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MAY 2007

Press Release: Fiorentino vs. Serrano
May 31, 2007
 

Troy, N.Y. May 31, 2007 – Two-time world champion Missy “Fury” Fiorentino (15-1, 6 KOs) will face undefeated contender Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano (14-0-1, 7 KOs) for the NABF Super Featherweight Championship at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy, N.Y., on Saturday July 7th.  Full Story

Double header in Budapest
By JollyDee
May 31, 2007
 

(MAY 31) On July 28, 2007, on the "Double Take" card, at the Emperor Garden in Budapest, Hungary ,there will be two women's world title bouts featuring Hungarian former three-times world champion (WIBC Minimum / WIBF-GBU Straw and WIBU Light Fly) Krisztina Belinszky (20-5-2, 9KO's), who will be fighting for the interim WIBA (102lbs) minimumweight world title against a TBD opponent.  Full Story

Down and out in Meurthe and Moselle 
By Ewan Whyte
May 30, 2007
 

(MAY 30) In a hall that was overheated, galvanized by her fans, who were in excitation at the beginning and seventh heaven at the end, Anne-Sophie Mathis brought the tough Bulgarian Borislava Goranova to her knees in Dombasle (Meurthe-et-Moselle) on Saturday for the second time in seven months, and in the process sent a harrowing reminder of her punching power to arch-rival...Full Story

Latest Update on Cindy Serrano!
May 30, 2007
 

(MAY 30) WBAN has been in contact with Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano who is set to fight tough veteran boxer Missy Fiorentino on July 7, 2007, in Albany, New York. Serrano told WBAN, “We know how Missy fights so we are well prepared for her style.” Serrano said that she is that training is awesome, and that she is getting in the ..Full Story

Moreno named WBAN's June 2007 Fighter of the Month!
May 30, 2007
Photo: Alan Messick
 

(MAY 30) This was a very competitive and tough month to pick WBAN's June 2007 "Fighter of the Month".  We even asked the boxing community to offer their feedback in this month's choice, and to tell us why that particular boxer they chose should be Fighter of the month.  More

Ivanova retains European Title
By Torben L.
May 30, 2007
 

(MAY 30) Last night Bulgarian Galina Koleva Ivanova (7-5-2) defended her European Featherweight Title against undefeated Myriam Chomaz (7-0-0) in Port Audemer, France. Chomaz has a reputation as a knockout boxer, winning 5 of her 7 fights within the distance, but it was the experience and better boxing skills of Ivanova that came..Photos/Story

Phiri to fight Ivanova
May 29, 2007
 

(MAY 29) On June 30th, at the Woodlands Stadium, in Lusaka, Zambia, Esther Phiri, of Zambia, will fight Galina Ivanova, of Bulgaria in a eight round GBU World title bout. Team Phiri is selling broadcasting rights for the fight as EXODUS STABLES.

Christy Martin:
Fighters Fight

By Bernie McCoy
May 28, 2007
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
 

Singers sing, actors act, writers write and fighters fight. That's only one of the reasons Christy Martin is stepping into the ring on June 2 in Lake Charles, LA for a six round bout with an undefeated Hammond, IN boxer, Amy Yuratovac. Christy Martin is a fighter. Another reason is, as Martin told me on the telephone last week..Full Story

Post Fight Conference
May 28, 2007
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
Video: Andy Riviera
 

(MAY 28) WBAN has posted video streaming #34 of a post fight press conference that has Holly Holm, Mary Jo Sanders and Chevelle Hallback present. Holm and Sanders talk about fighting each other.  Copyrighted by Andy Riviera of NewMexicoSportsNews.com

Paper raps Stone
By Ewan Whyte
May 28, 2007
 

Dakota Stone's performance on the "Pro Sieben Fight Night" bill in Cologne on Friday came in for scathing treatment yesterday from sections of the German media– notably the tabloid Das Bild. Alongside a picture – derived, presumably, from her Penthouse shoot – of the Russian's naked derričre (which, we read, even she finds 'particularly sexy'), bawled the headline: "Steam-hammer 'Nacktascha' beats the living daylights out of Dakota."  Full Story

