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SEPTEMBER 2016

Esmeralda Moreno Faces Tough Challenger Melissa McMorrow
Photo/Story by
Pepe Rodriguez
September 29, 2016

(SEPT 29) The former world champion weight mini flyweight World Boxing Council WBC, Mexican Emeralda "Joya" Moreno, will again face a major challenge on the night of October 22, 2016, when she steps into the ring of the legendary Arena Coliseo City Mexico, to face the dangerous American Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow in a bout, eight rounds in the flyweight division to be fully broadcast live...Full Story

Stacey Copeland on the Road to the 'Calais Jungle' helping Refugees
by Michael O'Neill
Photos: Courtesy/Facebook
September 29, 2016

(SEPT 29) One of the major news stories round the world in recent years has been the dramatic increase in numbers of refugees drowned or killed whilst trying to escape war torn zones in all Continents. So it’s a pleasure today to report on the activities of one Stacey Copeland who is doing as much as she can to help those less fortunate than herself.  Full Story

Kika Chavez to Defend her WBC Title for the Fourth Time
Photo/Story by
Pepe Rodriguez
September 29, 2016

(SEPT 29) The current Flyweight WBC World Champion, the  Queen of Ecatepec, Jessica "Kika" Chavez, is in the best moment of her boxing career after her third defense of the prestigous green title and gold belt, and now, on Saturday October 1, she will defend for the fourth time her crown against the Naoko Fujioka of Japan, "dangerous"....Full Story

WBC Announces Tournament in the WBC Flyweight Belt for the Diamond World Title!
Source/Facebook
September 28, 2016

(SEPT 28)   In some very exciting news from the WBC, they have announced a tournament in the Flyweight division that will be for the WBC Diamond world title ultimately.  Posted publicly on Facebook, the following was announced:  The dream of getting to know the best exponent of the flyweight at global level is close to be fulfilled ....Full Story

WBAN Goes One on One with Noemi "No No" Bosques: She is set to fight on Oct. 19th on the Christy Salters Martin's Pink Promotions Card!
by Sue TL FoxWBAN
September 27, 2016

(SEPT 27) WBAN has an opportunity to meet up with Noemi "No No "Bosques who is set to meet in the ring on the Christy Salters Martin’s Pink Promotions, that will take place at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina,  on October 19, 2016.  The event will be headlined by local hard punching Quinton Rankin and an NABF championship fight between Rosalinda Rodriquez vs. Noemi Bosques.  Full Story

Japan's Naoko Fujioka Talks about her upcoming fight with Jessica "Kika" Chavez
Story and photo
by Pepe Rodriguez
September 26, 2016

 On Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Centro Regional de Deporte de Las Américas, Ecatepec, México, on the "Mexiquense Pride" card, Naoko Fujioka of Japan, said that she is not afraid to face the queen of Ecatepec Yessica "Kika" Chavez at home in Mexico, when she faces Chavez for the WBC world flyweight title that will be featured as the main event.  Full Story

Ange Davis to appeal decision
Source:  Press Release
Photo credit:  Courtesy
September 26, 2016

(SEPT 26)  Over the weekend in Auckland, New Zealand, Benjamin Watt put on his first boxing under BTW Promotions fight 4 Charity. The main event was Nailini Helu vs Ange Davis for the Vacant NZPBA and Vacant UBF Asia Pacific Women’s Heavyweight title.   Full Story

Nailini Helu Wins first major titles
Source: Press Release
Benjamin Watt
New Zealand Boxrec Editor
Photo Credits: Calden Jamieson
Photography
September 25, 2016

(SEPT 25) Tongan born New Zealander Nailini Helu, won a massive bout last night in Auckland, New Zealand, winning the NZPBA and UBF Asia Pacific Women’s heavyweight titles. Helu won the bout against Ange Davis by Split Decision.  The bout itself was extremely close throughout the entire fight and was described as a very well match fight. Despite a very impressive performance, Ange Davis trainer and manager ...Full Story

Just in from Argentina:  Andrea Sanchez Wins by Decision over Veronica Tesure
Source: Boxrec
Photo Credit:
Boxrec
September 24, 2016

(SEPT 24) Tonight in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, flyweight Andrea Sanchez, 109¼, of Buenos Aires, won a four-round unanimous decision over Veronica Tesure, 110, also of Buenos Aires. Final judges scores were 36-40 on all cards. Sanchez moved her record to 4-0-1 (1KO), and Tenure remains winless at 0-4-1.

