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Zauri Antia appointed Irish Head Coach on 5 years contract
by Michael O'Neill
December 2, 2016

(DEC 2)  Great news for Irish boxing fans Friday with confirmation that interim Head Coach Zauri Antia has been appointed to the role on a full time basis until 2021 despite considerable offers from the National Boxing Associations of Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia and Canada and MGM Gym in Marbella. He will thus be in place for the Tokyo Olympics of 2020.  Full Story

Maïva Hamadouche of France Named WBAN's December 2016 Fighter of the Month!
December 2, 2016

(DEC 2) WBAN is proud to announce our December 2016 Fighter of the month. Maiva "El Veneno" Hamadouche, 14-1-0 (11KO), of Clichy la Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France, was our top pick this month. She had an impressive win recently when she defeated another great fighter Jennifer Salinas winning the IBF Super Featherweight title.

Russian and Bulgaria dominate Europeans in Sofia
by Michael O'Neill
December 1, 2016

(DEC 1) The 2016 European Women’s Elite Championships took place earlier this month at the Sport Hall in Sofia and though there were some interesting newcomers who showed future promise, there were also some strange (by any standards) decisions by the Judges whilst above all the standard of boxing was not as good as expected though that could arguably have been foreseen due to the absence of such as World and Olympic champions like Estelle Mossely...Full Story

WBF Champ Nicole Wesner Ready For Undefeated Challenger
Source/WBF
December 1, 2016

(DEC 1)  Undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner, 11-0 (5), from Germany could be facing her biggest challenge on Sunday December 4, when she makes her second title-defense in Hamburg.  Full Story

Women's WBC super featherweight clash heats up – Eva Wahlström: "Sanchez is just a little girl"
Source/PR
December 1, 2016

 (DEC 1) "We have studied her and we're working on a plan," says Sanchez. "I'd like to quote Mike Tyson on this one: Everybody's got a plan until they get punched in the face," responds Wahlström...Full Story

Huge Fight on Horizon just after the first of the year in 2017!
By Sue TL Fox
November 30, 2016

(NOV 30) WBAN received exciting news earlier today when we were notified that the fight is official, with multi-world champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, who will be taking a very tough opponent Yasmin "Rusita" Rivas, at Barclays in New York,  on January 14, 2017,  and live on Showtime Extreme. The two will be fighting for Amanda's WBO Super Bantamweight world title.   Rivas is a veteran of 45 pro fights, a true veteran who..Full Story

Warriors Boxing Signs Their First Female Fighter, Jessica McCaskill, to a Promotional Contract
Source/PR
November 30, 2016

(NOV 30)  In a historic move, Warriors Boxing proudly announces the signing of their first female fighter, Jessica "CasKILLA" McCaskill to a promotional contract.  McCaskill (2-1, 2 KOs) is a power-punching lightweight originally from St. Louis, now living in Chicago and training under well-known Windy....Full Story

Katie Taylor to fight Viviane Obenauf in Manchester
by Michael O'Neill
November 28, 2016

(NOV 28) Following upon Saturday’s night’s demolition of Poland’s Karina Kopinska, Bray’s Katie Taylor is set for her 2nd Pro bout on the Anthony Joshua undercard at the Manchester Arena on 10th December and live on Sky Sports Box Office.  Her opponent will be Brazilian Viviane Obenauf, who is based in Switzerland.  The....Full Story

Ibeth Zamora Silva Wins by TKO on her way to defending her WBC World Title against Nina Stojanovic
Photo Credits:  Pepe Rodriguez
November 28, 2016

(NOV 28)  On Saturday night, November 26th, at the Gimnasio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, and under the promotion of Promociones Del Pueblo, and televised on "La Tradicion, Sabados de Box" Ibeth Zamora Silva, 108, of San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, México, won by a third round TKO over Nina Stojanovic, 107.5, of Belgrade, Serbia in a scheduled 10 round bout.  Full Story

Katie Taylor opens Pro career with 3rd round stoppage in Wembley
by Michael O'Neill
November 27, 2016

(NOV 27) As many of you now know Ireland’s five-time World Amateur, six-times European and London 2012 Olympic Gold medallist, Katie Taylor made a fine start to her Pro career with a comprehensive stoppage of Poland’s Karina Kopinska at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday night.  Full Story

