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MAY  2014

Begins Today: Ninth Edition of Women's European Elite Championships Open in Bucharest, Romania
by Michael O'Neill
May 31, 2014

(MAY 31)  The ninth edition of the European Women’s Elite Championships gets underway this weekend at the Polyvalent Hall in Bucharest. Romania. (May 31st-June 7th Inc). The 2014 EUBC tournament will also act as a qualifier for the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, as confirmed by EUBC President Franco Falcinelli who said: “After the success of the previous eight European Women’s Editions, it is my pleasure that the Romanian Boxing Federation will be hosting this important EUBC event ..Full Story

Seven United States Boxers to Compete for Gold at the Cheo Aponte Tournament in Puerto Rico
by Julie Goldsticker
May 31,  2014

(MAY 31) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Seven American boxers will box in final round action at the Cheo Aponte Tournament tonight in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Female flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), male lightweight Genaro Gamez (San Diego, Calif.), female lightweight Melissa Parker (Fountain, Colo.), male light welterweight Abraham Nova (San Diego, Calif.), male welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas), female middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), and male super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will all take the ring for today’s championship bouts...Full Story

Tonight in Argentina:  Maria Maderna to fight Angela Mariales
May 30, 2014

(MAY 30) Tonight at the Auditorio Presidente Néstor Kirchner, Mercado Central, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maria Maderna, 12-8-3 (1KO), will be fighting Angela Marchieles in a ten-round in the lightweight division.  Maderna will be defending her WBO Lightweight title.

Three women will make Commonwealth Games history just by being in Glasgow this year
Source/PR
May 29, 2014

(MAY 29) Kristy Harris, Shelley Watts and Kaye Scott are among the 11 boxers named in the Australian team today by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association. Women’s boxing will be contested for the first time in Games’ history in Glasgow.  Women’s boxing made its Olympic debut with Australia sending only one athlete to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Glasgow 2014 will offer women the opportunity to contest medals in three weight categories – 51kg, 60kg and 75kg.  Full Story

A History Of Women’s Boxing -Book Launch Party on June 25, 2014
Source/PR
May 27, 2014

(MAY 27) Brooklyn, NY— A History Of Women’s Boxing, the first comprehensive book to study the rich history of women’s participation in the sport is set to release on July 16, 2014. In anticipation of the of the release, join author Malissa Smith at a book launch party on June 25, 2014 at the world renowned Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO, Brooklyn from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. ..Full Story

Tonight in Mexico: Jackie Nava Back in the Ring
May 23, 2014

(MAY 23) Tonight at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium, in Tijuana, Mexico, in the co-main,  Jackie Nava will be making an effort to win a WBA Super Bantamweight belt against Alys Sanchez of Venezuela.  In a second co-main on the card, David "Tornado" Sanchez of Mexico will fight Breilor Terna, of Venezuela, for the WBA Superflyweight title.

Confirmed: Lucia Rijker, Christy Martin,  Regina Halmich, Barbara Buttrick and more will be at the Induction!
by Sue TL Fox
May 22, 2014

(MAY 22) WBAN is excited to announce that ALL of the inductees WILL be present at the history-first for the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame.  We just confirmed the last two for the induction ceremony.  Germany's boxing star Regina Halmich and her father will be flying in from Germany to be at the event.  Lucia Rijker will also be flying in to be at the event.  ..Full Story

Ashley Stops Dennisson in Uprising Main Event
by Bernie McCoy
May 22,  2014

(MAY 22)  Alicia Ashley was awarded a TKO win over a game, but outgunned, Nohimme Dennisson at the top of Uprising Promotion's seven bout boxing card, Wednesday night, before the customary sell out throng of local fight fans at the Five Star Banquet Hall in ..Full Story

AIBA Provisionally Approve New National Boxing Federation in India  / Update on suspension of Danish Boxing Association
by Michael O'Neill
May 17, 2014

(MAY 17) There is much relief in India today at the news that ‘the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee (EC) has approved the application of Boxing India (The Bout outside the Ring) as provisional new AIBA member for India until ratification by the AIBA Congress, following recommendations by the AIBA Evaluation Committee’. ..Full Story

Retired World Champion Bonnie Canino Inducted into the History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame!
Press Release/Brian Ackley
May 16, 2014

(MAY 16) Bonnie Canino spent so many years in the ring, she lost count of how many black eyes she had.  But she definitely remembers the first.
“I was four, and I got my first one fighting against my brother,” she recalled. Canino, nicknamed “The Cobra”, will be one of seven inaugural inductees in the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 10 as part of the festivities at the women's national Golden Gloves championships in Fort Lauderdale.   Full Story

Video: Amaris Quintana Prepares for her upcoming fight on May 30th!
May 15,  2014

(MAY15) ) On May 30th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in San Diego, California, Amaris Quintana will be fighting in the mainliner of six rounds.  Check out the latest video on Quintana where she is shadowboxing.  She is definitely one to look out for in the near future, loads of talent on the scene!

