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Straight Talk: One on One Interview with Britain's Female Boxing Promoter Miranda Carter!
By Sue TL Fox
June 29, 2009

(JUNE 29) This week WBAN interviewed Britain's female boxing promoter Miranda Carter. Carter is truly a woman behind boxing and is creating her own history in her country. Carter is a mother of three, and she juggles promoting with her other job, part-time head of the Accessibility and Equality unit for the Department of Transport, where she has...Full Story

"Boxing Fireworks" at South Point Casino
June 29, 2009

(JUNE 29) On July 3, 2009, at the South Point Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla "Amazing" McCarter, of Las Vegas, will face Fujin Raika (aka: Emiko Raika), of Tokyo, Japan, for the second time in the ring. The two will be fighting a 10-round (2 minute each round) title bout for the WBA and GBU title.  McCarter told WBAN, "I feel confident....Full Story

Three Golds and Two Bronze medals for England's boxers in Pazardjik, Bulgari
By Mike O’Neill
June 29, 2009

(JUNE 29) England’s Savannah Marshall, Natasha Jonas and Sharon Holford were all Gold medal winners, at the 4th European Union championships in Pazardjik, Bulgaria this weekend where the five-strong team – aided by bronzes for Hannah Beharry and Lucy O'Connor – also annexed the “Team of the Championships award”.  Full Story

Boxing Action in Japan!
June 28, 2009

(JUNE 28) In an all-women's boxing event that took place at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, there were six bouts on the card. In the main event, Nanako Kikuchi, 107½, defeated Kayoko Ebata, 108, both from Japan with a action-packed..Full Story

Women's EU Championships
By Bernard O'Neill
June 28, 2009

(JUNE 28) Newly crowned European Union lightweight champion Katie Taylor will arrive home at approximately 5.20pm today via Dublin Airport (Lufthansa, Flight LH 4982). All media are invited to attend.  Full Story

Völker to fight Schouten in Rematch in Germany
By Torben L. of Denmark
June 28, 2009

 (JUNE 28) Esther Schouten and Bettina Völker will be fighting for the vacant WIBF Bantamweight title at the SES boxing card..Full Story

Johnson Wins in Rematch
June 27, 2009

(JUNE 27) Last night Tammie Johnson returned to Chicago to avenge her draw to Rita Figueroa from last March. In an eight-round round majority decision Johnson defeated the previously unbeaten Figueroa (10-1-1), Score: 76-76, 78-74, 78-74.

Open Letter: Challenge to Kina Malpartida
by Rhonda Luna
June 26, 2009

(JUNE 26) It’s difficult for me to do this because it has never been my style. But I felt compelled to follow up on the recent story done by Bernie McCoy. First and foremost, I am honored to even be mentioned in the same breathe with fighters like Melissa Hernandez, Missy Fiorentino, Jeannine Garside and Jelena Mrdjenovich. Considering the recent history, I think you also have to mention Ela Nunez as well.  Full Story

Serrano to fight on Atlanta City Card
June 26, 2009

(JUNE 26) ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Dee Lee Promotion and GNP Boxing announced the return of live championship boxing to Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Friday, July 31.   Headlining the hard-hitting fight card will be Camden Royalty PRINCE-BADI AJAMU "Dancing Prince" (26-3-1/15 KO’s) taking on DALLAS "Deaf Pride" VARGAS (22-4/16 KO’s) of Toledo, Ohio in a 12 round N.B.A. Light Heavyweight Title Fight.   The Co-Main event..Full Story

Women's EU Championships
by Bernard O'Neill
June 24, 2009

(JUNE 24) Defending champion Katie Taylor has received a bye into the quarter finals of the 4th women's European Union Championships in Pazardjik, Bulgaria.  Taylor, the reigning World and European champion and AIBA 2008 World female boxer of the year, will meet Italian lightweight Cordio Giacoma in the last eight tomorrow (June 25th).  Full Story

To the Public:  Fighter of the Month
June 24, 2009

(JUNE 24) If you would like to send in your pick for Fighter of the Month for July 2009, email WBANGive your reasons as to why you believe the nominated boxer should be your pick for month.  We will evaluate the best pick from suggested nominations for July! 