Potenza Wants Rematch
By Kevin Bello
May 28, 2007
 

(MAY 28) The Argentinean female boxer Maria Potenza is wanting to have a rematch against the current UBC world super bantamweight champion Claudia Andrea "10 Girl" Lopez after she lost to Lopez on May 18th in a 10-round unanimous decision that took...Full Story

Latest Updates
May 27, 2007
 

(MAY 27) WBAN has just added a Hot Photo Gallery #430 of Sarah "Thrilla From Manilla" Goodson. We also have video streaming /photo galleries #428 #429, of the Moreno-Kikuchi and Rakoczy - Blair bouts that took place recently in Lemoore, California.  Login

Braekhus Defeats Bojare
May 27, 2007
 

(MAY 27) Last night at the Jako-Arena, in Bamberg, Germany, on the undercard, junior welterweight Cecilia Braekhus, 141, won a four-round unanimous decision over Olga Bojare, 133Ľ.

O’Neil vs. Carrington
May 27, 2007
 

(MAY 27) Tonight at the National Sports Hall, in Georgetown, Guyana, junior heavyweight Gwendolyn O’Neil will be fighting Scroller Carrington in a 10-round WIBC title bout. Also, Pauline London will fight Veronica Blackman in a six rounder.

Kentikian Wins by a Split over Hockmi
By Torben L. of Denmark
May 26, 2007
 

(MAY 26) Susianna Kentikian has repeatedly asked for better and stronger opponents over the last months. Last night she got what she was asking for in Nadia Hockmi.  The two produced, by far, the best and most entertaining fight at the ProSieben Fight Night. The first three rounds were clearly won by Kentikian. Hockmi came out in her usual aggressive style throwing plenty of punches, but very few...Full Story 
 
Völker Added to WBAN!
May 26, 2007
 

(MAY 26) WBAN has just added Bettina Völker, of Karlsruhe, Germany, to our Boxers Profiles segment.  Völker lives in Karlsruhe, Germany, where she works as a secretary. Her spare time is dedicated to her other line of ..Biography

McCarter Wins by Decision over Martinez!
May 26, 2007
 

(MAY 26) Last night at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter, 144,  won a six-round unanimous decision (60-54) over  fighting Angel Martinez, 146˝.  

Quevedo Wins Pro Debut!
May 25, 2007
 

(MAY 25) Last night at the Marriott Hotel, in Irvine, California, and promoted by Roy Engelbrecht Promotions,  Elizabeth Quevedo of Commerce, California, and five-time amateur US Champion and, and ranked #1, at 138 lbs., as an amateur, won her pro debut over Danielle Christensen, now 1-5-0 (1KO),  of Fresno, California, via a third-round TKO.  Full Story

Farago Wins on Points
Photo and story by JollyDee
May 25, 2007
 

(MAY 25) Today at the SlimTrax Gym, in Budapest, Hungary, Beatrix Farago, 110˝, outpointed and won by unanimous decision over Erzsébet Budai, 108 ľ, in the six round flyweight bout. Final score by scoring-referee Ernő Kaiser 60-54.

Video: Moreno-Kikuchi -- Rakoczy vs. Terri Blair
May 25, 2007
 

(MAY 25)  WBAN has video streamed both bouts (excerpts) of the Carina Moreno vs. Nanako Kikuchi, (Video/Photo Gallery #427) and the Jessica Rakoczy vs. Terri Blair Video/Photo Gallery #428). Login 

Holm/Hallback: ESPN Keeps Trying
By Bernie McCoy
May 24, 2007
 

The good news about the "Wednesday Night Fights" telecast on ESPN2 was that the network's main event featured two well known female boxers. The not so good news is that ESPN's knowledge of the sport of Women's boxing continues to be stuck in low gear.  Full Story

