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JUNE 2005

Press Conference Held today in Reno!  ©Photos by Mary Ann Owen of BILV

 (JUN 30) Today the press conference was held in Reno, Nevada, for the Showtime card that will be held on July 2nd.  The weigh-in will take place tomorrow at 4 p.m.  Stephanie "All Action" ..More

World Class Professional Boxing- The Riot - July 2nd!
source: Press Release
June 30, 2005

(JUN 30) Starting at 5pm Saturday July 2nd, several hundred tickets will be available to boxing fans for purchase at the Conference Center in Downtown Monterey. This new venue for THE RIOT provides additional seating, and for the first time, after...Full Story

  WBAN received the latest update on Cristy Nickel
By Tom Moraetes
Press Release
June 30, 2005

 (JUN 30) I would like to introduce to you the newest member of Augusta Boxing Club, Cristy Nickel. Cristy is a professional boxer out of Memphis with a record of 7 wins and 2 losses with 5 knockouts. She began boxing a little over a year ago and quickly won the ..More

  Fox Celebrates Six Years On the Net with WBAN!
By Sue TL Fox
June 30, 2005

(JUN 30)  YOU Never know how far you have gone, until you look back at where you started from!  In WBAN's sixth year anniversary of being on the net, I have attached the VERY FIRST DRAFT of the infancy and idea of what WBAN would be about!   To check out first draft, and read more, go here!

Next CES show Aug. 26 in Providence Rhode Island Convention Center
June 30, 2005

PROVIDENCE (June 30, 2005) - The next "CES' Prime Time Fights" show presented by Classic Sports & Entertainment & Sports, Inc (CES), originally scheduled for August 12, has been changed to Aug. 26 in Down City Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center, CES president Jimmy Burchfield announced today.  Full Story

  Rakoczy to fight Couch
June 29, 2005
©photo by Mary Ann Owen

(JUN 29) WBAN has just received confirmation that the Jessica Rakoczy vs. Jane Couch title bout is official!
Chris Printup told WBAN the following:  "I am proud to announce that on July 21st reigning Lightweight World Champion Jessica Rakoczy will square off with battle tested veteran Jane Couch (UK) in a 10 Round barnburner for the vacant WBC Lightweight World Championship.  Full Story

Man-Woman Bout moved to new date?
June 28, 2005

(JUN 28) In The Sun Herald News, They stated today that the “Historic Fight Moves to Fall.” They went on to state,  “ The Man vs. Woman boxing match involving Ann Wolfe has been pushed back from August to an undetermined October date.  Instead, Wolfe will fight in a bout later this summer on the Coast.” WBAN has a better idea..

Asa Sandell Joins Rock & Sock Productions
June 27, 2005
©Photo by Luis Tapia

(JUN 27) Swedish National amateur boxing champion Asa Sandell has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with “A Ring of Their Own” promoters, Rock & Sock Productions. Sandell, 3-0-1, 168 pounds, joined Rock & Sock immediately after her knockout victory over Donna Logue in Edmonton. She joins the rapidly growing stable of “A Ring of Their Own” fighters under contract to Rock & Sock that includes Elena Full Story

Lopez and Pernell-All Fire & Glory
By Katherine Dunn
June 26, 2005

Not all the great fights are on TV. The best matches are not always between stars with household names.  Once in a while two big hearted kids on an undercard bring good skills and enormous desire to demand the very best from each other. Last Saturday night in the high clear air of the Yakama Nation, some 2500 fans were privileged to see one of those rare and wonderful wars.  Full Story

Reid to fight Dobbs in Reno
June 26, 2005

(JUN 26) This coming week, on July 2, 2005, in Reno, Nevada, Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs will be fighting Elena "Baby Doll" Reid, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will be fighting on the undercard of a Showtime card (not televised) in a 6 or 8 round bout. WBAN will be having Mary Ann Owen of BILV covering this bout ringside!

