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APRIL  2016

Lourdes Juarez Returns to ring to face Suri Tapia
Photo/Story by Pepe Rodriguez
April 30, 2016

(APR 30) Another great fight of pink gloves, will be presented by Promociones del Pueblo in Acapulco, Mexico.  On May 28, 2016, Lourdes "La Pequeña Lulu" Juarez, will return to the ring to face Suri "Tsunami" Tapia, in an interesting light-flyweights fight which will be broadcasted to millions of homes by Televisa Deportes ...Full Story

Upcoming Event:  The Rumble in Windsor
Source/Press Release
April 29, 2016

(APR 29)  On May 14, 2016,  Bill O'Brien and O'Brien promotions are presenting The Rumble in Windsor at the Windsor Vermont Rec Center, located at 29 Union St.!  Three HUGE female matches highlight an amazing amateur show. Shelly Walsh of Boston Boxing will meet Lindsey Kyajohnian of Portland boxing in a match of the best 132 pound women in New...Full Story

Boxing Action in France:  Maiva Hamadouche vs. Maria Semertzoglou
April 26, 2016
Photo credit: Facebook/Hamadouche

(APR 26)  This Thursday, April 28th, at the Casino Ruhl, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France,  Maiva Hamadouche, 11-1-0 (10KO), of France, will be fighting Maria Semertzoglou, 5-1-0 (1KO), of Athens, Greece. The two will be fighting in an eight-rounder, non-title bout in the super featherweight division.

Ava Knight Makes a challenge to Kika Chavez
Story/photo by Pepe Rodriguez
April 22, 2016

 (APR 22) WBC Diamond Champion, Ava Knight, said yesterday at a final press conference: “If I beat Judith Rodriguez this Saturday, then I want to fight against Jessica "Kika" Chavez”.Best known as "The Destroyer of Mexicans”, Ava will face this Saturday, Judith “La peligrosa” Rodriguez, a fighter that comes with everything to..Full Story

Ava Knight to fight Judith Rodriguez in Mexico
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
April 22, 2016

(APR 22)  Tomorrow night at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, there is one female bout on the card, featuring Ava "Lady of Boxing"  Knight, 13-2-4 (5KO), of Chico, California will be fighting Judith "La Peligrosa" Rodriquez,  8-9-0 (5KO).  Earlier today the weigh-in took place, and the following boxers...Full Story

USA Boxing's Claressa Shields AND Shakur Stevenson Featured in Powerade's "Just a Kid" Campaign Ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
Photos:  Business Wire
April 21, 2016

(APR 21)  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Two of USA Boxing's most accomplished athletes are being featured in POWERADE's inspirational "Just a Kid" campaign as they head in to the 2016 Olympic Games. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Junior and Youth World Champion and Youth Olympic Games gold medalist Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.) are both being highlighted for their amazing accomplishments as such a young age.  Full Story

Lauren demands number boy for World title defence
Source/Press Release
Sauerland Promotions
April 19, 2016

 (APR 19) Swedish boxer Mikaela Lauren has said she will refuse to fight on Saturday night unless her promoter replaces the ‘sexist’ number girls with a male equivalent.  Lauren is scheduled to defend her WBC Female World Super Welterweight title against former IBF World Champion Ivana Habazin as part of a blockbuster bill at the...Full Story

Results from Argentina:  Carolina Duer Wins By Decision
April 17, 2016

(APR 17) On Friday night at the Polideportivo Cooperativa Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Carolina "La Colorada" Duer, 122, 18-3-1 (5KO), won a six-round bout by unanimous decision over  Vanesa "La Salvaje" Calderon, 122, 5-10-0 (1KO).   Both boxers are from Argentina.

Feliciano defeats Jennings for UBF International Title
Photo Credit: Royal Rampage
April 17, 2016

(APR 17) Last night at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand women's Boxing was alive and well as promoter Lisa Lewis of Royal Rampage Promotions put on a show of historic proportions, 7 of the 9 bouts were women bouts, 4 of those were for UBF [Universal Boxing Federation International Championship] and ..Full Story

Worldwide Women's Boxing Action this Weekend!
by Sue TL Fox
April 15, 2016
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(APR 15) This weekend we have quite a few have many female bouts on cards worldwide that is very exciting to see in the sport.  Here are the following bouts scheduled this weekend! Tonight at the Polideportivo Cooperativa Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carolina "La Colorada" Duer, 122, 17-3-1 (5KO), will be facing Vanesa ...Full Story

Adams, Taylor & Alekseevna go marching on in Samsun
by Michael O'Neill
April 15, 2016

(APR 15)  Wednesday saw a packed schedule of quarter-final action at the AIBA European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Turkey, as the ten men’s and three women’s weight categories took to the ring knowing that a win puts them within one match of a Rio 2016 quota..Full Story

