Week One: WBAN Weekly Review
by Sue TL Fox
January 6, 2012
(JAN 6) WBAN has created a new
segment beginning this year, the "WBAN Weekly Review".
This addition will do a weekly "recap" of news that has come in,
reports, and other boxing snippets around the world.
WBAN activity for the week
Our first story we ran on
WBAN for 2013:
WBAN had an opportunity this week to talk with Mia "The Knockout"
St. John, and she gave us an update on what has been going on with
her life in and out of the ring, and what see anticipates for 2013!
St. John said, "After having a horrible
2011 with the passing of my mother, 2012 was a great one.
New addition to the WBAN for
I talk about some of the new changes and
what I would like to add to my "Hit List" in 2013..Full
Fight results with video: On December 29, 2012, at
Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
"La Monita" Ana Laura Esteche, now 7-2-1 (2KO), of San Martin,
Argentina, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Maria Eugenia Lopez,
6-5-2 (0KO), of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two were fighting for the interim (FAB) lightweight title.
WBAN posted the full fight on our results page for December.
update: News that Laura Ramsey will be re-entering
the sport. WBAN was notified that Ramsey of Florida, is
back in the gym in her "quest" to recapture a World
Championship. WBAN contacted Ramsey and will hopefully be
doing a major update on her.
new addition to our WBAN Yearly Awards:
beginning with 2012 Yearly Awards we will have a "Special
Honors" segment that features any and every female boxer, who
was our "WBAN Fighter of the Month" and ANY fighter who was
ranked #1 in our independent ratings in the year. We would like
to give a yearly RECOGNITION of the accomplishments of these
Link to Special honors
2012 WBAN Yearly
Awards: We published our worldwide picks for the 2012
WBAN Yearly Awards. These picks are the MOST extensive and we
feel the most accurate portrayal of what happened in 2012.
We do not take these prestigious awards lightly and it takes a
massive amount of time to come up with the finalists. We
are proud of any and all who were listed in our
awards---congrats! Link to awards
Do you want to fight blurb: We posted on WBAN
that they are looking for an opponent for Anne Sophie Mathis in
a six rounder. The fight takes place in Switzerland on
February 15, 2013. They are looking for an opponent to fight
Mathis (and probably still are). the weight class would be super
welterweight, and there is an age limit of under the age of 34
(rules set up for females in Switzerland, If interested in
this fight the contact info is on the homepage of WBAN.
on WBAN about a USA Boxing tournament taking place in Reno,
Nevada: USA Boxing will hold the first-ever
Junior World Team Open, January 7-11 at the Grand Sierra Resort
in Reno, Nev. The event will showcase many of the nation’s top
15 and 16-year-old boxers as the male competitors vie for the
opportunity to represent the United States at the 2013 AIBA
Junior Men’s World Championships in August."Full
WBAN ran a story on Denzel Washington: This week WBC
Cares Ambassador, Denzel Washington and his family visited the
troops at Brooks Army Medical Center in Antonio, Texas. This is
where soldiers come to be hospitalized in the United States,
especially burn victims. There are some building there called
Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where Soldiers'
families can stay for little, or no charge, while their soldier
is in the hospital." Full
Story with photos
confirmed with WBAN: We were in contact with
Addy and she confirmed that she will be fighting on February 15,
2013, at the Mohegan Sun. We also confirmed that on
January 30, 2013, in Tijuana, Mexico, Linda "La Muñeca" Soto, of
Sonora, Mexico, will be fighting Jolene Blackshear, of San
Diego, California, in a six-rounder on the card. On
January 24, 2013, at the Bricktown Event Center, in Oklahoma
City, OK. in the mainliner, Jessica Rakoczy, of Las Vegas,
Nevada, will be fighting Ada "The Ace Velez, of Miami, Florida,
in a 10-rounder for the WIBA Super Featherweight world title.
This is an annual event that raises money for the local Police
Latest update on one of WBAN's resource team members: James
Ricky Coward: James received a call from the Athletic
Director at Stanford University, CA, they want to fly him out to
do a weekend Technical Boxing Mittwork Seminar for the
University staff and Boxing Program. James said, "I am honored
to receive such an invitation from one of the world's leading
research and teaching institutions." This is so
well-deserved if you check out the training he does in boxing
with the Mitts---fantastic!
In contact with Alex Ramos, of the Retired Boxers Foundation:
Alex is still in New York with his father who is ill. Alex
told WBAN that he gets to see his father every day and to be
with his family in New York. WBAN wishes the best for
Alex, his family and his father's health to improve.
WBAN names our first female boxer of the month in 2013:
Our first pick for January 2013 Fighter of the month. It goes to
Carina Moreno, who not only had a fantastic win against Susi
Kentikian on December 21, 2013 in Germany. Moreno was also one
of our WBAN yearly picks for 2012 for the biggest Comeback
Dee Williams posts our January 2013 World ratings:
To check out the
January 2013 world independent and computerized rankings, Go Here
article in Ring Magazine:
We were notified that there is an article by Ryan Songalia on
female boxing in the latest edition of the mag. Songalia
talks about the top five fights that boxing fans want to see.
One on On Interview of Rachel Clark: Meet Rachel Clark: WBAN caught up
with Rachel this week and talked to her about what she is doing
in the sport, where she wants to go in the sport and more.....
One of our goals this year, is to run more stories on many of
the female boxers (amateurs and pros) who have not had a lot of
exposure on WBAN.".....Full
Latest update on Terri Moss - by Amy Green
We published a story on retired world champion Terri
Moss and what her plans are for 2013. ....Full
In addition I was able to network with many of the boxing folks
this week either by phone, emails or Facebook. The first
week of 2013 has been extremely busy for WBAN!