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SEPTEMBER 2014

Chorieva goes out in Incheon; Mary Kom through to semi-finals at Asian Games
by Michael O'Neill
September 28, 2014

(SEPT 28)  Sunday was quarter-finals day at the 17th Asia in Incheon, South Korea where the boxing tournament is under the control of the AIBA and women’s interest centered on the three Olympic weights where China won all three titles in the last edition. No Cancan Ren this year neither is Cheng Dong representing the country at 60kg. That said two Chinese boxers are through to the semi-finals but flyweight Si Haijuan exited the tournament at the hands of Mary Kom...Full Story

Four United States Boxers Win Gold Medals at the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico
by Julie Goldsticker
September 28, 2014

(SEPT 28) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four American boxers earned the top spot on the medal stand with final round victories on Saturday at the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) both added new hardware to their trophy cases with championship round wins at the Pan...Full Story

Mavzuna Chorieva, Mary Kom and Marina Volnova Among Favourites in Incheon'
by Michael O'Neill
September 27, 2014

(SEPT 27)  The 17th Edition of the Asian Games is now in full swing in Incheon, South Korea, where on today, (27th) the 40 athletes entered in the inaugural women’s boxing tournament see action for the..Full Story

Six American Women Win Semifinal Bouts to Advance to the 2014 Elite Women Continental Championships
Final Round
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
September 27, 2014

(SEPT 27) Team USA enjoyed a highly successful day of competition on Thursday at the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. Six U.S. boxers earned semifinal wins on the day to join light welterweight Destiny Chearino (Warwick, R.I.) in the championship round. Flyweight Marlen Esparza...Full Story

Tori Nelson: A Champion’s Struggle
Press Release
September 25, 2014

(SEPT 25) Ashburn, VA – Tori Nelson is an undefeated multi-division world champion that earned her place on pound for pound lists. Based on her impressive success, most would believe she’s a full-time boxer that is well off financially like her male counterparts.  Unfortunately for Nelson, that’s far from the truth and every day is a challenge.  Full Story

Night Of The Champions III - Amasheh / Donfack Defends WBF World Titles
Source/PR
September 24, 2014

(SEPT 24) DOG Event & Boxing Company returns to the Saarlandhalle in Saarbruecken, Germany on Saturday October 11 with World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship boxing, as Womens World Flyweight Champion Raja Amasheh and World Super Middleweight Champion Bernard Donfack defend their titles.  On “Night Of The Champions III”, Amasheh will make her first defense against talented Amira Hamzaoui from France, while Donfack puts his title on the line for the first time in a rematch against Christian Pawlak, a match-up...Full Story

Japan: Boxing Action in Two Female bouts on Card!
Photos/results by Samart
September 23, 2014

(SEPT 23) On September 20, 2014 at Azalea Taisho Hall, in Osaka, Japan, there were two WBO female title bouts on the card.  WBO Atomweight champion Nao Ikeyama (JPN) won a unanimous decision over Masae Akitaya (JPN).  Akitaya went to the canvas in the 2nd round.  Kumiko "Seeser" Ikehara (JPN) won over Gretchen Abaniel (PH) by split decision. Ikehara became new WBO Mini-flyweight..Full Story

WBC to Host Female Boxing Convention
WBAN Press Release
September 22,  2014

(SEPT 22)  The World Boxing Council will host a first ever four day convention centered around the sport of Women's boxing, September 24-28 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The event is expected to attract a sizable contingent of the outstanding past and present female boxers along with WBC officials and notable personalities...Full Story

Popular World Champion Tori Nelson to Be Featured on Card
Source/PR
September 20, 2014

(SEP 20) Fairfax, VA ---- It’s on. Jimmy Lange vs. Tony “Mo Better” Jeter -- Part Two. Two of the DMV’s most popular boxers will square off again in a highly anticipated, 10-round rematch on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Patriot Center, Jimmy Lange Boxing officials announced today. Tickets, starting at $50, are now on sale for “Lange-Jeter 2: The Rematch” presented by Jeff Valcourt and Valcourt Building Services, through all Ticketmaster outlets and the Patriot Center Box Office. The North America Boxing Association’s (NABA) vacant USA Middleweight belt, as well as the possibility of moving up in the World Boxing Association’s (WBA) ratings, will be on the line as well.  ..Full Story

USA Boxing’s Experienced Women’s Squad Prepare to Travel South of the Border
for the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
September 20,  2014

(SEPT 20)  USA Boxing’s experienced team of female athletes is finalizing their preparations for the 2014 Elite Women’s Continental Championships, September 23-27 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Olympic Training Center resident athletes Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), and Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) welcomed seven fellow national team members to  their Colorado Springs digs on Wednesday, September 10 for the preparatory training camp.  The highly decorated roster of athletes ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Mexico: Irma Garcia to face Duarte for WBA title
September 20, 2014
 

 (SEPT 20) Tonight at the Estadio de Beisbol, Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, Irma "Torbellino" Garcia, 10-1-1 (2KO), of Mexico City, will be fighting Simone Da Silva Duarte, 14-6-0 (6KO), of Sao Paulo, Brazil,  in a ten round bout for the bantamweight WBA World title.

