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MARCH 2011

Latest Update on Katie Taylor!
Source: Michael O'Neill

March 31, 2011

(MAR 31) Ireland's amateur boxing star Katie Taylor has been quite busy lately.  Just recently, she was featured in a music video on the new Bipolar Empire promo for "Feel That You Own It." Full Story

Fan favorite Sonya Lamonakis added to ‘East-West Showdown’ card
Photo/Team Lamonakis
March 31, 2011

(MAR 31) NEW YORK, NY – Popular female heavyweight Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis has been added to the April 16 “East-West Showdown” card, WBC Welterweight World Champion and undefeated star Andre Berto against challenger “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  “East-West Showdown: Berto vs. Ortiz” is presented by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Golden Boy Promotions. ...Full Story

The "Bad News Diary" From Panama City, Panama
By Michael Schmidt

March 30
, 2011

(MAR 30) For those who keep chanting the mantra “Boxing is dead” one can only say they certainly could not possibly have been to Europe, Mexico, or in this case, Panama. Lisa “Bad News” Brown has..Full Story

Hungary:  Two Women's bouts on Card
March 29, 2011

(MAR 29) At the Ujlak School Gymnasium, in Budapest, Hungary, bantamweight Renata Szebeledi, 121¼, won a four-rounder by points over Melinda Zsiga, 122¾. in a  strawweight bout, Krisztina Belinszky, 102¾, won a four-round bout by points over Gabriella Insperger, 102¼.

South Korea: The Good and the Bad News
March 29, 2011

(MAR 29) On Saturday night, at the Gymnasium, in Jinju City, South Korea, Hyo-Min Kim, 130, won by TKO over  female boxer Saicon Taichio, now 0-2-0,  for the "Interim" WBA super featherweight world title. he good news is that the Referee stopped the fight in the fourth round---the bad news is that the two were fighting for a world title---which......Full Story

WBAN Goes One on One with CODA!
by Sue TL Fox
March 28, 2011

(MAR 28) This week WBAN received an opportunity to go "one on one" in an interview with the Champions of Dignity Association (CODA) Representative Marcel Niessen, of Holland, in regards to this new organization in the sport.  Interview

WBA "Interim" Title fight: Simply Amazing...
by Sue TL Fox
March 25, 2011
Photo: Courtesy

(MAR 25) I dislike being the bearer of bad news in the sport, but this stuff is pushed on to the sport--- pushed on to boxing fans who pay to see these fights in the sport. We do not ask for it, we do not want it, and if we could prevent it---we would certainly do that.  Tomorrow night in Jinju City, South Korea, Hyo-Min Kim, 4-0-1 (1KO), of Incheon, South Korea, is set to fight for a WBA "Interim" super featherweight title   Full Story

Munoz set to fight for  "Fountain of Youth" Title... Again
by Sue TL Fox
March 25, 2011

(MAR 25) Tonight (according to boxrec), at the Jose Curevo Salon, in Polanco, Mexico, Zulina Munoz, 26-1-2 (19KO), will fight defend her WBC "Youth" bantamweight title against Judith Rodriguez, 1-2-0 (0KO). According to Boxrec, Rodriguez is rated #38 worldwide and Munoz is rated #3 ...  Full Story

Susi Kentikian's Eventful Week!
by Torben L./Denmark
Photo: Eroll Popova
March 24, 2011

(MAR 24) This is an eventful week for Susi Kentikian. After eight months in limbo caused by the termination of the TV contract between ZDF and her - now former - promoter Universum, the WBA/WBO/WIBF flyweight champion (27-0-0) will return to the ring to defend her belts against Ana Arrazola (19-5-3) of Mexico on Saturday 26th March. ..Full Story

How do you spell
C-O-R-R-U-P-T? Tenth Round Cut Short of Two Minutes!

by Sue TL Fox
March 22, 2011
Photo: Loly Munoz

(MAR 22) On March 19th, at the Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay, in what appeared to be a "rip off" by accounts by boxing fans and media, Hometown queen Chris Namus of Uruguay was announced a winner shortly after her fight with Loly Munoz of Spain by a 10-round majority decision.  On Monday, March 21st, the fight was reversed to a "No Contest".  In the ninth round of the Namus vs. Munoz bout,Namus appears to have been knocked down, and as stated on the site featuring the video they said that Namus....Full Story

