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Team USA Wins Three Gold Medals at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
April 24,  2014

(APR 24) The United States national anthem was the most popular tune of the day during 2014 Youth World Championships final round action at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria today. Team USA earned three.. Full Story

Julio "Gallito" Ceja-Ranel "Francotirado" Suco Final Presser
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez
April 24,  2014

(APR 24) Earlier today, WBC bantamweight silver champion Julio "Gallito" Ceja and his Philipino counterpart Ranel "Francotirador" Suco came face-to-face at the final press conference for their Saturday night title fight at the Polanco-Forum in Mexico City. Full Story

Regina Halmich Set for IWBHF Induction
IWBHF Press Release
April 24, 2014

PORTLAND, OR---The newly formed International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) has announced the scheduled induction of Regina Halmich into the initial class of seven women to be honored on July 10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL., in conjunction with a US National Female Golden Gloves tournament. Halmich is generally recognized as the boxer who, during the decades of the 1990s and 2000, brought the sport of female boxing to sold out popularity in Germany while also establishing credibility for the sport throughout Europe, with her finely.. Full Story

Open Workout in Mexico City!
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez
April 24, 2014

(APR 24) WBC'S Silver Champions, Julio "Pollito" Ceja and Yessica "Kika" Chávez held their open work out at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City. Over 200 fans showed up to watch both fighters showing off their boxing skills in preparation for their bantamweight and light flyweight fights respectively..... Full Story

Poland's Elsbieta Wojcik Excels On Semi-Finals Day In Sofia
by Michael O'Neill
April 23, 2014

 (APR 23)Earlier today here on wban.com we brought you Julie Goldsticker's report on the United States boxers at the 2014 AIBA Youth Championships in downtown Sofia including a brief preview of tomorrow's finals at the Armeec Arena.  To complete... Full Story

The United States’ Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez, and Darmani Rock to Compete for Gold... by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing


 (APR 23)  Three American boxers kept their winning streaks in tact on Wednesday at the 2014 Youth World Championships at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. 2013.. Full Story

Cool Story of the Week:  Tiara Brown honored as Grand Marshal at Dunbar Easter Parade!
by Sue TL Fox
April 22, 2014

(APR 22) In a definite "Cool Story" of the week on WBAN, one of the sports star athlete amateur boxers, Tiara Brown, of Fort Myers, Florida, was chosen to be the "Grand Marshal" at Sunday's Dunbar Easter Parade that took place down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Myers..Full Story

Team USA Clinches Four Berths in the Semifinals at the 2014 Youth World Championships - by Julie Goldsticker 
April 21, 2014

(APR 21) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four representatives for the United States boxing team secured spots in the semifinal round with quarterfinal wins on Monday at the 2014 Youth World Championships Full Story on WBAN's Historical Database

Impressive Italians upset the favourites
Source: AIBA
April 21, 2014

(APR 21) Lausanne, Switzerland, April 21, 2014 - The quarter-finals of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships took place today in Sofia, where the winners of the 52 contests secured a guaranteed medal in the event.  This has been a competition of high quality so far, and today was no different, with countless contests enthralling the viewing public, and the calibre can only get higher from here on in. Full Story

Latest Update on Daisy "The Lady" Lang!
by Sue TL Fox
April 21, 2014

(APR 21)  WBAN had the pleasure of catching up with retired world boxing champion Daisy "The Lady" Lang.  Lang boxed professionally from 1996 to 2004.  Lang was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, but during her boxing years she fought out of Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.  Lang had an accumulative record of 19-3-1 (7KO). During her time as a pro she fought some of the noted women boxers that included Germany's Regina Halmich, Silke Weickenmeier, Michelle Sutcliffe, Kathy Williams, Michelle Aboro, and more. Full Story

Full Video: Julieta Cordova Wins by a Decision over Roman
April 21, 2014

(APR 21)  On Friday night at the Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, In the battle of the bantamweights Julieta Cardozo, 117, won a four-round unanimous decision over Maria Roman, 117.5. WBAN has linked the full fight video of this bout.   Link

Three Pro Women's Bouts Featured This Saturday
In White Swan, Washington
by Ricardo Ibarra
April 21, 2014

(APR 21) This Saturday night at the White Swan Pavilion in White Swan, Washington, Chris Corpuz' Corpuz Promotions will put on a Pro-Am card that will feature three pro and two amateur women's bouts. The card, which is the first for the promoter at the new venue, will be headlined by Randell Corpuz taking on Ed Robinson. Full Story

Erica Farias to fight Delfine Persoon Tomorrow night!
April 19, 2014

(APR 19) In a WBC Lightweight title bout, Erica "La Pantera" Farias, of Buenos Aires,  Argentina, is set to defend her title against Delfine Persoon, of Belgium, on Sunday, in what will surely be a non-stop action packed fight.  They are set to fight at the Zwevezele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Good luck to both of these ladies!

