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September 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
September 17, 2014

(SEP 17) 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

(AUG 30) Last night at the WA Italian Club, Perth,Australia, in a six-rounder Lauryn Eagle, 128¼, of New South Wales, Australia, won a six-round decision over Pantiwa Kaewmahosod, 125. Thailand.   In a second bout, Louisa Hawton, 101, of Perth, won a four-round unanimous decision over Payayong Sueksasongkro, 99¾, of Thailand.

Press Release:  Mighty Melissa McMorrow
Press Release/
Tony Collier
MMM Promotions/
Tiger Promotions
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
August 29, 2014

(AUG 29)  "Mighty" Melissa McMorrow has flown around the world to compete against the best fighters, often in their home country. Recently,  McMorrow again traveled to Ecatepec, Mexico to fight Mexico’s Jessica “Kika” Chavez on August 23, 2014.   Full Story

August 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
August 29, 2014

(AUG 29) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for August 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!  

Latest News: Congrats to Ria Ramnarine who Graduates from the PTI Course
August 26, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(AUG 26) Latest update on multi-world champion Ria Ramnarine, of Trinidad And Tobago, who has just graduated from the Physical Training Instructor (PTI).  An Exerpt of what Ria said about graduating from this recent accomplishment.....Full Story


Team USA’s Jajaira Gonzalez Wins Gold in Dominating Fashion at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
August 26, 2014

(AUG 26)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) –  Seventeen-year-old Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) remembers her early days in the sport when she was the only girl in her southern California boxing gym. At only eight years old, her father was determined to get her involved in the sport despite her protests and wide array of attempts to get out of training. Fast-forward nearly a decade and that young girl has made history as the first U.S. boxer ever to win Youth Olympic Games gold, taking a unanimous decision...Full Story

Mathis’s manager inks a new boxer looking for fight!
August 26, 2014

(AUG 26) Check out this new talent in the pro circuit who has signed with boxing manager and matchmaker Christel Aujoux, who not only manages multi-world champion Anne Sophie Mathis, but just added Maiva Hamadouche.  She is currently 4-0 (4KO) as a pro, and she comes from an extensive background with 54 amateur fights under...Full Story

Beautiful Brawlers IV - August 31 in Redwood City, California!
Source/Press Release
August 25, 2014

(AUG 25)  On Sunday, August 31, 2014, Babyface Boxing presents Beautiful Brawlers 4, an all-female championship amateur boxing card at SportsHouse 3151 Edison Way, Redwood City, CA 94063. Doors will be open to the public at 12 noon and bouts will start at..Full Story

Where are They Now: Retired World Champion Michele Aboro! 
by Sue TL Fox
August 25, 2014

(AUG 25) WBAN's next edition of "Where are they Now" features retired world champion Michele Aboro, who boxed from 1995 to 2001.  She retired from the sport with an undefeated record of 21-0-0 (12KO), winning the WIBF super bantamweight world title, successfully defending it three times. Earlier in her career she also won the WIBF European Super Bantamweight title.  ..Full Story

Sindy Amador Fights Anahi Torres to a Split Draw 
August 23, 2014

(AUG 23) Last night at the Omega Products International, Corona, California, Light flyweight Sindy Amador and Anahi Torres fought to split draw last night in corona, California in a 8 round non title bout. Scores were 78-74,76-76,78-74. Card was promoted by Thompson boxing. Amador said on her Facebook, "I had a hard fight against a great ..Full Details

Nicola Adams Out of All Boxing for Six Months Due Shoulder Injury Requiring Surgery
by Michael O'Neill
August 22, 2014

(AUG 22) Shock news tonight from Olympic Gold Medallist, GB's Nicola Adams who confirmed to the BBC that she will miss the forthcoming World Championships in Jeju Island, Korea.  Full Story

Latest Update:  Making Your Reservations now to attend the Inaugural WBC Female Convention
Press Release/WBC
August 22, 2014

(AUG 22)  Please make your reservation now, to attend the inaugural WBC Female Convention.  We are poised to celebrate the first ever WBC Women's Boxing Summit in exquisite Playa del Carmen. A unique event that will chart a new direction for women's boxing. Stars, who've already confirmed attendance include: Laila Ali, Mia St. John, Ana Maria Torres, Mariana Juarez, Jackie Nava, Laura Serrano, Christy Martin, Jelena Mrdjenovich and many others....Full Story

Tempers heat up between Chavez and McMorrow
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
August 21,  2014

