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APRIL 2015

Hamzaoui Retains Unified World Title, Zwecker Wins WBF Intercontinental
April 29, 2015

(APR 29) Amira Hamzaoui is still the Unified Women's World Flyweight Champion after successfully defending her crown on Saturday night, April 25, at the Hall des sports Pierre Gaspard in her hometown of Epernay, France, defeating challenger Alexandra Vlajk from Hungary..Full Story

Olivia Gerula to fight Simone Da Silva Duarte in Canada
April 29, 2015


(APR 29)  On Thursday night at the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Olivia Gerula, 15-14-2 (3KO), of Winnipeg, is set to fight Simone Da Silva Duarte, 14-7-0 (6KO), of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a ten rounder for the vacant WIBA Featherweight title.

Boxing Action in Japan: Anabel Ortiz vs.  Nana Yoshikawa
April 29, 2015

(APR 29)  Tonight at the Sangyo Shinko Center, Sakai, Osaka, Japan, Anabel Ortiz, 16-3-1 (3KO), of Tepic, Mexico, will be fighting Nana Yoshikawa, 4-0-0 (2KO), of Osaka, Japan.  The two will be fighting for the WBA Minimumweight Title. Ortiz is the current champion and will be defending her belt.

Klara Svensson and Erica Farias face-off in Stockholm
Photo:  Team Sauerland
April 28, 2015

(APRIL 28)  Today in Stockholm, Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) came face-to-face with Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) for the first time ahead of her WBC World title challenge on Saturday night at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen...Full Story

Gamache: It’s Svensson’s time to shine
April 26, 2015

(APR 26) NJoey Gamache expects Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) to seize her moment and claim the WBC Female World Light Welterweight title when she challenges Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in  Copenhagen. Gamache has been ....Full Story

Marlen Esparza Avenges Olympic Loss as Team USA Wins the Women’s International Clash of the Champions 5-4 over Team China
by Julie Goldsticker
April 26, 2015

(APR 26) (ATLANTA, GA.) – Nine elite American female boxers faced off with a top squad from China on Saturday at the Women’s International Clash of Champions in Atlanta, Ga. The duel competition featured several rematches between the two top squads at the Buckhead Fight Club, but the flyweight division bout held unique importance for 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas). ..Full Story

Delfine Persoon Successfully Defends her WBC Title with Ninth Round TKO over Nicole Boss
April 26, 2015

 (APR 26) Last night in Sternensaal, Berne, Switzerland,  Delfine Persoon, 133, of Belgium successfully defended her WBC Lightweight title, against Nicole Boss, 133, of Switzerland, by a ninth round TKO.  This was a rematch for the two, when in the first fight that took place in 2011, Nicole had lost by a 10-round unanimous decision.

Meet the "Mad Scientist," Federica Bianco.
by Susan Reno
April 25, 2015

Everyone's got a story right? Well here is hers:  Federica's "day job," is Astrophysicist. Seriously. When she is not peppering a bag or sparring partner with a constellation of punches, she writes computer code to help us understand how the Universe works. She studies exploding stars, and tiny remote solar systems. ..Full Story

Saturday's Clash of Champions Features 9 Great Bouts Between the US and Chinese National Women's Boxing Teams!
April 24, 2015

(APR 24) First off, a re-cap of Thursday's results! 132 lbs/75 kg: Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, CA/USA dec Junhua Yin, China, 2-1 -Claressa Shields, Flint, Michigan/USA dec. Li Qian, China, 2-1.  Full Story on Saturday's event!