The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Announces the 2014 Inductees
April 18, 2014

(APR 18) PORTLAND, OR- The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame [IWBHF] is proud to announce the 2014 IWBHF inductees for the first our first induction brunch and ceremony that takes place on July 10th, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The stellar 2014 class of inductees are as follows: Full Story

Irish Eyes Are Smiling in Sofia as Ginty and Desmond Defeat Bulgarian and Russian Favourites in Sofia
by Michael O'Neill
April 17, 2014

(APR 17) Earlier we brought you news of a fine win for U.S.A Boxing’s Martha Fabela on the fourth day of the 2014 AIBA World Youth Championships (incorporating the only 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic qualifier) held at....Full Story

Sweden's great day at the Armeec Arena - AIBA Press Release
April 17, 2014


(APR 17) Lausanne, Switzerland, April 16, 2014 - A succession of top quality bouts demonstrated the excitement and skill of boxing on the third competition day of the AIBA Youth World Championships in Sofia. Five weight classes were in action, including the winners of two female...Full Story

Team USA’s Shakur Stevenson and Martha Fabela Earn Youth World Championships Victories in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
April 17, 2014

(APR 17) Team USA enjoyed an undefeated day at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday with two American athletes recording opening ..Full Story

Great Opportunity:  All Female Boxing Clinic - April 17, 18, 19th at the Gleason's Gym! 
April 16, 2014

(APR 16) To all the female boxers who would love to enjoy an unique opportunity to attend a all-female boxing clinic, Gleason's Gym will host their fourth All Female Boxing Clinic on April 17, 18 and 19, 2014. Now IF you are INTERESTED in ATTENDING and/or ..Full Story

Heather Hardy part of the Provodnikov - Algieri Press Conference this Wednesday at the Barclay Center Championships
April 15, 2014

(APRIL 15) Philadelphia Barclays Center and Banner Promotions will host a press conference to announce the WBO jr. welterweight title fight between champion Ruslan "The Siberian Rocky" Provodnikov of Beryozovo, Russia and Chris Algieri of Huntington, Long Island TOMORROW-- Wednesday, April 16 at noon in the GEICO Atrium in Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight card will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark...Full Story

Patty Boom Boom Races to the Top
by Sue TL Fox
April 14,  2014

(APR 14)  WBAN has been following female boxer Patricia "Boom Boom" Alcivar in and "out" of the ring for many years now.  She is not only an amazing boxer in the ring---but she is also a stellar athletic in other areas "outside" the ring.Full Story

History First in Bulgaria: 2014 Youth World Championships
April 13, 2014

(APR 13) WBAN has just added a history-first segment to our Historical database for this 2014 Youth World Championships that is taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria.  We have reported the details, the draw sheets for each categories,  and an intro video: Full Story

Who in the World Makes These Matches?
April 13, 2014

 (APR 13) Tonight at the Boxing Hall Sport Generation, Sofia, Bulgaria, long time veteran, Svetla Taskova, of Bulgaria, donning a 5-32-1 (1KO) record, will be stepping between the ropes with a pro debuter, Teodora Bacheva.  Taskova has been fighting as a pro for 1998 to 2011, and then returned to the ring in 2014, boxing for about 12-13 years fighting 4, 6, 8 10 round fights----talk about having the odds stacked against one in the sport...

Paola Casalinuovo Wins by a seventh round TKO and Wins Vacant IBF Title
April 13, 2014

(APR 13) Last night at the Estadio Republica de Venezuela, Bolívar, Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Paola Casainuovo, now 11-0-0 (11KO), of Buenos Aires, won by a seventh round TKO over  Yahaira Hernandez in a 10-round bout for the vacant IBF light middleweight title.  WBAN was told that it was a great fight between these two.

