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JUNE 2011

Shikasho to Fight Juarez
June 29, 2011

(JUNE 29) On August 13, 2011, in Mexico (unknown venue), Asami Shikasho (5-2-0), former OPBF flyweight champion, five-time Japan Amateur boxing Champion, will fight Mariana Juarez, the WBC Flyweight title holder.  This is Shikasho's first world title challenge.  Photos/source: Samart

Book Signing by Sugar Ray Leonard on June 30th
June 28, 2011

(JUNE 28)  For those of you who would like to go to a book signing of multi-world champion SUGAR RAY LEONARD, he will be signing a new book that he wrote on June 30th.  To check out when and where, go here!

"Tweets" Can Continue Through the 2012 Olympics!
June 28, 2011

(JUNE 28) The International Olympic Committee released the guidelines for participants and other accredited persons at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  They published the following guidelines:   IOC Social Media, Blogging and Internet Guidelines for participants and other accredited persons at the London 2012 Olympic Games..Full Story

Video: Flash From the Past!
June 27, 2011

(JUNE 27) Who would have thought that we could do a "Flash From the Past" of Layla McCarter? But now she has been in the sport for so long, we can bring boxing fans back to 1999, when McCarter was at the beginning of her career fighting Laura Serrano!  Photo: By Sue TL Fox, past photo. Video: McCarter vs. Serrano

Roach ready to work with USA Women’s team
By Raquel Ruiz
Photos By Adriana Gonzalez
June 27, 2011

(JUNE 27)  The 2011 National Championships came to an end with three new women national champions in the Olympic weight classes, and Freddie Roach said he is ready to work with them during the summer.  “I’m very excited about the women, maybe they have the best chance to win gold,” said Roach who came to the national finals and..Full Story

Book:  Unclaimed Destiny "The Heart of a Champion" by Rusty Roseberger
June 27, 2011

In “Heart of a Champion,” boxer Rusty Rosenberger tells his story of how he was cheated out of the World Title by his manager Lou Duva. In 1979, Rusty had already become the New Jersey Middleweight Boxing Champion. He was well on the road to his goal of the World Title when his manager encouraged him to rapidly lose weight and then take some pills right before the title bout, held inside of Giants Stadium. Rusty trusted Lou because he felt that as his manager, he should have his best interests at heart. Reflecting back, Rusty realizes that Lou was giving him a lot of bad advice, even prior to the pills..Full Story on the WBAN Resource Team site

Amador Wins by Decision over Fuentes
Photos and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
June 26, 2011

(JUNE 26) There are times when I feel just a bit worn out going to the fights. It seems that there has been an endless mess of mismatched women who enter the ring. I walk away sometimes wondering if the people that match these fights don’t think we are worthy of something better. I have walked away from some fights shaking my head and wondering ....Full Story

New Amateur U.S. National Champions
By Raquel Ruiz
Photo: Adriana González
June 25, 2011

(JUNE 25) Six new national champions were crowned few minutes ago in Colorado Springs in the final day of the 2011 USA Boxing National Championship.  The competition for non-Olympic weight division in women took place during the afternoon and in few minutes start at the Municipal Auditorium the three bouts in the Olympic weight 112 lbs., 132 lbs., and 165 lbs.....Full Story

McMorrow Split Decisions Olszewski for NY Title
By Bernie McCoy
June 25, 2011

(JUNE 25) Melissa McMorrow, using her patented aggressive, come forward style, won an eight round split decision over Eileen Olszewski Friday night in the co-feature bout of an eight bout card put together by Old World Boxing and New Legend Promotions at the Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, Queens, NY. With the win, McMorrow, a Californian from the Bay Area, won the NY State female flyweight title....Full Story

Julaton Dominates Gladney in eight-round decision
June 24, 2011

(JUNE 25) Last night at the Dade County Auditorium, in Miami, Florida. Ana Julaton won an eight-round unanimous decision over Angel Gladney. According to local news sources, Gladney experienced an open cut on her left cheek. WBAN made an early statement that Gladney would need to bring an "A" game in this fight, looks like Julaton did not have much of a problem winning by a decision with two ringside judges scoring the bout 7 rounds - Julaton and 1 round - Gladney. The third judge having the bout, 6 - 2 for Julaton. I personally did not care for this matchup upon learning about it--Sue TL Fox.