ProSieben Fight Night Friday 25th May
By Torben L.
May 24, 2007
 

The 3rd ProSieben FIGHTNIGHT will air at 10 pm CET on Friday 25th May. It has the potential to be the best so far, from the women's boxing fans viewpoint, with two World Championships fight. The main event has  Kentikian (16-0-0) facing her toughest European opponent so far in her second defence of her WBA Flyweight Belt., i.e. Nadia Hockmi (9-4-1) of France. Hockmi recently fought the former 3 times Amateur World Champion Simoni Galassi..Full Story

Holm Wins by decision over Hallback!
May 24, 2007
 

(MAY 24) Last night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and televised on ESPN2 “Wednesday Night Fights”. Holly Holm, 139, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Chevelle Hallback, 137˝.  The two were fighting for the IFBA junior welterweight world title.  Final judges scores were 100-90, 100-90, and 98-92.  Full Story

Goodson to be Special Guest at Rodeo
Source: Press Release
May 24, 2007
 

MAY 24) Sarah "The Thrilla from Manila" Goodson, the World WIBF Minimum weight champion, will be an honored special guest at the old Fort Day's Rodeo at K-Rogers, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, on Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Full Story

Video Streaming: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Terri Blair!
May 23, 2007
Photos by Alan Messick

(MAY 23)  WBAN has posted a new Video Streaming #32 (highlights of bout) - Photo Gallery #428 (over 70 photos), of the Jessica Rakoczy vs. Terri Blair bout. Promoter Christian Printup allowed WBAN to have the video highlights of bout! Login

Weigh-in: Holm – Hallback
Photos by Mary Ann Owen
May 22, 2007
 

(MAY 22) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights fight on ESPN2 “Wednesday Night Fights”. The weigh-in took place at the Jockey Club, Albuquerque Downs - Albuquerque, New Mexico..Full Story

Bring me Sunshine
By Ewan Whyte
May 22, 2007
 

(MAY 22) Driven by the magnetism of Venezuelan imports like Ámbar Fajardo (photo), Carolina Álvarez and Ogleidis "La Nińa" Suárez – not to mention local talent like Chantal Martínez and Juseth “La Barbie”  Araúz –..Full Story

McGee to fight Evad
Lidia Silva
May 22, 2007
 

(MAY 22) On June 8, 2007,  Mary McGee, 9-0-0 (5KO), will face Eva Lidia Silva, of Ciudad, Acuna, Mexico.  The two will fight a six-rounder in the lightweight division.  The bout will be  televised to more than 42 US markets and 70 foreign countries on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo” from The Hudson-Campbell Sports Center in Gary, IN.  Full Story

Two World Title bouts on Germany's card
May 22, 2007
 

(MAY 22) This coming Friday, on May 25th, at the Fight Night Arena, in Köln, Germany, and promoted by Spotlight Boxing, there will be two world title bouts featuring women’s boxing. In one bout, Susianna Kentikian will be defending her WBA Flyweight title, against Nadia Hockmi in a ...Full Story

Weekend Action in Women’s Boxing
May 21, 2007
(inset photo: Bianchini)
 

On Friday, May 18th, at the Centro Recreational Las Vegas, Barranquilla, Colombia, Junior Welterweight Darys Pardo KO'd Consuelo Paternina in the first round of a scheduled eight round bout---It looks like Paterrnina is a handmade opponent for Pardo, fighting her three times...Full Story

Bravo turns on the style
By Ewan Whyte

May 20, 2007
 

(MAY 20) Experience this year has shown that it takes "The Stylist", Francia Helena Bravo, on average, a little over four minutes to break an opponent. Around the same time it takes you or I to boil an egg. On the 16th March..Full Story

Lukasik Defeats Hartmann
May 20, 2007
 

(MAY 20) Last night at the Color Line Arena, in Hamburg, Germany, Karolina Lukasik, 153ľ, won a 10-round una. decision over Heidi Hartmann, 150. The two were fighting for the WIBF Junior Middleweight title. Final judges scores were 100-89, on all cards.

