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AUGUST 2004

 

A Lil' Message to "Sista' Smoke!"
By Erin Toughill
August 31, 2004
(AUG 31) WBAN received an "open letter" to Jacqui "Sister Smoke"  Frazier-Lyde from Erin Toughill who is wondering when they will rematch.  Erin said the following!  "Dear Ms. Frazier-Lyde....I am happy to see your return to the boxing ring. But I cannot say I am happy about your choice of current opponents. That's great and all you wanting to rematch with Ali and now...More
 
Galleries Galore!
August 30, 2004
 

(AUG 30) WBAN has added five galleries (Galleries #197, #198, #199, #200, #201), that include two MPEG galleries of the Mahfood vs. Ewell fight, and the Kasha Chamblin vs. Kendrick bout. AND photo galleries of those two fights, in addition to the Kathy Rivers vs. Elizabeth Kerin fight!  Members login or become member

  Congratulations to Mary
Jo Sanders!
August 30, 2004

(AUG 30) Mary Jo Sanders has been chosen as WBAN's September 2004 "Fighter of the Month!"  Sanders is one of the hottest boxers on the scene in women's boxing. Sanders had an impressive win, against Chevelle Hallback and successfully defended her IBA Continental belt against Holewyne this month.

  More Weekend Results..
August 30, 2004

(AUG 30) On Saturday, in Boynton Beach, Florida, Bantamweight Laura Norton won a four-round unanimous decision over Miranda Mirasol; inDetroit, Michigan, Lightweight Kara Ro won a six-round unanimous decision over Angela Poe. And in Nairobi Middleweight Conjestina Achieng fought Fiona Tugume in an 8-rd exhibition.

Chamblin Wins by TKO; Mahfood by decision!
August 29, 2004
Mpeg and Photo Galleries
#197, #198, #199, #200

(AUG 29) Last night at in Kinder, Louisiana, Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood defeated number one ranked Carlette "The Truth" Ewell for the IBA Continental Americans Light Heavyweight Title. Mahfood weighed in for the match at 169 1/4 pounds. Ewell weighed in at 169 1/2 pounds. With the win, Mahfood's record improves to 17-7-1, 8 KO's. Ewell's drops to 6-3.  The IBA Title Match was a scheduled ten round event. Ewell fell in the second round, however, the referee deemed it a slip. The bout was awarded to Mahfood as a majority decision. The score cards read: 97-93, 97-93, 97-94.By the first bell, the Grand Casino Coushatta had sold out of all tickets, leaving standing room only for the several hundred still waiting to get inside. It is estimated over 6,000 people attended the fights, which featured Hector Camacho Jr. as the main event. Mahfood vs Ewell was awarded "fight of the night."  In a four-rounder, Kasha Chamblin, made a short night of it when she stopped Dana Kendrick 1:01 in the first round. 

Beki Returns to the ring!
by JollyDee
August 28, 2004

 

(AUG 28) After the long time of  inactivity, Piroska Beki, 5-2-0 (2KO)will be back in the ring! Beki last fought in March of 2002. Beki will be fighting on September 10th in Hungary,  on the undercard of Krisztina Belinszky's title fight. It will be Béki's first bout with her new management and trainer.  No opponent named at this time.

Faragó Wins over Zahorecova
August 28, 2004

(AUG 28) Tonight in Sopron-Balf, Hungary, former amateur bronze medalist of Hungarian championship and pro debuter Beatrix Faragó, 116.5,  won by TKO3 over slovakian Veleria Zahorecova, 114 3/4, in a scheduled four-rounder.  The referee gave Zahorecova two eight counts before stopping the match.

  Kathy Rivers-Elizabeth Kerin slug to a DRAW!
By Bob Marovitz
August 28, 2004
Photo Gallery #201

(Aug 28) Last night in Chicago, Elizabeth Kerin, 3-0-1, stepped up to the plate and fought Kathy Rivers, now 13-4-2, in a slugfest that ended in a four-round draw at the Ramada Hotel. Rivers took the fight on two days notice after Kerin, with the help of Bonnie Canino challenged Rivers to fly to Chicago for the fight. Rivers, who fights Leatitia Robinson next month was ready and both women weighed in at 176 pounds.  Full Story

More updates on WBAN's Bios!
August 28, 2004

(AUG 28) Dee Williams has been extremely busy with adding more bios to WBAN!  Check out the newest additions to the Boxer Profile segment!Janaya DavisSuzy Taylor, Carina Moreno, Marsha Valley,  Jacqui Frazier, Kendra Lenhart, Delia Lopez, Johanna Pena-Alvarez, Sharon Anyos, Mary Jo Sanders, Yumi Takanoand Silke Weickenmeier!.

