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OCTOBER 2016

Irish Junior Team Captain Mary-Kate Nevin 'attacked' at Queen's Cup in Germany
by Michael O'Neill
October 31, 2016
Photos: courtesy iaba.ie
(In red/Mary-Kate Nevin

 (OCT 31)   The Queen’s Cup event in Stralsund, Germany has always been a very successful tournament for Irish boxers as indeed it was at the weekend when the Irish Youth & Junior team came away with seven golds (5 Junior, 2 Youth) from the 2016 edition of . ..Full Story

Big upset in the New Zealand Women’s Heavyweight Division
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 29, 2016

 The biggest fight in the New Zealand Light Heavyweight Division happened on the 28th of October, with Robert “The Butcher” Berridge defending his NZ title against Adrian “The Terror” Taihia, However big upsets happened in the undercard with the Women’s division.   Nailini Helu, took on ..Full Story

Call Out Invitation:  Justin Trudeau---We are calling you out! 
Source/PR
October 27, 2016
Photos:  Toronto Newsgirls
Boxing Club

(OCT 27)  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, please join us at The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club on November 25th for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Shape Your Life (SYL) is a free, recreational boxing program for women who have experienced violence. It is a boxing intervention program intended to improve mental and physical health outcomes for female and Full Story

Katie Taylor on verge of turning Pro
by Michael O'Neill
October 27, 2016

(OCT 27) Ireland's golden girl Katie Taylor, the first ever Olympic Gold medalist at 60 kg Lightweight, in London 2012, is in training in the United States and is said by 'usually reliable sources' close to the Bray woman, to likely make her Professional debut at the iconic Wembley Arena in London on 26 November.  Full Story

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medal Winner Claressa Shields to Turn Pro
October 27, 2016
 

 

(OCT 26) Two-time Olympic Gold-medal winner Claressa Shields has announced on her Facebook that she is signing to go pro.  She will debut on November 19th.  She said, "What a big decision it was, to leave the amateurs behind..... I will miss it. But I'm ready to start my new journey! NOV.19th."

Rosalinda Velez Shines in Charlotte, North Carolina
Source/PR
Photos: Courtesy
October 24, 2016

(OCT 24)  Charlotte, NC -Undefeated bantamweight Rosalinda Rodriguez won the NABF Bantamweight title with an eight-round unanimous decision over Noemi Bosques in a bout that took place last Wednesday night at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Full Story

Christina McMahon set for WBA World title fight in Dublin on December 3rd
by Michael O'Neill
October 23, 2016

(OCT 23) Ireland’s leading female Professional boxer Christina McMahon will be the star attraction on Frank Stacey’s “History in the Making” show at the National Stadium in Dublin on December 3rd when she fights for the WBA Super Flyweight title against Peru’s current titleholder Linda Laura Lecca.  Full Story

Two Female Title Bouts on Australia Card
Photo: Facebook
October 21, 2016

 

(OCT 21) Tomorrow night at the Wimberger Hotel, Vienna, Austria, in one female bout, Eva Voraberger is set to fight 10 round bout against Eileen Olszewski. The two are fighting for the vacant IBO, WIBF, GBU super flyweight title.  In a second bout, Raja Amasheh will be fighting Ana Arrazola in a ten rounder for the WBC Silver title belt.

Results Just in From Australia:  Shannon O'Connell Wins by Decision over Edina KissPhoto: Facebook
October 21, 2016

(OCT 21) Tonight (Australian time zone) at the Sleeman Sports Complex Theatre, in Chandler, Queensland, Australia, "Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell, 122½, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Edina Kiss, 121¼.  The two were fighting for the WBC Silver super bantamweight title. Photo: Facebook

Tomorrow Night:  Marie-Eve Dicaire to fight Karla Zamora
October 19, 2016
Source/PR

MONTREAL --The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow night's boxing card at the Montreal Casino Cabaret. Here are the official weights and pictures of the fighters in action Thursday.  On this card, there is one female bout on the card.  In the co-feature, in a six-rounder, Marie-Eve Dicaire, will fight Karla Zamora. Full Story

Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Award Winners Shelly Vincent 1st female Fighter of the Year
Source:  Press Release
October 18, 2016
(Photo by Ed Diller
/ DiBella Entertainment)

(OCT 18)  UNCASVILLE, CONN - The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its 2016 award winners, including its first female Boxer of the Year, popular super bantamweight Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent.  Full Story

Boxing: Welsh boxing champion Rachael Buckland in a coma after 'freak' accident
by Michael O'Neill
October 18, 2016

(OCT 18)The prayers and thoughts of all not only in the British Isles but indeed throughout the boxing community, are today with former Welsh boxing champion Rachael Buckland who is (at the time of writing) in a coma at the University of Wales ....Full Story

At the Scales in Puerto Rico: Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano vs. Alexandra Lazar
Photos:  Facebook
& Team Serrano
October 17, 2016

(OCT 17)  Earlier today at the Hotel Caribe Hilton, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the weigh-in took place in anticipation of tomorrow nights boxing action when  Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and Alexandra Lazar are set to fight in a 10-rounder for the WBO Super Bantamweight world title.   Also on the card, Edgar Lopez Sasso, will be fighting Jose Lopez in a 10-round WBO title bout.  Full story with photos

Another New Zealander goes for WBA Oceania Title
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 16, 2016