Tonight: Vanesa Calderon to fight Julieta Cardoza in Argentina
September 20, 2014

 (SEPT 20) Tonight at the Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a four-rounder, Julieta Cardoza, 6-0-0 looks to keep undefeated record in tact when she fights Vanesa Calderon, 3-4-0 in a four-round bout, in the bantamweight division.

September 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
September 18, 2014

(SEP 18) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for September 2014. 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!  

AIBA Officially Recognises Boxing India As Its New National Federation
By Michael O’Neill
September 16, 2014

(SEPT 16) With the 17th Edition of the Asian Games due to open in Incheon, South Korea on Friday 19th, there has been much relief in Indian boxing circles that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally appointed a new National Federation to replace the I.B.F which was suspended in December 2012 and finally had its membership terminated in March 2014.  In an announcement from its HQ in Lausanne this week it was confirmed that the AIBA Executive Committee Bureau has formally recognized Boxing India as the provisional AIBA National Federation representing the sport of boxing in India.  Full Story

Franchon Crews Sings Anthem At Historic Event
Source/PR
September 15, 2014

(SEPT 15) Team USA member, World Silver Medalist Franchon “The Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews performed the national anthem at the “Star Spangled Spectacular Celebration” held at Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, MD. She also read the second verse of the anthem in the ceremonial reading along side Iconic General Colin Powell and others. Best known for her boxing talents and representing the USA in international competition, she was extremely excited and honored to...Full Story

Dr Ching-Kuo Seeks Record Third Term As International Boxing Association (AIBA) President
by Michael O'Neill
September 12, 2014

(SEPT 12) Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), announced this week that he will run in the AIBA Presidency election once again for the upcoming new term. If successful he would reign over the sport for a third – and final – four year term.....Full Story

 
 
IWBHF Begins Planning for Second Induction
Press Release/IWBHF
September 11, 2014

(SEPT 11)  The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame [IWBHF], following the historical induction of seven women into the IWBHF ranks, has begun preliminary preparation for the second ceremony, scheduled for Summer 2015. Speaking of the July 10, 2014 ceremony in a recent interview, Sue Fox, founder of the IWBHF and WBAN, noted, "the first award celebration in Florida turned out better and more successful than I ever even imagined." Media coverage was highlighted by a "live feed" stream on www.iwbhf.com  and coverage on numerous Internet boxing sites, extending to such main stream publications as Ring Magazine. ....Full Story

USA Boxing’s Elite Teams to Hit the Road for International Competitive Opportunities
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
September 10, 2014

(SEPT 10)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Over the next two weeks, USA Boxing’s elite male and female national teams will take to the skies for international competitions in Poland and Mexico. The men’s squad will be the first group to step in to the ring, boxing in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament, September 15-20 in Kielce, Poland. USA Boxing’s top women will challenge opponents from north, central and south America at the 2014 Women’s Continental Championships September 23-28 in Guadalajara, Mexico. ..Full Story 

Yvonne Caples Returns to the Ring!
by Sue TL Fox
September 9, 2014

(SEPT 9)  WBAN has just learned this week that Yvonne Caples, is returning to the ring, since last fighting in December of 2006.  She will be stepping back into the squared circle this coming Friday, in Durham, North Carolina.  ....Full Story

Open Statement:  The Serranos' against The WIBA!
September 9, 2014
 

(SEPT 9)  As some will may already know--- there is a lot of buzz circulating around the social media network, i.e.,  Facebook, Twitter of some of the Top female boxers making a public stance in regards to Ryan Wissow, the President of the WIBA. This situation came about "and it was all" brought up by Mr.  Ryan Wissow himself for his derogatory and degrading remarks directed to some of the female boxers who fought for his federation----and about women in general....Full Story

Three Female Bouts on "Dangerous Divas" Card
Photos and Story
by Sue TL Fox
September 8,  2014
*Special Photo Gallery
by Paul Gallegos

(SEPT 8) On Thursday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, promoted by Bobby D Presents, had five exciting bouts on the card, with three of those fights featuring women in the ring! In the mainliner, two-time world champion Jolene “Classy Assassin” Blackshear, 108.. Full Story

Where are they Now? A Special feature on Shannon "Dallas" Hall!
by Sue TL Fox
September 7, 2014

Shannon "Dallas" Hall, born April 18, 1970 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Her mother was a secretary, her father a professional wrestler. Her grandfather was an amateur boxer in the military.  Hall told WBAN, "My journey in combat sports began when I moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of 22, when I tried out for THE AMERICAN GLADIATOR television show. I actually tried out to be a contender,and ended up being asked to be one of the new female gladiators after making tryouts. I accepted the invitation and moved to Los Angeles in 1993.  Full Story

Fight Video: Jackie Nava Wins by a Majority Decision over Alicia Ashley
September 7, 2014

(SEPT 7) Last night at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Jackie Nava won by a close 10-round majority decision over Alicia 'Slick' Ashley of Westbury, New York. The two were fighting for the  WBC Super bantamweight title. Final scores: 95-95, 97-93, 98-92.