Blunt trauma and sudden death in young athletes
By Dr. David Geier

June 25, 2011

 (JUNE 25) I have written recently about deaths in youth sports related to cardiovascular events and commotio cordis. But there is another large cause of sudden death in sports Full Story on WBAN Resource Team site

Tonight: Lil' "Spitfire" Amador to fight Fuentes
June 24, 2011

(JUNE 24) Tonight at the Doubletree Hotel, in Ontario, California, flyweight Cindy Amador, 3-0-0 (1KO), will be fighting Christina Fuentes, 1-0-2. This should be a very entertaining undercard bout on the card.  WBAN had the pleasure of seeing Amador in her pro debut--great lil' boxer!

Julaton to fight Gladney
June 24, 2011

(JUNE 24) Tonight on Telemundo, California's Ana Julaton, will be fighting Angel Gladney in a scheduled eight round bout. The event will take place at the Dade County Auditorium, in Miami, Florida.  All we can say is we hope that Gladney is prepared to bring her "A" game to fight world champion Julaton!

Thirty-Six Elite Boxers Advance to Final Round Action
by Julie Goldsticker

June 24, 2011

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – 2011 USA Boxing Championships competition rolled into the semifinal round on Thursday with one session at the Colorado Springs Christian School. All of the competitors in 13 Olympic weight classes already had a weight lifted off their shoulders, having earned berths in the U.S. Olympic Trials but that didn’t deter them from chasing a national title...More

The "Huracan" to hit Canada
June 23, 2011

(JUNE 23) Tomorrow night, at the Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Canada, Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez, will be fighting local boxer Jelena Mrdjenovich. Mrdjenovich's original opponent, Balijagic Adler is not on the card.  There is also another female bout on the card, including: Brandy Badry vs. Monique Duval.

The Road to Gold is Set for the Competitors at the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
June 20, 2011

(JUNE 20) Over 500 athletes, boxers, coaches and officials arrived in Colorado Springs on Sunday in preparation for the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships, June 20-25. The event draw took place on Sunday evening, determining the path each athlete will have to navigate to take home a gold medal, and in the 13 Olympic weight divisions, a highly coveted U.S. Olympic Team Trials berth...Full Story

Results from Europe
June 19, 2011

(JUNE 19) Last night at the Stade Joffre Lefebvre, Bas-Rhin, France, Nadia Hokmi, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Julia Sahin. The two were fighting for the WIBF super flyweight title. In another match, Lucia Morelli won a six-rounder by points over Nacera Baghdad.

West and Knight fight to a Split Draw
June 19, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen


(JUNE 19) Last night at the Sports Arena, in Pico Rivera, California, Kaliesha West, 118, and Ava Knight, 117, fought to a 10-round split draw.  Final judges scores were the following: 96-94 West, 96-94 Knight, and 95-95.  Owen told WBAN, "West and Knight where like mirror images, their fight was an offensive battle. Both fighters used excellent combinations in a continuous struggle to the end."  The two were fight for the WBO bantam title.

West and Knight meet Head to Head! Flash Photo Slideshow - Photos by Mary Ann Owen
June 18, 2011

(JUNE 18) Tonight in Pico Rivera, California, WBO Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha West will defend her title in a 10-round title bout against Ava KnightAt the scales: West weighed,118, and Knight, 117.

A Contest of Skill and Talent
Photos and Story
by Lori Steinhorst

June 18, 2011

(JUNE 18) There was no trash talk at the Kaliesha West (118) vs. Ava Knight (117) weigh-in. In fact there has been absolutely no trash talk between these two warriors, ever.  West and Knight are the best example of what it means ...Full Story

Results from Australia
By Mischa Merz
June 17, 2011

(JUNE 17) Melbourne, Australia--'Dirty' Di Prazak, 129¾, resoundingly beat New Zealander Bronwyn Wylie, 128¼,  for the Pan Asian Boxing Association and the WIBA super featherweight international title over ten rounds tonight, bringing her professional record to 7-1 (5KOS).  Full Story

Boxing: Coulson takes Fourth English ABA Title in Mansfield
By Michael O’Neill

June 17, 2011

(JUNE 17) An excellent two days boxing at the 2011 English Elite Female Championships in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (population 67,500),close to Sherwood Forest saw Hartlepool Catholic club boxer Amanda Coulson win her fourth 60kg title with a convincing 21:14 win over Lynn BC’s Ruth Raper on Sunday. .....Full Story