"Win/Win"
By Bernie McCoy
June 26, 2005

(JUN 26) I never really understood the term "Win/Win", particularly when it was applied to sports. In sports, there is only one winner, because, in sports, you keep score. This is probably truest in the sport of boxing, where, in many cases, even a scorecard is not needed to clearly understand who won and ..Full Story

Rivas Defeats Morales by Decision
By Ewan Whyte
June 25, 2005

BOX-LATINO.COM -fight report in Spanish
/photos  GO HERE

(JUN 25) Promised a shot at the winner of this Tuesday’s contest between Myung Ok Ryu and her compatriot Elizabeth (“la Azteca”) Sánchez for the WBC super flyweight title if she could prevail against 17-year-old Jazmín (“la Rusita”) Rivas — the fight took place in the early hours of this morning in the Plaza de Toros Calafia in Mexicali (Baja California) — the brass ring must have seemed very close for Susana Morales (right in picture). “This is an opportunity...Full Story

  Three Women's bout on Hungary card
by JollyDee
June 24, 2005

(JUN 24) Tonight at the Sporthall Láng, in Budapest, Hungary, on the Blue Alligator card featured three women's bouts.
In the co-main event: Blue Alligator's contestant Hungarian Reka Krempf , 113 3/4, outpointed Israelian Hagar Shmoulefeld, 114 3/4, and won the vacant WIBF super flyweight title.  More

  Results: Holm Stops Lewis
June 24, 2005

(JUN 24) Tonight at the Isleta Casino, in New Mexico, in the main event, Holly Holm, 140, (9-1-2, 3KO), stopped last-minute opponent, Lisa Lewis, 136, in the ninth round. Holm successfully defended her IBA Jr. Welterweight title. There was a second women's match on the card, but WBAN does not have the results as of yet.

  Rivas to fight Morales
source:
Ewan Whyte/Yahoo boxeo
June 23, 2005
 
(JUN 23) Tomorrow night, on June 24th,  at the Plaza Calafia, Mexicali (Baja California, ) Jazmín ("la Rusita") Rivas (10-2, 5KOs) will be fighting Susana ("la Taxista") Morales (4-2-1), in an eliminator for the WBC Super Flyweight title"This is an opportunity I don't intend to let slip," said Morales. Describing the conquest of the world title as her 'greatest desire', she added that it wouldn't be Jazmín Rivas that stopped her achieving it. Not having fought for a year, Morales will have rediscover her sharpness quickly: Rivas, who's only 17, blew away her last opponent (Adriana Moreno) inside the first round and went straight back to the gym to burn off her remaining aggression. That was only 3 weeks ago.  Rivas is ranked #7 with the WBC, and Morales is #10 with the WBC.  WBAN's RATINGS have Rivas as #18 in Bantamweight; and Morales #10 as a Bantamweight. WBAN RANKINGS
By Dee Williams June 2005
 

 

Sanchez to fight for WBC Super Flyweight title
source: Ewan Whyte
/
Boxeo-Latino.com
June 23, 2005
(JUN 23) On June 28, 2005, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in a World Boxing Council Super Flyweight title bout,
Elizabeth (“Chiquita” ) Sánchez (Mexico) will face Myung Ok Ryu (N Korea).  Sánchez,8-5-0 (1KO), who is 28 and has two children -- Eduardo (11) and Angélica (2) -- to whom she is intending to dedicate her triumph, at junior flyweight, having won the inaugural Mexican junior flyweight champion in June 2002 when she defeated Andrea Benítez by TKO. (Sanchez has a reported 12-2 (3KO) on other sites.)
 
  Manager of Team Dunaway responds to WBAN
By Sue TL Fox
June 22, 2005

(JUN 22)  On June 21, WBAN wrote a short article about the bout between WIBA world champion Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway fighting a pro debuter.  I also mentioned the fact that there was another bout that occurred on June 3, 2005, when the WIBU World Champion Krisztina Belinszky, 14-4-2 (9KO), of Hungary...More

  Latest Updates on Women's Bios!
June 21, 2005

(JUN 21) Dee Williams has added three new biographies to WBAN, that include Kathy "Wild Cat" Collins ; Michele Aboro; and Andrea DeShong.  Dee has also updated the existing bios of many of the boxers who have just had fights. WBAN needs the women boxers to update their registry, send in recent photos, and any updates for their bios. Go here to send updates/photos.

Another World Title holder fights a pro debuter?
June 21, 2005

(JUN 21) WBAN has just learned that on June 18, 2005, at the World Class Fitness Center, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, WIBA world champion Holly “Hot Stuff” Dunaway stopped pro debuter Anna Maddox in the second round of a scheduled ..Full Story

  Holm's Opponent Named!
June 21, 2005

(JUN 21) On June 24, 2005, at the Isleta Casino, in New Mexico, in the main event, Holly Holm, (9-1-2, 3KO), WBAN #10 ranked jr. welterweight, will be fighting last-minute opponent, Giselle Salandy (8-0-0, 4KO) WBAN #13 ranked jr. welterweight. Holm will be defending her IBA Jr. Welterweight title.   Salandy is replacing Layla McCarter who broke her arm fighting Jelena Mrdjenovich last week.

