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Golden Boy Promotions' 2011 Year Review
December 30, 2011

(DEC 30) WBAN received a 2011 year end review from Golden Boy Promotions.  It was an extensive review of what they have done this year, a nice read by this popular promoter in the sport.   Full Story with Photos by Golden Boy Promotions

Anne-Sophie Mathis named WBAN's January 2012 Fighter of the Month!
December 29, 2011

(DEC 29) WBAN would like to congratulate Anne-Sophie Mathis of France for being our TOP pick for our first 2012 Fighter of the Month!WBAN will have our YEARLY awards posted soon!  Sue TL Fox

New Updated Bio: Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells!
December 29, 2011

(DEC 29) A major change and update has been updated on New York's female boxer Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells.  To check out the latest biography on this young talented boxer,  Go Here!

More Biography Updates!
December 28, 2011

(DEC 28) Dee Williams, who not only produces the Independent Computerized WBAN World Ratings, has been busy creating new extensive biographies, and updating bios on the Biography Segment.  Latest addition, is female boxer Melissa McMorrow! to Read more on her

Boxing Action in Italy
December 27, 2011


(DEC 27) In an area that we do not see or hear a lot about women's boxing, last night at the Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna, Italy, Bantamweight Milena Tronto, of Rimini, Italy, 34 years old, now 6-1-1 (1KO), won a six rounder by points over Fleis Djenji, of Kanjiza, Serbia, 30 years old.  Photo: Djenji Sue TL Fox

Top Ten Picks for the most "Outrageous ..and Tragic" in 2011
by Sue TL Fox

December 26, 2011

(DEC 26) WBAN has rounded up the most outrageous / tragic events that have taken place in the sport in 2011. It would be impossible to list them all, but here are ten of our top picks---In no particular order:   Full Story

Boxing Action in Japan
December 25, 2011
By Samart

(DEC 25) Today (Dec. 25th) in the time zone of Japan, at the Kyuden gymnasium, in Fukuoka, Japan, in a female title bout, Yuko Kuroki, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Thailand's Amara Kokietgym.  The two were fighting an "eliminator" for the WBC Atomweight title. 

Video: Quick Clip of KO
December 25, 2011

(DEC 25)  We have just posted a quick video clip of the Jelena Mrdjenovich championship bout that took place in Edmonton, Canada, where Mrdjenovich KO'd Olivia Gerula. To check out the quick clip, go here!

Diane Prazak Added to WBAN!
December 24, 2011

(DEC 24) We have just added another top boxer, Diane"Dirty Di"  Prazak of Australia in the biography segment of WBAN.  Prazak fights as a junior lightweight, and is our #1 rated boxer in the world in that division.  To read about Prazak, Go Here!

Video: Graf Wins by TKO
December 24, 2011

(DEC 24) WBAN just posted the video of  Alesia-Tamara Graf, 119¾, vs. Naruemol Ubuabon,116, who fought on December 21, 2011, at the Fairy Meadow, NSW, Australia. The two were fighting for the WBF / WBU junior featherweight title.  Ubuabon was stopped by TKO in the fifth. Video of bout

Denver Police and WBC Cares Give to Local Children for Christmas
by Coach Stephen Blea
December 23, 2011

(DEC 23) Denver Police Officer Nicholas Grove, on behalf of the Police Christmas Crusade, and Police District 4, and retired Police Officer C.C. Edwards,..Full Story

Quick Results from Japan
December 22, 2011

(DEC 22) Last night at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Naoko Yamaguchi won over Rochnarongnoi Sithsaithong from Thai by TKO in the first round of OPBF(Oriental & Pacific Boxing Federation) super Flyweight Title. Rochnarongnoi was knocked down twice.  Photo/results from Samart.

ABC Commission Addresses "Open Scoring"
December 20, 2011

(DEC 20) WBAN has received a letter from Tim Lueckenhoff of the ABC Commission, in regards to "open scoring".  The letter is dated December 20, 2011.  ..Open Scoring

Action in Japan: Iwakawa KO'd Hayashida
by Samart of Japan
December 19, 2011

(DEC 19) Tonight (Japan time zone) at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Mika Iwakawa won over Shoko Hayashida by KO in the third round of a scheduled four round flyweight bout.  Hayashida down twice in the third round.  Background of boxers: Mika Iwakawa : Japan Women's Amateur Boxing Championships 2010 gold medalist, and Shoko Hayashida : aka "H" Showko : ex muay thai world title top contender...Results with photos

Tonight:  Serrano vs. Nunez
December 16,  2011

(DEC 16) Tonight at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, there will be one female bout on the card, featuring Laura Serrano vs. Ela Nunez.  Yesterday at the weigh-in, Serrano weighed in at 122.5, and Nunez was 126.  There are also several men's bouts on the card.

