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Austeja Auciute on the trail of Olympic Gold
by Michael O'Neill
February 7, 2016

(FEB 7) Austeja Auciute is a name that will be familiar to many though not all WBAN readers. For several years now she has been one of the mainstays of the Irish Women’s Youth and Junior teams, in World, European and major Club tournaments far from her Stranorlar home base of Finn Valley ABC in County Donegal. Now....Full Story

The USA Knockouts Bounce Back with a strong victory over the Mexico Guerreros in World Series of Boxing Week Two Action
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
Photo credit: Annemarie Blanco/USA
February 6, 2015

MIAMI, FLA. (February 6, 2016) - Team USA's elite athletes put on an impressive performance tonight in a battle with southern neighbor Mexico at the Miccosukee Sports & Entertainment Dome in Miami. The USA Knockouts squad bounced back from a week one loss with a 4-1 victory over the Mexico Guerreros in World Series of Boxing action. Female flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas) and lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) both won unanimous decision victories before the WSB action began in Miami.   Full Story

Tomorrow night: Bosques  vs. Juarez in Mexico
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez 
February 5, 2016

 (FEB 5)   Tomorrow night Puerto Rican Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques vs.  Mariana "Barby" Juarez is headlining at the Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico and is presented by Televisa Deportes and will be broadcast to the entire country (Mexico) completely live on Channel 5, in a another episode of the rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico....Full Story

EnPOWERment Training with Lucia Rijker!
by Sue TL Fox
February 4, 2016

(FEB 4)   Check out this fantastic opportunity to be part of a full weekend of "Empowerment" with instructor Lucia Rijker.  Rijker said in a press release:  "I am exited to announce and remind you of this amazing opportunity to a New full Weekend of "EMPOWERMENT".   In the past we have done several successful Women Empowerment (WE) 1 day workshops and now we...Full Story

Top USA Boxing Athletes Kick Off The Olympic Year in Joint Training Camp
by Julie Goldsticker
/USA Boxing
February 2, 2015
Photos: Courtesy

(FEB 2) While a February blizzard descended on the state of Colorado, the United States' top boxers closed their first training camp of 2016 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. USA Boxing's Olympic Trials winners opened the Olympic year in a joint training camp...Full Story

Katie Taylor, Michaela Walsh & Shauna O'Keeffe among award winners at IABA
by Michael O'Neill
February 1, 2016

(FEB 1) The IABA Annual Awards ceremony duly took place Friday night at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin and we can now reveal who received the awards which covered, the entire Irish boxing scene male and female, Elite, Intermediate, Youth and...Full Story

Zambia's Catherine Phiri Named WBAN's February 2016 Fighter of the Month!
January 31, 2016


(JAN 31) WBAN would like to congratulate  Catherine Phiri, 11-1-0 (5KO), of Lusaka, Zambia, who has been named our WBAN February 2016 Fighter of the Month.  She had a fantastic win last night, fighting out of venue in Rosarito, Mexico, where she defeated Yazmin Rivas by TD in 7th round.

2016 IWBHF Inductees Announced
Press Release/IWBHF
by Bernie McCoy
January 31, 2016
Photo: Malissa Smith

(JAN 31) Eight luminaries, whose careers in boxing span nearly five decades, comprise the third class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. The announcement of the honored inductees was made on Saturday at the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Tijuana, Mexico. The group includes seven boxers from both the "modern era" (1990-2010) and the "pioneer" years of the sport (1960-80), and a trailblazing woman who   Full Story

January 2016 WBAN World Rankings!
January 30, 2016


 (JAN 30) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for January 2016. 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!  

WBC Woman’s National Convention plus preview of Saturday’s fights
January 30, 2016


 (JAN 30) Friday, January 29, for most of the day, the young ladies had a Working Session hopefully discovering better ways to improve their position in the sport and more ways to get their matches on television. At
 10:30 p.m. it was time for the Gala dinner with a special awards presentation to La Princesa de Tijuana....Full Story by James Wyatt

Fantastic First Day at the WBC Female Boxing Convention
January 29, 2016


(JAN 29) Yesterday was the first day of the WBC Female Boxing Convention in Tijuana, Mexico - the WBC outdid themselves with a fantastic first day at the convention---many female world champions and more in attendance! We have posted a huge gallery of photos on our WBAN Group Facebook!  Photos By Alma Montiel