Behind the Scenes: Anna Sophie Mathis in New Mexico!
by Sue TL Fox
Photo: Sue Fox/Mathis
June 17, 2011

(JUNE 17) The boxing fans who did not attend the Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros fight in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were probably not aware that multi-world champion Anna Sophie Mathis and her trainer came all the way from France to attend the fight, and that Mathis took center-stage in the ring with an announcement that she was going to fight Holly Holm in December....Full Story

Training Camp in France
June 16, 2011

(JUNE 16) On July 31, 2011 to August 5, 2011, there will be an advanced training camp with world champion Myriam Lamare.   ABSOLUT BOXING organizes a training camp every year  that will take place in Marseille, France.  This course is the seventh edition of this camp.   Email: absolutboxe@aol.fr

WBAN celebrates 13 Years on the Net!
by Sue TL Fox
June 16, 2011

(JUNE 16)  I can hardly believe that it has now been 13 years on the net as of this month.  When I first decided to have a website on the net about the past women boxers---if anyone had told me that WBAN [Women Boxing Archive...Full Story

"Huracan" Wants A Bedlam Bout!
by Amy Greene

June 15, 2011

(JUNE 15) Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez is following Amanda Serrano's (10-0-1, 6 KO) progress like Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road. “Serrano said Maureen Shea needed a heart or something...I'm...Full Story

Flash from the Past: Borden pulled no punches in her boxing role
By Hugh Townsend
June 14, 2011

(JUNE 14)  Gloria Borden’s love for boxing began before she even started attending New Glasgow’s Temperance Street School in the 1940s. Among her first childhood recollections were the nights at home on Vale Road when her parents and any number of her 17 brothers and sisters gathered around the radio and listened to professional fights....Full Story

Will Jaramillo Come out of Retirement?
by Sue TL Fox
June 14, 2011

(JUNE 14)  When I was in New Mexico this last week on Friday night [June 10], after the Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros fight that took place at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, I got an opportunity to spend some time with Stephanie "Golden Girl" Jaramillo from the South Valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...Full Story

Bopp Stops Castrejon in Ninth Round
June 13, 2011

(JUNE 13) On Saturday night at the Estadio Luna Park, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yesica Bopp, stopped Yesenia Martinez Castrejon in the [1:48] ninth round of a 10-round bout. Bopp won the WBO and WBA junior flyweight world title . Video

Uruguay: Namus Wins a Split over Munoz
June 13, 2011

(JUNE 13) On Saturday night at the Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/ Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay, Chris Namus pulled off a "split" decision over Loli Munoz in a rematch. There first fight was made a no decision. Video

Noni Tenge TKO'd Daniella Smith
June 13, 2011
Photograph by:
Sibusiso Mjikeliso

(JUNE 13) According to the Citizen Newspaper in South Africa, Noni “She Bee Stinging” Tenge, of Africa, won by a fourth round TKO over Daniella Smith, of New Zealand and winning the IBF welterweight world title. The Citizen Newspaper report that Tenge became the first African woman to....Full Story

Amanda Serrano Wins NABF Title With First Round TKO
by Bernie McCoy
Photos: By Peter Frutkoff
June 12, 2011

(JUNE 12) Amanda Serrano made her New York City debut an explosive one with an overwhelming TKO of Jennifer Scott at 1:46 of the first round of a featured bout on a six fight card, jointly promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Gary Shaw Productions at Roseland Ballroom on Saturday night. With the win Serrano takes over the NABF super...Full Story

Tsukashita stopped Ogasawara
by Samart/Japan
June 10, 2011

(JUNE 10) On June 7, 2011, at Korakuen hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Makoto Tsukashita, 109¼, won a 1st round KO over Keiko Ogasawara, 108¾.  Ogasawara was down twice.
The bout was scheduled for four rounds.  Makoto Tsukashita is now 2-0-0, and Keiko Ogasawara 2-1-0.  ..Photos and details

Today: At the Scales in Albuquerque
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox
June 9, 2011
[Flash Photo Slideshow]

(JUNE 9) The ”Duke City Showdown” weigh-in took place today, at the Legend Theatre, in the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The boxing event will be taking place tomorrow night, and televised on Telefutura.  The weigh-in and press conference was video’d and WBAN will stream it soon.  The following weights were the following:Full Story with Flash Photo Slideshow