Female Boxing Reality Show "Todas Contra Mexico" Kicks Off with Press Conference
March 22, 2011

(MAR 22) Chiapas, Mexico - The kick-off press conference for the first all-female boxing reality show "Todas Contra Mexico" (All Against Mexico) in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico gave the world its first glimpse into the show on...Full Story

Triple Hitter:  Three New Biographies on WBAN!
March 19, 2011

(MAR 19) Dee Williams has continued to be hard at work in presenting more extensive biographies on top women boxers on WBAN.  Dee has added the following: Rola El-Halabi, Amanda Serrano, and Hyun-mi Choi

"Super" Super Bantamweight Month Ahead
by Mike Schmidt
March 17, 2011

(MAR 17) In the next month five of the top-rated Female Super-Bantamweight fighters in the world will be matching up against each other with the sixth, champion Ana Marie Torres, moving up in weight to join the super-bantamweight party.  n March 31st,  undefeated Las Vegas phenom... ...Full Story

London Boxers Show Their Support For 2012 Olympics As Tickets Go On Sale Today
March 15, 2011

(MAR 15)  As tickets for London 2012 Olympics go on sale for the first time today, boxers and coaches at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym, in Canning Town, London showed their support for the Games, which are to take place just a short distance away in Stratford, via video interviews...Full Story

Video Promo: Another Big  WBC Women's bout
March 14, 2011

(MAR 14) Check out the promo video on another big female fight that will be a WBC world championship bout between Ana Maria Torres and Jackie Nava. The fight is set to take place on April 16th, at the World Trade Center, Veracruz, Mexico.

Yesica Bopp Added to WBAN!
March 14, 2011

 (MAR 14) Dee Williams has just added Yesica Bopp of Argentina,  to our Biography Segment of WBAN.  Bopp was also recently picked as our Fighter of the month, and she has proven that she is the "real deal" in the ring. 

Alcivar back in Action on April 2nd fighting for the Susan G. Komen Cause
March 14, 2011

(MAR 14) On April 2, 2011, Patricia Alcviar 4-0(3KO) will join in the fight against breast cancer in the ‘Fight(s) for the Pink’ at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. 50 cents from every ticket sold will be donated to the South Florida Affiliate to go toward breast cancer awareness, screening, treatment and research. The fight is scheduled on the undercard of WBC (CABOFE) Heavyweight Championship fight where the champ Jason “The Sensation” Gavern 19-7(8KO) will face Darnell Wilson23-11(20KO).  ...Full Story

WBAN Biographies
March 13, 2011

(MAR 13) Check out our WBAN Fighter of the month Lindsay Garbatt,with her latest updates on her WBAN Biography. Dee Williams does a fantastic job with these bios and it is truly a labor of love that they are the most extensive biographies on the net today!  Dee also has been updating many of the biographies.Boxers Bio Segment

Braekhus to Defend Titles against Emery
March 12, 2011

(MAR 12) WBAN has received a press release reporting that on April 2, 2011, multi-world champion Cecilia Braekhus, 29, 16-0-0 (4KO), will be defending her WBO, WBA, and WBC world title belts in Kongrescenter Herning, Herning, Denmark. Braekhus will be fighting American boxer Jill Emery, 40, 10-4-0 (3KO).  Full Story

Polish Amateur Star Karolina Owczarz Set For Pro Debut on "Todas Contra Mexico"
March 11, 2011

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (March 11, 2011) - Fresh off winning gold in the Polish Junior Championships last week, female amateur boxing star Karolina Owczarz is set to embark on her professional career on the upcoming Mexican boxing reality show, "Todas Contra Mexico," or "All Against Mexico."  The show is produced by MapiTV, with Global Boxing President and female boxing star Maureen Shea hosting. Taping begins next week in Chiapas, Mexico.  ..Full Story

Sergio Martinez Dedicates Fight to Monique McClain
March 11, 2011
En Espanol

(MAR 11) No words could express the passion and joy experienced today with Monique McClain and Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez’s visit to the WBCares program.  Bullying (Teasing a classmate or work for absurd..Full Story   En Espanol  HBN

Anabel Ortiz Added to WBAN!
March 11, 2011

(MAR 11) WBAN has just added a new biography of Anabel Ortiz of Mexico.  To read about this boxer and more of the women boxers in the sport you can visit the Boxers Biography Segment.  Dee Williams developed this bio, and is currently updating others bios! 

