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APRIL 2008

One on One Interview: Wendy Rodriguez
Conducted by
Sue TL Fox
April 30, 2008

(APR 30) WBAN recently got an opportunity to go one on one with IBA World champion Wendy Rodriguez.  She is presently preparing to fight Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 13th on a PPV event.  Rodriguez talked about some of her world title bouts that resulted in draws, who she would like to fight, her read on the sport, and more!  Full Story

Batey and Gaines to fight in Irvine
April 29, 2008

(APR 29) On May 15, 2008, at the Hyatt Hotel, in Irvine, California, junior featherweight Carly Batey, 3-3-2 (0KO), fighting out of San Diego, California, will be fighting Sharon Gaines, 11-9-0 (3KO), of Missouri.  Full Story

Phiri Wins over Tissen
April 29, 2008

(APR 29) Last Saturday, at the Woodlands Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia’s Esther Phiri, 59 kg, won the WIBF Inter-continental title when she defeated Germany’s Elina Tissen, 57 kg.The two fought for 10 rounds, with Phiri winning on points.

Eileen Olszewski on Straight Jab Radio!
Source: Amy Green/
Press Release
April 28, 2008

(APR 28) WIBA flyweight champion Eileen Olszewski (5-0-1) is this week’s guest on the Las Vegas based Straight Jab internet radio show hosted by Daniel Sims. Eileen will discuss her June 13th IFBA light flyweight..Full Story

Stalemate in Querétaro
By Ewan Whyte
April 27, 2008

It may have been (as Roberto Santos claims) the women’s fight that was the subject of most interest in Juriquilla on Friday, but Julio Cesar Chávez Jr. stole back the show for the men on fight night with his 25th minute knockout of Giuseppe Loriga of Italy. For all we know, another ten minutes would have given Ana María Torres time to find the knockout she was looking for on the same bill against Myung Ok Ryu of North Korea..Full Story

Jill Emery: Determined to Capture a Title
By David Pambianchi
April 27, 2008

(APR 27) Hard Hitting Junior Welterweight Jill Emery recently signed up with manager David Selwyn. As a boxer, Jill exemplifies competitive spirit with courage and heart. A professional in and out of the ring, her amiable, straightforward, trustworthy personality does the sport honor.  Full Story

Free Drawing Contest! Holm-Sanders Autographed Gloves and more!!!
April 27, 2008

(APR 27) Enter WBAN's “Free Drawing” Contest for a pair of Boxing Gloves, autographed by HOLLY HOLM – MARY JO SANDERS!  For runner-ups, Autographed Fight Posters with HOLLY HOLM – MARY JO SANDERS. The two will be fighting on June 13, 2008, at the Isleta Casino, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on a Pay-Per-View Boxing Event.   To Enter Contest with more info!

Johnson takes on tough foe
By Sue TL Fox
April 25, 2008

(APR 25) Last night at the Quinault Resort & Casino, in Ocean Shores, Washington, Tammie Johnson, 135, 3-0, fought tough veteran, Molly McConnell, 141, who is ranked #5 in the WBAN Ratings.  Full Story with Photos

Lopez to fight Hines
April 25, 2008

(APR 25) On Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the Fitzgerald's Casino, in Tunica, Mississippi, Alejandra Lopez, 1-3-0, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, will be facing Brianna Hines, 1-0-0. The two will be fighting on the undercard in a four-rounder.

Mukami Vs Achieng II
By Edward Sande
April 24, 2008

  (APR 24) Kenyan Middleweight prospect Charity Mukami [1-1] is set for a second date with former GBU Middleweight Champion Conjestina Achieng [14-4-3]. On 3rd May the two will face off in a 6 round non title fight.  Full Story

Egbunine to fight in Georgia
by Henry Okafor
/Team Praise
April 24, 2008

(APR 24) The WIBF world champion Ijeoma Egbunine is back again after taking a year off. She will be  making a homecoming fight on May 9, 2008, at the Fiesta Rodeo, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Egbunine is fighting in the main event of a Golden Girl Boxing Promotions that is their pro debut in promotion.  She will be fighting Lisa Ested.  Ested last fight was against Ann "Brown Sugar" Wolfe, where she lost to a unanimous decision in 2006.  There will be three other women's bouts....Full Story