(AUG 21) The rivalry that in recent days has been created between  Yessica "Kika" Chavez from México and Melissa Mcmorrow, of the United States, has been raised to the boiling point, such that both fighters were close to further their fight...Full Story

United States’ Boxers Undergo Final Preparations for Youth Olympic Games Competition in China
by Julie Goldsticker
August 20, 2014

(AUG 20) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA’s four Youth Olympic boxers are soaking up every ounce of the once in a lifetime experience as they prepare for boxing competition to begin this weekend in Nanjing, China. Male flyweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), female lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) and male..Full Story

USA Boxing’s Elite Women to Face Northern Neighbors in the Battle of the Frontiers on August 21
by Julie Goldsticker
/USA Boxing
August 19, 2014

(AUG 19) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA’s elite female athletes have traveled north of the border to take on their Canadian counterparts on Thursday in the Battle of the Frontiers in Montreal, Canada. The international duel will be the second match-up of 2014 between the top women from the United States and Canada following an initial meeting in March at the U.S. Olympic...Full Story

Lourdes Juarez closed her training camp
Report and photos
by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
August 19, 2014

(AUG 18) Yesterday afternoon,  in Mexico City, Lourdes Juarez closed her training camp towards her Saturday night fight against Ibeth Muñoz in Coacalco State of Mexico. ..Full Story

Finland:  Wahlstrom Wins by a Decision for the EBU title
August 17, 2014

 

(AUG 17) Last night at the Operastage, Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland, Eva Wahlstrom, 129¾, successfully defended her EBU super featherweight title when she won a 10-round unanimous decision over Djemilla Gontaruk. All Scores 90--100.

Just In:  Eileen Olszewski to fight Christina Fuentes
August 17, 2014

(AUG 17) On September 5, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. Christina Fuentes, a tough lil' warrior in the sport will face Eileen Olszewski in an eight round bout at 114 lbs.  In her last fight in NYC she fought to a controversial split with undefeated Heather Hardy--so the fight should be a non-stop action bout.  For tickets-646-831-9233 

Fight results of the All Female Boxing Card in Canada
by Sue TL Fox
August 16, 2014

(AUG 16) Last night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, the results are the following:  In the main event, featherweight Olivia Gerula won an eight-round unanimous decision over Kaliesha West.  Final judges scores were 78-73, 78-74, and 76-75.  Jennifer Santiago, won a six-round unanimous decision over Sherine Thomas. Final judges scores were 59-54, 57-56, and 57-56...Full Story

Full Fight Video: Amanda Serrano  Wins by a Sixth Round KO over Maderna! 
August 16, 2014

 (AUG 16) Last night at the Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, Amanda Serrano, 134¼, now  21-1-1 (16KO), of Brooklyn, New York, won by a sixth round KO over local boxer Maria Maderna, 13-9-3 (2KO), of Buenos Aires.  Serrano won the WBO Lightweight title.

Cecilia Braekhus to fight Ivana Habazin for Four Major World Titles
Source/PR
August 13, 2014

(AUG 13) Pound-for-pound queen Cecilia Brækhus (25-0, 7 KOs) will attempt to make history on September 13 by becoming the first female boxer in any weight category to unify a division by holding all four major titles. The WBC, WBA & WBO Female World Welterweight Champion will take on IBF Champion Ivana Habazin (13-1, 5 KOs) at TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. .Full Story

Kaliesha West vs. Olivia Gerula Headline in 8-round Main Event
Source/PR
August 13, 2014

(AUG 13)  Former three time WBO Bantamweight World Champion and one time IFBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West (16,1- 3-KO 4) of Moreno Valley, California takes on a tough challenge when she faces former WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Olivia "The Predator" Gerula (14,14, 2-KO 3) of Winnipeg, Canada. West vs ..Full Story

Two Female Bouts in Mexico
August 13, 2014

 

(AUG 13) On Saturday night, August 16, in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, there are two female bouts on the card. In one bout, in a  ten round WBC light welter title bout with Alejandra Marina Oliveras 31(16)-2-2 vs TBA; and a ten round WBC interim bantantam weight title bout with Jessica Gonzales 5-1 vs TBA.  No other info on the opponents at this time.