Dressed to kill
By Ewan Whyte

May 20, 2007
 

(MAY 20)  She wore a black t-shirt with the legend "The Killer Peach" emblazoned across the back; her opponent, a blue-and-white mini skirt over dark blue boxers, and, at the...Full Story

Claudia Lopez Wins UBC title
by Kevin Bello
May 19, 2007
 

(MAY 19) Last night at the Club Socios Fundadores in Comodoro Rivadavia, in Argentina, Argentinean Claudia Andrea "Girl 10" Lopez, 119,  won a ten-round unanimous decision over Argentinean Maria Potenza...Full Story

Moreno vs. Kikuchi
May 19, 2007
 

(MAY 19) WBAN has just posted a photo gallery #427, weigh-in photo gallery #426, and Flash Photo Slideshow #73, of the Carina Moreno vs. Nanako Kikuchi, who were the mainliner on May 17th, in Lemoore, California, when they fought for a world title.  Login

Saccurato to be featured on "Be Real"
May 19, 2007
 

(MAY 19) Be on the lookout for Ann-Marie Saccurato, of New York, as she will be featured this Monday on LOGO TV on a reality documentary show called "Be Real."  Stolichnaya (Stoli vodka) presents: "Be Real" tells compelling, real life stories that chart the individual challenges and personal triumphs by focusing on personal milestone..Full Story

Olszewski Defeats Tomes
May 19, 2007
 

(MAY 19) Last night at the Beacon Theatre, in New York, on the “Tomorrow’s Champions” boxing event,  junior bantamweight Eileen Olszewski, 112, of New York, NY, won a six round unanimous decision over Kimberly Tomes, 113 ˝ , of Brooklyn, NY.  Final judges scores were 60-53, 59-54, 59-54. It had been reported before this event took place that Maureen Shea was supposed to fight LaKeysha Williams, of Philadelphia, PA...Full Story

Update: The scoop on Fatuma Zarika
May 19, 2007
 

(MAY 19) WBAN has gotten the straight scoop about the WIBF "title" bout that Fatuma Zarika, of Kenya, has fought for.   To set the record straight, the fight that occurred on May 7, 2007, at the Hood Restaurant, in Nairobi, Kenya, in where bantamweight Fatuma Zarika, Kenya, TKO’d winless (0-11-1) boxer Iliana Boneva, Bulgaria...Full Story

Rites of Passage
By Ewan Whyte
May 18, 2007
 

María Eugenia López's mum didn't like her boxing. "She made my life impossible," says the 23-year-old from Avellaneda (Argentina), who, like her opponent, will be making her professional debut tonight in the Palacio Peńarol in Montevideo; and for a time she desisted, and settled for karate and basketball instead.  Full Story

Women top the bill in Puerto Rico
May 18, 2007
 

(MAY 18) "Yahaira Martínez (seen here) and Maribel Ocasio tipped the scales at 112.6 pounds for their six rounder on tonight's Universal Promotions bill in the Coliseo Luis T. Díaz in Aguadilla," writes Rey Colón in today's El Vocero...More

Tonight in Patagonia
By Ewan Whyte 
May 18, 2007
 

(MAY 18) Having made the undefeated WBC super bantamweight champion, Alejandra Oliveras, really sweat for a split decision at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on the 22nd December 2006, and defeated tonight's ..Full Story

Rakoczy and Moreno both win by Decision! 
May 18, 2007
 

(MAY 18) Last night at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, with a sold-out crowd of 1,450 in the main event, Carina Moreno, 104.5, defeated Japan’s Nanako Kikuchi, 104.5, by a unanimous decision..Full Story

Tonight: Olszewski to fight Tomes
May 18, 2007
 

(MAY 18) (MAY 18) Tonight at the Beacon Theatre, in Manhattan, New York, Super flyweight Eileen Olszewski, is scheduled to fight Kimberly Tomes. Weights: Olszewski 112 lbs. Kimberly Tomes 113 ˝ lbs. Maureen Shea not fighting on this card.

