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OCTOBER 2015

Katie Taylor takes female 'European Athlete of the Year' award at ANOC awards in Washington DC
by Michael O'Neill
October 30, 2015

(OCT 30) Ireland’s ‘Golden Girl’ Katie Taylor took the female ‘European Athlete of the Year’ award in the early hours of this (Friday) morning at the prestigious ANOC awards ceremony held at the iconic DAR Constitution Hall in...Full Story

 

 

 
 
AIBA sets new dates for 2016 AIBA Women's World Championships in Astana
by Michael O'Neill
October 31, 2015

(OCT 31) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has set new dates for the 2016 Women’s World Elite championships in Astana, Kazakhstan much to the displeasure of some of its own National Federations who say they were not consulted on the matter....Full Story

Final Tribute to Liz Sherman, professional boxer and Personal Trainer
by Sue TL Fox
October 30, 2015

(OCT 30) Super featherweight Elizabeth Sherman, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, passed away on October 27, 2015. She was 35 years old. Sherman was a professional boxer, fighting from June of 2009 to April of 2013.   Full Story

Cruz, Gonzalez and  Hemingway Record Challengers Bracket Victories to Stay Alive in the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
October 30, 2015
Photo credit: Craig Thompson/USA Boxing

(OCT 30)  MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 28, 2015) - While the three confirmed finalists enjoyed the first of two rest days at the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing, three boxers kept their Olympic dreams alive with victories in Thursday's challengers bracket semifinal competition. Flyweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and middleweight Tika Hemingway (Brackenridge, Pa.) all secured spots in the challengers bracket finals on Thursday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn.  Full Story

Virginia Fuchs, Mikaela Mayer and Claressa Shields Clinch Berths in the Championship Round at the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
October 29, 2015

(OCT 29)  MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 28, 2015) - Three athletes won spots in the championship round and 48 hours of rest with victories on Wednesday night at the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.), and middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) each clinched a berth in Saturday's finals with wins at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn.  Full Story

Six Olympic Hopefuls Advance to the Winners Bracket Finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
October 28, 2015

(OCT 28) MEMPHIS, TENN. - The Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing winners bracket semifinal round featured several closely contested bouts on Tuesday...Full Story

Great News Update for the United States: USA Boxing Names Billy Walsh Women's National Team Coach
by Julie Goldsticker
October 28, 2015

(OCT 28)  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (October 28, 2015) - The United States currently has one of the strongest women's boxing programs in the world, but USA Boxing's female athletes will now have another tool at their disposal heading in to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. USA Boxing has named highly decorated international coach Billy Walsh to serve as the organization's Women's National Team Coach.   Full Story

Day 1:  The 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing Begin with an Exciting Night of Closely Contested Action in Memphis
by Julie Goldsticker
October 27,  2015
Photos: Courtesy with PR

(OCT 27)  MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 26, 2015) - The second edition of the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing began with 12 opening round bouts on Monday night at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Each of the three Olympic weight divisions featured four first round bouts in winners bracket action on the..Full Story

Where are they Now?  WBAN Goes One on One with Franchesca Alcanter!
By Sue TL Fox
October 26, 2015

(OCT 26)  In our second series of "Where are they Now" WBAN goes one on one with super bantamweight Franchesca Alcanter, who had 30 professional fights, boxing from 1999-2011, then taking three years off, then fighting one more bout in May of 2014, against Lakeysha Williams, winning her last pro.. Full Story

The Opening Round Bouts are Announced at the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing in Memphis
by Julie Goldsticker
October 26, 2015

(OCT 26) MEMPHIS, TENN. - The official draw for the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing was held on Sunday evening in Memphis, Tenn., and the 24 competitors learned their opening round opponents in the second edition of the event.  Full Story

The Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing Competitors Arrive in Memphis
by Julie Goldsticker
October 25, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (October 25, 2015) - The premier national tournament in women's boxing begins tomorrow and all of the participants have arrived in Memphis for the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing. The 24 competitors are enjoying a little southern hospitality while going through final preparations for the event, which opens competition on Monday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Full Story

October 2015 WBAN World Rankings! 
October 24, 2015

(OCT 24)   Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for October 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!  

Carla Torres Pulls upset in Canada:  Torres wins by decision over Olivia Gerula
October 23, 2015

(OCT 23) Last night at the Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg, Canada, presented by King John Boxing, on the "High Stakes Havoc "2 card, in the mainliner, Carla Torres, 126, won by a unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula, 125.5,  winning the WIBA featherweight title against Carla Torres and becoming their new champion. 

