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APRIL 2014

The History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame to be Live-Streamed!
Press Release/IWBHF
April 30,  2014

(APR 30) The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) is excited to announce that the history-first IWBHF Induction Ceremony that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (Pier Sixty-Six), in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on July 10th will be hosted by Bill Calogero of the Talkin Boxing With Billy C TV & Radio Programs and will be broadcast live on....Full Story

Boxing: Chicago's Kristin Carlson Ventures ' Where Others Fear To Tread'
by Michael O'Neill
April 29,  2014

(APR 29) One of the major headaches for Olympic Gold medallists, Great Britain’s Nicola Adams and Ireland’s Katie Taylor is finding opponents in or even close to home soil, indeed in the case of the four times World and five times European champion from Bray it has proved extremely difficult to find any bouts in 2014 since none of her main challengers in the Lightweight division has wanted to face the woman who has headed the 60kg AIBA Rankings for the past seven years.  ..Full Story

First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame -Limited Tickets Available for the Brunch / Induction Ceremony
Press Release/IWBHF
April 28, 2014

(APR 28)  On July 10, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, (Pier Sixty-Six), in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in a history first, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame [IWBHF] will take place from..Full Story

Nakota Yallup and Lateet Olney Score Wins in
White Swan, Washington
By Ricardo Ibarra
April 28, 2014

(APR 28)  It was a stressful week for promoter Chris Corpuz as his pro-am show scheduled for last Saturday night at the White Swan Pavilion in White Swan, Washington ran into problem after problem. A show that was originally scheduled to showcase six pro fights, three of them women's bouts, was scaled back as many of the bouts fell apart. Still, the promoter pulled it together ...Full Story

Full Fight Video Celeste Peralta vs. Angelica Ruiz
April 28, 2014

(APR 28) WBAN has just posted the full fight video of the Celeste Peralta vs. Maria Angelica Ruiz that took place at the  Polideportivo Carlos Magalot, Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina card on Saturday night.  The two were fighting a six-round bout that ended with Peralta winning by a unanimous decision.

Boxing Action Worldwide for Women's Boxing Tonight!
by Sue TL Fox
April 26, 2014

(APR 26)  Tonight at the Polideportivo Carlos Magalot, Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Yesica Bopp, 26-1-0 (12KO), will be fighting for the vacant WBO Flyweight title against Daniela Romina Bermudez, 16-2-2 (5KO). In a second female bout, Adela Peralta, will be fighting Maria Ruiz in a six-rounder.   Full Story

The "Latest" on Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Star Ria Ramnarine
by Sue TL Fox
April 26, 2014

(APR 26)  WBAN recently contacted Trinidad and Tobago's boxing star Ria Ramnarine to get the latest scoop on what she has been doing "in" and "out" of the ring----and also to invite Ramnarine to the  International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame inaugural induction ceremony which takes place on July 10, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency, in...Full Story

Team USA Wins Three Gold Medals at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
April 24,  2014

(APR 24) The United States national anthem was the most popular tune of the day during 2014 Youth World Championships final round action at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria today. Team USA earned three.. Full Story

Julio "Gallito" Ceja-Ranel "Francotirado" Suco Final Presser
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez
April 24,  2014

(APR 24) Earlier today, WBC bantamweight silver champion Julio "Gallito" Ceja and his Philipino counterpart Ranel "Francotirador" Suco came face-to-face at the final press conference for their Saturday night title fight at the Polanco-Forum in Mexico City. Full Story

Regina Halmich Set for IWBHF Induction
IWBHF Press Release
April 24, 2014

PORTLAND, OR---The newly formed International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) has announced the scheduled induction of Regina Halmich into the initial class of seven women to be honored on July 10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL., in conjunction with a US National Female Golden Gloves tournament. Halmich is generally recognized as the boxer who, during the decades of the 1990s and 2000, brought the sport of female boxing to sold out popularity in Germany while also establishing credibility for the sport throughout Europe, with her finely.. Full Story

Open Workout in Mexico City!
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez
April 24, 2014

(APR 24) WBC'S Silver Champions, Julio "Pollito" Ceja and Yessica "Kika" Chávez held their open work out at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City. Over 200 fans showed up to watch both fighters showing off their boxing skills in preparation for their bantamweight and light flyweight fights respectively..... Full Story