Velez is back in action!
May 18, 2007
 

(MAY 18) Good news for boxing fans! WBAN has just learned that Ada "The Ace" Velez is returning to the ring. Bonnie Canino told WBAN, "Velez is looking to box after a layoff of three years. She would like to fight at 125 lbs, at six rounds, and no title fights.  Full Story

Snippets of news from around the world
By Ewan Whyte
May 17, 2007
 

Mexico: The chutzpah of Marilyn “Cachorrita” Hernández, who climbed into the ring after the recent Torres v Santana fight in Santo Domingo to call out the WBC champion, has been rewarded: Torres has agreed to give the girl from the Dominican Republic a crack at the title. The venue will be Toluca (Mexico) and the date the 27th July "Ana is a great champion," says Hernández, who performed creditably in her two previous world title attempts (against Halmich and Graf in Germany), "but I can beat her."  Full Story

Two Women's bouts on card!
Photos by Alan Messick
May 17, 2007
Weigh-in Gallery #426
 

(MAY 17) Tonight at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, there will be two exciting women's bouts on the card.  In the main event, there will be a WBC strawweight world title fight, 10 rounds between Carina Moreno, 104.5 vs. Nanako Kikuchi, 104.5,  In a second bout, Jessica Rakoczy, 136, will face Terri Blair.. Full Story

Latest Update on Fettkether!
May 17, 2007
 

(MAY 17) WBAN has received a latest update on Sunshine Fettkether!  Fettkether had her last fight May of 2004, and is a former world champion.  Fettkether has fought some of the best, that includes Lucia Rijker, Ann Wolfe, Eliza Olson, and more!  Sunshine is back into training regularly and has begun to train in Muay Thai...Full Story

McCarter to fight Martinez
Source:  Team McCarter
 

(MAY 17) On May 25, 2007, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter will be fighting Angel Martinez in a six-round bout at 140 lbs. This will likely be a barn-burner on this card!  McCarter will then move on to Melissa "Honey Girl" DelValle, in June of 2007, when she fights in a title bout against DelValle at the Orleans, in Las Vegas.  Full Story

Onward Christian
By Ewan Whyte
May 15, 2007
 

(MAY 15) "We would like to draw your attention to the debut of a future world champion -- and by 'future' we mean the not-too-distant future," runs a note on the web site Boxeo Uruguayo announcing this Friday's La noche del ...Full Story 

Dunaway to fight Sahin in Germany
May 15, 2007
 

(MAY 15) On June 30, 2007, Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway, of the United States, will be fighting Germany's Julia Sahin (17-0) in Stuttgart, Germany. Sahin will be defending her WIBF Junior Flyweight (108 lb.) World Title.

Brakache to fight Turton
May 15, 2007
 

(MAY 15) On June 9, 2007, Mariem Punchenella Brakache, 4-5-0 (1 KOs), who fights out of Atlanta, Georgia, will be facing Tricia Turton, 8-3-0 (3 KOs), of Seattle, in Seattle, Washington. The fight will be a six-rounder.Brakache stated..  Full Story

Taylor wins Silver and boxer of Tournament Award
By Bernard O'Neill
May 14, 2007
 

(MAY 14) Irish boxer Katie Taylor had to be content with a silver medal from the Ahmet Comet Cup in Turkey yesterday after...Full Story  

Tissen Wins by TKO
May 13, 2007
 

(MAY 13) Last night at the Autohaus Knubel, in Beckum, Germany, and promoted by Weike Boxpromotion, lightweight Elina Tissen, making her pro debut, won by a third round TKO over Stefani Mittag. The fight was scheduled for four rounds.

"Long Play" runs into ‘Hurricane’ Ella
By Longjab
May 13, 2007
 

PITTSBURGH – (MAY 13) – Well, let me see how Post Gazette writer Chuck Finder chose to state what happen on last Friday's card, during the fight...Full Story

Winter Wins on Points
May 13, 2007
 

(MAY 13) Last night at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke, Staffordshire, England, and promoted by Impact Boxing, Juliette Winter, of the UK, won a four-rounder by points over Yarkor Chavez Annan. Score was 39-37.

