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OCTOBER 2007

Morrison WIns by TKO over Davis
October 31, 2007
 

(OCT 31) ON October 27, 2007, at the Northern Lights Casino, in Walker, Minnesota, lightweight (133-lb) D.J. Morrison, of Billings, Montana, TKO’d Kirstie Davis, in the second round of a scheduled four-rounder.  According to news sources,  Morrison said that she stayed focus and did a lot of body shots, and hit her in the face a lot. 

Fountain to fight Ragosina
October 30, 2007
 

(OCT 30) WBAN has been notified that on December 15th, in Dessau, Germany, Akondaye Fountain will be fighting Natascha Ragosina for the WIBF, WBA, WIBA, GBU, and the WBC Interim super middleweight belt. Source: Keith T. Scruggs

Stone and Nguyen fight is off
October 29, 2007
 

(OCT 29) WBAN received a letter from Demi “Hard 2 Handle” Nguyen in regards to her disappointment that she will not be fighting Dakota Stone on November 3, 2007, in Oregon. Demi told WBAN, “I regret to inform you that Dakota Stone and..Full Story

McCarter in New Zealand
October 29, 2007
 

(OCT 29) WBAN was notified early today that Layla McCarter of Las Vegas is in New Zealand, where she will be fighting Daniella Smith, in a six rounder in the welterweight division. The weigh-in will be held on Thursday, and she will be fighting this Friday.

Skovgaard Wins by TKO over Bedö
By Torben L.
October 28, 2007
 

(OCT 28) Last night in Copenhagen, Vinni Skovgaard won her fourth pro fight against Zsófia Bedö of Hungary. Bedö made her pro debut, and was thrown in at the deep end, against a very focused and determined Vinni Skovgaard. Although Bedö showed good defensive skills and kept her guard up well, she was not able to avoid Skovgaard's combinations, nor did she manage to worry the Dane by any telling punches.  Full Story

Acuna Wins by eight-round decision
October 28, 2007
 

(OCT 28) Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what was described as a stellar fight, super bantamweight Marcela Acuna, won by an eight-round unanimous decision over Claudia Andrea Lopez. Judges scores were 77-75, 79-77 and 78-76. According to one news source, López fought with a great deal of conviction and gave a very good account of herself.  The fight was over 8 rounds and neither woman´s belt was at stake.

Talmadge Stops Hall
New Photo Gallery #451
October 27, 2007
 

(OCT 27) Last night in Monterey, California, Cynthia Talmadge, of  San Francisco, California,  stopped Leonie Hall, of Oceanside, CA,  in the second round of a scheduled six rounder. Copyrighted photos by Jesus Sanchez.

Angel McKenzie to fight Sara Davis..
By John Wilson
October 27, 2007
 

(OCT 27) On Saturday evening 3rd November 2007 ANGEL McKENZIE (2 - 4 - 0 )of London will be fighting SARA DAVIS ( 1 - 0 - 0 ) a lawyer from Nottingham over 4 x 2 min rounds in a non title Junior Middleweight..Full Story

Johnson to fight Simms in Rematch
October 27, 2007
 

(OCT 27) On November 10, 2007, at the Silver Reef Casino, in Ferndale, Washington, Tammie Johnson (1-0-0) will have a rematch against Jana Simmons (0-1-2). The two fought last month at the Lucky Eagle Casino, in Rochester, Washington. 

Latest Update on Australia's Sharon Anyos!
October 26, 2007
 

(OCT 26) World Champion Sharon Anyos will be back in  2008 to defend her title...but in the meantime, she is having "Twins" any day now! Anyos said they do not know if she is having boys or girls and wants it a surprise.

