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AUGUST 2017

Boxing: St Brigid's Edenderry Sparring Camp a resounding success
by Michael O'Neill
August 30,  2017

(AUG 30) More than 120 boxers from countries including India, Canada, Taiwan, France, England (inc Isle of Man) Scotland, Norway, and of course Ireland, have ended a highly successful International Sparring Camp at the St Brigid’s club in Edenderry. The camp was officially from 24-29th August but many of the boxers were already in situ on 22nd August preparing for what has been described as the “World’s largest” sparring camp for female boxers.  Full Story

Final Tribute to 26-Year Old , Angelique Ducehmin --- A Sad Day in Women's Boxing
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credits  Facebook
August 30, 2017

(AUG 30) WBAN would like to pay a special Tribute to France's World Champion Angelique Ducehmin, just 26 years old when passed away yesterday.  Ducehmin a professional female boxer with a undefeated boxing record of 14-0 (3KO), winning the WBF Featherweight World title on May 12, 2017 when she defeated Ericka Rousseau by a ten-round unanimous decision.   Full Story

Mandatory Challenger been appoint for New Zealand title
Source/PR
August 19, 2017

(AUG 19) It has just been decided that New Zealand Heavyweight female boxer Sarah Long, has been appointed as the mandatory challenger for the New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) Heavyweight title.  Sarah Long (Boxing 2-2-0, Kickboxing 5-4 0) debut as a heavyweight boxer in mid 2016. The beginning of her boxing career didn’t start off well with losses against Nailini Helu and Cheyenne Whaanga. However everything changed when she won her first bout last year against Tash Pakai and current NZNBF champion Geovana Peres earlier this year. Since winning her two boxing bouts, she has peaked at 6th in the world on Boxrec April this year.  Full Story

Boxing : Katie Taylor set for World title tilt in Cardiff or Las Vegas
by Michael O'Neill
August 18, 2017

(AUG 18)  Katie Taylor is set to have a World lightweight title fight earlier than expected according to Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
So where, when and why the proposed earlier fight?  It now seems certain that GB’s Anthony Joshua – also a Matchroom fighter – will defend his own World heavyweight crown in the coming months. Full Story

Babyface Boxing Gearing Up For Beautiful Brawlers Female Boxing
Source/PR
August 17, 2017

(AUG 17)  Every Saturday at 9 a.m. , boxers, national champions and Olympic hopefuls start lining up to spar with former WBO World Champion Melissa McMorrow, Former WBC Champions Carina Moreno and Eliza Olson at Babyface Boxing in Pacifica , CA. Babyface Boxing is considered the hub of female sparring in California.  Full Story

Sandy Tsagouris to fight in Co-Main Event in Canada
Source/PR
August 17, 2017

(AUG 17) Lee Baxter Promotions and FITE are proud to announce that fight fans worldwide will be able to tune in to see the WBA-NABA welterweight title fight between Samuel Vargas and Ali Funeka.  “This is an international event, so it’s important that it’s not just the fans in Toronto who get to see it, but also Ali Funeka’s fans in South Africa, or Christian M’Billi’s fans in France,” said Baxter. “There’s a reason FITE is becoming the place to go for combat sports. Technology is evolving, not everybody has cable, but everyone has a phone and a computer. We’re making this card as accessible to the public as possible.”  Full Story

Geovana Peres goes for second Title
Source: PR
August 16, 2017

(AUG 16) Brazilian Born New Zealander Geovana Peres (2 - 1 - 0), will be going for her second New Zealand title on October 13th at ABA Stadium in Auckland against Trish Vaka.  Peres has accomplished so much in her career so far, including becoming the first ever person from the LGBT+ community to win a New Zealand professional title, in any gender. She has won an amateur New Zealand Golden gloves title, debut in March 2017 and won her Pro title that same year. Full Story

Italy head medals table at EUBC Championships in Cascia
by Michael O'Neill
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August 13, 2017

(AUG 13) The 2017 EUBC European Union championships have ended in Cascia, Italy with the host nation taking most medals.  The event saw some 87 athletes from 19 countries take part : Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Wales, Holland and Croatia.  Full Story

Lucia Rijker Inducted in the Fifth Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
Text/ Photos: Mary Ann Owen
August 13, 2017

(AUG 13) Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino hosted the Fifth annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Awards dinner last night, former Female Boxer Lucia Rijker was inducted with boxing legends like Michael and Leon Spinks, Tommy Hearns, Michael Carbajal, Erik Morales...Full Story

5th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame and Fan Experience
Text/photos by
Mary Ann Owen
August 12, 2017