Kay West Heads to the Lone Star State
April 23, 2008

(APR 23) Female sensation Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (8-0-0, 1 KO) is headed to the Lone Star State for a six round bout on Saturday, April 26th against former flyweight champion Maribel “Little Thunder” Zurita (8-8-2, 1 KO). Coming off an impressive 2nd round TKO over Flor Verdugo in Mexico last month, West is planning to entertain fight fans in Dallas ...Full Story

Siriporn to fight Ebata
April 23, 2008

(APR 23) This coming Saturday on April 26th, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Samson Sor Siriporn will be fighting Kayoko Ebata of Japan, for the WBC junior flyweight world title. Neither Siriporn or Ebata are ranked with WBAN.

Ashley - Brown to fight
April 23, 2008

(APR 23) On June 12th, at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino Uncasville, CT, on a FSN card, Alicia Ashley, 14-7-1 (1 KOs), will be fighting Lisa "Bad News" Brown,14-3-3 (4 KOs), for an IFBA world title. There will be other women's bouts on the card.

Team Freeform Wins Another 3 New York Golden Gloves
by Vander Bond
April 22, 2008

(APR 22) Last Thursday and Friday at the 81st New York Golden Gloves, Team Freeform walked away with 3 impressive performances and three Golden Gloves titles. The team was also awarded three Golden Gloves in 2005 and 2006.  Full Story

Latest Galleries
April 22, 2008

(APR 22) WBAN has posted new galleries that includes Photo Gallery #477 (just posted) of Sarah Pucek vs. Theresa Doerksen; Jessica Rakoczy vs. Cindy Serrano, Photo Gallery #476; and Video Streaming highlights of Delgado vs. Lett. Login

Barber to fight Villarreal
April 22, 2008

(APR 22)  In another "Sold Out" card for Roy Englebrecht, this Thursday, April 24th, undefeated fighters Arron Martinez, Luis Ramos, and Jennifer Barber will put their perfect records on the line and they all will face tough opposition. Martinez out of Los Angeles and with a 7-0-2KO mark, faces 4-1 Christian Valverde from Hollywood. Santa Ana's rising star 3-0 Luis Ramos meets experienced 6-5 Michaelangelo Lynks, and ..Full Story

Fernandez Wins by 7th TKO
April 22, 2008

(APR 22) On Saturday night, April 19, 2008, in the Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago In the women’s fight, Venezuelan Ana Fernandez, 105, defeated Colombian Olga Julio, by TKO in the 7th round. One source said, “Good fight. Good fighters, Exciting and a crowd pleaser.  Full Story

One on One Interview with “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt!
By Rick McLean
April 21, 2008

(APR 21) Just recently WBAN received an opportunity to Interview  “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt, a featherweight who fights out of Canada.  Garbatt talks about her life, boxing career, her two fights in New York State and what the future holds for her in the sport.  Full Story

Laura Serrano: "She Did Boxing....."
By Bernie McCoy
April 20, 2008

(APR 20) When I saw Laura Serrano's retirement announcement, in an open letter  to WBAN, I recalled a long-ago line from a boxing lifer in New Orleans. I was doing time on the "States Item" in that old city and we were propped up at the bar in a joint on Canal Street, one of those places that had "We Never Close" block letter painted in the front window.  Full Story

Rakoczy Vs. Serrano
April 20, 2008

(APR 20) WBAN has just posted a Huge Photo Gallery #476, and Flash Photo Slideshow #84, of the Weigh-In and Fight Photos of the Jessica Rakoczy vs. Cindy Serrano.  The fight took place at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California. Photos by Bob Silverman

Mary Kom honored with CNN-IBN Award
Source: Sangai Express
April 19, 2008

(APR 19) Amateur World Boxing champion and WBAN's 2006 Fighter of the Year, Mangte Chungneijang Merykom (aka Mary Kom or MC Merykom), was honored with yet another award to her long list of her collection, with the CNN-IBN, where was picked for the  “Real Heroes” award.  Full Story

Iron Will At MSG Golden Gloves
Photos and story by David Pambianchi
April 19, 2008

(APR 19) On April 18, 2008, Night Two of the 81st Annual Daily News Golden Gloves Finals, an anxious crowd packed the WAMU Theatre. A massive image of Iron Man against Madison Square Garden’s façade foreshadowed tonight’s event. Every fighter fought with Iron Will resolve.  Full Story

Dahlen to fight Winter
April 19, 2008

(APR 19) Tonight on the “ProSieben Fight Night”, in Magdeburg, Germany, and promoted by Universum, Magdalena Dahlen, 53,3 kg, 7-0-0 (3 KOs), of Germany, will be fighting Juliette Winter, 52,3 kg, 3-5-1 (0 KOs), UK.