Noemi Bosques to fight Heather Hardy in New York!
by Sue TL Fox
April 24, 2015

(APR 24)  Contracts are signed, and boxing fans will be delighted to find out that Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques, 8-2-2 (2KO), of Saint Petersburg, Florida, is set to fight in New York. Bosques will be facing Heather "The Heat" Hardy, 12-0-0 (2KO), of Brooklyn, New York.  Full Story

Garside To Be Inducted into IWBHF in July-by Bernie McCoy - IWBHF Press Release
April 23, 2015

 PORTLAND, OR - (April 23, 2015)  Jeannine Garside, whose nearly six year professional boxing career culminated with a 2010 unanimous decision over undefeated Ina Menzer for the WBC World Female Featherweight title, will be among eight inductees into the second class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame in July.  Full Story

Today: Team USA and Team China face off at a "Free Clash" of Champions Bouts
April 23, 2015

(APR 23) Today Team USA and Team China will kick off the Clash of Champions with FREE OFFICIAL BOUTS on Thursday, April 23 at 3 PM at Buckhead Fight Club! Team USA and Team China will FACE OFF in several officially-sanctioned matches on Thursday in advance Full Story  

Europe's largest BOX CUP competition set for Alexandra Palace, London June 19th-21st
by Michael O'Neill
April 23, 2015

 (APR 23)Few tournaments in Europe are as well supported as the Haringey Box Cup and this year promises to be no exception as record entries have already been pouring in to the Haringey Police  Full Story  

April 2015 WBAN World Rankings!
April 23, 2015

(APR 23)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for April 2015. 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!  

Delfine Persoon and Nicole Boss make check-weight

(APR 22)  WBC Female Lightweight Champion Delfine Persoon (Belgium) and her mandatory Challenger Nicole Boss (Switzerland) are ready for their highly anticipated title fight this Saturday (April 25th). One week before the bout both fighters tipped the scale at 61.4 kg (135.5 lbs). Persoon is making her second defence. After winning the title one year ago from Erica Anabella Farias..Full Story

Zwecker vs. Garcia, WBF Intercontinental Title Fight In Germany
April 21, 2015

(APR 21) Undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's International Featherweight Champion Melanie Zwecker, will attempt to add the WBF Intercontinental title to her resume when she squares off with Dominican Diana Garcia on Saturday April 25 at the Pfinzhalle in Dettenheim, Germany. ...Full Story

England Boxing ABA Championships
by Michael O'Neill
April 21, 2015

(APR 21) This weekend the 2015 England Boxing Elite National Championships take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool (24/26 April) - male and female finals will take place on the same day - the first time that this has occurred in the 128 years old history of the tournament.
England Boxing board member Giorgio Brugnoli commented: ‘The finals weekend of the Elite National Championships is one of the highlights of the boxing calendar and this one promises to be exceptionally special as it is the first time that the men’s and women’s finals will be held as part of the same competition.  Full Story

Tonight in New York: Melissa Hernandez to fight Ashleigh Curry
April 18, 2015


(APR 18)  Tonight at the Main Street Armory, Rochester, New York, Melissa "Huracán Shark" Hernandez is set to fight Ashleigh Curry, will be fighting in an non-title eight rounder.  According to Boxrec there are five other scheduled bouts featuring men's boxing. Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Hamzaoui Defends Unified World Flyweight Title vs. Vlajk
April 16, 2015
photo: Facebook

(APR 16) Unified Women's World Flyweight Champion Amira Hamzaoui from France will make her first title-defense on Saturday April 25 when she squares off with Hungarian challenger Alexandra Vlajk at the Hall des Sports Pierre Gaspard in her hometown of Epernay. ...Full Story

Olympic Medalists Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields to Lead Team USA in to International Action on U.S. Soil....
by Julie Goldsticker
April 16, 2015

(APR 16)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – As USA Boxing’s elite women travel the Road to Rio, they will make a stop in Atlanta on Saturday, April 25 for a battle with top foes from China at the Women’s International Clash of Champions at the Buckhead Fight Club. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) will lead a talented squad of boxers in to the USA vs. China Duel match-up just over a year out from the 2016 Olympic Games. ...Full Story

Keisher McLeod-Wells to fight on May 30th
April 16, 2015


(APR 16) On May 30, 2015 Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells will rematch with Patricia Alcivar, and will be fighting for her second professional Title championship belt in New York at the Resorts World Casino in Queens under New Legend Promotions.  For tickets: Gleason's Gym (718) 797-2872 or (646) 537-5059. 

