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JULY 2012

Irma Sanchez to defend her WBF Title against Sharon Gaines
July 30, 2012
Photo: WBF

(JULY 30) WBAN has received a press release from the WBF that have announced Irma Sanchez defending her WBF Flyweight world title for the third time against Sharon Gaines in a 10-rounder.  The bout will be one of the mainliners of this boxing event that will take place on August 4, 2012, in Mazatlan, Mexico...Full Story

AIBA chief backs female boxers to shine at Games
Jagran Post
Photo: AIBA
July 30, 2012

LONDON - The man who lobbied the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to give women's boxing its Games debut in has backed the 36 pioneer female fighters to impress at London 2012.  And Dr Wu Ching-Kuo, president of the International Association of Amateur Boxing (AIBA), expects them to perform so well that their numbers will be increased come the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....Full Story

Hernandez Wins by a decision over Woods
July 29, 2012

(JULY 29) Last night at the Columbus Civic Center, in Columbus, Georgia, Melissa Hernandez, 134½, 17-3-3 (6KO) of Miami, Florida, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Nicole Woods, 136¼, 11-10-2 (3KO), of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Final judges scores were 100-90, 98-92, and 98-92.

Video Interview of Don King: His read on Women boxers in the sport and more!
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) Jerry Hoffman, a strong former boxing promoter and strong advocate for female boxing, conducted an interview of Don King, where he asks King questions in regards to women boxing. Interview photo: Mary Ann Owen

2012 Olympics in London - Official Draw Sheets
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) WBAN has received the OFFICIAL DRAW SHEETS from London, via Christy Halbert!  WBAN has made these sheets available to the public.  To download the PDF's, (three of them) go here.  Draw Sheet -1, Draw Sheet-2, Draw Sheet-3.

Tonight: Diane Ayala to fight Lina Palmera in Six Rounder
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) Tonight at the Coliseo Edmundo Luna, Bucaramanga, Colombia, veteran boxer of five years, Diana Ayala, 12-8-3 (2KO), of San Pelayo, Colombia, will be fighting Lina Palmera, 0-1-2, of Colombia, in a six-round featherweight (or super bantam) bout.

Latest News on Layla McCarter
July 28, 2012

(JULY 28) On September 22, 2012, Layla McCarter will be fighting Noni Tenge in East London, South Africa for the WBA Jr. Middleweight World championship--catch weight is 148 lbs.  The bout is a mainliner that will be televised.  Team McCarter's quote: "One more time,  McCarter travels out the Country not just to fight but come home with the win."

The Path to Gold is Set for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in London
July 27, 2012

(JULY 27) The path to gold was set on Friday for the 12 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team at the official event draw on Friday at the ExCel Centre in London. The brackets in the 13 Olympic weight classes weree ..Full Story

Mariana Juarez Joins  Ranks of being featured in Playboy Magazine
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
July 27, 2012

(JULY 27) Yesterday WBAN received photos and a press release from Pepe Rodriguez in regards to WBC world champion Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez being featured in the August issue of Playboy magazine for Mexico. To WBAN's knowledge, this is the fourth female boxer to be featured in the mag...More

Women's Boxing Here to Stay
Ron Reed in London
Australian Olympic
July 27, 2012

(JULY 27) Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen is in for a tough fight or two or three at the Games but she won’t be alone in that. Her whole sport, boxing, is up for a challenging couple of weeks as it seeks to seize the opportunity to prove to a largely sceptical and often disapproving sporting public that it is an appropriate form of athletic endeavour for women as the IOC pursues a policy of greater gender equality...Full Story

Results from Slovakia!
July 25, 2012

(JULY 25)  Last night at the L.P. Gym, Šturovo, Slovakia, Agnes Draxler of Hungary remained undefeated with 4-0-0 (0KO), when she won an eight-round unanimous decision over Anita Kosics, also of Hungary. Also Claudia Ferenci won in an four-round unanimous decision over Kamilla Hajas in a super flyweight bout.