Weigh-in:Coushatta IV Card
Photos/report By Janis Guidry and Patricia Butaud
 

(AUG 27) Tonight in Kinder, Louisiana, Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood and Carletta "The Truth" Ewell for tomorrow's card.  Both fighters were confident and  looking forward to fighting each other. The two will be fighting for the IBA Continental Americas Title at the Grand Casino Coushatta. Mahfood weighed in at 169 1/4, and Ewell, 169 1/2.  Also, Kasha Chamblin and her opponent, Dana Kendrick both weighed in at 122 1/4. 
 

  Alcanter makes it short night for Jackson!
August 27, 2004

(AUG 27) Tonight at the Park Place Hotel, in Kansas City, Missouri, Franchesca Alcanter, 131, won by KO 55 seconds of the first round over Leonora Jackson, 141.  All other matches were men's boxing.

  Hot news from Hungary!
August 27, 2004

(AUG 27) On September 25, 2004, at the Sporthall in Nagykálló, Hungary, there will be a Hungarian super fight when Bettina Csabi, 19-0-0 (9 KO), will be fighting Viktoria Milo, 9-3-0 (2 KO), for the WIBF-GBU Super Flyweight title.  This title was vacated by Judith Palacian, due to her retirement from boxing. Source: JollyDee

  Ann Wolfe in September Issue of Esquire Magazine
source: press release
August 26, 2004

(AUG 26) WACO, TEXAS - Now available in stores near you is the latest issue of Esquire Magazine featuring an article on IBA Light Heavy Weight Champion Ann Wolfe. Top Esquire writer and avid boxing fan Scott Raab sparred with Wolfe in May of this year. He wanted to get a first hand feel (literally) of what it was like to square off with one of the greatest female boxers in the world. And Ann did NOT disappoint. The Champ delivered .. Full Story

  The "Beatdown"
Source: Press Release
August 26, 2004

(AUG 26) Laila Ali moves up in weight to challenge the newly crowned WIBA Light Heavyweight Champ, Gwendolyn O’Neil of Guyana. On Friday September 24th, 2004 at 7:00 pm, Absoloot Entertainment is bringing World Championship Boxing to the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The Triple Crown Super Middleweight Champion, Laila Ali (18-0 15 KO’s) will move up to light heavyweight to challenge the newly crowned...Full Story

  Knockouts At Coushatta IV
source: press release
August 26, 2004

(AUG 26) The most exciting professional boxing show to come to Louisiana promoted by Bayou Promotions and Jimbo Stevenson in conjunction with Grand Casino Coushatta in Kinder, Louisiana entitled KNOCKOUTS AT COUSHATTA IV featuring in the main event HECTOR “MACHO” ...Full Story

Rodriguez Answers Moss' Challenge!
August 26, 2004

(AUG 26) Wendy Rodriguez contacted WBAN to answer Terri Moss' challenge to her!  Rodriguez said, "Terri,  thanks for stepping up to the challenges I have made. Yes it is frustrating not fighting and my team and I thought that calling out people would help get me more fights. I really appreciate it. You show to be a true athlete unlike others that call themselves boxers. Thanks and hopefully we can make something happen. Team Rodriguez"

  Results: Brown Wins by decision
August 25, 2004

(AUG 25) Last night at the Mid Hudson Civic Center, in Poughkeepsie, New York, Leona "Downtown" Brown, of New York, won a six-round unanimous decision over Canadian Olga Heron. The fight was on the ESPN2 "Tuesday Night Fights"  but was not televised.

  Gaines to fight McNamara
August 23, 2004

(AUG 23) On September 2, 2004, at the Harrah's Casino, in Kansas City, Missouri, on a Showtime card, and promoted by Titan Entertainment, Super Bantamweight Sharon Gaines,  2-1-0,  will fight Leslie McNamara of Cameron, Missouri,  on the undercard of this event. The women's match will not be televised.