Meet The Olympic Trials For Women's Boxing Middleweights
by Julie Goldsticker
October 23, 2015

(OCT 23) The middleweight division, which is a minimum of 153 pounds and a maximum of 165 pounds, is the heaviest of the three Olympic weight divisions in women's boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and..Full Story

Billy Walsh set to become Head Coach of USA Women's Team in time for Kazakhstan and Rio
by Michael O'Neill
October 20, 2015

(OCT 20)  Barring an unlikely last minute ‘change of heart’ Ireland’s Head Performance Unit Coach, Billy Walsh seems destined to take over a similar role at USA Boxing in charge of their women’s team for the forthcoming 2016 AIBA World Elite championships in Kazakhstan and later of course for the 2016 Rio Olympics...Full Story

Myekeni Withdraws From World Unification Battle With Marston Due to Injury
Source/PR
October 20, 2015
Photo: Marston/Lecko

(OCTOBER 20) Mdantsane, South Africa’s Unathi Myekeni has been forced to withdraw from the World Bantamweight WBU, WBF, WIBA and WIBC World Championship Unification contest, against London, England’s Marianne Marston, which was due to take place at York Hall in London, on Sunday 6th December.  Full Story

Where are they Now?  WBAN catches up with Cristy “Code Red” Nickel! 
October 19, 2015

(OCT 19) Cristy “Code Red” Nickel (career 2003-2010 in Memphis,  Augusta, and New York City.  Upon retiring from boxing in 2010, Cristy’s life and career continued to flourish. After appearing on the hit MTV show “MADE,” and working in New York City, she relocated to Boise, Idaho in 2009 to put down roots.  Full Story

Boxing: Latest news from the Aspetar 'Orofacial Trauma in Boxing' Conference in Doha
by Michael O'Neill
October 17, 2015
Photos: AIBA

 (OCT 17)  The subject of ‘Headguards’ or ‘No Headguards’ for boxers has long been a controversial subject in the AIBA boxing family and here on WBAN we have brought you the views of both the AIBA and those of leading opponents including Olivet College coach and boxing injuries expert..Full Story

Cool Story of the Week:  Meet & Greet "The Royal 6" at Gleason's Gym in New York!
Source/PR
October 16, 2015

(OCT 16) On October 25, 2015, at the Gleason's Gym,  in New York, at 6:00 p.m., the Meet & Greet "The Royal 6" will take place in a very unique experience for those who attend.  In this fundraiser for a very important cause, he "Royal 6" includes the following in an all-female...Full Story

Beautiful Brawlers V - 20 Action packed All-Female championship amateur boxing bouts
Source/PR
October 15, 2015

 (OCT 15) On Saturday, November 14th at the Pacifica Moose Lodge, in Pacifica, CA., Beautiful Brawlers Boxing Promotions Presents 20 Action packed All-Female championship amateur boxing bouts. Beautiful Brawlers V will feature 4 of the best JO Boxers in the ...Full Story

Meet The Olympic Trials For Women's Boxing Lightweights
by Julie Goldsticker
October 15, 2015
Photo: Facebook/Mayer

 (OCT 15) The lightweight division, which is a minimum of 126 pounds and a maximum of 132 pounds, is the middle of the three Olympic weight divisions in women's boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and ...Full Story

Seconds Out - Round Two - the view of Olivet College coach and expert Dr. Loren Partlo
by Michael O'Neill
October 14, 2015

(OCT 14) Well that’s the AIBA’s take so how do others react especially the many who oppose the AIBA. We sought out the views of a leading American coach.  One such is respected Olivet College coach Dr. Loren Partlo, an expert also on concussions..Full Story

Part One: AIBA to proceed with removal of headguards despite strong opposition from leading experts
by Michael O'Neill
October 14, 2015

(OCT 14)  It always was a contentious decision to remove headguards but the AIBA are in no doubt and fully intend to carry out their previous decision irrespective of the many comments and expert views that beg ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Canada:  Olivia Gerula to Defend WIBA Title against Carla Torres
October 14, 2015

(OCT 14) On Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Club Regent Event Centre, presented by King John Boxing, on the "High Stakes Havoc "2 card, Olivia Gerula, will be the mainliner, in a bout where she will be defending her WIBA title against Carla Torres.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Fights begin at 7:00 p.m.

