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Ticho Niessen born!
September 30, 2006
©Photo by Mary Ann Owen

(SEPT 30) WBAN and the boxing community would like to say congratulations to Marcel and Marischa Niessen!  They became parents yesterday on September 29, 2006, at 2:50 p.m..  Ticho Niessen weighed 7.5 lbs.    To check out Ticho, go here!

Toughill Tells her Side of the Story
September 30, 2006
©Photo by Mary Ann Owen

(SEPT 30) WBAN has received a response by Erin Toughill about her fighting 17 days after, being suspended on August 31, 2006.  Toughill told WBAN, the following: First, the results of that fight was appealed because of a safety issue...Full Story

WBAN Adds Angel Martinez!
September 30, 2006
©Photo by
J & P Photography

(SEPT 30) WBAN has just added welterweight Angelica “Angel” Martinez to the Boxers Profile Segment.  Martinez was born in Oceanside, California,  and she fights out of Dallas, Texas.  Martinez did not really start ...To Read about Martinez go here!

Toughill fights on MMA card-while suspended in boxing
September 29, 2006

(SEPT 29) WBAN has received some disturbing information that Erin Toughill was TKO'd in the first round on August 31, 2006 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and while suspended from that sanctioned ..Full Story

Ward and Ramsey step up to offer fight with Ali
September 29, 2006

(SEPT 29) WBAN received two open challenges from boxers Laura “Lady Ram” Ramsey and Vonda Ward. At the time WBAN knew that an impending opponent was going to fight Ali, but it needed to be firmed up. Since we have had no word about her opponent, we have posted those "open" challenges of both of these fighters. Full Story

Christensen Wants to Regain title
Translated by Torben L.
September 29, 2006

(SEPT 29) While the big event on the 14th October bill is the WBA/WBC unification bout between Mikkel Kessler and Markus Beyer, Teampalle has also begun beating the drum for Anita Christensen's attempt to win the WBA/WBC titles.
Under the headline, "World Championship Belts becomes me", Anita Christensen's tells about her ambitions to regain her status as World Champion and..Full Story

Latest Galleries/Flash slideshows!
September 28, 2006

(SEPT 28) WBAN has just posted a huge fight photo gallery #392, with a Flash photo Slideshow of the Kara Ro vs. Kim Colbert bout. We also  added a Photo Gallery #390/Slideshow, of Cathy Brown vs. Juliette Winter Login

McCarter to fight Laracuente in 12 round title bout
September 28, 2006

(SEPT 28) On November 17th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter will be fighting Belinda Laracuente in a twelve round bout, at three minute rounds. The two will be fighting for the WBA championship.

Anyos named WBAN's October 2006 Fighter of the month!
September 28, 2006

(SEPT 28) Sharon "Wild Thing" Anyos of Australia has bee named WBAN's October 2006 Fighter of the month.  We would like to congratulate this well-deserved boxer! 

Robinson - Reis Upcoming bout in Africa
Source: Press Release
September 27, 2006

There is only one thing that Yvonne Reis and Leatitia Robinson agree on-that the scheduled December match-up in Africa is the fight that they both want more than anything else. To both these champions, that is their dream fight, a fight to crown the year 2006.Well that’s about all. On other issues, they both feel strongly that they will win in... Full Story

Video Streaming Features  Mary Jo Sanders!
September 26, 2006

(SEPT 26) WBAN has just posted a new video streaming clip on the highlights of Mary Jo Sanders!  This is WBAN's new segment to the records site, and we feature footage we receive from the teams and boxers! Video Streaming #12

Slideshow: Brown-Winter
September 26, 2006

(SEPT 26)  On Sept. 24th, in London, England, Cathy Brown, won the English Women's Bantamweight title when she defeated Juliette Winter, in a ten-round bout by points. WBAN has just posted a new Flash Photo Slideshow #49

Upcoming event in Edmonton - Nov 4th
September 26, 2006
Source: Press Release

Rock & Sock Productions announced yesterday the co-promotion of "A Ring Of Their Own: The Border War" in conjunction with KO Promotions of Edmonton, Canada. The 3 women's world title fight card will be on November 4th in Edmonton,  Canada,  at The Shaw Conference Center. More

Juarez Wins by decision over Knight
September 25, 2006


(SEPT 25) On Saturday night, at the Dodge Arena, in Hidalgo, Texas on the untelevised segment of HBO Boxing after Dark, Vanessa Juarez, 18 years old, Texas, won her fourth straight professional bout, making her 4-0-0 (1KO)..Full Story

Shelby Walker Passes Away
Source: website/others
Photo: Tom Casino
September 24, 2006

