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MAY 2015

Unique IWBHF Package Available for Fans
May 30, 2015
*Also in Spanish

(MAY 30)The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame is providing boxing fans with an opportunity to participate in the upcoming July 11 induction ceremony of the second class of honorees. A specially designed ad will be prominently positioned in the official program and will include the names of "honorary sponsors" offering congratulations to the eight inductees.  Full Story

Victoria Cisneros: Last Minute Opponent for Lauren
May 30, 2015

(MAY 30) What was to be a unification of the Super Welterweight division between WBO Super Welterweight Champion Hanna Gabriel of Costa Rica vs. WBC Super Welterweight Champion Mikaela Lauren of Sweden, will not be...Sources close to the Lauren Camp said they were sure that the bout was going to take ..Full Story

The Machine Puts It All On The Line, Defends Unified World Title June 6
May 29, 2015

(MAY 29) Unified Women's World Featherweight Champion Elin “The Machine” Tissen puts everything on the line when she defends against Hungarian underdog Gabriella Busa on Saturday June 6 at the Spielbank Hohensyburg in Dortmund, Germany. .....Full Story

Latest Update on Chevelle Hallback
May 29, 2015

(MAY 29) Five-times, four Division, Female World Boxing Champion Chevelle Hallback, is on "the hunt" for the three reigning Female Super Lightweight World Champions; Erica Farias (WBC), Fernanda Alegre (WBO), Ana Laura Esteche (WBA) and for the...Full Story

Live on CBS Sports Tonight!  Amanda Serrano to Face Fatuma Zarika
May 29, 2015

(MAY 29) Tonight at the W.C. Handy Pavilion, Memphis, Tennessee, Amanda Serrano, 23-1-1 (18KO), of Brooklyn, New York, is set to fight Fatuma Zarika, 24-10-2 (14KO), of Nairobi, Kenya, in a non-title six rounder.  Yesterday at the weigh-in Serrano weighed in at  130.4, and Fatuma was 125.8.

Ring Magazine - August 2015 issue
May 28, 2015

 (MAY 28) In Ring Magazine, August 2015 issue, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame is featured in a great article written by Thomas Gerbasi. The article is about the 2015 Induction Ceremony and about the Inductees that are being honored this year on July 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  More

Video: Weigh-In: Heather Hardy vs. Noemi Bosques in New York
May 28, 2015

 (MAY 28) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights boxing action with a highly anticipated fight between Heather Hardy vs. Noemi Bosques, 8-2-2 vs. Heather Hardy 12-0-0. The two will be fighting at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the Khan-Algieri undercard. At the Scales:  both came in at 122.8. 

European Games Baku 2015 update - no Sofya Ochigava in Russian team
by Michael O'Neill
May 28, 2015
Photo: Baku

 (MAY 28)  Over recent years we have reported here on many ‘famous’ š60kg lightweight clashes between Russia’s Sofya Ochigava and her Irish ‘nemesis’ Katie Taylor but the Russian squad for the inaugural European...Full Story

Noemi Bosques of Saint Petersburg Florida will be back at it facing Heather The Heat Hardy on Khan- Algieri Undercard
Source/Press Release
Photos: Steven Solidaios
May 27, 2015

(MAY 27)   On May 29th Noemi "No No" Bosques, 8-2-2 will face off against Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy 12-0-0 at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, on the Khan-Algieri undercard. The fight will be streamed live on Spike TV at 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT.  This bout is considered to be a huge fight for female boxing involving two up and coming popular female boxers....Full Story

McPhee Wins by a decision over Maerz
Photos / Story
by Mike Blair
May 26, 2015

(MAY 26)  The semi main event on the Rumble at the Rink card in Nanaimo, British Columbia featured women bantamweights Alisah McPhee and Peggy Maerz. The two fought on the previous Gloved Up card, in a fight that saw McPhee take a close, tightly contested win. On this night they would battle for eight rounds and the winner would claim the CPBC Western Canadian Bantamweight Title.  As figured, this fight was close from the outset. A judge’s score was going to depend on what style of fighter he preferred. McPhee fired her jab and amassed a large number of punches. ...Full Story with photos

Fight Video:  Ibeth Zamora Silva Successfully Defends WBC Title
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
May 25, 2015

(MAY 25) On Saturday night, at the Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, México, in a 10-rounder, Ibeth Zamora Silva, 107¾, now 23-5-0 (4KO), of San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, México, won by a seventh..Full Story with photos

Press Release: Matthysse vs Mrdjenovich?
Source via: Piña del Sur
Translated by Eddie Montalvo
May 25, 2015