Jennifer Salinas to fight Angel Gladney
July 23, 2012

 (JULY 23) On Saturday,  July 28, 2012, Jennifer Salinas will face Angel Gladney on a Tommy Hill Boxing card, on the Rooftop of the EpiCentre, in Charlotte, North Carolina,  for  professional boxing. There will be ten bouts and four titles on the line on this card. LIVE Pro Boxing,

Video:  Christy Martin and Mia St. John Agree to "Winner-Take-All" Battle
By Richard Powell
July 21, 2012

(JULY 21) Mia St John is so confident that she will beat Christy Martin she has challenged her rival to a winner-take-all battle when they meet in their rematch on August 14th. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Martin accepted and both have agreed that the winner of their fight will....  Full video and Story

Tonight:  Valente vs. De La Luz
July 21, 2012

(JULY 21) Tonight at the Grand Oasis Cancun, in Cancun, Mexico, in a female bout, Arely Valente (pictured) will be fighting Veronica De La Luz in a six round flyweight bout.  At the scales yesterday, Valente weighed in at 110.2, and De La Luz, 107.8.  In the mainliner, Johan Perez, will fight Pablo Cesar Cano.

Belgium: McGowan to fight Persoon for  vacant IBF Lightweight World Title
July 20, 2012
Photo: Team McGowan

(JULY 20) There is an upcoming boxing card set to happen on September 21, 2012, at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium.  It has been reported to WBAN that this is the biggest fight card ever to be held in Belgium. The event will include three title fights, with two IBF belts and an EBU belt.  In the main event, welterweight contender Said Ouali (28-4, 20 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title against Karlo Tabaghua (18-3, 13 KOs).  Full Story

Latest Update on Mariana Juarez
photos and story
by Pepe Rodriguez
July 20, 2012

(JULY 20) After a great reign in the flyweight division, Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez, shall vacate her WBC title for weight problems. [Full Video of fight] Last Saturday, in Ontario, California, when Juarez fought Japan's Shindo Go, Juarez felt that one of her main problems were weight issues in that fight. and that she did not fight the greatest in that bout.  This bout was Juarez's seventh defense of her WBC Flyweight belt...Full Story

Bonnie Canino Talks Boxing
by Bernie McCoy
July 16, 2012

(JULY 16)  The Olympic Games begin in a few weeks and during this quadrennial event the sport of Women's boxing is making a historic debut. Much has been written about what the debut of female boxers in the 2012 Games will mean to the sport; what impact the Games will have on the future of female boxing, both amateur and professional; and how females in a boxing ring, throwing punches, will be perceived by sports fans who, largely, have been either unaware or only minimally cognizant of the fact that throughout....Full Story

July's 2012 Rankings!
July 15, 2012

(JULY 15) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN July 2012 world independent and computerized rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Oliveras wins WBO title in "safe bet" fight
July 15, 2012

(JULY 15) Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandra Oliveras, won a fifth round TKO over Migdalia Asprilla, of San Miguelito, Panama. The two were fighting for the WBO featherweight title--this fight was probably not a "too dangerous" of fight for  Oliveras after reviewing Asprilla 's past opponents and #29 ranking with Boxrec.

Gender suspicions KO women's night in the ring
July 14, 2012

(JULY 14) Thai boxer Usanakorn Kokietgym lands a blow on Australia's Susie Ramadan at the world title fight in Melbourne. A FEMALE boxer from Thailand recorded ''highly suspicious'' levels of testosterone before a world title fight against Australia's Susie Ramadan in Melbourne on Friday night... Full Story at the migage

Australia: Ramadan wins WBC Title
July 14, 2012

(JULY 14) Last night at the  Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia, Susie Ramadan, of Victoria, Australia, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Usanakorn Kokietgym, of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The two were fighting for the WBC bantamweight world title.

Argentina: Morales defeats Galeano in six-rounder
July 14, 2012

(JULY 14) Last night at the Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, Paula Andrea Morales, 135¼, 28,  of Buenos Aires, Argentina, won a six-round unanimous decision over Monica Elisabeth Galeano, 139¼,34-years old, from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Press Conference in Los Angeles - Juarez - Shindo
by Pepe Rodriguez
July 11, 2012

(JULY 11)  A press conference was held on Monday in Los Angeles, California, with popular Mexican WBC flyweight world champion Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez (34-5-3, 16 KOs) and Japanese challenger Shindo Go (10-1, 8 KOs) who faced off in advance of their title fight this Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. ..More