Fight Results from Mexico - Three Female bouts
April 13, 2014


 (APR 13) On Friday night at the Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Tania Enriquez, 108, won a four-round unanimous decision over Diana Gonzalez, 108; In a second female bout, Katia Gutierrez, 109¼, won a six-round unanimous decision over Brenda Flores, 108; and lastly, flyweight Sandra Robles won a six-round unanimous decision over Paloma Lopez.

Linda Laura Lecca Added to WBAN! 
April 13, 2014


(APR 13) Dee Williams has just added Peruvian junior featherweight Linda Laura "Triple L" Lecca  to our WBAN Profile Segment.  She began boxing at age 16 following a family tradition. "It's in my blood. My father and grandfather practised the sport and in my house there was no passion for football ... at age 12 they gave me a boxing--for full biography..Go Here

Daniela Bermudez Added to WBAN! 
April 11, 2014

(APR 12) Dee Williams has just added Argentinean junior bantamweight Daniela "La Bonita" Bermúdez to our WBAN Profile Segment.  Bermudez comes from a family of boxers who run the Bermúdez Boxing Club in Villa Gobernador Galvez, Santa Fe. Three of her five brothers - Rozana, Evelin and Gustavo - are also boxers. to read about Bermudez,Go Here

Cool Story of the Week:  Here are two Champions you may not know!
by Sue TL Fox
April 10, 2014

(APR 10) Most of the time, WBAN covers the amateur and professional female boxers and we publish stories on their accomplishments in the ring---especially when they are crowned with world title belts that are well deserved.  You may not readily recognize these champions in this photo----but they are an example of  the rock that helps female boxers accomplish their goals and dreams in the sport----the family and/or parents of the boxers! ..Full Story

IWBHF / WBAN Banners Available for Purchase---A fundraiser for the History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame that will take place July 10th in Florida!
April 8, 2014

The latest update for the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S BOXING HALL OF FAME:  We are set to have the HISTORY-FIRST Induction on July 10, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,  in conjunction with the 2014 Women's National Golden Gloves. On the IWBHF.COM site we now have available WBAN / IWBHF banners available for purchase.  This is a fundraising effort to off set the expenses for our first induction.  The banners are large and will be a  great addition to a gym or other areas...Full Story

Five Female Amateur bouts featured on the headliner with Frankie DeAlba
April 7, 2014

(APR 7) ALLENTOWN, PA--On Friday night, April 18, Kings Boxing Promotions will present a big Pro-Am card that will be headlined by rising Jr. Lightweight Frankie DeAlba taking on Israel Suarez in the 8-round main event ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Japan: Momoko Kanda Wins by a Unanimous Decision
April 7, 2014

(APR 7)  On Saturday night at the U.S. Army Camp Zama in Kanagawa, Japan, Momoko Kanda won by a sixth round unanimous decision over Carol Castro Madrid, of Mexico in a six round light flyweight bout.  The final judges scores were 59-57,  59-56, and 59-56. Source/Samart

Kenia Enriquez Wins NABF Belt; and "Diamond Girl" Quintana wins by Decision!
by Sue TL Fox/Harvey Johnson
April 7, 2014

(APR 7) On Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel,San Diego, California, and promoted by Bobby D Presents, the five-card night of professional boxing at the Boxing at its Best San Diego Fights did not disappoint.  There were two female bouts on the card, and three men's. ..Full Story with Photos

April 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
April 5,  2014

(APR 5)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for April 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!  

Quick Results from San Diego
April 6,  2014

(APR 6)  On Friday night in San Diego, California, there were two female bouts on the card. In the first female bout, six rounds, Amaris Quintana won a six-round Junior Flyweight unanimous decision over Susan Reno.  In the main event, the fight was literally a war between Kenia Enriquez vs. Jolene Blackshear. In the seventh round the fight was stopped by TKO with Blackshear having a cut that needed stitches over her right eye. More soon!

Tonight: Two Women's Bouts Don the Card in San Diego!
by Sue TL Fox
April 4,  2014

(APR 4)  Tonight at Four Points Sheraton Hotel, in San Diego, California, there are two women's bouts on the professional boxing card in the Boxing at its Best San Diego Fights, promoted by Bobby D Presents. The fights begin at 7:30 p.m.  In the main event, Kenia Enriquez, of Tijuana, Mexico, 10-0 (5KO), 107.5, will be face... Full Story

Tori Nelson to defend her WIBA Title against Mia St. John
April 3, 2014

(APR 3)  On May 17, 2014, in Ananadale, VA, current WIBA Welterweight champion Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson, will be fighting Mia "The Knockout" St. John, to defend her title. This will be the second title defense for Nelson.

