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MAY 2008

Results: Women's Boxing
May 31, 2008 

(MAY 31) In the battle of four-round bouts on undercards, last night in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Jr welterweight Ayana Pelletier won a four-round unanimous decision over Monique DuvalMore

Tonight: Barber vs. Delgado
May 31, 2008

(MAY 31) Tonight at the Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado, Jennifer "The Razor Barber, 6-0 (3KO), will be fighting Adriana Delgado, 10-2-1 (4KO).   Barber currently is ranked #6 with WBAN.  Delgado is the former IFBA bantamweight..Full Story

Tonight: Zurita to fight Ledezma
Photos by Esteban Erik Stipnieks
May 30, 2008

(May 30) Tonight at the Municipal Auditorium, in San Antonio, Texas, Maribel Zurita, 8-8-2 (0KO), will be fighting Bianca Ledezma. Zurita weighed in at 113 lbs, and Bianca, 117 lbs.  Esteban Erik Stipnieks was on scene..More

"The Ghost" Guerrero is in "La Reina’s Corner
May 28, 2008

(MAY 28) IBF featherweight champion Robert "The Ghost " Guerrero has witnessed Carina Moreno’s (17-1, 5 KO) skill in the gym and seen several of her fights. He has no doubt she will emerge from her..Full Story

Holm & Villasenor: fighters love story
May 27, 2008

(MAY 27) Women’s professional boxing champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm and her boyfriend, MMA star Joey Villasenor, met in an Albuquerque gym, where today they train and spar with...Full Story

Delgado Ready to Return
By Ketal Patel
May 26, 2008

(MAY 26) When Adriana Delgado returns to the ring this coming Friday, against Jessica Barber in Ignacio, Colorado, she will try to show the doubters that she is back and she has a lot left.   Delgado has already shown her trainers that there is no doubt she means business--Danny Romero Sr., and his son former two-time world champion Danny Romero Jr.,  who took Delgado into their Hideout Boxing Club stable this past..Full Story

Morelli on Universum Card
By Torben L.
of Denmark
May 26, 2008

(MAY 26) Lucia Morelli (9-0-0) will get a rare opportunity to show her craft at the Universum Card in Dusseldorf next Saturday. Italian born Morelli fights out of Offenburg in south Germany, a short distance from Karlsruhe, the home town of Germany's retired female boxing icon Regina Halmich. Full Story

The WBC Gets One Wrong
By Bernie McCoy
May 26, 2008

(MAY 26) Justice Potter Stewart, commenting from the bench, on a Supreme Court case (Jacobellis v Ohio), in 1964, concerning the threshold of obscenity, noted that while pornography might be difficult to define...Full Story

Muñoz Wins by Decision in Rematch
May 25, 2008

(MAY 25) Last night in Vilomaura, Portugal, Loly Muñoz, of Spain,  won a six-round unanimous decision over Sandra Leite, of Portugal, at  61kg. This will be a rematch for the two, with Muñoz winning the first time around.

Tsagouris Vs Waguthi is on!
May 24, 2008

(MAY 24) Plans are in the final stages for Kenyan Featherweight prospect Judy Waguthii and Canadian Sandy Tsagouris to slug it out on the 21st of June in a non-title eight rounder. The well established Tsagouris [7-1] is coming..Full Story

On the Horizon with the WIBA
May 23, 2008

(MAY 23) On Sept. 7, 2008, in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, Duda Yankovich, of Brazil will be fighting Melissa Del Valle for the WIBA Light Welterweight World Title. Also, Simone Da Silva Duarte vs Carolina Gutierrez, WIBA Bantamweight World Title.

What is YOUR Prediction? You be the JUDGE!!
May 22, 2008

(MAY 22) It is time for boxing folks to give their VOTE on how they think the four women's boxing world championships will go on June 13, 2008, on PPV.  You have the floor on this one!
To VOTE go here!

Hollie Dunaway on ESPN 1100 AM Friday Night!
May 21, 2008

(MAY 21) Tune in to Hollie"Hot Stuff" Dunaway live Friday night at 11 PM Pacific time on ESPN Radio 1100AM as she visits with host Rick Rosen on "GoodSports", direct from the Sports Book at Mandalay Bay..Full Story

St. John to fight Yurtovac
May 21, 2008

(MAY 21)  On June 14, 2008, at the Palacio de los Deportes, in Mexico City,  Mexico, Mia St. John, 43-9-2 (18 KO), will be fighting Amy Yuratovac, 6-1-0 (6KO), for a vacant WBC welterweight International title.