Skovgaard to fight in Copenhagen
By Torben L.
October 25, 2007
 

Light welterweight Vinni Skovgaard (3-0-0) will step into to the ring on Saturday 27th October for her 4th professional fight. She will be facing Zsófia Bedö of Hungary, who makes her pro debut, at a pro/am card in Copenhagen to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Gladsaxe Boxing Club.  Full Story

Latest Update on Poland's Aga Rylik!  
credits: rylik.pl
October 25, 2007
 

(OCT 25) Poland’s top television journalist and former light welterweight female world champion Agnieszka Rylik has stunned the world of poker by finishing runner-up in her opening heat of the world famous Party Poker Late Night Poker TV tournament. As well as being a massive achievement for someone who was a beginner at the game, it is also the first time a Pole has achieved so much in a major tournament. Full Story

Acuna to fight Lopez
October 24, 2007
 

(OCT 24) On October 27, 2007, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, jr. featherweight Marcela Acuna, 25-5-0 (14 KOs), of Buenos Aires, will be fighting Claudia Lopez, 6-1-0 (0 KOs), in an eight round bout.  The event is being promoted by O.R. Promotions.  

McGee Wins NABC Title by TKO
October 23, 2007
Source: Press Release
 

(OCT 23) On Indianapolis, IN - On Friday night, Octavius James/One In A Million Inc. promoted their first event in Indy, "The Circle City Rumble," before an enthusiastic crowd. In the first bout, Chicago super featherweight Evette Collazo (2-0, 2 KOs), a former 2-time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion, quickly over powered Milwaukee's Kelah Pollari (0-4). At 1:51 of round one, Pollari told referee Tony Gray, "I'm done," and the bout went into the books as a TKO.  Full Story

Photo Gallery: Holm - Martinez / Velez - Chavez
October 22, 2007
 

(OCT 22) WBAN has just added Photo Gallery #450, of an archived event that took place on September 231st. In the gallery: Holly Holm vs. Angel Martinez; and Ada "The Ace" Velez vs. Jackie Chavez.

Schouten on the Comeback Trail!
October 21, 2007
 

(OCT 21) WBAN has received an update on Holland's Esther Schouten who has been out of the picture for awhile---but for just cause.  Schouten told WBAN, "It's been a while since you heard anything about or around me...That's because after a long time of being tired, losing power and not recovering after my training, the doctors found out that I had cancer."  Full Story

6th European Championships in
Vejle, Denmark

By Torben L.
October 21, 2007
 

(OCT 21) Saturday saw the finals of the 6th Women Amateur Championships. 137 boxers from 27 countries competed in 13 weight divisions, from 46 kgs (102 lbs) to 86 kgs (190 lbs). A total of 124 bouts were fought to find the 13 new European Champions. Three countries - Russia, Turkey and Ukraine - had registered competitors in all 13 weight ..Full Story

Women's Boxing Action
in Korea
October 21, 2007
 

(OCT 21) On Friday, in Gaeseong City, North Korea,  in the main event, super flyweight Myung Ok Ryu, 115, won a 10-round split decision over Ana Maria Torres, 113¼. The two were fighting for the WBC Female super flyweight title.  Full Story

Amateur Champion Ronica Jeffrey to turn pro!
by David Pambianchi
October 20, 2007
 

Ranked the #1 U.S. National Amateur Champion at 125 lbs., Ronica Jeffrey has decided to enter the professional scene and agrees to sign up with Manager David Selwyn, and noted cut-man and boxing advisor “Big George Mitchell.” Trainer Mike Smith said, “I trained a lot of fighters over the years, but Ronica is special---she has the total package. Full Story

Kariya Wins By Decision over Kelly
October 19, 2007
 

(OCT 19) Last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York City, New York, Noriko Kariya, 117½, won a four-round unanimous decision over Dawn Kelly (Reynolds), 117½. Final judges scores were 36-40 on all score cards.

The continuing saga of Jelena vs. Jeannine
October 19, 2007
 

Well, after the open letter to Jelena appeared on WBAN, the Jeannine Garside camp was approached directly and offered a fight against Jelena Mrdjenovich for Dec. 7 in Edmonton. Of course, it was for ridiculously low money (less than Keli Cofer got) but we said "Yes. Let's get it on." Money aside--Jeannine wants to kick Jelena's butt.  Full Story

Auction: Win a Fantasy Boxing Lesson by three world Champions!
October 18, 2007
Source: Press Release
 

Win a boxing lesson and autographed gloves from Ann-Marie Saccurato, Melissa Hernandez, Belinda Laracuente and other World Champions to benefit the Women's Sports Foundation!  Auction ending soon  A 90 minute fantasy boxing lesson at the legendary Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn, NY with 3 World Champion female boxers - Ann-Marie Saccurato, Melissa Hernandez and Belinda Laracuente! Also includes..Full Story
 
