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WBAN goes One on One with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman!
by Sue TL Fox
November 21, 2014
Photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

(NOV 21) This week WBAN had an opportunity to talk with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman about the highly successful and history-making WBC Women's Boxing Convention that took place in September of this year, and his thoughts, hopes and what he feels may be the future of the sport and other issues. ..Full Story

Asian boxers GUARANTEED thirteen medals in Korea
by Michael O'Neill
November 21, 2014
Photo: Generic
(NOV 21)  Quarter finals day at the 8th Edition of the AIBA Women's World Championships in Jeju saw some remarkable achievements for the Asian boxers with several further enhancing their already growing reputation.  Amongst those who particularly impressed your correspondent was India's  Youth World Champion Sarjubala Shamjetsabam Devi, following in the footsteps of the great Mary Kom.  More on her bout later. ..Full Story
Final Press Conference:  Ibeth Zamora vs. Yessica Chavez
photos by Pepe Rodriguez
Translated PR (edited)
November 20, 2014

(NOV 20) Yesterday, on Wednesday, the final press conference was held for the boxing card to take place on Saturday with Ibeth "Roca" Zamora, the current WBC flyweight champion and challenging Yessica "Kika" Chavez, the two face each...Full Story

The Russians Are Coming... Who can stop them in Korea?
by Michael O'Neill
November 20, 2014

(NOV 20)  Not for the first time the mighty Russians have proved to be a 'powerhouse' in women's boxing with all of their team through to the quarter finals following another hectic day's boxing in Jeju City. Who can halt their progress tomorrow? There were many stars at today's fifth day of the AIBA Women's Elite ...Full Story

Team USA’s Tiara Brown and Claressa Shields Advance to the Quarterfinal Round at the 2014 Elite Women’s National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
November 20, 2014

(NOV 20) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.)  - Two American boxers familiar with international success each added to their winning streaks on Thursday at the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and reigning world champion Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) enjoyed unanimous decision victories today to move on to Friday’s quarterfinal competition. Light flyweight..Full Story

Twenty Three Asian Medal Hopes Shine On Day 5 In Jeju
by Sue Fox and Michael O'Neill
November 20, 2014

(NOV 20)  In recent months (WBAN) has been featuring reports on Asian boxers from various sources and different parts of the sub-continent so tonight we would particularly welcome those of our new readers who have joined us – wherever you are – for coverage of the 8th AIBA Women’s World Championships in Jeju, Korea.....Full Story

Mexico: Public Workout - Ibeth Zamora vs. Yessica Chavez!
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
November 19, 2014

(NOV 19) Yesterday afternoon, in front of a huge crowd,  at the Plaza de lo Martires in downtown Toluca City, Mexico, there was a "public workout" held for the hot matchup between Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora, current WBC ..Full Story

Shields wins in 11 seconds as United States dominate day 4 of Worlds' in Jeju
by Michael O'Neill
November 19, 2014
Photos of Shield: Facebook

(NOV 19) Following Tuesday’s loss of both Queen Underwood and Alex Love, Wednesday proved to be ‘a good day at the office for the United States with four wins including 19 yrs old Olympic Gold medallist Claressa ...Full Story

Melissa Hernandez:  "She's not fighting a little girl no More"
by Mary Ann Owen
November 19, 2014

 Today at the Mayweather gym in Las Vegas I met up with former WBC Featherweight Champ Melissa Hernandez.  Hernandez is fighting Layla McCarter in an eight-round fight. This is the third time that Hernandez will be fighting McCarter.  They are 1-1...Full Story

Goodbye to Josie Gabuco, Queen Underwood and Christina Cruz on day of shocks in Jeju
by Michael O'Neill
November 18,  2014

(Additional reporting from AIBA)

(NOV 18)  The big shock on day 3 of the AIBA Women’s World’s in Jeju Tuesday was the defeat of the Philippines’ first ever AIBA World Champion Josie Gabuco who went out at the hands of Chinese Taipei’s Pin Meng Chieh (48kg). ..Full Story

Alex Love Advances in World Championships Competition While Two American Boxers Fall in Preliminary Bouts
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
November 18, 2014

(NOV 18)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.)  - Day three of 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships competition in Jeju, Korea, started off in winning fashion for Team USA on Tuesday but unfortunately the American squad couldn’t maintain the momentum in their final two bouts of the day. Light flyweight Alex Love (Fort Carson, Colo.) won her tournament opener in the third bout of the afternoon session to advance on to the next round. ..Full Story

Layla McCarter Training in Las Vegas at the Hit Factory Gym
Text/Photos by
Mary Ann Owen
November 18, 2014

(NOV 18) Yesterday I went behind the scenes with the "Amazing" Layla McCarter  who is training at the Hit Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, in prepartation for her upcoming fight against Melissa "Huracan"  Hernandez, that will take place on November 21, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas...Full Story

