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Silvia Torres to Return to the Ring on November 16
October 31, 2013


(OCT 31)  Silvia Torres, the younger sister of the two time world champion Ana Maria “Guerrera” Torres is getting ready to return to boxing on November 16th in Guanajuato. Silvia has successfully recovered from an injury to her right hand. Accordingly, Silvia Torres Ramírez is now to follow the steps of her older sister who was the first female fighter to conquer the WBC Diamond belt.

Lopes to fight Woods in Six-Rounder on Nov. 23
October 31, 2013

(OCT 31) PROVIDENCE - Many of New England's best and most popular fighters will be in action November 23 as Big Six Entertainment presents, "Royale Rumble,' on a special Saturday afternoon card (special 5 p.m. ET start) at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy). In some female boxing action: Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes (10-2, 1 KO) and "Notorious" Nicole Woods (11-2-2, 3 KOs), from Stone Mountain, Georgia, will square-off in a six-round fight in the welterweight division. Lopes is a fan favorite from Marshfield (MA) by way of Poland. ..Full Story

Carolina Gutierrez to face Anahi Salles in Argentina
Source/Sampson Boxing
October 31, 2013

(OCT 31) On Saturday, December 7, at the 20,000-seat Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes (Chateau Carreras Olympic Stadium) in Cordoba, Argentina, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, Charly Tello of Tello-Box, and Lesley Comissiong and Jose Rosario of 340 Boxing will proudly present an historic night of professional boxing.....Full Story

Three Female Bouts Featured on Card in Mexico
October 31, 2013

(OCT 31) LOS ANGELES - WBAN has received a press release that on November 2nd, at the Auditorio General Arteaga in Queretaro, Mexico they will host to a tripleheader featuring boxing's best, as part of "TRIPLE CORONA" on Televisa and FOX Deportes, starring unbeaten 20-year-old phenom Andres "Jaguar" Gutierrez and female stars Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas and Irma "Torbellino" Garcia. Full Story

It’s a “Knock Out” Event - Lady Icons in the Boxing World!
Source/Press Release
October 27, 2013

(OCT 27) On November 9th, 2013, the Golden State Boxers Association will be honoring eight female boxers with California connections to the sport, who have made a significant impact in the world of boxing. There are many more to come. The Golden State Boxers Association hopes this is just the beginning of proper recognition for our female contention in this fine sport. In the future we will, of course, be remembering our male boxers as we always have. California has a rich background in outstanding fighters....Full Story

Lindsay Garbatt Wins WIBA Featherweight Title
by Mark A. Jones
October 27, 2013

(OCT 27) On a chilly October evening in Albany, New York, Jaci “The Force” Trivilino and “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt heated up the Washington Avenue Armory with ten rounds of fist-flying action as a co-main event on Ares Promotions Fight Night XII “Ring of Fire” boxing card.  Lindsay Garbatt, 126, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, a former WIBA super-featherweight champion, is now covering her washboard stomach with the WIBA featherweight belt after pounding out a hard-fought majority decision victory over Jaci Trivilino, 125, Plattsburgh, New York. The scoring (95-95/ 97-93/ 98-92) was not truly indicative on how closely contested the fight was....Full Story

Zamora Retains WBC Title, defeating Knight by Decision!
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
October 27, 2013

(OCT 27) Last night at the  Agustín Millán Gym in Toluca, Mexico, Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora (19-5, 5 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight (12-2, 5 KOs), winning the WBC jr. Flyweight title.  Final judges scores were 97-94, 97-93 and 98-92.....Photos

Amador Takes Jr Fly Female World Title and Serrano Wins #18
Source/Press Release
October 26, 2013

(OCT 26) Temecula, CA: Before a big crowd of 1,532 boxing fans Friday night at Pechanga Resort Casino, Riverside’s Sindy Amador won her first world title with a hard fought 10 round unanimous decision over La Mesa’s Amaris Quintana on a Roy Englebrecht Promotions card.  Just one year since their first meeting in which Amador also won over a very talented Quintana, Amador who improves to 11-1, seemed stronger and more concise with her punches in winning 96-94, 97-93, 98-92. Quintana drops to 6-2. With the win the IFBA Jr Flyweight World Championship goes to Amador..Full Story

