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OCTOBER 2012

November 2012 WBAN World Rankings!
November 02, 2012

(NOV 2)  Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN November 2012 world independent and computerized rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

WBAN Congratulates Ava Knight - Our November 2012 Fighter of the Month!
November 01, 2012

(NOV 1)  WBAN would like to say "Congrats" to Ava Knight, of California, USA, for our top pick as 2012 November fighter of the Month.  Knight went to Mexico October 13th and defeated Mariana Juarez for the Diamond WBC Flyweight belt. 

Video: Chika Mizutani of Japan Wins by First round TKO
November 01, 2012

(NOV 1)  Last night at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Super lightweight Chika Mizutani, 139, TKOed Muaylek Kor Narong Service,136, from Thai in the firstt round of a scheduled six-rounder.  WBAN has attached a link to the video of the bout. Video Source of result-video/Samart

Yvonne Reis Accepts Last minute fight in New Hampshire!
by Bonnie Canino
November 01, 2012

(NOV 1) Female boxer Yvonne Reis,  at the age of 46 years old, will be fighting her "last" professional boxing match,  in New Hampshire, on November 10th against Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes. The two will fight at the weight of 150 pounds, six rounds, three minute rounds that was requested..Full Story

Two Female Bouts Featured on Boxing Card in France
October 31, 2012

(OCT 31) Tomorrow night at the Gymnase Pierre de Coubertin, Maubeuge, Nord, France, there are two female bouts. In the first bout, lightweights Cindy Bonhiver will face Prisca Vicot in an eight rounder. In a scond bout, Nassera Kebaili will fight Zsofia Bedo, super featherweight - six rounds.

Austria's Niki Wesner Goes Pro
October 30, 2012

(OCT 30) Viennese Niki Wesner will make her pro debut at the Halle/Saale in Germany against Tanja Hengstler in a four-round bout.  Wesner learned the trade of the "sweet science" at Viennese Bounce Boxing Club under Dani Nader, brother of current EU-middleweight challenger Marcos Nader. Wesner gets her final preps at Darmstadts Progym under the watchful eye of Christian Bugger. Source: Erich Glavitza

Video of All Bouts: All-Female Boxing card in Mexico!
October 29, 2012

 (OCT 29) WBAN has just posted all of the VIDEOS of the ALL-FEMALE boxing card that took place in Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  There were SIX female bouts, and we have then all available on WBAN!  To check out the fights, go here

Update: WIBA reports the belt was NOT given to Crespin on Card in New Mexico
Story/photos on female bouts
(excerpts from Chris Cozzone's report on NewMexicoBoxing.com
October 28, 2012

(OCT 28) Last night at the Kiva Auditorium, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and promoted by  Chavez-Crespin Promotions, with the attendance of 800 boxing fans there were three female bouts on the card.  An excerpt on the female bouts by Chris Cozzone, of New Mexico Boxing reported the following: Chris Cozzone, of New Mexico Boxing reported the following:

Results in Japan
Source/Samart
October 28, 2012

(OCT 28) Tonight (Japan's time zone) at the Furukawa Gymnasium, in Miyagi, Japan, Naoko Fujioka won a UD10 over Victoria Argueta from Mexico. Fujioka's successful WBC mini flyweight (105lbs) title defense. In the semi-finals of this event, Fujin Raika TKO'd Bas Sor Tammajak from Thai in the secondround of a scheduled eight-rounder at 60kg catch weight. 

Results from Mexico:  All female boxing event
October 26, 2012

Last night at the Las Pulgas, in Tijuana, Mexico, there was an all-female card.  In the mainliner, Joselyn Ruiz, won by a second round TKO over Yadira Trejo.  The fight was scheduled for 10-rounds, for the vacant NABF flyweight title.  In a scheduled four round bout, flyweight Kenia Enriquez won by a second round TKO over Carol Castro Madrid; Flyweight Brenda Flores, making her pro debut won a four-round split decision over Paloma Lopez; bantamweight Sandra Robles, pro debut, won a four-round unanimous decision over Kealoni Vanderleest; bantamweight Angelica Dominguez won a four-round unanimous decision over Abigail Casteneda; and light flyweight Jolene Blackshear made it a short night by stopping her opponent, Lili Barajas, in the first round by TKO in a scheduled four round bout.