Olszewski To Defend her IFBA World Flyweight Championship
By David Selwyn

November 18, 2014

(NOV 18)  Eileen "The Hawaiian Mongoose" Olszewski will defend her IFBA World Flyweight Championship on January 16, 2015 against Christina Fuentes. The fight will take place in Fuentes' hometown of Laredo, Texas. It will be the first Female World Championship to be held in Laredo, Texas and is being promoted by Triple  ..Full Story

Team USA Opens 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships with Two Victories in Jeju
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
November 17, 2014

(NOV 17)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.)  - Two of Team USA’s most decorated athletes kicked off the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships with victories in preliminary action on Monday in Jeju, South Korea. Flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and featherweight Tiara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) each opened competition with first round wins to advance in tournament action at the Halla Gymnasium. ....Full Story

Marlen Esparza Stars On Day Two of the AIBA Women's Elites in Jeju Island
by Michael O'Neill
November 17, 2014

(NOV 17) Another full day’s program Monday at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju Island where the second day was split into two sessions.  Tomorrow sees the four time World and London 2012 Gold medallist, Katie Taylor, enter the arena in defence of her 60kg lightweight...Full Story

Amasheh-Hamzaoui Bout Ruled No Contest
Source: WBC Press Release
November 17, 2014

(NOV 17)  The German Boxing Commission (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer – BDB) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) have jointly declared the WBC Silver flyweight championship between Raja Amasheh and Amira Hamzaoui as a "no contest" due to irregularities in scoring and with the officials.  On October 18th in Saarbrücken, Germany, Hamzaoui had originally been declared the winner by split decision of the fight, and the WBC title. The WBF world flyweight championship was also on the line. WBF judges Toni Tiberi (97-94) and Vincent Dupas (96-94) had scored the fight in favor of Hamzaoui, while WBC judge Steve Mertz clearly scored the fight for Amasheh (98-94). Full Story

Boxing: England's Sandy Ryan Stars on Day One of the AIBA Women's World Elites in Jeju
by Michael O'Neill
November 16,  2014

 “The 21-year-old amazon used her longer hands to keep the distance against Hungary's European Union Women's Champion Bianka Nagy. The English boxer knocked down her Hungarian opponent in the third round and dominated all of the rounds in Jeju which means she will now meet with Turkey's two-time AIBA Women's World Champion Gulsum Tatar Kaptan”. In your correspondent’s view, Ryan is certainly one to watch for the future albeit there is no 64kg division yet in the Olympics but don’t rule out her being in contention with Natasha Jonas and Chantelle Cameron for the GB 60kg spot in Rio. .Full Story

Tori Nelson Wins by Decision over Cisneros
November 17, 2014

(NOV 17) On Friday night at the Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, Tori Nelson, 145¾, of Ashburn, Virginia, now 13-0-3 (1KO), when she defeated Victoria Cisneros, 143¼, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11-17-2 (4KO), by a 10-round unanimous decision, defending her WIBA welterweight title, and fighting for the vacant UBF welterweight belt.

France:  Maiva Hamadouche Wins by a Third Round TKO
November 17, 2014

(NOV 16) Last night at the Salle Louison Bobet, Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, Maiva Hamadouche, 134, of Clichy la Garenne, France. Hamadouche remains undefeated with a 5-0-0 (5KO) won by a third round TKO over Johanne Cavarec, 132¼, of Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. The bout was scheduled for six rounds.

AIBA Congress Recommends 'No Headguards For Males BUT Women must wait . WHY we ask? Your views?
by Michael O'Neill
November 15, 2014
Your Comments

(NOV 15) One of the key decisions taken at this year’s AIBA Annual Congress in Jeju, was that on the basis of available medical evidence, headguards will not be required by men in future.  Nonetheless until further studies take place and the result of the men’s experiment is known, women MUST continue using them. Odd?  Full Story

The Largest Elite Women’s World Championships Tournament in History to Open Competition on Sunday
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
November 15, 2014

(NOV 15)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) - Over 300 female athletes from 72 nations across the globe traveled to the beautiful island of Jeju in South Korea for the 2014 Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships, November 16-25. The 2014 tournament is the eighth edition of the event, which began in 2001 in Scranton, Pa...Full Story

Tonight:  Boxing Action in Mexico - Alejandra Oliveras vs. Erica Farias!
Photos: Alma Montiel
November 14, 2014

(NOV 14) Big Fight tonight in Mexico!  At the Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Alejandra "Locomotora" Oliveras, 31-2-2 (16 KO), of Santa Fe, Argentina, will be facing Erica Weigh-in Video and photos

Ariane Fortin On The Golden Trail Once More In Jeju
by Michael O'Neill
November 14, 2014
Photo: Fortin
Photo credit: Raquel Ruiz

(NOV 14) Canada has dispatched five of its best boxers to represent the country at the 8th AIBA World Championships commencing Sunday at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju, South Korea.  The most notable absentee is the three times AIBA World champion, Mary Spencer whose place at 75kg goes to one of the country’s top hopes for a medal in Jeju – Ariane Fortin...Full Story