All Female Boxing Card in Canada
August 13, 2014

 (AUG 13) This Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, in an All female card: Lineup:  Kaliesha West vs. Olivia Gerula, eight rounds; Brenda Gonzales vs. Lucie Osegueda; Sherie Thomas vs. Vanessa Bradford; Alexis Asher vs. Kaiyana Rain; Monique Duval vs. Alicia Napoleon; Ashley Nichols vs. Amanda Lovato; Lita Burton vs. Maureen Riordon;; Eloise Picard vs. Judy Pereira, four rounds.

Chile: Video of Bout  Carolina Rodriguez Retains her IBF Title
August 10, 2014

(AUG 10) Last night at the Polideportivo Estadio Nacional, Santiago de Chile Dayana Cordero, of Barranquilla,  IBF Bantamweight champion, Carolina Rodriguez, now 13-0-0 (1KO), of Chile,  successfully defended her title against Dayana Cordero, by winning a 10-round split decision.

Opps...Who Made this Matchup?
August 9, 2014

 (AUG 9) On August 15, in Victoria, Australia, according to Boxrec, Susie Ramadan will be fighting Muaylek Sithsaithong, eight rounds, non-title. Can't imagine this being much of a matchup.  Ramadan is 23-1-0 (8KO), vs. Thailand's Sithsaithong, 3-0 (1KO), against two pro debuters, and one 0-1-0 boxer.  She has fought only 13 rounds with all of her three winless opponents in her pro career.

Mexico: Victoria Argueta Defends her IBF TItle
Source/PR
August 8, 2014

(AUG 8)  Unbeaten in 30 professional fights, super bantamweight standout Andres "Jaguar" Gutierrez will look to keep his "0" intact on Saturday, August 9, when he defends his WBC Silver Championship at home against Mexico City's Mario "Huracan" Macias at the Auditorio Jose Maria Arteaga in Queretaro, Mexico.  Full Story

Exclusive One on One Interview with Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow
by Sue TL Fox
August 7, 2014

(AUG 7)  WBAN had an opportunity to talk with multi-world champion Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow about her upcoming fight in Mexico and about the sport...Full Story

Update on the Hammer vs. Mathis Bout
August 6, 2014

(AUG 6) WBAN was notified that the WBO has gone with the ruling of the Germany Boxing Commission and they are now saying the fight on July 26th is a NO CONTEST--- but with that said, Hammer will continue to be their WBO Middleweight champion (she apparently already had that tite) at 160 lbs, and for that reason are unable to order a rematch.

Japan Results: Second Female Bout on Card
August 2, 2014

 

(AUG 2)  In the second bout along with the Shibata vs Arrazola bout, Momo Koseki, 19-2-1 (6KO), of Tokyo, successfully defended her Atomweight WBC belt against Denise Castle, 2-1-0 (2KO) by an eighth round TKO in a 10 round bout.  As WBAN.. Full Details on Fight Results Segment

Results Just in: Japan: Naoko Shibata Defends her IBF title
August 2, 2014

 (AUG 2) Today (Japan's Time Zone) at the Adachi Ward Sogo Sports Center, Tokyo, Japan, Light flyweight Naoko Shibata, 13-3-0 (4KO), of Tokyo, won by a ninth round TKO over Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola, 20-10-2 (13KO), of Tlalnepantla, México.  Shibata was defending her IBF Light flyweight world title bout in a 10 rounder. Full Details on Fight Results Segment

Carla Torres Defends WIBA Title against Jennifer Santiago
Source/PR
August 1, 2014

(AUG 1)  In what is being dubbed "An evening of World Championship Boxing and live entertainment" in a press release, in the mainliner, the card will feature Cleveland's own WIBA World Featherweight Champion Carla Torres defending her title against Brooklyn, New York's Jennifer Santiago. . ..Full Story

Today: Raging Babe Launches Online Store - Proceeds go to Heart of Faith - Kennedy Cunningham Heart Raiser
Source/PR
August 1, 2014

(AUG 1) Michelle Rosado, Raging Babe founder launches her much anticipated Raging Babe web store (www.ragingbabe.com) this Friday. The online store will offer boxing themed clothing for both women and men, as well as novelty items at affordable prices. ..Full Story

Women’s Boxing Action this Weekend
By Sue TL Fox
July 31, 2014

(JULY 31)  WBAN’s wrap up for this coming weekend’s boxing action in women’s boxing worldwide. On Friday, August 1st, the action begins on boxing cards on the following: ARGENTINA: At the Club Unión Eléctrica, in Cordoba, Argentina, in an eight round bout, Carolina Marcela Gutierrez Gaite, 21-4-1 (13KO), of Cordoba will be fighting in a non-title bout against Anahi Yolanda Salles, 4-12-2 (1KO), of Buenos Aires. Gaite has fought two Interim WBO Bantamweight world title fights in 2014, losing both of those bouts by split decision. For Salles, this will be the third bout with Gaite, with the last fight with Gaite being a no contest, and in 2012 having a six-round split draw.  Full Story