Video of Fight: Mariana Juarez Wins by a Third Round TKO
Photo by Pepe Rodriguez /WBC
September 7, 2014

(SEPT 7) Last night at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, in Mexico, and promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, won by a third round TKO over Carla Weiss.  Weiss did not answer bell for Fourth round.

Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent:  Open Statement in regards to her relinquishing her WIBA Title Belt
September 6,  2014

(SEPT 6) With regards to the issue of being stripped of the WIBA Women's Super bantamweight title and my issue with Ryan Wissow [President of the WIBA], I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.  There is some confusion as to what happened and where we stand. Mr. Wissow made disparaging remarks [Social Network/Twitter] about women's boxing and specific women in this great sport. After I defended my peers and the sport of women's boxing, Mr. Wissow threatened to strip me of my title. [Shelly Vincent won the vacant WIBA super bantamweight title on May 17, 2013 at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island]...Full Story

Olszewski, Fuentes Battle to Draw in Brooklyn
by Bernie McCoy
September 6, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(SEPT 6)  Christina Fuentes has traveled from Laredo, TX to New York twice this year. She came to fight; more accurately to box professionally, each time against better known, higher ranked, favored opponents.  In February Fuentes stepped in against Heather Hardy, the current "hot" New York..Full Story

Tonight:  Mariana Juarez vs. Carla Weiss
Story and photos by
Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
September 6, 2014

(SEPT 6) Tonight at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, in Mexico, and promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, and televised on Televisa, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, former WBC female champion and current WBC super flyweight International champion, returns to the ring Saturday against Argentinian Carla Weiss at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, Mexico. The fight tops a card billed as “Viva Mexico.”  At the scales Mariana Juárez weighed in at 114, and Carla Weiss 112. They are fighting for the (WBC female super flyweight international title)..Full Story

Quick Results: Three Female Bouts Featured on the San Diego Fights
September 6, 2014

 

 (SEPT 6) Last night in San Diego, California, there were three female bouts on the card and two male bouts----Haley Pasion won by a majority decision over Jillian Lybarger; In another bout, Kenia Enriquez UD8 over Mayela Perez; and in main event, Jolene Blackshear TKO1 over Susan Reno - great card - report to follow..

Juarez-Weiss Final Presser in Mexico
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez
September 5, 2014

(SEPT 5) Yesterday afternoon in the city of Puebla, Mexico took place the final press conference of the boxing card "Viva Mexico". Mariana Juarez and Carla Weiss agreed the fight to be held next Saturday in the Miguel Hidalgo Gym, will draw sparks because of their boxing styles as both fighters like ...Full Story

Three Female Bouts Featured on the San Diego Fights: Dangerous Divas'
by Sue TL Fox
September 4, 2014

(SEPT 4)  Tonight Bobby D. Presents will showcase a much awaited fight card billed as “San Diego Fights: Dangerous Divas” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Mission Valley, California.  Boxing fans are going to be treated with three female bouts on the card, and two men's bouts. .Full Story

Public Workout with Mariana Juarez in Mexico!
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
September 4, 2014

(SEPT 4) On Saturday, September 6th, on the "Vivo Mexico" boxing card, in the main event,  at the Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Mexico, promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, Mariana "Barbie" Juarez, 39-7-3 (16KO), will be set to fight a ten rounder against Carla Weiss, 9-2-1, of Mendoza, Argentina.  The two will be fighting for the Super Flyweight International WBC Title..Full Story/photos

Big Women's Bout this weekend in Mexico - Alicia Ashley vs. Jackie Nava
September 3, 2014


(SEPT 3) On Saturday, September 6th, at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Alicia 'Slick' Ashley of Westbury, New York will travel into Jackie Nava's territory to fight for the WBC Super bantamweight title in a 10 round bout. This should be a non-stop battle between these two!

WBO lightweight Champion Amanda Serrano headlines Brooklyn Brawl
Source/PR
September 3, 2014

(SEPT 3) Brooklyn, NY -- Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano [WBAN's September 2014 Fighter of the Month] will enter the ring at the Master Theater (Formerly the Millennium Theater) in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn on September. 18 with a brand new belt strapped around her waist, and the usual stone game-face signaling her intentions.  Full Story

Video Interview of Melissa McMorrow - She Talks about her Fight in Mexico
September 2, 2014
Interview by Jerry Hoffman

 

 (SEPT 2) On Sunday, August 31, 2014, Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow, multi-world champion talks about her fights that she has taken in Mexico.  Retired promoter and strong advocate of women's boxing, Jerry Hoffman interviewed McMorrow at the Beautiful Brawlers IV show.  Great interview!

Video Highlights Beautiful Brawlers IV Amateur Female Event
September 2, 2014

 (SEPT 2) WBAN just received an excellent overview of the Beautiful Brawlers IV that took place on Sunday, August 31, 2013, in Redwood City, California.  Lucas Ketelle put the video together, and it is a great lil' mini-documentary of the Beautiful Brawlers.

Results from Australia -Two Female Bouts
August 30, 2014

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