(JAN 28) This
week in #4, we have had some controversial issues take place.
First, we had word from other online news stories that Ava
Knight wanted to take on a male boxer in an exhibition fight.
Secondly, after Cecilia Braekhus challenged Holly Holm this
coming July, and Holm accepting that challenge; we had Layla
McCarter challenge Braekhus, and also Mia St. John put out a
challenge. Braekhus did sign with one of the three for April
2013 in Denmark. She will be fighting Mia St. John.
Braekhus signing contract: photo-Facebook
signing of an
April fight---this caused quite a stir for the fading
possibility of a Holm vs. Braekhus fight. Fresquez
Productions sent out a press release with the following
headline: "Braekhus ducks Holm Mega-fight for St. John."
WBAN's thoughts on this: Where does Braekhus
state in the video challenging Holm, that she cannot fight
anyone prior to coming to Las Vegas in July to take on Holm?
We listened to the video and in her last words Braekhus says,
"I'll see you in Las Vegas."
Video by Braekhus----she
is clearly making a challenge for July in Las Vegas...
WBAN hopes that all the
"wishy-washy" talk stops, and that the Holm vs. Braekhus fight
gets negotiated. This IS the biggest fight of the
year---so let's get it on!
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On another topic
this week, we met up with two female boxers, giving boxing fans
some nice updates on them. The first boxer of the week was
Rita Figueroa, and also an "update with a public challenge"
of Melissa Hernandez.
Amateur Boxing: Sweden rules the
roost in Oslo's ''Battle of Scandinavia" -by Michael O'Neill (JAN
28)The ‘Battle of Scandinavia’
was fought this weekend, at least in the boxing ring, at the home of
Oslo Bokseklubb in Jordalgata 12 in the Norwegian capital when male
and female teams from Denmark...Full
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WBAN Review Tidbits for the week
This following week, we will be adding
Noemi Bosques to our Boxer Profiles segment. Noemi is a new
boxer on the scene, and we look forward to featuring her soon.
We also have a pending update ready to post this week on Sandy
Tsagouris of Canada.
Ava Knight this week---she won her fight
Okay lastly...the latest
news about IBF/WBC world champion Ava Knight challenging a male
boxer during a press conference recently: WBAN's read on this:
This is in all probability no more than just "boxing buzz".
We did our homework on this news item, and we do not believe this
would happen. Our statement about mixed matches:
It is time to move on to something news worthy about the sport, than
to talk about something that never worked in the past, and surely
would not work in today's climate of the sport - male vs. female
bouts are silly, and not worth the ink to talk about such fights.
Check in next week for "Week Five-WBAN Weekly Review"!
For all the results of the week, you can go directly to our results
segment on WBAN.