Rodriguez Wins NABA Title by Decision!
©Photos and Mpegs
by Patricia Butaud and
Janis Guidry of  J & P Photography 

August 22, 2004
 

(AUG 22) Last night at the Paragon Resort and Casino, in Marksville, LA.,  Wendy Rodriguez, became the new NABA World champion when she defeated Yajaira Martinez. Check out the 25-plus huge digital photo gallery (#195) , and MPEG gallery (#196)!  Member's Login or sign-up

Klinefelter wins Ringside International Tournament
source: Adam Pollack
August 22, 2004
 

(AUG 22) Kansas City, MO (August 18-21) - Iowa City native and University of Iowa student, Emily Klinefelter, ranked #1 in the U.S., won the women's senior 110 pound title at the Ringside International Boxing...Full Story

Terri Moss: Public Challenge!
By Terri Moss
August 22, 2004

 (AUG 22) WBAN has received a public challenge from Terri Moss, of Atlanta, Georgia!  Terri Moss:   "I see that Wendy Rodriguez is looking for fights, and I would like to take her up on the offer. I've had so many fights fall through in the past year (five to be exact) that I can understand her frustration ...More

 

Jazmín Rivas takes title 
By Ewan Whyte
August 22, 2004

(AUG 22) Less than five weeks since the donnybrook in Quérataro that had spectators throwing money into the ring, Jazmín Rivas of Torreón (Coahuila) and Martha Leticia Arévalo of Guadalajara (Jalisco) did it again last night in Ciudad Obregón — this time for the Mexican bantamweight title — and once again, Martha Leticia showed great courage in the face of a remorseless pounding from the seventeen-year-old. As in the first fight, Rivas had no difficulty in imposing her style, landing the heavier blows and winning clearly on the scorecards of all three judges (100-93, 99-91, 100-93) but without breaking the spirit of the Guadalajaran, and once again, the talent of the one and the courage of the other were applauded loudly at the end of each round.

Results: Chavez to fight Flores!
August 21, 2004

(AUG 21) Last night at the Isleta Casino, in New Mexico,  Yvonne Chavez, 119, now 3-3-0 (2KO), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Valeria Flores, 121, 4-1-0, of San Antonio, Texas. Flores was a last-minute opponent for Chavez, when her original opponent cancelled off of the card.

  Flash From the Past: The First-Ever fight WBAN video'd in 1999!
August 21, 2004

(AUG 21) WBAN has just added the "First-Ever" fight between Bambi Bertoncello vs. Amanda Fox, that Sue TL Fox covered for WBAN on October 2, 1999! To check out the video-streamed fight, Gallery #194, in the member's area of WBAN

Weigh-In: Rodriguez - Martinez
August 20, 2004
 

(AUG 20) Today the weigh-in was held at the Marksville La. Paragon Casino for tomorrow nights fight between Wendy Rodriguez, who will be fighting Puerto Rico’s Yajaira Martinez.  The two both weighed in at 105 lbs.  Photo and info by Patricia Butaud and Janis Guidry

Fighters fight, Promoters promote....If Only
By Bernie McCoy
August 20, 2004
 

(AUG 20) Two of the integral ingredients in the business of boxing are fighters and promoters; the fighters fight and the promoters promote. This is especially true for the sport of Women's boxing which, today, has more..Full Story

 

Wendy Rodriguez: Always Ready, Never Scared
By David A. Avila -Maxboxing.com
August 20, 2004
©Photo by J.P. Yim

Patrolling the flyweight division like a hawk seeking its prey, Wendy Rodriguez  is anxious for new challenges. 
Like most women in boxing she often moves to other weight divisions on occasion to fight bigger and taller opponents. She’s always searching for competition.  On Saturday, Rodriguez, a Los Angeles fighter, will be in Marksville, Louisiana to fight Yahaira Martinez for the NABAW title in a 10-round fight at the Paragon Resort and Casino. She doesn’t care ...Full Story 
Today's Weigh-in:  Rodriguez and Martinez, both weighed in at 105 lbs.

