New York Goes to work" Reality Show
July 2, 2009

 (JULY 2) If diehard boxing fans want to catch a glimpse of Mia "the Knockout" St. John, they can see her on VH1, "New York Goes to work". She is training  (Tiffany Pollard) ..Full Story

Press Conference Held in Las Vegas
Photos/Story by WBAN Correspondent
Lori Steinhorst
July 1, 2009
Flash Photo Slideshow

(JULY 1) Today at 2:00 p.m., at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, in Las Vegas, Nevada, American Boxing Promotions held their Press Conference for show billed as "Fireworks "The Rematch" in the South Point Arena. There was plenty of media on hand as well as fans, family and fighters.  Full Story

Ramnarine to fight Ana Fernandez
Source: Boxu Potts
July 1, 2009

(JULY 1) On July 31, 2009, at the Chaguanas Regional Sport Arena, in Chaguanas, Ria Ramnarine, 11-4-0 (3 KOs), of Carapichaima, Trinidad, will be fighting Ana Fernandez, 10-3-0 (7 KOs), of Caracas, Venezuela. The two will be fighting a 10-round title bout. The boxing event will be...Full Story

Press Conference Held in Hannover!
Photos: Eroll Popova
July 1, 2009
Flash Photo Slideshow

(JULY 1) Yesterday the press conference was held in Hannover, Germany, for the upcoming boxing event that will feature Natascha Ragosina vs. Laura Ramsey; and Esther Shouten vs. Bettina Volker.   Ramsey wrote to WBAN, "Just a quick note from Hannover, Germany letting you know that all is well with Team Ramsey. We arrived on Monday. After a four-hour nap---we worked the mitts and...Full Story

Interview: Layla McCarter / Luis Tapia
by Carlos Medina

July 1, 2009

(JULY 1) Layla McCarter has earned a reputation in boxing as a fighting champion by taking on the best of the best in the weight divisions she has competed in. This Friday, July 3rd she defends her WBA and GBU..Full Story

Johnson Named WBAN's July 2009 Fighter of the Month!
July 1, 2009

(JULY 1)  WBAN would like to congratulate Tammie Johnson who our pick for our "Fighter of the month" for July of 2009!  We also asked the public for their input on this month's pick!  Sue TL Fox 


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