Let's Set the Record Straight!
by Butch Gottlieb
June 24, 2009

(JUNE 24) It seems that there have been reports on Peruvian websites that the next opponent for the WBA super featherweight champion, Kina Malpartida will be the WBA #1 Ranked and the current WBC super featherweight world champion, Olivia Gerula.  Full Story

Carina Moreno Interview
June 24, 2009

(JUNE 24) WBAN received notice of a recent Interview of world champion Carina Moreno, of Watsonville, California. To check out what she has to say, and see some footage of her fight with Sharon Gaines,
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Matthysse to fight in Argentina
June 24, 2009

(JUNE 24) On Friday, at the Estadio Luna Park, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, featherweight Soledad Edith Matthysse will be fighting Maria Quiroga on the under card in a four-rounder.  In the main event, Omar Andres Narvaez will be facing Omar Soto in a 12-rounder.

Latest Update McLeod-Wells
June 24, 2009

(JUNE 24) Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells will be busy in the month of July. She is scheduled to fight in New York on July 16th, and at the end of the month, July 30th in Panama.  Check out a video on Keisher! Video on McLeod-Wells

Figueroa Talks about Upcoming Fight
June 23, 2009

(JUNE 23) Yesterday WBAN published a story by Team Tammie Johnson in regards to an upcoming fight she is about to have against Rita Figueroa on June 26, 2009. More

Video: Bopp Wins by TKO
June 23, 2009

Video of Fight

(JUNE 23) WBAN has posted video of the Yesica Bopp vs. Paulina Cardona. The two fought on June 20th at the Sunchales, in Santa Fe, Argentina, They were fighting for the WBA junior flyweight title.

Johnson back to Chicago to rematch Rita Figueroa
by Team Johnson
June 22, 2009

(JUNE 22) Tammie Johnson went to Chicago in March to face Rita Figueroa and her perfect 10-0 record. After six hard rounds the three judges saw three different fights.  Full Story

Malpartida Retains WBA Belt
June 21, 2009
Photos: Nicholas Wong
Video of Fight

(JUNE 21) Last night at the Coliseo Dibos Dammert, in Lima, Peru, Kina Malpartida did not disappoint local fans when she stopped Halana Dos Santos in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-round bout. Malpartida was defending her WBA super featherweight title. After the fight Malpartida said, "I dedicate this triumph to the very poorest, to those who struggle, to all of Peru and to my father." According to news sources..More

WBAN's Youngest One....
June 21, 2009

(JUNE 21) Even the young ones at WBAN get in on the action in women's boxing! This is Sue TL Fox's granddaughter, Andrea N. and just recently spent the day with Fox. Andrea does not currently train in boxing--but she does like wearing the WBAN Gear!

Bopp Wins by Second Round TKO
June 21, 2009

(JUNE 21) Last night at the Sunchales, in Santa Fe, Argentina, Yesica Bopp, ended the fight early when she stopped Paulina Cardona in the second round of a scheduled 10-round bout for the WBA junior flyweight title.  In the local news reports they said the following: "Bopp went onto the attack from the opening bell, closing down the challenger and unloading powerful volleys directed for the most part at the head of her opponent. Cardona, taller and with long arms, was unable to halt the ferocious advance of the Argentinian. In the second round, Bopp came out intent on finishing it, exhibiting unusual speed and precision. With Cardona cornered and 'la Tuti' poised to take her out, the referee, Pérez Pineda, exercising good judgment, halted the action."

