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SEPTEMBER 2017

Salita Promotions Signs Elite Russian Female Elena Gradinar to Co-Promotional Contract
Source/PR
September 30, 2017

(SEPT 30)  The female fighting stable of promoter Dmitriy Salita has grown again, as Salita proudly announces the signing of Russian featherweight Elena Gradinar to a co-promotional contract (along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group).  The undefeated 27-year-old Gradinar (6-0, 1 KO) as a professional boxer, went 73-8 as an amateur, winning numerous national and international amateur tournaments.  Full Story

Boxing: Internal strife continues at AIBA as Executive involves IOC President Thomas Bach
by Michael O'Neill
Photo credit:  AIBA
September 29, 2017

(SEPT 29)  In an extraordinary intervention Friday, the AIBA Executive Council, led by EUBC European President Franco Falcinelli and supported by the rest of the Executive p[leased with I.O.C President Bach to intervene in the ongoing dispute and warned that if urgency action was not taken then the AIBA was unlikely to be able to meet its financial obligations.  Full Story

Jessica Nery Plata Finally Gets Her Shot At World Glory
Source/WBF PR
September 26, 2017

(SEPT 26) After more than six years as a professional, one of the best young female flyweights on the planet, Mexico´s Jessica Nery Plata, will finally get her shot at a world championship on Saturday October 14, when she challenges for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Flyweight title.  Full Story

Kozin vs. Muthoni For WBF Womens World Middleweight Title
Source/WBF
Photo: Facebook/Kozin
September 19, 2017

(SEPT 19)  Slovenian Ema Kozin will contest the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Middleweight title on Saturday October 14 at Hala Tivoli in Ljubljana, taking on former three-time world title-challenger Florence Muthoni from Kenya.  Still only eighteen years old, undefeated Kozin, 10-0 (6), can become the youngest WBF World Champion in history if victorious, and proved ....Full Story

Next Two Amateur Boxing Shows in New York and One Show In London
Source/Gleasons Gym
September 19, 2017

(SEPT 19) On October 14, 2017, the Gleason's Monthly Boxing Series.  Any one with an up-to-date boxing book can participate.  This event includes Men, Women, Juniors, Seniors and Masters. If you want to participate email Jieun, the matchmaker ...Full Story

Meet Casiphia Arnold Top Amateur Representing the Hillsboro Boxing Team
by Sue TL Fox
September 18, 2017

(SEPT 18) As women's boxing is on the rise, and we are seeing so many outstanding amateur female boxers we would like to tell you about a great lil' boxer who represents the Hillsboro Boxing Team, in Hillsboro, Oregon.Meet Casiphia Arnold, who at this time is currently ranked no 1.  (bantamweight /11-12 year olds) in the U.S.A.  Arnold is 11 years old, and just about to turn the big 12 in October.  Full Story

Marcia Agripino vs. Federica Bianco at the Twin River Casino!
by Karen Dulin
photo credit: CSB Photography
September 17, 2017

(SEPT 17)   Last night at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln, Rhode Island, I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend the fights at that event.  I say this because I witnessed yet another great women's boxing match up.  Marcia Agripino (1-0-1) of Groton, Connecticut, and Federica Bianco (2-1) of New York fought each other this night in a non-stop action bout.   Full Story

Marlen Esparza Wins by Decision over Aracely Palacios on Canelo-Golovkin Card
Source/PR
Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos
Golden Boy Promotions
September 17, 2017

(SEPT 17) LAS VEGAS ----Last night at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, In the first bout of the evening, Marlen Esparza (3-0), the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Aracely Palacios (8-8, 1 KO) in the flyweight division. Esparza showed the influence...Full Story

Tonight on the Canelo-Golovin Card - Marlen Esparza Third Pro bout
September 16, 2017
Video

(SEPT 16) Tonight at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marlen Esparza, 3-0,  of Houston, Texas,  will be fighting six-rounds at the Flyweight Division against Aracely Palacios, of Durango, Mexico. At the scales, Esparza came in 1.5 over, at 111.5, and her opponent, 110 lbs.

Beautiful Brawlers VII
By Joe Phenneger
Photo: Blanca Gutierrez/
and Joe Phenneger
September 15, 2017
 

(SEPT 15) In the sport of boxing there are two constants---there is a winner and a loser. For centuries around the world people have been fascinated seeing two men pitted in battle one on one to see who was superior, and had the ability to destroy the other man. From the times when men fought on horses with swords to modern times when the battles are settled in the ring nothing catches people’s attention more than a fight. Over the past twenty years though there has been a change. No longer has it just been men fighting but also females have joined in the battle to become gladiators.  Full Story

Boxing: Sell Out Crowd for Joshua and Taylor bouts in Cardiff October 28th
by Michael O'Neill
September 15, 2017

(SEPT 15) The Anthony Joshua v  Kubrat Pulev WBA and IBF  World Heavyweight  title fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff has completely sold out according to promoters Matchroom and ticketing agents Stub Hub.  Ireland’s former Olympic Lightweight champion  Katie Taylor challenges Argentina’s Anahi  Esther Sanchez  on a bumper bill in support of Joshua’s showdown with Pulev, the third World title bout on the card, as Kal Yafai defends his WBA Super-Flyweight title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Sho Ishida.   Full Story

Salita Signs Russia's Heavily Decorated Former Amateur World Champion Elena Savelyeva to a Co-Promotional Contract
Source/PR
September 14, 2017

(SEPT 14) Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions is proud to announce the signing of one of the most decorated female amateur boxers in the world, Russia's Elena Savelyeva, to a co-promotional contract, along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group.  Savelyeva, now 1-0 as a professional boxer, went 134-15-1 as an amateur, winning the world, European (2X) and Russian (6X)...Full Story

