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APRIL 2005

Lamare Wins by TKO in Tenth Round
April 30, 2005

(APR 30) Last night at the Sport Hall of Marseilles, in France,
Myriam Lamare (10-0, 5 KB), who was defending her WBA title, defeated Ukrainian Elena Tverdokhleb (4-6, 3 KB) by a tenth round TKO at 1:06.  Daniel Van de Wiele, the referee, stopped the bout when Lamare came on strong in the last round, and overwhelmed Tverdokhleb.

Results: Ward Stops Kerin
April 29, 2005

(APR 29) Tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, Vonda Ward, now 20-1-0 (17KO), TKO's Elizabeth Kerin, now 3-4-1 (3KO), in the second round. According to a ringside observer, Kerin knocked Ward down to the canvas in the first round, then in the second round, Ward hit Kerin with a couple of rights and the fight was stopped.

Alexander to fight Christy Martin?
April 29, 2005

(APR 29) WBAN has received insider info that Christy Martin, 44-3-2 (31KO), will be fighting Lana Alexander, 2-6-0, tomorrow night at the Isle of Capri Casino, in Lula, Mississippi.  Sounds like a "Tuna Bout" to WBAN.  Also on that card Cristy Nickel, will be fighting a rematch against Cassandra Lindsay in a six-rounder.

Olivas Wins Bout before heading to Iraq
April 29, 2005

(APR 29) Last night in Denver, Colorado, popular female fighter Elisha Olivas,  128, left all her fans with one quick memory before her deployment to Iraq early next month, she totally dismantled Dorene Hilton, 127. Stopping Hilton with hard combinations upstairs at 1:27 of the second when referee Stephen Blea waved it off. Olivas improves to 4-4-1 (2). Olivas received a standing ovation from a sell out crowd when it was announced that she would be deploying to Iraq.

Halmich named WBAN's May 2005 Fighter of the month!
April 29, 2005

(APR 29) WBAN would like to congratulate Germany's boxing star, Regina Halmich for being chosen as WBAN's May 2005 Fighter of the month.  Halmich fought Hollie Dunaway   this month, with a spirited match that drew 7 million viewers!  Halmich has brought much attention to the sport! Sue TL Fox

The Talk of a Mixed Match Rears it's ugly head....again
By Sue TL Fox
April 28, 2005

(APR 28) Yes, folks...you will need to endure again....as the Circus act will soon be returning to town this year...
According to Team Wolfe, Ann "Brown Sugar" Wolfe will be taking on a male in the boxing ring.   Just this week Team Wolfe has sent WBAN two press releases about updates on Ann that include details of Ann getting ready to step into the ring with a male boxer.  Full Story

Rising Star Graf to fight Ashley!
By Sue TL Fox
©Photo by Julia Treptow

(APR 28) Bantamweight Alesia Graf, of Stuttgart, Germany, who was born in Gomel, Belarus, has quickly made a name for herself, and is a rising star in Germany. She has accumulated a 10-0-0 (4KO) record, after making her pro debut on February 14, 2004. Full Story

Moreno to Fight at the Riot!
Source: Press Release
April 27, 2005

(APR 27) THE RIOT has moved to the Conference Center in Downtown Monterey, and 12 Sports Productions is proud to announce the most competitive pro boxing card in our 13 years of promoting shows in Santa Cruz and Monterey. On Saturday July 2nd, six bouts will be contested in various weight classes featuring at least 7 undefeated " Full Story

Kidsoland of Philippines set to Meet Juhee Kim
Source: IFBA
April 27, 2005

(APR 27) Philippines fighter Madyda Kidsolan, 5-2-2,   will travel to Seoul, South Korea to meet IFBA Jr. Flyweight Champion Juhee Kim. Kidsolan, 18 years old has accepted the challenge for the belt after Maribel Zurita was injured in training.  Kidsolan is the first women from the Philippines to fight for a world title.  Full Story

"A Ring of Their Own" Deserves Better ..
By Bernie McCoy
April 26, 2005

(APR 26) I finally found "A Ring of Their Own". It took me almost as long as it took the sport of Women's boxing to get it's own TV show. The problem of female boxers getting TV exposure has been well documented, but in my case the problem of finding "A Ring of Their Own" was directly related to the fact that it is being broadcast in near obscurity...Full Story

Woody Makes her pro debut against Alexander 
April 26, 2005

(APR 26) NASHVILLE - Rock Solid Boxing Promotions, Inc. is pleased to announce the second installment of their Combat Series this one dubbed OPERATION: “Brawl For It All” Thursday June 2, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena will be the location for this great ..Full Story

Saying Goodbye to a Friend
By Howie Reed 
(APR 26, 2005) Saying Good-bye to an old friend. Sports Writer/race caller/pal Jack Welsh was found dead in his apartment on Monday Evening. He was more than a figure on the sporting scene in Las Vegas he was a true “one off” as they say in England. He was a 18th Century Gentleman forced to live in the 21st Century and doing very well thank you.  Full Story