Katie Taylor set to meet Queen Underwood in Tralee on 20th February?
by Michael O'Neill
January 26, 2016

 (JAN 26)  Fans of the ‘amateur’ sport will be delighted to hear that many times USA & Pan American champion Queen Underwood’s last fight as an amateur is likely to take place in Ireland on February 20th with ‘ usually reliable sources’ suggesting the bout is...Full Story

EUBC confirms changes of date & venue for AOB European Olympic Qualifiers
by Michael O'Neill
January 22, 2016

 (JAN 22) The European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) has today confirmed that the dates and venue of the 2016 AOB European qualifiers have been changed. This brief note appears on the organisation's website Friday morning. "The AIBA Executive Committee approved the change of the dates and the...Full Story

Athlone's Cheyanne O'Neill set for the Brampton Cup in Canada – Feb 5-7, 2016
by Michael O'Neill
January 20, 2016
Photos: Courtesy of IABA.ie

JAN 20) 20 year old Athlone BC Lightweight (60) kg, Cheyanne O’Neill is in the final stages of her preparation for February’s prestigious Brampton Cup tournament in Ontario where she will be ‘guesting’ for the St Brigid’s Edenderry club whom ..Full Story

WBAN / IWBHF to attend the Second Annual WBC Women's Boxing Convention to be held in Mexico January 27 to January 30th!
January 18, 2016

(JAN 18) WBAN and the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) are happy to announce that we have several board members attending the WBC Women's Boxing Convention that is ...Full Story

Worldwide Boxing Results over the weekend!
by Sue TL Fox
January 18, 2016

 (JAN 18) This past weekend worldwide we had quite a few boxing results in women's boxing.  Here are the following results that we have received thus far.  Friday, January 15, 2016:  At the Centro de Convenciones El Cifco, San Salvador, El Salvador, Dayana Cordero, 117.5, of Barranquilla, Colombia, won by a fourth round TKO (1:40) over Sayda Mosquera, 117.5, of Panama...Full Story

Argentina:  Marcela Acuna Returns to the ring to fight Elizabeth Carabajal
Source:  H. Gustavo Fernandez
January 18,  2016
Photos: Facebook

(JAN 18)  WBAN has learned today that Marcela "Tigresa" Acuna is set to fight Elizabeth "Burbuja" Carabajal on February 26, 2016, in Buenos Aires! The following internet report stated the following:  Confirmed: Acuña vs Carabajal - By H Gustavo Fernández As we gave the scoop in Boxeadoras Argentinas, on January 10, multiple...Full Story

Update - Cancelled Bout Tonight:   Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Kalderas
January 16, 2016


(JAN 16)  Just in:  the fight between Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Kalderas has been canceled for tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.   Serrano's original opponent Helen Joseph fell off the card and now Erika Kalderas and Serrano are off card.  Serrano is rescheduled to fight on February 17th for the title.

Update Just In: WBAN calls upon the AIBA to issue a clear statement Olympic Qualifiers
by Sue Fox & Michael O'Neill
January 15, 2016

(JAN 15)  WBAN understands from ‘sources close to the AIBA’ that the European Olympic Qualifiers will now start on April 7th following representations from a number of National Federations, boxers and coaches. The original date was April 20th. We also learn that Samsun on the Black Sea in Northern Turkey is the likely venue should further terrorist attacks lead the AIBA Executive and its Security Advisors to conclude that the safety of boxers,  Full Story

Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques to Fight Mariana "Baby" Juarez in Mexico
Source: Prensa Promociones
Del Pueblo (edited)
Photos Courtesy:
January 14, 2016

(JAN 14)  Puerto Rican Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques will be the next opponent of Mariana "Barby" Juarez on Feb. 6, headlining at a venue to be determined, presented by Televisa Deportes and will be broadcast to the entire country (Mexico) completely live on Channel 5, in a another episode of the rivalry...Full Story

The Finalists Are Set After 55 Semi-final Bouts at the Junior Open and Youth National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
January 9, 2016
Photo:  Lupe Gutierrez

(JAN 9) RENO, NEV - Fifty-five bouts took place in 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championships semifinal competition on Friday in Reno, Nev. All of the day's winners in today's bouts at the Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion moved on to Saturday's championship..Full Story

New €4million Irish High Performance Training Centre at Irish Institute of Sport
by Michael O'Neill
January 8, 2016
Photo: Facebook