Christina Desmond shocks top seed Nouchka Fontijn in Samsun
by Michael O'Neill
Additional reporting/AIBA & IABA
April 14,  2016
Photo credit: John Delea

(APR 14) The AIBA European Olympic Qualification event saw no fewer than 54 preliminary-round bouts across two sessions in Samsun on Monday, with the winners securing their passage through to the quarter-finals and taking a big step towards a quota place for Rio 2016. Full Story

Amira Hamzaoui To Make Second WBF World Title Defense April 23
April 14, 2016
Photo: Facebook

(APR 14) World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Flyweight Champion Amira Hamzaoui will make her second title defense on Saturday April 23 at the Hall des Sports Pierre Gaspard in her hometown of Epernay, France, when she takes on Mexican Isabel “La Estrella” Milan.  Full Story

Four Female Bouts on Japan Card
Photos/results by Samart
April 12, 2016

(APR 12)  On Sunday night (April 10th) at Soka City Culture Hall in Saitama, Japan there were four female bouts featured on the card.  The bouts that took place:  Naoko Shibata vs. Tanuthong Sor Kunlawong - IBF light flyweight champion Naoko Shibata wins by a 3rd round TKO in a scheduled eight round bout at a catchweight ..Full Story

Mia St. John:  Fighting Four round bout to Support Mental Health and Domestic Violence
April 10, 2016

(APR 10)  On April 16th at the Trust Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Lisa Lewis and I will be fighting a four round fight to support ‪‎Mental Health‬ ‪and Domestic Violence‬. Mia St. John told WBAN, " We are donating our purses to causes very dear to hearts. Every T-Shirt you buy goes directly to the El Saber es Poder...Full Story

Neriman Istik stars on opening day of European qualifiers in Samsun
by Michael O'Neill
April 10,  2016

(APR 10)The 2016 EUBC/AIBA European Olympic qualifiers opened in Samsun, Turkey on Saturday and with few surprises in the preliminary rounds of either the male or female tournaments.  After the general weigh-in, official draw and opening ceremony, the first bouts of the competition got underway...Full Story

2016 AIBA Women's World Championships Astana 19th/27th May
by Michael O'Neill
April 9, 2016

(APR 9) As we previously informed you here on WBAN, the AIBA in their wisdom postponed the 2016 Women’s World Championships which were due to take place February 1st to 14th until the new dates 19th to 27th May.  The event was to have delivered the first 12 quota places for women for the Rio Games , but an International Boxing Association (AIBA) spokesperson admitted in November that it would have to be delayed by three months so that organisers had more time to get ready.  Full Story

New Zealand Fight Fans In for a Royal Treat on April 16th
April 7, 2016

(APR 7) On April 16, 2016, Auckland City  is set for Royal Rumble.   New Zealand fights fans are in for a royal treat as of this week, as the "who’s who" of female boxing are arrive in Auckland for next weekends Royal Rampage. For the first time in history New Zealand will host four major female world titles on one night.   Full Story

Ireland’s three female competitors at the European Olympic qualifier in Samsun, Turkey
by Michael O'Neill
(with additional reporting IABA and AIBA staff)
April 5, 2016

(APR 5)  Ireland’s three female competitors at the European Olympic qualifier in Samsun, Turkey are today finishing their intensive pre-tournament training camp in Assisi, Italy before moving on to the Black Sea port later in the week.  Full Story

China set to take all three Women's Golds in Qian 'an?
by Michael O'Neill
April 1, 2016
Photo: Courtesy

(APR 1) The ASBC Boxing Confederation Championships (& Olympic qualifiers) have now reached the final stages in Qian ‘an China with Saturday seeing all three women’s finals. Ren Cancan, Yin Junhua and Li Qian are strong favourites for the Gold medals especially on ‘home soil’ and with several thousand home fans cheering their..Full Story

Jelena Mrdjenovich Named WBAN's April 2016 Fighter of the Month!
April 1,  2016


 (APR 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Canadian Jelena Mrdjenovich, who has been named our April 2016 Fighter of the month.  Mrdjenovich had a fantastic win recently when she avenged her loss to  Edith Soledad Matthysse, winning by a unanimous decision for the  WBA/WBC featherweight title.

Mary Kom goes marching on in Quian'an Olympic qualifier - Tuesday's update
by Michael O'Neill
April 1,  2016

 (APR 1) Tuesday brought some shock results in the women’s quarter-finals at the 2016 Asian/Oceanian Olympic qualifiers in Qian’an and none more so that the defeat of London 2012 bronze medallist Mavzuna Chorieva the...Full Story






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