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JULY 2017

Katie Taylor overpowers gallant Jasmine Clarkson in U.S debut
by Michael O'Neill
July 30, 2017

(JULY 30) Katie Taylor, Ireland’s Gold Medallist from the 2012 Olympics in London, and 5 times AIBA World Champion, duly won her first ever Pro bout in the United States as she proved (as expected) much too strong for the gallant Texan, 22 years old Jasmine Clarkson when the two clashed on Saturday night at...Full Story

News Flash: A dramatic day at AIBA HQ in Lausanne” – source “Inside the Games
by Michael O'Neill
July 26, 2017

(JULY 26) AIBA staff locked out of Lausanne headquarters as police called to intervene in dispute” – notice pinned on door "Dear AIBA employees," it said, according to Agence France-Presse. "Please be informed that the AIBA executive committee have passed a motion calling for a vote of no confidence in the current AIBA president, Wu Ching-Kuo....Full Story

Amateur boxing’s president set to be forced out amid financial turmoil
July 25, 2017

(JULY 25) The president of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, is set to be ousted from his position with instability and financial turmoil growing at the organisation.  Wu Ching-kuo will be asked to step down after 13 members voted to pass a motion of no confidence in the president with a further two...Full Story on The Guardian

Raging Babe Brunch Returns September 16th in Las Vegas
Source/PR
July 24, 2017

(JULY 24)  LAS VEGAS - September, 16th is a huge day for boxing in Las Vegas, with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez facing Gennady "GGG" Golovkin in a must-win contest for the king of the middleweight division. As boxing's elite descend on the Las Vegas Strip, the Raging Babes of Boxing will once again gather to network, laugh and bond over brunch.  Full Story

Cool Story of the Week: The Serrano Sisters Honored with a Beautiful Mural in their Bushwick Neighborhood!
by Sue TL Fox
July 24, 2017

(JULY 24) There was a very exciting, surprising, and high honor for world champions Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano.  The two came back recently from Puerto Rick yesterday to see a beautiful Mural of the two!  Full Story

WBC Champion Nikki Adler Hard at Work to Defend Her Title Against Claressa Shields
Source/PR
July 23, 2017

(JULY 23) DETROIT - German WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler is hard at work for her Friday, August 4 title defense against two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields.  Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) will make the third defense of her ...Full Story

Champion Oezlem Sahin makes her first title-defense against French Champion Sandy Coget
Source/WBF
July 23, 2017

(JULY 23)  Two WBF Title Fights Headline August 5 In Germany
In a time where the arrival of summer no longer means that boxing goes on hiatus, fans of the sport will get a chance to witness some quality match-ups when two interesting World Boxing..Full Story

Aiba ‘risks bankruptcy’ as civil war erupts at top of amateur boxing
July 22, 2017

 (JULY 22) Amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, faces the risk of bankruptcy after demands it immediately pays back millions of pounds in loans and investments it does not have, a senior figure in the organisation has claimed to the Guardian...The revelation comes amid an increasingly bitter civil war inside Aiba, which has led to .. www.theguardian.com

Lopes to fight Garland in Co-Main on August 5th
source/Press Release
July 20, 2017

(JULY 20)  QUINCY, Mass. –Former New England. welterweight champion Derek Silveira Is trying to make up for lost time, 3 ½ years of ring inactivity from thesummer of 2013 until this past April, as he prepares to headline the August 5th“Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.  Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Salem (MA), will face former world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Lopes vs. Garland:  Many of NE’s other best and most popular professional boxers will be in action Aug. 5.The eight-round fight between three-time world title challenger, welterweight Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO), of Marshfield (MA), and former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) has been elevated to co-feature because of its potential world title fight implications for the winner.  Full Story

Let's Stand Together to Promote the Best in Female Boxing
by Blanca Gutierrez
July 19, 2017

(JULY 19) Claressa Shields represented USA Female Boxing at the highest level by winning not one, but making history by winning two back-to-back Gold Medals in the Olympics. Again she will bring female boxing to the forefront by being headlined on Showtime again.  Full Story