Yamaguchi defended her OPBF title
Photos by Samart
June 9, 2011

(JUNE 9) On June 6, 2011, at Korakuen hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Naoko Yamaguchi won via 5th round TKO over Reantong Rongrearnkilalorat (from Thai) . Yamaguchi defended her OPBF super flyweight title. Reantong Rongrearnkilalorat dropped to 7-4-2...Photos

Contamination of athletic mouthguards..
By Dr. David Geier /
WBAN Resource Team

June 9, 2011

(JUNE 9)  Athletic mouthguards or mouthpieces are critical pieces of equipment in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. The American Dental Association recommends them for all contact sports. But despite the fact that mouthguards are important protective equipment in these sports, athletes often pay little attention to their care and sanitation. A new study published in the May-June 2011 edition of Sports Health sheds light on the microorganisms that...Full Story

Holm vs. Cisneros: Press Conference held today at the Route 66 Casino Hotel
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox
June 8, 2011
[Flash Photo Slideshow]

(JUNE 8) Today the final press conference for the “Duke City Showdown” boxing event took place.  The conference was held at the Legends Theatre, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The main event will feature a rematch between Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm vs. Victoria “la Reina” Cisneros in a 10- round welterweight bout, that will be televised on TELEFUTURA on...Full Story

The Real Ava Knight by Ava Knight.
June 8, 2011

(JUNE 8) A lot of people are quick to judge a fighter without knowledge of what is really going on. Looking at my record, I started quick, went up in competition fast, and then after a loss with the Mexican champ Ana Maria Torres, took a long “break.” I put it in quotes because it was not by choice. For the most part I took the break because of a back...Full Story

Today: Off to New Mexico for the Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros mainliner on Telefutura!
by Sue TL Fox
June 7, 2011

(JUNE 7)  Just a quick update to say I will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (leaving today) to cover the boxing event, that will feature Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros in the main event and WILL BE TELEVISED ON FRIDAY, on TELEFUTURA.  For all those boxing fans that have been anxiously waiting to see women on Television, take this opportunity to tune into TELEFUTURA  to see Holm and Cisneros...Full Story

Olszewski to fight McMorrow in New York
June 7, 2011

(JUNE 7)  On June 24, 2011 at the Cordon Bleu, in Woodhaven, New York,  New Legend Boxing Promotions in association with Old World Boxing promotions presents a night of boxing that will feature three fights for the New York State Title. The main event will be an eight round bantamweight fight featuring undefeated Juan Dominguez of Brooklyn, New York via Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic taking...Full Story

Serrano to fight Jennifer Scott
by Sue TL Fox
June 7, 2011

(JUNE 7) WBAN has been notified by a press release that on June 11, 2011, at the historic Roseland Ballroom, in New York City, New York, Amanda Serrano will be fighting Jennifer Scott. The two will be fighting an eight rounder for an NABF title.
Serrano said in the press release that she would have preferred to have fought former NABF champion Maureen Shea, but she was stripped of her title. Serrano said in...Full Story

Sixth European Union Championships - Katowice, Southern Poland
By Michael O’Neill
June 7, 2011

(JUNE 7) The sixth European Union Championships, under the auspices of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) took place in the Southern Poland city of Katowice between 31st May and 5th June. Ninety three boxers representing twenty nations entered these championships which were held at the Spodek Sports Hall in the Silesian capital – an impressive 12,000 seater arena, which resembles a U.F.O – hence “Spodek” or saucer...Full Story

Latest Update: Martin's Broken Hand
by Mary Ann Owen
June 6, 2011

(JUN 6) Christy's Martin camp told me today that Christy's hand has been repaired and "Ok'd" to box as soon as it heals. Christy had a top-notch surgeon. He said that she can use it for light things in three weeks. 