Tonight:  Tissen to make her pro debut!
May 12, 2007
 

(MAY 12) Germany's Elina "The Machine" Tissen will be making her pro debut, on the card in Autohaus Knubel, Beckum, Germany. (We are not sure who she is fighting)  For more info on this event and Elina, to www.elinboxing.de.

WBAN Adds Juliette Winter!
May 12, 2007
 

(MAY 12) WBAN has just added Juliette Winter, of the UK, to the boxers profile segment.  After travel and work and some training in Kickboxing gyms across Europe for a few years, Juliette Winter moved to Derby...Full Biography of Winter

Galassi Wins by TKO over Völker
May 12, 2007
 

(MAY 12) Last night at the Palasport, in Bertinoro, Forli, Italy, flyweight Simona Galassi, now 4-0-1 (3 KO), of Italy,
TKO’d Bettina Völker, now 4-2-3 (1 KOs)  in the tenth round of a 10-round title bout, for the vacant EBU Flyweight belt.

Nunez Wins by decision
May 12, 2007
 

(MAY 12) Last night at the Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ella Nunez, 128, defeated hometowner Leslee Perella, 126,  in a four-round unanimous decision.  There were no knockdowns.  (inset photo: Perella)

Tonight:  Perella vs. Nunez
May 11, 2007
 

(MAY 11) Tonight at the Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Leslee Perella (4-1-1) will be fighting Ella Nunez, (1-2).  Perella weighed 126, and Nunez, 128.
This is only the second time that Perella has gotten to fight in her hometown. Longjab

Latest Galleries added to WBAN!
May 11, 2007
 

(MAY 11) WBAN has just added a hot photo gallery #424, and Flash Photo Slideshow #71 of Nathalie Brown. We have also added an archive photo gallery #425, and Flash Photo Slideshow #72 of the Mary Jo Sanders/ Gina Nicholas bout. Login to member's area

Taylor wins in Turkey
By Bernard O'Neill
May 10, 2007
 

(MAY 10) World and back-to back European lightweight champion Katie Taylor advanced from the preliminary rounds of the Ahmet Comet Cup in Turkey tonight (May 9th) after cruising past Elena Saveleva in Istanbul.Full Story

Bronco buster
By Ewan Whyte
May 9, 2007
 

Ana "La Bronca" Arrazola's eight-fight unbeaten run in the professional ranks was terminated and her hopes of landing the NABF title "before the year is out" all but extinguished in the Rouge discotheque in Metepec on Saturday evening when she foundered a second time on the same rock: Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora Silva, who had beaten her in the amateurs but was fighting here as a professional...Full Story

 

Serrano to fight Fiorentino!
May 9, 2007
 

(MAY 9) On July 7, 2007, in Albany, New York, Cindy Serrano, 14-0-1 (7 KOs), of Queens, New York, will be fighting Melissa Fiorentino, 15-1-0 (6 KOs), of Cranston, Rhode Island.  The two will be fighting for the NABF featherweight  or super-featherweight title.  Full Story

Latest Update on Rita Figueroa!
May 9, 2007
 

(MAY 9) WBAN is happy to report that Rita "La Guera" Figueroa's rotator cuff surgery, that was performed last week was a success, and she is hoping to be back in the ring to start some light training within four weeks.  She would like to get back fighting by the end of July or .Full Story

Thieves Steal O’Neil’s boxing gear
May 9, 2007
 

(MAY 9) Last Thursday morning, Gwendolyn O’Neil had her training gear stolen from a thieves. O’Neil was training to get ready for her world title bout against Veronica Rucker. The two will be fighting at on May 27th, in the mainliner at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall..Full Story