(SEPT 24) It is with great sadness to announce that Shelby Walker, at the age of 31 years old, has passed away.
On Shelby's website, Larry Goldberg wrote the following, earlier today:  "I just got the news a little while ago and I am numb. Shelby Walker was found dead - believed to have overdosed on some pain medication last night. This story is confirmed. She was a wonderful person who inspired many people. However she succumbed to ..Full Story

Slideshow: Jeffries
vs. Dobbs
September 23, 2006

(SEPT 23) WBAN has just posted a new Flash Photo Slideshow of the Kelsey Jeffries vs. Stephanie Dobbs bout that took place on September 14, 2006.  To check out the latest slideshow, go to Photo Slideshow #48 ©Photos by "The Photo Guy"

Anyos Stops Schouten in sixth
September 23, 2006

(SEPT 23) Last night at the Southport Sharks Club on the Gold Coast, in Australia, Sharon “Wild Thing” Anyos successfully defended her WBC world featherweight title, when she stopped Esther Schouten of the Netherlands. Full Story

Weigh-in: Holm vs. Couch
©Photos by Mary Ann Owen  
Photo Gallery of weigh-in
September 22, 2006

(SEPT 22) Today the weigh-in was held in New Mexico, for tomorrow night's boxing event. Holly Holm, of New Mexico, and Jane Couch, of the UK weighed in at 140 lbs. Mary Ann Owen of BILV is covering this bout ringside.

Dunaway Wins by TKO
September 22, 2006

(SEPT 22) Last night in St. Charles, Missouri, Hollie Dunaway (Arkansas), 101, won by an eighth round TKO over  Dee Hamaguchi (NY), 102, for the WIBA World title, in a 10 round bout. WBAN was told that Dee's corner stopped the fight before coming out for the eight. Also down twice in the first round.

Laila Ali's Garden Party
By Bernie McCoy
September 21, 2006

(SEPT 21) The article was in the New York Daily News under the byline of a very fine boxing writer, Tim Smith. The story talked of a November fight card at what was once the mecca of boxing, at the time when it was located...Full Story

Dunaway vs. Hamaguchi
September 21, 2006

(SEPT 21) Tonight in St. Charles, Virginia, Hollie Dunaway (Arkansas), 101, will fight Dee Hamaguchi (NY), 102, for the WIBA World title, in a 10 round bout. Dunaway told WBAN, "We are both in the shape of our lives and ready for a great battle." 

Ali to fight on New York Card
©Photos by Richie Maldonado
September 20, 2006

(SEPT 20) Yesterday a press conference was held at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, where it was announced that 28-year old Laila Ali will be fighting on November 11, 2006, on the undercard, of the Wladmir Klitschko vs. Calvin Brock card. Laila will make her boxing debut at the Garden, 35 years after her father, Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier at the Garden.  Full Story

All-Women's Card in Kenya
September 19, 2006
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(SEPT 19) Only one boxing fight of note, featuring all American boxers has been held on African soil; Ali Vs Foreman in Zaire [now Congo]. A couple of years ago, American Hasim..Full Story

Top Amateurs from all over the World meet in Denmark next month
By Torben L./Denmark
ember 19, 2006

Last year, the Danish Boxing Association decided to hold an annual international women's tournament in the city of Vejle to support and encourage the sport of women's boxing in Denmark. The first tournament will be launched next month
Danish amateurs have brought back many medals from international tournaments an..
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Latest Update on Mary Jo Sanders
September 18, 2006
©Photo by Team Sanders

(SEPT 18) WBAN has received a latest update on Mary Jo Sanders, who is currently training diligently six days a week and training "harder than ever". Team Sanders told WBAN, “We have been doing a lot of promoting, marketing, and charity events in the past couple of months.  We are getting ready to make some decisions on the next few fights.”  Their goal is to have Sanders fight two....Full Story

AAPRP Holds Conference in Las Vegas
©Photos by Mary Ann Owen
September 17, 2006

(SEPT 17) This week the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians (AAPRP) held their conference at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the conference the featured doctors, trainers, boxers, commissioners, and the boxing community involved. On Sept. 15th, at the Awards Banquet, Alex Ramos received an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Boxing.”Full Story

Holly Holm: Hometown Favorite
By Bernie McCoy
September 17, 2006

Last week, after a few false starts with her promoter and trainer, I caught up with Holly Holm at her home base in Albuquerque, NM where, on September 23, she will defend her IBA light welterweight title against Englishwoman Jane Couch. I spoke with her on her cell phone as she weaved her way, successfully....Full Story

Salandy Stops Mooney
September 17, 2006

(SEPT 17) On Saturday, September 15th, Jizelle Salandy, of Trinidad, stopped Elizabeth Mooney, of the United States, by TKO in the eighth round. The fight took place in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.  WBAN received some details of this bout in which it was reported that Mooney came out very aggressively in the first round...Full Story
Brown to fight Winter
By John Wilson
September 16, 2006

(SEPT 16) Sunday afternoon, on 24th September 2006, at York Hall, Bethnall Green, London, England, there will be an English Women's Bantamweight title fight (10 rounds) between Cathy Brown of London vs. Juliette Winter of...Full Story

Moreno and Nguyen win by Decision
September 15, 2006

(SEPT 15) Last night in Lemoore, California, Carina Moreno won a six-round unanimous decision over Valerie Rix. Also, Demi Nguyen won a four-round unanimous decision over Danielle Christensen. Photos/Mpegs posted soon!