WBAN Celebrates 16 Years on the Net!
by Sue TL Fox
May 13,  2014

(MAY13) ) As unbelievable as it even sounds to me, WBAN is celebrating this month 16 years on the net!  Little did I know that when I began my journey of covering the sport that WBAN would become one of the major forces in the sport.In May of 1998, I went live on the net to simply straighten out the crazy history...Full Story

Cool Story of the Week: Boxeadoras Tijuanenses Se Abren Espacio En Una Arena Masculina
May 13, 2014

(MAY13) WBAN just posted a very cool video [in Spanish and English] of Kenia Enriquez and her sister Tania Enriquez.  It has some great behind the scenes with these two boxing sisters.  In Espanol  In English

Press Release: Farida El Hadrati to fight for WBF Title
Source: WBF
May 13, 2014

(MAY 13) Current French national Light Welterweight Champion Farida El Hadrati, 4-0 (3), is set to take her career to the next level when she fights for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens International title on Sunday May 18 in her hometown Clermont-Ferrand. Her opponent will be 21-year-old former European title-challenger Kremena Petkova, 10-10-1 (1), from Bulgaria, who very recently....Full Story

Rola El Halabi Successfully Defends her WBF Title; and wins the vacant WIBA and UBF Titles
Source/WBF
May 11, 2014

(MAY11) Last night in Germany, WBF Light welterweight Champion Rola El Halabi successfully defended her title after what was described in a press release that the fight was a "grueling war" with American Victoria Cisneros in Ulm, Germany. Both fighters went all out in this heated affair, and it was clear from the start..Full Story

Reigning Youth World Champions Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Compete in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China
by Julie Goldsticker
May 8, 2014

(MAY 8) COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Three of USA Boxing’s fastest rising stars will represent the United States at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, August 16-28 in Nanjing, China. Newly crowned youth world champions Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) are slated to compete in the global, multi-sport event, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.  ...Full Story

Mainliner:  Amaris Quintana to fight Susana Uribe
Source/PR
May 7, 2014

(MAY 7) The ladies take center stage once again when California Hall of fame promoter Bobby D. Presents showcases San Diego's Own "Diamond Girl" Amaris Quintana (7-2-2, 1KO) in the main event of the next edition of "San Diego Fights" on Friday, May 30th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley.   Full Story

Barbara Buttrick Gains IWBHF Honors
Press Release/IWBHF
by Bernie McCoy
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May 6, 2014

PORTLAND, OR--(May 6, 2014) Barbara Buttrick, 84 year old Englishwoman and ground breaking pioneer in the sport of Women's boxing, has been elected to the initial class of the newly established International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. She will be inducted, along with six other female honorees, at a ceremony on July 10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in conjunction with a scheduled national Female Golden Gloves tournament. Buttrick, who founded the Women's International Boxing Foundation (WIBF) in 1989, said from her home in Miami, FL, "I'm very excited and proud to be chosen..Full Story

Amanda Serrano to battle Belinda Laracuente at Millennium Theater in Brooklyn on May 15
Source/PR
May 6, 2014

(MAY 6)  On Thursday, May 15 Dmitry Salita's Star of David Promotions presents a huge night of boxing that will be headlined by a 10-round WBC International and WBC USNBC Cruiserweight battle between undefeated fight's Steve Bujaj (12-0, 9 KO's) of New York and Junior Wright (10-0, 9 KO's) of Evanston, Illinois.  One of the featured undercard will be a 6-round Super Featherweight bout that will pit one of the best female fighter's in the world, Brooklyn's own Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano (20-1-1, 15 KO's) and Belinda "Brown Sugar" Laracuente (26-28-3, 9 KO's). Full Story

Three wins for Taylor in Cork and Dungarvan makes it 143 wins from 150 fights since 2002
by Michael O'Neill
(additional reporting IABA.ie)
May 5, 2014

(MAY 5)  ) Ireland's Katie Taylor overcame the challenge of Carol Stream,Ill based, Kristin Carlson to record her third win in three days, this time in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford on Saturday night with a unanimous 3-0 judges verdict...Full Story

Boxing Action Worldwide on the Weekend
by Sue TL Fox
May 5, 2014

(MAY 5)  It looks like we will have quite a bit boxing action on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  WBAN has listed quite a few bouts according to Boxrec and other sources.  First off, in Whitehall, New York card, Ronica Jeffrey, 13-0-0 (1KO), Brooklyn, New York, is scheduled to fight Carla Torres, 3-2-0, Cleveland, Ohio. The bout is reportedly to be for the vacant WIBA Featherweight title. This will be a rematch for the two, whereas Jeffrey defeated Torres by a four-round unanimous..Full Story

Melanie Zwecker to fight Grecia Nova for WBF Title
May 4,  2014

(MAY 4) With the vacant WBF  International Women's Featherweight title on the line, German Melanie Zwecker will fight   Grecia Nova on Saturday May 10 at the Pfinzhalle in Russheim, Germany. Zwecker, 30, 5-0 (2) from Karlsruhe, only twenty kilometers from Russheim.  In preparation..Full Story

May 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
May 2,  2014

(MAY 2)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for May 2014. This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. You can see our top #1's in the sport---which is NO easy task with WBAN! Congrats to all our top ten in the sport.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

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