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September 2013

Team USA Enjoys a Gold Rush at the 2013 Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
September 29, 2013

(SEPT 29) Three American boxers will return home with gold medals hanging around their necks following an outstanding showing by the United States squad at the team’s first Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships in Bulgaria. Team USA closed the tournament with an undefeated day in Saturday’s final round action. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) added her first world championships title to her history-making resume with a gold medal in the youth division. Two junior boxers showcased ...Full Story

Taiwan earns 1st, 2nd ever international boxing golds
Full Copyrights-The China Post
By John Liu, The China Post
September 29, 2013

(SEPT 29) TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwanese female boxer Chen Nien-chin yesterday defeated her Chinese opponent 3-0 to win the 75kg weight category title match at the AIBA Women's Youth & Junior World Championships held in Bulgaria. It was the first time in Taiwan's history that a gold medal was won in an international boxing tournament....Full Story

Nikhat marches into finals of Youth Boxing Championships
Source/TheHindu/IANS
September 29, 2013

(SEPT 29)  Albena (Bulgaria), (IANS) Reigning Junior World Champion Nikhat Zareen (54kg) continued her winning streak at the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships as she powered through to the final round of the championship....Full Story

Olszewski TKOs Alcivar for IFBA Title
by Bernie McCoy
September 26, 2013

(SEPT 26) Eileen Olszewski won the IFBA flyweight title, Wednesday night, with a sensational eighth round TKO over Patty Alcivar at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City, Queens, NY, within eyeball distance, across the East River, from the concrete canyons of mid-town Manhattan. The title fight was the scheduled ten round main event on a ten bout boxing card presented by Uprising Promotions before an SRO crowd of frenzied fight fans, almost all of whom exited the venue raving about "the great bout" that ...Full Story

WBAN talks with Ada "The Ace" Velez About Her Latest Fight Offer....
by Sue TL Fox
September 26, 2013

(SEPT 26)  This week I spoke with multi-world champion Ada "The Ace" Velez who has been one of the most fierce warriors in the sport.   I first met Velez, when she took a fight in Austin, Texas, when she fought Mary Ortega for a world title---and won.  Velez wanted WBAN and boxing fans to know the latest on a potential fight that she recently received....Full Story

Latest Update on the "Golden Girl - Stephanie Jaramillo!
September 26, 2013

(SEPT 26) WBAN had the pleasure to get a latest update on one of the top former female boxers Stephanie "Golden Girl" Jaramillo, who not only continues to support boxing outside the ring....but she also dedicates herself in a very important cause.  She just completed a video for Globe-athon expressing that support. one of er former top female boxer  ..Full Story

Tonight:   Olszewski to fight Alcivar in Rematch for the Vacant IFBA Flyweight Title!
Source/PR
September 25, 2013

(SEPT 25) Tonight at the Five Starr Banquet, Long Island City, Queens, New York, in the main event Eileen "The Hawaiian Mongoose " Olszewski will be fighting Patricia Alcivar in this 10-round contest for the vacant IFBA Flyweight world title.  This is a 10-bout fight card that has been reported to WBAN as "sold out." This fight with Alcivar will be her eighth World title fight in her 15 fight pro career.   Olszewski previously held the WIBA World flyweight title from 2008 -2012 and the GBU World flyweight title from 2010-2013.  ....Full Story

Claressa Shields Takes Second Round Stoppage Win as Team USA Adds Four More World Championships Victories in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
September 25, 2013

(SEPT 25) Reigning Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) returned to major international action with a second round TKO victory on Tuesday at the Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships in Albena, Bulgaria. Shields took one of four victories for her U.S. squad in the second straight successful day of World Championships action for Team USA. Junior light bantamweight Ashley Perez (Sparks, Nev.), junior lightweight Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Va.) and youth light flyweight Marisol Lopez (Stratford, Calif.) all enjoyed victories on Tuesday as well. ..Full Story

Mia St. John to be honored with an 2013 Voice Award!
Source/PR
December 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will honor David O. Russell, writer and director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, with a Career Achievement Award at the 2013 Voice Awards for his efforts to educate film audiences about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems. In addition, SAMHSA will recognize former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy and retired U.S. Army General Peter Chiarelli with Special Recognition Awards for their work to reduce the..Full Story

