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JUNE 2015

Sampson Boxing to Stage Historic 'Las Vegas en el Radisson' Show, Combining World-Class Boxing and Poker Tournament
Source/Sampson Boxing
June 30, 2015

(JUNE 30) The week of Saturday, August 8, at the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz will stage "Las Vegas en el Radisson," a historic first for boxing, combining a world-class boxing show that Saturday night with a four-day international poker tournament. ..Full Story

Sandra Robles Won by Fourth Round TKO 
June 29, 2015

(JUNE 29) On Saturday, in La Guaira, Venezuela, Sandra Robles of Tijuana, Mexico, won by a fourth round TKO against undefeated Deborha Rengifo, in the Junior Flyweight division. Robles according to ringside observers was too much for Rengifo. Rengifo was down in the first round and dropped again in the fourth by a systematic offensive Robles.

Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty Together Again at IWBHF Induction
Press Release:  Bernie McCoy
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
June 27, 2015

(JUNE 27) The first two classes of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) are dominated by "modern era" (1995-2005) boxers, several of whose names continue to be synonymous with the sport. Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Laila Ali are logical candidates for a three woman Rushmore of female fighters, likely to be included in any paragraph written about the history of Women's boxing. All three have (Martin, Rijker) or will (Ali) ascend to the sport's Hall of Fame and are joined by talented boxers from that era who were honored in the 2014 class (Regina Halmich, Bonnie Canino) or will be inducted on July 11 (Laura Serrano, Jeannine Garside, Ann Wolfe, Deirdre Gogarty, Terri Moss), indicative of the popularity of the sport..Full Story

Boxing: Can Estelle Mossely 'upset' Katie Taylor in Saturday's European Games 60kg final?
by Michael O'Neill
June 26, 2015

(JUNE 26)  Ireland’s Katie Taylor is through to the 60kg final of the inaugural European Games in Baku as a result of this (Friday) morning’s dramatic win over Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna but...Full Story

Nicola Adams and Nouchka Fontijn strike Gold in Baku
by Michael O'Neill
June 26, 2015

 (JUNE 26)  There were two Gold medals ‘on offer’ in the women’s events at the inaugural European Games in Baku Thursday and as expected they went to the two hot favourites, GB’s Nicola Adams in the flyweight (51kg) and Dutch woman Nouchka Fontijn in the ....Full Story

The Semifinalists Are Set Following Quarterfinal Competition at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I
by Julie Goldsticker
June 25, 2015

(JUNE 25)  Forty-six boxers moved one step closer to an Olympic Trials berth with quarterfinal wins on Thursday at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials....Full Story

Nicola Adams into 51kg final in Baku as Katie Taylor declares " I won't relax until I have a gold medal around my neck."
by Michael O'Neill
June 25, 2015

 

 (JUNE 25)  London 2012 Gold medallists Nicola Adams (51kg) and Katie Taylor (60kg) were again in top form on Day 7 of the European Games boxing competition in Baku. ..Full Story

Fidura, Fontijn, Adams and Sagataeva play starring roles on first quarter-finals day in Baku
by Michael O'Neill 
June 23, 2015

 

(JUNE 23)  Monday saw the first quarter-finals day of the women’s tournament in the Crystal Hall 2 in downtown Baku with Nicola Adams again overcoming Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrova and thus through to the ..Full Story

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 (JUNE 22) On July 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the IWBHF is having the second year Hall of Fame Induction event.  We have the Official T-shirt, Poster and Program available for sale before the event! To purchase go here.

Boxing: Taylor, Mossely and Alekseevna through to quarter finals in Baku 2015
by Michael O'Neill
June 22, 2015
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 (JUNE 22)  The Women’s bouts at the Crystal Hall 2 in Baku today (Sunday) were entirely in the 60kg Lightweight division with French champion Estelle Mossely, Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna, and Ireland’s ...Full Story

Nicole Wesner won second round KO over Monica Gentili
June 21, 2015

(JUNE 21) Last night at the Admiral Dome, Vienna, Austria, Nicole Wesner, 135, 10-0-0 (5KO) of Austria, won second round KO over Monica Gentili, 138¼, Lazio, Italy.  The bout was a non-title six rounder. Wesner will be Irma Balijagic Adler, in a ten rounder multi-title bout (WIBF, WBF, GBU) on September 4, 2015 in Germany.