Taylor Through to Semi Finals
By Bernard O'Neill
October 18, 2007
 

Irish lightweight Katie Taylor advanced to the semi finals of the 6th Women's European Championships following a stunning first round knock out of Spain's Mc de la Guia Guerra in Vejle Denmark this afternoon.  The St Fergal's Bray woman, boxing out of the blue corner, dropped the 6ft tall Spaniard with a left hook after just 30 seconds and her opponent..Full Story

Photo Gallery: Johnson vs. Simms
October 16, 2007
 

(OCT 16) WBAN has just posted a huge Photo Gallery #449,  of the Tammie Johnson vs. Jana Simms bout that took place on October  6, 2007, at the Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington.  Photos by: Mike Blair

Official Weigh-in for Friday Nght's Circle City Rumble
Source: (Excerpt)
Press release
October 16, 2007
 

(OCT 16) Indianapolis, IN - This Thursday, at 6 p.m. sharp, popular Indy night spot Claude & Annie's will host the official weigh-ins for Friday night's Circle City Rumble. "Merciless" Mary McGee, Francisco "Panchito" Zepeda and "Downtown" Louis Brown are just a few of the boxers who will be on hand to meet fans and take photos at this free event.   Full Story

Moreno Receives Award
October 16, 2007
 

(OCT 16) On Saturday, October 13th, WBC Straw Wt. Champion Carina Moreno was honored at the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Ontario Ca. Carina was presented the first ever Lily Rodriguez award for her accomplishments in the ring.This is first time a female has been honored in the 27 year history of the World Boxing Hall of Fame.  Full Story

Photo Gallery: Tsagouris vs. Gerula
October 15, 2007
 

(OCT 15) WBAN has just posted a new huge photo gallery of the Sandy Tsagouris vs. Olivia Gerula bout that just took place on Oct. 13th, at the Powerade Centre, Ontario, Canada. To check out the Newest Photo Gallery #448, go here!

Open Letter to Jelena Mrdjenovich
By Jackie Kallen
October 15, 2007
 

(OCT 15) I have seen you fight and certainly acknowledge you as one of the best female fighters in the business. You seem to have class both in and out of the ring. However, in boxing, you have to beat the best to be the best.  Open Letter

Amateur Rivals Compete as Pros in Monterey
Source: Press Release
October 15, 2007
 

(OCT 15) Both women boxers had sparkling amateur careers and actually fought each other 3 years ago. San Francisco's Cynthia Talmadge (0-1) and San Diego's Leonie Hall (0-2-1) collide on Friday, October 26th, in Downtown Monterey. Both girls are looking for their first win as professionals. The meeting with headgear found Hall winning a close..Full Story

Nickel Signs with Boxing Kid Management
October 15, 2007
 

(OCT 15) Cristy "Code Red" Nickel has just signed a with David Selwyn and "Boxing Kid Management" based out of New York, NY.   Team Nickel told WBAN that they are confident that this will take her career to a new level.  Full Story

Hockmi TKO'd Taskova in Fourth Round
October 14, 2007
 

(OCT 14) Last night at the mann-Gieseler-Halle, in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, in a second women's bout on the undercard, flyweight Nadia Hockmi TKO'd Svetla Taskova in the fourth round of an eight round bout. 

Tsagouris defeats Gerula
October 14, 2007
 

(OCT 14) Last night at the Powerade Centre, Ontario, Canada, Sandy Tsagouris, 128, remained undefeated when she defeated Olivia Gerula, 128, by an eight round majority decision. Tsagouris won the vacant Canadian super featherweight title.

Kühne Wins by Decision
October 14, 2007
 

(OCT 14) Last night in Magdeburg, Germany, Ramona Kühne, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Loly Muñoz García.The event was promoted by Sports Events Steinforth, and was televised on DSF.