(JAN 8) Great news for Irish boxing, indeed other sports too, in advance of the forthcoming Olympic Games and the World and European Championships as Minister Paschal Donohoe held a media briefing Thursday.  Full Story

Sixty-Seven Boxers Advances to the Medal Round at the Junior Open and Youth National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
January 8, 2016

(JAN 8) RENO, NEV. - Thursday's quarterfinal round featured the heaviest day of competition at the 2016 Junior Open and Youth National Championships in Reno, Nev. More than 65 bouts were contested today at the Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion with all of the day's ...Full Story

High Honors for Retired Multi-World Champion Rosilete Dos Santos
by Sue TL Fox
January 8, 2016

(JAN 8) It has been announced via the internet that retired multi-world champion Rosilete Dos Santos will have the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch in Sao Jose Dos Pinhais----the Olympic Torch is the greatest symbol of world sport. Santos said, "Everything we've been through, all that we suffer, how many times have we had reason...Full Story

Latest Update on the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame
January  8, 2016

(JAN 8) The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame recently published that we were going to host our 2016 Induction Ceremony on April 30, 2016.  Due to some Inductees, invited guests and attendees which will be at our 2016 Induction Ceremony, we have decided to reschedule. Dates and location will be forthcoming. We will however, announce our 2016 Nominees during...Full Story

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano to fight Helen "Iron Lady" Joseph for WBO Title
January 7, 2016
Photos: Facebook

(JAN 7) On January 16th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Amanda 'The Real Deal' Serrano battles the rough and tough Helen 'Iron Lady' Joseph for the vacant WBO Featherweight World Title. This will be Serrano's second chance to reclaim a title at the featherweight division. The first took place on February 16..Full Story

Two Female bouts on Canadian Card: Larcinese vs. Gerula, and Dicaire vs. Barry
January 6, 2016


(JAN 6) On January 21, 2016, at the Montreal Casino, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Lucia Larcinese, of Montreal, will be fighting Olivia Gerula, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in a six round bout.  Also on the card, Marie Eve Dicaire, of Quebec, will face Christina Barry, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in a four-round bout.

Latest Update Nikki Burleson vs. Tiffany Alexander Off the card
January 6, 2016

(JAN 6) On Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Firelake Arena, Shawnee, Oklahoma, there will be boxing event, that would have had a female bout on the card, but it is not happening for the women on the card.  Nikki Burleson, 7-1-0 (4KO), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, vs. Tiffany Alexander, 1-2-2 (1KO), off card.

Katie Taylor's 10 year reign as 'Queen of the Lightweights'
by Michael O'Neill
January 4, 2016

(JAN 4)  On January 1st, Ireland’s Katie Taylor, (one of our WBAN ‘Amateurs of the Year 2015) began 2016 as the AIBA World no.1 Lightweight just as she has done ever since first reaching the top of the podium back in 2006.  Full Story

El Salvador:  Cordero vs.  Mosquera in rematch for Interim WBA Title
Source/WBAN Resource Team
January 3, 2016

(JAN 3) Columbia's Dayana "Diamante" Cordero (13-5-2) tells WBAN that she looks to defeat Panama's Sayda "La Bomba" Mosquera (8-2-1), this time around after fighting to a close ten-round decision against Sayda "La Bomba" Mosquera previously in October of 2013, in Panama, for the..Full Story

WBAN Names Jessica "Kika" Chavez as the January 2016 Fighter of the Month!
January 3, 2016

 (JAN 3) WBAN is proud to announce that Jessica "Kika" Chavez, was not only the Fighter of the Year for 2015, but she has also been our top pick for January 2016!  She ended the year of 2015 with a great win over Simona Galassi of Italy.  Congrats to Chavez!

WBAN 2015 Yearly Awards: The "Best", The "Coolest" in the sport!
January 1, 2016

(JAN 1, 2016) Another year has gone by and it is time to have the "hot" Picks for 2015! This year was one of the most difficult years to determine our TOP picks. WBAN has elected to list more than one boxer in certain categories to give our due respect for those fighters who have worked hard throughout the year to qualify for that top pick!  2015 Yearly Awards

Women's Boxing: It's a Rap for 2015 - We had some cool and not so stories that we covered
by Sue TL Fox
December 31, 2015

(DEC 31)  It has been quite a year in 2015. There has been some definite ups and down in the sport throughout the year.  In 2015, we saw the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) Induction Ceremony as one of the top events for the sport that took place on July 11, 2015 in....Full Story

IWBHF Latest Updates:  Announcement of 2016 IWBHF Hall of Fame Inductees at the WBC and more!
December 29, 2015

(DEC 29)  The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) is very excited and honored to be a part of the WBC's 2nd Female World Convention taking place in Tijuana, Mexico, from Wednesday January 27th to Saturday January 30th 2016. The finale will end with a  ...Full Story

December 2015 WBAN World Rankings!
December 28, 2015


 (DEC 28) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for December 2015. 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!  