  Results: All Women's Card in Canada
June 20, 2005

(JUN 20) On Saturday, June 18, at the Shaw Convention Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in Canada’s first-ever all-women’s card, there were five women’s bouts on the card.
The main featured the highly anticipated rematch of Jelena Mrdjenovich,135, now (12-1), who won by an eight round unanimous decision and the WIBA Eliminator, over Layla McCarter...
.Full Story

  ABC Steps up to the plate about male/female bout
June 19, 2005
(Inset: 1999 photo of
McGregor vs. Chow)

(JUN 19) The ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) President Tim Lueckenhoff has written a scorching letter to Mr. Jon Lewis, of the Mississippi Athletic Commission, condemning the Male-Female bout (Ann Wolfe vs. TBD) that has been approved for August 20. This bout will be taking place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Full Story

McCarter Out...Anani Makes a Public Challenge!
By Sue TL Fox
June 19, 2005

(JUN 19) Last night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Jelena Mrdjenovich won a unanimous decision over Layla McCarter.  McCarter broke her radial bone in the forearm in the fourth round, but continued all the last rounds. McCarter fought with one arm through those later rounds.  McCarter was to fight Holly Holm as ...Full Story

Percival Defeats Flores
By David A. Avila

June 19, 2005

(JUN 19) MAYWOOD-Heather Percival faced eighth-ranked Valeria Flores and emerged victorious at the Maywood Activity Center on Saturday with a steady boxing performance.  In her first six round fight Percival showed the 1,200 people why she is one of the fastest-rising female fighters in the junior..Full Story

  Tonight: Showtime Ali/Toughill
June 18, 2005

(JUN 18) WBAN has been notified that the Laila Ali vs. Erin Toughill fight will be televised tonight in a replay, on showtime at 9 p.m., so stay tune to check out this fight.  Ali won the bout by TKO, and boxing fans who did not get an opportunity to view this fight, and heard different versions should tune in to see it firsthand!  Sue TL Fox

Fatuma pulls a “Tyson”
Source: Torben L.
June 18, 2005
 ©Translated Article

(JUN 18) Looks like WBAN just may have a viable candidate for 2005’s dirtiest fighter of the year. As most of you know, Amy Johnson of Canada received that honor last year after trying in vain to lace and scrap Tonya Harding’s face with her gloves during their 2004 matchup.  Full Story

Tonight: All-Women's Card in Canada!
June 18, 2005

(JUN 18) Tonight at the Shaw Convention Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and promoted by Rock and Sock Productions, Inc. on the "A Ring of Their Own" card, there will be five women's matches.  Co-promoting with Rock and Sock is KO Boxing and Independent..Full Story

Clampitt - Fiorentino Win Bouts
By KEN CASTRO
WBAN
June 18, 2005

PROVIDENCE, RI— A return to once- familiar surroundings proved to be the order of the day for Missy Fiorentino and Jamie Clampitt.  The Rhode Island based boxers upped their win totals with solid efforts over their opponents during the CES promoted “Prime Time Fight” card at the Dunkin Donuts Center, Friday night.  Full Story

Mariana Juarez and Other Notes
By David A. Avila
June 18, 2005

(JUN 18) It’s mostly bad news this time and though it’s a little late, it has to be said..After losing her IFBA junior bantamweight title by TKO to North Korea’s Myung OK Ryu a couple of months ago, most knowledgeable boxing observers were in shock that Mariana Juarez lost, and, even more so, that it was by ...Full Story

Three Women's Bouts Don Win-River Casino Card!
June 18, 2005
(Inset photo: McGee)

(JUN 18) Tonight at the Win-River Casino, in Redding, California, on a seven-fight card, there will be three women’s matches! In the co-main event, Valanna McGee, 8-2-0, of Sacramento, will be fighting Jayla Ortiz, 12-7-0, of New Mexico for the world GBU Junior Lightweight title, in a ten-round bout. Full Story

  Latest Update on Sharon Anyos!
June 17, 2005

(JUN 17) WBAN has been contacted by Team Anyos, in regards to Australian Sharon "Wild Thing" Anyos' upcoming bout with opponent Kina Malpartida, also from Australila. Team Anyos told WBAN, "Kina Malpartida has pulled out of the fight with Sharon Anyos, Kina's manager has stated that she has also retired from ..Full Story