Alexandria Williams to make Pro Debut on October 1st in Chicago
by Jay Monte
Photo Credit: PR
September 23, 2016

(SEPT 23)  Alexandria Williams is a natural born athlete out of Long Island, NY. Having played football, softball, track and field and mainly basketball her whole life, she has always been involved in sports. She was an all Long Island basketball player in HS and a top rookie in division 2 college before joining the army. After her tour in Germany serving our country, her gym partner and friend, Titus Williams introduced her to the boxing world and...Full Story

FISU World University Championships - Chiang Mai - Thailand - October 3rd-8th
by Michael O'Neill
Photo credit:  courtesy
September 23,  2016

(SEPT 23)  Ireland is sending a strong team to the 2016 World University Games boxing tournament which this year takes place in Chiang Mai, Thailand (October 3/8).  Competitors must be at least 19 and under 28 years of age on January 1st, 2016 so born between January 1st 1988 and December 31st 1997.  Full Story

Cool News of the Week!  Two-Time Gold-Medal Winner Claressa Shields Featured in Ring Magazine!
September 22, 2016

 

(SEPT 22) In what is very cool news in the sport for women's boxing, Claressa Shields, our September fighter of the month is being featured on the COVER of the Ring Magazine in the December 2016 issue!  Ring Magazine continues to support the sport and provides excellent coverage. 

Sabrina "La Muñequita" Perez Vying for Her Third World Title...
Source: WBAN Resource Member
Photo Credit: "La Muñequita" Perez
September 20, 2016

(SEPT 20)  In a twist of fate, the current WBO Women's World Super Bantamweight Champion, Sabrina "La Muñequita" Perez (15-0-1, 2 KO's), of Argentina, gets the opportunity to vie for the vacant WBO Women's World Bantamweight title on November 19, 2016, in Buenos Aires.  Full Story

Ireland's Shannon Edge to fight on Braekhus-Mathis undercard in Oslo
by Michael O'Neill
Photos Credit:  Liam Brereton/Facebook
September 19, 2016

(SEPT 19)  As we’ve previously announced here on WBAN, a great night’s boxing is set for Norwegian capital Oslo on October 1st, and as always here on WBAN we’ll bring you news, photos and when possible a video link to the World title bout in the days that follow.  Full Story

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano to fight October 18th
September 18, 2016

Amanda Serrano to fight October 18th (SEPT 18) News received earlier today--  Amanda Serrano said on Facebook that after successfully defending her WBO Featherweight World Title two months ago that she is back this time dropping down to fight for the WBO Super Bantamweight World Title that will take place on October 18th. She said,  "I'll be fighting for my 4th division, this will tie my record with my Idol Miguel Cotto and make me the first to ever win the WBO in 3 divisions 135, 126, & 122.

"Kika" is back to defend her WBC World title a Fourth Time!
by Sue TL Fox
September 18, 2016

(SEPT 18)  On October 1, 2016, at the Centro Regional de Deporte de Las Américas, Ecatepec, México, another great matchup is on the horizon, when WBC world champion, Yessica “Kika” Chavez, 27-4-3 (4KO), of Mexico City, defends her WBC flyweight world title against Japan's Naoko Fujioka, 15-1-0 (6KO) in a ten round bout. Full Story

Results from Argentina:  Pacheco and Castillo win by Decisions
September 18, 2016

(SEPT 18)  On Friday night, at the Polideportivo General Paz, in Cordoba, Argentina, Super bantamweight Cristina del Valle Pacheco, 121¼, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Marta Soledad Juncos, 122.  Final judges scores were 80-71, 80-72, and 80-72.  In a second female bout, featherweight Cintia Castillo, 122¼, won a four-round unanimous decision over Alicia Machaca, 122¼.  Final judges scores were 40-36, 40-37, and 40-36.

Big Fight on the Horizon in Mexico! McMorrow vs.  Moreno!
Source:  Roundduno.com/
Jesus Lopez
Translator: Eddie Montalvo
September 16, 2016

(SEPT 16) On October 22, 2016, at the historic Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow, 10-5-3 (1KO) will face Esmeralda "Joya" Moreno, 33-9-1 (11KO).  Full Story

Fight Night at the Cascades Casino in Langley BC:  Sarah Pucek Wins by Split Decision
Photo Credits: Hassan Behgouei

Source/Internet media

September 14, 2016

(SEPT 14)  On Friday night, September 9th, at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, in Langley BC, the female bout met all the hype and boxing history when Canadian Featherweight Champion Sarah Pucek of Fort Langley had a rematch with Lucia Larcinese of Montreal for Pucek’s Canadian Title and the vacant Commonwealth Championship.   Pucek won by a ten round split decision with final judges scores of 99-91 and 96-94 for Pucek ...Full Story

 



 

'The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth? - AIBA style
by Michael O'Neill
September 12, 2016

(SEPT 12) The boxing tournament in the 2016 Olympics is gone but NOT forgotten.  The Russians won’t forget it, neither will those from Uzbekistan, Cuba and France nor will boxers from Kazakhstan, the United States, Canada and Ireland and one or two other countries? Full Story

Claggett upsets Robles for NABA US title - Marina Ramirez Crowd Pleasing Female Bout
Source/PR/Roy Jones Promotions
September 12, 2016
(All pictures by Manny "Mitts" Murillo / Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions)

