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JUNE 2008

Christy Martin Goes
For a Title

By Bernie McCoy
June 30, 2008

(JUNE 30) George Bush was in the White House. It was the father, George H. W. Bush and few of us realized, at the time, that we were watching the best that family had to offer, by a big margin. The year was 1989 and in September, in a town flush on the Virginia border, Bristol, TN, Christy Martin stepped into a professional boxing ring for the first time....Full Story

McMorrow Wins over Perez
Photos & Story
by Mike Blair - Ringside
June 28, 2008
(JUNE 28) Melissa McMorrow enjoyed quite the coming out party Wednesday night at the Playboy Mansion as she faced Mayela Perez in the evening’s first bout, a four round junior flyweight affair. McMorrow, like a number of fighters in their pro debut, jumped out of her corner and aggressively pursued Perez. Unlike a lot of pro debut fighters....Full Story
Eileen Olszewski: Back to Italia for the WBC Flyweight Title
By David Pambianchi
June 28, 2008

(JUNE 28) On July 18th, WIBA title holder Eileen Olszewski faces Italy’s reigning champion Simona Galassi for what promises to be a dramatic WBC Flyweight Championship bout. Simona “The Romagna Queen” captured the title in March from Stefania Bianchini who fought a controversial Draw with Eileen last September. Now, Eileen “The Hawaiian Mongoose” plans to get the record straight. Full Story

Team Warner congratulates Belinszky!
by Team Warner
June 27, 2008

(JUNE 27) Suazannah Warner's team of Allison Emmert and James Bores congratulate Krisztina Belinszky on her recent win over the very tough Melissa Shaffer. In defeating another solid opponent she remains one of the true stars in Women's boxing today.  Full Story

Julaton Wins by TKO in First Round
June 27, 2008

(JUNE 27) Last night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California, super bantamweight Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, TKO’d [37 seconds] Salina Jordan, 36 years old, of Denver, Colorado,  now 2-5-0 (1 KOs) in the first round of a scheduled four rounder.   Full Story

Press Conference in Indiana
June 26, 2008

(June 26) Gary, IN - At the first official press conference for the upcoming historic August 2nd "Steel Yard Brawl" at Railcats Stadium, One In A Million, Inc. President/CEO Octavius James came to introduce the fighters and historical figures..Full Stor

WBAN Adds Belgian  Boxer!
June 26, 2008

(JUNE 26) WBAN has just added new pro boxer, welterweight Diane Schwachhofer, of Quaregnon, Belgium, to our Boxer Profile Segment!  Before turning pro, she had 14 amateur bouts.  To read more about Diane Schwachhofer, go here!

Card to be Rescheduled
June 24, 3008

(JUNE 24) IOWA CITY-Due to the unforeseen flooding in Iowa, the Future Champions Boxing show, featuring Emily and Katy Klinefelter to be held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on June 27th, will be moved to a later date (Aug-Sept).

Team Dunaway Responds to Open Letter
June 24, 2008
(JUNE 24) WBAN has received a response letter from Ron Brand, manager of Hollie Dunaway, in regards to an open letter from Team Rodriguez. Brand said the following: Finally, we hear from someone from the Rodriguez camp. We will see more tremendous fight cards like we saw at Finally ..Full Story
Munoz Wins by decision over Villalobos
June 24, 2008

 (JUNE 24) On Saturday, at the Deportivo Benito Juárez, San Vicente Chicoloapan, México, Zulina Munoz won a 10-round unanimous decision over Maria Elena Villalobos for a WBC “International” bantamweight title. More on Results page

Two Women’s Bouts in Panama
June 24, 2008

(JUNE 24) On October 13, 2008, there will be two women’s bouts on a boxing card Hotel Meliá Panama Canal, in Colón, Panama. The bouts will be on the undercard, that will feature Carolina Montenegro vs. Abigail Billiards in a four-round bout at 108 lbs. Also, Laura Ledesma will face Natalí Dongirama in a four-round bout at 111 lbs. The card is promoted by...Full Story

Another Joke on Women’s Boxing?
June 23, 2008

(JUNE 23) On June 21, 2008, at the Chrysler Halle, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Elina Tissen (ranked #27 on Boxrec), won the "Global Boxing Council" (GBC) featherweight title against Elena Dima, now 0-3-0, (ranked #75 on Boxrec).  Tissen TKO’d the winless boxer in the fourth round of a ..Full Story