  One on One Interview With Olga “The Hurricane” Heron
By: Rick McLean
of Toronto, Canada
©Photo by Durell Wambolt

(JUN 17) I recently had the chance to sit down with 26 year old Mississauga native Olga “The Hurricane” Heron after the Ali -Toughill bout to talk about her upcoming bout against Amy Johnson (4-0-1, 1KO). The event is being held on June 18, 2005...Full Story

CES press conference & weigh in Friday in Providence
June 16, 2005

PROVIDENCE (June 16, 2005) – Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc (CES) tonight conducted the final press conference and official weigh in at the Hi Hat Lounge for tomorrow night’s (Friday, June 17) “Providence’s Prime Time Fights” in The All-New Theatre at the Dunkin’ Donuts Theatre in Down City Providence.  Full Story

Percival to fight on June
18th card

By David A. Avila
June 16, 2005

(JUN 16) Fontana’s Heather Percival was born to fight. She is one of eight children, situated right in the middle of the Percival family roster.  “I guess I was always mixing it up with my brothers and sisters,” said Percival. Percival faces Valeria Flores (6-2) in a six-round match the should prove to be the best if the extremely good fight card at the Maywood Activity Center on Saturday, June 18.  Full Story

  War of the words: Riot hype starts early
Dennis
Taylor On Boxing
June 15, 2005

(JUN 15) Call it a housewarming present. The man who trains Julie Rubalcava brought his undefeated boxer up from Southern California on Tuesday for a press conference to promote The Riot, a six-bout boxing show July 2 ...Full Copyrighted Story on Monterey Herald

  Weigh-in: Jeffries - Williams
June 15, 2005

(JUN 15) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights boxing event, that will be held at the  Sevens Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort, in Canyonville, Oregon. Kelsey Jeffries, weighed 123, and her opponent, Lakeysha "Total Package" Williams,122.

  Ali only Keeps getting Better!
By Sue TL Fox
June 13, 2005

(JUN 13) On Saturday, June 11th, on a Showtime Pay-Per-View card, in front of 15,472 had Laila "She Bee Stingin" Ali , 167, now 21-0-0 (18KO) stopped Erin " Irish" Toughill, 168, now 6-2-1 (0KO), of Huntington Beach, California 1:59 seconds of the third round by TKO. Ali has and continues to only get better in every fight she takes---and could very well be one of the best pound for pound female boxers in the sport today.

  St. John - Chavez Win IFBA World Titles
By Sue TL Fox
June 12, 2005

(JUN 12) Tonight at the Ohkay Casino, San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, and promoted by Fire Inside Productions, Jackie Chavez, 114,5, of Albuerquque, New Mexico, won a 10-round split decision over Audrey Vela, 114,  of Austin, Texas. Chavez successfully defended her IFBA Super Bantamweight title. There were no knockdowns in the bout. Final judges scores were 97-93 (Vela), 98-93, 98-94 twice ..Full Story 

  Figueroa TKO'd Davis in First Round...By Juan C. Ayllon at Ringside
June 12, 2005

(JUN 12) On Friday, June 10, 2005, at the  Aragon Ballroom, in Chicago, Illinois, and promoted by  Promoter: Top Rank & 8 Count Productions, popular Chicago super lightweight Rita Figueroa (137.5 lbs., 3-0-0, 1 KO) extended her undefeated streak, making short...More

  Ortega Makes Short night of title bout
June 12, 2005

(JUN 12) Last night at the Harrah's Hotel, in  Kansas City, Missouri, In the co-main event, Mary "The Heat" Ortega stopped Terri "Too Tuff" Moss in the second round by TKO, in a scheduled 10 round title bout for the IWBF junior Flyweight Title. Moss was knocked down twice in the bout. Ortega is a firefighter; Moss a Police Officer, when the two are not boxing!

  Rylik Defeats Freeman by Decision
June 12, 2005

(JUN 12) Last night at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, Agnieszka Rylik,139, of Poland,  now 17-1-0 (11KO), won a six-round unanimous decision over Tawnyah Freeman, 136,  of Fort Smith Arkansas. Final judges scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55.

