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Olympic-style Boxer “Calls out” ALL Women Professional Boxers!
by Angel Bovee
March 15, 2006

I know this is a place where one boxer often “calls out"” another boxer. . .but this Olympic-style Boxer has decided to “call out” all respected professional women boxers AT ONCE!
CRAZY?. . .maybe, but hear me out. . .Full Story

Emery to fight on "Evansville Explosion" card
March 14, 2006

(MAR 14) EVANSVILLE, IN.- The hottest sports ticket in town just got hotter as two Tri-State giants, WABX-FM and Fast Eddy's Burgers joined Octavius James/ One In A Million Inc. in association with ..Full Story

Clampitt Ready to get back to Business! 
March 14, 2006

(MAR 14) PROVIDENCE, RI – Reigning IWBF world lightweight champion was given clearance at the beginning of February to begin use of her surgically repaired left hand, however the..Full Story

The Showdown: Nickel-Terherst vs. Mooney
By Longjab 
March 14, 2006

PITTSBURGH – (MAR 14) – From the looks of the poster below, there is going to be a ‘showdown’ in Albany, New York, three days from now, on March 17, 2006, on this St. Patrick's Day..More

Jaramillo-Holm Fight not happening 
source: Press Release
March 13, 2006

(MAR 13) WBAN has received a press release from Fresquez Productions, Inc., announcing that Holly Holm will NOT be fighting Stephanie Jaramillo. In May of 2005, WBAN received an official announcement from ..More

Klinefelter Wins U.S. National Boxing Championships
By Adam Pollack
March 13, 2006

(MAR 12) Colorado Springs, CO - Iowa City native and University of Iowa marketing major Emily Klinefelter has just won the U.S. National Boxing Championships at 119 pounds. She was the only competitor that defeated two former champions on the way...Full Story


Team Dunaway Responds to Team Shaffer
By Team Dunaway
March 11, 2006

(MAR 11)  In regards to complaints filed by Melissa Shaffer’s team  concerning the February 16th WIBA Title fight in Kansas City,  about Hollie Dunaway not being drug tested, we would like to clarify some points concerning that night. We in no way want to criticize Melissa and her management as their complaint was reasonable since Hollie had tested positive (for steroids) in April of last year. Melissa and her management were professional and courteous at all times...Full Story
 
Belinszky to defend her titles against Ria Ramnarine!
By JollyDee
March 11, 2006

(MAR 11) The Hungarian strawweight star Krisztina Belinszky is going to defending her WIBF-GBU and WIBC strawweight world title in which is scheduled as the
main event promoted by SlimTrax Promotion on April 8,  2006, in the Emperor Garden, Budapest, Hungary. Full Story

"A Ring of Their Own" Fight of the Week for March 13
March 11, 2006
©Photo by Alan Messick Photography

(MAR 11) Be on the lookout for "A Ring of their own" fight of the week,  that airs beginning week of  March 13th. This week's fight is between Hollie "Hot Stuff Dunaway and Melissa "Haymaker" Shaffer, who fought February 16th, for the  WIBA Minimum Weight Title, at the Harrah's in Kansas City, Missouri.  Full Story

Line-Up for Indiana Card!
March 10, 2006

Dominic Pesoli's 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING, and Octavius James' One in a Million Inc. present another outstanding evening of professional boxing on Saturday, March 25th at Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana.  Full Story

Porter Ready to Rumble
By Longjab
March 10, 2006

 

 (MAR 10 With her boxing license and Federal ID now in hand, Natiata ‘Girliegirl’ Porter is excited and ready to make her professional boxing debut on March 24, 2006, in Wheeling, West Virginia, at Wheeling Downs and Racetrack Center.
Full Story

Figueroa to fight Silva in Chicago
Source: Press Release
March 9, 2006

Chicago female boxing sensation Rita Figueroa returns to the Aragon Ballroom on St. Patrick Day, March 17th when she faces Mexican veteran Eva Lidia Silva, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.  Full Story

Nickel-Terherst has "Made" MTV!
March 8, 2006

(MAR 8) WBAN has been notified by Team Cristy Nickel-Terherst that she just learned that she has been chosen to be on the MTV Show, "MADE." Cristy will start on March 20th, and it will end on May 8th for the programming.  She will be going back and forth the entire time, 3-4 days a week to Tampa, Florida, where she will ..More

McConnell Signs with Boxing Management & Promotions Inc.
Source: Press Release
March 8, 2006

(MAR 8) Boxing talent Molly McConnell, of Portland, Oregon,  has signed with Manager Bruce Houde of Boxing Management & Promotions Inc. Houde said, "We are glad to add Molly to our group of fighters. Molly joins Christina Christina and David DelValle. We feel Molly adds another highly ranked fighter to our stable. We are looking for fights for Molly now. David and Christina are scheduled to fight in March if all goes well and we hope to get ...Full Story
 