Open Letter: Rodriguez vs. Dunaway
By Marcus Kowal
June 23, 2008
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JUNE 23) WBAN received an open letter from Marcus Kawal, in regards to the Wendy Rodriguez vs. Hollie Dunaway bout, that took place on June 13, 2008, on the PPV event, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Full Story

Braekhus Decisions Woods
By Team Woods
June 23, 2008

(JUNE 23) In a six round hard fought see-saw battle in the first ever women's fight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida,  Cecilia Braekus decisioned Nicole Woods. "Braekhus is a good fighter and to take nothing away from her it was her day.   Full Story

Holm Make the "Who's Hot and Who's Not"
June 23, 2008

 (JUNE 23) Holly Holm was named "Who's Hot" on SI [Sports Illustrated] Vault this week, they said on this segment,  Holm "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm, will punish you for your sins. Ask middleweight Mary Jo Sanders whom Holm  bullied for 10 rounds to win the IFBA title.

Ivanova Defeats Christensen
June 22, 2008

(JUNE 22) Last night in Copenhagen, Denmark, Galina Koleva Ivanova won the WBC, GBU and the vacant WBA Featherweight title, by defeating Anita Christensen. The judges scored the fight 98-91, 97-93 & 100-89. Anita Christensen was knocked down in the 4th round.  Full Story

Hot Boxing News Update
By Sue TL Fox
June 21, 2008

(JUNE 21) WBAN would like to invite men and women boxers, or their teams, who has a story, an interview, or anything of public interest to contact us for our HotBoxingNews.com [HBN] website so that we can get out the daily news on them. Full Story

Dunaway Has “Unfinished Business”
June 21, 2008

(JUNE 21) Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway was looking forward to having a rematch against Wendy Rodriguez on June 13, 2008, at the Isleta Casino & Resort, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two were fighting for two world title belts that included the IFBA and IBA strawweight titles. Little did Dunaway know that her fight would end in a 10-round split decision---leaving her and her manager Ron Brand stunned by the .Full Story

Lamare Looking to fight in the USA
June 21, 2008

(JUNE 21) Myriam Lamare, of Marseille, France, with a 16-2-0 (9KO), 33 years old, would like to venture into the United States to fight some of the top women boxers. More on Lamare

Women's action in Denmark
By Torben L. of Denmark
June 20, 2008

(JUNE 20) Anita Christensen (24-0-0) will be defending her GBU Bantamweight belt and attempt to win the vacant WBA title, when she faces Galina Ivanova (8-6-2) of Bulgaria on Saturday in Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen. Christensen, who was stripped of the WBA title due to inactivity, is very pleased that WBA has given her the chance to regain the lost title.  Full Story

Press Conference in Germany
Source: PR
June 19, 2008
Photo: SES
[In English & German]

(JUNE 19) Today’s press conference about the WIBF and GBU World Championship between world champion Natascha Ragosina and Conjestina Achieng on July 11th, gave us foretaste of the suspense of the upcoming duel in Cuxhaven. Both rivals did not save verbal attacks against each other. The world champion opened the press conference ..Full Story

Boxing Card in Canada Postponed
June 19, 2008

(JUNE 19) The boxing card that was to have taken place on June 21st has been postponed. The event would have taken place at the Hamilton Centre Canada. The fight which was to feature Canadian boxers, Buzz Grant and...Full Story

Kay West Added to Telefutura Fight Card
Source: PR
June 18, 2008

(JUNE 18)  — Female sensation Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (8-0-0, 1 KO) has been added to the Golden Boy Promotions fight card which will take place at the Morongo Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 27th. The bout will be televised..Full Story

Douglas to fight Shiver
June 18, 2008

(JUNE 18) On June 27, 2008,  Renee Richardt Douglas will be fighting Jenna "Cowgirl" Shiver, of Tampa, in a featherweight bout at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida,  The two will fight in a  four rounder on the undercard

Video Streaming and Three huge photo galleries!
Photos: Lori Steinhorst, Mary Ann Owen (Video/photos - Sue TL Fox)
June 17, 2008