Island Girl speaks to Sunshine, Couch, Hallback, Clampitt, and Sanders
By Sumya "Island Girl" Anani
August 20, 2004

To Sunshine, or Sunshine's team.......You were very evasive in your response. This is a simple yes or no question. Will you fight me your next fight? YES or NO. You said you were looking for a fight. Will you fight me for my belt? to Jane Couch.........I hear that you might need an opponent for an upcoming fight? I will come to you. I respect that you were the only one that responded to my open challenge a few months back. I hope you follow through. to Chevelle Hallback........your manager responded to a journalist who had written an article about me months back. She said that Chevelle Hallback would love to fight me. More

  Harding’s Hearing Set for September 1st!
By Sue TL Fox
August 19, 2004

(AUG 19) The Tonya Harding Team is not backing down from a protest that they presented to the Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission (EBWC), after the fight between Amy Johnson and Harding on June 26, 2004, that took place at the Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Canada.  Full Story

 

Team Fettkether:  Response to the "Island Girl"
August 19, 2004

 

(AUG 19) Team Sunshine Fettkether responds to Sumya "The Island Girl" Anani:  " I thought of all kinds of clever replies, but I waited until this morning, and decided that there's no need to.  I don't mind our names being tossed around, and everyone already knows that Sunshine has never turned down a fight.  Good luck to Sumya and all the women out there waiting for that phone call from a promoter who has the guts to put on a quality women's match."

  Rivas fights for title at seventeen!
By Ewan Whyte
August 18, 2004

(AUG 18) This Saturday (21st August) in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, seventeen-year-old Jazmin (‘la Rusita’) Rivas will be looking of her tenth knockout when she fights Martha Leticia Arévalo for the vacant Mexican bantamweight championship. Arévalo won the admiration of the crowd for her refusal to go down despite taking heavy punishment in the early rounds when the two last fought last month, but will have to do more to stand any chance of denying the talented Rivas [13 – 2 (9 KOs)] her first national title. Full Story

 

Collins Returns to Ring!
August 18, 2004

(AUG 18) On August 26, 2004, at the Huntington Townhouse, at the New York's Annual Charity Fight Night, in New York,  Kathy "Wildcat" Collins, will make her return to the ring after a three year layoff. She will be fighting Bonnie Wherry. Also, Jamie McGrath will be fighting Isabel Manyseng, and Jill Emery will face. Elizabeth Mooney. (Also men's boxing on card)

Moreno Remains Undefeated!
August 18, 2004
 

(AUG 18) In Salinas, California, (Aug 14) Junior Flyweight Carina Moreno won a six-round unanimous decision over Maribel Ocasio Soto. WBAN just posted Photo Gallery #193!  Sign-in members

 

The Island Girl Seeking Sunshine...
By Sumya "Island Girl" Anani
August 17, 2004

(AUG 17) Sunshine, (Fettkether) I will absolutely be your next fight. Debbie Mauldin emailed me privately many months ago and told me that whenever she is recommending an opponent, Sumya Anani are the first words out of her mouth. Was Debbie just trying to shut me up? As Mills Lane would say 'Let's get it on.'  More

  “The Fury” to be
unleashed in Japan
Source: Press Release
August 17, 2004

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (August 17, 2004) – Rhode Island Deputy Marshall Melissa Fiorentino, known in the squared circle as Missy, or “The Fury,” may need some extra time off from her job at the Providence courthouse because she’s preparing for her first world title fight September 18 in Japan.  Full Story

 

Acuna to fight Tenberg in Argentina
Source: (Excerpt)
Press Release
August 17, 2004

(AUG 17) On Friday, November 12th, at Luna Park in Buenos Aires Argentina, there will be a night of world championship professional boxing, to highlight the annual WIBA / UBC Convention taking place that week in Buenos Aires. This fight card will be headlined by Marcela Acuna, making the second defense of her WIBA Super Bantamweight World Title.  Full Story

 

Ortegon Elected Chairman of  Commission!
August 16, 2004

(AUG 16) Congratulations to Retired World Champion Trina Ortegon of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who has just recently, be chosen to be the Chairman of the New Mexico Athletic Commission.  She was chosen after Joe Chavez, resigned from his position as chairman.

 

Goodson Responds to Team Nance
Source: Team Goodson
August 15, 2004
(AUG 15) Sarah Goodson was challenged on August 13,  to a fourth match with Deanna Nance who is coming back into the sport.  Team Nance put out a public challenge to Goodson, and Team Goodson responded with the following: "Welcome back to boxing---the Nance family boxing team. Well you guys were right about one thing,  somebody got robbed, and for sure it was Sarah.  The first three fights were ND (no Decisions) that you both agreed that were only to help you out because you did not have enough amateur-fights, but the promoter turned them in as real fights---and if you say anything different than you are a Liar.  If you call Tim L. the president of the A.B.C. and tell him the true story about those fights that you both agreed were N.D., then we can fight anywhere you want to. Full Story
 