Acosta Wins by Decision over Pardos
June 20, 2009

(JUNE 20) Last night at the Club Sportivo Eclipse, General Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Junior welterweight Monica Acosta, 138½, won a 10-round unanimous decision Darys Pardo, 139¾.  The two were fighting for the vacant junior welterweight title.  Final judges scores were 98-92, 98-92, 96-89.  Pardo controlled the early rounds - Acosta took a while to warm up - but before long the Colombian began to run out of steam and paid the price. "Acosta took the reins in the fourth and began to punish her opponent, with the punishment increasing in severity as round followed round."  They were topping the bill and drew a big crowd.

Ex-world champion Xiyan Zhang eyes gold in London Olympics
By Zhenyu Li, from Qian'an city of Hebei Province, China
June 20, 2009

(JUNE 20) After a long hiatus, the former Chinese professional female boxing world champion Xiyan Zhang put on a show with a boxer in the Indian ..Full Story with Photos

Tonight: Malpartida to defend her title
June 20, 2009
Photo: Nicholas Wong

(JUNE 20) Tonight at the Coliseo Dibos Dammert, in Lima, Peru, Kina Malpartida of Lima, will be defending her WBA super featherweight title. She will be fighting Halana Dos Santos, of Bahia, Brazil. 

Video in Espanol: Mia St. John Guest on Television Show
June 19, 2009

(JUNE 19) Mia St. John is interviewed on the Paparazzi TV Sensacional Mega TV, where she talks about her boxing career and other topics. Video is mostly in Espanol. Video

Maruyama Returns to Ring
June 19, 2009

(JUNE 19) On Saturday at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Reiko Maruyama, 120¼, returned to the ring after nearly a five year layoff. She fought Kimika Miyoshi, 120½, and losing to a four-round majority decision.   Flash Photo Slideshow Photos: Samart

Strong ringmaster commands boxing arena in One Ring Circus
A Book Review

By Kat Ricker
June 18, 2009

(JUNE 18) One Ring Circus is a collection of previously published articles by author and journalist Katherine Dunn, who has covered boxing for thirty years. It is a moving tribute to the world of boxing and a rare cohesive sampling of boxing journalism.  The structure of the book takes a little getting used to. It’s unusual to find a collection of journalism..Full Story

Kentikian to fight Gutierrez on July 4th
June 18, 2009

(JUNE 18) On July 4th, at the Color Line Arena, in Hamburg, Susi Kentikian, 24-0-0 (16 KO), will be defending her two world titles (WBA, WIBF), against Carolina Marcela Gutierrez,15-1-0 (11KO), of Cordoba, Argentina.

Garside-Olivo: Courtesy Photo Slideshow!
June 18, 2009

(JUNE 18) WBAN received courtesy photos by Andrew Leong of the Jeannine Garside vs. Dominga Olivo, who fought on June 6th, in Duncan, BC. To check out the courtesy Flash Photo Slideshow, go here!

Bopp to fight Cardona
June 17, 2009

(JUNE 17) This Saturday, at the Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina,  Yesica Bopp, 8-0-0 (3KO), of Argentina, will be fighting Paulina Cardona, 14-5-3 (6KO), of Barranquilla, Colombia in a 10-round title bout. The will be fighting for the WBA flyweight title.

Dr. Hernando Escobar Castillo passed away
June 17, 2009

(JUNE 17) WBAN received notice from the WBC that Dr. Escobar passed away yesterday. Dr. Escobar was on the WBC Medical Committee for several years.  WBC said, "The WBC is in mourning due to the loss of this extraordinary and honorable man."

Torres and Cooper both Win Bouts by Decisions
June 14, 2009

(JUNE 14) Last night at the Centro Banamex, in Mexico City, Mexico, Ana Maria Torres retained her super flyweight title over Thailand's Usanakorn Kokietgym.in ten rounds of boxing. The final judges scores were 95-94, 98-92, 96-94.   Full Story

Be On The Lookout For Hernandez
June 14, 2009
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JUNE 14) Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez will be on the UPN - FOX TV stations as a guest of honor and guest anchor for the world famous New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade.  It will be shown at 1:00 p.m., EST on UPN.  Hernandez is Puerto Rico's first female world champion to have three world titles in three different weight classes.  Full Story