Boxing: Claressa Shields and Ciara Ginty Receive Youth and Junior AIBA Boxers of the Year Awards in Almaty
By Michael O’Neill
(Additional Reporting
 from AIBA.org)

October 26, 2013

(OCT 26)  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) hosted its Annual Award Ceremony tonight, following the conclusion of the successful 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Almaty.  All invited guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and entertainment provided in luxurious settings by the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation. The winners of the prestigious awards were presented with a magnificent trophy and certificate. Several awards were presented albeit no AIBA Elite Female award since there were no major International championships held in 2013.....Full Story

Kali "KO" Reis to Headline Fundraiser in a WIBA World-Title match
October 25, 2013

(OCT 25)  Chris Middendorf's Hard Work Promotions will be bringing a night of boxing to the Jonathan Ogden Foundation's Eighth Annual "Evening at Ringside", November 7th, 2013, at the Martins Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Md. Mar.  ..Full Story

Behind the Scenes: Nicola Adams
by Bonnie Canino /
Retired World champion
October 25, 2013

(OCT 25) The last time we met was in 2010 when the British Boxing team and the USA Boxing team came in for a training camp preparing two weeks prior to the world games that were taking place in Barbados of intense two weeks competition. Both countries supported both sides during the games just a long that they were not across from each other on the other...Full Story

Results from Mexico: All Female Boxing Card
October 25, 2013

(OCT 25) On Thursday night at the Las Pulgas, in Tijuana, Mexico, in the mainliner, Alicia "Slick" Ashley won by a fifth round TKO over Zenny Sotomayor, in a scheduled 10 round bout.  Ashley won the  WBC Super Bantamweight world title...Full Story

Zamora vs. Knight will be a war
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
October 25, 2013

(OCT 25) Yesterday the final press conference was held for Saturday Night that will take place at the Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, in Toluca, México. On that card Ibeth Zamora Silva, 18-5-0 (8KO), of  San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, México, will be fighting Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight, 12-1-3 (5KO), for the WBC light Flyweight title.  ..Full Story

Latest Update on IFBA World Champion Crystal Morales!
October 23, 2013

(OCT 23) Earlier this week, WBAN has received an update on IFBA Lightweight Champion Crystal Morales who broke some great news in what is happening in her boxing Career.  Morales Told WBAN the following..Full Story

Just In: Garbatt to fight Trivilino on Friday!
October 24, 2013


 (OCT 24) On Friday night at the Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, New York, Lindsay Garbatt, will be fighting Jackie Trivilino in a ten round bout. The two will be fighting for the WIBA Featherweight title.  This is a rematch for Garbatt and Trivilino who fought to a draw in July 2013.

Wins for  Esparza, Gladkova, Underwood, Belyakova, Marshall and Li in semi-finals of World Combat Games in St. Petersburg
by Michael O'Neill
October 22, 2013

(OCT 22)  Today was semi-finals day at the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games in St Petersburg, where again there are but the three Olympic weights for women (51,60 and 75kg).  Olympic bronze medallist, Marlen Esparza of the United States is through to the final of the 51kg classification with a majority 2:1 decision over Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrov.  In Thursday’s Gold medal bout, she will meet Russian titleholder, Olesya Gladkova a convincing winner 3:0 against Chinese no.2 , Hai Juan SI this afternoon.....Full Story

Clampitt Bids Adieu..... Exactly the Right Way
by Bernie McCoy
October 22, 2013

(OCT 22) Goodbyes in sports usually run the gamut from heartbreaking to poignant to perfect (Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte coming to the mound to escort Mariano Rivera to the dugout in the ninth inning of his final game at Yankee Stadium). On November 22, at Twin Rivers Event Center in Lincoln, RI, Jaime Clampitt, former two time International Women's Boxing Federation title holder, will seek to emulate the perfect goodbye to a sport she has graced, as an amateur and professional, for twenty three years when she steps into the ring with Dominga Olivo in a scheduled six round bout.  Full Story
Official Statement: Mia St. John to come out of Retirement!
by Sue TL Fox
December 13, 2012