Luna to fight Razo
April 26, 2005

(APR 26) This week, on April 28th, at the Marriott Hotel, in Irvine, California, and promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, Rhonda Luna of California, will be fighting Sosadea Razo.  Also there is Edgar Vargas vs Michaelangelo Lynks, and Enrique Gutierrez vs Mike Lyubarsky. For ticket information, call (949) 760-3131.
Wolfe to fight on Tarver-Johnson HBO card...
Source: Press Release
April 26, 2005

(APR 26) WACO, TEXAS  - Seven Time World Champion Ann "Brown Sugar" Wolfe is scheduled to fight on the Antonio Tarver vs. Glen Johnson card on June 18, 2005 with an opponent to be determined.  Wolfe welcomes any woman ...Full Story

Latest Update on McGee
April 25, 2005

(APR 25) On April 27, 2005, at the Arco Arena, in Sacramento, California, Valanna McGee, 7-2-1 (2KO), of Sacramento, was supposed to fight Lisa Lewis but apparently Lewis dropped off the card.  McGee just recently fought Lisa Pederson on April 21, where she stopped Pederson in the first round by KO in a scheduled six-round bout.

Pollack: Neutral Observer of the Anani vs Dallam bout..
By Adam Pollack
April 24, 2005

(APR 24) As a neutral observer who saw the Sumya Anani v. Katie Dallam bout---here is what I saw.  Dallam was clearly much much bigger than Anani.  However, she had almost no skill whatsoever, and that's being generous.  She did not belong in that ring.  What she did have..Full Story

Anani: "To Stephanie Dallam, with love"....
April 23, 2005

(APR 23) WBAN has received an open letter from Sumya Anani that is to Stephanie Dallam, in a response to Dallam's open letter in which she wanted to  "Set the Record Straight" regarding her sister, Katie Dallam.Anani wrote the following:  Stephanie, thank you so much for responding to ..Full Story

Dallam: Setting the Record Straight...
By Stephanie Dallam
April 22, 2005

(APR 22) WBAN received a "Setting the Record Straight" open letter from Stephanie Dallam, the sister of  Katie Dallam, that is in response to an April 21, 2005 news article of Sumya Anani's appearance on Dateline this coming..Full Story

Csabi's opponent named!
By JollyDee
April 21, 2005

(APR 21) Dr. Bettina Csabi is going to defending her WIBF-GBU bantamweight world title in which the "Big battle" is scheduled as the co-main event promoted by Felix Promotion of May 7,  2005, in City Sport Hall, Paks, Hungary. Dr. Bettina Csabi (23-0-0; 10KOs 1EX) will face Oksana Vasilyeva (5-2-0; 1KO) from Russia in a ten round Bantamweight contest.  Full Story


Latest Update on the Halmich - Dunaway bout!
April 21, 2005

(APR 21) Last Saturday, in Germany when Regina Halmich, fought and defeated Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway it has been reported to WBAN that the fight drew 7 million viewers! There will be another card on May 28th, featuring Silke Weickenmeier, and Graf vs. Alicia Ashley at that same venue where Halmich fought.

Wyman to join forces with WBAN!
April 20, 2005

(APR 20) WBAN will soon be adding a new segment featuring Jo Jo Wyman, one of the top women boxers in the world. She retired from boxing and will be having a segment on WBAN called,  "In the Corner with Jo Jo". She will talk about many topics that include, over training, nutrition, speed training, etc.  More to come!

Three Women's bouts in North Carolina
April 19, 2005

(APR 19) This last Saturday at the MC Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, promoted by Ring of Dreams, Carlette Ewell, 180˝, TKO’d Ramona Crim, in the :22 seconds of the  fourth round and won the light heavyweight WBE Title..Full Story

Latest Updates on the WBAN Records Member's Site
April 18, 2005

(APR 18) WBAN has just added new forms for promoters, matchmakers, trainers, and managers. They can add their information to be listed on the (coming soon) upcoming new segment on the WBAN's Record site, which will include their contact info, bio/background, photos if they wish... More

Chamblin Remains Undefeated
April 17, 2005

BOSSIER CITY (APR 17) Last night at the Isle of Capri Casino, in Bossier City, Louisiana, Kasha "The Fighting Marine" Chamblin, 122, now 4-0-0 (3KO)  won a four-round unanimous decision over Christy Sepulvado, 130. Full Storyby J and P Photography

Halmich Wins over Dunaway
April 16, 2005

(APR 16) Tonight in Boerdelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany, Regina Halmich, 111 1/4, of Germany,  successfully defended her WIBF Flyweight title over United States Hollie Dunaway, 110 3/4.  Halmich won clearly with final scores of  99-91, 99-91 & 98-92. Also, Alesia Graf, 119, of Germany,  won a six-round majority decision over  tough opponent in Oksana Vasilyeva, 120 1/4. The fight was scored 60-55, 57-57, 59-57.