Fireworks "The Rematch"
June 14, 2009
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JUNE 14) Early Fireworks at the South Point Hotel & Casino American Boxing Promotions. This Fourth of July weekend the fireworks will start early when American Boxing Promotions hold their inaugural card on Friday, July 3 at the South Point Hotel & Casino.  The main event will feature one of the biggest rematches in the history of women’s boxing. WBA and GBU lightweight champion of the world and..Full Story

Straight Talk: One on One Interview with Promoter Roy Englebrecht
by Sue TL Fox

June 1
4, 2009

(JUNE 14) In WBAN's second installment of "Straight Talk", I conducted an interview with the ever-busy Roy Englebrecht, who not only promotes boxing, but has many other irons in the fire with various organizations, with some of those that he has created.  Full Story

Second Women's Bout on Mexico's card
June 13, 2009

(JUNE 13) WBAN learned early this morning that Melinda Cooper, will also be fighting on the card at the Centro Banamex, in Mexico City, Mexico, along with Ana Maria Torres.  She is set to fight Miriam Avila. 

Fernandez Wins by TKO; Suarez Wins by decision
June 12, 2009

(JUNE 12) On Wednesday, at the Centro de Convenciones Atlapa, in Panama City, Panama, in front of over 2,000 boxing fans, strawweight Ana Fernandez won a by a seventh round TKO (0:29) over Olga Julio. The two were fighting for the WBA Fedelatin straw title. The bout was scheduled for nine rounds.   In a featherweight bout Ogleidis Suarez won by a six-round unanimous decision over Diana Ayala.  Roberto Duran was present at the event.

Van Ryck de Groot would like to Fight Brown!
June 12, 2009

(JUNE 12)  WBAN was in contact today with female boxer Corinne Van Ryck de Groot, undefeated at 11-0-0 (5 KOs). Corinne told WBAN the following: I hear Lisa Brown is looking to defend...Full Story

Two Women's Bouts on July 11th Card in Houston
June 11, 2009

(JUNE 11) Calm Before the Storm Promotions would like to announce its upcoming boxing event on July 11, 2009, starting at 7:30 PM, at the San Miguel Arena, formerly know..Full Story

Looking for a fight?
June 10, 2009

(JUNE 10)  An opponent is needed for Michele Gutierrez, 1-0, at 115-118 lbs. The fight is scheduled for four rounds. The event will take place on July 3, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  If you are interested, contact Butch Gottlieb by email, or call him at 702-813-6915,

“Bad News” calls out Kelsey Jeffries!
By John Robbins
June 9, 2009
Photo: Durrell Wambolt

(JUNE 9)  In an interview that currently appears on You Tube, IFBA and WIBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Lisa “Bad News” Brown (16-3-3, 5Ko’s) called out the opponent who she’s hoping to fight in a unified title defence on August 7th, at the Resch Centre in Green Bay, Wisconsin!.  Full Story

WBAN Celebrates 11 years on the Net
by Sue TL Fox
June 8, 2009
Photo: Lori Steinhorst(L),
Sumya Anani (C), Fox (R)

(JUN 8) It is almost surreal for me to be writing this about WBAN being on the net for 11 years now. It seems like it was just yesterday that I had decided to have a women's boxing site. The original intent was to talk about the past female boxers, and setting the historical record straight about the sport. Little did I know that what I was doing at the time, would evolve into major coverage of the sport. Full Story

Winter to fight on June 21st Card
June 8, 2009

(JUNE 8) On June 21, 2009, on the "Father's Day at York Hall" boxing card, in York Hall, UK, featuring one female bout on the card.  Juliette Winter will be fighting on the undercard. No opponent named.