AIBA Lifts USA Boxing’s Suspension
by Julie Goldsticker/
USA Boxing
October 26, 2012

(OCT 26) AIBA, the international association for amateur boxing, has lifted its suspension of USA Boxing and has confirmed that all boxing activity is free to proceed. Following direct communication between AIBA and USA Boxing, AIBA agreed to lift the suspension against athletes and...Full Story

One on One Interview with Amanda Beaudin
by Rick McLean
October 26, 2012

(OCT 26)  Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with rising Canadian Flyweight prospect Amanda “Lionheart” Beaudin, (1-1, 1KO) of Hamilton, Ontario, about her big upcoming bout against fellow Ontario boxer Kara McLeod (3-1) at “The Return of the Gladiators” on Saturday November 3rd at Bingemans Marshall Hall in Kitchener, Ontario.  Full Story

Heather Hardy Wins by Decision over Harris
October 25, 2012

(OCT 25) Last night at the Roseland Ballroom, in New York, New York, Heather Hardy, 124, won her second pro bout, of Brooklyn, New York,  by a four-round unanimous decision over Unique Harris, 120, in her pro debut. Photo by: C. Cappillino.

McMorrow Talks about recent article on female competing in amateur bout after 60-days of training
by Sue TL Fox
October 25, 2012

(OCT 25)  On October 23, 2012, I made a [negative] comment about an  online Article  published on the Guardian.co.uk website, where they wrote about a female who was going to fight in an amateur competition bout after training for only 60 days.  I had said the following preceding to posting the external link:  "Again, when can this sport get to the point when we see women who have trained a significant amount of time before competing, amateur or pro?" ..Full Story

Medel Wins by Decision over Munoz
October 24, 2012

 (OCT 24) On Friday night, October 19th, at the Doubletree Hotel, in Ontario, California, super featherweight Lissette Medel, 128¾, now 8-1-1, of Maywood, California,  won a six-round unanimous decision over  Cynthia Munoz, 132,  6-2-0 (3KO), of Mexico City, Mexico. Photo credit: Mary Ann Owen

Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women's Boxing
October 21, 2012
Press Release

(OCT 21) On June 21-22, 2013, at the Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,  Hosted by Brock University, the legacy of women’s boxing, including women fighting for financial gain, traces back to the first half of the 18th century. Yet women’s amateur boxing only became legalized in many parts of the Americas in the late 1970's briefly and then did not reappear until the early 1990s. There are now over 120 international boxing federations with registered female competitors, and the debut of women’s boxing at the London Olympics placed it on an international stage...Full Details

WBF Release: Anne Sophie De Costa Wins Vacant title
October 21, 2012

(OCT 21) Anne Sophie Da Costa of France won the vacant World Boxing Federation Women’s World Strawweight title on Saturday night (October 20), when she defeated Thailand’s former World Champion Teeraporn Pannimit at the Salle Schmitt in Sedan, Ardennes, France. Rather disappointingly Pannimit failed to make weight and therefore couldn't win title, and the visitor did appear much bigger than Da Costa. Early on it looked like she might be able to use that advantage to overpower her opponent, but after the first three rounds Da Costa managed to use good movement and footwork to avoid the pressure and score with quick combinations. ..Full Story

Amateur Boxing News in Olympia
October 20, 2012
Photos: Courtesy

(OCT 20) In some of the latest amateur boxing news in Olympia, Washington, WBAN received results of two female boxers, Shalynn Holdsworth and Darcie Kaye (Blue Trunks). Keith Holdsworth, father of Shalynn told WBAN, "We again travelled from Chilliwack BC Canada to Olympia..Full Story

Katie Taylor Sets Her Sights On The Road To Rio
by Michael O'Neill
October 19, 2012
 