Anne Sophie Da Costa Successfully defends WBF World Title
Source/WBF Press Release
November 27, 2016
Photos/Facebook

 (NOV 27) In front of a packed crowd at the Gymnase Luis Ortiz in Saint-Dizier, France, World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Flyweight Champion Anne Sophie Da Costa made a successful second defense of her title on Saturday night, November 26.  Full Story

Coolest Custom Boxing Outfits!
by Sue TL Fox
November 25, 2016
Photo:  Cindy and Amanda
Serrano in their gear
 

(NOV 25)  Ever so often WBAN is asked about where female boxers can get beautiful and custom boxing outfits for their upcoming bouts in the ring.....ask no more after seeing World champions Cindy and Amanda Serrano donning their attire from Double A Boxing.No, this is not a paid advertisement, this is something that every female boxers should know about   Full Story

Katie Taylor debuts at Wembley Saturday 26th November.
by Michael O'Neill
November 23, 2016

  Great excitement in Ireland and in the United Kingdom this week as Katie Taylor prepares to take on Poland’s Karina Kopinska on Saturday’s Matchroom Promotions bill at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London.  Full Story

Two-Time Gold Medal Olympian Champion Claressa Shields Wins by Decision in pro debut
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credits:  Mary Ann Owen
November 20, 2016

 (NOV 20)  As most boxing folks saw last night, women's boxing got a big shot in the arm when two top female amateur boxers made their pro debuts last night at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...Full Story

Today: Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to Host 20th Annual Turkey Giveaway for East Los Angeles Community
Source/Press Release
Photo credit:  Sue TL Fox
November 19, 2016

(NOV 19) The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation will host its 20th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 19. (The families receiving the turkey dinner donations have been pre-selected. Turkey dinners ..Full Story

Tonight:  Female Bout featured on Roy Jones Jr. Promotions card in Las Vegas!
Source/PR
Photo: Courtesy
November 18, 2016

(NOV 18) Tonight at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada is an exciting boxing card that will take place.  There is one female bout on the undercard that will feature Junior Flyweights, Marina Ramirez (2-0, 0 KOs), Parma, ID,  106 lbs., vs. Natalie Gonzalez (2-0, 0 KOs), New Rochelle...Full Story

World & Olympic champion Estelle Mossely on plans to turn Pro
by Michael O'Neill
November 18, 2016

(NOV 18)  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has already lost several of its key women boxers in recent weeks including but not restricted to Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor, Victoria Torres, Tiara Brown and Franchon Crews which leaves the ‘amateur’ sport in its weakest state for many years and inevitably there has been speculation that others may soon follow suit.  Full Story

OG Exclusive: Open Letter to Claressa Shields and Franchon Crews from Coach Christy Halbert
by Christy Halbert
November 18, 2016

(NOV 18) Claressa Shields and Franchon Crews will both make their professional boxing debuts this Saturday in Las Vegas. Amateur boxing’s loss is professional boxing’s gain.  Amateur boxing, especially USA Boxing, owes a debt of gratitude to both of these athletes, for bringing their best to Team USA, for elevating everyone’s game in the amateurs, and for serving as role models for boxers for generations to come. In sport, champions can only be created if they have worthy opponents. These two have not only served each other as opponents, they have made each other better.  Full Story

Cindy Serrano to fight on December 10th for WBO World Title
November 18, 2016
Photos: Facebook

(NOV 18) On December 10, 2016, at the Coliseo Cosme Beitia, in Cataño, Puerto Rico, Cindy Serrano will be fighting for the vacated WBO featherweight World Title. This was a title that her sister, Amanda Serrano vacated, to win the super bantamweight title.  Full Story

Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora returns to defend her WBC Title
Source-photo credit:
Pepe Rodriguez
Translated/Spanish
November 17, 2016

(NOV 17) Mexican boxer Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora will return to again defend her WBC world mini-fly title next November 26, 2016,  against three-time world champion Nina Stojanovic in a bout taking place in The Municipal Gymnasium of Torreón Coahuila and that will be transmitted completely live by the traditional "Saturdays of Box"...Full Story

Sabrina Perez vs. Alondra  Garcia for the Vacant WBO World Women's Bantamweight Title
Source: WBAN Resource Team
November 15, 2016

