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JUNE 2012

Updated Today:  Trends in Professional Female Boxing and World Title Fights - 1993 to 2012
Data/Dee Williams
Report/Sue Fox
June 29, 2012

(JUNE 29)WBAN has published the stats from 1993-2012  that Dee Williams has been keeping in the sport. Dee Williams has been,  and continues to be an invaluable source for WBAN, and the sport.  We have updated this trend by Full Story

Dr. Charles Butler is Elected USA Boxing President
by Julie Goldsticker/
USA Boxing
June 29, 2012

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – Dr. Charles Butler (Kalamazoo, Mich.), a long-term ringside physician and AIBA committee member, has been elected to serve as the President/Chair of USA Boxing. Butler was chosen by his fellow USA Boxing Board of Directors members to fill the role following the removal of Hal Adonis as President.  “It is a great honor to be elected President of USA Boxing 16 days before our team leaves for London. The time is critical for USA Boxing. We have a great and proud tradition. Now we must support that tradition with achievement,” Butler said. “We will...Full Story

Kali Reis to fight Lyneisha Jefferson
June 27, 2012

(JUNE 27) On Friday night, June 29th, on the "Takeover" Professional Boxing Show, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a boxing event featuring eight bouts, with one of them a female bout on the undercard.  Kali Reis will be fighting Lyneisha Jefferson in a four rounder.  Reis, hometowner, dons a 4-1-1 (2KO) record, her opponent is 0-1, of New Jersey.  Full Story

Juarez and Shindo Go to fight on July 14th in Ontario, California
Story and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

June 27, 2012

(JUNE 27)  On Saturday, July 14, 2012,  Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez, will defend her WBC flyweight World Crown against Japan's female boxer Shindo Go in a 10-round title bout. The fight card titled, “Puños de Esperanza” (Fists of hope), is presented by Ovëishon Promotions, Canelo Promotions, Boxeo de Gala Promotions, Banner Promotions, and Grupo Modelo, and will take place at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.  Full Story (also photo by Samart of Shindo Go)

Video:  Full Fight between Chris Namus vs. Adriana Salles
June 25, 2012

(JUNE 25) WBAN has just posted a full fight video of the Saturday night fight, on June 23, 2012, that took place at the  Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/ Palacio Peñarol, in Montevideo, Uruguay, between light welterweight Chris Namus vs. Adriana Salles.  Namus won this bout by a 10-round unanimous decision. Video Link

Moreno and Rivas Both win by decision
photos by
Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

June 24, 2012

 (JUNE 24) Last night in Puebla, Mexico, there were two female bouts on the card. In one bout, Esmeralda Moreno, won a UD10, over Naomi Togashi, winning the WBC light flyweight world title. In the second bout, Yazmin Rivas, won a UD10,  over Nydia Feliciano. The two were fighting for the IBF bantam title.  Flash Photo Slideshow of both bouts!

Christina Ruiz and Nohime Dennisson Fight to a  Majority Draw
Photos: Erik Esteban Stipnieks
June 24, 2012

 (JUNE 24) Last night at the La Villita Maverick Plaza, in San Antonio, Texas, Christina Ruiz, 119.5, of San Antonio, Texas, and Nohime Dennisson, 119, in Albuquerque, New Mexico fought to a four-round majority Draw.  WBAN has added a flash Photo Slideshow, photos by Erik Esteban Stipnieks.

Christina Ruiz to fight Nohime Dennisson - And Guess Who is there with these boxers!
Photos /Text by
Erik Esteban Stipnieks
June 23, 2012

(JUNE 23) Tonight (Saturday), at the La Villita Maverick Plaza, in San Antonio, Texas, on the undercard of the Hector Camacho Jr. vs, Bernardo Guereca eight rounder, Christina Ruiz, 119.5, will fight Nohime Dennisson, 119, in a four-round bout.  A very cool twist to this undercard fight is that multi-world champion Holly Holm is at this event (as seen in the photos), and WBAN has been told that she will be the second with Nohime Dennisson, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a 4-2-1 record, and that retired former world champion Ann Wolfe, will be working with Christina Ruiz, 6-4-1 (4KO), of San Antonio....Full Story with photos