Boxing: AIBA Women's Youth and Junior Championships Preview
by Michael O'Neill
September 23, 2013

(SEPT 23) Here on WBAN we have already brought you news of the United States and Irish challengers at the 2nd AIBA Women’s Youth and Junior Championships in Albena, Bulgaria but of course there are 31 countries represented in the Black Sea resort.  Remember that many of these young women will be among their countries big hopes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio so who should we be watching out for...Full Story

Serrano Overwhelms Hill in New York
by Bernie McCoy
September 22, 2013
Photos:  Christy Cappillino

(SEPT 22) Amanda Serrano overpowered an overmatched Kerri Hill in a scheduled six round bout featured on a nine bout boxing card promoted by New Legend Boxing and Old World Boxing in conjunction with W.O.N. Promotions before a raucous, sell-out crowd of New York boxing fans at Resorts World Casino, in the borough of Queens....Full Story

Ward Wins by Decision over Maricelo Carnejo
Photos and Story
by Mike Blair
September 21, 2013

(SEPT 21) The middleweight women’s bout at the Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington on Saturday night was neither the main event nor the semi main, but it did create a lot of excitement in the crowd. Maricelo Carnejo, from Grandview, Washington had a large contingent of vocal fans, and she was on the cover of the Boxing Illustrated fight program. Tiffany Ward, Cornejo’s opponent out of Los Angeles seemed an afterthought, after all, this was her pro debut and Cornejo had already dispensed of her previous two opponents. Oh, and Cornejo is training with Floyd Mayweather Sr. ..Full Story

4th Annual John Bray Free Youth Boxing Clinic
September 21, 2013

(SEPT 21) The John Bray Boxing Foundation is holding the 4th Annual John Bray Free Youth Boxing Clinic in an effort to continue to help the community in preventing and combating gang violence while promoting discipline and academic success among school-age students. After three successful events held in the San Fernando Valley and Central Valley of California, the John Bray Boxing Foundation has teamed up with the House of Boxing Training Center for an event in San Diego, California.  The House of Boxing Training Center's Carlos Barragan Sr. and Jr. have continued to make major contributions and positive impacts within the South Bay communities of the city of San Diego...Full Story

Middy-weight: Pippa the party-planner dons her boxing gloves
Copyrighted by Rosamund Urwin
standard.co.uk
September 21, 2013
Photo: Paul Dallimore

(SEPT 21) When not penning her party tips, Pippa can now be found donning a pair of boxing gloves. And she’s not the only toff enjoying a good pummelling, as Rosamund Urwin reports Pippa the party-planner has become Pippa the party-planning pugilist. Middle Middy, the quasi-royal whose bottom made the Kate ’n’ Wills nuptials bearable for the nation’s perverts, revealed at the weekend that she has taken up boxing training...Full Story

Olympic boxing champ Taylor may forgo Rio after ‘terrible year’
Copyrighted: The Globe and Mail.com
Padraic Halpin - Dublin Reuters
September 20, 2013

(SEPT 20)  Irish Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor may abandon a planned defence of her title in 2016 to turn professional after enduring a “terrible year” which she said saw women’s boxing take a step backwards.  Taylor, a sporting icon in her country, became one of the faces of the London Games last year by playing the lead role in a stunningly successful Olympic debut for women’s boxing, one that firmly left the men in the shade....Full Story

Team USA’s Top Junior and Youth Women are Ready for Action at the 2013 World Championships in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
September 20, 2013

(SEPT 20) The top junior and youth female boxers from the United States are primed and ready for 2013 Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships competition in Albena, Bulgaria. The 11-athlete squad traveled to Bulgaria on September 10 and is currently completing their training camp in the host nation. The United States is competing in the Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships for the first time, and the 11 United States athletes plan to represent the stars and stripes in victorious fashion. ..Full Story

WBAN receives Special Gifted Honor
by Sue TL Fox
September 20, 2013

 I would like to give a "special thanks" to Stephen Blea and Raylene Carbone, of WBC Cares Colorado Members for the special honor that was sent to WBAN.  This was very unexpected and genuinely appreciated.  WBAN has attached the letter sent to us on this great honor.   Photos and Letter