(OCT 19) Ireland’s 60kg, Olympic Gold medallist, five times European and four times World Champion Katie Taylor today confirmed that she will remain an amateur and hopes to defend her Olympic title in Rio.  Taylor was in no hurry to make a decision, quietly summing up the pros and cons of a professional career as against remaining an amateur. According to ‘usually reliable sources’ she turned down several lucrative offers from promoters in Ireland, the UK and the United States among them Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and Ireland’s Brian Peters Promotions as well as two UK offers. One such offer is said to have been worth ‘hundreds of thousands of Euros’.  Full Story

Boxing Actions in Poland!
October 18, 2012

(OCT 18) This Saturday, there are two women's bouts on a boxing card at the  Restauracja Adria, Pałac Ballestremow, Ruda Slaska, Poland, featuring Karina Kopinska, 1-1-0 (1KO)), of Poland, will be fighting a four rounder against Hana Horakova, 2-5-0, of Czech Republic. Also, Anna Sikora, 0-2-0, of Poland, will be fighting Alexandra Gorog, 2-3-0, Hungary.

Esmeralda Moreno: Mexico Se Siente
October 17, 2012
Story/Photo: WBC

(OCT 17) Hi this is your friend Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno, current and proudly WBC light flyweight champion of the world.  On many occasions I have been asked why I box.   I guess people still find it hard to believe that a woman can be in  boxing, they still have the idea that “women belong in the kitchen”, fortunately that has changed a lot, yet there are still people who think that boxing is a sport exclusive for only men.  Full Story

Who do they NOT Sanction to fight for a Belt?
October 16, 2012

(OCT 16) On Saturday night in Brandenburg, Germany, in a WIBF world light welterweight title bout, Angel McKenzie lost her tenth bout in a row,  by decision against Marie Reiderer. McKenzie has not had one win since April of 2010.She is now 4-28-0.  Is there any title belt that the WIBF will NOT sanction? McKenzie's boxing record

Latest News: Canadian Women’s Boxing Scene
by Rick McLean
October 16, 2012
Photo: Courtesy

(OCT 16) On Saturday October 13, 2012, rising Canadian prospect Amanda “Lion Heart” Beaudin (1-1, 1KO) of Hamilton, Ontario, took part in a sparring and media event at the Boxing By Syd boxing club in Kitchener, Ontario. ...Full Story

 Boxing: Katie Taylor to Turn Pro? ……. AND retain Amateur Status?
By Michael O’Neill

October 15, 2012

(OCT 15) Team Taylor are examining a clause which they believe may allow the Olympic gold medallist to make up to 15 appearances as a professional before reverting to the amateur ranks, from where she would be able to defend her title in Rio in 2016, according to the 'Irish Examiner'...Full Story

The 2012 National PAL Championships Crown the Next Generation
by Julie Goldsticker/
USA Boxing
October 14, 2012

(OCT 14) (TOLEDO, OHIO) – The first round of national champions following the 2012 Olympic Games were crowned at the 2012 National PAL Championships on Saturday night at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. All of the open division and 15-16-year-old boxers competed in final round action with 31 boxers claiming national titles. The night featured an early glimpse at many of the athletes who will vie for spots in 2016 in both men and women’s action...Full Story

WIBF Title Bout: You have GOT to be Kidding! 
by Sue TL Fox
October 13, 2012
Source: Boxrec

(OCT 13) Just when we are seeing some really great matchups this weekend where many of the top female boxers will be fighting for world titles, we have one of the most embarrassing matchups taking place for a WIBF light welterweight title.  According to Boxrec, 24-year old Marie Riederer, of Weisswasser, Germany, 12-1-1 (9KO), will be fighting 39-year old Angel McKenzie, 4-27-0, of Brixton, London, tonight in Ofen Stadthalle, Velten, Brandenburg, Germany.
Boxrec has McKenzie ranked #43 in the world.  ..Full Story

Tonight: Big Fight in Women's boxing: 
Juarez vs. Knight!