Jeffries Wins by TKO
September 15, 2006

(SEPT 15) Last night on the "Fight Night at the Tank event, at the HP Pavilion, in San Jose, California, Kelsey Jeffries, of Gilroy, California, stopped Stephanie Dobbs of Oklahoma, by TKO in the fourth round.  In the main event, Hector Camacho Jr., TKO'd George Klinesmith in the third round.

Photos: Shaffer Wins in Rematch
September 14, 2006

(SEPT 14) Last Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Jodi Esquibel and Melissa Shaffer faced each other for the second time. WBAN has posted a huge photo gallery #389 with a Flash photo slideshow!

McCarter Goes after the Big Girls! 
September 13, 2006

(SEPT 13) Layla McCarter....fed up...and tired of the female boxers in her weight class not wanting to fight her---she is moving up in weight class to fight the "big girls". McCarter is a natural ...Full Story

Christy Martin Returns
to the Ring...
By Bernie McCoy
September 12, 2006

(SEPT 12) Christy Martin still, arguably, the most recognized name in the sport of Women's boxing, will return to the ring on October 6 in a ten round, 140 pound bout with Angelica Martinez at the....Full Story

WBAN Add Egbunine!  
September 12, 2006

(SEPT 12) WBAN has just added  Ijeoma "The Praise" Egbunine to the Boxers Profiles segment.  Egbunine is a multiple championship holder, and a fighter of unparalleled aggression, strength, and technique, a superior athlete with a lion's heart whose...More

Jane Couch, Professional
By Bernie McCoy
September 11, 2006

(SEPT 11) It's said, with some accuracy, that if you hang around boxing gyms long enough you eventually hear the wisdom of the world. With me, my first epiphany came during my second or third time in the old Broadway..Full Story

AROTO Fight of the Week for September 11 -Clampitt vs. Fiorentino
Photo Gallery #361 with/SlideShow

(SEPT 11) 10 rounds of title action between Rhode Island rivals Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt and Missy "The Fury" Fiorentino as they battle for the IWBF Lightweight championship from The RI Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This fight originated on May 18, 2006.and airs beginning the week of September 11, 2006. More

Hernandez to fight on Georgia card
September 11, 2006

(SEPT 11) On September 15th, at the Club Europe, in Atlanta, Georgia, and promoted by Gladiator X Promotions, Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez will be fighting on the undercard. At this time it is unknown who she will be fighting.

Shaffer Wins in Rematch
Photo/Story by Mike Blair
September 10, 2006

(SEPT 10) Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington, Jodi Esquibel and Melissa Shaffer faced each other for the second time. Esquibel won the first fight, a close contest fought near her..Full Story

Results from Germany!
Source: Torben L.
September 10, 2006

(SEPT 10) Last night in Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany, in the main event  Regina Halmich, 111½, of Germany TKO’d Ria Ramnarine, 110 ½, of Trinidad, 54 seconds in the sixth round in a scheduled 10 rounder. Halmich successfully defended her...Full Story with photos

Snippets of news from around the world
By Ewan Whyte
September 9, 2006

"She's powerful; she's sexy; and now she's also the richest female boxer in the world," is how GEORG NOLTE describes Regina Halmich in today's Bild. And he would appear to have a point, though the fighter herself is quick to point out that her manager will take 35 per cent, and the taxman half the rest, of the one million euro (over one and a... Full Story

Shaffer to Rematch with Esquibel
September 9, 2006

(SEPT 9) On Saturday, September 9, 2006, on the Battle at the Boat card, at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, Melissa Shaffer will rematch with New Mexico's Jodi Esquibel in a four-round bout at 105 pounds. Shaffer gets to fight in her hometown of Seattle for the first time at the Emerald Queen Casino. Full Story
The International German Amateur Championships
By Torben L.
September 8, 2006
Flash SlideShow Gallery!