Off to San Diego to cover Card with two Female bouts Featured!
April 2, 2014

(APR 2)  WBAN is off to San Diego, California, to cover the Friday night card, April 4th, featuring two women's bouts.  In one bout for a title, Jolene Blackshear will be facing Kenia Enriquez.  In a second bout on the card will be Susan Reno vs. Amaria Quintana.  There will also be men's boxing on the card. 

Ortega Named WBAN's April 2014 Fighter of the Month!
April 2, 2014

 (APR 2) WBAN would like to give a big congratulations Jazmin Ortega, who created quite a upset when she fought the much more experienced Irma Sanchez and defeated her. The fight took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, and she raised her record to 2-2-1 (1KO), when she defeated world champion Irma Sanchez, now 28-7-1 (8KO)in a 10-rounder by points. Biography 

What a Stinker of a Match for Dionicius to defend her IBF title: Full fight Video
March 30, 2014


(MAR 30) Debora Dionicius, 114¾, rated #4 with Boxrec, successfully defended her title against Neisi Torres, 114¾, who is rated #61 with Boxrec.  We know that Boxrec gives "Stars" for the calibre of fights on their site---this fight deserved "Four YAWNS" of boxing for being a "World Title" bout.

Video/Fight Report: Marcos Wins by Decision over Zacarias
by Sue TL Fox
March 30, 2014

(MAR 30) On Friday night, March 28th, at the Anfiteatro Municipal, Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina, Yesica " El Bombón Asesino" Marcos, 128¼, won a closely fought six rounder by a unanimous decision over Silvia "La Leona" Zacarias, 127¾. Both boxers fight out of Argentina. The six round bout was televised on TyC Sports....Full Story

Tonight:  Debora Dionicius to to defend her IBF Title
March 29, 2014

(MAR 29) Tonight at the Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora Dionicius, 15-0 (4KO), will be fighting a 10 rounder, and defending her IBF super flyweight title against Neisi Torres, 11-1-1 (7KO), of Barranquilla, Colombia. Torres is ranked #61 on Boxrec.....ouch!...and fighting for a world title?!

Ramona Kuehne Easily wins three World Titles (WBF, WBO, WIBF) against Gina Chamie
by Sue TL Fox
March 28, 2014

(MAR 28) Last night at the MBS Arena, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, in what appeared to be a not-to-difficult bout for Ramona Kuehne, 128¾, of Germany, she successfully defended her WBO, WBF, WIBF titles when the fight was stopped by a TKO in the seventh when it appeared that her opponent Gina Chamie,127¾, of Hungary injured her elbow. ...Full Story

Norwegian Amateur Boxing Association suspended by A.I.B.A but 2014 Nordic Women's Championships goes ahead
by Michael O'Neill
March 27, 2014

(MAR 27) Yet another National Amateur Boxing Association has been suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), this time their Norwegian associate, Norges Boksforbund . Recent previous suspensions have included South Korea, United States, England, Cameroon, Romania, South Africa and India...Full Story

Canadian Boxer Priscilla Trompowsky Looking to Fight!
March 27, 2014

(MAR 27) For promoters and matchmakers, 5'4" Priscilla Trompowsky is looking to be active again in the ring...she fights between 117 - 122 lbs., and is 1-3 as a pro, with 10 amateur fights before turning pro. If interested in featuring Trompowsky on a card, you can contact her team at   markosgia8@hotmail.comv - More info on her biography on WBAN! 

Japan: Tomomi Takano Wins by TKO in the Second Round
Photos and results
by Samart
March 26, 2014

(MAR 26) On March 24, 2014 at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan,
5`10 tall Model and Boxer Tomomi Takano won over Kulabkhao Por Preecha from Thai by TKO in the second round TKO in a scheduled six-round bout in the super featherweight division. Photos

Fight Video of Woo Vs. Han
March 26, 2014

(MAR 26) WBAN has just posted the fight video fo the March 23, 2014 IFBA Championship bout that took place inHaenum City, South Korea, where Ji Hye Woo retained her IFBA Featherweight world title over El Paso's Jennifer Han in a close 10 round championship  bout, by majority decision. Judges scored the bout 96-95, 95-95, 97-93.To View Video go here!