Martin Breaks Hand, Stone Wins by Sixth Round TKO
Photos/Story by
Mary Ann Owen
June 6, 2011
[Huge Flash Photo Slideshow]

(JUNE 6) On Saturday night at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California, Dakota Stone, 149, of Seattle, Washington, defeated Christy Martin, 149.8, of Las Vegas, Nevada, when Martin sustained a broken hand in the fourth round. I heard Martin tell her corner during the one-minute break, that her hand was hurt. But regardless, Martin came out in the fifth round, and was still fighting hard, and throwing bombs.....Full Report

Martin-Stone Showdown
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

June 4, 2011

(JUN 4) Tonight at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California, there will be "no more words" and "all-action" when Christy Martin and Dakota Stone face each other in a rematch in a six-rounder.  At the weighin: Martin, 149.8, Stone, 149.

Christy Martin, A new sense of Purpose
Photos/Story by
Lori Steinhorst
June 4, 2011
[Photo Slideshow]

(JUNE 4) There is a different Christy Martin in town. There is no fluff….this is a gritty, determined, self-confident women who is rising from the depths of a life changing experience the likes of which most of us will never see. Although Christy has always been tough…it is not about tough anymore. Christy Martin has been reborn. Having escaped the clutch of a vengeful and brutal assault that came ..Full Story with Photos

Holm vs. Cisneros:  televised on Telefutura
June 4, 2011

(JUNE 4) LOS ANGELES-- On Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the main event on this card will featured a televised10-round bout featuring Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm vs.  Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros in a rematch....Full Story

WBAN's June 2011 Rankings!
June 4, 2011

(JUNE 4) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN June 2011 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

New Segment:  Famous, Historical, and Funny Quotes in the sport!
By Sue TL Fox
June 3, 2011
Photo: Lady Tyger Trimiar

(JUNE 3) WBAN has created a new archived segment on the site called, "QUOTES".   I will start adding various stories on famous, historical, and funny quotes from the boxing community from the past.  Check out our first segment on quotes from the past!

Mia Goes TMZ
by Bernie McCoy
June 2, 2011
Photo: Poster from 2002
Card-Martin vs. St. John

(JUNE 2) The first clue was TMZ, a televised purveyor of gossip and snark which Mia St. John chose as her messenger of choice to "call out" Christy Martin. Mia chose well. During the one minute clip of drivel, TMZ clearly exhibited a knowledge of the ring that failed to go beyond sparkling carats on left hands. It was an ideal setting for the revisionist history St. John was propagating about a bout in a sport in which she and Martin have toiled for the better part of two decades. Full Story with Video of first fight

ABAE National Female Championship Semi Finals
June 2, 2011

(JUNE 2) WBAN received a set of photos by photographer Andrea Smith, of the semi-finals of the 2011
Female ABAE Championships took place in Manchester and Essex over the weekend. WBAN has included a link to all of the results. The finals will take place on June 11th and 12th.
©Copyrighted Photos by Andrea Smith [Flash Photo Slideshow]

Kaliesha West vs. Ava Knight - The rematch is here! 
June 2, 2011

(JUNE 2) WBO Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (Moreno Valley, California, 13-1-2, 4 KOs), will defend her title in a 10-round title bout against Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight (Chico, California, 6-1-2, 3KOS), on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, in Pico Rivera, California. In this highly anticipated rematch, West will look to correct the only loss of her career, as Ava Knight is the only boxer to ever defeat her. On November 18, 2008, Knight ..Full Story

Video:   Filipina Boxing Prospect Kara Guzman
June 2, 2011

(JUNE 2) Check out a "new kid on the block" Filipina Boxing boxer, Kara Guzman talks about how she started to like the sport of boxing.  Video

Meet Dr. David Geier:  WBAN Resource Team
June 1, 2011

(JUNE 1)  WBAN has just added the Biography of Dr. David Geier, orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of MUSC Sports Medicine.  Dr. Geier is on our WBAN Resource Team, and will be a great asset and source to our Team! Biography

Tony's Corner: Mits
by Tony Rumanes 
June 1, 2011

(JUN 1) WBAN Resource Team latest article by Tony Rumanes:   I have been training now in boxing for well over 25 years, that ranged from boxing clients who wanted to get in optimum condition, to..Full Story

WBAN is sold on the Boxing/MMA show---not sure about the Cigars!
June 1, 2011

The Staples Center doesn't have one...the Honda Center doesn't have one...the MGM Grand Garden Arena doesn't have one....but this Thursday at Fight Club OC in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, fans will get to enjoy a first for the fight business in the last 20 years, a Cigar Lounge where you can purchase a cigar, smoke it right there, and watch all the action of the Fight Club OC pro show! ...Full Story


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