Televised Saturday night:  Female bout- Rivas vs. Feliciano
Source/Golden Boy

June 23, 2012
Photos: Alma Montiel
and Pepe Rodriguez

(JUNE 23) - Possessing the power and talent to make all fight fans sit up and take notice, Andres Gutierrez has been making some serious noise on the Mexican fight circuit and will face a tough opponent when he faces Onalvi Sierra in a 12-round bout for the vacant IBF International Bantamweight title TONIGHT at Gimnasio Municipal Miguel Hidalgo in Puebla, Mexico in a fight which will be televised in the United States on FOX Deportes..Full Story

Holly Holm's Hit List
June 22, 2012
Photo credit:  Sue Fox
Source/Press Release

(JUNE 22) WBAN received a press release today in regards to Holly Holm's "Hit List" in some of the fighters she would like to get in the ring with after her successful win against Anne Sophie Mathis, that took place last Friday at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico---this is who she would like to fight!   .. Full Story

Rivas to fight Feliciano
Story/photo by
Pepe Rodriguez
June 21, 2012

(JUNE 21) Yesterday, IBF Bantamweight World champion, Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas, has finished her training with two different sparring partners, boxing six rounds with each of them.  She also finished the training with some shadow boxing, etc., in anticipation of her fight on Saturday, June 23rd, at the "Gym Hidalgo" of Puebla, Mexico.... Full Story

Lissette Medel Rematches TaTina Anderson
by Michele Chong of

Photo: Mary Ann Owen
June 20, 2012

(JUNE 20) Female fighter Lissette Medel will be back in the ring on Friday, June 29 as she faces TaTina “Little Tyson” Anderson in a much-anticipated rematch taking place at Omega Products International in Corona, California. While their last fight was held in Anderson’s own backyard near Las Vegas, the women will now be meeting on the SoCal turf of local boxer Medel for this second go-round. The female bout is scheduled on the undercard of the Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Jose Reynoso main event airing on ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights.”...Full Story

Marlen Esparza Featured in July Issue Vogue Magazine!
June 20, 2012
Photo: Vogue

(JUNE 20) WBAN received some exciting news that one of our USA amateur boxers who will be competing in the 2012 Olympics in London was featured in VOGUE magazine.  We received a press release stating the following: ..Full Story

Latest Updates from the IBF
June 20, 2012

(JUNE 20) WBAN received some quick updates on the IBF Federation. Additional info on the June 30, 2012 card in Torreon, Mexico. There are TWO female title bout:   Ava Knight will fight Susana Vasquez for the IBF Flyweight title; and  Katia Gutierrez vs. Susan Cruz Perez, for the IBF Mini-flyweight title. At the IBF convention held in May/June of this year, , Katia Gutierrez was picked as the IBF female fighter of the year.

Esmeralda Moreno to fight for WBC title
Story by
Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos by Alma
June 20, 2012

(JUNE 20) Yesterday morning, Esmeralda “La Joya” Moreno, was present in the traditional "Tuesdays with the media" with Jose Sulaiman, and promised that on Saturday will snatch the WBC light flyweight title to Naomi Togashi. Full Story

Queen Underwood: New Olympic Addition
by Bernie McCoy
June 19, 2012

(JUNE 19)  In a media teleconference, originating from Colorado Springs, USA Boxing introduced Queen Underwood as the newest addition to the 2012 Olympic female boxing squad. Underwood, who will compete as a lightweight, joins flyweight Marlen Esparaza and middleweight Claressa Shields on the three woman US squad that will compete in London in July. The Seattle based fighter was presented to the press by Tony Bartkowski, USA Boxing..Full Story

Queen Underwood Receives a Berth in the 2012 Olympic Games
by Julie Goldsticker/
USA Boxing

June 19, 2012
Photo: Sue TL Fox

(JUNE 19) Queen Underwood, of Seattle, Washington,  received the call she had been dreaming about for over a month on Monday morning, and the voice on the other line delivered the message she’d been hoping for. The 28-year-old lightweight immediately fell into tears upon learning that she would be nominated to compete in the inaugural Olympic Games for women’s boxing in London. Underwood received the call from USA Boxing Executive Director Anthony Bartkowski at approximately 10 a.m. PT and was too emotional to speak after receiving the news. ..Full Story

Video: Farias Wins by first round TKO
June 18, 2012

 (JUNE 18) On Saturday night, at the Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Argentina, Erica Anabella Farias won by a first round TKO over Irma Balijagic Adler. Adler was first knocked down in the first round and then when Farias kept the pressure on the ref stopped the fight. Full Video of fight