Hill takes on yet another tough Foe
by Sue TL Fox
September 20, 2013
Source/PR

(SEPT 20)  WBAN received a press release earlier today in regards to the upcoming boxing event that will take place tomorrow night at the Resorts World Casino New York City, in Queens, New York, promoted by New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and WON Promotions. In the one (and only) female bout on the card, Kerri Hill, 4-25-1 (1KO) will be taking on tough foe Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, 18-1-1 (13KO) in a four-rounder.   Full Story

Through the Tragic Floods of Colorado Emerges a Triple Threat
September 18, 2013

(SEPT 18) Despite the devastation of the floods here in Colorado and the personal loss and damage the waters have caused to their Coach Roman Sanchez and his family home which amount to thousands of dollars for repairs which will hinder his efforts in running his gym.  Full Story

Being Mike Tyson Isn't Just About Boxing
Source/PR
September 18, 2013

(SEPT 18)  Since the much-anticipated launching of Iron Mike Productions last month, Hall of Famer and living legend "Iron" Mike Tyson has had a string of major media appearances, granting interviews to Fox Sports Live, Extra, the Today Show, and Conan O'Brien, where he spoke about his upcoming show, "Being Mike Tyson," as well as the current state of boxing. His recent return to the ring as a boxing promoter with Iron Mike Productions has also given him a lot to talk about, like the National Football League and which teams he believes are heading to the Super Bowl..Full Story with Photos

Behind the Scenes at the Mayweather Experience in Las Vegas!
by Sue TL Fox
September 17, 2013
Huge Flash Photo Slideshow

(SEPT 17) Last Friday at the Mayweather Boxing Gym, in Las Vegas, Nevada, I had the pleasure of being able to attend the "Mayweather Experience"------that could have easily been described more like the "Fantastic Experience!" The event was geared for boxing fans, upcoming boxers, and anyone who wanted to do something that was totally unique in Vegas. They had attendees that were as young as six, and one in particular that I found the most...Full Story

A Womans World:  Mayweather vs. Alvarez
by Ava Knight/IBF/WBC World Champion
September 16, 2013

(SEPT 16) Walking through the crowd with three belts, the WBC Diamond, WBC Silver World, and the IBF World, a crowd of people swarm to take pictures. Interview after interview of those people who follow boxing, and ask about the future of boxing, future fights and United States coverage. Everyone in boxing was around, including some of the best boxers, some of the best coaches, some of the best announcers, and some of the best prospects....Full Story

Should Breast Implants Deny females from Boxing or fighting in MMA? Louisiana Thinks so!
by Sue TL Fox
September 16, 2013

(SEPT 16) WBAN has learned this week that the Louisiana Athletic Commission has had an emergency meeting, banning female boxers and MMA fighters from competing in the sport in Louisiana,  in a "Sky is falling" approach to women in contact sports--if the female competitor in boxing or MMA has a "breast implant." ..Full Story

Tori Nelson wins the WIBA Welterweight Title
by Mark A. Jones
September 16, 2013
Photos: Pattee Mak

(SEPT 16)  On September 13 at the Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, CES Boxing presented an action packed boxing card titled, “Champion Breed” featuring as the main event, a WIBA welterweight title bout between Tori “Shu Nuff” Nelson, 147, Ashburn, Virginia, and Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes, 145.5, Marshfield, Massachusetts, by way of Gliwice, Poland...Full Story

Full Video: Bermudez Wins by a decision in rematch!
September 15, 2013

(SEPT 15) On Friday night at the GAP Disco, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Daniela Bermudez, 115, of Rosario, Argentina, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Judith Rodriguez, 114¾, of Mexico. The fight was a brawl just like the first fight.  The two were fighting for the WBA (interim) Super Flyweight title.

Behind the Scenes at the Mayweather Experience!
by Sue TL Fox
September 14, 2013

 (SEPT 14) I had a great opportunity to cover the "Mayweather Experience" that was held at the Mayweather Boxing Gym yesterday.  When I return to Portland, Oregon, I will be posting a huge photo gallery with an article about this fantastic event.

