(JAN 18) WBAN and the
International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) are happy to
announce that we have several board members attending the WBC
Women's World Boxing Convention that is being held from January
27th to January 30th in Tijuana, Mexico.
The IWBHF is honored to be invited by the WBC and will be
announcing its IWBHF 2016 Nominees at the Convention with
details on the tentative venue and date of the third year
Induction Ceremony. Also, WBAN and the IWBHF have some special
awards we will be giving at this event. WBAN has confirmed that
our 2015 Fighter of the Year, Jessica Chavez will be attending.
I am excited to attend another history-making event that the WBC
is putting together on their second Women's Boxing Convention.
This, I am sure, will be nothing short of spectacular as was the
first event they put on in Mexico in 2014. WBAN and the IWBHF
genuinely appreciates the dedication that WBC President Mauricio
Sulaiman and WBC Co-Chair Jill Diamond and all WBC personnel
have demonstrated in their support for women's boxing.
IWBHF Executive Eddie Montalvo
said, "We are just about a week away from The 2nd Annual WBC
Female World Convention and I am excited to be attending. As Sue
mentioned, I too, appreciate the unconditional dedication
Mauricio, Jill, WBC Executive Secretary Victor Silva and WBC
Chairman Malte Müller-Michaelis, and the entire WBC family have
demonstrated. More so, to the late Don José Sulaíman (RIP) who
wholeheartedly believed in equality for women's boxing. I am
also excited to be announcing our 2016 IWBHF Nominees at the
Convention and awarding our 2015 Female Fighter of the year
In addition, two very successful
female boxers, Jackie Nava and Anna Maria Torres will be honored
for their wonderful careers at the WBC Female Convention.
On Saturday, January 30th during the WBC Female World
Convention, there is also an excellent line up of women boxers
that will feature IFBA World champion Eileen "The Hawaiian
Mongoose" Olszewski (10-5-3) who will be fighting WBC Female
Silver Flyweight Champion Raja Amasheh (18-0-1) for her WBC
silver flyweight title, also on the card is Sandra Robles "LA
PERLA NEGRA DE TIJUANA" (the Black Pearl of Tijuana) (11-2-0) vs
Luz Rodriguez (5-5-1) and Yazmín “Rusita” Rivas (34-8, 10 Ko’s)
who will defend her WBC Female World Bantamweight Crown against
Catherine Phiri (10-1, 5 Ko’s). WBAN will provide an update on
the other fights on this card as soon as we receive information.
Bouts will be held at the Centro De Convenciónes in Rosarito,
Baja California Norte, Mexico, hosted by ZANFER Promotions.
Eileen Olszewski said, "I am very
grateful that I will be fighting again on January 30th at The
WBC Female Boxing convention for the WBC Female Silver Flyweight
Championship. It will be an honor to fight in front of all the
great WBC champions and the people of Mexico who are great
For those wanting to attend and
can, The WBC Female World Convention will be held at the Grand
Hotel Tijuana (Blvd. Agua Caliente, #4558 Col. Aviación, C.P.
22014 Tijuana, B.C., México). Room rates are 1,245.50 Pesos
(approx. $75.00 USD) for a Single Room and 1,442.00 Pesos
(approx. $85.00 USD) for a Double Room per night (including
breakfast). You still have time to make your bookings and
reservations through the WBC by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This way the WBC can make sure to provide shuttle transfer from
the airport (Tijuana or San Diego) to the hotel.
WBAN and the IWBHF is encouraging any and all women boxers, and
the boxing community to attend this wonderful event. Hope to see
all of you there----it is a great event for women's boxing!