Sarita Devi Facing AIBA 'Life Ban' - We ask YOUR view - 'Is this Justice'?
by Michael O'Neill
November 13, 2014
Send in your Comments

(NOV 13)  Outrage today in Indian boxing circles as news came through that the AIBA was considering a life ban following Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept the bronze medal she had ‘won’ when ‘defeated’ by the host nation’s Jina Park at the recent Asiad in Incheon, Korea.  We ask you, our readers, for YOUR view on the AIBA’s proposed ban. We ask you, our readers, for YOUR view on the AIBA’s proposed ban. You can contact us as usual by emailing wban100@aol.com  or via our Facebook pages. ..Full Story

Boxing: Irish Team Settled in Jeju as Katie Taylor Seeks Record Fifth In A Row World Crown
by Michael O'Neill
November 13, 2014

(NOV 13)  Olympic Gold medallist and already four times World champion, Katie Taylor heads a strong – but small – Irish team at the eighth edition of the AIBA Women’s World Championships beginning in Jeju City, Korea on Sunday.  Full Story

At the Scales in New York:  Amanda Serrano vs. Carla Torres!
November 12, 2014

(NOV 12)  Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow night's boxing action with a female bout on the card, - Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano vs. Carla Torres.  The two made weight today with Serrano weighin in at 130, and Torres, 129.  The two are fighting a six rounder...Full Story

AIBA Launches New Deal for 'Amateurs' with Changes for Women Also 'In The Pipeline'
by Michael O'Neill
November 12, 2014

(NOV 12) At first glance a new AIBA competition exclusively for Male boxers may not seem of much interest to WBAN and its readers yet WBAN understands from usually reliable sources in Korea that this newly launched competition may well have significant implications for women boxers, albeit not immediately. ...Full Story

USA Boxing’s Elite Women
to Complete World Championships Preparations in Jeju, Korea

by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
November 12, 2014

(NOV 12) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) - USA Boxing’s top female boxers arrived in Jeju, South Korea last Thursday ahead of the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships, November 16-24. The 10 boxers, their accompanying coaches and support staff are currently getting acclimated to their home for the next two weeks and preparing for the start of competition on Sunday, November 16 at the ..Full Story

Record Entry For Women's World Championships in Jeju
by Michael O'Neill
November 11, 2014
Courtesy photo/Taylor

(NOV 11)  WBAN understands - albeit no confirmation or Press Release on the subject (as the time of writing) from the AIBA that the organisation has received some 480 entries from 75 countries for this year's 8th Edition of the AIBA Women's World Elite Championships Full Story

Claudia Gutierrez Wins by Decision over Jeffries
Story and Photos
by Ricardo Ibarra
November 11, 2014

(NOV 11) Patrick Ortiz' Ringside Tickets Inc. returned to the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon last Friday night with a seven bout fight card that featured an intriguing women's ....Full Story

AIBA Women's World Elite Championships Preview - Jeju 2014
by Michael O'Neill
November 10, 2014
Pinki Jangra copyright:

(NOV 10)  The 8th Edition of the AIBA World Women's Elite Championships begins at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju on 16th November with the opening ceremony scheduled for later that evening. The general weigh in will have taken place a day earlier.  Surprisingly little news from the organisers, AIBA, with at the time of writing no reference to the event on their official AIBA.org website or on their social media pages. Very sad to see that the AIBA world is not being kept informed by its own organisation as to the entrants for Jeju, how many boxers/countries are taking part or details of any TV or Live ..Full Story

Martha Salazar Wins WBC Heavyweight Belt!
Release/Blanca Gutierrez
Photos: Steven Solidarios
November 10,  2014

(NOV 10)  On Saturday, November 8th in front of a sold out crowd at the Longshoreman Hall in San Francisco, California,  Martha Salazar and Tanzee Daniel fought for the WBC Heavyweight World title. This would be the first time in two years that a WBC title would be fought for by female boxers in the USA and these ladies did not disappoint...Full Story

Kentikian Delivers First loss to Naoko Fujioka in Germany!
November 8, 2014
Photo: Spotlight

(NOV 8)  Tonight at the Porsche-Arena,  in Stuttgart, Germany, (Time zone in Germany) WBA World Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian successfully defended her title when she won by a 10-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Super Flyweight Champion Naoko Fujioka.

Vincent Wins by a Majority Decision winning the UBF Title
November 8, 2014

 (NOV 8)  Last night at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln, Rhode Island, in what was described as an action-packed bout, Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent won a majority decision 95-95, 96-94, and 98-92, over Jackie Trivilino, winning the vacant UBF female super-bantamweight title.

At the Scales: Vincent  and Trivilino make Weight for Tomorrow nights Main Event in Rhode Island!
November 6, 2014
Photos: Team Vincent

(NOV 6) PROVIDENCE, R.I.  -- Earlier today the weigh-in took place for tomorrow nights boxing event, that will be held at the Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, the main event is a 10-round championship bout for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) female super bantamweight world title between Providence's Shelito Vincent (12-0, 1 KO) and Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO) of Plattsburgh, N.Y. Full Story with Photos

Vizaniari Wins by a 10th Round TKO over Rivers for the Vacant WIBA Heavyweight Title
November 6, 2014


(NOV 6) Today (Australia Time zone) at the  Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia, Lisa Vizaniari, 269 3/4, won by a 10-round TKO, 1:58 seconds over Kathy Rivers, 180, of Hollywood, Florida. The two were fighting for the vacant WIBA Heavyweight belt.