Melissa Hernandez:
I will fight McGee!
May 8, 2007
 

(MAY 8) WBAN published a story earlier today that Mary McGee, of Indiana, is set to fight in her hometown on June 8th, on a televised card. In the press release that we received, it was stated that McGee's opponent has not been named.
Later today, Melissa "Hurracan" Hernandez contacted WBAN and said that she would like to fight McGee.  Full Story

Corrales killed
in Motorcycle accident

May 8, 2007
 

(MAY 8) WBAN would like to give their condolences to the friends and family to ex world-champion Diego “Chico” Corrales, 29 years old,  who died in Las Vegas, Nevada,  this week in a tragic motorcycle accident.  According to news sources, Corrales was riding a new motorcycle on Monday evening, when he hit the back of a car while trying to pass at a high speed  in a busy residential area. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:22 p.m.  Full Story

Halmich's fight is canceled
May 8, 2007
 

(MAY 8) According to Universum, they have canceled their June 2nd card, because Germany's boxing star Regina Halmich is injured. It has been reported that Halmich has pulled a muscle in her right calf during training..Full Story

Pointless Title bout
May 7, 2007
 

(MAY 7) In what could be described as just another pointless “title” bout that took place in women’s boxing, last night at the Hood Restaurant, in Nairobi, Kenya, bantamweight Fatuma Zarika, Kenya, TKO’d Iliana Boneva, Bulgaria, in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-round WIBF world title bout. Zarika was defending her belt. Boneva is now 0-11-1.  Full Story

Melissa Hernandez: "I Can Make It Anywhere"
By Bernie McCoy
May 7, 2007
 

The song goes, "If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere." The title of the song, of course, is Frank Sinatra's ode to "New York, New York" and the "there" is the town of the title. Melissa Hernandez, the newly crowned GBU lightweight title holder, has always been a New York fighter. She grew up in the Bronx, fought in the Daily News Golden Gloves and, as she said to me last week in that quintessential New York boxing gym..Full Story

Jeffrey Wins by decision over Julaton
by Rob Waxman
May 6, 2007
 

(MAY 6) Last night at the at West Wind Karate studio in Berkeley, California, in an amateur bout,  Ronica Jeffrey won a five round decision over Ana Julaton.  Jeffrey was a bit quicker, landing more shots throughout the fight. They both started out fast, which is probably typical for amateurs, and got tired in the last few rounds.   Full Story

Shiver Defeats McNamara
May 6, 2007
 

(MAY 6) On Friday, at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, in Tampa, Florida, and promoted by Starfight Productions, Jenna Shiver, 125, won a four-round unanimous decision over Leslie McNamara, 122. Final judges scores were 40-34 on all cards.

Arano Wins by decision over Fernandez
May 6, 2007
 

(MAY 6) Last night at the Sociedad de Fomento Villa Anita, Moreno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Etel Cristina Arano, 145˝, won a four-round unanimous decision over Guillermina Fernandez, 144˝. scores: 39-40, 38-39˝, and 38-39.

Kirchner gets a fillip from the Tigress
By Ewan Whyte
May 5, 2007
 

Néstor Kirchner's in a defiant mood today: "They're coming to attack me, I know," he told journalists in Alberdi, "but I won't renounce the search for Justice and the Truth!"...Full Story

Ready, willing and able
By Ewan Whyte
May 5, 2007
 

Ibeth Zamora Silva takes into tonight's contest over four rounds at junior flyweight with the hard-hitting Ana Arrazola – whose record, though incomplete, currently shows an impressive 50% (T)KO rate –  not only the advantage of youth but also the confidence of knowing she's faced the woman from Tlalnepantla once before and beaten her.  Full Story

Salandy to fight Stone
May 5, 2007
 

(MAY 5) On June 17, 2007, in Trinidad and Tobago, Dakota Stone, 8-5-5 (1KO), of Seattle, Washington, will be fighting Giselle Salandy, 14-0-0 (6KO), for the WIBA, and other federation belts.  Stone may be one of Salandy's biggest challenges thus far.