Video:  Pacheco Wins by a Majority Decision for WBO Title
June 18, 2012

(JUNE 18) On Saturday night, at the Elías Chegwin, Barranquilla, Colombia, Enis Pacheco, 134¾, of Columbia, won a 10-round majority decision over Ana Laura Esteche,133¾, of Argentina. The two were fighting for the WBO Lightweight title. Final judges scores were 97-93, 95-95, and 96-95. Full Video of fight

Moreno finishes up training in preparation to fight Togashi!
By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos by Alma Montiel/WBC

June 16, 2012

(JUNE 16) Speed, precision and punching power, showed yesterday, the Mexican fighter, Esmeralda “La Joya” Moreno, during her training end, to face the current Champion, Naomi Togashi, from Japan, this coming June 23 in the City of Puebla, Mexico, meeting the pre weighing 7 days before the fight, that set the rules and regulations of the World Boxing Council...Full Story

Holm Dethrones Mathis, Mohammedi Beats Ngumbu
by the WBF - press release
June 16, 2012
Photos: Sue TL Fox
Short Video clip of fight

Two new WBF World Champions were crowned on Friday night June 15, as Holly Holm dethroned Women’s World Welterweight Champion Anne Sophie Mathis in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Nadjib Mohammedi took the World Light Heavyweight crown from Doudou Ngumbu in Pennes Mirabeau ..Full Story

Controversy at Chavez/Lee Weigh-in a Sign of Things to Come in Texas?
June 16, 2012
Source/Press Release

Texas is a state that has been mired in boxing controversy in recent years, but that doesn't seem to concern their commission officials enough to make them ensure a level playing field, apparently. Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow's WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy Lee, representatives of Lee requested to weigh both camp's gloves....Full Story

Esmeralda Moreno to defend her WBC Title
Report and photo by
Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
June 15, 2012
Flash Photo Slideshow

(JUNE 15) On June 23, 2012, at the Polideportivo de la Benemérita Universidad, in Puebla, Mexico, Esmeralda "La Joya" Moreno (25-5-0, 10 KO), who is the reigning WBC silver light flyweight world champion, finally got the opportunity to contest for the absolute title....Full Story

Lamonakis and Woodard Fight to a Split Draw!
June 15, 2012

(JUNE 15) Last night at the Roseland Ballroom, in New York,  Sonya Lamonakis, 234, fought to a six-round split draw with Tiffany Woodard, 198. Final judges scores were 58-56, 56-58, and 57-57.  This was the third time that the two have gone to battle in the ring, with Lamonakis defeating her in both of those past fights.

Alcivar Wins by a Decision
June 15, 2012

(JUNE 15) In some late results reported by WBAN, on June 8, 2012, in  Woodhaven, New York, Patricia Alcivar won a four-round unanimous decision over Vanessa Greco.  All judges scored the fight 40-36 for Alcivar.  Martin Snow gave details of this fight that is reported on the Fight Results Segment!

Mathis-Holm: The "Reckoning" Has Arrived!
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox
June 14, 2012
Flash Photo Slideshow

(JUNE 14) Today the weigh-in took place at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in anticipation of tomorrow night's rematch between Anne Sophie Mathis vs. Holly Holm.  Mathis is defending her IBA, WBF, and WBAN Welterweight world titles...Full Story

WBAN Goes One on One with World Champion Ana Julaton!
by Sue TL Fox
June 14, 2012

(JUNE 14) This week WBAN interviewed Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton, of Daly City, California, to speak with her about her boxing career, where she wants to go in the sport, who she wants to fight and much more!  Full Story

Today: WBAN is Off to New Mexico for Press Conference!
by Sue TL Fox
June 13, 2012

(JUNE 13) Today the final press conference for the upcoming Anne Sophie Mathis vs. Holm bout will be held at 2:00 pm/MT, at the Route 66 Casino/Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This press conference is open to the public.  Sue TL Fox

Toughest Fight for Holm?
by Sue TL Fox
Photo: courtesy
June 12, 2012

(JUNE 12) This week will be a busy one for the upcoming world championship boxing event that will take place on Friday, June 15th, at the Route 66 Casino/Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The main event will feature Anne Sophie Mathis vs. Holly Holm in a rematch.  Mathis, WBAN's current world welterweight champion will be defending her WBAN belt, along with two federation belts. Full Story

Short Night for Jovana Sanchez
June 11, 2012

(JUNE 11) Last night at the Auditorio Municipal, in Chiapas, Mexico, Susana Cruz Perez, 102.5, now 11-4-0 (6KO), fought a pro debuter Jovana Sanchez, 104, stopping the newcomer 1:42 in the first round. The fight was scheduled for six rounds.