(NOV 15)  As promised by Sabrina Perez (15-0-1), in a recent WBAN article,  that was published on September 20, 2016,  Perez informs WBAN that her opponent is Alondra Garcia (16-2-1), of Mexico.  Full Story

Claressa "T- Rex " Shields / NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker
Copyrighted photos:
Mary Ann Owen
November 15, 2016

(NOV 15)  NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields co-hosted a media workout in Las Vegas ahead of their undercard appearances on Kovalev-Ward "Pound For Pound" taking place Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Full Story

Da Costa Facing Tanzanian-Challenge In WBF World Title-Defense
Source: WBF
November 14, 2016

(NOV 14)  Two-weight World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's World Champion Anne Sophie Da Costa will defend her WBF Light Flyweight world title against Tanzanian challenger Fatuma Yazidu on Saturday November 26 at the Gymnase Luis Ortiz in Saint-Dizier, France.  Full Story

Katie Taylor fights Poland's Karina Kopinska at Wembley in Pro debut
by Michael O'Neill
November 14, 201
6

(NOV 14)  Confirmation from Matchroom Boxing that Katie Taylor’s first opponent as a professional will be Poland’s 27 years old Karina Kopinska on the Bray woman’s pro debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Saturday November 26, live on Sky Sports.  Full Story

Women's European Championships Preview Sofia November 14th-24th - Preview
by Michael O'Neill
November 14, 2016

(NOV 14)  Europe’s leading women boxers (minus of course those who have already turned Pro and those who are ‘taking a break’ after the Rio Olympics) , are this week taking part in the 10th edition of the EUBC Women’s European Elite Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria where some 140 boxers representing 28 nations are expected to take part.  Full Story

New Zealand Women making their mark on the Boxing World
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
November 13, 2016

(NOV 13)  A lot of things have been happening in the last 24 hours in the boxing world, allot of the big news are coming from New Zealand Women. The first big new comes from Argentina. Full Story

Adams & Marshall missing from English squad for Sofia
by Michael O’Neill
Photo credit: Courtesy
November 10, 2016

(NOV 10)  Nicola Adams and Savannah Marshall are not among the entries for this month’s EUBC Women’s European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, (14 – 24 November 2016).  As we have said here on WBAN earlier this week Adams is considering turning Pro with Matchroom Boxing but officially both boxers are said to be ‘taking a break’ after Rio.  Full Story

Nicola Adams 'Paving the Way' for future generations in Great Britain
by Michael O'Neill
(Photo credit: Courtesy/
 ITV Yorkshire)
November 10, 2016

(NOV 10)  Winning Gold again in Rio meant that Nicola Adams, the 34 years old from Leeds, became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic Gold title since Londoner Harry Mallin 92 years ago and as the British awards season has just begun we can be sure that further honours will be bestowed on the modest Yorkshire native.  Full Story

AIBA plans bold new horizon for African boxing at Continental Confederation workshop in Lausanne
Source/Press Release
November 10, 2016

(NOV 10)  As the new Olympic Cycle gets underway towards Tokyo 2020, an underlying theme of the HeadsUp initiative in 2017 will be the AIBA Year of Africa. With a view to plotting a course for the African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) to build on its solid foundations, two days of workshops took place in Lausanne from 7-8 November, designed to set achievable goals and strategies that will take the continent’s boxing forward using a dynamic template to then be...Full Story

Shields, Crews and Taylor prepare to launch their Pro careers
by Michael O'Neill
November 8, 2016

(NOV 8)  Here on WBAN we brought you news recently that two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields, 21, from Flint has turned to the Pro sport and will make her debut in the paid ranks on November 19th on the undercard of the Kovalev vs. Ward World title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, against Team USA former ‘amateur’ ‘friend and foe’ Franchon Crews.  Full Story

Hammer Wins by Decision over Reis
November 6, 2016
Photo: Courtesy/Facebook

(NOV 6) Last night at the Ballhaus Forum, Munich, Germany,
Christina Hammer, 159½, of Dortmund, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Kali Reis, 158¼, of Providence, Rhode Island. The final judges scores were 93-98, 90-100, 93-98. The two were fighting for the WBC and WBO Middleweight titles. In a second female bout featherweight Nina Meinke won by a third round TKO over Kleopatra Tolnai, in a scheduled six round bout.