Milo Wins by a Split over Martin
Photos/Story by
JollyDee
May 5, 2007
 

(MAY 5) Last night at the Arena Savaria, in Szombathely, Hungary, Viktoria Milo, 110.5, now (18-5; 6KO's), of Budapest, Hungary, won in a very close ten-round split decision over Shanee Martin, 112, now (7-3 4KO's) of Colchester, England and defended her GBU female Flyweight Title. Milo was knocked down in the first round, Martin had a nose bleed from the third round.  Official scoring 95-94, 97-93 for Milo and 96-93 for Martin.  Full Story

Mother and child reunion
By Ewan Whyte
May 4, 2007
 

"One of the fights that catches is the eye (on the undercard of tomorrow night's Garduńo v Herrera bill in Metepec, Estado de México)," writes Abraham Hernández Villanueva of El Sol de Toluca, "is the one that pits Iveth Zamora against Ana Arrazola in the 49 kilo division, both being good fighters who hit hard."  Full Story

Jordan to fight on Colorado Card
May 4, 2007
 

(MAY 4) On May 24, 2007, at the Paladium, in Denver, Colorado, Selena Jordan will be fighting on the card as an undercard event. No opponent has been named.  The main event will feature Rob Frankel vs. Jorge Reyes. 

Torres-Santana II 'unthinkable' ...
By Ewan Whyte
May 4, 2007
 

(MAY 4) A columnist in her own country is trying to put the kybosh on Dahiana Santana's  hopes of a rematch with WBC super flyweight champion Ana Maria Torres of Mexico. Smarting from her..Full Story

"Womenpower"
in Cologne

Translated: Torben L.
(Excerpt)
May 4, 2007
 

Spotlight / Prosieben has begun beating the drums for their next "ProSieben Fight Night", which will take place in Cologne on 25th May.  The European fans of women boxing will no doubt welcome the news, that a second women's bout has been added to the card this time.  Full Story

Don't call it a comeback...
By Dana Williams
of the Herald Online
May 4, 2007
 

(MAY 4) The consecutive punches came harder and harder when former Women's Boxing Federation's Light-Heavyweight Champion Diane "Dynamite" Clark hit the punching bags at the Synergy..Full Story

Today: Milo vs. Martin Weigh-in
Photo/Story By JollyDee
May 3, 2007
 

(MAY 3) This afternoon at the Park Hotel Pelikán, in Szombathely, Hungary, Victoria Milo (17-6, 5KO's) of Budapest, Hungary,  and British No.1 contender Shanee Martin (7-2, 4KO's) of Colchester, England weighed for tomorrow's card.  Full Story

Ruiz to resume
her amateur boxing career

May 3, 2007
 

(MAY 3) Adelaida Ruiz of Lynwood, California,  with an amateur record of 31-2 will resume her amateur career after an 18 month layoff and will be competing at the upcoming 2007 US Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from June 1-7.  Ruiz will be fighting at 119 lbs. Full Story

The Miranda doctrine
By Ewan Whyte
May 3, 2007
 

(MAY 3) In an interview with Boxeo Colombiano  on Monday, Maria Andrea Miranda ("The Panther of Mońitos") expressed satisfaction with her performance in Oberhausen, although her attempt to wrest the WIBF featherweight. Full Story

Oliveras honoured
By Ewan Whyte
May 2, 2007
 

From a shortlist comprising herself, WBO flyweight champion Omar Narváez (who won the same award in 2005) and the promising amateur Yésica (aka 'Jessica') Bopp, WBC super bantamweight champion Alejandra Oliveras picked up the Newbery de Plata award on Saturday as Argentina's outstanding boxer of the year 2006.  Full Story

WBAN's May 2007 Rankings!
May 1, 2007
 

(MAY 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN May 2007 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here

All Women's Card in North Carolina
May 1, 2007
 

(MAY 1) Wanda Bruce will be matchmaking for A Ring of Dreams in Winston-Salem for the first All Female show on June 23, 2007. There will be many greats on this card, Ijeoma Egbunine, Laura Ramsey, Yolanda Fagan...Full Story

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