Nine USA Female Amateur Boxers Win Medals!
Source: Angel Bovee
October 13, 2007
 

(OCT 13) TEAM USA brought home 9 medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze), out of the 12 women who competed in the Pan American Games in Equador on October) 5-8, 2007. A breakdown of those medals are as follows. Gold: Middleweight Franchon Crews, light heavyweight Tyler Lord-Wilder, and Heavyweight Anne Gibbons; Silver: Light flyweight Marlen Esparza, flyweight Cheryl Houlihan..Full Story

Gerula vs. Tsagouris
October 13, 2007
 

(OCT 13) Tonight in Ontario, Canada, Canadians Olivia Gerula, 128,  will fight Sandy Tsagouris, 128, in an eight round bout for the vacant Canadian super featherweight title.  There will be a live webcast at 5:00 p.m. PST  Photo: Donald Wambolt

Taylor to Defend European Title"
by Bernard O'Neill
October 13, 2007
 

(OCT 13) Reigning World and back-to-back European lightweight champion Katie Taylor reckons that the Russians,Turks and Czechs will provide tough opposition at the 2007 European Championships which begin in Denmark on Sunday.  The 21 year old, who will be targeting her third European title on the trot in Vejle, flies out to Denmark today (October 12th) and could be in the ring on Monday.  Full Story

Zepeda's cutman Vicki Marconi goes through Chemo
Source: Press Release
October 13, 2007
 

(OCT 13) (Indianapolis, IN) - On October 19th, when Shelbyville's Francisco "Panchito" Zepeda steps into the boxing ring, he won't be the toughest fighter in the room. "My cutman, Vicki Marconi, just knocked out breast cancer," Zepeda said. "I'm a fighter, but she is the real warrior."  Full Story

Harris Wins by a decision over Fonseca
October 13, 2007
 

(OCT 13) Last night at the Blue Horizon, in Philadelphia, PA, Kimberly Harris, 151½, won a four-round unanimous decision over Olivia Fonseca, 152½. Judges Scores: 39-37 (2x), 40-36

Halmich Upcoming and Last bout sold out!
Source: Universum
October 9, 2007
 

(OCT 9) According to Universum the pre-sales for the last fight for Germany’s Regina Halmich have sold 6,500 seats in the dm-arena in Karlsruhe (the capacity of the arena). They have set up extra area to be able to have 800 more tickets available. Universum promoter Klaus Peter Kohl said, “We have expected that these tickets will be sold quickly but finding out that after just two weeks we are sold out, that’s unbelievable. In order to hopefully satisfy..Full Story

Latest Updates on Video Streaming
Photo: Alan Messick
October 8, 2007
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(OCT 8) WBAN has just added two latest fights (excerpts) of Carina Moreno vs. Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway, and Ann Marie Saccurato vs. Jessica "Razor" Rakoczy.  This video coverage was courtesy of Christian Printup who allowed WBAN to have the video published the site. Also, we are removing some archived video streaming on the WBAN Records site that will be deleted by October 12, 2007, due to the bandwidth and space that video streaming takes up on the server-side company that we use to provide this service.  Full Story

Völker to fight Shmoulefeld in Israel
By Torben L.
October 8, 2007
 

(OCT 8) Bettina Völker travels to Israel to fight local girl Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer for the WIBF Super Flyweight Title on 27th October. Völker's last action was in May this year, when she went to Italy to challenge Simona Galassi for the European Flyweight Title. A fight she lost by stoppage in the 10th round, after putting up a very brave fight against the European Champion and former triple Amateur...Full Story

Saccurato/Rakoczy: One Thing Missing
By Bernie McCoy
October 8, 2007
©Photo: Alan Messick
 

On September 27, at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, CA, Ann Marie Saccurato KO'd Jessica Rakoczy, taking Rakoczy's WBC lightweight title. The knockout came two seconds before the final bell and ended a bout that was described, in one ringside observation, as "one of the best female fights ever seen." Another veteran boxing observer, taking a more tempered view, told me...Full Story

Dunn is successful at the Pan Am Championships
October 7, 2007
 

(OCT 7) Katie Dunn defeated Brazil's Carla Fleita in the preliminary round of the Pan Am championships last night. Dunn stopped Fleita on points in the second round after giving her an 8 count in the first. Source: Margaret Canty