Melinda Cooper Wins by Decision in Comeback fight in Mexico!
November 6, 2014


(NOV 6)  Last night at the Discoteca Hangar 27, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Melinda "La Maravilla" Cooper, now 23-2-0 (11KO), of Las Vegas, Nevada, won a six-round unanimous decision over Zenny Sotomayer, 10-8-3 (3KO), of Mexico.  This was a "come back" fight for Cooper who last fought in 2012. 

WBAN Appeals To Boxers To Seek Assurances Re Future of Women's 'Amateur' Boxing
by Sue Fox / Michael O'Neill
November 5, 2014
WBAN Petition

(NOV 5)  The eighth edition of the AIBA Women's World Elite Championships takes place in Jeju, Korea later this month (Nov 15/24th) so an ideal opportunity exists for the AIBA through their President Dr Ching Kuo-Wu to take 'time out' to explain to boxers, their coaches and the wider boxing fraternity exactly what plans the AIBA has for developing women's boxing worldwide including countries like Cuba who were not represented in London 2012. ..Full Story with WBAN Petition

Perozzi to fight Reis for vacant IBA World Middleweight Title!
November 4, 2014

(NOV 4) On Friday, on November 21, 2014 at the Southhampton Resort, in Southhampton Resort, Bermuda, The following three fights will take place.   All fights have been sanctioned by the Bermuda Boxing Commission and the World Title fight by the IBA...Full Story

Kenia Enriquez to fight Ana Arrazola for Vacant WBO flyweight World Title
November 1, 2014

(NOV 1) With a commitment to showcase "boxing at its best", the last fight card of their schedule is no exception for California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby D. Presents. On Friday, November 21st, San Diego, CA, will be the host of a world title when Tijuana's Kenia Enriquez (12-0, 6KO) faces the much more experienced Ana "La Bronca" Arrazola (20-10-2, 13KO) for the vacant WBO flyweight world title. .Full Story

Professional Boxing returns to The Orleans Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas, on November 21, 2014
October 31, 2014

(OCT 31)  Professional Boxing returns to The Orleans Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas, on November 21, 2014, McCarter vs. Hernandez III is promoted by Platinum Entertainment, in association with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing, and The Orleans Hotel & Casino...Full Story

Irish women led by Katie Taylor have arrived in Jeju for 2014 World's  November 15-24th
by Michael O'Neill
October 31,  2014

(OCT 31)  Ireland’s four strong team for the forthcoming 8th Edition of the AIBA Women’s Elite World championships which take place at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju Island, South Korea (Nov.15/24th),have arrived in Jeju, where Olympic champion Katie Taylor will be keen to retain her 60kg World title for a record fifth year in a row. Once more her main challenger would appear to be Russia’s Sofya Ochigava....Full Story

Japanese WBO Champs in Las Vegas
Photos/Text by
Mary Ann Owen
October 31, 2014

(OCT 31)  Yesterday at the Mayweather gym I ran into two WBO Strawweight Champions from Japan. Ikehara Si -Sa Kumiko (105 lb)  and Ike Yama Nao (102 lb).   Nao and Kumiko were in Las Vegas for the WBO Boxing Convention. ....Full Story

Savannah Marshall defends her World title but Adams and Jonas Are Out of Worlds in Jeju
by Michael O'Neill
October 30, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(OCT 30)  Reigning World Middleweight (75kg) champion, Savannah Marshall, heads a five strong team from England, just named for the forthcoming 8th Edition of the AIBA Women’s Elite Championships at the Halla Gymnasium, Jeju Nov 14/24th.  GB Boxing chooses the team that represents Great Britain in Olympic competition but there is also an ‘England Boxing’ squad. At non-Olympic events both GB Boxing and England Boxing are allowed to nominate competitors and this is the case for Jeju...Full Story

WBAN calls on AIBA and U.B.F To Rescue Dreams Of Ugandan Boxers
by Michael O'Neill
October 29, 2014

(OCT 29)  Earlier this week we brought you the welcome news that five young Ugandan women were heading for next month's AIBA World Championships in Jeju, South Korea.  Those dreams may now turn to tears as the Ugandan Boxing Federation (UBF) has just revealed that it does not have sufficient funds to send the team of..Full Story

Female Boxer who fell in Coma after Fight passes away
Photos: Allsport.com
Copyrighted Story: 
Full Story on sowetanlive.co.za
October 29, 2014