(SEPT 12) LAS VEGAS  - The heat was on last night at "Knockout Night at the D," on Saturday, September 10th,  in and out of the ring, thoroughly entertaining another sold-out crowd at the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.   Full Story

Argentina:  Marcela Acuna  and Karen Carabajal both win by decision  in their bouts
photo: Facebook
September 10, 2016

 (SEPT 10)  Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marcela Acuna,  124¼, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Brenda Carabajal, 124¾.  The two were fighting for the interim WBA World Featherweight championship.  In a second bout, Karen Carabajal, 130¼, won a six-round unanimous decision over Natalia Aguirre,129¾, of Cordoba, Argentina.  More Fight Results

At the Scales:  Laurén and Svensson make weight plus additional female bout on card with weights
September 9, 2016
Photo Credit: KGZ Fougstedt

(SEPT 9)  Mikaela Laurén (27-1, 12 KOs) and Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) both made weight ahead of their grudge match tomorrow night at the Hovet in Stockholm.  The Swedish rivals battle it out for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight belt and a chance to face female ...Full Story

The most controversial Olympic Boxing Tournament ever?
by Michael O'Neill
September 9, 2016

(SEPT 9) There has been widespread anger and disillusionment with the AIBA’s judges and Executive following several highly contentious decisions at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  Most of the criticism followed alleged pro-Russian bias by the Judges, some against opponents from countries like United States, Kazakhstan, Ireland ...Full Story

Laurén wins coin toss, will enter the ring second
September 9, 2016
Mikaela Laurén/Photo Credit:
KGZ Fougstedt

 

(SEPT 9) Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) won the first battle against Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) as the Swedish rivals went head-to-head in a coin toss to decide who enters the ring second for their interim WBC World Female Welterweight title fight on Saturday night.  The Stockholm fighter had previously demanded that she walk to the ring second and was left outraged when ..Full Story

Laurén vs. Svensson final press conference – quotes and pictures
September 7, 2016
Mikaela Laurén/Photo Credit:
KGZ Fougstedt
 

(SEPT 7)  Tensions continue to rise ahead of the Swedish super fight between Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) and Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) on Saturday night in Stockholm where the bitter rivals will battle it out for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title and a chance to face female pound-for-pound number one Cecilia Brækhus. Full Story

Huge Fight on the Horizon:  Cecilia Braekhus vs. Anne Sophie Mathis
by Sue TL Fox
September 7, 2016

(SEPT 7) In a potentially huge and interesting rematch of two of the sports top female boxers in the world Cecilia Braekhus,   (28-0, 7 KOs), from Bergen, Norway, vs. Anne Sophie Mathis,  (27-3-1, 23 KOs), from Varangéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, will have a second go at who will win in this multi-world championship.  They will be fighting October 1, 2016, at the Spektrum in Oslo, in Norway.  Full Story

Christy Salters Martin's Pink Promotions Brings Professional Boxing Event to the Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, North Carolina- October 19th!
September 6, 2016

(SEPT 6)  CHARLOTTE NC -- Christy Salters Martin’s Pink Promotions has joined forces with Pretty Girl Promotions owned by Mercedes Vasquez to bring championship boxing to The Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, NC on October 19. The event will be headlined by local hard punching Quinton Rankin and an NABF championship fight between two of the best female fighters today, Rosalinda Rodriquez vs Noemi Bosques. In addition to these exciting bouts Christian Camacho, Berry Butler and Daniel “DP” Powell will be featured in separate fights.  Full Story

Argentina: Two Female Bouts Featured on Card
September 6, 2016

(SEPT 6) On Friday, September 9th, at the Ce.De.M. N° 2, Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina, there are two female bouts on the card. In a 10-rounder, for the interim WBA Featherweight title, Marcela Acuna will face Brenda Carabajal;  in the second bout on the card, Karen Carabajal will fight Natalia Aguirre in a six-round bout.

Svensson: ‘’I will give Laurén a boxing lesson’’
Source: Press Release
September 2, 2016
Photos:  Pepe Rodriguez

(SEPT 2)  Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) believes her superior boxing skills will prove too much for Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) when the Swedish rivals meet for the interim WBC Female World Welterweight title on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm.  Full Story

Beautiful Brawlers VI Held at the Pacifica Cages in Pacifica, California
Source/Press Release
September 2, 2016

(SEPT 2)  On Sunday, September 4th Beautiful Brawlers will be having the 6th installment of this All Female Amateur Boxing show. What makes this show unique is the level competition on this card and that boxers are coming from all over the Nation and Canada to compete.  Full Story

History-Making Amateur boxer Claressa Shields named WBAN's September 2016 Fighter of the Month!

 WBAN is proud to announce our 2016 September Fighter of the month.  Amateur boxer Claressa Shields  took her place in American boxing history earlier in August, when she became the country’s first boxer to win two Olympic gold medals. More

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