Park Wins by Decision over Esquibel
December 15,  2011

(DEC 15) On Saturday night at the City Gymnasium, in Geoje, South Korea,  Ji-Hyun Park, of Incheon, South Korea, now 15-2-0 (5KO), won a 10-rounder unanimous decision over Jodi Esquibel, for the IFBA minimumweight title. Park was defending her title.

Hernandez Arrived in Argentina for fight against Farias
December 15,  2011

(DEC 15) WBAN was notified that Melissa Hernandez arrived in Argentina in anticipation for her fight on Friday Maipu, Argentina, against Erica Anabella Farias.  The two are fighting for the WBC lightweight title.

Results From Germany
December 14,  2011

(DEC 14) On Friday night in Hannover, Germany, Adriana Tertlite, 129½, TKO'd Tuga Yuecel, 127¼, in the second round; Ranan Durdu, 122½, TKO'd Sarah Huebner, 129¾, in the third round; and Michele Thon,132½, won a four-rounder by points over Lara Schulz, 134½.

Nelson to face Vashon Living for WIBA Title
December 13,  2011

(DEC 13)  A pair of popular Northern Virginia boxers, middleweight Tori Nelson, of Ashburn, and junior welterweight Todd Wilson, of Fairfax, will put their undefeated records on the line as opponents have been announced for their bouts.....Full Story

Gutierrez Defends IBF title and Defeats Abaniel
Source/photos/edited by WBAN
/HG Boxing
December 12, 2011

(DEC 12)  Last night at the Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Katy Guiterrez stopped her opponent by KO in the fourth round of a 10-round bout. The two were fighting for the IBF..Full Results with photos

Juarez Wins WBC Flyweight Title over Gonzalez
December 12,  2011

(DEC 12) On Saturday night at the Parque Xcaret, Cancun, in Quintana Roo, Mexico, there was tw female bouts on the card featuring Mariana "Barbie" Juarez, 112, now 32-5-3 (15KO), vs. Diana "La Torbellino" Gonzalez..Full Results with photos

WBAN to Develop New Independent "Boxing Judge" Segment
by Sue TL Fox
December 9, 2011

(DEC 9)  On WBAN we currently have an Independent board that are responsible for voting and helping with making rules for the WBAN World Independent belts.  The board members on that committee are Bernie McCoy, Brian Ackley, and Rick McLean.  I also currently have in place an independent source who is in charge of the computerized WBAN World Ratings, which is Dee Williams....Full Story

Barbie-Garcia Final Presser
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
December 9, 2011

(DEC 9)  In front of a spectacular view of the Caribbean sea in Xcaret Quintana Roo, Mexico, the WBC flyweight World Champion, Mariana la "Barbie" Juarez, face again Diana la "Torbellino" Gonzalez in the official announcement of the great boxing card "Duelo de Diosas Mayas en Xcaret", that will be held this Saturday December 10th at the Tlaxco Arena of this beautiful town....Full Story

Kerri Hill Defeats Breitenstein...and more
December 8, 2011

(DEC 8) On Friday night, in Atlanta, Georgia, Kerri "The Rage" Hill, defeated Jackie Breitenstein with a four-round majority decision. The final judges scores were 40-36, 40-36, and 38-38. Hill has remained very active this year, fighting on six cards.
No one can accuse Hill of taking on easy opponents. She has fought some of the more difficult opposition that includes, Jennifer Han, Kimberly Connor, Mary Ortega...Full Story

Laura Serrano Returns to the ring!
Photo/Story by Sue TL Fox
December 8, 2011

(DEC 8) WBAN has received a press release from the WBC, that long time veteran, Laura Serrano will return to the ring on December 16, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Serrano's ..Full Story

"Outside the Ring” Update: New Mexico
Reported by Sue TL Fox
December 8, 2011
[Video streaming of highlights of press conference and weigh-in. Video with over 100 photos on the WBAN Member's site, Video/photo gallery, #533.]