Anani-Blair Set for March 25
by Bernie McCoy
March 8, 2006

(MAR 8) George Herbert Mallory, a famous English mountaineer, was once asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. He replied "Because it is there." Sumya Anani has "been there" in the sport of Women's boxing for almost ten years and in the recent past the top fighters in the sport have not shown anything near the resolve that Mallory exhibited when it came to..Full Story
 
Three Women's Bouts on Colorado card
March 8, 2006
(story updated)

(MAR 8) On April 1, 2006,  in Ignacio, Colorado, Laura Serrano of Mexico, will be fighting Tracy Bryd of Las Vegas, in one of the matches.  Also, Layla McCarter will be fighting Victoria Cisneros.  McCarter will fight Victoria Cisneros.  Lastly, the third match will feature,  Sharon Gaines vs. Monica Lovato of Albuquerque. (inset photo of Sharon Gaines.)  More
 
Be on the Lookout for Harding
March 7, 2006

(MAR 7) On March 12, at 8:00 p.m., on the Game Show Network, Tonya Harding, ice skater, turned boxer, is featured in a television special, "Anything to Win: The Tonya Harding Story. In this television feature, Harding tells her story, and talks about her skating, and her past, with past clips of her when she was young.

Two Women's Bouts on Colorado card
March 6, 2006

(MAR 6) On April 1, 2006, in Ignacio, Colorado, Laura Serrano of Mexico, will be fighting Tracy Bryd of Las Vegas, in one of the matches. Also, Layla McCarter will be in another match on the card. McCarter will fight Victoria Cisneros. McCarter and Belinda Laracuente had talked about fighting, but WBAN was ..More

Hemingway-Jaquay prepare for National Tournament
By Longjab
March 5, 2006

BRIDGEVILLE – (MAR 5) – At the Martial Arts and Sports Complex, I got an opportunity to do a photo shoot, with both local amateur woman boxer Tika Hemingway and another local amateur talent – Ashlei Jaquay. Hemingway and Jaquay participated in final preparation drills for their upcoming trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado to compete in the National Amateur Open Boxing Tournament....Full Story

Woolum Wins by TKO
March 5, 2006

(MAR 5) Last night at the Marriot Hotel, Charleston, West Virginia, Angela Woolum, 130, stopped Ebony Clement Bey, 134, by TKO :56 seconds in the fourth round.  Ebony fought hard and showed a lot of heart, but her corner
threw in the towel in the last round. It was reported as a very entertaining bout, and the crowd loved it.

Tika Hemingway: A Natural Boxing Talent
By Longjab
March 5, 2006

BRIDGEVILLE – (MAR 5) –  On February 25th, I had the pleasure to cover the camp training of local lady amateur boxer Tika Hemingway, as she prepares for the National Amateur Open Championship Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado, starting March 5, 2006. Full Story

Ashlei Jaquay: An Impressive Boxer
By Longjab
March 5, 2006

BRIDGEVILLE – (MAR 5) Upon arriving at the Martial Arts and Sports Complex on February 25th, I expected to be taking some pictures of local lady amateur boxer Tika Hemingway; but, to my surprise, another local lady amateur boxer – Ashlei Jaquay – was also available.  Full Story

"A Ring of Their Own" - Fight of the week for March 6
March 5, 2006

(MAR 5) Two women's bouts to be televised this week. The two bouts were held at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California,  on January 27th. These fights air beginning the week of March 6. The first fight will be between Yvonne Reis vs. Angelica Martinez...More

Kentikian to appear on TV talk show on March 10th!
source: Torben L.
March 5, 2006

(MAR 5) Boxing fans in Germany as well as satellite viewers in other parts of Europe, will have the chance to get to know more about Susi Kentikian next Friday. She is scheduled to appear on the live talk show "Kölner Treff" on the WDR channel, which will air at 9 pm CET.  Full Story

Bouchard Wins by a decision over Brown
March 4, 2006

(MAR 4) Last night in Salle Antoine-Labelle, Laval, Quebec, Canada,  Danielle Bouchard, 119½, of Laval, won a four-round uanimous decision over  Leona "Downtown" Brown,  117½, of New York.  The final scores were 39-37, 40-36, and 39-37. (inset photo: Brown)

Jeffries to fight on "Fight Night at the Tank" Card
March 2, 2006

(MAR 2) Professional boxing action returns to the HP Pavilion at San Jose with Fight Night at the Tank on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Hector Camacho Jr. (40-1-1, 23 KO’s) headlines a stellar line-up of fighters as Fight Night kicks off with the first of five nights of professional boxing action in San Jose for 2006.  Full Story

McCarter to fight Laracuente
March 2, 2006

(MAR 2)  On April 1, in Ignacio, Colorado, Layla McCarter, will be fighting Belinda Laracuente.  McCarter told WBAN that she wants to fight Jelena Mrdnovich again, they are 1-1. In the fight that she lost to Jelena, she was fighting half the fight with a broken hand that happened during match.  WBAN would like to see Jelena fight in the USA, and out of the hometown confines of Canada for the third match.