(OCT 29)  PHINDILE Mwelase, the woman boxer who fell into a coma after being knocked out earlier this month, has died.  She is the first female fighter in South Africa to have died as a result of punishment in the ring. Mwelase was taken off life support and moved out of intensive care last week, but it is understood that she never regained consciousness. "We thought she was getting better," said Andre Thysse, a co-owner of Real Steel Promotions, who staged Mwelase's bout in ..Full Story

Martha Salazar to Fight Tanzee Daniel for WBC Heavyweight Title November 8th!
Source/Press Release
October 27, 2014

(OCT 27)  On Saturday, November 8th, at the Longshoreman’s Hall 400 N. Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, OPP and Mo Betta Entertainment presents "Back to Business War" on the Wharf Pro/Am Boxing card.  The main event features San Francisco’s Karim Mayfield 18-2-1 who will face Michael Balasi Honolulu, Hawaii, in an eight-round non-title bout.  ..Full Story

Ria Ramnarine busy out of the ring!
October 27, 2014

(OCT 27)  Former world champion, Ria Ramnarine, has been extremely busy this year. Ramnarine is now a certified 3-Star AIBA Coach. She did the Extraordinary APB/WSB Course in Cuba in August and was successful in attaining the highest level of coaching in...Full Story

Boxing: Five Young Ugandans In Search Of Glory In AIBA Women's World Championships in Korea
by Michael O'Neill
October 27, 2014

(OCT 27)  At a time when the AIBA and Asian Olympic body, Olympic Council of India (OCA) are at loggerheads following the recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, it is refreshing to report of an African country whose boxers are actually looking forward to the forthcoming AIBA World Championships in Jeju Island, also in ...Full Story

Boxing: England, Ireland Share The Honours in Queens Cup Finals in Stralsund, Germany
by Michael O'Neill
October 26, 2014
Chantelle Cameron

(OCT 26) England's senior women's squad of 5  took 4 Golds and a Silver on Finals Day at the 2014 Queen's Cup tournament in Vorpommern-Rügen, Stralsund, Germany inc all three golds in the Olympic weight divisions. ..Full Story

NABF Champion Chantel Cordova Receives Special WBC Cares Award
Source/Stephen Blea
October 26, 2014
Photos: Courtesy

(OCT 26)  Raylene and I thru our WBC Cares would like to let you know that 'this week' on behalf of our WBC & WBC Cares & NABF! We presented NABF Champion Chantel Cordova with a framed WBC certificate, and a WBC Medal, for her Support and Fight..Full Story

Boxing Action In Mexico:  Rivas Wins by a Decision over Ramadan
October 26, 2014


(OCT 26) Last night at the Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, in a bantamweight for the WBC bantamweight title, Yazmin "La Rusita" Rivas, 31-8-0 (9KO), of Torreon, Mexico, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Susie Ramadan, of Victoria, Australia, now 23-2-0 (8KO).

Lisa Whiteside or Nicola Adams? Who will represent Team GB in Rio?
by Michael O'Neill
Photo: Lancashire
Evening Post
October 26, 2014

(OCT 26) England’s Lisa Whiteside, who boxes out of the Larches and Savick club in Preston, is ‘determined to make the most of Nicola Adams' injury and leave her mark at next month's Women’s World Boxing Championship in South Korea’, she told the’ Lancashire Evening Post’ this week.   As we reported on wban.com earlier this summer, reigning Olympic champion, Nicola Adams suffered ..Full Story  

Salita, Cohen team up for November 13th show - Amanda Serrano Featured on Card!
Press Release/PR
October 24, 2014

(OCT 24)  Star of David Promotions and founder Dmitriy Salita is excited to announce that on November. 13, Star of David will co-promote a professional boxing card at The Space in Westbury, Long Island. Fans can look forward to seeing heavyweight prospect Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller back in action, shooting to raise his record to 10-0, with 10 KOs. Miller conjured buzz with his most recent performance, which was featured on MSG Network last month....Full Story

Be on the Lookout for World Champion Crystal Morales at Friday's Boxing event in San Diego!
October 24, 2014

 (OCT 24)  Tonight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in San Diego, CA, Crystal Morales will be in attendance to show her support for women’s boxing. Amaris Quintana of San Diego will defend her NABF straw weight title during the show. Time to get autographs at this great event!

Shelly Vincent vs. Jackie Trivilino Main Event on November 7th Card!
October 24, 2014

(OCT 24)  PROVIDENCE, R.I.  -- On November 7, 2014, at the Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, the main event is a 10-round championship bout for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) female super bantamweight world title between Providence's Shelito Vincent (12-0, 1 KO) and Jackie Trivilino (9-8-3, 1 KO)..Full Story

San Francisco's Laura Deanovic to fight Novato, California's Marquita Lee on November 8th
Source/Press Release
October 22, 2014

(OCT 22)  SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Boxing returns to San Francisco as OPP & MoBetta Entertainment present "Back To Business , War On The Wharf" Saturday November 8, 2014, at the Longshoreman's Hall. In the main event, hometown hero, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (18-2-1, 11 KOs) and Michael Balasi (10-5, 7 KOs) of Honolulu, HI, will battle in an 8-round welterweight bout. The fight will commence at a catch-weight of 145 lbs. Women's heavyweights Martha Salazar (12-4, 3 KOs) of San Francisco and Tanzee Daniel (4-3-1, 1 KO) of New York will clash in the 10-round co-main event. ..Full Story

Colombia:  Santana to face Palmera in Interim WBA Title bout
October 22, 2014


(OCT 22)  On Friday night, October 24, 2014, at the Coliseo Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Dahiana Santana, 34-6-0 (14KO), of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will be facing Liliana Palmera, 22-11-3 (5KO), Monteria, Colombia.  The two are fighting 10 rounds for the Interim WBA Featherweight Title.