Germany:  Xenia Jorneac to fight Sonja Soknic
December 27, 2015


 (DEC 27) In one of the final bouts of the year for women's boxing, at the Antoniushaus, Regensburg, Bayern, Germany, Xenia Jorneac, 4-1-0 (1KO), of Munich, Germany, will be fighting Sonja Soknic, 0-5-0, of Banja Luka, Bosnia And Herzegovina. The two will fight in a six-round bout. Also on this card, there are an additional five men's bouts. 

"Sugar" Neekz Johnson Set to make her pro debut in 2016
Source:  Hosking Promotions
December 22, 2015

WBAN has received information on an amateur boxer planning to turn pro in 2016.   According to the public relations with Hosking Promotions banner, "Sugar" Neekz Johnson plans to make her pro debut in 2016.  Johnson told WBAN the following:  "My full name is Cherneka Lee Johnson, but most people know me as Neekz. I am 20 years old and started boxing when I first moved to Australia in 2011. Full Story

Results of the WBC Amateur Boxing Don Jose 2nd Invitational Show
December 17, 2015

(DEC 17)  On Saturday, December 12, was a cold, snowy, winter day but on the outskirts of Denver the Colorado Golden Gloves Charities, 6161 W. 44th Avenue in Wheat ridge, presented the 2nd Annual WBC (World Boxing Council) Amateur Jose Sulaiman Invitational Boxing Show that showcased 27 exciting and entertaining amateur bouts before a packed house that braved the..Full Story

Videos/Photos:  Two Female Bouts In Mexico!
Photos:  Pepe Rodriguez
December 15,  2015

(DEC 15) On Saturday, December 12th, at the Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, there were two female bouts featured on the card. There were eight bouts on the card.  BOTH female bouts were televised on TELEVISA. In the first bout,  in what was considered a five-star bout with not ..Full story with photographs by Pepe Rodriguez

Results from Argentina:  Maria Rivera Wins by Decision over Luna Del Mar Torroba 
December 13, 2015


(DEC 13) Last night at the Club Atlético, Social y Deportivo Camioneros, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, Maria Rivera, 112¼, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Luna Del Mar Torroba,  112½. The two were fighting for the vacant South American Super Fly Title.

Carolina Fight Nights:  The Holiday Haymaker - Carrie Flock vs. Logan Holler
December 11, 2015

(DEC 11)  Tomorrow night at the Label Charlotte, at 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina Carrie Flock will be fighting Logan Holler.  According to the Charlotte Observer they said, "This will be well worth the hype with a main event featuring the CHAMP, Jared P. Robinson. This event also boasts tremendous buzz ..Full Story

Women's Boxing Event in New Zealand
December 9, 2015

(DEC 9) Lisa Lewis Presents Royal Rampage, the fight night to make New Zealand Boxing History. For the first time ever, New Zealand will be hosting one of the four major world titles with Wellington’s Gentiane Lupi representing New Zealand. This fight night will also feature Michael Katsidis, Julius Long, Ronica Jeffrey, Mia St John, Noemi Bosques, Michelle Preston and ....Full Story

Upcoming Event on December 15th at the Baldwin Park in California
December 9, 2015

(DEC 9) WBC President, WBC Cares members, and a selection of Boxing Stars are gathering on December 15th at a School in Baldwin Park, Ca for one of the greatest fights ever! We are fighting teenage depression and suicide. Our event, Keeping the Happy in the Holidays, will address many of the problems ....Full Story

Ana Julaton Joins Platinum Conditioning Yoga Training
Source/PR (edited)
December 9, 2015

(DEC 9)  MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  - Platinum Conditioning, a yoga training enterprise, is happy to announce its partnership with Boxing /MMA fighter Ana Julaton (2-1), who is currently in Manila, Philippines, getting ready for her upcoming showdown with Irena Mazepa (1-0). ONE Championship "Spirit of Champions" will broadcast the fight live this Friday, December 11, 2015 on Fox Sports and on PPV ..Full Story

More Boxing Action in France:   Angelique Duchemin Wins by decision over Maria Semertzoglou for EBU Title
December 5, 2015

(DEC 5) Last night at the Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, Angelique Ducehmin won a ten-round unanimous decisoin over Maria Semertzoglous.  The two were fighting for the vacant EBU Super Featherweight Title.