Arlie Masina wins second bout
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
Photo:  Calden Jamieson
November 6, 2016

(NOV 6)  Arlie Masina wins her second bout, just a week after debuting as a pro. Last week Masina took on New Zealand’s ranked number #1 boxers and top 10 heavyweight, Nailini Helu and this week New Zealand’s ranked number #3 boxer and top 15 heavyweight Kirsty Lupeamanu. Full Story

WBAN Honors our Top Female Boxers in our new ratings that are listed in Each Weight Class Category For November 2016!
by Sue TL Fox
November 4, 2016

(NOV 4) As we announced in October of 2016, effective on that date  and commencing with the October 2016 data,   WBAN began to  publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis.
We would like to give a huge congratulations to our Number #1 boxers for our WBAN world ratings for October 2016 in each weight class category!  Full Story

WBAN November World Ratings ---Adopted the BoxRec World ratings
By Sue TL Fox
November 4, 2016

(NOV 4)  WBAN has just published our NOVEMBER 2014 World ratings.  Link to current ratings.    As we reported in October of 2016, and effective immediately on that date, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis. To review our press release on this new change to here:..Full Story

Tonight in Hungary: Gina Claudia Chamie Wins Vacant WBC Youth Lightweight title Over Veronica Hornyak
November 3, 2016

(NOV 3) Tonight at Lurdy Shopping House, in Budapest, Hungary, Gina Claudia Chamie, 132 3/4, won by a sixth round KO over Veronica Hornyak, 132 3/4.  The bout was scheduled for ten rounds.  WBAN will be posting photos soon on this bout. 

Cecilia Brækhus Named WBAN's November 2016 Fighter of the Month! 
November 2, 2016

 

(NOV 2)  WBAN would like to congratulate Cecilia for our top pick. She fought in a history-first in Norway when she fought and stopped Anne-Sophie Mathis in the second round. She remains undefeated with 29-0 record. She defended her WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF world female welterweight titles. Photos: Courtesy - Sauerland Promotions.

Irish Junior Team Captain Mary-Kate Nevin 'attacked' at Queen's Cup in Germany
by Michael O'Neill
October 31, 2016
Photos: courtesy iaba.ie
(In red/Mary-Kate Nevin

 (OCT 31)   The Queen’s Cup event in Stralsund, Germany has always been a very successful tournament for Irish boxers as indeed it was at the weekend when the Irish Youth & Junior team came away with seven golds (5 Junior, 2 Youth) from the 2016 edition of . ..Full Story

Big upset in the New Zealand Women’s Heavyweight Division
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 29, 2016

 The biggest fight in the New Zealand Light Heavyweight Division happened on the 28th of October, with Robert “The Butcher” Berridge defending his NZ title against Adrian “The Terror” Taihia, However big upsets happened in the undercard with the Women’s division.   Nailini Helu, took on ..Full Story

Call Out Invitation:  Justin Trudeau---We are calling you out! 
Source/PR
October 27, 2016
Photos:  Toronto Newsgirls
Boxing Club

(OCT 27)  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, please join us at The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club on November 25th for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Shape Your Life (SYL) is a free, recreational boxing program for women who have experienced violence. It is a boxing intervention program intended to improve mental and physical health outcomes for female and Full Story

Katie Taylor on verge of turning Pro
by Michael O'Neill
October 27, 2016

(OCT 27) Ireland's golden girl Katie Taylor, the first ever Olympic Gold medalist at 60 kg Lightweight, in London 2012, is in training in the United States and is said by 'usually reliable sources' close to the Bray woman, to likely make her Professional debut at the iconic Wembley Arena in London on 26 November.  Full Story

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medal Winner Claressa Shields to Turn Pro
October 27, 2016
 

 

(OCT 26) Two-time Olympic Gold-medal winner Claressa Shields has announced on her Facebook that she is signing to go pro.  She will debut on November 19th.  She said, "What a big decision it was, to leave the amateurs behind..... I will miss it. But I'm ready to start my new journey! NOV.19th."