Update:  Phyllis Kugler, a boxer in the 1950s
July 31, 2014


(JULY 30)  In 2002, WBAN had the pleasure of interviewing Phyllis Kugler, pioneer boxer from the 1950s, who fought Joann Hagen, Barbara Buttrick, and was one of the boxers in the past who helped pave the way for female boxers of today.  We received an update on Kugler, and was notified that she passed away on March 6, 2014. Full Story on Kugler

Women's Boxing: The Next Step
by Bernie McCoy
July 28, 2014

(JULY 28) Thus far this year, the sport of professional Women's boxing, in the United States, where the vast majority of female fighters reside and train, has progressed, (if that term can be stretched far enough to apply), along much the same lines as the past five, quite possibly ten years have unfolded in the sport. To use what we used to call a twenty-five cent word, the sport, for far too long, has existed in a state of stasis; a sense of almost literal motionlessness.  ..Full Story

Results from Spain:  Kali Reis vs. Mikaela Lauren
Photos:  Charlie Miralles
Source/Mary del Pino
July 28, 2014

(JULY 28)  On July 18th, and promoted by Chute Boxe, in a women's bout, It was the fight of the night,at the Pabellon Municipal, Valencia, Spain. Both women brought their best into the ring for an all-out eight-round battle at 152 lb. ..Full Story

Anne Sophie Mathis Wins by KO over Christina Hammer .....Oh, then gets the WIN taken from her for an Illegal Blow?
by Sue TL Fox
July 27, 2014

(JULY 27) Christina Hammer received an EARLY Christmas Gift last night when she gets KO'd by her opponent and then gets to strap on TWO WORLD TITLE BELTS!  Wow, didn't know that Christmas would come so early for Germany's Christina Hammer who KEEPS her "undefeated" boxing record after being KO'd by her opponent from France, Anne Sophie Mathis! ..Full Story

Noemi Bosques to Fight on  August 1st in Florida
Source/PR
July 26, 2014

(JULY 26) On Friday, August 1, 2014, it is "Bombs Away" at the Ala Carte Tampa, Florida! All Star Boxing, Pier 6 Promotions and
Telemundo Tampa will host Telemundo’s popular sports program Boxeo Telemundo Ford at the mecca of boxing in Tampa the Ala Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, Fl 33634. .Full Story

Determination to succeed
by Kelsey Jeffries
July 24, 2014

(JULY 24)  Earning my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing has been the hardest accomplishment I have had to fight for. It is a different kind of toughness than I use in the ring, but the same hard work, discipline, dedication, and determination that put me in the ring. I refuse to give up on anything I begin. .   Full Story

Douglas Targets World title in Fall!
Source/PR
July 22, 2014

(JULY 22) Baltimore, MD  – Blue chip prospect Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas has her sights set on capturing a world title before the end of 2014.  At 5-0 with 1 win by knockout, the Baltimore-based Washington DC native’s set a lofty goal for herself. As an amateur, she won multiple Golden Gloves and National PAL titles while making Team USA twice. According to industry insiders, if Douglas wins a title in her sixth pro fight, she’d have the third fewest bouts before winning a major world title. The current record holder is Canada’s Jeannie Garside, who captured a belt in her fourth professional bout. Douglas’ Ponytail Promotions stablemate Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson won the WBC title after only five...Full Story

United States Boxers Sweep Final Round Bouts at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
July 21, 2014

(JULY 21)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA closed the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in gold medal fashion with four final round victories on Sunday in Mexico City. All four American competitors won gold medals in the multi-sport event, which provided a preview of next year’s Pan American Games in Toronto. 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned four wins en route to Pan American Olympic Festival Championships. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympic Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) took three victories a piece to win their gold medals in Mexico City...Full Story 

Alisah McPhee and Peggy Maerz Proved most Exciting Bout on Undercard!
Photos and Story
by Mike Blair
July 20, 2014

(JULY 20) The women’s bantam weight bout pitting Alisah McPhee against Peggy Maerz proved to be the most exciting bout on the undercard of the Strawson Boxing promotion at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo BC on Friday July 18th. The fight was an interesting match up of power, which Maerz embodied, and quickness and accuracy, seen in McPhee’s punches. The momentum shifted between the two women throughout the six round bout, and as both women are British Columbia residents, the crowd was split in their support.... Full Story

