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SEPTEMBER 2008

Ringside Review of Canadian Bouts
By Rick McLean
September 30, 2008
Photos: Durell Wambolt
 

(SEPT 30) On Saturday September 27th, 2008 at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario, Canada the Main Event of the evening saw Sandy “Lil Tyson” Tsagouris (8-1, 3 KO’s) of Toronto faced off against Paraguay’s Maria Jose Nunez (9-5, 7 KO’s) for the N.A.B.A. Featherweight championship. The winner of this bout would secure a World title shot for 2009 so the stakes were high for both women.  Full Story

Moreno Defends her Titles against Esquibel
September 30, 2008
 

(SEPT 30) Four-time female world champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno, returns to the Tachi Palace Casino on October 23, 2008 where she will defend her WBC and WIBA minimumweight titles against Jodie Esquibel of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Full Story

Jimmy Mallo and Poetic License
By Bernie McCoy
September 30, 2008
Photo: Lori Steinhorst
 

(SEPT 30) You seldom hear from the boxer who comes in second. If they talk at all it's usually to ask for a rematch. The winner is the one who does the interviews, has the snappy lines and, occasionally, throws in a back-flip for style points. The managers are a different story.  Full Story

Photo Gallery: Canada bouts
September 29, 2008
 

(SEPT 29) WBAN has just posted Photo Gallery #491 (over 50 photos), and Flash Photo Slideshow #93, of the Sandy Tsagouris vs. Maria Jose Nunez, and  Priscilla Trompowsky vs. Bernadette Hume.  Photos by Durell Wambolt

Ji-Hye Woo Defeats Garside in South Korea
September 28, 2008
 

(SEPT 28) Today in Hanam City, in South Korea, Ji-Hye Woo, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Jeannine Garside, of Canada.  Woo was defending her IFBA Jr. Lightweight title for the fourth time. Photo: Garside

Dunaway and Gaines fight to a Draw
September 28, 2008
 

(SEPT 28) Last night on the “Battle for Distribution card”, at the Paris Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway, 107, and  Sharon Gaines, 112, fought to a six-round draw.  Photo: Mary Ann Owen

McCarter Continues to Seek Opponent
September 28, 2008
 

(SEPT 28)  On September 25th, Layla McCarter's team wrote an open letter about Chevelle Hallback not taking a fight after being challenged.  As of this date, WBAN received no response from Team Hallback in regards to their letter.  Full Story

Nakamura Wins by TKO
September 27, 2008
 

(SEPT 27) On Thursday night, at the Sycuan Resort & Casino, in El Cajon, California, lightweight Chika Nakamura, 135, defeated Tammy Franks, 135, by a sixth round TKO.  The fight was scheduled for six rounds.

Dunaway vs. Gaines in Las Vegas
September 27, 2008
 

(SEPT 27) Tonight on the “Battle for Distribution card”, at the Paris Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway, 107, will be fighting Sharon Gaines, 112. The two will be fighting six rounds.

Villapondo and Esparza to fight in Port of Spain
September 25, 2008
 

(SEPT 25) Houston's own Sylvia Villapondo and Marlen Esparza will be traveling to the Port of Spain, Trinidad, for the 2008 Women’s Boxing Pan American games, with the USA National Boxing Team on September 30, 2008. Marlen Esparza and Sylvia Villanpondo, both ranked #1, and both training. Full Story

Garside Leaves for Korea Tomorrow
By Margaret Canty
September 25, 2008
 

(SEPT 25) The Border City Boxing Club's WIBA Featherweight World Champion, Jeannine "Heartless" Garside will return to the ring September 28th, taking on Ji-Hye Woo (9-1, 1 KO) in Seoul, South Korea for Woo's IFBA Super Featherweight..Full Story

“Put up or shut up Chevelle!!”…McCarter accepted Hallback’s challenge…
By Team McCarter
September 25, 2008
 

(SEPT 25)  It really is a shame that Chevelle Hallback is inactive but empty challenges won’t help her career. When Team Hallback recently made the not so subtle challenge on WBAN, Layla stepped up and accepted. Layla’s promoter Frank Luca of Crown Boxing offered Chevelle the fight at the relatively small Orlean’s Casino venue (no HBO!) for the standard purse of $5,000 and a title shot...but she wants more.   Full Story

Sahin's Fight off!
September 24, 2008
Translated by Torben L.
 