Claressa Shields Named 2017 'Biggest Powerhouse' in Sports by Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports Awards
Source/PR/Courtesy photo
July 17, 2017

(JULY 17)  Budding women's boxing superstar, community activist, role model and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields has been bestowed with another honor, as she has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Award for "Biggest Powerhouse."  Full Story

Anahi Sanchez Wins by KO over Maria Brito
July 17, 2017

(JULY 17)  On Friday night at the Club Comunicaciones, Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Anahi Sanchez, 135, won by a first round KO over Maria Brito, 134.5.  Sanchez last fought in May of 2017 when she fought for a world title against Maiva Hamadouche, losing by TKO in the fourth round.  Brito's last fight took place in January 2017 when she lost to Rose Volante in a six rounder by decision.

Mikaela Mayer turns Pro as more top boxers desert AIBA
by Michael O'Neill
Photo: Instagram
July 15, 2017

(JULY 15) A busy time for women’s boxing as we’ve seen here on WBAN in recent weeks and more exciting news today as U.S Olympian Mikaela Mayer has confirmed the ‘expected’ news that she has turned Pro under Top Rank. On her Social Media accounts she revealed: “I have decided to take the next step in my career and have accepted a contract from @trboxing to turn Pro. I have taken SO much pride in representing Team USA over the years and leaving USA Boxing and my chance at an Olympic gold in 2020   Full Story

Japan:  Nao Ikeyama vs. Saemi Hanagata Fight to a Split Draw for WBO Title
July 9,  2017
P
hoto credit:  Samart

(JULY 14)  On July 11, 2017,  at Korakuen Hall Tokyo, in Japan, Nao Ikeyama fougt Saemi Hanagata in a 10-round bout where Ikeyama was defending her WBO 102 lb. title.  The bout ended in a split draw.  Samart of Japan reported that it was a very good matchup, and that Ikeyama and Hanagata showed their best.  Judges scores: 95-95, 96-94, and 94-96. Samart

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano has new Opponent For Upcoming Defense of her WBO Title
Source/PR
Photo Credit:
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July 9,  2017

(JULY 9) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, world champion in five weights, will have a new opponent for the defense of her WBO 122-pound title on Friday, July 21, in the start of the series “Viernes de Campeones en Metro Boxing Nights Casino” presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), at the San Juan Ballroom of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Full Story


Wesner A Level Above Tukic, Retains WBF World Title
Source/WBF
February 2017
Photo Credit/Facebook/
Nicole Wesner

(JULY 9)  On a big night of championship boxing promoted by Sauerland Event at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany, World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner successfully defended her title in one of the main fights. Full Story

Cool News in Women's Boxing:  Katie Taylor of Ireland fighting in USA
Source/PR
July 7, 2017

(JULY 7) BROOKLYN --Here is a bit of great news in women's boxing.  On the undercard bouts of the July 29th boxing event that will take place at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, Ireland's Katie Taylor will be fighting on the card!  Full Story

Kenia Enriquez All-Female Tourney
Source/PR
July 4, 2017

(JULY 4)  Former WBO world female flyweight champion and current WBC interim light flyweight queen Kenia Enriquez will hold her 3rd Annual All-Female Amateur Boxing Invitational Tournament on the Sunday, August 6th, 2017 in her hometown of Tijuana, Mexico. Enriquez, who also held the NABF junior flyweight title in 2014, fought over 70 times as an amateur and won bronze at the Mexican Nationals in 2011.  Full Story

WBAN Names Cecilia Braekhus as July 2017 Fighter of the Month
July 1, 2017

(JULY 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Cecilia Braekhus who had a fantastic five-star multi-world title bout against Erica Farias on June 9th in Bergen, Norway.   The two were fighting for the WBC, WBO, IBO, IBF and WBA Welterweight belts. Full Fight Video

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