Mastrodouka to Make History in Greece
by David Wilkey
March 24, 2014

(MAR 24) Greek female Super-Featherweight boxer Areti Mastrodouka (6-0) is to make boxing history in Greece this coming Saturday (29th March 14) as she participates in the first ever professional bout to be held in the country. The 37 year-old will face Slovakian Claudia Ferenci in her 7th fight as a professional in a 6 round bout in Athens, as she continues her journey towards a World Title...Full Story

Lamonakis Wins New York State Title
by Bernie McCoy
March 23,  2014
Photo credit: 
Claudia Bocanegra

(MAR 23) Sonya Lamonakis won a decisive eight round decision over Tiffany Woodard to win the vacant NY State heavyweight crown in the main event of Uprising Promotions' fast paced seven bout card at the sold out Five Star Banquet Center in Long Island City on Saturday night.
Lamonakis, at 229 pounds, came to the bout with a 45 pound edge over Woodard, 184, and while that was surely a factor in the winner's controlling most of the infighting over the eight rounds.....Full Story

Mexico: Three Female Bouts Don the "La Prueba de Fuego" Card!
by Sue TL Fox
March 23, 2014

(MAR 23) On April 11, 2014, at the Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Mexico, and promoted by Mayen and Zanfer Promociones, they are presenting "La Prueba de Fuego" a night of live professional boxing that will include three female bouts on the card. ..Full Story

Heather Hardy Turns up the Heat in New York!
Photos and Story
by Christy Cappillino
Non-fight Photo of Hardy:
Rebecca Weiss Stricker
March 23, 2014

(MAR 23) On Friday night at the Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, New York, and presented by DiBella Entertainment, Heather "The Heat" Hardy, 121, of Brooklyn, NY, did indeed "Turn up the Heat" when she fought and won an eight-round bout by a unanimous decision over Nydia Feliciano, 119. The final judges scores were 79-73, 78-74, and 78-74.  Hardy remains undefeated with a 9-0-0 (2KO), and Feliciano, 7-5-3. .Full Story

Touted fighter Chantel “Gorgeous Babe” Cordova upset in bid for world title fight Undefeated Maria Suarez outlasts Cordova in six rounds
by Martin Hines
March 22, 2014

(MAR 22) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Maria Suarez wanted to give her soon-to-be 16-year old son a wonderful birthday present. On Friday night at the Pueblo Convention Center, she did just that. Suarez (8-0) remained undefeated by hanging tough through six rounds against the home-town favorite, Chantel “Gorgeous Babe” Cordova (12-5-1). Suarez, who supervises her California hometown’s Head Start early education program, impressed the partisan crowd with..Full Story

Columbus Division of Fire to Hold Bootcamp--to Promote Diversity in the Fire Service
March 21,  2014

(MAR 21)  The Columbus Division of Fire is holding a ‘bootcamp,’ dubbed ‘Can You Take the Heat,’ for Columbus residents who may be interested in a career in public safety. The three-day, two-night experience is being held at the Division of State Fire Marshal Ohio Fire Academy and will give attendees the opportunity to participate in search and rescue scenarios, obtain CPR certification and extinguish simulated fires....Full Story

At the Scales: Chantel Cordova vs. Maria Suarez
March 21, 2014

(MAR 21)  Every boxer that will be fighting on the Professional Boxing tonight on the Friday Night Fights card in Pueblo, Colorado made weight at the VUL restaurant and lounge. The card originally was planned to include five professional bouts. However, due to injury David Escamilla is unable to participate in his contest with Chris Galvadon. The four remaining fights on the card are sure to be action packed as every fighter appeared trimmed and in shape. ...Full Story

Latondria Jones Looking Sharp at the famous Mayweather Gym
Photos and Text
by Mary Ann Owen
March 21,  2014

(MAR 21) TMT Fighter Latondria Jones has been looking very sharp, she trains at the famous Mayweather gym in Las Vegas. Latondria is the first women fighter that has been signed with the TMT Team, and she will be making her pro debut in the next few months at super...Full Story

Fight Video Clip:  Big Upset--  Ortega Wins by points over Irma Sanchez
March 18, 2014

(MAR 18) WBAN has JUST posted the fight video clip of the Yazmin Ortega vs. Irma Sanchez fight.  The two fought on March 14, 2014 in Los Cabos, Mexico, Yazmin Ortega, raised her record to 2-2-1 (1KO), when she defeated world champion Irma Sanchez, now 28-7-1 (8KO).