Latest News on Trinidad's Amateur Boxing Team!
September 12, 2013

(SEPT 12)  Three of the top members of the Trinidad & Tobago amateur female boxing team have been in training camp for the past two weeks at Canino’s Boxing Gym in South Florida under the coaching of Bonnie Canino, along with the Trinidad coach Ria Ramnarine and manager Corsilda Skeete....Full Story

Up Close And Personal With Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston
Photo and Interview
by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
December 13, 2012

(SEPT 12) For this edition of Up Close and Personal I’m really pleased to catch up with a true battler, both inside and outside the ring, Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston, ahead of her upcoming bout against Masa Bacanov on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday 4th October....Full Story

Fortuna Headlines Night of Three Women's Championship Fights in Dominican Republic
Source/PR
September 11, 2013
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(SEPT 11)  On Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will headline a historic night of boxing in the Dominican Republic that will also feature no less than three women's world championship fights.  In separate 10-round bouts, three different women from Santo Domingo: IBF Female Featherweight World Champion Daihana Santana (32-6, 14 KOs), IBF Female Super Bantamweight Champion Katy Pamela "La Super Baby" Wilson (18-1, 11 KOs), and former women's super-bantamweight world champion Marilyn "La Cachorrita" Hernandez (24-9, 15 KOs) will either defend or challenge for world championships in the same night...Full Story

Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields Headlines First-Ever Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships Squad
by Julie Goldsticker
September 10, 2013

(SEPT 10) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Reigning Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich,) is returning to major international action in a first-time event for USA Boxing. The new college student will lead a team of junior and youth female boxers in to competition at the Women’s Junior/Youth World Championships, September 20-29, at the Albena Resort in Albena, Bulgaria. Team USA is competing in the event for the first time as Shields’ aims to add her first World Championship title to her historic resume..Full Story

Rosilete Dos Santos of Brazil hangs up the Gloves inside the Ring
by Sue TL Fox
September 10, 2013

(SEPT 10) WBAN has received an official retirement statement from Brazilian multi-world champion Rosilete Dos Santos, who is hanging up the gloves inside the ring---but she assures WBAN that she will be the spokesperson for the fight for more amateur female boxers in the next Olympics.  Santos told WBAN, "I thank all the people who have helped me in my career in boxing,  and who believed in me and who were with me in the most difficult moments of my life.   Know, I did the best for our country of Brazil and boxing. .Full Story

Full Fight Video:  Debora Anahi Dionicius Wins by Decision over Julio

(SEPT 10) WBAN just posted the Full Fight Video of the Debora "La Gurisa" Dionicius, of Villaguay, Argentina vs.Olga Julio that took place on Saturday in Argentina.  Dionicius and Olga were fighting for the IBF Super Flyweight Title. Dionicius won the title by a ten-round unanimous decision.

 

September 2013 WBAN World Rankings!
September 10, 2013

 

 (SEPT 10) Dee Williams has just posted our September 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

Mayweather & Canelo, in Las Vegas, fight weekend is so much more than just a boxing match
Source/PR
September 9, 2013

(SEPT 9)  Going to be in Las Vegas for the Mayweather vs. Canelo fight? Now you can put your finger on the pulse of all the action this fight weekend and live a Boxing fan’s dream.  BoxerSponsors.com is presenting the ultimate boxing fan’s dream, an interactive experience with the most iconic family in boxing history - The Mayweathers. On Friday, September 13, they have created an opportunity to start and end your day with Jeff, Roger and Floyd Mayweather..Full Story

Flash Photo Slideshow! Cecilia Braekhus stops Oxandia Castillo in Ninth! 
Source: Team Sauerland
Photos: Photo Wende
September 8, 2013

(SEPT 8) Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) defended his WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title and added the WBO Intercontinental belt to his collection by defeating Patrick Majewski (21-2, 13 KOs) in Frederikshavn, Denmark on Saturday night. The 22-year-old knocked down the “Machine” in the fifth with a left to the chin. The judges scored the fight 119-108, 119-108 and 118-109. “This was the best performance of Patrick´s young career,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “He dominated Majewski and showed his superior boxing skills. The future certainly is bright for Patrick.” Full Story with Video link

 

Argentina: Debora Anahi Dionicius Wins by Decision
September 8, 2013

 

 (SEPT 8) Last night at the Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, Debora "La Gurisa" Dionicius, of Villaguay, Argentina,  won a 10-round unanimous decision, now 14-0-0 (4KO), over Olga Julio, now 15-15-1 (10KO), of Barranquilla, Colombia. The two were fighting for the IBF Super Flyweight Title.