Josh Canty: Not looking to suffer loss against Hallback
May 21, 2008
Source: PR

(MAY 21) Josh Canty: "Jeannine Garside is NOT looking
to suffer her first loss against Chevelle Hallback". Josh Canty, Jeannine Garside’s (7-0-1, 3 KO) trainer, is preparing the WIBA featherweight champ for her June 13 IFBA title clash with Chevelle Hallback, (26-5-2, 11 KO). Full Story

Brakache Challenges Mooney to a Rematch
by Carolyn O'Brien
of Team Brakache
May 21, 2008


(May 21) The New York State 8 round title fight between world-ranked Mariem “Punchnella” Brakache and local WBE Champion, Liz Mooney, at last Friday night’s Armageddon at the Armory in Albany, NY ended with mixed audience reaction to the judges’ “ draw” decision.  Full Story

Goodson Looking for a fight!
Source: Stacey Goodson
May 21, 2008

(MAY 21) Yesterday WBAN received a press release that was to all "Women Boxing Promoters" that Sarah Goodson is looking for a fight.  Goodson said, "Sarah is training for her next fight. The only problem is that she does not have one set ...More

Melinda Cooper Resurfaces!
May 20, 2008
Source: PR

(MAY 20) Returning to her roots, featherweight Melinda Cooper (18-0) has realigned herself with the Underground Boxing Company and their management- training team in preparation for her upcoming June 12th bout against Donna Biggers Full Story

Nate Campbell on Chevelle Hallback  

(MAY 19) WBO, WBA and IBA lightweight champ Nate Campbell spoke out on the upcoming IFBA title fight between Chevelle Hallback (26-5-2) and Jeannine Garside (7-0-1) on June 13, at the Isleta Casino Resort in Albuquerque, NM on the Fresquez Promotions "Finally" women’s championship PPV. Full Story

Irizarry loses close decision in Germany
May 19, 2008

(MAY 19) Hartford junior welterweight Addy Irizarry (4-2, 2 KOs) had her best performance as a pro prize fighter this past Saturday in Germany, but it wasn't quite enough as she lost a close six-round decision to unbeaten Columbian-native Ceciha "First Lady" Braekhus (7-0, 2 KOs), fighting..Full Story

Delgado featured on Undefeated magazine
May 18, 2008

(MAY 18) Crystal “Choo Choo” Delgado (5-0, 1KO) will be the cover feature of the June issue of Undefeated magazine, a Houston based newspaper covering ..Full Story

Mooney - Brakache bout ends in Draw
by Michael Rivest
May 17, 2008

(MAY 17) When a headliner drops out of a fight card, it usually means a dull night that crescendos to nothing. But when heavyweight, Shannon Miller, pulled out of last night’s Armageddon at the Armory in Albany, NY because of a torn tricep muscle that required immediate surgery (He was in the stands in cast and sling.), promoter Rick Sweeney pressed on, knowing he had the goods.  Full Story

Batey Wins by Decision over Gaines 
May 17, 2008

(MAY 17) Adriana Herrera of Paysandú, who survived a baptism of fire against the highly rated Yésica Bopp of Argentina in her first professional outing, climbs into the ring this evening in the Palacio Peñarol for her second with one idea in mind: revenge. "In my Full Story

Moreno to be Inducted into the Watsonville High School Hall of Fame
May 16, 2008
by Mario Serrano

(MAY 16) WBC "Female Fighter of the Year" and current stawweight champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno (17-1, 5 KO's) will be the youngest athlete to ever be inducted into the Watsonville High School Hall of Fame. For most athletes, it takes decades to be recognized in this realm. Moreno, a graduate of the class of 2000, did it in 8 years. Full Story

Can “The Razor” Stay Sharp
May 15, 2008

(MAY 15) After having two dominating performances in front of her southern California fight fans in her two previous fights, Jennifer “The Razor” Barber takes her show on the road again when she takes on Adriana Delgado of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fight will take place on Saturday May 31st at the Sky Ute Casino and Lodge in Ignacio, Colorado.  Full Story

Brown vs. Raika on YouTube!
May 15, 2008
Photo: Durell Wambolt

(MAY 15) WBAN had posted a story earlier this week about the All-Women's Boxing Card that took place in Tokyo, Japan, and was looking for more coverage on the event.  Natalie Brown of Canada who fought Emiko Raika of Japan in a six round bout on that card said to WBAN, "I'm glad to see that someone DID in fact record the fight that night !(I saw it on You-Tube) The fight was to be televised the following day but, all ..Full Story