Rosalinda Velez Shines in Charlotte, North Carolina
Source/PR
Photos: Courtesy
October 24, 2016

(OCT 24)  Charlotte, NC -Undefeated bantamweight Rosalinda Rodriguez won the NABF Bantamweight title with an eight-round unanimous decision over Noemi Bosques in a bout that took place last Wednesday night at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Full Story

Christina McMahon set for WBA World title fight in Dublin on December 3rd
by Michael O'Neill
October 23, 2016

(OCT 23) Ireland’s leading female Professional boxer Christina McMahon will be the star attraction on Frank Stacey’s “History in the Making” show at the National Stadium in Dublin on December 3rd when she fights for the WBA Super Flyweight title against Peru’s current titleholder Linda Laura Lecca.  Full Story

Two Female Title Bouts on Australia Card
Photo: Facebook
October 21, 2016

 

(OCT 21) Tomorrow night at the Wimberger Hotel, Vienna, Austria, in one female bout, Eva Voraberger is set to fight 10 round bout against Eileen Olszewski. The two are fighting for the vacant IBO, WIBF, GBU super flyweight title.  In a second bout, Raja Amasheh will be fighting Ana Arrazola in a ten rounder for the WBC Silver title belt.

Results Just in From Australia:  Shannon O'Connell Wins by Decision over Edina KissPhoto: Facebook
October 21, 2016

(OCT 21) Tonight (Australian time zone) at the Sleeman Sports Complex Theatre, in Chandler, Queensland, Australia, "Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell, 122½, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Edina Kiss, 121¼.  The two were fighting for the WBC Silver super bantamweight title. Photo: Facebook

Tomorrow Night:  Marie-Eve Dicaire to fight Karla Zamora
October 19, 2016
Source/PR

MONTREAL --The official weigh in was held today for tomorrow night's boxing card at the Montreal Casino Cabaret. Here are the official weights and pictures of the fighters in action Thursday.  On this card, there is one female bout on the card.  In the co-feature, in a six-rounder, Marie-Eve Dicaire, will fight Karla Zamora. Full Story

Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Award Winners Shelly Vincent 1st female Fighter of the Year
Source:  Press Release
October 18, 2016
(Photo by Ed Diller
/ DiBella Entertainment)

(OCT 18)  UNCASVILLE, CONN - The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has announced its 2016 award winners, including its first female Boxer of the Year, popular super bantamweight Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent.  Full Story

Boxing: Welsh boxing champion Rachael Buckland in a coma after 'freak' accident
by Michael O'Neill
October 18, 2016

(OCT 18)The prayers and thoughts of all not only in the British Isles but indeed throughout the boxing community, are today with former Welsh boxing champion Rachael Buckland who is (at the time of writing) in a coma at the University of Wales ....Full Story

At the Scales in Puerto Rico: Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano vs. Alexandra Lazar
Photos:  Facebook
& Team Serrano
October 17, 2016

(OCT 17)  Earlier today at the Hotel Caribe Hilton, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the weigh-in took place in anticipation of tomorrow nights boxing action when  Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and Alexandra Lazar are set to fight in a 10-rounder for the WBO Super Bantamweight world title.   Also on the card, Edgar Lopez Sasso, will be fighting Jose Lopez in a 10-round WBO title bout.  Full story with photos

Another New Zealander goes for WBA Oceania Title
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 16, 2016

(OCT 16) New Zealander Gentiane Lupi, will be going for the vacant WBA Oceania Super Featherweight Title on November 12th in Singapore. Lupi is the third New Zealander this year that is going for the WBA Oceania title.  Full Story

British women's boxing on 'crest of a wave' - we speak with newcomer Jade Ashmore
by Michael O'Neill
October 13, 2016

(OCT 13)  Talk about the success that has been British boxing in recent years and of course the first name that comes to mind is that of Nicola Adams, the double Olympic Gold Medallist from London 2012 and Rio 2016 and who thus became the first boxer from her country, male or female, to strike Gold in successive Olympic Games.  Full Story

Tiara Brown Successfully wins her pro debut after a stellar Amateur Career!
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credit:  Facebook
October 10, 2016

(OCT 10) WBAN is excited to report that we have a former stellar amateur female boxer, Tiara "The Cark Menace" Brown, of Bladensburg, Maryland, who has joined  the pro ranks of women's boxing.   On September 30th,  at the Sphinx Club, in Washington, District of Columbia. Brown made her pro debut by winning a stunning first round KO of her opponent, Khadija Sanders, pro debut, of  Wilson, North Carolina, where the bout was scheduled for four rounds in the featherweight division.  Full Story