Mexico: Irma Sanchez Wins by a Split over Gutierrez
September 8, 2013

(SEPT 8) Last night at the Casino, Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico, Irma Sanchez, 108, now 26-6-1 (7KO), of Jalisco, Mexico, won by a close 10-round split decision over Katia Gutierrez, 18-4-0 (4KO), of Sinaloa, in a 10-rounder in the strawweight division. Final judges scores were 98-96,98-96, 96-98. Photo: Facebook

Results from Mexico: Three Female Bouts on Card
September 8, 2013

(SEPT 8) On Friday night in Guadalajara, Mexico, in a six-rounder,  Magali Rodriguez won by a  majority decision over Marcela Landa;   In a six round flyweight bout Isabel Millan won a unanimous decision over last minute opponent Jazmin Ortega, and in a  four round bout, Alma De la Cruz winning a unanimous decision over Salma Canales.

Doberstein & El Halabi Retains, Amasheh & Donfack Wins WBF Titles!
Source/WBF Release
September 8, 2013

(SEPT 8)  Last night at the Saarlandhalle in Saarbruecken, Germany, the WBF Convention came to a conclusion with a big WBF championship quadruple-header presented by local promoters DOG Eventboxing. In front of a good crowd at the traditional venue, Berlin-based Cameroonian Bernard Donfack captured the vacant WBF International Light Heavyweight title by fourth round technical knockout over Said Mbelwa from Tanzania in the evening’s first championship bout.   Full Story

Video:  Full Fight: Braekhus Wins by a Ninth Round TKO!

(SEPT 8) Last night at the Arena Nord, in Frederikshavn, Denmark, Cecilia Braekhus, 145½, won by a ninth round TKO over Oxandia Castillo, 146½, delivering Castillo her first loss as a pro.  Braekhus was defending her WBO/WBA/WBC Welter title.  The bout was scheduled for ten rounds. We just posted full fight video.

Amanda Serrano to fight on "International Fight Night" Card in New York
Source: PR
September 7, 2013

(SEPT 7) QUEENS, NEW YORK - On Saturday, September 21, 2013, “International Fight Night” returns to the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York as New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N. Promotions present another memorable night of professional boxing. Since bringing professional boxing to Resorts World Casino New York City in September 2012, this will be the trio of promoters’ fifth “International Fight Night” held at the casino and their tenth “International Fight Night” in the New York City area. The event dubbed “International Fight Night” will truly be, “International”, as professional boxers from the United States, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Brazil, Guyana & Aruba all compete in an action packed 10 bout card. ..Full Story

Mexico:  Sandra Robles to fight on Margarito card
September 7, 2013

 (SEPT 7)  On September 11, at the Las Pulgas Venue, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sandra Robles will be fighting Diana Gonzalez in a four-rounder in the super flyweight division.  WBAN has been told that this will be the first card promoted by former champion of the world Antonio Margarito.  It is great to see a female bout on his first promotion. Hey you listening Mike Tyson?

New Scoring Machines Ready for AIBA International Competitions
by Michael O'Neill
September 7, 2013

(SEPT 7)  Following the recent change to the ‘Ten Points Must’ system, the International Boxing Association AIBA today confirmed that it is now ready to dispatch new scoring machines to its National Member Federations and World Series of Boxing (WSB) Franchises all around the World.  Developed by Swiss Timing, the official timing company of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the AIBA Scoring System is designed to ensure fair play..Full Story

One of the Biggest Issues Confronting Female Boxers in the Sport
by Sue TL Fox
September 7, 2013

WBAN Petition for Equality
of Female Boxers

(SEPT 7)  We have a very important issue that not only affects the sport of women’s boxing at this time, but it directly affects the elite amateur female boxers.   WBAN believes that the issue is crucial in the development of the sport.
In the boxing segment at the Olympics they currently have 286 boxing slots of which but 36 at London 2012 were females in three weight divisions whereas males have ten weight classes, in other words 250 male boxers and 36 females. Equality?  Full Story