Delgado Wins by TKO in first round!
April 19, 2008
Video Streaming Of Delgado-Lett
Photos/video by J & P Photography

(APR 19) On Thursday night, at the Grand Plaza Hotel, and promoted by Rock Solid Promotions, super featherweight Crystal Delgado, now 5-0-0 (1KO), of Houston, stopped her opponent, Candace Lett, now 2-4-0 (2KO), of Van Buren, Arkansas, 1:24 seconds of the first round.  Full Story with Photos

Johnson to battle McConnell for Washington State title
April 19, 2008

(APR 19) OCEAN SHORES, WA – Tammie Johnson (3-0) will challenge Molly McConnell (7-1) of Portland for the vacant Washington State Welterweight Championship. This title fight will take place Thursday, April 24 at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino in Ocean Shores, Washington....Full Story

Final Tribute to Boxing Trainer Mike English
April 18, 2008

(APR 18) WBAN received noticed that boxing trainer Mike "Showboat" English died yesterday after an extended illness with cancer. WBAN would like to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Night of Golden Gloves Controversy
Photo / Story by David Pambianchi
April 19, 2008

(APR 18) On April 17, 2008 the first night of 81st Annual Daily News Golden Gloves Finals opened at Madison Square Garden's WAMU Theatre. An evening of action and fine boxing, the fans shouted a mix of cheers and jeers as close bouts brought controversy between hyped spectators and..Full Story

One on One Interview with Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway!
By Sue TL Fox
April 17, 2008

 (APR 17) WBAN recently conducted a one on one interview with Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway. Dunaway talks about her boxing career, boxers she would like to fight, and about her upcoming..Full Story

Tonight: Two Women's Bouts on Lemoore Card
April 17, 2008

(APR 17) Tonight at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, in
Lemoore, California, and promoted by Goossen Tutor, there will be two women's bouts on the card. In one match, Carina Moreno...Full Story with weigh-in photos!

WBAN requests Video Footage of Salandy vs. Lukasik
By Sue TL Fox
April 16, 2008

(APR 16) On March 29, 2008, Giselle Salandy, of Siperai, Trinidad, and who remains undefeated at 16-0-0, with 13 of those fights all taking place in Trinidad, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Karolina Lukasik, for eight world..Full Story

Brown to fight Raika in Japan!
Photo/source: Durell Wambolt
April 16, 2008

(APR 16) An interesting matchup on the horizon will feature Canadian Natalie “Too Bad” Brown, who will face WIBA World lightweight champion Emiko Raika, of Tokyo, Japan. The two will be fighting on May 9, 2008, in Tokyo, Japan. Brown is no stranger to tough competition....Full Story

Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes of Smokin' Joe's-Marston is Back!
April 15, 2008

(APR 15) English Featherweight Marianne Marston felt her ‘American dream’ was over after the sudden closure of Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s Gym at the end of March 2008, but just 10 days later, as she was seriously considering either returning to London or relocating to Los Angeles to train at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, a friend suggested she try-out...Full Story

López tames Zacarías
By Ewan Whyte

April 15, 2008

(APR 15) ‘Girl Ten’ was more woman than the ‘Lioness of Chascomús’ could handle when the two met in Rio Gallegos in the early hours of Saturday morning.  “Dominating intelligently from the counterpunch, she drew blood as early as the first round” (writes Ismael Tebez) “and finished in style in the sixth” when, with only 40 seconds to hold out...Full Story

Fonseca to fight in Philadelphia
Source: Press Release (Excerpt)
April 14, 2008

(APR 14) This Friday, on April 18, 2008, there will be a women’s bout on the boxing event, that will take place at National Guard Armory, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Welterweight Olivia Fonseca will be on the undercard.  Full Story