Carlette Ewell to fight Sonya Lamonakis in Rematch for vacant IBO title
July 20,  2014

(JULY 20)  On August 2, 2014, on the "War in Paradise" boxing card, at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium, in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, in a long awaited rematch between Carlette "The Truth" Ewell, 15-7-1 (9KO), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Sonya "The Scholar" Lamonakis, 9-1-2 (1KO), of New York, NY, will settle the score in this neutral territory for the two, after their first fight that took place in January 2012 where the two fought to a split six-round draw in New York....Full Story

Team USA Clinches Four Final Round Berths at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
July 19, 2014

(JULY 19)  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The American winning streak remained in tact on Friday at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), middleweight Claressa Shields and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all won their semifinal match-ups to join flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) in tonight’s final round action.   Awesome was the first of the three U.S. boxers to take the ring in Friday’s semifinals and he earned his third....Full Story

Mexico: Silvia Torres to fight Joana Medina
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
July 19, 2014

(JULY 19) Tonight at the Centro de Convenciones Azul, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, there will be one female bout on the card featuring Silvia Torres, 47.500 kg, will be facing Joana "Morenita Tapatia" Medina, 48.200 kg. The two will be fighting six rounds in the light flyweight division....Full Story

Irish Amateur Boxing Association receives additional €975,000 (USD 1.3 million)
by Michael O'Neill
July 19, 2014

(JULY 19) Good news for Irish boxing this week with the announcement by Minister Michael Ring, TD, of an additional grant of €975,000 ( approx.USD1.3 million) with special emphasis on improving club facilities throughout the country for female boxers. ..Full Story

 
 
AIBA Name Host Cities For 2015/16 Olympic Qualifiers
by Michael O'Neill
July 18, 2014

(JULY 18) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has confirmed the results of the bidding for AIBA’s major competitions to be held in 2015 and 2016, as well as for the Olympic Qualifying Events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  The 2014 Women’s World Championships will take place in Jeju City, Korea in November as we previously reported, following Canada having withdrawn. ..Full Story

Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood and Cam F. Awesome Win Pan American Olympic Festival Openers in Mexico City
by Julie Goldsticker
July 18, 2014

(JULY 18)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA is off to a great start at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival with three American boxers claiming opening bout wins on the first two days of competition in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned quarterfinal wins on Wednesday while flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) took a semifinal victory on Thursday in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) while compete in her first bout of the multi-sport event on Friday in a match-up with Mexico’s Alma Ibarra. ...Full Story

Collective Thoughts: Latest News at the Arcaro Boxing Gym
Source/Arcaro Boxing Gym
July 17, 2014

(JULY 17) It’s been a little rough around the Arcaro Boxing community lately.  Last month, Coach Jeremy lost his mother unexpectedly.
Competitive Boxer Sophia lost her nephew to senseless gun violence and Competitive Boxer Jen has been diagnosed with a frontal ..Full Story

Cam F. Awesome and USA Boxing’s Olympic Trio to Compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival
by Julie Goldsticker
July 17, 2014
Photo: Dalia Duran

(JULY 17) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four of USA Boxing’s most internationally experienced athletes will compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival this week in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) will reunite for the multi-sport event while multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will represent Team USA’s male athletes in Mexico....Full Story

Boxing Action in Spain:  Mikaela Lauren to fight Kali Reis
July 15, 2014

 (JULY 15)  On Friday night, July 18th, at the Pabellon Municipal, Sedavi, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, Mikaela Lauren, 21-3-0 (8KO), of Stockholm, Sweden, will be fighting Kali "KO Mequinonoag" Reis, 6-2-1 (2KO), of Providence, Maryland.  The two will be fighting an eight round bout.

July 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
July 15, 2014

(JULY 15) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for July 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!  