Poland's Elsbieta Wojcik Excels On Semi-Finals Day In Sofia
by Michael O'Neill
April 23, 2014

 (APR 23)Earlier today here on wban.com we brought you Julie Goldsticker's report on the United States boxers at the 2014 AIBA Youth Championships in downtown Sofia including a brief preview of tomorrow's finals at the Armeec Arena.  To complete... Full Story

The United States’ Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez, and Darmani Rock to Compete for Gold... by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing


 (APR 23)  Three American boxers kept their winning streaks in tact on Wednesday at the 2014 Youth World Championships at the Armeec Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria. 2013.. Full Story

Cool Story of the Week:  Tiara Brown honored as Grand Marshal at Dunbar Easter Parade!
by Sue TL Fox
April 22, 2014

(APR 22) In a definite "Cool Story" of the week on WBAN, one of the sports star athlete amateur boxers, Tiara Brown, of Fort Myers, Florida, was chosen to be the "Grand Marshal" at Sunday's Dunbar Easter Parade that took place down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Myers..Full Story

Team USA Clinches Four Berths in the Semifinals at the 2014 Youth World Championships - by Julie Goldsticker 
April 21, 2014

(APR 21) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four representatives for the United States boxing team secured spots in the semifinal round with quarterfinal wins on Monday at the 2014 Youth World Championships Full Story on WBAN's Historical Database

Impressive Italians upset the favourites
Source: AIBA
April 21, 2014

(APR 21) Lausanne, Switzerland, April 21, 2014 - The quarter-finals of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships took place today in Sofia, where the winners of the 52 contests secured a guaranteed medal in the event.  This has been a competition of high quality so far, and today was no different, with countless contests enthralling the viewing public, and the calibre can only get higher from here on in. Full Story

Latest Update on Daisy "The Lady" Lang!
by Sue TL Fox
April 21, 2014

(APR 21)  WBAN had the pleasure of catching up with retired world boxing champion Daisy "The Lady" Lang.  Lang boxed professionally from 1996 to 2004.  Lang was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, but during her boxing years she fought out of Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.  Lang had an accumulative record of 19-3-1 (7KO). During her time as a pro she fought some of the noted women boxers that included Germany's Regina Halmich, Silke Weickenmeier, Michelle Sutcliffe, Kathy Williams, Michelle Aboro, and more. Full Story

Full Video: Julieta Cordova Wins by a Decision over Roman
April 21, 2014

(APR 21)  On Friday night at the Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, In the battle of the bantamweights Julieta Cardozo, 117, won a four-round unanimous decision over Maria Roman, 117.5. WBAN has linked the full fight video of this bout.   Link

Three Pro Women's Bouts Featured This Saturday
In White Swan, Washington
by Ricardo Ibarra
April 21, 2014

(APR 21) This Saturday night at the White Swan Pavilion in White Swan, Washington, Chris Corpuz' Corpuz Promotions will put on a Pro-Am card that will feature three pro and two amateur women's bouts. The card, which is the first for the promoter at the new venue, will be headlined by Randell Corpuz taking on Ed Robinson. Full Story

Erica Farias to fight Delfine Persoon Tomorrow night!
April 19, 2014

(APR 19) In a WBC Lightweight title bout, Erica "La Pantera" Farias, of Buenos Aires,  Argentina, is set to defend her title against Delfine Persoon, of Belgium, on Sunday, in what will surely be a non-stop action packed fight.  They are set to fight at the Zwevezele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.  Good luck to both of these ladies!

The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Announces the 2014 Inductees
April 18, 2014

(APR 18) PORTLAND, OR- The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame [IWBHF] is proud to announce the 2014 IWBHF inductees for the first our first induction brunch and ceremony that takes place on July 10th, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The stellar 2014 class of inductees are as follows: Full Story

Irish Eyes Are Smiling in Sofia as Ginty and Desmond Defeat Bulgarian and Russian Favourites in Sofia
by Michael O'Neill
April 17, 2014

(APR 17) Earlier we brought you news of a fine win for U.S.A Boxing’s Martha Fabela on the fourth day of the 2014 AIBA World Youth Championships (incorporating the only 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic qualifier) held at....Full Story