(MAY 25) According to 'El Diario Jornada,' Soledad Matthysse will unify the WBA and WBC Female Featherweight titles, on July 31, 2015, in Trelew with Canadian Jelena Mrdjenovich. Full Story

Phiri vs. Almaida fight to a  Technical Draw, WBF Title Remains Vacant
May 24, 2015

(MAY 24)The World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's Intercontinental Welterweight title remains vacant, as a fight between local favourite Esther Phiri and co-challenger Sandra Almeida from South...Full Story

Fight Video:  Kulakova Won by Decision over Riederer
May 24, 2015 

(MAY 24) WBAN has just posted the fight video of the Friday night fight (May 22), in Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia, where Svetlana Kulakova, 141¼, now 10-0-1 (1KO), of Moscow, won an eight round unanimous decision over Marie Riederer, 138½, 15-3-1, of Sachsen, Germany. The final judges scores were 73-80, 73-80, 72-80.

IWBHF Tickets: International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015
May 22, 2015 
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(MAY 22)  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.  HONORED INDUCTEES/ALL WILL BE AT EVENT:   Laila Ali - Jeannine Garside- Deirdre Gogarty - Phyllis Kugler - Sparkle Lee- Terry Moss - Laura Serrano - Ann Wolfe ....Full Story

Pretty Girl Promotions:  Melissa Hernandez vs. Stacey Reile
May 22,  2015

(MAY 22) First, PGP would like to thank WBAN and the many athletes and supporters that support the sport and have allowed promotional boxing firms like PGP to be a part of it. PGP has begun a good faith effort at giving female boxers continuous opportunities to compete on its fight cards. To bring..Full Story

Six United States Boxers Earn Final Round Berths at the 2015 Junior and Youth Women’s World Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
May 22, 2015

(MAY 22) (NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN) – Six American boxers clinched berths in the finals of the 2015 Junior and Youth Women’s World Championships in New Taipei City, Taiwan on Friday. All five junio..Full Story

Italy impress in the AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 semi-finals
May 22, 2015
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(MAY 22) The AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 semi-finals took place today at the Xinzhuang Stadium, and there was much drama and entertainment...Full Story

May 2015 WBAN World Rankings!
May 22, 2015

(MAY 22)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for May 2015. 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!  

Ariel Arismendez shines on Day 5 of the AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015
May 21,  2015

(MAY 21) The second stage of the of the AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 quarter-finals was held today at the Xinzhuang Stadium, and a combined 92 Junior and Youth boxers ..Full Story

Team USA Advances Four More Boxers to the Medal Rounds with Quarterfinal Victories on Wednesday
by Julie Goldsticker
May 20, 2015

(MAY 20) (NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN) – After a quarterfinal day dominated by USA Boxing’s junior ladies, the youth women turned it on in their quarterfinal session on Wednesday night at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City. 2013 Junior World Champion and 2014 Youth Olympic gold medalist Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), junior lightweight Guadalupe Gutierrez (Sacramento, Calif.), youth light welterweight Ariel Arismendez (Tollleson, Ariz.), and youth middleweight Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Va.) all clinched semifinals berths with wins on Wednesday.  ..Full Story

Boxing: Irish eyes still smiling in Women's World Youth and Junior championships.
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2015
Photo: Team Ireland (c)

(MAY 19) The Irish team has six of its team still in this 2nd edition of the AIBA World Youth and Juniors championships despite a controversial defeat for Amy Broadhurst on Monday when most experts (and not just the team and its coaches) felt she had won every round against her ...Full Story

VIDEO: Seniesa Estrada on Roy Jones Jr. Support & More!
Photos and Story
by Michele Chong
May 20, 2015

 (MAY 20)  During Monday's Tim Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas kickoff press conference held at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, Vargas' trainer Roy Jones Jr. took his turn at the mic to share his thoughts about the upcoming Bradley-Vargas fight. But in an impromptu moment ..Full Story

News Flash: Two Female Bouts added on on Sting Like a Bee Productions card
Photos: Mike Ornelas/Denver
May 19, 2015

(MAY 19)  Two Female Bouts on Sting like a Bee Productions in Denver Colorado, Promoter Duran Hill added these two women’s bouts on the under card of the Corley vs. Perez, won by Perez via 6th round TKO. The first bout was ..Full Story

Boxing: Irish eyes still smiling in Women's World Youth and Junior championships.
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2015
Photo: Team Ireland (c)