Team USA’s Youth Athletes Win Five Medals at the 2014 Golden Glove of Vovjodina Tournament in Serbia
by Julie Goldsticker
Photo Feature: Martha Fabela
July 14, 2014

(JULY 14) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – A squad of the United States’ youth boxers faced off with international foes this past week in Subotica, Serbia at the 2014 Golden Glove of Vovjodina. Bantamweight Hector Tanajara (San Antonio, Texas) led Team USA with a gold medal finish in the international tournament with three wins in Serbia. Light flyweight Thomas Blumenfeld (Albany, N.Y.) and female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) each took home silver medals while flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) and welterweight John Williams (Baton Rouge, La.) claimed bronze.  Full Story

Women's Bout at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton
Photos and Story
by Mike Blair
July 13, 2014

(JULY 13)  On Friday night Jennifer Hamann faced Ariel Beck to open the show in a four round super featherweight fight at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington leading up to the ESPN2 television broadcast. Beck entered the fight with three wins, all coming in her native Montana, though she has not been in the ring since 2012. Hamann was making her professional debut...Full Story

IFBA Congratulates Bonnie Canino on her Induction into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame
Source/IFBA Statement
July 12, 2014

(JULY 12) IFBA Boxing statement on yesterday's Hall of Fame inductions: "The IFBA would like to congratulate all of the great fighters that were part of the inaugural class inducted into the Women’s Boxing ..Full Details

Youth, Novice Golden Gloves titles handed out
By BRIAN ACKLEY
Senior Editor
July 11, 2014

(JULY 11)  The first of the 2014 national Women's Golden Gloves championships have been handed out yesterday and today after some crowd pleasing bouts in the senior novice and youth division.
The open finals are Saturday night at the Pier 66 Hyatt Regency in Fort Lauderdale. General admission tickets at $15  ..Full Details

Brazil: Duda Yankovich Suffers a Stroke
July 11, 2014

 (JULY 11) WBAN has been notified that Duda Yankovich, 37, of Brazil has suffered a stroke. It was reported in the news from bloodyelbow.com that it occurred last Wednesday, and that she is now in the ICU and is conscious.  To read the complete article on this news, go to this link. Link for the full story

History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame 2014 Inaugural Induction Ceremony
by Brian Ackley
WBAN Senior Editor
July 11, 2014

(JULY 11) As much as Thursday's induction of the inaugural class into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame was about the past, it was really more about the future of the sport.  Full Story

Off to Florida to be at the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame!
July 7, 2014

(JULY 7)  I am leaving for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida today, in preparation for the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Inaugural 2014 Induction Ceremony.  WBAN will have this Live-streamed at LDLTV.com - Thursday, July 10th 11:00 am, EST. More to follow when I get to Florida. Sue TL Fox

“Hawaiian Mongoose" Hopes to Reach Hawaii Five-O - Teams with trainer/husband and Manager still strong.
by J. Monte
July 7, 2014

(JULY 7)  They say love matches are made in heaven, and fight matches are made by one’s manager, and boxer Eileen Olszewski may have both, married to her trainer/husband, and inking a three year contract with her longtime manager David Selwyn. Olszewski hopes to reach the big “Hawaii 50”, eclipsing the mark of the "Old Mongoose", Archie Moore, (who actually fought till age 47) but I would..Full Story

Top Players Promotions presents Ice VS. Fire III on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Source/PR
July 6, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(JULY 6) Ventura County, California has become a hotbed for professional boxing with several current and former world champions living and training in the area, as well as being home to multiple world class gyms and trainers. Despite that fact, there has never been a world title fight held in the “boxing capital of California”. Boxing fans will be one step close to seeing that happen on Friday, July 11, 2014 when “The Real Million Dollar Baby”, Maureen Shea (23-2, 11 KOs) defends her NABA Featherweight Championship in the main event of Ice VS. Fire III at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center ...Full Story

Hernandez in Hamann's Corner For Debut!
Source/PR
July 2, 2014

(JULY 2)  Jen Hamann will make her pro debut July 11, at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA, and will have extra ammunition in the corner. In addition to trainer Tricia Alcaro -Turton, Melissa Hernandez, the six time women's world champion in four weight classes, has stepped up to assist Alcaro -Turton.  Full Story

Jen Hamann to make Pro Debut at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton on July 11!
Source/Press Release
July 1, 2014
Photo:  Team USA

(July 1) On Friday night, June 11, lightweight amateur standout Jen Hamann will make her professional debut against Ariel Beck (3-0), in a scheduled four round bout at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA on a card promoted by Gary Shaw Promotions.  Hamman from Seattle, Washington, compiled an amateur record of 31-4, which included the 125 pound National Amateur Championship in 2013, and the 2013 125 pound Intercontinental championship. “It's exciting to take the step into the ring as a professional,” she said. “July 11 will be one of the most amazing experiences of my life.”....Full Story

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