Sweden's great day at the Armeec Arena - AIBA Press Release
April 17, 2014


(APR 17) Lausanne, Switzerland, April 16, 2014 - A succession of top quality bouts demonstrated the excitement and skill of boxing on the third competition day of the AIBA Youth World Championships in Sofia. Five weight classes were in action, including the winners of two female...Full Story

Team USA’s Shakur Stevenson and Martha Fabela Earn Youth World Championships Victories in Bulgaria
by Julie Goldsticker
April 17, 2014

(APR 17) Team USA enjoyed an undefeated day at the 2014 Youth World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday with two American athletes recording opening ..Full Story

Great Opportunity:  All Female Boxing Clinic - April 17, 18, 19th at the Gleason's Gym! 
April 16, 2014

(APR 16) To all the female boxers who would love to enjoy an unique opportunity to attend a all-female boxing clinic, Gleason's Gym will host their fourth All Female Boxing Clinic on April 17, 18 and 19, 2014. Now IF you are INTERESTED in ATTENDING and/or ..Full Story

Heather Hardy part of the Provodnikov - Algieri Press Conference this Wednesday at the Barclay Center Championships
April 15, 2014

(APRIL 15) Philadelphia Barclays Center and Banner Promotions will host a press conference to announce the WBO jr. welterweight title fight between champion Ruslan "The Siberian Rocky" Provodnikov of Beryozovo, Russia and Chris Algieri of Huntington, Long Island TOMORROW-- Wednesday, April 16 at noon in the GEICO Atrium in Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight card will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark...Full Story

Patty Boom Boom Races to the Top
by Sue TL Fox
April 14,  2014

(APR 14)  WBAN has been following female boxer Patricia "Boom Boom" Alcivar in and "out" of the ring for many years now.  She is not only an amazing boxer in the ring---but she is also a stellar athletic in other areas "outside" the ring.Full Story

History First in Bulgaria: 2014 Youth World Championships
April 13, 2014

(APR 13) WBAN has just added a history-first segment to our Historical database for this 2014 Youth World Championships that is taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria.  We have reported the details, the draw sheets for each categories,  and an intro video: Full Story

Who in the World Makes These Matches?
April 13, 2014

 (APR 13) Tonight at the Boxing Hall Sport Generation, Sofia, Bulgaria, long time veteran, Svetla Taskova, of Bulgaria, donning a 5-32-1 (1KO) record, will be stepping between the ropes with a pro debuter, Teodora Bacheva.  Taskova has been fighting as a pro for 1998 to 2011, and then returned to the ring in 2014, boxing for about 12-13 years fighting 4, 6, 8 10 round fights----talk about having the odds stacked against one in the sport...

Paola Casalinuovo Wins by a seventh round TKO and Wins Vacant IBF Title
April 13, 2014

(APR 13) Last night at the Estadio Republica de Venezuela, Bolívar, Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Paola Casainuovo, now 11-0-0 (11KO), of Buenos Aires, won by a seventh round TKO over  Yahaira Hernandez in a 10-round bout for the vacant IBF light middleweight title.  WBAN was told that it was a great fight between these two.

Fight Results from Mexico - Three Female bouts
April 13, 2014


 (APR 13) On Friday night at the Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Tania Enriquez, 108, won a four-round unanimous decision over Diana Gonzalez, 108; In a second female bout, Katia Gutierrez, 109¼, won a six-round unanimous decision over Brenda Flores, 108; and lastly, flyweight Sandra Robles won a six-round unanimous decision over Paloma Lopez.

Linda Laura Lecca Added to WBAN! 
April 13, 2014


(APR 13) Dee Williams has just added Peruvian junior featherweight Linda Laura "Triple L" Lecca  to our WBAN Profile Segment.  She began boxing at age 16 following a family tradition. "It's in my blood. My father and grandfather practised the sport and in my house there was no passion for football ... at age 12 they gave me a boxing--for full biography..Go Here

Daniela Bermudez Added to WBAN! 
April 11, 2014

(APR 12) Dee Williams has just added Argentinean junior bantamweight Daniela "La Bonita" Bermúdez to our WBAN Profile Segment.  Bermudez comes from a family of boxers who run the Bermúdez Boxing Club in Villa Gobernador Galvez, Santa Fe. Three of her five brothers - Rozana, Evelin and Gustavo - are also boxers. to read about Bermudez,Go Here