Csabi to fight on in Paks, Hungary
May 14, 2005

(MAY 14) On May 7, 2005, in the City Sporhall, in Paks, Hungary, In the co-main event of the card held at City Sporthall, Paks, Hungary, on the 7th of May, the "Hungarian Boxprincess" Dr. Bettina Csabi (23-0-0; 10KO) will defend her GBU Bantamweight world Title. No opponent named at this time.

Halmich Wants To Stop
Translated by Torben L.-
Copyright: Focus Online
April 14, 2005

(APR 14) Translated article: Regina Halmich is considering hanging up the gloves soon. "I have always said, that I want to stop while I am still healthy and doing well" says Halmich according to "Bild" on Thursday. "Therefore I am already considering the situation now. World Championships fight on Saturday ..Full Story

Latest Update on Sunshine!
April 14, 2005
©Photo by J & P Photography

(APR 14) WBAN contacted Team Sunshine to get the latest scoop on how Sunshine Fettkether is doing after having surgery.  Team Fettkether told WBAN, "She's doing great!  Her surgeon cleared her to take fights anytime after May 2, so we're looking.    She's also going to Culinary Arts school and she loves that too, so she's found a second passion.  We call her the Iron Chef." To visit Sunshine's website,  www.sunshineboxing.net

Sanders to fight Holewyne
April 13, 2005

(APR 13) On May 14, 2005, at the Coushatta Casino Resort Pavilion, in Kinder, Louisiana, and promoted by Bayou Promotions LLC, in the main event, Mary Jo Sanders, of Auburn, Michigan,  will be fighting Lisa Holewyne, of Austin, Texas, in a ten-round Continental Americas Welterweight Championship. This will be a rematch for the two.

IFBA World Champion Juhee Kim Defends Against Former IFBA Champ on May 6th..Source: IFBA

(APR 12) Women's Boxing's youngest world champion Juhee Kim of South Korea, has issued a challenge to former IFBA Flyweight Champion Maribel Zurita to fight for Kim's 108 pound title. Kim made it clear to her ....Full Story

Results over the weekend!
April 11, 2005

(APR 11) On Friday, in Chicago, Illinois, Rita Figueroa, 136,  won by a four-round majority decision over Janae Archuleta, 140. On Saturday (April 9) in Boynton Beach, Florida, Laura Norton, won a four-round unanimous decision over Tiliena Perez.  Also, in Verona, New York, Elizabeth Mooney won by a four-round unanimous decision over Cimberly Harris. More Results and Details!

Halmich's Interview on WBAN!
By Rick McLean of
Toronto, Canada
April 7, 2005

(APR 7) Rick McLean interviewed Regina Halmich of Germany in regards to her upcoming fight against United States Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway.  Halmich will be defending her WIBF title when the two of them meet up in Germany on April 16.  To check out the Interview of Halmich, Go Here!

Emery to fight on Florida Card!
April 7, 2005

(APR 7) On Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Ovation, in Boynton Beach, Florida, Jill Emery, 2-0-0, will be fighting Theara Washington, on the undercard in a four-round bout.  Also, Laura Norton, from Florida, will be fighting Tiliena Perez will be fighting in a four-rounder.

One on One Interview with Hollie Dunaway!...
By Rick McLean
April 6, 2005
©photo by Mr. John

(APR 6) On April 16, 2005,  at Boerdelandhalle in Magdeburg, Germany,  WIBF World Flyweight champion Regina Halmich, Germany, 46-1-1 (15KO),  will face WIBA Minimumweight World champion Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway, 13-3-0 (8KO)..Full Story

Promoters comments on Ashley-Reid..
Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal
April 5, 2005

(APR 5)  WBAN has received an open letter from boxing Promoter Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal who comments on the other responses of Team Reid and Team Ashley. Rosenthal said the following:  First let me thank both fighters for a terrific performance. That being said, while we weren't looking ..Full Story

Women Boxer Dies After Knockout Punch
April 5, 2005

(APR 5) DENVER (CBS4) Denver police are investigating the death of a female boxer after she was knocked out in a fight Saturday night at the National Western Stock Show complex. Becky Zerlentes, 34, of Fort Collins, died Sunday afternoon, Denver County Coroner Howard Daniel said. Full Story

Molly McConnell Wins a Majority Decision
Photo and Story by
Mike Blair
April 3, 2005

(APR 3) Last night at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, and promoted by Brian Halquist Productions, on the undercard, Junior welterweight Molly McConnell, now 4-0-0 (1KO), Portland, Oregon,  scored a four round majority decision win over Terry Blair, 5-8-1 (3KO), Louisville, Kentucky.  McConnell won the first two rounds on all three judge's cards because she was quicker and... Full Story

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