Tracey Byrd and brother at Planet Hollywood
©Photos / Source
by Mary Ann Owen
May 14, 2008

(MAY 14) Today in Las Vegas, Nevada, photographer Mary Ann Owen ran into light-heavyweight Chris Byrd, who will be fighting Shaun George at the Cox Pavillion, in Las Vegas, on an ESPN2 card this Friday. Owen also met up with his sister, former women’s world champion Tracey Byrd ..Full Story

Balmer Seeks New Opponent - Madgziak Withdraws
May 14, 2008
Source: PR

(MAY 14) Philadelphia light welterweight, Faatimah (Tamika) Balmer, had her professional debut dreams shattered last night, when her fellow debutant Alexandra Madgziak withdrew from this weekend's Peter Manfredo Snr. in association with Let’s Get It On Promotions ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ event..Full Story

Kentikian TKO'd Ortega in First Round!
By Torben L.
May 12, 2008
(MAY 12) On Saturday at Brandberge Arena, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, Susi Kentikian (21-0-0) caused a major upset by defeating Mary Elizabeth Ortega (29-5-2) by TKO in the first round of the WBA / WIBF world title fight in Flyweight. Kentikian caught Ortega with a left right combination, that sent Ortega to the floor..Full Story
Faatimah Balmer Makes Pro Debut
May 12, 2008
source: PR

(MAY 12) Philadelphia’s very own first lady of amateur boxing Faatimah (Tamika) Balmer makes her professional debut against, former New England Golden Gloves Champion, Alexandra Madgziak at the Peter Manfredo Snr. in association with Let’s Get It On Promotions ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ event in Dorchester MA on the 17th May 2008.  Full Story

Stacey Reile: "Stay-Lo" Steps Up..
By Bernie McCoy
May 12, 2008

(MAY 12) The line originated in the Bible, Ecclesiastics 9:11, but by the time I heard it, the quote had been Brooklynized: :"The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet." That's the version many..Full Story

Juarez to fight Dierdorff
May 11, 2008

(MAY 11) On June 13, 2008, at the downtown Sundance Square, in Fort Worth, Texas, on a Golden Boy Promotions card, Vanessa Juarez, of Texas will be fighting Brooke Dierdorff. The card will be held outside. Photo by J & P Photography

All Women's Card in Japan Makes History First
May 10, 2008

(MAY 10) Last night in front of a sold out crowd at the at the  Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, in what has been considered the first time the Japan Boxing Commission recognized women’s boxing this year, there was 10 women's bouts..Full Story

Win a Pair of Ringside Tickets!
May 10, 2008

 (MAY 10) Fresquez Promotions, Inc. has announced that they are having a contest, to give away a pair of Ringside Tickets (Valued at $200 each), with a free T-Shirt for each person, for the “FINALLY” PPV event that..More Info

Terri Moss: Retirement Letter
May 10, 2008

(MAY 10) WBAN has received a retirement letter from Terri Moss.  The sport will miss Terri in the ring, and she has brought much entertainment with many of the fights she has on many boxing events.  Terri will remain very busy in boxing though outside the ring!  More

Photo Gallery: Noriko Kariya vs. Jessica Mohs
May 9, 2008

 (MAY 9) WBAN just posted a huge photo gallery #478, of the Noriko Kariya vs. Jessica Mohs fight that took place recently in Canada.  Photographer Mike Blair covered the bout ringside.  Login

Villalpando Added To WBAN!
May 9, 2008

(MAY 9) WBAN has just added amateur boxer Sylvia Villalpando, of Houston, Texas, to the Boxers Profiles Segment.  To read about her background as an amateur boxer, and how she got into the sport, go here!

Emery wants no part of Mooney
By Rick Sweeney
May 8, 2008

(MAY 8) I'm a promoter in New York. I see that Jill Emery is fighting Cristy Nickel at 147 lbs. Emery’s manager just stated that they are looking to fight for titles in the 140-147 lb. weight class.  I offered Emery the chance to fight Liz Mooney for the New York State Welterweight title. She turned it...Full Story

Comments To Mary McGee
By Mia St. John
May 8, 2008

(MAY 8) I'm surprised by Mary's comments for several reasons, the first being that everyone knows Rita and I have been trying to make this fight for some time now so to suggest it's imaginary is ridiculous. what is is even more surprising is that she thinks Rita is ducking her...Full Story

Figueroa's Last Response to McGee
May 8
, 2008

(MAY 8) McGee doesn't have to sit around and wait for me - there are plenty of people that have offered to fight her.  If you really want the rematch- follow the terms of the original contract and come to Chicago. The Indiana fans can come to Chicago just as my fans had to come out there.