(AUG 12) On Friday, August 11th,  at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas hosted the 5th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame and Fan experience.  The Fan experience was a meet and greet for the fans, and, in the evening were awards for a few of the inductees.   Amateur...Full Story

Boxing: MC Mary Kom set for Ireland 22-29 August
by Michael O'Neill
August 10, 2017

(AUG 10)  As we revealed earlier this week, Edenderry in County Offaly, Ireland will host an International Female Boxing sparring camp 22nd /29th August and we can now bring the sensational news that Team India’s 22 woman squad will include the famous 5 time World champion Mary Kom, the only woman apart from our own Katie Taylor to have won a women’s World title at five editions of the AIBA World Championships. Full Story

Jill Diamond to be honored at Raging Babe Brunch: Shine Bright on September 16th
Source/PR
August 8, 2017

(AUG 8) LAS VEGAS - On September 16th, on the morning of boxing's next mega-fight, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, boxing's "Raging Babes" will gather at Mandalay Bay to celebrate and honor WBC Cares Chair and Journalist Jill Diamond at the Raging Babe Brunch, dubbed "Shine Bright." Diamond joins an exclusive group of women who have received the award - a group that includes promoters, journalists and executives who blazed the trail for other women in the boxing industry.  Full Story

Sahin Retains WBF Intercontinental, Parwani Wins International Title
Source/PR
August 7, 2017

(AUG 7) While it had been a very wet day, the Boxing-Gods made sure the rain had stopped when the first bell sounded for a big World Boxing Federation (WBF) Championship double-header staged outdoors on a football-pitch in Essen, Germany on Saturday evening, August 5. The sold-out event promoted by Bjoern Sothmann had WBF Womens Intercontinental Strawweight Champion Oezlem Sahin making her first title-defense against French Flyweight Champion Sandy Coget, in what was an intense and entertaining fight...Full Story

Boxing: Ireland's boxers advance at EUBC championships in Italy.
by Michael O'Neill
August 7, 2017

(AUGUST 7) A pretty good weekend for Irish women boxers in the first major women’s tournament in Europe this year. No Katie Taylor this year of course as she is now a Pro but the young Irish team has done well so far now that we’ve reached the Quarter-final stage of the EUBC European Union Championships in Cascia, Italy.  Full Story

Aleksandra Lopes defeats Lisa Garland on points
Source/PR
Photo Credit: Courtesy
August 6, 2017

(AUG 6) QUINCY, Mass. (August 6, 2017) - Former New England welterweight champion Derek "The Surgeon" Silveira defeated former world title challenger Michael "Cold Blood" Clark last night (Sat., Aug. 5) in the "Fight Night at the Bay" main event, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Full Story

Hometown Favorite Claressa Shields Wins WBC and IBF World Titles in Main Event on ShoBox
Source/PR
Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
August 6, 2017

(AUG 6) In a dominating and emphatic performance, hometown favorite Claressa Shields captured the WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Championships in just her fourth professional fight Friday night on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME at MGM Grand Detroit. Click here for fight highlights: http://s.sho.com/2v6cUn6.  Full Story

Cool Event of the week: The Highlands Neighborhood Association "National Night Out" in Longview
by Sue TL Fox
August 5, 2017

 

(AUG 5) This week I had a great opportunity to attend the National Night Out, that took place on August 1st in Longview, Washington. In particular I attending the event to meet up with boxing coach and who started the Highlands Neighborhood Association (HNA) Lions Den Boxing gym, Juan Rodriguez, who invited WBAN to be there to check out the new boxing gym that is being developed for the community.  Full Story

Tonight:  Nikki Adler to fight Claressa Shields on ShoBox
Source/Press Release
Photo credit: Courtesy
August 4, 2017

(AUG 4)  DETROIT  – WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler and hometown favorite, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields officially made weight on Thursday, one day before they headline a doubleheader TONIGHT on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from MGM Grand Detroit.  Full Story

Shawn Porter, Layla McCarter Named Nevada Pro Boxers of the Year
Source/PR
August 3, 2017

(AUG 3) LAS VEGAS  – Former world champions Shawn Porter and Layla McCarter were chosen as Nevada Men’s and Women’s Pro Boxers of the Year, respectively, and will be honored by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at a gala induction ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Caesars Palace.  Full Story

Aleksandra Lopes fighting on "Fight Night at the Bay" for one more World title shot opportunity
Source/PR
August 1, 2017

(AUG 1)   QUINCY, Mass. - On Saturday night, August 5, three-time world title challenge Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) is taking on former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-featured event on the "Fight Night at the Bay" card, largely to try and better position herself for one final world title shot.  Full Story

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