Tonight:  Juarez vs. Galassi
Great Video of Weigh-in

March 11, 2011

 (MAR 11) Tonight in Polanco, Mexico, the WBC World title fight between Mariana Juarez and Simona Galassi will take place.  The two will be the mainliner.  The weigh-in took place yesterday, and the WBC had a video on the event. Photo credit: Alma Montiel

Press Conference in Mexico!
March 09, 2011

(MAR 9) Today the press conference was held for the upcoming "super" title fight of the Mariana Juarez and Simoni Galassi bout.  This Friday the two will be fighting in the mainliner in Polanco, Mexico. The two are fighting for the WBC Flyweight title. Photo credit: Alma Montiel

Undefeated Amanda Serrano joins Boxing 360 stable
March 9, 2011

NEW YORK (Mar. 9, 2011) – Undefeated title challenger Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano has signed an exclusive promotional with Boxing 360 and joined the New York-based company’s growing stable of future champions. The 23-year-old Serrano (8-0-1, 4 KOs), who was born in Puerto Rico, now fighting out of Brooklyn, is slick-boxing younger sister of former lightweight contender, Cindy Serrano. Amanda is presently rated No. 3 by independent source WBAN, as...Full Story

Attorneys at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP in boxers’ corners fighting injustices
March 9, 2011

NEW YORK (March 9, 2011) – Professional boxers need a real fighter in their corner such as attorneys Keith Sullivan and James Galleshaw, whose passions for the sweet science finds them leading a crusade to aid active and past participants, as well as organizations and groups associated with the sport.bnbn  The New York based attorneys and childhood friends five years ago formed their practice – Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP – concentrating on personal injury, criminal defense and commercial litigation with locations in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. They have 24 years of legal experience between them.  Full Story

Four Female Title Bouts in Japan
March 9, 2011

(MAR 9) This weekend, on Saturday, March 12th, at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, there will four women's (10 round) world title bouts that will feature the following: In one match Naomi Togashi will face Juieath Nagaowa, who will be fighting for the WBC light flyweight title. The second bout, they will feature Anabel Ortiz vs. Naoko Fujioka, for the strawweight ..Full Story

Cops Vs. Robbers Boxing Show - Benefit Show in Basidon - April 3rd!
March 9, 2011
Large Poster

(MAR 9) Danny Stoten, owner of the Lions Boxing Gym in Chelmsford, announces a highly interesting double event boxing show, ‘Cops versus Robbers’ and ‘The Jenna Barber Cup’ , which will take place at Liquid Nightclub, Festival Leisure Park in Basildon, Essex, on Sunday 3rd April 2011.  Danny has created this very special double event in order to raise funds for the St Francis Hospice in Romford, Essex.  Full Story

Japan: Kawanishi Wins Gift Decision
March 9, 2011

(MAR 9) On Sunday, March 6th, at the IMP hall, in Osaka, Japan, Tomoko Kawanishi, 114¾ (from Osaka) received a gift decision against Miki Kikukawa, 115¼, (from Nagoya). Hometown boxer Kawanishi threw many punches, but Kikukawa landed more effective punches, and Kikukawa controlled the ring completely.Tomoko...Full Story with photos

Latest update on a Holm vs. Mathis fight!
March 9, 2011

(MAR 9) In what could be the fight of the year for 2011, Sophie Mathis of France,  and Holly Holm, of the USA, are in negotiations for a tentative world title fight in December in New Mexico. WBAN will keep everyone posted on more details as they become available.

