(FEB 12) In
week six, we published the latest updates on Ria Ramnarine,
Sunshine Fettkether; a story on Mariana Juarez, where she talks
about what she would like to do outside the ring; an interview
conducted by Bernie McCoy with Heather Hardy of New York;
coverage of an amateur championship event covered by Ria
Ramnarine; In another report, we talked by where women's boxing
is being televised, and posted many of those full fight videos
on that report; and lastly WBAN received a special award "Spirit
of Giving" from Bad Girls Boxing!
Latest Update on Multi-World
Update on Ria: Trinidad And Tobago's (T&T)
first female world boxing champion, Ria Ramnarine has been
quite busy lately, albeit out of the ring. Having recently
attended the WBC Convention in Mexico on her own steam, Ria said
she was inspired by the boxing greats she met, including the
legend, Muhammad Ali.
Latest Update on Sunshine
A true warrior in the sport....
Update on Sunshine: Deborah "Sunshine" Fettkether,
from Arizona, fought professionally from 2001 to 2004. She is
one of the female boxers that came into the sport---doing it "her" way---she
feared no one, and many of her fights took place out of her own
hometown advantage. In other words----Sunshine was a
"warrior" in the sport.
When Sunshine was actively boxing in the sport, she took on some of the best
boxers in the world, that included Lucia Rijker, Mitzi Jeter, Ann Wolfe,
Summer DeLeon, Eliza Olson, Lisa Holewyne and more!
Mariana "Barbie" Juarez:
Outside the Ring!
Photos and Story by Pepe Rodriguez
Mariana Juarez "commentator" at fights
On Saturday, female boxing star of Mexico,
Mariana "Barbie" Juarez worked "outside" the ring in Queretaro,
Mexico, as a narrator [commentator] ringside. As the below
photos show...she is at the ringside commentating for the female
bout featuring Yazmin Rivas vs. Maria Elena Villalobos.
Amateurs: Trinidad & Tobago Amateur Boxing Association recently
Hosts National Championships
Coveraage by Ria Ramnarine
Ria Ramnarine reports: Barbados and Guyana brought in teams
of three and two female boxers respectively. The T&T team won
the regional clash 3-2. The Caribbean girls showed some class,
grit and determination especially in the junior Flyweight bout
between tiny mites Yousanna Mohammed (T&T) and Iprecious Lyscott.
The scores of 8-7 reflected the see-saw battle between the two
girls as they each fought for victory. A last second flurry of
punches by Mohammed secured her victory while the Bajan Lyscott
won the crowd’s respect.
Interview: Heather Hardy-
"New York Fighter" - by Bernie McCoy
Bernie McCoy writes:
In a Supreme Court ruling on obscenity (Jacobellis v Ohio 1964)
Justice Potter Stewart famously wrote, "it (obscene material) is
often difficult to define, but I know it when I see it." I
thought of those words, this week, sitting in Gleasons Gym,
talking with Heather Hardy, the newest incarnation of a proud
and select assemblage, generally defined throughout the sport of
boxing as "New York" fighters.
WBAN Review Tidbits for the week
This week we posted a special
report with many full-fight videos of where women's boxing IS being.
WBAN at times is
disappointed how the female boxers are treated differently,
depending on the area in which they fight, in where they are not
provided opportunities to be televised when they are on boxing
The sport is and continues to suffer from support of some of the
sports networks, who will have a female bout on the card---but it
will not be televised. This week, WBAN did a cursory hunt for
videos of female bouts, and dug up some (not all)
fights that are featuring females, to demonstrate that women's
boxing indeed is treated equally in certain parts of the world---not
in the USA unfortunately. To
view all the great videos, go here
We also did a story on all the upcoming fights worldwide
for females this coming weekend for February 15, 16, and 17th!
Check out who will be fighting!
Lastly would like to
give a "shout out" and say thank you to Lori Steinhorst
of Bad Girls
Boxing for she and her organization's recognition of this
special award "Spirit of Giving" in regards to WBAN efforts to
cover women's boxing.
Okay lastly.....Check in next week for "Week
7 - WBAN Weekly Review"!
For all the results of the week, you can go directly to our results
segment on WBAN.
To review past reviews:
Week One-WBAN Weekly
Week Two-WBAN Weekly
Week Three-WBAN Weekly
Week Four-WBAN Weekly
Week Five-WBAN Weekly