Alicia Ashley: The Book Brooklyn brawl October 29 of World Records may need to be updated after the Thursday, Oct. 29th!
Source/PR
October 13, 2015

(OCT 13) BROOKLYN, N.Y. – ATTENTION GUINNESS! The Book Brooklyn brawl October 29th, of World Records may need to be updated after the Thursday, Oct. 29th Brooklyn Brawl at Aviator ..Full Story

Contenders Boxing Night: A Homecoming at Keene High School!
Source/PR
October 13, 2015

(OCT 13) On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Contenders Gym and O'Brien Promotions are proud to present Contenders Boxing Night: A Homecoming at Keene High School in Keene, NH.  The featured main event will feature Keene's own 2015 National Golden Gloves 106 pound Champ Jennifer Amato, who will be squaring off against the 2015 BC Provincial Champion ..Full Story

Female World Unification Bout Co-Headlines Dec 6th London Event
Source/PR
October 13, 2015

(OCT 13) London, England’s Marianne Marston is set for the toughest fight of her career to date, when she squares off against Mdantsane, South Africa’s Unathi Myekeni in a World Bantamweight Unification contest, at York Hall in London, on Sunday 6th December. British #1, Marston was hoping to challenge interim WBC Bantamweight..Full Story

IBA President Dean Chance Dies at age of 74
October 12, 2015

(OCT 12) It is sad to report that the International Boxing Association President passed away yesterday.   Dean was instrumental in having many title fights that female boxers could fight for, including the greats, such as Laila Ali, Holly Holm, Ada Velez, Suzy Taylor, Deb Nichols, and the list truly goes on and on.  Dean you will truly be missed my friend....Sue TL Fox

Dellal Edges Koleva For WBF World Championship
Source/WBF
October 12, 2015

(OCT 12) Myriam Dellal from France achieved a long-standing goal to become a world champion on Friday night, October 9, in her home town of Clermont Ferrand, when she won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Welterweight title.  Full Story

Second Annual Latin Fight Night! 
Source/Amy Green/PR
October 11, 2015

(OCT 11)  Atlanta, GA- On Friday,  October 16th, the  Buckhead Fight Club will hold the second annual Latin Fight Night. "We had a huge success last year with the first show, so we're bringing it back again," said gym owner/trainer Terri Moss.  Full Story

Mariana "Barbie" Juarez to fight in Rematch against Vanesa Taborda!
Source/PR
October 7, 2015

(OCT 7)This Saturday, on October 10, 2015, at the Auditorio Municipal de Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico, there will be an exciting female bout on the card, featuring Mariana "Barbie" Juarez vs. Vanesa Taborda, who will rematch after a controversial fight they had in July of 2015. In a press release they stated the following:....Full Story

Boxing: Eyes of AIBA World will be on Doha October 6th/15th - inc. the future as seen by Dr. C.K. Wu
by Michael O'Neill
October 6, 2015
Photo: AIBA

(OCT 6) The 2015 AIBA World Elite championships - for men - gets underway Tuesday 6th October in Doha, Qatar with not only medals and World titles at stake but also a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics 'up for grabs'....Full Story

Chevelle Hallback Waiting on The Sidelines
October 5, 2015
Source/PR

(OCT 5) Five-time World Champion Chevelle Hallback has been waiting on the sidelines as others continue to get those opportunities. Hallback, a native of Plant City, Florida began her professional boxing career on February 21, 1997, capturing five world titles in four different weight classes along the way.  Hallback has been in training camp for the past five months in hopes of getting..Full Story

France:  Maiva Hamadouche Wins by Second Round TKO
October 4, 2015

 (OCT 4) Last night at the Gymnase Royallieu, Compiègne, Oise, France, Lightweight Maiva Hamadouche, now 9-0-0 (8KO), won by a first round TKO over Suzana Radovanovic, now 1-20-0 (0KO). The bout was scheduled for six rounds.  On November 11th, Hamadouche will be fighting Delfine Persoon for a world title shot.

Sweden:  Mikaela Lauren to fight Jennifer Retzke to Fight November 28th!
October 2, 2015

(OCT 2) On November 28, 2015, at the Rocklunda, in Vasteraas, Sweden, WBC Super Welterweight Champion Mikaela Destiny Lauren( 25-3 ) will face tough opposition on against Germany's Jennifer Retzke ( 15-2-1 ) in a ten-round title bout defending her WBC Super Welterweight title.  Source/Swedish Professional Boxing Commission website.

Cool Story of the Week: Maureen Shea to be Speaking at the "Taking a Punch out of Domestic Violence" Event
Source/PR-Facebook
October 1, 2015

(OCT 1)   Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Maureen Shea to be Speaking at the "Taking a Punch out of Domestic Violence" Event...Full Story

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