(SEPT 10) WBAN has received an
official retirement statement from Brazilian multi-world
champion Rosilete Dos Santos, who is hanging up the gloves
inside the ring---but she assures WBAN that she will be the
spokesperson for the fight for more amateur female boxers in the
Santos told WBAN, "I thank all the people who have helped me in
my career in boxing, and who believed in me and who were
with me in the most difficult moments of my life.
Know, I did the best for our country of Brazil and boxing. I'm an Emeritus Champion and in 100 years or more the new will
remember that Sanjaya was the first woman to win this title for
the Brazil will stay forever in the memory of the FUTURE."
On August 7, 2013,
World Champion Rosilete
dos Santos went on board with WBAN to openly support the expansion of weight classes for the
female boxers in the next Olympics Games.
Rosilete dos Santos said women's boxing needs more
representation. The women's boxing has been included
in the Olympics Games in the last edition in 2012. However, only
three weight categories were included.
Santos said, "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promised to review
the disputes for the next game in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro 2016.
However, the difference between men's boxing and women's boxing
in the Olympics seems to continue in the next game, which will
take place in 2016.
The men's boxing will be played with ten weight categories while
women's boxing will continue with only three categories."
Santos has had a long and successful
boxing career that dates back to July 25, 2003, when she
made her debut at the Club Justo Jose de Urquiza, Caseros,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Santos, is now 29-5-0 (15KO), having only one loss out of 17 of
her last fights since December 10, 2008.
She has won several world title belts (WIBA, GBU, WIBF) that not
only includes the fact that she is the first Brazilian female
boxer to ever win a world title.
Santos is a great ambassador of her country and is a role model
for female boxers in the sport. She will continue to fight
the fight for the rights and equality for female boxers in the