(JAN 14) In
our new segment on WBAN, we are into "week two" of the "WBAN
Weekly Review". During this week, WBAN ran many stories
and have been in contact with many of the female boxers.
We anticipate more updates on these boxers, and hopefully add
new biographies of some of the boxers who are new on the scene. Our
featured updates of boxers for the week was
Ann Marie Saccurato
Updated News Item on
Kathy Rivers, who boxed
professionally from 1998 to 2007, and accumulated a 14-5-3 (5KO)
record. She held many world title championships fighting
anywhere from super middleweight to heavyweight.
Kathy told WBAN, "Since I retired
from boxing, Bert Rodriguez and I got married
and moved to Bartow, Florida. We stayed there for about a year.
I also started a personal
training business out of my house in Bartow. I did that for
year and then we decided to
move to Destin, Florida. Destin, we opened a Crossfit
Update on amateur boxer
WBAN ran a story on amateur boxer
Susan Reno, where we covered her background in the sport and her
desire to turn pro.Reno's
A few days after running this story,
we were contacted by Reno's husband, who reported that Susan is
now scheduled to fight on
January 31st, at the Staten Island Hilton. She will be fighting
Vanessa Greco. The two will be fighting a four-rounder. Good
Luck to both Reno and her opponent Vanessa Greco, we hope it is
a great fight!
Amateur Boxing Action in
Female featherweight JaJaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.)
won the first gold medal of the inaugural Junior World Team Open in
Reno, Nev., on Tuesday evening. The female featherweight
championship bout was the final contest of the night with 10 bouts
of action being contested on opening day. Gonzalez finished the
night with a bang, taking the title with a stoppage win over Anna
Crutchfield (Travelers Rest...Full
Story report by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
Rola El Halabi Makes a comeback in the
After being shot by her Step-Father - She lost her bout to
Morelli on January 12th
Fight Result Story
The Story that we ran this week:
In April 2011
Rola El-Halabi was an undefeated Lightweight boxer (11-0, 6 KOs),
waiting in a dressing room to enter the ring for a world
championship fight, when her nightmare began. Estranged from a
dominating stepfather who previously ran her career and life,
she was on the threshold of making a statement by fighting and
winning on her own.
But she never made it to the ring that night. Her world crashed
down around here when Roy Hicham El Halabi entered...FPre-Fight
Story we ran on January 10th [By the way, there were two other female bouts on this
First Updated News on
WBAN got an opportunity to meet up with former
multi-world champion Ann-Marie Saccurato this week, to catch up
on what she has been up to as of late. I had the pleasure of
doing some media coverage at a training camp a couple of years
ago in California, and being able to see Saccurato in action as
a coach working with amateur and pro boxers. I spoke to
Saccurato about what she is doing "in" and "out" of the ring.....Full
WBAN Tidbits for the
just received an update on Brenda Bell-Drexel, and that
will be published in the next day or so.
We received news that Heather Hardy will be fighting on January 23rd, at B.B. Kings in New York City, New
York. Her opponent will be Peggy Maerz, 2-2-1, from
Canada. The bout is scheduled for four rounds. Hardy
told WBAN, "I'm Ready"!
Another female bout that will be taking place will be on January
19th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Nydia Feliciano, of Bronx, New York, will be fighting
Michele Vincent, Providence, Rhode Island, in a six-rounder
at 122 lbs.
We had some boxing results that came in on
January 8, that took place at
the Club Juan Antonio Alix, in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.
Marisol Reyes, 126, won by a [2:48] second round TKO
over Magolia Ramirez in a four rounder, 127.
Question on this fight---was this a three-round minutes per
round fight or an error as the time the fight was stopped?
This week we had a very unusual Boxing Card in Slovakia! On January 6, at the Sportova hala MSO, Šturovo,
Slovakia, there was a boxing card that had a "mini-tournament
final" that had the women fighting twice on the card.
lightweight Dalia Vasarhelyi won a four-round unanimous decision
over Rita Kenessey. then she fought again this night against
Dalia Vasarhelyi winning a four-rounder by decision over
Alexandra Gorog. Then Alexandar Gorog fought another fight on
the same card against Gabriella Vicze, where Gorog won a
four-round decision over Vicze.
Other upcoming fights on the horizon that came in
via boxing manager Brian Cohen:
January 26: Harrahs Philadelphia: Althea Saunders vs. Laura Incarnato,
four rounds, at 135 lbs.;
January 31 in Long Island, New York, featuring
McLeod-Wells vs. Amanda Beaudin, six rounds
at 112 lbs; and on February 8th, at the Chase Center, Melissa St Vil
will face Natasha Spence, in an eight rounder at 130
Check in next week for "Week Three-WBAN Weekly Review"!
To review past reviews:
Week One-WBAN Weekly