Results: Women gets their first win in New Zealand
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 8, 2016
Photo Credit:
Calden Jamieson Photography

OCT 8)  Manurewa, New Zealand played host to a Kickboxing and Boxing mixture event last night, promoted by Terry Tuteru and Ange Davis of South Auckland Leegar Thaiboxing (S.A.L.T) Gym.  Full Story

WBAN Honors our Top Female Boxers in our new ratings that are listed in Each Weight Class Category For October
by Sue TL Fox
October 8, 2016

(OCT 8) As we announced earlier this week, effective immediately and commencing with the October 2016 data, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis.   We are very excited to announce our new WBAN....Full Story

Terri Moss Presents ACFN12!
Source/PR/Amy Green
October 8, 2016
Photo credits:  Courtesy

(OCT 8)  Promoter and women’s boxing hall of fame inductee Terri Moss will present Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 12 on October 21 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Since the debut of ACFN in 2010, Terri has presented the ultimate white collar, black tie events, raising funds for local, national and international charities, but now, these shows are reaching new heights.  Full Story

Girls Fight Night Out in Manurewa
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
October 7, 2016

(OCT 7) On the 8th of October, South Auckland Leegar Thaiboxing (S.A.L.T) will play host to a mixed boxing and kickboxing event. Terry Tuteru and Ange Davis of SALT will be hosting there third event that has a mixture of the two styles. South Aucklander, New Zealand Sarah Long (Kickboxing 3 - 3 - 0, Boxing 0 - 2 - 0) will be going up against Hamiltonian, New Zealand ..Full Story

Tonight:  Eliza "Bo Bo" Olson Returns to the ring to face Maricela Cornejo
by Sue TL Fox
Photos/Video: Blanca Gutierrez
October 7, 2016

(OCT 7)  Tonight at the Belasco Theater, in Los Angeles, California, Eliza "Bo Bo" Olson, 167, of San Bruno, California, will return to the ring after not fighting professional since July 20, 2006, when she fought Miriam Brakache in a six rounder and winning that fight by unanimous decision. Full Story

Appeal changes Helu vs Davis results
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
Photo Credit: Calden Jamieson

(OCT 06)  On September 24th, Tongan Born New Zealander Nailini Helu (2 - 0) fought New Zealand Kickboxer Ange Davis (Pro Debut, Kickboxing 5 - 4 - 1) for the UBF Asia Pacific and NZPBA (New Zealand National) Women’s Heavyweight Title.  Full Story

Casey Morton vs. Samantha Salazar fight and more!
by Blanca Gutierrez
Beautiful Brawlers
October 4, 2016
Top photo: Samantha Salazar

(OCT 4)  In a four-round exciting fight. Casey Morton and Samantha Salazar fought a 4 round fight in front of almost sold out crowd at
USF University in San Francisco CA pro/am card.   Full Story

Olivia "The Predator" Gerula Set to fight Nydia Feliciano
October 4, 2016

(OCT 4) On October 20, 2016, at the Renaissance DC Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, Olivia "The Predator" Gerula is scheduled to fight Nydia Feliciano. The two will be fighting for the  UBF Intercontinental featherweight title. Gerula told WBAN, "I have had a full six-week camp and everything is on track to put on a fantastic show and bring home my new title."

WBAN to Utilize BoxRec Rankings
by Bernie McCoy
October 4, 2016

(OCT 4)  Effective immediately and commencing with the October 2016 data, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis. This will serve to unite the premier boxing rating system in the sport with the Internet site of record for Women's boxing. Sue Fox, founder and President of WBAN.com, announced the move noting that, "BoxRec, which is our sport's go-to source for accurate and up-to-date ranking information, has generously allowed us to publish their monthly ratings which will serve to keep our readers on top of the changes in the rankings of the top boxers in the sport."...Full Story

Klara Svensson of Sweden Named WBAN's October 2016 Fighter of the Month!
October 1, 2016

 

 (OCT 1) WBAN is proud to announce our October 2016 Fighter of the month.  Klara Svensson, 17-1-0 (5KO), of Malmo, Sweden, was our top pick this month. She had an impressive win recently when she defeated another great fighter Mikaela Lauren, winning a 10-round unanimous decision.   

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

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

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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