France:  Farida El Hadrati Wins over Nomadithini Ndyambo
December 5, 2015


(DEC 5) Last night at the Salle COSEC, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France, super lightweight  Farida El Hadrati, of Puy-de-Dome, won by a sixth round RTD over Nomadithini Ndyambo, of Eastern Cape, South Africa.  The bout was scheduled for eight rounds.

'Quick Park' IABA 2016 Irish Elite Finals - Review
by Michael O'Neill
December 4, 2015
Photos courtesy: IABA.IE

(DEC 4) The 2016 IABA Women’s Elite championships drew to a close at the National Stadium in Dublin at the weekend with some excellent performances from a number of boxers, and not all of them winners.  The bout which attracted most attention in the National media was that in which young Clonmel BC boxer, Shauna O’Keeffe...Full Story

Monica Sears Honored at Raging Babe Brunch, "Stay Golden"
December 3, 2015

(DEC 3)  LAS VEGAS — The boxing industry is full of vibrant, intelligent, strong women, and on the morning of the Canelo-Cotto mega-fight (Dec. 2), 70 of these women gathered together at Mandalay Bay to laugh, network, and to honor one of boxing’s most dynamic women, Golden Boy...Full Story

Claressa Shields out of Rio Olympic Test event due wrist injury
by Michael O'Neill
December 1, 2015

 (DEC 1) The AIBA has just confirmed the names of those competing in the 2016 Rio Test event December 4/6 and among the original entries were U.S Olympic trials winners Mikaela Mayer (60kg) and Virginia Fuchs(51kg),as well as reigning Olympic Gold medallist Claressa Shields(75) kg. Sadly, WBAN has learnt that due to injury the Olympic champion announced...Full Story

Daniela "La Bonita" Bermudez Named WBAN's December 2015 Fighter of the Month! 
December 1, 2015


(DEC 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Daniela Bermudez, who was named WBAN's December 2015 Fighter of the Month!   Bermudez, of Argentina,  had recently had an impressive win in Tokyo, Japan, over Japan's Tomomi Takano.  Photo/Bermudez(L), Facebook

CINDY “Checkmate” SERRANO:  UBF World Lightweight Champion gives her thoughts on Smith vs. Linardatou
by Richard Spilotro/UBF
November 29, 2015

(NOV 29)  In boxing a clash of undefeated fighters is the perfect combination to arouse one’s curiosity or interest in a fascinating matchup and thanks to Lee Murtagh’s Saoirse Promotions the fans of the sweet science will receive just  ...Full Story

At the Scales:  Smith vs. Linardatou
November 28,  2015

(NOV 28) Today the weigh-in was held for the anticipated women's bout tomorrow night that will take place at the Aria Suite, Woodhouse Street, Leeds, Yorkshire.The two will be fighting for a UBF International Title.  At the scales:   Sam Smith came in on the scales at 61.2 kg and Christina Linardatou, 60.2kg. Photos:  Courtesy - Full Story

Tomorrow Night: Sam Smith vs. Christina Linardatou for UBF International Title
Source/Press Release
November 28, 2015

(NOV 28)   There is something special when two undefeated fighters are set to square off with one another, something magical occurs when both participants step between those ropes and face off before the bell rings. In boxing a clash of undefeated fighters....Full Story

Just one question:  How does one get a Title shot when they have lost their last five fights, and having one draw?
by Sue TL Fox
November 27, 2015
Photo: Tissen/courtesy

(NOV 27)  Tomorrow night at the Stadtwerke Arena Münster, Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, there will be a WIBF-GBU World Title bout on the line according to Boxrec.Scheduled to fight in a female bout will feature Elina Tissen....Full Story

November 2015 WBAN World Rankings! 
November  26, 2015

(NOV 26)   Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for November 2015. 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!  

