(AUGUST 8) Former WBC, IBF
and WBF World Bantamweight Champion Susie Ramadan and WIBA
World Super Bantamweight Champion Shannon O'Connell will be
visiting The Big Apple from September 3-9. This visit for
O'Connell will be just prior to heading to Toronto, Canada where
she will be fighting Canadian Sandy Tsagouris in an eight-round
non-title bout on the undercard of the PBC's WBC Light
Heavyweight title bout between Adonis Stevenson vs. Tommy
Karpency at the Ricoh Coliseum.
Their visit to New York City
together with promoter Lynden Hosking, of Hosking Promotions,
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, has a purpose, WBAN was told.
With a record of 23-2-0, and
after losing her title WBC title in a close decision rematch to
Mexico's Yazmin Rivas, on October 25, 2014, Susie Ramadan is
said to have adjusted her regimen and has joined Hosking
Promotions, with hope of recapturing her title and continuously
"We are headed to New York City
and look forward to visiting Gleason's Gym and catching up with
WBC Female International Super Bantamweight Champion Heather
Hardy, Former WBC Female Super Flyweight Champion Alicia Ashley,
WIBA, UBF Champion Ronica Jeffrey, Melissa St. Vil, flyweight
champion Keisha McLeod, and Sonya Lamonokis," Susie said.
She continues; "if Cindy Serrano
and her sister WBO Female World Lightweight Champion Amanda
Serrano are around it would be awesome to meet them too. Being
able to meet with these champions and others is going to be an
honor, especially because some of these ladies are champions
and, potential opponents for me, so yea, this trip is going to
be awesome. As for a Trilogy match between Yazmin Rivas and me,
I would like that a lot but on common ground, in Australia, New
York or Las Vegas," Susie said.
Shannon O'Connell tells WBAN that she is also excited about this
trip for two reasons; the first, being able to come to NYC and
meet other female boxing champions and possibly train, and the
other is her bout against Sandy Tsagouris in Canada.
"I'm am so blown away over what has happened in the past two
weeks. My promoter Lynden Hosking and my current Advisor Eddie
Montalvo, informed me of the trip to NYC. They have also been
working on a couple of fights that I am looking forward to. I
know for sure that I will be fighting on September 11, 2015, in
Toronto, Canada against Sandy Tsagouris, in an eight-round
non-title bout, and that I may have a November 21st date in
Australia," Shannon told WBAN.
She continues; "I really wanted
to fight Heather Hardy on August 1, 2015, on the Garcia-Malinaggi
under card but it didn't happen. Maybe now that I'm going to New
York, and might meet Heather, we can create the buzz necessary
so that she and I can fight sometime in January 2016, in New
York City or Australia, but I prefer New York," Shannon says
WBAN will be keeping a close watch on their visit to the U.S.,
and on the fight between O'Connell vs Tsagouris.
Photos courtesy of Susie Ramadan and Shannon O'Connell.