Johnson Wins by Decision
Photos and Story
By Mike Blair
October 7, 2007
 

(OCT 7) Last night Tammie Johnson stepped in to the ring at the Lucky Eagle Casino, in Rochester, Washington,  for her pro debut to face Jana Simms, who is still looking for her first professional win. At the opening bell of the four round welterweight fight both women swung wildly. First fight nerves seemed to be pushing Johnson...Full Story

Photo Gallery: Garside vs. Dierdorff
October 6, 2007
 

(OCT 6) WBAN has just posted a Huge Photo Gallery #447 with over 100 photo fight and behind the scenes between Jeannine Garside vs. Brooke Dierdorff that took place on Sept 21.  Photos: Dan Graschuck  Login

12 Rounds with Vaia Zaganas
October 6, 2007
 

(OCT 6) This week, John Tandy of  Ultimate Boxing Results, conducted an Exclusive Interview with retired female boxer, Vaia Zaganas. Zaganas talks about her boxing career and about what made her decide to retire in 2004.

Code Red Hits The Net
October 5, 2007
 

(OCT 5) Check out Cristy "Code Red" Nickel's new website: cristynickel.com. Cristy is a professional fighter, fitness trainer, fitness model and motivation speaker based out of New York, NY. Cristy has recently stepped back into training..Full Story

Marykom Returns to the ring!
October 5, 2007
 

(OCT 5) WBAN’s 2006 Fighter of the Year Mangte Chungneijang Merykom (aka: Mary Kom)  of Manipur, is planning to return to the ring after she had a layoff due to her having a baby.  Well, Merykom, not only had a baby, but she had twins!  Full Story

Boxing in the shopping centre..
Photos and Story by
Uwe Betker
October 4, 2007
 

(OCT 4) German boxing fans who are interested in those events not organized by one of the big promoters sometimes have to seek out strange places. This Sunday, for example..Full Story

A New Boxer on the Scene!
October 4, 2007
 

(OCT 4) Ana Julaton, who is managed by Super Featherweight Champion Manny Pacquiao is looking to make her pro debut in the near future.  She comes from the amateurs and at this this point they are still looking for a opponent 122 to 126 lb. Photo by Mary Ann Owen.

Reynolds Returns to the ring!
October 3, 2007
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
 

(OCT 3) Today in Las Vegas, the press conference was held for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera bout, that will take place on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. At that press conference Mary Ann Owen of BILV caught up with female boxer, Dawn Reynolds (aka: Dawn Kelley).  Full Story

Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes!
October 3, 2007
All Photos by Alan Messick
 

(OCT 3) WBAN has just posted the last photo gallery from this boxing event that took place at the Tachi Casino in Lemoore, California!  Check out the new "Behind the Scenes with some Hot Photos" Gallery #446.  We also have the Fight Photo Galleries #444 and $445.

Nguyen Steps Up the Competition
October 3, 2007
 

(OCT 3) On November 3, 2007, at the beautiful Seven Feathers Casino and Hotel Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon, Demi “Hard 2 Handle” Nguyen will be stepping up the competition when she takes on world-ranked Dakota Stone.
Demi told WBAN, "It is that time again… back in the ring! We are counting down the clock to November 3rd. This fight is going to be a step-up in class for me because..Full Story

El-Halabi Defeats Gumliiska
October 2, 2007
Source: Team Halabi
 

(OCT 2) On Sunday, September 30th, at the Blautal Center, in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in front of 1,500 people, Rola El-Halabi of Ulm, Germany, won the vacant WIBF European Championship in the lightweight division, when she defeated Bulgarian Galina Gumliiska by a 10 round unanimous decision.  Full Story

WBAN's October 2007 Rankings!
October 2, 2007
 

(OCT 2) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN October 2007 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

More Results Around the World
October 2, 2007
 

(OCT 2) There were many fights on the weekend that took place around the world.  On Saturday, September 29, 2007, the following fights took place:  In Valledupar, Cesar Colombia, Junior welterweight Ana Pascal TKO'd Yidi Meza in the second round of a 10-round bout.  Full Story

Salandy vs. Stone Fight Cancelled
October 1, 2007
 

(OCT 1) A disappointment of Dakota Stone of the United States....Stone travelled to Trinidad to fight Giselle Salandy, of Trinidad. They had the weigh-in on September 29th, and was to fight today. Stone weighed in at 154..Full Story

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