GCP Signs Fighting Serrano Sisters to Exclusive Promotional Contracts
April 15, 2015

(APR 15) Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, in association with David Schuster's Winner Take All Productions, proudly announces the signing of Brooklyn via Puerto Rico's fighting Serrano sisters, Amanda and Cindy to exclusive promotional contracts. The heavily decorated family duo made boxing history in 2013 when both sisters held Universal Boxing Federation titles in the same super featherweight division.   Full Story

“Dangerous” Deirdre Gogarty
by Ted Sares
April 13, 2015

(APR 13) The 2015 IWBHF induction will be held on July 11, 2015, Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Christy Martin, among many other greats, was inducted in 2014. Entering the Hall this July 11, along with Deirdre Gogarty http://theboxingtribune.com

Boxing Action In New York:  Heather Hardy vs. Renata Domsodi
April 10, 2015


(APR 10) At the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, Heather Hardy will test her undefeated record, of 12-0-0 (2KO), will be fighting Renata Domsodi, 12-6-0 (5KO), Budapest, Hungary.  The two will be fighting  an eight rounder for the WBC International super bantamweight title.

Mexico:  Jessica Chavez to fight for WBC International Title
April 10, 2015

(APR 10) In more boxing action that just continues to be a highlight in Mexico, at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, Jessica Chavez, 21-4-3 (4KO), of Mexico City, will face Norj Guro, 7-4-1 (4KO), of the  Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines.

Christina McMahon - Ireland's only female Pro fights for WBC Gold Bantam title in Lusaka 2nd May.
by Michael O'Neill
April 8, 2015

(APR 8)  Ireland’s first – and so far ONLY – female Professional boxer, Christina McMahon from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan is ‘raring to go’ as she prepares to..Full Story

Our Next Show at Gleason's is Saturday, April 11th - Looking for female Boxers to Compete
April 8, 2015

(APR 8)TWe are looking for female boxers to compete. Juniors, Seniors and Masters are welcome. If you wish to compete, please contact our matchmaker --- matchmaking is done by email or text.All our bouts are sanctioned by ....Full Story

Boxing: GB's Natasha Jonas announces her retirement
by Michael O'Neill
April 7, 2015
Photo: AIBA

 (APR 7)Team GB’s Natasha Jonas has announced that she is retiring from boxing ‘ with immediate effect’, following ‘a string of injuries’.  Jonas defeated USA’s Quanitta Underwood in the preliminary round of the 2012 London Olympics though subsequently went out to Ireland’s Katie Taylor....Full Story

Layla McCarter Wins by TKO in BKB Bout
Text/Photos by
Mary Ann Owen
April 6, 2015

APR 6) The BKB (Big Knockout Boxing) had it second event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was shown on PPV
BKB added it's first women's BKB Championship fight between local Las Vegas Former WBA Champion " Amazin" Layla McCarter and Australian WBC Champion Diana Prazak....Full Story

Vincent Pulling out all stops against Ruiz
April 1, 2015

(APR 1) LINCOLN, R.I. -- Her weight's on point, her conditioning is impeccable and her diet is clean, right down to the last calorie. Reigning Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) world champion Shelly Vincent is in the best shape of her life as she prepares for her first title defense Friday night. But can she stop a Full Story

Naoko Fujioka of Japan named WBAN's 2015 April Fighter of the Month
April 1, 2015

(APR 1) WBAN is proud to announce that Naoko Fujioka of Tokyo, Japan, has been named our 2015 April Fighter of the Month.  She had a fantastic fight against Mariana Juarez, fighting in Naucalpan, Mexico, and defeating Juarez in a 10-round split decision for the WBC Super Flyweight world title.






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