Cool Story of the Week:  Here are two Champions you may not know!
by Sue TL Fox
April 10, 2014

(APR 10) Most of the time, WBAN covers the amateur and professional female boxers and we publish stories on their accomplishments in the ring---especially when they are crowned with world title belts that are well deserved.  You may not readily recognize these champions in this photo----but they are an example of  the rock that helps female boxers accomplish their goals and dreams in the sport----the family and/or parents of the boxers! ..Full Story

IWBHF / WBAN Banners Available for Purchase---A fundraiser for the History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame that will take place July 10th in Florida!
April 8, 2014

The latest update for the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S BOXING HALL OF FAME:  We are set to have the HISTORY-FIRST Induction on July 10, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,  in conjunction with the 2014 Women's National Golden Gloves. On the IWBHF.COM site we now have available WBAN / IWBHF banners available for purchase.  This is a fundraising effort to off set the expenses for our first induction.  The banners are large and will be a  great addition to a gym or other areas...Full Story

Five Female Amateur bouts featured on the headliner with Frankie DeAlba
April 7, 2014

(APR 7) ALLENTOWN, PA--On Friday night, April 18, Kings Boxing Promotions will present a big Pro-Am card that will be headlined by rising Jr. Lightweight Frankie DeAlba taking on Israel Suarez in the 8-round main event ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Japan: Momoko Kanda Wins by a Unanimous Decision
April 7, 2014

(APR 7)  On Saturday night at the U.S. Army Camp Zama in Kanagawa, Japan, Momoko Kanda won by a sixth round unanimous decision over Carol Castro Madrid, of Mexico in a six round light flyweight bout.  The final judges scores were 59-57,  59-56, and 59-56. Source/Samart

Kenia Enriquez Wins NABF Belt; and "Diamond Girl" Quintana wins by Decision!
by Sue TL Fox
April 7, 2014

(APR 7) On Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel,San Diego, California, and promoted by Bobby D Presents, the five-card night of professional boxing at the Boxing at its Best San Diego Fights did not disappoint.  There were two female bouts on the card, and three men's. ..Full Story with Photos

April 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
April 5,  2014

(APR 5)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for April 2014. This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. You can see our top #1's in the sport---which is NO easy task with WBAN! Congrats to all our top ten in the sport.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

Quick Results from San Diego
April 6,  2014

(APR 6)  On Friday night in San Diego, California, there were two female bouts on the card. In the first female bout, six rounds, Amaris Quintana won a six-round Junior Flyweight unanimous decision over Susan Reno.  In the main event, the fight was literally a war between Kenia Enriquez vs. Jolene Blackshear. In the seventh round the fight was stopped by TKO with Blackshear having a cut that needed stitches over her right eye. More soon!

Tonight: Two Women's Bouts Featured in San Diego!
by Sue TL Fox
April 4,  2014

(APR 4)  Tonight at Four Points Sheraton Hotel, in San Diego, California, there are two women's bouts on the professional boxing card in the Boxing at its Best San Diego Fights, promoted by Bobby D Presents. The fights begin at 7:30 p.m.  In the main event, Kenia Enriquez, of Tijuana, Mexico, 10-0 (5KO), 107.5, will be face... Full Story

Tori Nelson to defend her WIBA Title against Mia St. John
April 3, 2014

(APR 3)  On May 17, 2014, in Ananadale, VA, current WIBA Welterweight champion Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson, will be fighting Mia "The Knockout" St. John, to defend her title. This will be the second title defense for Nelson.

Off to San Diego to cover Card with two Female bouts Featured!
April 2, 2014

(APR 2)  WBAN is off to San Diego, California, to cover the Friday night card, April 4th, featuring two women's bouts.  In one bout for a title, Jolene Blackshear will be facing Kenia Enriquez.  In a second bout on the card will be Susan Reno vs. Amaria Quintana.  There will also be men's boxing on the card. 

Ortega Named WBAN's April 2014 Fighter of the Month!
April 2, 2014

 (APR 2) WBAN would like to give a big congratulations Jazmin Ortega, who created quite a upset when she fought the much more experienced Irma Sanchez and defeated her. The fight took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, and she raised her record to 2-2-1 (1KO), when she defeated world champion Irma Sanchez, now 28-7-1 (8KO)in a 10-rounder by points. Biography 






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