(DEC 8) On Friday, December 2, 2011, "World Dominance", promoted by Fresquez Productions, took place at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The boxing card featured Holly Holm vs. Anne Sophie Mathis in the10-round mainliner.  Holm-Mathis were fighting for the WBAN and IBA welterweight world titles. ...Full Story

Boxing Card in Trinidad to honor deceased boxer Jizelle Salandy
December 7, 2011

(DEC 7) On December 26, 2011, there has been a proposed boxing card to take place at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port of Spain. The tentative card is looking to feature six female bouts on the card, in additions to Kirt Sinnette, who will be defending his belt against Kwesi Jones. There will also be some amateur bouts on the card. ..Full Story

Will the WBC Step Up?
By Bernie McCoy
December 6, 2011

(DEC 6) In early August, the president of the World Boxing Council, Jose Sulaiman announced, at a press conference, that he would propose to his governing board that female boxers, defending WBC titles, be paid thirty-thousand dollars, while the challenger would be guaranteed eight-thousand dollars. He would seek the approval of the WBC board at the organization's annual convention in Las Vegas, which will convene in the middle of this month. Sulaiman noted, at the press conference, that he "didn't expect to make many friends" with his proposal, but he emphasized that female boxers are "all underpaid (and) I don't think it's fair." The news was received in the Women's boxing community with a somewhat...Full Story

Video: Ava Knight and Ben Bautista at SF Winter Boxing Championships - Video Interview conducted
by Jerry Hoffman

December 5, 2011

(DEC 5) She's the new IBF Flyweight World Champion.  He's an up and coming trainer who work with Karim Mayfield and others..Video

Who Said Engineers are Boring?
by Anca Neagu (Engineer)
December 5, 2011

(DEC 5)  I started training in 1999 (two years after obtaining my Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin) and competed in boxing between 2000 and 2005. During this time, I won the San Antonio golden gloves three times, won 2 silver medals (one at USA Nationals, one at Pal Nationals), and 2 bronze medals (USA Nationals). I competed on the US National Team in 2000 in a dual meet with Russia..Full Story

Fredee Gonzalez: Four Strikes, You're Out
by Sue TL Fox
December 5, 2011

(DEC 5) On Saturday night, at the Deportivo Morelos Pavon, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Fredee Gonzalez, now 6-8-1, has fought Zulina Munoz FOUR TIMES----losing four out of four fights against Munoz.  Munoz was defending her WBC "Silver" Bantamweight title, when she defeated Gonzalez for the fourth time, by a 10-round unanimous decision. Full Story with pre-fight video

Boxing Seminar in North Carolina
By Amy Green
December 5, 2011

(DEC 5) On Saturday,  December 10th, retired WIBA/WIBF boxing champion Terri “The Boss” Moss returns to Dick Harrell Martial Arts in Charlotte, NC for a boxing seminar from 1 to 5 PM. The seminar will offer offers basic boxing fundamentals, defense techniques, full contact and boxing fitness. “I'm looking forward to going back to work with Dick's fighters and fitness clients. If you're an up and coming fighter or a newcomer, or just working on getting in shape, we're gonna work hard!” Terri said. Dick Harrell Martial Arts is located at 627 H. Minuet Ln., Charlotte, NC. Class size is limited and the cost is $50. For more information, call 704-619-2024.

Video: Braekhus vs. Kupihea
December 5, 2011

(DEC 5) On Saturday at the Hartwall Arena, in  Helsinki, Finland, Cecilia Brækhus,  of Norway, stopped Kuulei Kupihea, 7-2-0 (2KO), of Hawaii, in the 10th rounds.  Braekhus was defending her WBC, WBA, and WBO welterweight titles.  Video of fight

Japan: Results of Six Female Bouts
Photos and story
by Samart
December 2, 2011

(DEC 2) On November 30, 2011, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, there were six women bouts on the card.Momo Koseki defended her WBC 102-pound title....Full Story

Munoz defends her WBC Title with yet Another Questionable Opponent
by Sue TL Fox
December 2, 2011

(DEC 2) Honestly-----I say this with the utmost sincerity that I can possibly muster up that "this story" about another questionable title fight is not bias.  I would like to make this disclaimer that WBAN does not get pleasure in writing about the many nonsensical title fights that we are continuing to see in the sport---and that  we would also like to say that some of these same federations do get it right at....Full Story

WBAN's December 2011 Rankings!
December 2, 2011

(DEC 2) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN December 2011 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Today: Weigh-In in New Mexico
Story and Photos
by Sue TL Fox
December 1, 2011

(DEC 1) Today the weigh-in took place for the upcoming "World Dominance" Boxing Card, that will take place tomorrow night at the Route 66 Casino/Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The mainliner will feature Holly Holm vs. Anne Sophie Mathis for the IBA and WBAN World welterweight title....Full Story







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