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
by Sue TL Fox
October 13, 2012

(OCT 13) Tonight at the Palacio de Deporte, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, and webcasted on the WBC website, Mariana "Barbie" Juarez, 112, 35-5-3 (16KO), of Mexico City, Mexico, and current WBC flyweight world champion will be fighting for the vacant DIAMOND WBC Flyweight world title against Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight, 9-1-3 (5KO), Chico, California, USA, current IBF Flyweight world champion.  The two will be fighting 10 rounds. ....Full Story

Menzer Wins by TKO
October 13, 2012

(OCT 13) Last night at the Sporthalle, Wandsbek, in Hamburg, Germany, Featherweight Ina Menzer, 125½, of Germany, won by a second round TKO over Renata Domsodi, 123¾, of Budapest, Hungary. The two were fighting for the vacant WBO European featherweight title. Menzer ranked #6 and Domsodi is ranked #28 with Boxrec.

Perozzi vs. Nelson for Three World Titles
October 12, 2012

(OCT 12) On Saturday night at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel, in Bermuda, Teresa Perozzi and Tori Nelson are set to fight in 10 rounds of action for three world title belts.  Perozzi will be defending her WBA middleweight belt, and the other two belts, WBC/WIBA the two will be fighting for the vacant middleweight titles.  Undercard: Jennifer Salinas vs. Karen Dulin, six rounds.

Boxer Christina Kwan’s Return to Ring Delayed After Opponent Fails to Make Weight
October 12, 2012
Source/PR

(OCT 12) ATLANTIC CITY, NJ –  After traveling over 2,500 miles across the country by car, boxer Christina Kwan arrived yesterday in Atlantic City, New Jersey with a full itinerary that was to culminate with her first fight back in six years on Dee Lee Promotions’ card tonight at the Tropicana Atlantic City Casino and Resort. Officially weighing in at 99 pounds, Kwan proved to be back in peak form and ready for her comeback debut against Kendra Lucas. However, at the weigh-in, Lucas failed to make the proper weight for the fight and Kwan was given the news on-site approximately ...Full Story

Katie Taylor voted AIBA Elite Woman Boxer of 2012
by Michael O'Neill
October 11, 2012
Photo: Katie Taylor

(OCT 11) Ireland’s 26 years old Olympic Gold medallist, Katie Taylor has been voted as the AIBA Elite Woman Boxer of the Year for a record third time thus confirming her top ranking status in a year which had already seen her take the World and Olympic titles...Full Story

Juarez vs. Knight is going to be a war!
by Pepe Rodriguez
Photos: Courtesy
October 10, 2012

(OCT 10) Yesterday morning the WBC flyweight world champion Mariana "Barbie" Juarez and her rival Ava Knight arrived at the offices of the World Boxing Council to promote the fight of next Saturday October 13 at the Palacio de los Deportes, in a boxing card called "One, two ... Music and Box"....Full Story

A Full Night of Action Opens 2012 National PAL Championships Competition in Toledo
by Julie Goldsticker
October 9, 2012

(OCT 9) All four age groups opened preliminary action on Monday night at the 2012 National PAL Championships. The night showcased several former national champions as well as reigning World Champion Tiara Brown (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) at the Seagate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. Fifty-seven bouts of action were on the night’s docket with the action spreading across three rings. ..Full Story

"KO Cancer - Boxing for the Cure" event promoted by "Sugar" Shane Mosley!
October 09, 2012
Video/photos/story
by Sue TL Fox
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

(OCT 9) This weekend the "KO Cancer - Boxing for the Cure" boxing event, promoted by "Sugar" Shane Mosley took place at the Finish Line Sports Grill, in Pomona, California. The Diamond’s Love Foundation worked in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to organize the two-day event. Full Story with photos

Video (Highlights) Footage of the Sugar Shane Mosley First Promotional Boxing Card
 