(OCT 22, 2013) Yesterday WBAN received an official statement from Mia "The Knockout" St. John...She told WBAN the following:  " I am UN-retired! Now training with the Diaz Brothers in Indio, California, gym of champion Timothy Bradley. Antonio and Joel have done a great job with Bradley and I love their style. It's a perfect fit!"  Full Story
Boxing Results from Bulgaria 
October 21, 2013

(Oct 21) Last night at the Boxing Hall, in Razgrad, Bulgaria, there were two female bouts on the card.  In one bout, lightweight Kremena Petkova won a six-round unanimous decision over Ivelina Ivanova. Final judges scores were 60-54 on all cards. In a second female bout welterweight Borislava Goranova won a four-round unanimous decision over Stefani Radeva. Final judges scores were 40-36.

Big Night of Boxing This Friday at Pechanga Resort & Casino
October 21, 2013

(OCT 21)  TEMECULA, Calif. – – A night of hard driving, Southern California-fueled boxing fights get underway at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, October 25 with doors opening at 7:00p.m. and the first bell ringing at 8:00 p.m.  Englebrecht Promotions and David Arroyos Entertainment present a lineup made up of professional boxers, nearly all of whom are from the Southland, including the co-main event featuring a rematch for the IFBA Junior Flyweight World Championship between two ferocious female fighters, Sindy Amador of Riverside, Calif. and Amaris Quintana of San Diego, Calif.   Full Story

Boxing Action in Mexico that Continues to be one of the Hotbeds for Women's Boxing
by Sue TL Fox
October 21, 2013

(OCT 21)  On October 23,  at the Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Mexico, there is an all-female boxing card featuring five bouts!   In the mainliner, Alicia "Slick" Ashley will be fighting Zenny Sotomayor;   in a 10-rounder for the WBC Super Bantamweight world title, in a ten rounder.  In a six-rounder, Kenia Enriquez, will be fighting Kareli Lopez in a flyweight contest;  in another six round bout, flyweight Guadalupe Bernal,  making her pro debut, will face Brenda Flores, scheduled for four rounds; Sandra Robles is on the card for a six-rounder, no opponent named; and lastly Tania Enriquez...Full Story
Tonight: Edelma Jeffrey and Myra Manzo making their pro debuts!
October 19, 2013

(OCT 19) WBAN received some cool coverage from Multi-world champion Layla McCarter who caught up with Edelma Jeffrey who is making her pro debut tonight on a Gary Shaw Card.  Layla McCarter said, "I had the pleasure of meeting Edelma Jeffrey who is making a pro debut tomorrow at the Pico Rivera Sports Center on a Gary Shaw promotion featuring: Alejandro Luna 135 vs. Daniel Attah 134.5.  The weigh-in had Edelma Jeffrey, 130 vs. Myra Manzo, 135." ...Full Story

Eileen Olszewski Wastes Little Time getting back into Action!
by Sue TL Fox
October 19, 2013

(OCT 19)  On November 15, 2013, at the Five Star Banquet Long Island City, Queens, New York, promoted by Ronson Frank (Uprising Promotions) Uthant Frank (Uprising Promotions) Ross Morganstein (Uprising Promotions), there will be THREE female bouts on the card.  In a heavyweight contest, Sonya Lamonakis, of New York, will be fighting Gwendolyn O'neil will be fighting in an eight rounder.  ..Full Story

Tonight in Denmark: Klara Svensson Wins by Decision!
October 19, 2013

(Oct 19) Tonight (time zone in Denmark), in a non-title bout, Klara Svensson, 139¼, of Sweden, now 11-0-0 (4KO) won an eight round unanimous decision over Milena Koleva, 135¾, of Sliven, Bulgaria, now 5-5-1 (0KO).  Final judges scores were 71-80, 74-77, and 75-76. Scores of judges all across the board on this one...