Women's Title Bout on Underground Showdown 2!
Source/PR/Amy Green
September 13, 2017

(SEPT 13)  ATLANTA, GA-- The WBF (World Boxing Federation) Bantamweight Title will be on the line November 4th at Buckhead Fight Club when #2 ranked featherweight Helen Joseph (14-3-1) of Nigeria and Cristina "Mandy" Fuentes from Laredo, Texas (8-9-5) off at the Underground Showdown 2.  Full Story

Katie Taylor vs. Anahi Esther Sanchez on Joshua/Pulev Undercard in Cardiff
by Michael O'Neill
September 12, 2017

(SEPT 12)  Confirmation today from Matchroom boxing of one of the ‘worst kept’ secrets in boxing circles and that is that Ireland’s Olympic Gold medallist Katie Taylor will feature on the undercard of the World Heavyweight title fight in Cardiff between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium ) in Cardiff October 28th. Full Story

Dayana "Diamante" Cordero finally gets her Shot at WBA Bantamweight Champion Mayerlin Rivas
WBAN Resource Team
September 12, 2017
Photo Credits: Team Cordero/FB

(SEPT 12)  WBAN was informed that WBA Women's Interim Bantamweight Champion Dayana "Diamante" Cordero 'finally gets her chance' to face her rival, WBA World Women's Bantamweight Champion Mayerlin Rivas, on November 2, 2017, in Medellin, Columbia..Full Story

Salina Aztec Queen Barrios Remains Undefeated with Dominating Performance
Source/PR-Mario Serrano
Photo Credits: Robert Elizondo
And Boxeo Imperio

(SEPT 11)  SAN ANTONIO, TX  - This past Saturday at the San Antonio Event Center, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (2-0, 1 KO), remained undefeated with a dominating four-round unanimous decision victory against Jasmine Clarkson (4-10).   Full Story

Results from Argentina:  Anahi Sanchez Wins by TKO
September 10, 2017

(SEPT 10) Last night at the Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina, Anahi Sanchez, 135, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, won by a six round TKO over Cecilia Mena, 134, of Tucuman, in a scheduled 10 round bout. The two were fighting for the vacant WBA Lightweight Title.  Sanchez moves her record to 17-2-0 (9KO),  This is the second loss as a pro for Mena, with her record now 10-2-1 (5KO).  Photo credit/Boxrec/Mena

Selena "Aztec" Barriors Returns To The Ring This Saturday at the San Antonio Event Center
Source/PR/Mario Serrano
September 7, 2017

(SEPT 7)  SAN ANTONIO, TX  - This Saturday September 9, 2017, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (1-0, 1 KO) makes her way back to the ring as she battles Jasmine Clarkson (4-9) at the San Antonio Event Center in Texas. The four-round bout, set at 140 pounds, will be Barrios' second fight .....  Full Story

Beautiful Brawlers VII
by Blanca Gutierrez
Photos by Brett Ostrowski
September 6, 2017

(SEPT 6) It was during a Bay Area heat wave that the weigh ins neared for Beautiful Brawlers VII. I walked up the alleyway to the Babyface Boxing gym. I walked through a sea of boxing coaches and families. As I neared the door there was a long line of boxers in fight team outfits, sweats and team t shirts. I walked in where the officials were weighing in the fighters and there was a line of girls, all from out of town weighing in. Ten year old Miliyah Amezquita walked ion with space buns on her head and a wonder woman outfit.   Full Story

USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh is AIBA 2017 Coach of the Year
by Michael O'Neill
September 3, 2017

(SEPT 3)  Team USA Boxing ended the 2017 AIBA World championships at the Sporthalle in Hamburg with one Gold and two Silver medals plus the prestigious AIBA 2017 Coach of the Year award which went to Head Coach Billy Walsh.  Wexford-man Walsh of course is also Head Coach of the women’s team which saw Claressa Shields take Gold in Rio in 2016 and that team too is now busy preparing for major International championships in 2018 as well as for the next USA Boxing domestic championships.  Full Story

AIBA President meets with National Federations for World Championship de-brief and Olympic Cycle planning ahead of the Finals in Hamburg
Source/AIBA PR
September 2, 2017

(SEPT 2) AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu met with the National Federations gathered in Hamburg for the 2017 AIBA World Championships on Saturday morning to reflect on the success of the tournament and the quality of the boxing, and to look ahead through the Olympic Cycle to Tokyo 2020. Also present at the meeting was the IOC Sports Director Mr Kit McConnell, who outlined the key changes planned for Tokyo, including the addition of two new weight categories for the Women’s competition, taking the total up to five.  Full Story

Katie Taylor has busy schedule ahead according to Promoter Eddie Hearn
by Michael O'Neill
September 2, 2017

(SEPT 2)   Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has been talking about what the future of former Olympic Gold medallist Katie Taylor might look like in the coming months including a possible World title bout in Cardiff at the end of October. Intriguingly he also discussed a possible ‘’crossover’’ bout against Holly Holm.  Full Story

Baby Nansen wins her first Pro Boxing Title
Source/PR
Photo Credit: Calden Jameson
September 2, 2017

(SEPT 2) Baby Nansen is putting the controversial draw decision earlier this year behind by winning her first New Zealand title on the Hemi Ahio vs Daniel Tai undercard.  Nansen took on Quinita Hati for the New Zealand National (PBCNZ version) super lightweight title. The title bout was in major jeopardy as Baby Nansen was originally booked into fighting Monica Tai who pulled out due to injury and Quinita Hati was booked into fighting Missy Elliot who still fought...Full Story

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