McGee To Figueroa: Excuses, Excuses...
Source: News Brief
May 7, 2008

(MAY 7) WBAN has received a News Brief from Team Mary McGee in response to Rita Figueroa.  McGee stated the following:  "First off, I will sit patiently waiting for her IMAGINARY fight with Mia St. John in Mexico or Hawaii to happen in June. As far as coming to Chicago?  Full Story

Ringside Report:
Graf and Sahin Win Their bouts
By Ewe Betker
Photos: Lena Freihalter
and Claudius Schell
May 6, 2008

(MAY 6) Two remarkable women's boxing fights took place last Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. Alesia Graf (20-1-0, KOs 8) defended her WIBF and GBU world championship title in junior bantamweight against the Brazilian fighter Rosilette Dos Santos (10-2-0, KOs 7). Graf was the technically better boxer and dominated the hard fought bout. Full Story with Photos

Figueroa Responds to McGee's "Welcome Announcement"!
May 6, 2008

(MAY 6) WBAN posted a "Welcome, Rita Figueroa" announcement that was given from Gary, Indiana's Mary "Merciless" McGee.  McGee said,  "Now that Rita is back in the gym training its time to see whose record will stay perfect."  There first fight ended in a no contest.  Full Story

McGee Welcomes Figueroa For Unfinished Business
Source: Press Release
May 5, 2008

(MAY 5) Merrillville, IN - Today Gary, Indiana's own NABC Light Welterweight Champion "Merciless" Mary McGee (14-0, 8 KO's) Welcomed back cross-town rival Rita "La Guera" Figueroa (10-0, 3 KO's) of Chicago who returned to training last week. McGee and Figueroa both undefeated have but one blemish on their records, which is a no contest due to a serious ..Full Story

6th Annual Ringside - Comcast National Jr. Boxing Championships
Source: Press Release
May 5, 2008

(MAY 5) The Augusta Recreation and Parks Department would like to announce that Augusta has been awarded the 6th annual Ringside/Comcast National Jr. Boxing Championships (boys and girls) at the May Park Community Center, 622 4th Street, Augusta, Georgia. June 26,27,28, 2008.  Full Story

Promoter and Melissa Hernandez Reconcile
Source: Press Release
May 5, 2008

(MAY 5) Promoter, Adrian L. Patrick of Gladiator X Promotions, LLC. and boxer, Melissa "Hurricane" Hernandez have reconciled and are ready to move forward and take over women's boxing. We are looking for fights anytime anywhere.  Full Story

Graf Wins by TKO; Sahin by Decision
May 4, 2008

(MAY 4) Last night at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, Alesia Graf, 116,  of Stuttgart, won by TKO in the fifth round [1:32 seconds] over Rosilette..Full Story

Tonight: Two Women's Bouts on Stuttgart card
May 3, 2008

(MAY 3) Tonight at the  Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, in
Stuttgart, Germany, Alesia Graf will face Rosilette Santos in a GBU - WIBF world title bout. Also, Asiye Ozlem Sahin will fight Nataliya Bermas.

Nakamura to fight in Brooklyn
May 3, 2008

(MAY 3) On May 17th, at the Aviators Sports Complete, in Brooklyn, New York, lightweight Chika Nakamura, 6-0-0 (2KO), of New York, NY,  will be fighting on the card.  No word on who she is fighting..

Kariya Wins over Mohs
 in B.C.

photo/Story by Mike Blair
May 1, 2008

(MAY 1) The Theatre at the River Rock Resort and Casino in Richmond BC played host to the folks from ESPN2 for Wednesday Night Fights to close out the month of April. The capacity crowd cheered through the last fight of the night, the women’s junior featherweight bout featuring local favorite Noriko Kariya as she faced Jessica Mohs.  Full Story

Kariya Wins over Mohs
May 1, 2008

(MAY 1) Last night at the River Rock Casino, in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, Featherweight Noriko Kariya, 121, from Toronto, Canada, won a five-round unanimous decision over Jessica Mohs, 123, of Chandler, Arizona.

Reile to fight for world titles against Ina Menzer!
May 1, 2008

(MAY 1) On May 31, 2008, at the Arena Oberhausen, in Oberhausen, Germany, Stacey “Stay Lo” Reile, 8-0-0 (3KO), of Miami Beach, Florida, USA, will put her undefeated boxing record to the test when she takes on a ..Full Story






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