Hokmi Takes Second WBF World Title In France
Press Release/WBF
October 18, 2013

(OCT 18) Nadya Hokmi captured her second World Boxing Federation (WBF) world title on Thursday night in Sarcelles, France, when she won a well-fought ten-round majority decision over Mexico’s Linda Soto to capture the vacant Bantamweight crown. Hokmi, who previously held the WBF World Super Flyweight title and never lost it in the ring, was in with a determined challenger in Soto who clearly came to win and got off to a good start. ....Full Story

Full Video:  Alejandra Olivera vs. Lely Florez
October 17, 2013

(OCT 17)  WBAN has just posted the latest fight video (full fight) of the Alejandra Olivera, 137½, won by a seventh round TKO over Lely Florez, 136½. The two were fighting for the vacant WBC light Welter title. that took place on October 11, 2013, at the Club Atletico Union, Santo Tome, Santa Fe, Argentina.  To see Video, Go Here

Bray Homecoming for Katie Taylor on November 30th
By Michael O’Neill
October 16, 2013

(OCT 16) Olympic Champion Katie Taylor will return to ring on Saturday, November 30th at the Ballywaltrim Community Centre in her hometown of Bray, Co Wicklow. The bout against Finland’s Mira Potkonen will see Taylor continue on "The Road to Rio", a journey she is hoping will end with a second Olympic Gold at the 2016 games in Brazil.  Since dedicating her historic boxing victory to her home town at her post Olympic homecoming in Bray last summer that attracted more than 20,000 adoring fans....Full Story

October 2013 WBAN World Rankings!
October 16, 2013

(OCT 16)  Dee Williams has just posted our October 2013 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! We also archive all of our ratings and others ratings throughout the years Here

IOC awards 2014-2016 broadcast rights in New Zealand and Pacific Island Territories
October 15, 2013

(OCT 15) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded SKY Network Television Ltd the right to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. SKY has acquired the broadcast rights on all media platforms in the following territories...Full Story

Hardy to fight Gomez for the vacant UBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Title
October 12, 2013

(OCT 12)  New York's Heather Hardy and Sonora Mexico's Ana Laura Gomez will face off on November 9, 2013, at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY, for the vacant UBF Super Bantamweight Inter-Continental Title.  Hardy comes in with a 5-0 record as a professional and is training at Bruce Silverglade's Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, with her trainer Devon Comack, while Gomez who has a 4-3 professional record is training in Ontario, California before heading to New York...Full Story

Ava Knight is between a "Roca" and a hard place!
Photos and Story by
Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
October 11, 2013

(OCT 11) Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight, of Chico, California, is between a "Roca" and a Hard Place! ----But she is as hard as nails and has already showed a diamond like imperviousness! ...Full Story

Full Video of Fight:  Erica Farias vs. Mary McGee
October 10, 2013

(OCT 10) WBAN has just published the full video fight between Erica Farias vs. Mary McGee, who fought on October 4, 2013, in Santa Fe, Argentina.  In that fight Farias was defending her WBC Lightweight World title.  She retained her title with a unanimous decision.  To check out this fight, go here!

Big Night of Female Boxing on a Tijuana Mexico Card
October 10, 2013

(OCT 10)  WBAN has received a press release on an upcoming professional boxing card that will take place on October 23, 2013, at the Las Pulgas Arena,  in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  The card will feature many female boxers on the card [This may be an all-female card]. To summarize some of the details in the release: ...Full Story

Nine American Boxers to Compete in the SportAccord World Combat Games in St. Petersburg, Russia
by Julie Goldsticker
October 10, 2013

(OCT 10) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – While one squad of athletes competes in the Elite Men’s World Championships in Kazakhstan, a second U.S. team will box in neighboring Russia at the SportAccord World Combat Games. A mixed squad of nine athletes will represent the United States in the multi-sport event in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 18-26. Over 1300 athletes from across the world are scheduled to participate in 15 different martial and combat sports in the second edition of the event. ...Full Story

Boxer Sulem Urbina Addresses Her Brother's Death
October 9, 2013

(OCT 9) Mexico’s 2016 Olympic hopeful, Sulem Urbina, released a statement regarding the murder of her brother, Team USA amateur boxer, Alexis Urbina...On September 5, 2013, seventeen-year-old Alexis Urbina, a 2013 USA Boxing National Champion and USA National representative at 141 pounds, died from injuries sustained in an...Full Story

Argentina: Lely Luz Florez to fight Alejandra Martina Oliveras
October 9, 2013

 (OCT 9)  On Friday night, at the Santo Tome, in Santa Fe, Argentina, in the only female bout on the card, Lely Luz Florez. Lely Luz Florez,14-5-1 (8KO), of Monteria, Colombia, will be fighting Alejandra Martina Oliveras, 30-2-2 (15KO), of Santa Fe, for the Interim WBC light welterweight title, in a 10-round bout.  There are seven bouts scheduled on this card.