(OCT 16) New Zealander Gentiane Lupi, will be going for the vacant WBA Oceania Super Featherweight Title on November 12th in Singapore. Lupi is the third New Zealander this year that is going for the WBA Oceania title.  Full Story

British women's boxing on 'crest of a wave' - we speak with newcomer Jade Ashmore
by Michael O'Neill
October 13, 2016

(OCT 13)  Talk about the success that has been British boxing in recent years and of course the first name that comes to mind is that of Nicola Adams, the double Olympic Gold Medallist from London 2012 and Rio 2016 and who thus became the first boxer from her country, male or female, to strike Gold in successive Olympic Games.  Full Story

Tiara Brown Successfully wins her pro debut after a stellar Amateur Career!
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credit:  Facebook
October 10, 2016

(OCT 10) WBAN is excited to report that we have a former stellar amateur female boxer, Tiara "The Cark Menace" Brown, of Bladensburg, Maryland, who has joined  the pro ranks of women's boxing.   On September 30th,  at the Sphinx Club, in Washington, District of Columbia. Brown made her pro debut by winning a stunning first round KO of her opponent, Khadija Sanders, pro debut, of  Wilson, North Carolina, where the bout was scheduled for four rounds in the featherweight division.  Full Story

Results: Women gets their first win in New Zealand
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 8, 2016
Photo Credit:
Calden Jamieson Photography

OCT 8)  Manurewa, New Zealand played host to a Kickboxing and Boxing mixture event last night, promoted by Terry Tuteru and Ange Davis of South Auckland Leegar Thaiboxing (S.A.L.T) Gym.  Full Story

WBAN Honors our Top Female Boxers in our new ratings that are listed in Each Weight Class Category For October
by Sue TL Fox
October 8, 2016

(OCT 8) As we announced earlier this week, effective immediately and commencing with the October 2016 data, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis.   We are very excited to announce our new WBAN....Full Story

Terri Moss Presents ACFN12!
Source/PR/Amy Green
October 8, 2016
Photo credits:  Courtesy

(OCT 8)  Promoter and women’s boxing hall of fame inductee Terri Moss will present Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 12 on October 21 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Since the debut of ACFN in 2010, Terri has presented the ultimate white collar, black tie events, raising funds for local, national and international charities, but now, these shows are reaching new heights.  Full Story

Girls Fight Night Out in Manurewa
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 7, 2016

(OCT 7) On the 8th of October, South Auckland Leegar Thaiboxing (S.A.L.T) will play host to a mixed boxing and kickboxing event. Terry Tuteru and Ange Davis of SALT will be hosting there third event that has a mixture of the two styles. South Aucklander, New Zealand Sarah Long (Kickboxing 3 - 3 - 0, Boxing 0 - 2 - 0) will be going up against Hamiltonian, New Zealand ..Full Story

Tonight:  Eliza "Bo Bo" Olson Returns to the ring to face Maricela Cornejo
by Sue TL Fox
Photos/Video: Blanca Gutierrez
October 7, 2016

(OCT 7)  Tonight at the Belasco Theater, in Los Angeles, California, Eliza "Bo Bo" Olson, 167, of San Bruno, California, will return to the ring after not fighting professional since July 20, 2006, when she fought Miriam Brakache in a six rounder and winning that fight by unanimous decision. Full Story

Appeal changes Helu vs Davis results
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
Photo Credit: Calden Jamieson

(OCT 06)  On September 24th, Tongan Born New Zealander Nailini Helu (2 - 0) fought New Zealand Kickboxer Ange Davis (Pro Debut, Kickboxing 5 - 4 - 1) for the UBF Asia Pacific and NZPBA (New Zealand National) Women’s Heavyweight Title.  Full Story

Casey Morton vs. Samantha Salazar fight and more!
by Blanca Gutierrez
Beautiful Brawlers
October 4, 2016
Top photo: Samantha Salazar

(OCT 4)  In a four-round exciting fight. Casey Morton and Samantha Salazar fought a 4 round fight in front of almost sold out crowd at
USF University in San Francisco CA pro/am card.   Full Story

Olivia "The Predator" Gerula Set to fight Nydia Feliciano
October 4, 2016

(OCT 4) On October 20, 2016, at the Renaissance DC Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, Olivia "The Predator" Gerula is scheduled to fight Nydia Feliciano. The two will be fighting for the  UBF Intercontinental featherweight title. Gerula told WBAN, "I have had a full six-week camp and everything is on track to put on a fantastic show and bring home my new title."

WBAN to Utilize BoxRec Rankings
by Bernie McCoy
October 4, 2016

(OCT 4)  Effective immediately and commencing with the October 2016 data, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis. This will serve to unite the premier boxing rating system in the sport with the Internet site of record for Women's boxing. Sue Fox, founder and President of WBAN.com, announced the move noting that, "BoxRec, which is our sport's go-to source for accurate and up-to-date ranking information, has generously allowed us to publish their monthly ratings which will serve to keep our readers on top of the changes in the rankings of the top boxers in the sport."...Full Story

Klara Svensson of Sweden Named WBAN's October 2016 Fighter of the Month!
October 1, 2016

 

(OCT 1) WBAN is proud to announce our October 2016 Fighter of the month.  Klara Svensson, 17-1-0 (5KO), of Malmo, Sweden, was our top pick this month. She had an impressive win recently when she defeated another great fighter Mikaela Lauren, winning a 10-round unanimous decision.   

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