Yamaguchi Wins WBA Title by decision over Tenkai
July 10, 2012

(JULY10)  Last night at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, WBA super-flyweight champion Tsunami Tenkai was defending her title against hard-hitting OPBF champion Naoko Yamaguchi, 114½. Tenkai boxed very skillfully to hold off the hard-charging of Yamaguchi, and it appeared that she...Photos by Samart

2014 Women's World Amateur Championships for Canada
by Michael O'Neill
July 9, 2012

(JULY 9) On Day Two of its 2012-2013 Meeting, the AIBA Executive Committee awarded the 2013 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships to Kiev (Ukraine), the 2014 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships to Sofia (Bulgaria) and the 2014 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to Canada...Full Story

Julaton to fight Rodriguez
July 9, 2012
Photo: courtesy
Source/PR (edited)

(JULY 9) On August 3, 2012,  Ana "The Huracane" Julaton 11-3-1 ( 1KO ) steps back into the ring in Kanasin, Mexico, to fight Magali “The Magician” Rodriquez 6-4-1 ( 3KOs ).  The two will be fighting a 10-round non-title bout.  Rodriguez is looking forward for the opportunity fight in her native, Mexico, and to pull an upset of Julaton and put her name back into the mix of talented female Mexican stars that have burst onto the World boxing scene. ..Full Story

Mariana Juarez will Close her training in Mexico City
by Pepe Rodriguez
July 7, 2012

(JULY 7) Mexican WBC flyweight world champion, Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez, will close her training camp today at the Boxeo de Gala Gym in Mexico City, in preparation for the next defense of her world title. The bout will be next Saturday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, which will be broadcast live through the hot and prominent Televisa series "Sábados de Corona", against the dangerous Japanese Shindo Go....Full Story

Four New Assistant Coaches Named to 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Staff
by Julie Goldsticker
of USA Boxing
July 6, 2012
Photo: Sue Jaye Johnson

(JULY 6)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four new assistant coaches have been nominated to the United States Olympic Committee to join Head Coach Basheer Abdullah (Colorado Springs, Colo.) at the 2012 Olympic Games. The four assistant coaches who will complete the Olympic staff are: Anthony Chase (Marietta, Ga.), Christy Halbert (Nashville, Tenn.), Charles Leverette (Fountain, Colo.) and Gloria Peek (Norfolk, Va.). ..Full Story

Fight Report: IBF Boxing Champion Ava Knight Wins in Mexico!
July 4, 2012

(JULY 4) On Saturday night, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion, Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight made her second successful title defense, defeating Susana “Toluquita” Vazquez by unanimous decision at the Auditorio Centenario. The three judges sitting at ringside scored the bout 99-91, 98-92, and 98-92, all in favor of Knight. Knight’s record improved to 9-1-3, with 5 KOs, and Vazquez saw her record fall to 8-7-1, with 3 KOs. ...Full Story

Congrats to Ava Knight - WBAN's July 2012 Fighter
of the Month!
by Sue TL Fox
July 4, 2012

(JULY 4)  Ava Knight, just 23 years old, of Chico, California, has accomplished more in her young years than most female boxers ever dream of doing. Knight just successfully defended her IBF Flyweight World title on June 30th, when she defeated Susana Vazquez of Mexico.  Even though Knight is a flyweight, she has plenty of punching power, that has put the last two out of three opponents out of the fight by TKO and KO!..Full Story

Another Big Fight on the Horizon: Braekhus vs. Mathis
July 4, 2012

(JULY 4) WBAN received a press release on a big fight on the horizon that features Cecilia Braekhus, who will be defending her three world titles (WBA-WBC-WBO) against Anne Sophie Mathis, of France.  The two are set to fight on September 22, in Frederikshavn.  In the release, it stated the following.....Full Story

More Boxing Action in Japan
July 2, 2012

(JULY 2) Last night at Yomiuri Hall, in Osaka, Japan, two women's bouts donned this card. Masae Akitaya and Saemi Hanagata fight to a split-draw (47.0kg catchweight eight-rounder). Final judges score ware 78-76, 77-77 and 76-77. Also, Rumiko Hamamoto and Ayumi Honda also fight to a split-draw (48.0kg  catchweight four-rounder 39-38, 38-39, 38-38).  Results sent in by Samart







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