Ibeth Zamora to defend WBC Crown
Report and photos
by Pepe Rodríguez/WBC
October 6, 2013

(OCT 6)  American Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight, of Chico, California, USA, will face a new challenge in her continuing successful boxing career, when on October 26th, she will enter the ring to fight  the current WBC light flyweight World champion, Ibeth La "Roca" Zamora, in Toluca, Mexico.  ...Full Story

Hervi Estrada Named our Winner of the WBAN Free-Give-away Contest!
October 6, 2013

 (OCT 6) In our first WBAN Free Give-Away Contest this year where the boxing community could enter the drawing by emailing us, Hervi Estrada, of California was our winner of that contest!  The Autographed Glove was signed by Ava Knight, Carina Moreno, Melissa McMorrow, Jolene Blackshear, Martha Salazar, and Eliza Olson!  Congratulations


Kelly Swanson Honored at 2nd Raging Babes Brunch - Mayweather Promotions
Source/Press Release
October 3, 2013
Photos by Sue TL Fox
Flash Photo Slideshow

(OCT 3) LAS VEGAS – The 2nd Raging Babe Brunch sponsored by Mayweather Promotions took place on the morning of the highly anticipated mega fight "THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO" at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The vision behind this intimate event was to create a foundation for building a powerful network of women in the sport of boxing in addition to recognizing some of its influencers.  Full Story

Free Give-Away Contest on WBAN! Autographed Boxing Glove--Wolfe, Velez, Jeffries, Canino, Valley, Acosta, Gonzalez, Del Valle, Couch!
October 3, 2013

(OCT 3) WBAN has a FREE-GIVE-A-WAY Contest that has started today.  The give-away is a ONE OF A KIND boxing glove AUTOGRAPHED by WORLD CHAMPIONS and Top-Past Female Boxers, Ann Wolfe, Marsha Valley, Ada "The Ace" Velez, Jane Couch, Bonnie Canino Kelsey Jeffries,  Yolanda Gonzalez, Patricia Acosta, and Melissa Del Valle When WBAN was at the Texas Shootout II Boxing Show, in Texas, June 21, 2002, she had most of the fighters on that card sign a pair of gloves.  Ann Wolfe was the mainliner on this program.  WBAN is giving one of the gloves in this free Give-Away, and the other glove stays in the ARCHIVE on WBAN.  To ENTER, just simply email us and we will automatically enter you in the Contest.  TO ENTER GO HERE

Flash Photo Slideshow:  Maricela Cornejo vs. Tiffanie Ward
October 2, 2013

 (OCT 2)  WBAN has just published a Flash Photo Slideshow of the Tiffanie Ward vs. Maricela Carnejo that took place on  September 20, 2013, at the Silver Reef Casino, in Ferndale, Washington.  The two had an exciting four-rounder on the card with Ward winning by decision.  To check out the latest photos by Mike Blair, Go Here to Slideshow!

Results from Japan:  Two female bouts on card
photos/story by Samart
October 2, 2013

(OCT 2) On September 30, 2013 at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan,
there were two women's bouts on the card. 5`10 tall super-flyweight Tomomi Takano won over Jeephelyn Delima from Philippines by TKO in the first round of a scheduled four-rounder. Super-flyweight Honey Mae Bermoy from Philippines won over Saki Yamada by TKO in the 4th round of a scheduled six-rounder. ..More details with photos

Olszewski Named WBAN's October 2013 Fighter of the Month!
October 1, 2013

(OCT 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Eileen Olszewski for being picked as our WBAN October 2013 Fighter of the month!  This month she had a fantastic fight against Patricia Alcivar where she won by an eighth round TKO, and in the process winning an IFBA World title belt.  Flash Photo Slideshow Behind the Scenes with Eileen!






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