Cool Story of the week:  New Honorary WBC Champion Gabe Santistevan
by Stephen Blea
March 17, 2014

(MAR 17) Raylene & I had the most Awesome Visit last night with “Our New WBC Honorary Champion” Gabe Santistervan age 10, at his home with his mom Kathleen and grandpa Mr. Santistevan, whom by the way is an Honorable Discharged Vietnam Vet Marine, with many Awards from serving our Country and currently a retired railroad  worker, I bonded with him as former Marine and Mr. Santistevan also came from the same neighborhood from the projects called  Full Story

Hintsatake and Yallup Score Victories in Toppenish
Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra
March 17, 2014

(MAR 17) Corpuz Promotions returned to the Toppenish Community Center in Toppenish, WA, last Saturday night with a nine bout Pro-Am card. Playing to a packed house, the show featured two entertaining amateur women's bouts. The local fight crowd has become very supportive of women's boxing and came out to support two of their...Full Story

Hot Matchup in Women's Boxing:  Chantel Cordova to headline action packed boxing card
March 17, 2014

(MAR 17)  Friday March 21, Chantel Cordova (12-4-1) will attempt to take the next step in her aspirations to get back to a world title fight when she faces California’s undefeated Maria Suarez (7-0). The main event matches two top twenty World ranked flyweights. As an amateur, Cordova had a storied career capturing two national championships, three golden glove titles.... Full Story

2014 AIBA World Youth Championships and Youth Olympics Qualifier Set For Sofia.
by Michael O'Neill
March 15, 2014

As we reported last year, 2014 sees the first occasion that women boxers will appear in the Youth Olympic Games. The AIBA World Youth Championships which includes the same three weights as for the 2012 London Olympics takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria next month. ..Full Story

Upcoming WBF Title Fights on Three Cards in Germany
March 13, 2014

(MAR 13) According to the WBF, they have three fights scheduled:  Renata Domsodi vs Alexandra Vlajk -WBF Bantamweight title, March 22, Bielefeld Germany;  Ramona Kühne vs Gina Chamie, WBF Super Feather, March 28, Potsdam, Germany; and Rola El Halabi vs TBD, WBF Light Welterweight Title, May 10, in Ulm, Germany.  Photo:  Kühne

Golden Gloves Charity Boxing & WBC Cares Colorado
by Stephen Blea/
Raylene Carbone
March 13, 2014

(MAR 13)  From the Desk of Stephen Blea & Raylene Carbone- WBC Cares Colorado Members....We are happy to announce that we are doing a WBC Cares CO- KO Cancer Benefit of Amateur Boxing with Colorado Golden Gloves Charities Gym to benefit Diedre Vickers/Strauch, whom is battling stage four Colon Cancer. Bouts will be held on March 15th at 3pm. Located at Golden Gloves Boxing Gym 6161 W. 44th Ave. .Full Story

Chantel Cordova to fight on March 21st
March 13, 2014

(MAR 13) On March 21, 2014, at the Pueblo Convention Center, in Pueblo, Colorado, 27-year old, flyweight Chantel Cordova, 12-4-1 (3KO), of Pueblo, will be fighting on the card. For ticket information call: Pueblo Convention Center Box Office at 866-722-8844.  At this time, WBAN does not know who Cordova will be fighting, or how many rounds.  We will post the additional information as it becomes available.

This does Little for the sport---Dahiana Santana 32-6 vs. 0-17-1 Boxer
March 123, 2014

(MAR 12) On Monday night at the Coliseo Pedro Julio Nolasco, La Romana, Dominican Republic, former world champion Dahiana Santana, raised her boxing record to 33-6 (14KO), when she defeated winless Rocio De Leon, now 0-18-1, by a unanimous decision. This was actually a rematch for these two....Why?....who in the world knows.

Danyelle Wolf and Ava Knight at the Mayweather gym
Photos by
Mary Ann Owen
March 11, 2014

(MAR 11) Yesterday at the Mayweather gym, Las Vegas photographer Mary Ann Owen met up with amateur boxer Danyelle Wolf and world champion pro boxer Ava Knight.   Wolf, 6', 152, is an mpressive amateur in the sport.  In her workout yesterday, photos were taken of her training with Jeff Mayweather. ...Full Story with photos

Nana Yoshikawa becomes OPBF light flyweight champion
March 10, 2014

(MAR 10) Last night at Sakai City Hall, in Osaka, Japan, Nana Yoshikawa won over Krikanok Islandmuaythai from Thai by 1st round TKO. The bout was for the vacant OPBF Light Flyweight Title.  Nana Yoshikawa was a Japan amateur boxing champion in three different weight divisions. source: Samart