(SEPT 24)  With just a few days left before the Julia Sahin vs. Esmeralda Moreno fight was to take place on September 27th in Germany, WBAN received news that the fight is canceled. Universum stated in a press release that the fight between WIBF Junior Flyweight Champion Julia Sahin...Full Story

Tsagouris to fight Nunez
September 23, 2008
 

(SEPT 23) On September 27, 2008, at the Powerade Centre, in Ontario, Canada, Sandy “Lil Tyson” Tsagouris, of Toronto, Canada, will be fighting Maria Jose Nunez, of Paraguay, in an eight round bout. Rick McLean will be covering this bout.

Britain’s First Ever All-Women’s Card
September 23, 2008
 

(SEPT 23) It has been reported in the Boxing News Magazine, that on November 16, 2008, it will be a landmark date in the history of women’s boxing, when Britain has it’s first ever all-women’s boxing...Full Story

Big Fight Set For Argentina
September 22, 2008
 

(SEPT 22) It has been reported in the news source La Mañana de Cordoba that  the long awaited fight between Argentineans  Marcela “Tigress” Acuña and Alejandra “Locomotion” Oliveras will finally meet in the ring for a rematch.  Full Story

Barber Wins by decision over Dierdorff
September 21, 2008
 

(SEPT 21) Last night at the Mile High Events Center, in Commerce City, Colorado, Jennifer Barber, 125, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Brook Dierdorff, 124. The two were fighting for the vacant NABF featherweight title.

Fernandez Gets Stopped in Third Round
September 21, 2008
 

(SEPT 21) Last night in Chubut, Argentina, super featherweight Soledad Edith Matthysse, 127 ¼, TKO’d Guillermina Fernandez, 124, in the third round of a scheduled four rounder.  Both boxers are from Argentina.

Braekhus Wins by decision over Harris
September 21, 2008
 

(SEPT 21) Last night at the Seidensticker Halle, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, welterweight Cecilia Braekhus, 144.5,  won an eight-round unanimous decision Full Story

Results from Panama!
September 20, 2008
 

(SEPT 20) On Thursday night, at the Centro de Convenciones Figaly, in Panama City, Panama, super bantamweight Ogleidis Suarez, 122,  won a seven round unanimous decision over Magdalena Leija, 119.5.  For full details on Results page

Women’s Boxing Action tonight!
September 20, 2008
 

(SEPT 20) Women’s Boxing has several matches taking place tonight. At the Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, promoted by Sauerland Event, welterweight Cecilia Braekhus, 8-0-0 (2KO), will..Full Story

Sahin to fight Esmeralda Moreno
September 20, 2008
 

(SEPT 20) On September 27, 2008, at the Color Line Arena, in Hamburg, Germany and promoted by Universum Box Promotion, junior flyweight Julia Sahin, will be fighting Esmeralda Moreno in a 10-round WIBF junior flyweight title bout.