(MAY 19) The Irish team has six of its team still in this 2nd edition of the AIBA World Youth and Juniors championships despite a controversial defeat for Amy Broadhurst on Monday when most experts (and not just the team and its coaches) felt she had won every round against her Chinese opponent. That said, the judges somehow managed to hand down a 2:1 split decision to the boxer from neighbouring China. Tuesday was to prove a better day and Irish eyes are ...Full Story

2015 AIBA World Youth & Junior Championships - Day 4 Review of action at the Xinzhuang Stadium
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2015

 (MAY 19) Today was the first of two quarter-final days at the 2015 AIBA Youth and Junior Championships in Taiwan - no real 'shocks' but plenty of action on a day when boxers from  ..Full Story

Voraberger Set For Defense Of Unified World Super Flyweight Title
May 18, 2015

(MAY 18)  After the World Boxing Federation (WBF) launched a cooperation with the WIBF and GBU in March, and merged the three championships into the most prestigious title in female boxing, Austrian Eva Voraberger is set to defend the Unified Women's ..Full Story

Seniesa Estrada Wins at the Forum on HBO Boxing Card
May 18,  2015
Courtesy Fight photos:
Esther Lin

On Saturday night, May 16, 2015, at The Forum in Inglewood, California, 22-year-old women’s professional boxer Seniesa Estrada (East Los Angeles, California) defeated Carly Batey (United Kingdom/San Diego, California) by unanimous decision. Estrada-Batey was a six-round, non-televised, undercard bout on the HBO World Championship Boxing card. In the fight, Estrada used a myriad of jabs and one-two combinations, while often switching stances to counter her opponent’s activity. In the fifth round, Estrada scored a knockdown when she dropped Batey with a powerful over-hand left. With the win, Estrada’s record improves to 4-0-0 with 1 KO, while Batey’s record moved to 4-5-2, 0 KOs. The HBO Boxing card was presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions, in association with Banner Promotions.  ..Full Story

Ortiz UD over Reno in Historic Brooklyn Bout
by Bernie McCoy
May 16, 2015

(MAY 16)  Paola Ortiz won a fast paced unanimous decision over local favorite Susan Reno in a featured attraction of Ronson Frank's Uprising Promotion's seven bout card at the historic Masonic Temple in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn on Friday night. The six round bout was contested over three minute rounds, making it the first such female bout of that length in New York state. Both fighters handled the fifty percent increase in round time easily and the pace of the fight did not waver at any point during the eighteen minutes of action....Full Story

Amanda Serrano 'Honored' to Represent Women's Boxing's Return to Network Television
May 16, 2015

(MAY 16)  Women's multiple-time world champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano says she considers it a great honor to be part of the return of women's boxing to network television.  Serrano (23-1-1, 18 KOs), of Brooklyn, will face Plattsburgh, New York's two-time world title challenger Jackie "The Force" Trivilino in a six-round super bantamweight rematch on Friday, May 29, at the WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, and broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network (10:00 PM, ET). ..Full Story

Jajaira Gonzalez Sets a Victorious Tone for Team USA With a Dominating Win in Her 2015 Junior and Youth World Championships Opener
by Julie Goldsticker
May 16, 2015

(MAY 16) (NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN) – Eighteen-year-old Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) announced her presence on the international scene at the inaugural Junior and Youth World Championships in 2013 and her first bout at the 2015 event showed that she’s still the one to watch in her lightweight division. Known for her overwhelming punch output and aggressive nature, Gonzalez once again used her patented style to take a dominating win in the tournament opener for both she and Team USA at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City.  Full Story

2015 AIBA Women's Youth and Junior Championships - Preview
by Michael O'Neill
May 15, 2015

Yesterday we brought you the latest news of the 2015 AIBA Women's Youth and Junior Championships scheduled to open at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan this weekend and today we suggest some additional boxers to watch out and have realistic medal prospects..Full Story

New to the IWBHF: July 11th at the 2015 International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!
IWBHF Press Release
May 15, 2015

PORTLAND, OREGON (May 15, 2015) The July 11th International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) Induction Ceremony, will mark the initiation of the "IWBHF Lifetime Achievement Award" to be presented, annually, to a selected member of the boxing community whose career has been distinguished by longstanding contributions to the sport of boxing and, specifically, support of Women's boxing. The initial recipient is Jose Sulaiman (posthumous), longtime president of the World Boxing Council (WBC) who passed away in 2014. It has been confirmed that representatives of the WBC will be present in Fort Lauderdale to accept the award. ...Full Story