  Ro Wins over Laracuente for WIBA belt
June 11, 2005

(JUN 11) Last night in Detroit, Michigan, Kara Ro, now 13-0-0 (7KO), won the 135-lb WIBA Lightweight World title when she defeated Belinda Laracuente, 21-9-2 (9KO), of Miami, Florida.  This will be Laracuente's fourth consecutive after losing to Sumya Anani, Mary Jo Sanders, and Jessica Rakoczy for IBA belts.

  A Ring of it's own Punches Up Chic Sports Radio Ratings
Source: Press Release
June 10, 2005

(JUN 10) Chic Sports Radio, the only radio show in the world that covers women's sports has announced that founder and Veteran sports and entertainment promoter Arnie Tokyo Rosenthal will be a featured guest on this week's show. Rosenthal and partner Ken Weiss of Rock and Sock Productions have joined forces to produce and promote an all female boxing series called "A Ring of Their Own".  The series came out of a desire   Full Story

  Tonight: Ledezma to fight Burton
June 10, 2005

(JUN 10) Tonight at the La Villita Plaza, in San Antonio, Texas, Bianca "La Gatita" Ledezma will make her pro debut and will fight Deshawnta Burton, 0-2-0 (0KO), of San Antonio, Texas. Yesterday at the weigh-in, Ledezma weighed 133.5, and after Burton had to strip down to nothing to weigh-in, she came in at 116 lbs. ©Photo by Esteban Erik Stipnieks

  Caples Responds to Team Ramnarine!
By Yvonne Caples
June 10, 2005

(JUN 10) On June 8th,  Team Ramnarine wrote an open letter in regards to her fight with  Yvonne Caples for the WIBA Mini-Flyweight World title on May 27th.  Letter  On June 10, WBAN received a response to that letter from Yvonne Caples, and she said the following: To Team Ramnarine..More

  BIG Weekend for Women’s Boxing!
By Sue TL Fox

June 9, 2005

(JUN 9) WBAN will be extremely busy this weekend with keeping up with all the women’s boxing action that will be taking place! On Friday, June 10, in Detroit, Michigan, Kara Ro will be fighting Belinda Laracuente for the 135-lb WIBA Lightweight World Title in a 10-round bout. Also, Angela Simpson vs. Crystal Davis; In Chicago, Illinois, Rita Figueroa will face Jasmine Davis on the undercard; At the La Villita Plaza, in San Antonio, Texas, Bianca Ledezma makes her pro debut and will be fighting...Full Story

  New Photo Gallery: Blair vs. McConnell
June 8, 2005
(Photo Gallery #267)

(JUN 8) WBAN has just posted a huge digital gallery on Terry Blair vs. Molly McConnell bout (Photo Gallery #267) that took place at the Chinook Winds Casino, in Lincoln City, Oregon, on June 4th. There are 50+ photos in
the gallery!
 ©Photos by Mike Blair of BoxingProspects.com who covered the bout for WBAN.

  Team Ramnarine Speaks Out about fight with Caples
June 8, 2005

 
(JUN 8) On May 27, 2005, in Trinidad, Ria Ramnarine fought Yvonne Caples for the WIBA Mini-Flyweight World title.  Ramnarine won the belt by a split decision, but not without controversy.  Team Ramnarine contacted WBAN to speak out about the fight:  They said the following...If you'd be kind enough to allow us some space on your site to air Team Ramnarine's feelings and the facts we'd really appreciate it. More so since certain...Full Story
 
  Double Hitter on New Mexico Card!
June 8, 2005

(JUN 8) On June 12, 2005, at the Ohkay Casino, in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, Audrey Vela of Austin, Texas will fight IFBA Super Bantamweight Champion Jackie Chavez. Also, Mia "The Knockout" St. John will be fighting Liz Drew in a 10-round title fight for the IFBA Lightweight Championship.

  Harrah’s River Rumble
Source: Press Release
June 7, 2005

(JUN 7) Kansas City, Missouri – Titan Entertainment in association with Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel and Casino are pleased to announce live championship boxing at Harrah’s North Kansas City Convention Center. Titan Entertainment will treat fans to another exciting event, featuring a world title bout that showcases a local hero. On June 11th, firefighter Mary “The Heat” Ortega will fight the most important fight of her career. Mary “The Heat” Ortega, 28-2-1 (6 KOs), More

Ali-Toughill Fight on Pay-Per-View!
June 6, 2005
 

(JUN 6) This Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the MCI Center, in Washington D.C., women's boxing champion Laila "She Bee Stingin" Ali, (20-0, 17 KOs), will be defending her WIBA Light Heavyweight Championship in the co-main event against Erin "Irish" Toughill, (6-1-1). 