(OCT 9) Famous world champion Sugar Shane Mosley put on his "First-Ever" Promotional boxing card in Pomona, California on October 6, 2012. In the main event, featured Kaliesha  West. vs. Christina Ruiz, and more! Video Footage by Sue TL Fox

Tonight:  Christina Ruiz to face Kaliesha West for IFBA Title!
photos by Sue TL Fox
October 6, 2012

(OCT 6)  Tonight at the Finish Line Sports Grill, in Pomona, California, there will be two female bouts on the card, in the first-ever promotion of Sugar Shane Mosley.  In the main event, Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West will face Christina Ruiz in a 10-rounder for the IFBA super bantamweight title.  Both West and Ruiz made weight yesterday, with West weighing in at an even 122 lbs.,..Full Story

WBAN Makes another History First in Sweden!
by Sue TL Fox
October 5, 2012

WBAN is very excited to announce that we will be making another "History First"  with an upcoming fight that will take place at the Cloetta Center, in Linkoping, Sweden. Frida “Golden Girl” Wallberg, 11-0-0 (2KO), of Gothenberg, Sweden, will be fighting Diana Prazak, 11-1-0 (7KO), for the WBAN Super Featherweight World title on November 16, 2012. Frida is currently ranked #1 in our independent world ratings Prazak is rated #3. In addition with the federation belts, Wallberg and Prazak will be fighting for the WBC, IBF and WIBA super featherweight world titles...Full Story

Shields Headlines the 2012 National PAL Championships in Ohio
by Julie Goldsticker
October 5, 2012
Photo: Sue TL Fox

(OCT 5) The National PAL Championships are returning to Toledo for the second straight year as the Seagate Centre hosts the major national tournament, October 8-13. 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) is returning to the first stop on her Olympic journey just two months after her historic victory in London. The 17-year-old will aim to defend her 2011 National PAL title in Toledo, boxing in her first competition following her gold medal performance at the 2012 Olympic Games...Full Story

Weigh-In and Fight Night at the Finish Line Sports Grill
Source/PR
October 5, 2012

(OCT 5) The weigh-in will be held today at the Finish Line Sports Grill, 2201 N. White Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767.   Arrival Time and weigh in is at 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm.  WBAN will be at the weigh-in and Fight Night.    For full details of weigh-in and Fight Night!

Tragedy Strikes Keisher McLeod-Wells Sister
October 4, 2012


(OCT 4) WBAN would like to express our condolences to Keisher McLeod-Wells and her family for the recent loss of her sister, who was murdered in New Jersey.  On Keisher's website they are requesting donations for the funeral and reward money.  To contribute, Go Here

Katie Taylor Goes Back to school; Talks about going Pro
by Sue TL Fox
October 3, 2012
VIDEO ON RTE.NEWS

(OCT 3) There was a nice bit of news on Gold Medal winner amateur boxer Katie Taylor, of Ireland,  when she visited a grade school recently.  In the video, Taylor talked about possibly making a decision to turn pro or not.
WBAN would like to comment on Taylor turning pro at this time.  WBAN to Taylor: DO .....More

October 2012 WBAN World Rankings!
October 2, 2012

(OCT 2) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN October 2012 world independent and computerized rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Mia St John To Defend Her WBC Title
In November FIGHT FOR LIFE Show In Bakersfield

October 1, 2012

(OCT 1) BAKERSFIELD, CA. – Following her stirring career-defining win over Christy Martin in August, newly crowned WBC women’s super welterweight world champion Mia St. John is back in action to defend her title for the first time against veteran Seattle contender Molly McConnell on Saturday, November 10th in the 10 round main event of the Fight For Life charity show in Bakersfield, California.  Full Story

Results from Mexico
October 1, 2012

(OCT 1) Last night at the Balneario El Geiser, in  Hidalgo, Mexico, Strawweight Susana Cruz Perez, 102,  won by a four round TKO [1:38] over Claudia Romero, 102.  The bout was scheduled for eight rounds; in a second female bout, Yesenia Martinez Castrejon, 105, won a six-round unanimous decision over Estefania Fonseca, 105.

 

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