Team USA Wins Seven Gold Medals and the Team Trophy at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
March 10, 2014

(MAR 10) USA Boxing’s bright future was on display this afternoon at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships in Quito, Ecuador. Team USA won seven gold and three silver medals in today’s final round action at the Julio Cesar Hidalgo Coliseum. The United States’ Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.), Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.), Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio), Matthew Mollet (Port Orchard, Wash.), and Darmani Rock (Philadelphia, Pa.) all took 2014 Youth Continental Championships titles in Ecuador. ...Full Story

Japan:  Tenkai Tsunami Wins by Seventh Round TKO
March 9, 2014
Samart of Japan

(MAR 9) On Friday night, March 7th, at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Tenkai Tsunami, 118, of Tokyo, Japan, won a seventh round TKO over Honey Katsumata, 117¾, from the Philippines, but resides in Tokyo, in a scheduled eight round bout. Photographs

Four American Boxers Advance to the Final Round at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
March 9, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(MAR 9) Team USA enjoyed a second successful day at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships in Quito, Ecuador on Friday. Four U.S. competitors claimed semifinal wins to earn berths in the tournament finals. Male flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas), female flyweight Caitlin Orosco (Anaheim, Calif.) ..Full Story

Another Great Fight on the Books for Female Boxing!
by Sue TL Fox
March 7, 2014

(MAR 7) WBAN has been notified that contracts are signed between Jolene Blackshear of San Diego, California and Kenia Enriquez for being featured on an upcoming card "San Diego Fights" that will take place on April 4, 2014, at the 4 Points Sheraton, in San Diego, California.  We have been told that this is an eight-round bout and will be the mainliner...Full Story

WBC Calls a Mandatory for Juarez vs. Munoz
March 6, 2014

(MAR 6)  WBAN has received some exciting news earlier today when we were notified that the World Boxing Council President, Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar, just prior to  traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada, said that the fight for the WBC Female Super flyweight world title between current champion, Zulina Muñoz and challenger Mariana Juarez is mandatory....Full Story

Thirteen USA Boxers to Compete in the Youth Continental Championships, March 5-10 in Quito, Ecuador
by Julie Goldsticker
March 6, 2014

(MAR 6) Thirteen of the United States’ top youth boxers will square off against foes from north, central, and south America at the 2014 Youth Continental Championships, March 5-10 at the Julio Cesar Hidalgo Coliseum in Quito, Ecuador. All of the boxers representing Team USA in the major international event are current or former national champions and will look to add a continental title to their resumes. ...Full Story

Tonight: The NYC Fire Dept will take on the Irish National Police Garda Boxing Club
March 6, 2014

(MAR 6) Tonight at Webster Hall NYC, The NYC Fire Dept will take on the Irish National Police Garda Boxing Club. The Amateur card will feature 9 FDNY vs. Irish Garda team, but will also feature two amateur female bouts. Press Release that WBAN posted on March 2, 2014

All Female Boxing Clinic at Gleason's Gym
March 5,  2014

(MAR 5) What an opportunity for female boxers on the scene---from April 17, 18, and 19th, 2014, there will be an ALL-FEMALE BOXING CLINIC with some of the top elite female boxers that will be the trainers at this clinic.  WBAN received the following press release:...Full Story

AIBA Terminates Indian Amateur Boxing Federation's Membership
by Michael O'Neill
March 3,  2014

(MAR 3)  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) today terminated the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation’s (IABF) membership after what it described as ‘an extensive evaluation and assessment of all issues surrounding the sport of boxing in India’. The IABF had in fact been temporarily suspended since December 2012 albeit boxers had been allowed to compete in major International competitions under the AIBA flag. In addition of course Mery Kom had taken Bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games in London...Full Story

In Action-Packed Fight Zulina Wins by Tecnical Decision over Alesia Graf!
by Sue TL Fox
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
March 2, 2014

(MAR 2) Last night on the "SANGRE MEXIQUENSE" professional boxing card at the World Trade Center of Naucalpan, in Mexico, the headliner featured a rematch between Alesia Graf vs. Zulina "Loba" Muñoz.  Munoz was defending her WBC Super Flyweight title in a ten-rounder.  And...oh what a rematch these two brought to the table this night!.Full Story with photos and Video!






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