Garside Wins Title at Home!
By Margaret Canty
June 7, 2009

(JUNE 7)  Border City Boxing Club's Jeannine "Heartless" Garside returned to her hometown of Duncan, BC on June 6th to fight for the WBC International Featherweight Championship. Garside became the new WBC Featherweight Champion by defeating Blooklyn's Dominga Oliva by unanimous..Full Story

Mendez Win by Decision over Chamblin
Source: Michael Campbell 
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
June 7, 2009

(JUN 7)  Last night in Kinder, Louisiana, Johanna Mendez (5-0-1, 1 KO) of Houston, TX won a four-round unanimous decision overKasha Chamblin (11-3, 5 KOs) of Lafayette, LA. Final judges scores, 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.  According to Campbell Mendez was too strong, and got inside of Kasha in the entire fight. 

News Video Clip: Holm vs. Yankovich
June 7, 2009

(JUNE 7) On KRQE News, they have a news brief video of the Holly Holm vs. Duda Yankovich bout, with a post interview of Holm. To check out the video, go here!  Photo: Chris Cozzone

Straight Talk:
One on One Interview with Promoter Jerry Hoffman

Interviewed by Sue TL Fox
June 6, 2009

(JUNE 6) Jerry Hoffman, creator and owner of 12 Sports Productions has been a shining light for women's boxing throughout the years. Hoffman has continued to promote boxing, among his other multi-professional talents.With Hoffman's vast experience in dealing with women's boxing "firsthand" WBAN has featured Hoffman in our first episode of "Straight Talk".  Full Interview

McGee Will Appear For "Tinley Park Rumble" June 12th
June 6, 2009

(JUNE 6) - Octavius James' One In A Million Inc.'s most recent card "Date With Destiny" was "Merciless" Mary McGee's night to prove all the doubters wrong and at the same time fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming the WBC International Super Lightweight Champion and also successfully defend her NABC Lightweight title.  Full Story

Quintana and McMorrow fight to a draw
June 6, 2009

(JUNE 6) On Thursday night, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, California flyweight Amaris Quintana, 107, and Melissa McMorrow, 108, of San Carlos, California, fought to a four-round draw.

Connor Wins by Decision
June 5, 2009

(JUNE 5) Last night in Humble, Texas, Kimberly Connor, 3-1, of Arkansas, won a four-round unanimous decision over Crystal Delgado, 8-2-0 (1 KO), of Houston, Texas. Delgado knocked down in 4th round. Judges scores, 39-36, 39-36, 38-37.

Finally: Laura Ramsey vs. Natascha Ragosina
June 3, 2009

(JUNE 3) If there was ever someone to have as a companion in a dark alley, Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey, would be a strong candidate for the position states Andrea Cruz, staff writer for “Her Voice Magazine”. Ramsey, a professional middleweight division boxer and a 39 year-old proud grandmother, has a goal to become one of the most respected ...Full  Story

One on One Interview with Mandy Bujold
by Rick McLean
June 3, 2009

(JUNE 3) Mandy Bujold is one of the best amateur boxers in recent years representing Canada at the 51kg division on the international stage. She has always been a fan of the sport and got into boxing when she moved to Kitchener, Ontario Canada. Her initial goal was to get in shape but met ...Full Story

McLeod Wins Majority Decision -by Rick McLean Photo Gallery #503 and Flash Photo Slideshow
June 2, 2009

 (JUNE 2) On Saturday night in Brantford, Ontario, Canada; local favourite Kara McLeod (1-0) took on Toronto’s Priscilla Trompowski (1-1) in a four...Full Story

Sarah Pucek ”Take The Fight Or Shut Up About It”
by Dave Allison
of Team Pucek
June 1, 2009

(JUNE 1) The back and forth regarding the proposed fight between Sarah Pucek and Brooke Dierdorff appeared done however is it. Over the weekend there was offers made to Dierdorff and the fight had actually been made as of Friday afternoon Pacific Time. It was then off again and according to Team Pucek the events went like this.  Full Story

WBAN's June 2009 Rankings!
June 1, 2009

(JUN 1)  Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN June 2009 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest ratings,  Go Here


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