Ava Knight to fight Sindy Amador for WBC International Title
October 22, 2014

(OCT 22)  According to Boxrec, on November 13th, , in  Washington, District of Columbia, USA, Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight, 12-2-3 (5KO), of Chico, CA, will be fighting Sindy Amador, 12-1-1 (1KO), of Riverside, CA, in a ten round bout for the vacant WBC International Flyweight title.

Boxing Action in Bulgaria:  Teodora Bacheva Wins by a Majority Decision
October 21, 2014


(OCT 21)  On Sunday night, October 19th, at the Boxing Hall Sport Generation, Sofia, Bulgaria, strawweight Teodora Bacheva, now 3-0-0, of Sofia, Bulgaria, won a four round majority decision over Theodora Hristova, now 1-1-0, also from Bulgaria.  The final judges scores were 39-37, 39-39, and 40-36. 

She's......Back! Layla McCarter to enter the squared circle in rematch against the "Huracan" Melissa Hernandez!
by Sue TL Fox
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
October 20, 2014

(OCT 20) In what will definitely be a fight to look out for...and attend  is the "trilogy" of the Layla "Amazing" McCarter vs. Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez, that is the mainliner in an eight-round battle. The two will be fighting on Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, promoted by Platinum Entertainment. ...Full Story

Mira Potkonen Crowned "Queen of the Ring" in 35th Tammer Turnaus Tournament
by Michael O'Neill
October 20, 2014
Photo Credit:
Tuomo Salonen

(OCT 20) The host nation’s Mira Potkonen won a 3rd successive Tammer Turnaus title as the 35th edition of the famous Finnish tournament drew to a close in Tampere Sunday evening, overcoming a strong challenge from former 64kg World no 1 Mikaela Mayer of the....Full Story

Argentina:  Cecilia Mena Wins by a Decision over Aline Scaranello
October 19, 2014

(OCT 19) On Friday night, October 17th, at the  Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina, Cecilia "La Panterita" Mena, 126, now 10-1-1 (5KO), of San Miguel, Tucuman, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Aline "La Ponderosa" Scaranello, 125.5, now 7-1-0, of Sao Pablo, Brazil.  The two were fighting for the WBC Latino featherweight title. Final judges scores were 100-90, 100-90, and 93-97....Full Story

Mikaela Mayer Meets Mira Potkonen In Tammer Turnhaus Final in Finland
by Michael O'Neill
October 18, 2014
Photos: Facebook

(OCT 18)  Defending champion, Mira Potkonen from host nation Finland is through to Sunday's final at the 35th Tammer Turnhaus Tournament in the Finnish capital. On Sunday she meets Mikaela Mayer, the former ...Full Story

WBAN Goes One on One with Casey Morton who just made her Pro debut!
by Sue TL Fox
October 18, 2014

(OCT 18)  On October 11, 2014, at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, in Sacramento, California, the sport welcomed in Carissa "Casey" Morton, who entered the pro ranks when she fought on the "Capital City Explosion" card, winning by a four round unanimous decision in  her debut against Blanca Reymundo. ..Full Story

Gold for Pinki Rana Jangra at Indian Elite Women's National Finals in Raipur City
by Michael O'Neill
October 17, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(OCT 17) What a difference a few months’ make! Last time I saw Pinki Jangra in action was semi-finals day at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in August when a very dejected Pinki lost out to Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh in their bout to decide who would take on Nicola Adams for the Commonwealth crown....Full Story

Hamzaoui dethrones WBC Silver and WBF flyweight champion Raja Amasheh by a split – Team Amasheh and promoter DOG Event Boxing file protest
Source: Press Release
October 17,  2014

(OCT 17)  On October 11th, Raja Amasheh faced French challenger Amira Hamzaoui to defend her WBC Silver and WBF flyweight champion titles in Saarbrücken (Germany). After competitive and entertaining ten rounds WBC judge Steve Mertz (Germany) scored the bout 98:94 for Amasheh while WBF judges Vincent Dupas (France / 96:94) and Toni Tiberi (Luxembourg / 97:94) gave the nod to Hamzaoui who won by split decision to capture..Full Story

New York:  Heather Hardy Wins by a decision over Crystal Hoy
October 17, 2014

(OCT 17) New York, NY--- On Wednesday night at NYC's famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan, DiBella Entertainment returned for the latest installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, sponsored by Everlast and Manfredi Auto Group. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness..Full Story

Video of Yazmin Rivas in Mexico:  Rivas Footage of Training for Upcoming fight!
October 16, 2014


 (OCT 16) There is a video by WBC, featuring Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas, WBC bantamweight world champion,working out in her gym in preparation for her October 25th fight against Australia's Susie Ramadan.  The two will be fighting at the Centennial Auditorium in his native Gómez Palacio, Durango.