Olivieras Defeat Ayala for WBO Title
June 10, 2012

 (JUNE 10) Last night at the Estadio Pedro Estremador, San Carlos de Bariloche,  Argentina, Alejandra Olivieras, 126,  won by RTD in the sixth round over Diana Ayala, 125, in a scheduled 10-round bout for the WBO Featherweight title.

Seki Goes for 19 Wins on Record after defeating Winless boxer

(JUNE 10) Last night, as predicted by WBAN, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Aniya Seki, brought her record up to  19-2-2 (1KO), when she defeated the "Still" winless boxer, Marina Sakharov, 0-3-2, by a six-round unanimous decision.

A Must-See Video of Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West
June 7, 2012

(JUNE 7) Love, Love,....Love this video on Kaliesha West, with a segment with her father Juan West.  The video is "spot on" about what she says about the sport, and it is a very entertaining video to view! For being a young boxer, she is wiser than most! S.Fox Video

Audio Interview of Ava Knight!
June 7, 2012

(JUNE 7) Check out the latest "audio" interview of Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight, who fights out of Chico, California. Knight talks about how she got into boxing, and about her fights, and growing up in Chico, etc...To listen to the interview, go here!

The Jury is in: Zamora was Ripped Off!
June 6, 2012
Photo: Courtesy
Weigh-in photos:
Rene Perez Gutierrez

(JUNE 6) On Monday, WBAN ran a story, that had the complete 10-round video fight of the Irma Sanchez vs. Ibeth Zamora that took place in Mexico on Saturday.  WBAN decided to let the boxing community give their own thoughts of the fight after we posted the 10-rounder on the site.  The fight reports and comments are in and this is what was said:   ..Full Story

Did Zamora Get Ripped in fight with Sanchez? You be the Judge!
June 4, 2012
Photo: Courtesy

(JUNE 4) On Saturday night, on the boxing card "Explosive Power VI", and promoted by HG Boxing and Promociones del Pueblo, Guadalajara, Mexico, there was a women's bout, featuring Irma Sanchez vs. Ibeth Zamora.  Sanchez was defending her WBF flyweight title in a ten-rounder on the co-main feature.  Although the fight was a great example of women in the ring, it ended with controversial overtones as to who really won the bout.  Instead of WBAN second guessing who won this fight, we will leave that up to boxing fans who can view each round!  If you would like to comment on your own . Full Story with video of bout

Flash from the Past: Only Female Boxing Trainer in Japan - 1973!
June 3, 2012
Source/Boxing Illustrated
Magazine Oct/1973, page 62

(JUNE 3) In WBAN's "Flash From the Past" segment of news coverage, we would like to pay tribute to a pioneer trailblazer MASAKA TAKATSUKI of Japan, who in 1973, was reported to have been the only female boxing ..Full Story

Braekhus Successfully Defends Titles
June 2, 2012

(JUNE 3) Last night at the Herning Kongrescenter, in Herning, Denmark, Cecilia Braekhus, 146¼, successfully defended her three world titles (WBC, WBA, and WBO Welterweight titles) against Jessica Balogun, 146¾. Final scores were 97-93, 97-93, 99-92.

Tonight's Boxing Action in Mexico!
June 2, 2012

(JUNE 2) Tonight at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Irma "Guerita" Sanchez, 110, will face Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora Silva, 110.5, in a 10-rounder for the WBF Flyweight Title.  Jesus Lopez Castrejon, of Prensa HG Boxing said about the bout.....Full Details with Photos

AIBA confirms Olympic seeding and has an exclusive interview with Katie Taylor
by Michael O'Neill
June 1, 2012
Photo: Katie Taylor

(JUNE 1) The AIBA have re-confirmed that there will be but 2 seeded boxers in each of the three Women’s weight divisions at the 30th Olympiad in London later this Summer.    Full Story







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