(SEPT 8) Amateur boxers from all over Germany met for the 4th International German Championship at the village of Herrischried in beautiful,,,,Full Story
Lewis to fight Razo
September 8, 2006

(SEPT 8) On Oct. 9, 2006, on the Knockout Night at the Fair Show, at the Big Fresno Fair, Lisa Lewis will be fighting Sosadea Razo in a six-round bout.  There will be four bouts, and is free to the public, with boxing fan s only needing to purchase admission to the fair. 
Poster of the the 2001 Women's World Championship
Sent in by Angel Bovee
September 8, 2006

(SEPT 8) WBAN has received a huge scanned 2001 Women's World Championship poster, that took place in Scranton, PA.  For memorabilia buffs that collect posters, WBAN will email the poster for those interested and request that it be sent to them.

Event to Honor Late Trainer!
Source: Press Release
September 7, 2006
(SEPT 7) WARWICK, RI – The Rhode Island Boxing Gym will present the first annual “Tiny Ricci Memorial Show,” a special night of amateur boxing on Saturday, October 28th at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence..Full Story
All-Women’s card: Africa vs. USA
Source: Press release
September 6, 2006

WBC Women’s Middleweight Champion Yvonne Reis and Leaticia Robinson have signed contracts with Jabjab Promotions [Kenya] to face off in a WIBF world title fight at 160 lbs. The two have fought before with the latter emerging victorious. To Yvonne, this is the perfect match-up she has been waiting for. Dubbed FISTS OF STEEL..Full Story

All AROTO Photo/Slideshow Galleries posted!
©Photos by Alan Messick
September 6, 2006

(SEPT 6) WBAN has published all the fights that were on the all-women's card that took place on Aug. 31. Check out the latest photo galleries /Slideshows galleries #382-388! that have been posted. Details of Galleries

Gaines to fight Percival
September 6, 2006

(SEPT 6) On September 14, 2006, at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California, Sharon Gaines, 10-7-0 (3 KO), of Kansas City, Missouri, will be fighting Heather Percival, 8-3-0 (1 KO),  of Fontana, CA, in an eight round bout. This should be a very good matchup!

Gerula returns to the ring after two-year layoff
September 5, 2006

(SEPT 5) Olivia "The Predator" Gerula, 6-8-2 (1KO),  of Winnipeg, Canada,  returns to the ring after a two-year layoff. On September 23, 2006,  Olivia faces undefeated Amanda Carriere, 5-0-1 (2KO),  of Edmonton, Alberta,  in a four round bout featured at the Winnipeg Convention Center ..Full Story

Three Minute Round: Solution or Gimmick
By Bernie McCoy
September 4, 2006
(Archived Photo: Ali vs. Lenhart

(SEPT 4) The first time I remember the issue of three minute rounds for women coming up was in October, 2000. Laila Ali, in her eighth professional bout, at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI, was fighting Kendra Lenhart. Just moments before the bout was to begin, a spirited discussion took place at ringside. Johnny McClain, Ali's then-manager and husband, pointedly announced that there would be no fight if, as the promoter was insist..Full Story

Ready, Fredee? KO!
By Ewan Whyte
September 3, 2006

Twenty-year-old Fredee González's dreams of a world title lay in ruins last night as Zulina Muñoz (one year younger and a whole lot more talented, it seems) beat her for the second time in ten weeks; and this time — as she had promised — she did so far more convincingly. Both women had made excuses for their performances last time, with Muñoz saying she had been ill and González, that she had had insufficient time to prepare, that she was in fact the stronger of the two, and that she could knock Muñoz out.  Full Story

Rakoczy-Laracuente Ends in  no contest
September 3, 2006

(SEPT 3) Last night in Los Angeles, California, Jessica Rakoczy, and Belinda Laracuente, fought to a no contest, stopped in third round, when there was an accidental headbutt, that caused a cut on Rakoczy.

Fredee fired up for revenge
By Ewan Whyte
ember 2, 2006

Last week, NABF bantamweight champion ('Nurse by Day') Zulina Muñoz [9-0-0 (8 KOs)] from San Vicente Chicoloapan described Fredee González, or rather her own failure to knock González out when the two met in Cuautitlán Izcalli on the 26th May, as 'a thorn in my flesh'. Full Story

Posted: WBAN's September 2006 Rankings!
September 1, 2006

(SEPT 1) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN September 2006 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here

Tonight:  Heron to fight Mrdjenovich in Rematch
September 1, 2006

(SEPT 1) Tonight at the Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Canada, on a Ring of Fire Card, Olga Heron, of Mississauga, Ontario, will fight Jelena Mrdjenovich, of Edmonton, in a rematch.

Tonight: Dierdorff to make Pro Debut on Illinois Card
September 1, 2006

(SEPT 1) Tonight at the Par-A-Dice Casino, in East Peoria, Illinois, Super Bantamweight Brooke Dierdorff, will be making her pro debut against Geboria Mayfield in a four-rounder on the undercard.



































































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