Alcivar Wins by
a Decision

March 7, 2011

(MAR 7) On Friday, March 4th, in Woodhaven, New York, Patricia "Patty Boom Boom" Alcivar remains undefeated with a 4-0-0 (3KO) record when she won by a four round  unanimous decision over Laura Gomez 3-3 of Mexico.  Alcivar set the pace from the opening bell by pressing the action and overwhelming the Mexican fighter. Alcivar, the former two-time NYC Golden Gloves and National Champion impressed  her hometown crowd for the first time as a professional fighter starting with her ring entrance proudly displaying her Colombian heritage to the final bell of non stop action.  Full Story

Results of Two Women's Bouts in Woodland Hills
March 7, 2011

(MAR 7) On Friday night in Woodland Hills, California,  Yolanda Ezell, 130, KO'd Laura Deanovic, 128½, in the first round of a scheduled four-round bout.  In a second women's bout, flyweight Adrienne Alegria, 110½, won a four round majority decision over Blanca Raymundo, 112½.

Behind the scenes in New Mexico!
by Sue TL Fox
March 6, 2011
Below photos:
Raymond Mares

(MAR 6) When I decided to cover my “first-time” MMA event "Double Threat" , that took place on Friday night at the Route 66 Casino and Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was amazed by all of the emails and comments that I received when WBAN readers saw that I would be venturing into an MMA event to cover it.   Full Story

Where Are They Now - Part 2
by Sue TL Fox
March 6, 2011
Part I

(MAR 6) In our second series of  "Where Are They Now"  WBAN made contact with Yvonne Trevino, Brenda Bell Drexel, Jolene Blackshear, Sunshine Fettkether, Yvonne Reis,  and Jane Couch.  Check out their latest updates for boxing fans!  Full Story

Super Fight Alert: Mariana Juarez vs. Simona Galassi
March 6, 2011
Photos: Alma Montiel
Source: WBC

(MAR 6) On March 11, 2011, at the Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico, WBC Interim flyweight champion Mariana Juarez, 27-5-3 (13KO), of Mexico, will be fighting WBC Flyweight champion Simona Galassi, 14-0-1 ( (3KO), of Italy, for the WBC Flyweight title. ....More details with photos

Tonight: Ezell to fight Deanovic
March 4,  2011

(MAR 4) Tonight at the Grand Ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout is at 7:30 pm., Yolanda Ezell, 130, will fight Laura Deanovic, 128.6, in a four rounder on the undercard.   Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Off to New Mexico for Holm's debut in MMA
by Sue TL Fox
March 4, 2011

(MAR 4) I am off to New Mexico to cover the MMA debut of Holly Holm.  The show is SOLD OUT, and it will be definitely something unique that WBAN will cover.  Hope to see some of the local women boxers while in New Mexico!

Book Signing Day in Las Vegas!
March 3,  2011

(MAR 3) Mary Ann Owen, one of the top Las Vegas Photographers who covers major boxing cards worldwide, and who has been covering women's boxing bouts for many years, which has included massive coverage on WBAN will have her FIRST book signing in Las Vegas. Owen told WBAN, "My first Las Vegas "Extraordinary Women Of The Ring"  Book signing  is on  Saturday, March 5th, at the Spring Book Fair Clark County Library 1401 E Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada  hours 11 AM to 1 PM. Champ Layla McCarter will be there to sign books.

Press Conference: Holly Holm vs. Christina Domke
March 3,  2011

(MAR 3) Yesterday the press conference was held in New Mexico, in anticipation of Holly Holm making her debut in MMA on Friday, March 4th at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photos by Ray Mares Link to large photo

Rita Figueroa: Where Are They Now?
by Sue TL Fox
March 2,  2011

(MAR 2) In our first "Where are they Now" story, WBAN made contact with Rita Figueroa who was seriously injured in 2009 from boxing.  She told WBAN the following: "Besides being still married with a now 23 year old daughter and still working full time for AT&T, I am still very much involved in boxing. I have been training some amateur fighters as well as working with a few pros. ..Full Story

Garbatt On Fire!  WBAN's March 2011 Fighter of the Month
March 2,  2011

(MAR 2) Lindsay Garbatt has AGAIN been our top pick for Fighter of the Month.  She was our December 2010 Fighter of the month, and she strikes again for being the most impressive in February!Congratulations Lindsay!

Asian Cup Women's Boxing Tournament
March 1,  2011

 (MAR 1) The Asian Cup women’s boxing tournament will take place on May 7-8 in Haikou, capital city of the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, organizers said on Monday. A total of 40 female boxers from 11 countries including India...Full Story


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