Russia's Tatiana Zrazhevskaya is new 'Golden Girl' in Sweden
by Michael O'Neill
November 23, 2015

(NOV 23)  The reigning champion Finland’s Mira Potkonen missed the opportunity of defending her Golden Girl championship title when this year’s event took place at the Boråshallen, Borås, Sweden this weekend. Sadly Mira had to withdraw due to injuries sustained in recent tournaments and underwent..Full Story

Technical Draw Ends Fight:  Shannon Received cut that ends bout
November 22, 2015


(NOV 22)  Last night at the Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, ended in a third round Technical draw due to Shannon O'Connell receiving a cut over her eye. She was fighting Dayana "Diamante" Cordero. The ringside physician stopped the fight at that time, the two were fighting for the WBC Silver Featherweight title.

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano Wins by a Third Round TKO over  Djemilla Gontaruk
November 20, 2015


(NOV 20) On Friday night at the Aviator, in Brooklyn, New York, in the co-main, will feature women's boxing, Amanda "The Real Deal"  Serrano, 128.5,   of Brooklyn, won by a third round TKO over Djemilla Gontaruk, 135.6 of Belgium.  The two were scheduled to fight eight rounds.

Behind the Scenes:  Beautiful Brawlers V Show
by Blanca Gutierrez
November 20, 2015

 (NOV 20)  On Friday, November 13th,  I would work all day long on Beautiful Brawlers V preparing for next day and At 6:30 p.m.,  I would greet an amazing young lady who drove with her family from Las Vegas. JO National Champion Yarisel Ramirez would meet me at my gym, the "Babyface Boxing" for...Full Story

Women Behind Boxing:  Up and Close with Jean Dancy
November 19, 2015
Photo Credits: Jean Dancy

(NOV 19) WBAN had the pleasure of meeting up with Jean Dancy, via Facebook just recently---and we were absolutely fascinated at her background in the sport outside the ring.  WBAN for many years have not only covered women boxers, both amateurs and pros----but women outside the ring, and behind Boxing." ...Full Story

Tomorrow Night: "The Real Deal" Amanda Serrano Featured in Co-Main on Brooklyn Card
November 19, 2015

(NOV 19) For boxing fans in the local area, don't miss Amanda "The Real Deal"  Serrano, 25-1-1 (18 KO), of Brooklyn, who will be featured in a scheduled eight round bout, in the co-main at the Aviator, in Brooklyn, New York, and promoted by Di Bella Promotions. Serrano, one of the top female boxers in the sport, will be fighting Djemilla Gontaruk....Full Story

Worldwide Women's Boxing Action this Weekend!
by Sue TL Fox
November 16, 2015
Photo/Ramona Kuehne

(NOV 16) This past weekend we had  worldwide boxing action in the sport.  Most of us were anticipating the Rhonda Rousey vs. Holly Holm bout with the UFC, but in our sport we had a lot of great boxing action going on.  Here are the following results and details: On Friday, November 13th, at the Golden Lion Casino, Mexicali, Mexico, flyweight Tania Enriquez, now 7-0-0 (4KO), remained undefeated when she won by TKO over Brenda Ramos, 6-2-0 (3KO),  in the ninth round of a scheduled 10-round bout.  Full Story

Da Costa Goes For Second WBF World Title November 21st in France
November 16, 2015

(NOV 16) Former World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's World Strawweight Champion Anne Sophie Da Costa from France is moving up in weight and will attempt to claim the vacant WBF World Light Flyweight title on Saturday November 21 in her hometown of Reims. Da Costa, 19-2 (8), won the Strawweight crown in 2012 and made ..Full Story

Statement from the International Olympic Committee IOC President Thomas Bach on the terrorist attacks in Paris
Source/Press Release
November 15, 2015
Photo credit: IOC

 (NOV 15) These attacks are deeply shocking. The IOC condemns these barbaric and cowardly acts. This is not only an attack on the people of France and Paris, this is an attack on humanity...Full Story

RING MAGAZINE:  Let's see Holly Holm on the Cover of your Mag!
by Sue TL Fox
November 15, 2015

 When it was announced that UFC fighter Rhonda Rousey was featured on the cover of RING MAGAZINE, in the January 2016 issue, boxing fans, including WBAN was incensed, as we had so many excellent top female boxers to choose from---not to mention the fact our GOLD MEDAL winner in the OLYMPICS, Claressa Shields could have been featured on the cover. ..Full Story

Multi-World Champion "Amazing" Layla McCarter: Up Close Interview!
by Sue TL Fox
November 11, 2015