 

Jeffries Wins by
six-round decision

By Mara Castillon
August 14, 2004
©photo by Jesus Sanchez

TEMECULA-It was experience against power and once again smarts won out. Kelsey Jeffries used her high-powered offense to blitz through six rounds in a non-title fight over San Antonio's powerful Melissa Yanas (3-3, 2 KOs) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino on Friday. The fight was not televised by ESPN.  Full Story

Results: St. John Defeats Pudwill
April 14, 2004
©Photo by Mary Ann Owen of BILV

 

(AUG 14) Last night at the Buffalo Chip Outdoor Sports Complex and Campground in Strugis, South Dakota, and promoted by Dakota Storm Promotions, in association with The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, Mia St. John, 137,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Regan Pudwill, 137.

Posted: August 2004 Ratings - Dee Williams Rankings!
August  14, 2004
 

(AUG 14) WBAN has just posted the latest Dee Williams's computerized rankings.To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here 

 

Nance to Goodson:
"Let's get it on!"
Team Nance
August 13, 2004

(AUG 13)  WBAN has been a "buzzin" lately with boxers challenging boxers!  Today, WBAN received a public challenge from Team Deanna Nance!  Team Nance said, "Deanna Nance is back in training and ready to fight. This is a public challenge to Sarah Goodson. We beat you three out of four times, and we feel we were robbed of the last fight. We are looking for a rematch. If you think you are the best female boxer in the world at your weight. Let's get it on! But, we will only do it on neutral grounds."

  Results: Williams fights to a draw!
August 13, 2004

(AUG 13) Last night at the DuBurns Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland, on the undercard, Lakeysha "Total Package" Williams fought to a six-round draw with Angel McNamara. WBAN will get more details soon on this result!

 

Sitzes Fights Jeffries for IBA Title
Source: Press Release
August 12, 2004

(AUG 12) On September 23, 2004, at the Tank, in San Jose, California, the Main Event features Paul "The Punisher" Williams 23-0 (17) from Augusta, GA vs. Arturo Reyes 20-12 (18) of Cuidad Obregon, Mexico, in a 10-Round Welterweight clash.Paul, a Tommy Hearns replica is an undefeated welterweight blessed with height, reach and great hand speed.  Full Story

  Results! Latest Boxing Poll on the Harding - Johnson bout!
August 12, 2004

(AUG 12) Check out the results of the latest Boxing Poll that WBAN ran recently, and where BOXING FANS have the floor on this vote!  WBAN has even temporarily linked VIDEO STREAMING GALLERY #192 to the Poll, so Boxing fans can see more of the short clips!  Go Here to the results!

  Martin back in the States!
August 12, 2004

(AUG 12) Karen "Natural Born Thriller" Martin is back in the United States and is living in California.  She moved to the UK in 2002, and then stayed in Canada for the Summer but is now in California.  WBAN will keep boxing fans updated on this talented boxer, especially if she decides to get back in the ring!

 

Hot news from Hungary
By JollyDee
August 12, 2004
Hot photo gallery of Belinszky
WBAN Members  PHOTO Gallery #187)

(AUG 12) On Friday, September 10, at the City Sport Hall, Tököl, in Hungary, on the second main event, promoted by both Felix Promotion and Fair-Play Promotion, Hungarian Krisztina Belinszky (8-4-2; 5KOs) will face Julianne Quasdorf (6-0-1; 1KO) from Germany in a ten rounds Vacant WIBF-GBU Strawweight title.

  Free Giveaway Contest!
August 11, 2004

(AUG 11) WBAN has a free give-away on a WBAN T-Shirt,  that has autographs by top women boxers in the world Eliza Olson, retired IFBA World champion, Bonnie Canino, former world champion Delia "Chiquita" Gonzalez, and Ann Marie Saccurato! To Enter the free give-way, email WBAN to get entered in the drawing!

  2004 Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament
August 9, 2004

(AUG 9) On October 21 to October 23, 2004, The Women's National Golden Gloves Championships will be held in Chicago.  The competition site will be at St. Andrews Gym, and the host hotel is the Days Inn Gold Co.

  The “Goose” Wins Action Star Role!
August 8, 2004

(AUG 8) WBAN has been keeping up with Corinne van Ryck de Groot, as she competed from week to week competing with others to win an opportunity to star in an action star movie. The “Goose” did win the competition and just lately was featured in the movie, “Bet your Life”.