Argentina:  Scaranello to fight Cecilia Mena for WBC Latino Title
October 15, 2014

(OCT 15) On Friday night, at the Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina, in a 10-round bout, Aline de Cassia Scaranello, 7-0-0 (6KO), of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be fighting Cecilia Sofia Mena, 9-1-1 (5KO), of San Miguel, Argentina.   The two are fighting for the WBC Latino Featherweight title.

The WBC will not participate in any female bout scheduled for 12 rounds x 3 minutes
October 15,  2014

(OCT 15) The WBC finished an unprecedented First World Female Convention only 3 weeks ago in which many topics were addressed.
A key issue was the dispute between 10 rounds vs. 12 rounds and two-minute rounds vs. three-minutes rounds in female boxing. It was unanimously decided that several detailed medical studies will be conducted as an addition to the many previously performed before, considering permitting any female boxing match to be held for more than 10 rounds and any round to be considered ..Full Story

Results from Colombia:  Francia Bravo Wins by a Split against Glenis Cardona
October 14, 2014


(OCT 14) Last night at the Estudios de Telecaribe, Barranquilla, Colombia, Francia Bravo, 129, now 17-4-2 (9KO), of Cerete, Colombia, won a six-round split decision over Glenis Cardona, 2-6-2 (1KO), of Barranquilla.  The final judges scores were 57-56, 55-58, and 55-58.

Shelley Watts heads strong Australian team at AIBA Women's World's in Jeju Island
by Michael O'Neill
Photo: Facebook
October 13, 2014

(OCT 13) Whilst most of the International media headlines went to England’s Nicola Adams at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, one of the most impressive boxers I saw in action that week was the ‘relatively unknown’ Australian, Shelley Watts from Laurieton, Port Macquarie, Queensland. ..Full Story

Huge Fight in November in Mexico: Oliveras vs. Farias!
October 13, 2014

(OCT 13) On November 15, 2014, at the Oasis Hotel Complex, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Alejandra Marina Oliveras (31-2-2) will be facing Erica Anabella Farias (20-1-0), in a 10-round where Olivieras will be defending her WBC light welterweight title fight. Both of these boxers will travel from Argentina (where both are from) to fight in this world title fight in Mexico! 

Casey Morton Wins her Pro Debut in California
October 13, 2014

(OCT 13)  At the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel, in Sacramento, California, on the "Capital City Explosion" card,  Casey Morton, now 1-0-0, won her pro debut against Blanca Reymundo.  Both boxer fight out of California.  The two were scheduled for four rounds at the super flyweight division. Congrats to Morton on her pro debut!

Big Landmarker: Celebration of 25 Years as a Breast Cancer Survivor
by Sue TL Fox
October 12, 2014

(OCT 12)  As most of you know, in 1989, only in my late 30's I experienced a diagnosis of breast cancer, which was devastating at the time. I am very happy to announce that I have now made it to my 25 year mark as a breast cancer survivor. I want to thank my doctors foremost who did a fantastic job in my recovery. If it was not for the excellent medical care that I received at the time, I probably would not be writing this open letter today.  Full Story

Hamzaoui Upsets Amasheh, Donfack Retains Against Pawlak
October 12, 2014

(OCT 12)  Amira Hamzaoui from France is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Flyweight Champion after she won the title from defending champion Raja Amasheh on Saturday night, October 11, at the Saarlandhalle in Saarbruecken, Germany. In a very close and competitive fight, with many tight rounds that were difficult to score, Germany’s Amasheh was the aggressor for the most part, while southpaw Hamzaoui boxed well on the back-foot and was very effective with clean counters.   Full Story

Sharon "Wild Thing" Anyos in Las Vegas at Mayweather Gym
Photos & Text:
by Mary Ann Owen
October 10, 2014

(OCT 10) WBC Featherweight Champion Emeritus Sharon "Wild Thing" Anyos, 14-3, (4KO), is in Las Vegas, Nevada training at the famous Mayweather gym with Jeff Mayweather.  Anyos traveled from Gold Coast, Queensland just to train with the best, her first day at the gym she met Roger, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, The TMT Fighters plus Latronia Jones who just turned Pro...Full Story

Katie Taylor seeks record 'fifth-in-a-row' World title in Korea
by Michael O'Neill
October 9, 2014
Photo: Courtesy/Toyota.ie

(OCT 9) The 8th edition of the AIBA Women's Elite World Championships gets under way at the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju Island, South Korea on 14th November with the finals scheduled for Monday 24th. Though the closing date for entries was 30th September few countries have thus far named their squads so we will bring you updates on who is competing in the three Olympic weights (51,60 and 75 kg) as soon....Full Story

Canada's Brandy Badry Added to San Diego Card!
October 8, 2014

(OCT 8) On October 24, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in San Diego, California, Canada's Brandy Badry will Make her U.S. Debut at "San Diego Fights".  The card is promoted by Bobby "D" Presents, the promoter who supports female boxing on his cards.  Tickets are available by calling 619-420-8866.  