Blair delivers upset in exciting bout!
source/photos by
Mike Blair
June 5, 2005
 

(JUN 5) Last night at the Chinook Winds Casino, in Lincoln City, Oregon, On the undercard, Junior welterweight Terry Blair, won a split decision over Molly McConnell, in a six-round bout.  More

  McCarter to fight twice in less than one week!
Source: Bernie McCoy
June 5, 2005

(JUN 5) It will be a very busy week for Layla McCarter when she takes on two fights in less than one week. First, McCarter will return June 18th, on the All-Women's Boxing Card in Edmonton, Canada, to fight Jelena Mrdjenovich, in a rematch for the two. McCarter defeated ...More

 

Amateurs Provide a Great Showing at Huf Boxing Event
By: Rick McLean Toronto Canada
June 5, 2005

On Sunday, June 5th, 2005 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Huf Executive Fitness held an exciting amateur boxing show that featured 11 matches. These matches ranged from Cadet A’s through to the Senior division. The gym was full and the crowd anticipated an awesome show and they were not disappointed. Each match was evenly contested and very exciting. Full Story

  Belinszky TKO'd Pro debuter...
June 3, 2005

(JUN 3) Tonight in Budapest, Hungary, WIBU World Champion Krisztina Belinszky, now 14-4-2 (9KO), of Hungary, won by TKO in the third round over Pro debuter Erzsébet Budai(Comment - It is extremely difficult at times to cover this sport when I see these types of inferior matchups. What an uphill battle this sport is in at times...Sue TL Fox)

  Toro Wins by TKO in Fourth Round
June 1, 2005

(JUN 3) Tonight at the “Palais du Midi”, in Brussels, Belgium, and promoted by B.D. Promotion, EBU champion Nathlie Toro, now 14-0-0 (5KO), of Luik, Belgium, won by a fourth round TKO over Agatha Gracia, of Spain.  Toro and Gracia were fighting for the WIBF vacant Lightweight world title belt, was televised on RTL Television.

  Rodriguez Contemplates Retirement By Victor Hernandez/Team Rodriguez
June 3, 2005

 (JUN 3) WBAN has received an open letter from Victor Hernandez, who trains and manages world champion Wendy Rodriguez. Hernandez told WBAN, the following:  "Wendy Rodriguez is thinking about retiring due to the lack of fights. It's a shame that LA..Full Story

  Anani Featured on Chic Sports  Radio
June 3, 2005

(JUN 3) Topping the list of exciting guests on this week's CHIC SPORTS RADIO show is world renown sports reporter, Lesley Visser. Visser who has extensive credentials in the world of sports reporting and shares her experiences about what it's been like being a pioneer for women in sports journalism.   Full Story

  McConnell to face Blair in Rematch!
June 3, 2005

(JUN 3) On June 4, at the Chinook Winds Casino, in Lincoln City, Oregon, Portland’s Molly McConnell, 4-0-0 (1KO), will be fighting Terry Blair, 5-8-1 (3KO), of  Louisville, Kentucky in a six-rounder.  The two just fought with McConnell winning a close decision. Jackie Kallen, the "den mother" on television show, "The Contender" and McConnell's manager, will be at the fight. 

  Open Letter to WBAN
by Alicia "Slick" Ashley

June 2, 2005

(JUN 2) I would like to thank WBAN for choosing me for a second time this year as 'Fighter of the Month'. This is an honor that I do not take lightly.Considering that my entire professional boxing career have been a continuous road trip, I am proud of the accomplishments I have made. It is my and my team's ...More

  Update: WBAN's June 2005 Rankings
June 2, 2005

 (JUN 2) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN June 2005 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.  WBAN considers these ratings the most accurate in the sport today.

  Nava Wins CMB Title!
June 1, 2005

(JUN 1) On May 30, 2005, at the Grand Hotel, in Tijuana, BC, Mexico, Jackie Nava, 118, now 10-1-1 (7KO), of Mexico became the new CMB Bantamweight World champion when she defeated United States Leona “Downtown” Brown, 118, 13-15-0 (5KO), with a 10-round unanimous decision. Final judges scores were 100-88, 100-88, and 100-89.Story on box-latino.com in (spanish) ©foto by Jordan)

     

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