Layla McCarter Featured in the October 2013 Ring Magazine issue!
September 7, 2013

(SEPT 7) In the October 2013 issue of Ring Magazine, there is an article written about Layla McCarter of Las Vegas,  by Thomas Gerbasi.  McCarter has been inspirational to the people of that country, and has spent significant time there. Link to Ring

Two Female Bouts on Rumble on the River Card Source/PR
September 7, 2013

(SEPT 7) The Gretna Heritage Festival will rock when Les Bonano Inc. and Cox Communications bring championship boxing to town for Rumble on the River.
The main event will feature New Orleans undefeated  boxer, Marcus McDaniel, as the 10-0-0 contender aims to continue his unbeaten record by securing the IBA Americas Middleweight Championship in a clash with Jean Baptiste from Tampa, Florida. Full Story

At the Scales in Denmark!
Source/Team Sauerland
Photo/Photo Wende
September 6, 2013

(SEPT 6) Today the weigh-in took place in Frederikshavn, Denmark.  At the scales for the Title bouts:  WBA/WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Title: Patrick Nielsen: 72,5 kg -Patrick Majewski: 72 kg For the females:  WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Titles: Cecilia Braekhus (P4P #1): 66 kg - Oxandia Castillo: 66,4 kg. For the Video of the full weigh-in go to video. For the Video of the full weigh-in go here!

USA Boxing Mourns the Loss of Alexis Urbina
Photo: Ron Valderrama
 / Special Events Media
Source/PR
September 6, 2013

(SEPT 6) USA Boxing is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of 2013 USA Boxing Youth National Champion Alexis Urbina (Phoenix, Ariz.) on Wednesday. The thoughts of prayers of the entire boxing community are with Alexis’ family and friends at this difficult time,” said USA Boxing Executive Director Anthony Bartkowski. “Alexis was a special young man and a talented boxer with an incredibly bright future both in and out of the boxing ring. His life was cut way too short and he will be sorely missed by everyone at USA Boxing.....Full Story

WBF Convention Report – Day 2
Source/WBF
September 6, 2013
Photos/WBF

(SEPT 6) The second day of the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Convention began early with a trip to the world famous Karlsberg Brewery in Homburg, which hosted the day’s proceedings. At first, Ingo Barrabas, a renowned referee and judge as well as a member of the WBF Championship Committee, held the ring officials seminar, which dealt with the preparation officials are expected to undergo and their conduct requested prior to a championship fight. Barrabas also addressed the pressure exerted upon boxing officials and gave valuable tips on how to deal with it..Full Story

WBF Convention Report – Day 1
Source/WBF
September 5, 2013

(SEPT 5) Even though delegates flocked in all through the day, the opening day of the World Boxing Federation Convention in Saarbruecken, Germany already saw a busy schedule. All morning was reserved for meetings of WBF President Howard Goldberg and Vice President Jean Marcel Nartz with staff members from different countries as well as both the Championship and Executive Committees, in which new strategies were discussed and reports ...Full Story

Lopes, Nelson look to take advantage of opportunity in next Friday's title bout at Twin River
Source/CES
September 5, 2013

(SEPT 5)  PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sometimes the bright lights and anticipation of a sold-out crowd can overwhelm a fighter long before the bell rings.  Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes considers all the pressure an added bonus.  "It makes you want to fight harder," said the female welterweight from Marshfield, Mass., who'll fight for the vacant Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA) world title next Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Twin River Casino. "To give my fans an opportunity to see me win, in this situation, it's a motivator."  Full Story

Castillo steals First Lady´s belts at press conference – Sauerland: “Disrespectful"
Source-photos/Team Sauerland
September 5, 2013

(SEPT 5) The first meeting between WBA, WBC and WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs), the pound-for-pound number one, and WBO Light Middleweight Champion Oxandia Castillo (12-0, 9 KOs) came to a dramatic conclusion on Thursday afternoon. While the First Lady was giving interviews after the final press conference, Castillo grabbed the three belts and posed for pictures with them. “They will be mine on Saturday, I will take them home,” she said...Full Story

Castillo Arrives in Denmark and set to attend Official Press Conference
September 5, 2013