Marston Suspends Title Fight Camp - For Charity Project, To Aid Ebola Sufferers in Africa.
October 7,  2014

(OCT 7) This coming Friday professional boxer Marianne Marston will be taking a day off from the training camp for her upcoming 25th October title fight, in order to take part in a project by Philanthropic artist Clare Newton for the Street Child Charity, that will raise much needed funds for Children in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are suffering due to the Ebola epidemic.
Clare previously photographed Marianne as part of her record breaking ‘Jump4London’ photographic project to celebrate..Full Story

Seventeen Elite Boxers Win 2014 National PAL Championships Titles in Oxnard
by Julie Goldsticker
October 5, 2014

(OCT 5) (OXNARD, CALIF.) – The elite men and women enjoyed a day off on Friday at the 2014 National PAL Championships, but the finalists returned to action in championship round competition on Saturday at the Oxnard PAL Gym in Oxnard, Calif. The final day of competition in Oxnard featured an Olympic medalist and several current or former national champions as well as newcomers to the elite national scene. Full Story

The Junior and Youth Titlists are Crowned at the 2014 National PAL Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
October 4, 2014

(OCT 4) (OXNARD, CALIF.) – The junior and youth competitors took center stage on Friday at the 2014 National PAL Championships in Oxnard, Calif., with 37 final round bouts in the younger age divisions. Boxers ranging in age from 11 to 18 competed in the two rings at the Oxnard PAL Gym with all of the winners claiming National PAL Championships.  ..Full Story

Gold for MC Mery Kom In Asia - next up, Gold in Rio?
by Michael O'Neill
October 3,  2014

(OCT 3) India’s five times world champion , M.C. Mary Kom fulfilled one of her two remaining boxing ambitions as she took the 48-51kg flyweight Gold medal in the 17th Asiad at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea . Now the 31 years old sets her sights on that elusive Olympic Gold in Rio in 2016.  Full Story

Devi Refuses Bronze and  faces action after that refusal at the Asian Games
by Sue TL Fox
October 2, 2014
Photo credit: Indianexpress

(OCT 2) On October 1, 2014,  we brought you Michael O’Neill’s report of the chaotic scenes in Incheon which posed certain questions for the sport’s governing body. In response the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has partially addressed one of the issues raised by instituting Disciplinary proceedings against the Indian boxer (60kg) Laishram Sarita Devi, albeit her refusal to accept her bronze medal..Full story

A day of drama in and out of the ring at Asian Games in Incheon
by Michael O'Neill
October 1, 2014

(OCT 1)  Semi-finals day today in the women’s Elite Championships at the 17th Asia in Incheon, Korea where the main focus of attention in the Seonhak Gymnasium was on India’s five time AIBA World champion, 31 years old, H.C Mary Kom in the 48-51kg flyweight division could she, we wondered, overcome the challenge of Vietnam's Thi Bang Le, some 9 years her junior? ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Argentina:  Carabajal to fight Capriolo
October 1, 2014


(OCT 1) On Friday night, October 3, 2014, at the Club Atlético Defensores Unidos, Zarate, Buenos Aires, Argentina, featherweight Karen Elizabeth Carabajal, 5-0-0 (0KO), of Buenos Aires, will fight Maria Capriolo, 4-1-3, in a six rounder.  Capriolo has fought twice in 2014,  and Carabajal fought three times in 2014.

Jackie Nava Named WBAN's October 2014 Fighter of the Month! 
October 1, 2014

(OCT 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Jackie "La Princesa Azteca" Nava, of Tijuana, Mexico, 30-4-3 (13KO), as our 2014 Fighter of the Month!  Nava is a long-time veteran in the sport who has now boxed 13 plus years, and continues to take on quality opponents in the sport.

A day of drama in and out of the ring at Asian Games in Incheon
by Michael O'Neill
October 1, 2014

(OCT 1)  Semi-finals day today in the women’s Elite Championships at the 17th Asia in Incheon, Korea where the main focus of attention in the Seonhak Gymnasium was on India’s five time AIBA World champion, 31 years old, H.C Mary Kom in the 48-51kg flyweight division could she, we wondered, overcome the challenge of Vietnam's Thi Bang Le, some 9 years her junior? ..Full Story

Results from Mexico:  Three Female Bouts on Card
October 1, 2014


(OCT 1) On September 27, at the Hotel Gran Riviera Princess, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Zulina Munoz, 116½, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Karina Hernandez, 116½; light flyweight Yesenia Gomez, 107½, final judges scores 100-90, 100-90, 99-91; and Yareli Larios, 125¼, won by a [1:45] first TKO Gloria Romero, 124.






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