Weekend Results in Women’s Boxing!
April 14, 2008

(APR 14) On Friday, in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, junior lightweight Claudia Lopez, of Trelew, Argentina, KO'd (1:20 seconds) Silvia Zacarias in the sixth round, in a scheduled six rounder.
On the Saturday, at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, Junior welterweight Sarah Pucek TKO'd Theresa Doerksen in the first round. Photographer..Full Story

Pucek Wins by TKO over Doerksen
Photos - Story by
Mike Blair
April 14, 2008

(APR 14) Super Lightweight Sarah Pucek looked far from a young fighter making her pro debut when she faced Theresa Doerksen, also making her pro debut, in a four round bout Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma,  Washington. Pucek stepped to the middle of the ring at the opening bell, held her hands in front of her and threw straight left jabs at Doerksen...Full Story

Ramsey Wins by Decision
April 14, 2008

(APR 14) On Saturday night,  at the St. Pete Times Forum, in Tampa, Florida, super middleweight, Laura Ramsey, 168¾, of Winter Haven, won a four-round unanimous decision over Alexandra Maloy,  163¼.

Mooney to fight Brakache in New York
April 13, 2007

(APR 13) On May 16, 2008, at the Washington Ave. Armory in New York, Elizabeth Mooney, 5-3-0 (2 KOs), of New York, will be fighting Mariam Brakache, 5-6-0 (1 KOs), of Atlanta, Georgia, in a (147 lbs)  local New York State title bout. 

Women Pro debut in Tacoma tonight..
Story/Photo By Mike Blair
April 12, 2008

(APR 12) Tonight at the Emerald Queen Casino two Canadian women will step in to the ring making their pro debut. Sarah Pucek (left) enters with an amateur record of 7-4. She was a Bronze Medalist..Full Story

Washington Responds to Sitzes' Open Letter
By Terry Washington
April 11,  2008

(APR 11)  By no means am I or have I ever degraded a fighter that I work with. My goal is to always put belief and confidence in a fighter and I know I have done that. I'm going to always work with female fighters, I love this sport and I'm going to do this till the day I die, I will always be a student of the game and I respect this sport. However there are things that females..Full Story

Sitzes Responds to Washington
April 10, 2008

(APR 10) On April 8th,  WBAN received a press release from Terry Washington of Right Cross Entertainment this week, in regards to Washington (Boxing Trainer) and Jeri Sitzes deciding to go their separate ways.  Jeri Sitzes contacted WBAN earlier today, and gave a written response to the release from Washington.  Sitzes said the...Full Story

Barber to fight Villarreal
Photo and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
April 9, 2008
(APR 9 ) Featherweight Jennifer "The Razor" Barber, of Northridge, California,  will play to a sold out crowd as she heads into her sixth professional fight of her career.  Barber, 5-0, will face Elizabeth Villarreal,  5-5-2, of San Antonio, Texas. The two will face off at the Marriott Irvine Hotel..Full Story
2nd Annual TITLE National Boxing Championship
April 8, 2008

(APR 8) On June 4-7, 2008 the 2nd Annual TITLE National Boxing Championship will be held at the Pipkin Building, 943 Early Maxwell, Memphis, TN 38104.   The following info on this event is as follows...Full Story

One on One Interview with Holly Holm
Interviewed by Katherine Dunn
April 8, 2008

(APR 8) We caught Holly “Hottie” Holm on her home phone in Albuquerque, N.M. one afternoon early in April. The 26 year-old Holm..Full Story

Running Las Vacas
By Valerie Mahfood
April 8, 2008

(APR 8) Obviously, boxing has knocked all the good sense out of me. Having nothing better to do this weekend, I entered a "bull run." This contest was similar to the "Running of the Bulls" held in Spain every year, but this event was held in Mexico. More

Kentikian vs. Ortega
April 7, 2008

(APR 7)  On Universum, they have announced today, that Susi Kentikian, 20-0-0 (15KO), will be fighting Mary Elizabeth Ortega, 31-4-2 (8 KO) of the United States on May 10, 2008, in Germany. Kentikian will be defending her WBA and WIBF Flyweight titles.