St. John to be Featured Speaker at the AAPRP Annual Medical Conference
September 19, 2008
 

(SEPT 19)  On October 15-19, 2008, there will be an  AAPRP Annual Medical Conference, held at the Bally's Resort Casino and Paris Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Thursday, October 16th, from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m., Mia St. John will be speaking at the Conference on Ringside Safety at Bally's..Full Story

Clark and Gabriel Fight to a draw
September 16, 2008
 
(SEPT 16) On Saturday, at the Expo Pocosí, in Limon, Costa Rica, junior middleweight Hanna Gabriel and Rachel Clark fought to a six-round draw by points. According to a local news report, Gabriel was down in the fourth and Clark in the fifth. Gabriel was having trouble with the surface, which wasn't..Full Story
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Namus Wins by KO
over Rojo


September 16, 2008
 

(SEPT 16) Last Saturday at the Palacio Penorol, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Chris Namus, 140, KO”d Leticia Rojo, 139¼, in the [0:48] sixth round of a scheduled eight round bout. Short Video

Maureen Shea and "Potential"
By Bernie McCoy
September 15, 2008
 

(SEPT 15) "Potential" is one of those wonderful words in our language that can mean much to many but can also be flipped at the turn of a phrase. "Potential," as defined by....Full Story

Results from China
September 14, 2008
 

(SEPT 14) Last night at the Wanda Plaza, in Chengdu, China, middleweight Wang Ya Nan, 157¾, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Veronica Rucker, 159½, of Cleveland, Ohio. The two were fighting for a UBU title. Scores: 93-97, 93-98, 93-98.

Mrdjenovich WIns by Decision
September 13, 2008
 

(SEPT 13) Last night in Edmonton, Canada, Jelena Mrdjenovich, 132, of Edmonton, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Lakeysha Williams, 132, of Philadelphia, PA. The final judges scores were 77-75 on all cards.

Pardo Wins by TKO over Winless Boxer
September 13, 2008
 

(SEPT 13) On Thursday night, in Barranquilla, Colombia, Darys Pardo, 20-5-1 (16KO),  TKO’d Shirley Gutierrez, now 0-6-0, [2:14] in the first round.  Is it no wonder this sport feels at times that it is moving at a standstill...

Be on the Lookout for Holly Holm in Ring Magazine!
September 12, 2008
 

(SEPT 12) WBAN received notice that Holly Holm of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been featured in a five-page spread in Ring Magazine this month! 

Women’s Boxing Action in Puerto Princesa City
September 11, 2008
 

(SEPT 11) This Saturday in Puerto Princesa there will be two women’s bouts on the card. In one match Gretchen Abaniel, dubbed as “Hamon sa Princesa”, will be defending her WIBA Intercontinental title against Thailand’s Tukta Sor Ratana.
In local news sources they said that there...Full Story

Maureen Shea's Two Minute Drill
By Bernie McCoy
September 11, 2008
 

(SEPT 11) Maureen Shea returned to the ring, briefly, after a twelve month hiatus, to TKO a badly overmatched Ellsha Cleffman at 1:57 of the first round of a scheduled six round bout, Wednesday night, at the PAL Gym in Yonkers, NY. The fight, billed as the main event....Full Story

Behind the Scenes with
Laura Serrano!
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
September 9, 2008
 

 (SEPT 9) This week in Las Vegas, Nevada, Photographer Mary Ann Owen attended a baby shower that was given for Laura Serrano and her husband Oscar that was held in Vegas. More with photos

Hallback Calling out Anyone, Anywhere!
Source: Press Release
September 8, 2008
Photo: Tony Duffy
 

(SEPT 8) Chevelle Hallback – It’s a shame that World Champion Chevelle Hallback, can’t stay busy. Her record is 26-5-2. She will fight anyone in the world at 135-140 lbs. Anyone that knows Chevelle knows that she will put on a top-notch show. Women boxers are going all the way to Spain to get a fight when there are fights right here---They know who we are...Full Story

Delgado Wins by a Majority Decision
September 7, 2008
 

(SEPT 7) Last night at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas, Crystal “Choo Choo”  Delgado, 126,  (7-0, 1 KO) of Houston, won a four-round majority decision over  Caitlin Dance, 123½,  (2-3, 1 KOs) of Louisville, Kentucky.  The final judges scores were  38-38, 39-37, & 39-37.  Full Story

Hernandez Wins WIBA Title
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
September 7, 2008
Photo Gallery #490
Flash Photo Slideshow #91
 