WBAN has just published video streaming of the PRESS CONFERENCE and WEIGH-IN, and THREE huge photo galleries (Galleries #480, #481, and #482 with over 160 huge photos) of the June 13th card in New Mexico. There are fight photos, weigh-ins shots, and more.  Also, photos of WBAN's "History Making" winners of the WBAN Belt.  Login

A Tale of Two Telecasts
By Bernie McCoy
June 16, 2008

(JUNE 16) The sport of Women's boxing found itself in a very unusual place last week, on television, on "live" television. On Thursday and Friday, on Fox Sports Network and a national PPV telecast, respectively, over five hours of television time was devoted to some very good female boxers facing..Full Story

Video Streaming: Weigh-In for PPV Event
June 15, 2008
Footage by Sue TL Fox
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

 (JUNE 15) WBAN has just published the video streaming of the Weigh-In of the PPV with Holly Holm-Mary Jo Sanders, Garside-Hallback, Dunaway-Rodriguez, and Moreno-Olszewski Login

Boxing Results from Mexico City
June 15, 2008

(JUNE 15) Last night at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, lightweight contender Antonio Pitalua (43-3, 37 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Jose Arely Lopez (22-4). Lopez was down twice in the fourth, the second time for the count. Pitalua was originally ..Full Story

WBAN makes its own History!
By Sue TL Fox
Photos:  Lori Steinhorst
June 14, 2008

(JUNE 15) On Friday night at the Isleta Casino & Resort, in Albuquerque, New Mexico,  on the televised PPV event “FINALLY”---WBAN “Finally” made its own history in the sport.  WBAN celebrates its 10-year anniversary of being live on the net as of June 18, 2008---and WHAT better way to celebrate those 10 years then to honor the women boxers..Full Story

Ahmet Comert Cup
By Bernard O'Neill
June 14, 2008

 (JUNE 14) Katie Taylor and Darren O'Neill completed a remarkable double for Ireland this afternoon after both boxers won gold medals at the Ahmet Comert Cup senior international Multi Nations tournament at the..Full Story

Quick Results from the Mohegan Sun
June 12, 2008
(JUNE 12) WBAN has received some quick results from the women's boxing card that took place tonight at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut.  In the main event, Lisa Brown, 121 3/4, retained her IFBA World Junior Featherweight title when she defeated Alicia Ashley ...Full Story
Mathis to fight Yankovich
June 14, 2008

(JUNE 14) On July 26, 2008, at the  Le Cannet (06), France, Anne Sophie Mathis, 18-1-1 (16 KO), Dombasle, of France,  will be defending her WBA Super Lightweight title against undefeated boxer Duda Yankovich, 11-0-0 (5 KOs), of Brazil.

Weigh-In in Albuquerque!
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
June 12, 2008

(JUNE 12) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow night's PPV boxing event that will be held at the Isleta Casino & Resort.  There was a huge turnout for the event, and all of the women made weight with no problems.  Full Story with weigh-in photos.

Taylor wins but Cacace bows out
By Bernard O'Neill
June 11, 2008

(JUNE 11)  Katie Taylor, the reigning World and European lightweight champion, progressed to the quarter finals of the Ahmet Comert Cup following a convincing win over reigning European light welterweight champion Lucie Bertaud in Turkey this afternoon.  Full Story

Predictions: Finally
Submitted by
Amy Green
June 10, 2008

(JUNE 10)  "Finally" is all set to go Friday, June 13th,  at the Isleta Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The IFBA light middleweight title bout between Holly Holm and Mary Jo Sanders has been much discussed and everyone has opinions and comments to spare. Experts, fighters, and writers and boxing industry professionals offered their predictions and comments on the main event for all to read and further discuss. Predictions!