Taylor champions the cause of women's boxing as Sandy Ryan and Elena Saveleva shine in Baku
by Michael O'Neill
June 20, 2015

(JUNE 20)  Ireland’s Katie Taylor makes her first appearance of the European Games in Baku on Sunday when she meets old ‘friend and foe’ Denitsa Eliseeva in the last 16 of the 60kg lightweight division at the Crystal Hall 2 in Baku.  At Friday’s press conference though she was keen to discuss a subject, with the world and Azeri media, which is ‘dear to the hearts’ of women boxers and thousands of males too and that is to keep on fighting for a better deal for women...Full Story

Terri Moss Heads to the Hall of Fame
Press Release/Bernie McCoy
June 19, 2015
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FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -Terri Moss, who began her professional boxing career at an age when others are often contemplating "hanging up the gloves," and who culminated an eighteen bout, ninety round career five years later with a WIBF title, will be inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame on July 11 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Moss will join modern era boxers Laila Ali, Laura Serrano, Jeannine Garside, Ann Wolfe and Deirdre Gogarty along with Sparkle Lee, the first professional female referee to be licensed in New York and New Jersey and Phyllis Kugler, a pioneer in the sport of female boxing in the 1950s. The ceremony, inducting the second class of the IWBHF, will be in the Crystal Ballroom (3:30-6:30 PM) of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel and will be held in conjunction with the National Women's Golden Gloves tournament.  Full Story

The United States' Best Youth Stars to Compete Alongside Elite Veterans at USA Boxing's Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I, June 22-27 in Colorado Springs
by Julie Goldsticker
June 19, 2015

(JUNE 19) Youth and experience will collide at USA Boxing's Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I next week in Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 250 boxers Full Story

Marshall vs Fontijn and Adams v Ancsin on opening day of women's tournament in Baku
by Michael O'Neill
June 18, 2015

 (JUNE 18) The long wait for some in over and come Friday the 2015 Women’s Elite tournament at the European Games in Baku will have seen its opening bouts.  Full Story

Baku 2015 - Women's Bouts commence Friday 19th - We discuss the draw for the inaugural European Games
by Michael O'Neill
June 16, 2015

(JUNE 16) The inaugural Baku 2015 European Games opened Friday with a very colourful opening ceremony in Baku and there have been good ...Full Story

Hernandez Returns With A Win
by Bernie McCoy
June 13, 2015

 (JUNE 13)   Nine years, seven months and sixteen days. That's the length of time that had elapsed since Melissa Hernandez stepped through the ropes into a New York City ring. October 26, 2005 was also the date that Hernandez, following a successful, if tumultuous, amateur career turned professional with a four round decision over ..Full Story

Katie Taylor leading out Irish team in Baku 2015
by Michael O'Neill
June 13, 2015

(JUNE 13)  Ireland’s boxing squad will have their final training session on Sunday ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell at the inaugural European Games in the Azeri capital. Men’s boxing begins on Tuesday, followed by Women’s boxing on June 19th. ..Full Story

The 2015 Junior Olympic and Prep National Championships Conclude with a Full Afternoon of Final Round Action in the Junior Olympic Division
by Julie Goldsticker
June 13, 2015

(JUNE 13) (CHARLESTON, W. VA.) – An event that started with hundreds of boxers from across the country concluded..Full Story

More than Thirty Young Boxers Take Gold Medals at the First-ever USA Boxing Prep National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
June 12, 2015

(JUNE 12) – Thirty-two young boxers closed their run in the first-ever Prep National Championships with gold medal victories on Friday afternoon in Charleston, W. Va. While...Full Story

IWBHF Ceremony to Begin with Military Tribute
Press Release
June 12, 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - June 12, 2015--The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame is proud and privileged to announce that it's second induction ceremony will begin with a tribute to our country and those who defend it. The July 11th event in Fort Lauderdale, FL will begin with a honor guard presenting the colors, followed by the national anthem sung...Full Story