AIBA Women's Youth and Junior World Championships, Taipei - Preview
by Michael O'Neill
(additional reporting
 from AIBA.org)
May 14, 2015

 (MAY 14)  The 3rd edition of the AIBA Women's World Youth and Junior Championships gets underway in Taiwan on Saturday with the draw and preliminary bouts. Almost all the contestants had arrived by Thursday ahead of the opening ceremony and draw Full Story

Sparkle Lee to Become First Referee in IWBHF
by Bernie McCoy - IWBHF
May 14, 2015


PORTLAND, OR - (May 14, 2015) Both the first class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame and the eight women who will be inducted on July 11, are heavily skewed toward a veritable "Who's Who" of female boxers from both the "modern" and "pioneer" eras of the sport.  Full Story
New York women's boxing history to be made Friday by Ring 8 and FDNY pro boxer Susan Reno
May 14, 2015

(MAY 14) NEW YORK - New York women's boxing history will be made tomorrow night (Friday, May 15) as FDNY boxing team and Ring 8 member Susan Reno fights Paola Ortiz in a 6-round bout featuring 3-minute rounds for the first time. Women professional fights in New York have always had 2-minute rounds in the past. ..Full Story

Seniesa Estrada Fighting on GGG Undercard
Pro Female Bout THIS Saturday!

by Michele Chong
May 13, 2015

(MAY 13) The action is goin' down THIS Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.  Boxing fans are all abuzz about the Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. clash in the main event but there is also a featured undercard bout that is also getting some attention. Southland boxer Seniesa Estrada (3-0, 1 KO) will be entering the ring in her fourth fight as a pro THIS Saturday, May 16. ..Full Story

California:  Kandyce Williams vs. Erika Spiteri
May 12, 2015

(MAY 12) On June 12, 2015, at Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, Kandyce Williams, will be fighting Italy's Erika Spiteri.  Sosai Promotions said, "Call now to get your tickets 909-361-1412 / California or 702-773-5228 / Nevada. This is one you don't want to miss. Over 10 Bouts on the Card. Come enjoy a night out with a night of great Fights."

Seniesa Estrada Returns on May 16 on an HBO Boxing Card
May 11, 2015

(MAY 11) EAST LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. – On Saturday night, May 16, 2015, undefeated 22-year-old flyweight women’s professional boxer Seniesa Estrada (East Los Angeles, CA/pro record: 3-0-0, 1 KO) faces Carly Batey (United Kingdom/pro record: 4-4-2, 0 KOs) in a six-round, non-televised, undercard bout on the HBO World Championship Boxing card at The Forum  ..Full Story

Historical First For New York: Female boxers fight 3 minute rounds!
by Tanner B.
May 7, 2015

(MAY 7)  It is only a matter of time before MMA is legalized in NYC. Now boxing will have to compete with the UFC right here in the Big Apple. While competition is healthy and it will no doubt compel promoters to put on the best matches showcasing top talent, where does this leave women in boxing? Full Story

Stars Align for Second International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony July 11, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 7, 2015

 (MAY 7) PORTLAND, OR -  On July 10, 2014, the initial class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame was inducted, during a star studded ceremony, at the Hyatt Regency Pier..Full Story

Results Just in from Japan:  Kumiko Seeser Wins by Technical Decision
May 6, 2015


(MAY 6) Today in at the Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Kumiko Seeser Ikehara,  successfully defended her WBO minimum world title over Kayoko Ebata, when the fight went to the scorecards in a technical decision in the seventh round. Scorecards were (67-66, 67-66, 66-67).  The bout was scheduled for ten rounds.

Svensson reflects on WBC World title defeat: ‘’I made a mistake and that cost me the fight!
Photo: Wende
May 4, 2015

 (MAY 4) Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs) remains positive about her future despite losing to the WBC Female World Light Welterweight Champion Erica Anabella Farias (22-1, 10 KOs) in Copenhagen last night...Full Story

Christina McMahon defeats Catherine Phiri for WBC Bantam Interim Gold belt in Lusaka
by Michael O'Neill
May 3, 2015
Photo: Facebook

(MAY 3) She came, she saw, she conquered. At the grand young age of 40, Ireland's Christina McMahon from the Carrickmacross club in Co.Monaghan shattered the expectations of the home crowd Saturday night..Full Story

AIBA confirm Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification requirements
By Sue TL Fox
and Michael O’Neill
May 1, 2015

(MAY 1) Just 463 days to the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and today comes news from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) of the final qualification details including deadlines:  Rio 2016 Olympic Games...Full Story






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