  Fettkether Looking For a Fight!
August 8, 2004

(AUG 8) For promoters and matchmakers...be on the lookout for this talented boxer, Sunshine Fettkether, who ALWAYS comes to fight!  Team Fettkether is looking for a fight.  Sunshine will fight anytime, anywhere between the weight from 145 lbs to 154 lbs.  To check out women boxers looking for fights, just check out Matchup!

  Brown to fight Heron!
August 7, 2004

(AUG 7) On August 24, 2004, at the Mid Hudson Civic Center,  in Poughkeepsie, New York, Leona "Downtown" Brown, of New York, will be fighting Canadian Olga Heron.  The fight will be on the card of an ESPN2 "Tuesday Night Fights." For ticket information, call 845-896-0818.

  Goodson Wins by a Split!
August 7, 2004

(AUG 7) Last night at the Desert Diamond Casino, in Tucson, Arizona, Sarah “Thrilla from Manila” Goodson won by an eight round split decision over Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs. There were no knockdowns in the fight, and a third time for the two to fight each other. Final scoring was 78-74 for Dobbs, and 77-75 (twice for Goodson).

 

Latest Update on Bonnie Mann!
August 7, 2004

(AUG 7) On September 25, 2004, in Raleigh, North Carolina, Middleweight Bonnie Mann, of North Carolina,  will be on a card that will take place outdoors. Mann will be fighting on the undercard.   No opponent has been named at this time.

 

Tenberg vs. Juarez fight is off--and card is cancelled!
August 6, 2004

(AUG 6) WBAN has just been notified by J & P Photography (who was covering this fight for WBAN), that the Linda Tenberg-Mariana Juarez fight is off for tomorrow night's card in Houston, Texas.  WBAN was told that the whole card was cancelled.

 

What Belt IS up for grabs for the Holewyne - Sanders fight?
August 6, 2004

(AUG 6) It seems that there has been some confusion among boxing fans as to what belt Lisa Holewyne and Mary Jo Sanders is fighting for on August 19th.  WBAN confirmed with the IBA that it is for the IBA Continental belt (Sander's defending).

 

Dobbs and Goodson At It Again, This Time For World Title
By David A. Avila
Maxboxing.com
August 6, 2004

(AUG 6) Two of the smaller unknown warriors in boxing clash today at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona.  Stephanie “All Action” Dobbs and Sarah “Thrilla from Manila” Goodson meet for the third time to decide the tiebreaker and a chance to grab the vacant WEBA world title. It’s both their second attempt to win a..More

 

Mariana “Golden Girl” Juarez Fights Linda Tenberg in Houston
By David A. Avila -Maxboxing.com
August 5, 2004

Fight by fight, site by site, the legend of Mariana Juarez grows every day across the Southwest.  The Mexican beauty seems to have that magnetic attraction that only a few fighters possess like a perpetual golden spotlight. 
Juarez may be the “Golden Girl,” the female equivalent to Oscar De La Hoya, but like the Golden Boy she has to prove it in the ring. On Saturday she faces veteran fighter Linda Tenberg (11-9) at the Pasadena Fairgrounds in Houston, Texas. The first bout begins at 7 p.m. Full Story

  Sanders to make first defense of her IBA title 
August 5, 2004

(AUG 5) On August 19, 2004, at the Aldrich Arena, in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mary Jo Sanders will make her first defense of her IBA 140-lb continental belt (10 rounds) when she takes on Lisa Holewyne.  The event is being promoted by Team Freedom Promotions, Inc.  

 

Laracuente Accepts St. John's Public Challenge!
August 4, 2004

(AUG 4) WBAN has been notified today,  that Belinda Laracuente, has accepted Mia St. John's public challenge. St. John made that public challenge on WBAN regarding, fighting Laracuente.   St. John said that they are in the process of making this fight happen right now. WBAN will keep boxing fans updated on this possible matchup!  Sue TL Fox

  De Biase Wins over Krempf
August 4, 2004

(AUG 4) Last night at the Piazza della Pace,  in San Mango d'Aquino, Italy, Sonia De Biase, 112.5,  of Italy won a six-rounder by decision over Réka Krempf, 113.5. According to news sources,  De Biase was originally supposed to fight Naria Naroszsnik.