The Women Come to New Mexico... Looking for History
By Bernie McCoy
June 10, 2008

 (JUNE 10) This is the age of hyperbole, exaggeration has become the norm. One of the adjectives orally chucked about, with abandon, today, is "historic." It is often applied..Full Story

Emily & Katy Klinefelter Headline Hometown Boxing Card
Source: PR
June 9, 2008

IOWA CITY- It’s been more than 25 years since Iowa City has held a professional boxing card. The city has never hosted one with such an explosive pair of hometown sisters headlining the event. Emily and Katy Klinefelter, both with noted amateur backgrounds, will headline Iowa City’s first professional boxing show since 1981 on June 27th at the..Full Story

A Great "Lead In"
By Bernie McCoy
June 9, 2008

(JUNE 9) In television programming it's known as a "lead-in:" a strong show generating a big audience and "leading" that audience to the following show or, in the case of TV's most famous lead-in, "The Cosby Show," leading..Full Story

Hernandez Wins by TKO
June 9, 2008

(JUN 9)  On Saturday night, at the Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut, Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez, 131,  defeated Missy Fiorentino, 132,  by a third round TKO.  According to news sources the fight was non-stop..Full Details on Fight Results

Jeffries to fight Mohs
June 8, 2008

(JUN 8) This Thursday, on June 12, 2008, at the Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino, in Canyonville, Oregon, featherweight Kelsey Jeffries, 40-9-1 (3KO), of Gilroy, California, is going to fight Jessica Mohs, 7-17-2 (2KO), of Arizona.

Results from Around the World!
June 7, 2008

 (JUN 7) Last night there were several boxing results in women's boxing around the world.  At the Club Deportivo Argentino, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, junior welterweight   Monica “La Gata” Acosta, won a four-round ..Full Story

Chomaz in for a shock, says Ugandan foe
By Moses Mugalu
 in Kampala, Uganda
June 5, 2008

(JUNE 5) France’s European (EBU) champion Myriam Chomaz will be in for a shock on Saturday night (June 6), her Ugandan opponent for the WBC International Female super featherweight title has warned. The Ugandan, Agnes Adong, is considered an outsider going into the battle for the vacant world title in Marceilles, Seine-Maritime, France. In addition, Chomaz will enjoy the support of a home crowd but....Full Story

McCarter to fight Munoz in Las Vegas
June 5, 2008

(JUNE 5) On August 15, 2008, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter will be fighting Spain's Loly Munoz in the main event.  The two will be fighting for the vacant GBU lightweight title.

Photos: Belinszky vs. Shaffer
June 4, 2008

(JUNE 4) WBAN has just posted a Photo gallery #429 (over 80 photos), and Flash Photo Slideshow #85 of the Krisztina Belinszky vs. Melissa Shaffer. There are weigh-in photos, fight photos, and behind the scenes. Photos: by JollyDee 

Historic Women's Pro Boxing Week Coming Up
June 4, 2008

(JUNE 4) Women’s boxing history will be made this month when an all-women’s pay-per-view card, “Finally,” is supported the night before by an all-women’s nationally televised show, Fox Sport Network’s Best Damn Championship Fight Night Period. A total of six world championship bouts will be held for seven different world titles – 6 International Female Boxers Association (IFBA) and one International Boxing   Full Story

Hokmi Wins over Miftode in France
June 3, 2008

(JUN 3) On Saturday, at the Salle Roger Boileau, in Dombasle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, flyweight Nadia Hokmi, of France, won by technical decision over Elena Miftode, when Miftode retired in the third round of a six-round bout.

Reid to fight Hoy after Toktaulova drops off card
June 2, 2008

(JUNE 2) WBAN has received a press release today in regards to Crystal Hoy, who will be a new opponent for IFBA World flyweight champion Elena “Baby Doll” Reid, in their 10-round title fight...Full Story

Belinszky wins by decision
Story and Photos by JollyDee
June 1, 2008

(JUNE 1) Last night at Chameleon Club in Budapest, Hungary, in the main event, Hungarian Krisztina Belinszky (99lbs) won a una. decision over American Melissa..Full Story

Barber Wins by TKO!
June 1, 2008

(JUNE 1) Last night at the Sky Ute Casino Jennifer "The Razor" Barber,  7-0 (4 KO's) won by a dominating performance with a 4th round TKO over Adriana Delgado, 12-3-1(4KO's). According to our sources, the ref stopped the fight at the advice of Delgado's corner.

Kentikian: WBAN's June 2008 Fighter of the Month!
June 1, 2008

(JUNE 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Susi Kentikian, who fights out of Germany as WBAN's June 2008 Fighter of the Month.  Who is probably destined to fill the shoes of Regina Halmich, she is nothing less than spectacular at this point.

WBAN's June 2008 Rankings!
June 1, 2008

(JUNE 1) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN June 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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