(SEPT 7) Last night at the Buffalo Bill’s Star Arena, in Primm, Nevada, Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez, 125,  won a 10-round unanimous decision over Ela Nunez, 125. The two were fighting for the vacant WIBA super featherweight title.  Final judges scores were 97-93 on all cards.  Full Story

Tonight: Munoz vs. Ivanova
September 6, 2008
 

(SEPT 6) Tonight at the Auditorio Municipal, in Tijuana, Mexico, Zulina Munoz of Mexico will fight Galina Ivanova of Bulgaria. The two will fight for the WBC bantamweight title in a 10-round bout. Photo: WBC

ABC Television’s hit reality show “Wife Swap”  on the Lookout for Casting Families
September 4, 2008
 

(SEPT 4) WBAN was contacted earlier today by casting producer Kirstin Dodich for ABC Television’s hit reality show “Wife Swap” in regards to getting the word out to women boxers that they are now casting families for their 5th..Full Story

WBC Update on Nava-Oliveras bout
Press Release/WBC
September 4, 2008
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
 

(SEPT 4) The World Boxing Council has been officially notified by Mr. Guillermo Brito that the Super bantamweight interim world champion, Jackie Nava, from Mexico, has decided not to take part in the mandatory fight against the champion of the division, Alejandra Oliveras, from Argentina, a bout that was scheduled to be promoted in October by Box Latino, which obtained the rights to promote such bout with a bid of $34,000 dollars.  Full Story

Just another unfair decision in Boxing
By Bonnie Canino

September 3, 2008
Video
 

(SEPT 3) As my experience in the boxing world with another unfair decision seems to be most common these days and it looks like some boxing commissions are sucking up to the boxing promoters having their hometown boxer wins fights where they are not deserved, or Referees stepping..Full Story

Mann's Final fight in North Carolina
September 3, 2008
 

(SEPT 3) On August 30, 2008, at the Bette Rae Thomas Rec Arena, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bonnie Mann lost to Nicole Woods by a six-round unanimous decision. The scoring was 60-54 on all cards.  Full Story

Top Ten Rising Stars in Women’s Boxing!
September 2, 2008
 
(SEPT 2) WBAN ran a Boxing Poll in August giving the Boxing Community an opportunity to give their input as to who they thought were the TOP TEN RISING STARS in the sport. WBAN divided two lists with the first list of the top ten who had 10 fights or less, and/or was an amateur. The second list were the top ten boxers who had over 10 professional fights. These boxers should be extremely proud, being picked by boxing fans out of literally thousands of women boxers both pro and amateur. The poll ended on August 31, 2008.   Check out the Results!
 
Australia: Gloves Are Off
Penrith-Press
September 2, 2008
Photo: Brent McGilvary
 

SEPT 2 ) THE fight is on for women to enter the boxing ring. Women in NSW are banned from the sport under the State Boxing and Wrestling Control Act, but boys can fight from as young as 14. Amateur boxer Tammy Taylor, 22, trains at the Penrith PCYC and travels to Canberra to fight. Full Story

WBAN's September 2008 Rankings!
September 1, 2008
 

(SEPT 1) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN September 2008 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.  

First WIBF-GBU Convention held in Germany
September 1, 2008
 

 (SEPT 1) On Saturday, at the Maritim Hotel, in Dusseldorf, Germany, the first WIBF – GBU Convention was hosted by Spotlight and Universum. Present at the convention was WIBF President Barbara ...Full Story

Ann Marie Saccurato Looks Homeward
By Bernie McCoy
September 1, 2008
 

(SEPT 1) Mamaroneck is a bedroom community, a half hour northeast of New York City, nestled next to a body of water known as Long Island Sound. It is a town from which many residents, daily, commute, by train, into the city, moving, then, from Grand Central Station to Wall Street, Madison Avenue and various law offices...Full Story

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