  WBAN's Sixth Year on
the Net

By Sue TL Fox
August 4, 2004

(AUG 4) It has now been six years (1998) since WBAN has gone live on the Internet.  WBAN first began covering the past women boxers, and the history of the sport----which included my own boxing career in the n the late 1970’s.
Through these six years on the net, we have pretty much heard it all----ranging from women boxers in the sport who are and have been ambassadors of the sport....
Full Story

  “All Action” Responds To Challenge..
August 4, 2004

 (AUG 4) WBAN has received a public challenge from Team Wendy Rodriguez in regards to fighting Stephanie “All Action” Dobbs. Team Rodriguez told WBAN, "“We would like to place a challenge to Stephanie “All Action” Dobbs…she seems to be the talk of the town---let’s see who’s “all action” or “all talk.” More

 

Eliza Olson: Behind the scenes at the Championships!.
By Lori Steinhorst
August 4, 2004

 (AUG 4) One of four professional women to make it to the 2004 U.S. Women’s National  Championships that took place from July 27 - July 31, to show the young amateurs support was Eliza Olson. The 5’5 145 lb., welterweight, whose grandfather  is the late Carl “Bobo” ...Full Story

Rodriguez to defend Flyweight World NABA Title!
August 4, 3004
 

(AUG 4) On August 21, NABA world champion Wendy Rodriguez, will be defending her title against Yahaira Martinez at the Paragon Casino, in Marksville, Louisiana. In addition to Rodriguez fighting on the 21st, Team Rodriguez wanted to put out a public challenge!  They told WBAN,  “We would like to place a challenge to Stephanie “All Action” Dobbs…she seems to be the talk of the town---let’s see who’s “all action” or “all talk.”

2004 Women’s National Championships
Photos and Results by
Bonnie Canino
August 3, 2004
 

(AUG 3) From July 27 to July 31st, the 2004 Women's National Championships were held in Spokane, Washington.  There were over 100 women boxing athletes  who showed to compete and they all had the same ideal--- They were going to win, but only 11 became Champions.
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In The Corner with Francisco “Panchito” Bojado
Photo and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
August 3, 2004

(AUG 3) To the surprise and delight of many of the young women at the 2004 Women’s National Championships (July 27-31), the handsome and talented champion Francisco “Panchito” Bojado showed up to support their efforts. 
Panchito made his way through the crowd stopping for photo and autograph opportunities…always encouraging and supportive. I was impressed with his kindness and willingness to spend some time with anyone that asked it of him.  Full Story

  Ramnarine Wins by decision
August 2, 2004

(AUG 2) On July 31, 2004, at the Saith Park indoor arena in Chaguanas, in Trinidad, in front of 1,500 boxing fans, Ria Ramnarine of Trinidad won an 8-rd unanimous. decision and became the new Latin American mini-flyweight champion over Diedre Hamaguchi.   There were no knockdowns. Judges scores 79-75, 79-73, and 78-74.

  Klinefelter Brings Home Gold as Two-Time U.S. Champion!
by Adam Pollack
August 2, 2004

Spokane, Washington - Iowa City's Emily Klinefelter won the 2004 U.S. Women's National Boxing Championships this weekend in the 110 pound women's senior division (ages 17-35). This is the second year in a row that Klinefelter has won that title. In the semifinal, Klinefelter defeated 2003 silver medallist Anna Marandi of New York 18-4. In the final, Emily defeated current U.S. #2 ranked Keisher McLeod, also from New York, 22-1. McLeod had advanced to the final with an 16-9 victory over California's Celina Moreno.  Full Story

Ali - Nunez
By BRIAN ACKLEY
WBAN Senior Editor

August 1, 2004
 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No Ann Wolfe for now. No Lucia Rijker, and definitely no Christy Martin. If we are to take much at all from Laila Ali's largely uninspiring win over a severely overmatched Monica Nunez, it might be that Ali indeed is starting to get a bit bored with the whole thing, not being Muhammad Ali’s daughter, but the boxing game.  Ali spent the week talking more about what lies ahead for her in life, not the sport, and fought like it Friday night. While fans were warmly enthusiastic in their support, many also felt unsatisfied and grumbled at the end result when Nunez’s corner, for no reason apparent to ...Full Story

 

August 2004 Fighter of the month!
August 1, 2004

(AUG 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Chevelle "Fists of Steel" Hallback for being named as WBAN'S August 2004 Fighter of the month!  Hallback continues to fight any and everyone, and is one of the most entertaining and talented boxers in the sport today! Sue TL Fox

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