(SEPT 5) WBAN has received the latest update on Light Middleweight Champion Oxandia Castillo, 12-0 (9KO), who just arrived in Denmark yesterday. The 18-year-old flew into Copenhagen Airport on Tuesday night. She is set to face Cecilia Braekhus (22-0, 6 KOs) for the WBA, WBC and WBO Female Welterweight Titles Saturday night, September 7th.  Full Story

Klara Svensson Added on Card on Saturday in Denmark!
Source/Photos
Team Sauerland
September 5, 2013

(SEPT 5) Team Sauerland staged a media work-out in Stockholm yesterday to present the future of Swedish boxing – five unbeaten talents who are determined to bring home titles....Full Story

Behind the Scenes at the Beautiful Brawlers III!
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox
September 4, 2013

(SEPT 4) On August 30th, I had the opportunity to venture down to Redwood City, California, to cover an all-female amateur boxing show entitled "Beautiful Brawlers III", promoted by Blanca Gutierrez, with two other amigas by her side, world champion Eliza Olson and #1 in the world in the heavyweight division, Martha Salazar...Full Story

Free Give-Away Contest on WBAN! Autographed Boxing Glove--Knight, McMorrow, Blackshear, Moreno, Olson, and Salazar
September 4, 2013
Photos by Sue TL Fox

(SEPT 4) 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 Ava Knight, Melissa McMorrow, Jolene Blackshear, Carina Moreno, Eliza Olson, and #1 in the world, Martha Salazar!  When WBAN was at the Beautiful Brawlers III amateur show in Redwood City, California, we had all these champs sign a pair of gloves.  One for the Give-Away, and one for the ARCHIVE on WBAN.  To ENTER, just simply email us and we will automatically enter you in the Contest.  ONE ENTRY per person only.  Go here to Enter the Contest!

Shelly Vincent: The "Way" to the Top
by Bernie McCoy
September 3, 2013

(SEPT 3) Have you ever listened to someone talk about their life, their goals and felt: "perfect fit?" That was my thought, last week, speaking by phone, with Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent, from her training base at the Striking Beauties Boxing Gym for Women in North Attleboro, MA. Vincent is a 9-0 professional boxer who, in May, won the WIBA Women's International super bantamweight title with an eight round unanimous decision over Angel Gladney. ...Full Story

Rola El Halabi Makes Quick Return to Ring After Winning WBF Title
Source/WBF
September 3, 2013

(SEPT 3) World Boxing Federation Women's World Light Welterweight Champion Rola El Halabi, 12-1 (6), will make a quick return to the ring after winning the WBF title this past August. Not much more than a month later she will make her first defense, promoted by DOG Eventboxing, when she takes on undefeated Georgian Sopo Putkaradze, 6-0-2 (1), on September 7.  Full Story

Radio Interview of Queen Underwood Shortly After Winning Main Event!
September 3, 2013

 (SEPT 3) WBAN has just posted the first of four radio interviews conducted by Jerry Hoffman of ESPN Radio Central Coast with QUEEN UNDERWOOD who won in the main Event on Saturday spectacular show "Beautiful Brawlers III" That took place in Redwood City, CA.  Radio Interview

Patty "Boom Boom" Alcivar Fights for her first world title
Source/PR
September 2, 2013

(SEPT 2) On September 25, 2013, at the Five Star Banquet, in Long Island, Queens, New York, Patty "Boom Boom" Alcivar, of Queens, NY, will be fighting in her first world title, when she faces tough veteran Eileen Olszewski. The two will be battling for the vacant IFBA title, and is a rematch..Full Story

At the Scales in Texas:  Fuentes vs. Ortiz!
Photos by
Erik Esteban Stipnieks
September 1, 2013

(SEPT 1) Today at the Cowboys Dance Hall, in San Antonio, Texas, the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights professional boxing card featuring 10 bouts, with one of those bouts featuring female boxers. At the scales earlier today, Christina Mandy Fuentes ..Full details with photos

Crystal Morales named WBAN's September 2013 Fighter of the Month!
September 1, 2013

(SEPT 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Crystal Morales of Oxnard, California, who was out pick for September 2013 Fighter of the month!  Morales just had one of the best fights of the year with tough veteran Rhonda Luna, where she won by a close Split decision for the IFBA Light title! 

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