Farago wins title
April 7, 2008

(APR 7) On Saturday night at the Sport Hall, in Lovasberény, Hungary, Hungarian Beatrix Farago (8-3-1, 2KO's 1NC), 111 lbs., defeated Romanian Gabriella Insperger (4-8-0 3KO's), 111 lbs., in a ten..Full Story

Ramsey to fight Maloy
April 7, 2008

(APR 7) On April 12, 2008, at the St. Pete Times Forum, in Tampa, Florida, Laura Ramsey, of Winter Haven, will be fighting Alexandra Maloy in a six-round bout on the undercard of the Antonio vs. Clinton Woods card. This is a Showtime card.

Mary Jo Sanders One on One Interview
Interviewed by
Katherine Dunn
April 6, 2008

(APR 6) Mary Jo Sanders was a champion body builder for several years and she took the world championship in the Tough Woman competition before she became a professional boxer. Full Story

Results from Germany
April 6, 2008

(APR 6) Last night in Dusseldorf, Germany, junior flyweight Julia Sahin, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Yahaira Martinez. The two were fighting for the WIBF junior flyweight title. Also, Mary Elizabeth Ortega KO"d  Elena Miftode in round one.

Juarez Wins by Decision Video Streaming - (highlights of fight) and Photo Gallery #475
April 5, 2008

(APR 5) On Thursday night, at the Cowtown Coliseum, in Fort Worth, Texas, Vanessa Juarez, won a four-round unanimous decision Kerri Hill. Photos and video by J & P Photography

Promoter Cancels Martin vs. Mann Fight
April 5, 2008
Source: Press Release

(APR 5) World Boxing Champion Christy Martin announced today that her match against Bonnie Mann scheduled for April 12, 2008 at the Richmond Arena has been canceled by the promoter of the event.  Full Story

Laura Serrano Announces Her Retirement from the sport!
April 5, 2008

APR 5) This week WBAN received an open letter from  World Champion Laura Serrano, who has officially announced her retirement from the sport. Letter from Laura:  Dear Sue,
I want to announce through your page that I am officially retired. The last week of February I got the good news...

Tonight: Tabbuso vs. Taskova
April 4, 2008

(APR 4) Tonight in PalaMalè, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy, and promoted by Rosanna Conti Cavin, Maria Rosa Tabbuso, 11-3-2 (3 KOs), of Rome, Italy, will face Svetla Taskova from Bulgaria,  in a six-round bout, in the super flyweight division.

Vanessa Juarez has Change of Opponent
April 3, 2008

(APR 3) Tonight at the Cowtown Coliseum, in Fort Worth, Texas, Vanessa Juarez of Fort Worth, was set to fight Crystal Hoy in a six-rounder in the main event, but Hoy had to pull out of the fight.  Two noted boxers were offered the..Full Story

Amateur Boxing News
April 2, 2008

(APR 2) What is the AAC? The Athlete Advisory Council of USA Boxing is a group of nine athlete volunteers voted in by athletes to advocate their interests in all areas of USA Boxing and to ensure athletes have 20% representation in all ...Full Details

Moreno Set to Defend her WBC Title
April 2, 2008

(APR 2) WBC minimum.wgt. champion Carina "La Reina" Moreno (17-1, 5 KO's) has signed a contract to defend her title against Dan-Bi Kim (4-0, 1 KO) of South Korea. The fight will take place at the Tachi Palace Casino on.....Full Story

Juarez to fight Hoy
April 2, 2008

(APR 2) On Thursday, at the Cowtown Coliseum, in Fort Worth, Texas, undefeated Vanessa Juarez of Fort Worth, will be fighting against Crystal Hoy in a six-rounder in the main event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first bell ring at 7:30 p.m. 

WBAN's April 2008 Rankings!
April 2, 2008

(APR 2) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN April 2008 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

Olszewski and Martin are Guests on Radio Program
April 1, 2008

(APR 1) This week on TPSRADIO.net, Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., EST, you can listen live to scheduled guests WIBA Flyweight World Champion and WBAN's February 2008 "Fighter of the Month, Eileen Olszewski, and boxing veteran Christy Martin. Olszewski is set to be a part of one of the biggest Women’s boxing cards this year on Pay-Per-View, June 13, 2008, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She will be fighting WBC World champion Carina Moreno in a...Full Story

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