(NOV 11)   Layla, first of all,  I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be interviewed by WBAN.   Your career, as you probably know,  began at about the same time that WBAN came into existence...Full Story

Results Just in Japan:  Daniela Bermudez Wins by a Fourth Round TKO over Tomomi Takano
November 11, 2015


 (NOV 11) Today (time zone/Japan) at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Daniela Bermudez, 18-3-2 (6KO), 114, of Santa Fe, Argentina, won by a fourth round TKO, in 1:26 seconds, over Japan's Tomomi Takano, now 8-2-0 (5KO). The two were fighting for the WBO World Super Flyweight Title. Photo: Facebook

Hillyard, Marston & Khan World Title Battles Co-Headline 6th Dec London Event
November 9, 2015

(NOV 9) London promoter Mark Lyons has joined forces with Championship campaigning Marianne Marston to co-promote a huge pre-Christmas event, aptly named LET BATTLE COMMENCE, at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Sunday 6th December. Full Story

Shutout for Debora Dionicius - Wins by a decision over Scaranello
November 8, 2015

(NOV 8)  Last night at the Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora Anahi Dionicius, 113.5, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Aline de Cassia Scaranello, 114.5.  Dionicius was  defending her IBF Super Flyweight title.  On all judges scores:  100-90 on all cards.

Ornella Domini to fight Cecilia Braekhus for unification Multi-World Titles
November 6, 2015

(NOV 6)  On November 28, 2015, at the ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Germany, Ornella Domini, of Tanney Switzerland, 9-0-0 (2KO), and EBU Welterweight champion, will take on tough foe Cecilia Braekhus, of Bergen, Norway, 27-0-0 (7KO), when she defends her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO titles, and fighting for the IBO Welterweight title. 

GB Championships set for EIS Sheffield on 26th November
by Michael O'Neill
November 5, 2015
Photo:  Savannah Marshall

(NOV 5)  The British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) has named 12 boxers to compete in the GB Boxing Championship 2015 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Thursday 26 November 2015 (Doors open at 6.00pm, boxing begins at 6.30pm).  Full Story

Three Female Bouts on Halloween Night
November 4, 2015

(NOV 4) On Halloween in Houston, Allison "Boom Boom" Edwards, 132.5 lbs, of Spring, Texas, made a successful professional debut with a 2nd round TKO over Kathryn (Jolie) "Thunder" Talley, 131 lbs, from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, but now residing and training in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Edwards was a former Women's Golden Gloves novice division champion with an overall 6-3 amateur record. Talley  Full Story

Where are they Now?  WBAN  Gets the Latest News on Elena "Baby Doll" Reid!
by Sue TL Fox
November 3, 2015

(NOV 3)  In our third series of stories on "Where are they Now",  WBAN has recently been in contact with Elena "Baby Doll" Reid" a flyweight who fought from 2000 to 2010 accumulating an impressive amount of pro fights over the 30 mark.  She fought such greats as Regina Halmich, Layla McCarter... Full Story

Mikaela Mayer Wins the Final Gold Medal of the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
November 2, 2015

(NOV 2) MEMPHIS, TENN.- It took a day longer than she hoped, but lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) achieved her dream of becoming Olympic Trials champion on Sunday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn. Mayer and 2014 Youth Olympic gold medalist Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) Full Story

Just In:  Noemi Bosques to Rematch Heather Hardy! 
November 2, 2015


(NOV 2) In a highly anticipated rematch, Noemi Bosques and Heather Hardy will be fighting once again on December 5, 2015, at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.  They will be fighting on the card of Kid Chocolate / Danny Jacobs Shobox undercard.  This should by all respects be a very interesting rematch between these two.

Carla Torres Named WBAN's November 2015 Fighter of the Month! 
November 1, 2015

(NOV 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Carla Torres, who was named WBAN's November 2015 Fighter of the Month!  Torres had a fantastic win recently when she fought in Canada, and won by a decision over Olivia Gerula, winning the WIBA featherweight title, and becoming the new WIBA champion.

Fuchs and Shields Win the 2016 Olympic Team Trials; While Gonzalez Pushes the Lightweight Division to a Winners Takes All Bout on Sunday
by Julie Goldsticker
November 1, 2015


 (NOV 1) MEMPHIS, TENN. - In a scenic venue usually reserved the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, two female boxers won gold at the U.S. Olympic Team..Full Story






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