Don't Miss Biggest Women's Boxing Event of the Year: International Women's boxing Hall of Fame - July 11th in Florida! See Ali, Wolfe, Garside, Moss, Gogarty, Christy Martin, and More!!!
June 10, 2015 
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(JUNE 10)   Tickets available!  On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame, [IWBHF] will hold its 2nd Annual Induction Ceremonies at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six Hotel, located at 2301 SE 17th St., in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Tickets are priced at $75.00 per person.  (For participants in the 2015 Women's Boxing National Golden Gloves, the tickets are $45).  Please let us know how many tickets you will need. Reserve early, as we have limited seating. ..Full Story

Team USA Qualifies Five Additional Boxers for the 2015 Pan American Games with an Impressive Showing at the Pan Am Qualifying Event
by Julie Goldsticker
June 10, 2015

(JUNE 10)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s team is set for the 2015 Pan American Games following a five medal performance from the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games qualifying event in Tijuana, Mexico. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2015 national champion Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) all won gold at the international event. Reigning national champions Luis Feliciano (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Melik Elliston (Denver, Colo.) won silver and bronze respectively in their qualifying efforts in Mexico...Full Story

Boxing: 'Changing of the Guard' at AIBA HQ as Karim Bouzidi replaces 'dismissed' Ho Kim as AIBA Executive Director
by Michael O'Neill
June 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 30, 2013) - On behalf of elite female amateur boxers, Women Boxing Archive Network (WBAN) has begun a petition addressed to the International Olympic Committee to increase opportunities and prevent discrimination against female boxers, as well as other women athletes. .Full Story

Victoria "La Reina de Guerra" Cisneros vying for the WBC Super Welterweight Crown...
Source/PR
June 6, 2015
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(JUNE 6) An interesting twist of fate, veteran female Super Lightweight and former WBC Female Silver Welterweight Champion, Victoria Cisneros stepped in to vie for the WBC Super Welterweight Crown against current World Champion  Full Story

Boxing: Irish boxers dream of Gold in Baku and determined to create history
by Michael O'Neill
June 5, 2015

 The Irish boxing team arrived in Azerbaijan on Wednesday morning and the athletes have been busy getting used to life in Baku ahead of the start of competition. Led by head coach Billy Walsh and technical coach Zaur Antia, Irish boxing is..Full Story

Laura Serrano to Enter IWBHF on July 11th
by Bernie McCoy
IWBHF Press Release
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
June 4, 2015

PORTLAND, OR - (June 4, 2015)  Laura Serrano whose professional boxing career helped pave the way for women in her home country, will become the first Mexican female fighter to enter the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. Serrano will join other "modern era" women boxers Laila Ali, Jeannine Garside, Deirdre Gogarty, Ann Wolfe and Terri Moss along with Sparkle Lee, the first female referee licensed professionally in both New York and New Jersey and Phyllis Kugler (posthumous) a pioneer fighter in the 1950s. The second class of the IWBHF will be inducted on July 11 (3:30-6:30 PM) at the Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the National Women's Golden Gloves tournament.  Full story

USA Boxing’s Pan Am Hopefuls to Compete in the Pan American Games Qualifier, June 5-8 in Tijuana, Mexico
by Julie Goldsticker
June 3, 2015
Photo: Facebook/Shields

(JUNE 3)Six American boxers will compete for spots in the 2015 Pan American Games, June 5-8 at the AMBC Pan American Qualifying Event, June 5-8, in Tijuana, Mexico. 2012..  Full Story

Open Letter:   Irma Balijagic Talks about Upcoming bout with Tissen
Source/PR
June 2, 2015

(JUNE 2) On May 29, 2015, WBAN published a  press release concerning an upcoming  Unified World Title on June 6, 2015. Irma Balijagic contacted WBAN and stated the following: "I would like to say a few words about the upcoming fight that was announced between Elina Tissen vs. Irma Balijagic ADLER. ..  Full Story

McLeod Wells Wins NY State Crown in Queens -by Bernie McCoy

McLeod Wells Wins NY State Crown in Queens - (JUNE 1) Keisher McLeod Wells out-pointed a game Patty Alcivar over ten rounds in the semi-windup of New Legend Promotions' ten bout card at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY before a standing room crowd of New York fight fans on Saturday night. The bout was contested for the vacant NY...  Full Story

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