Graf Wins by Decision
March 1, 2006

(MAR 1) Last night in Alte Reithalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Alesia-Tamara Graf, now 13-1-0 (5KO), of Stuttgart, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Marilyn Hernandez, 5-5-0 (3KO). The two were fighting for the GBU Bantamweight title. 

Latest Update on Vanessa Juarez!
February 28, 2006

(FEB 28) On March 4-12, 2006, amateur boxing champion Vanessa Juarez, will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the Olympic training Center to try and capture one last National amateur title.  Team Juarez told WBAN, “She has accomplished all she can in the Amateur program so this spring she will enter the exciting world of professional fighting---And hopefully be the first Woman from Ft. Worth to be a professional World Champion.”  Full Story

Tonight: Graf vs. Hernandez
February 28, 2006

(FEB 28) Tonight in Alte Reithalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Alesia-Tamara Graf, 12-1-0 (5KO), of Stuttgart, will be fighting Marilyn Hernandez,5-4-0 (3KO) in a 10-round GBU Bantamweight championship. Graf is ranked #3 with WBAN as a Bantamweight.  

Updates on Galleries!
February 27, 2006
©Photos by Alan Messick Photography

(FEB 27) WBAN has just added more photos to Photo Gallery #333, that are the intro photos of  Hollie Dunaway and Melissa Shaffer, before the fight began.  Also, we added more photos to the Kelli Cofer vs. Liz Drew bout, Photo Gallery #335. To Login 

Christensen Tries her hand at singing!
source: Torben. L
February 26, 2006

Christensen Tries her hand at singing!...(FEB 26) On Friday, February 24th, Top female boxer in Denmark, Anita Christensen, appeared on a television show called "Showtime."  The show is a "kind of reality show" for celebrities.  They are coached by professional show people to perform on stage, something...More

Congratulations to Wolfe
February 26, 2006
©Photo by Tony Duffy

(FEB 26) At the San Antonio Regional Golden Gloves, that took place this week, Ann Wolfe of Austin, Texas, was picked for the “Outstanding” Coach for Novice Division Boxers when she brought her team to compete in this year’s Golden Gloves tournament.  Source: Esteban Erik Stipnieks

Holm Halts Pennybaker on cut..
By
Andy Rivera
February 25, 2006
©Photos by Tom Hernandez

(FEB 25)  In a wild fight Holly Holm defended her IBA Welterweight title with a seventh round stoppage over Shadina Pennybaker at Isleta Casino outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. Full Story - NewMexicoSportsNews.com

Rakoczy Wins by Decision
©Mpegs/photos by
 Jessica Trevino
February 24, 2006

(FEB 24) Last night at the Tachi Palace Casino,  in Lemoore, California, Jessica Rakoczy, 134, of Las Vegas, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Terri Blair, 132.5,  of Kentucky.  Mpeg/Photo Gallery #339

Holm vs. Pennybaker
February 24, 2006
©Courtesy Photo by Tom Hernandez

(FEB 24) Tonight on the "Fists of Fury" boxing card at the Isleta Casino, near Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly Holm, 139, will be defending her IBA Jr. Welterweight title against Shadina Pennybaker, 138.4.  Holm and Pennybaker easily made weight. 

Update: Milo Wins by KO
February
24, 2006

(FEB 24) Last Saturday, on February 18th, at the City Sport and Leisure Centre, in Tapolca, Hungary, Junior Flyweight Viktoria Milo, of Hungary,  KO'd Belarussian Tatiana Puchkova with a picture-perfect body shot in first round. WBAN has just posted a photo gallery of this bout, Photo Gallery #338.

Brenda Burnside “The Tiger”
Overview by Maggie Jacobus
February 24, 2006

(FEB 24)  At an age when most professional athletes might be winding down their career, Brenda Burnside started hers. And in a profession that has traditionally been “men only,” Brenda Burnside broke ground (along with a few noses). At age 30, the Albuquerque, New Mexico native started training...Full Story

Photo Galleries: All-Women’s Card
February 23, 2006
Galleries: #332, #333, #334,
#335, #336, & #337

(FEB 23) WBAN has just added many photo galleries of the undercard of the All-Women's card that took place in Kansas City.  Galleries added: Jeannine Garside vs. Kim Colbert, Gallery #334; Holly Shores vs. Savannah Hill,  #335; Kelli Cofer vs. Liz Drew, #336; and Bose Ljoala vs. LaMara Iverson, Gallery #337. ©Photos by Alan Messick Photography Go here

New Boxer on the Scene
February 22, 2006
©photo by Mary Ann Owen

(FEB 22) Female boxer, Emily Kelly,112 lb, from Houston, Texas, has signed with Infinity Boxing and is the fifth female fighter that is now with Infinity. Butch Gottlieb of Infinity Boxing said, "The Infinity family is proud to have Emily in the family. She is looking forward to making her pro debut." If boxers with same weight, etc. are interested in fighting Kelly. email Gottlieb

Is Kaliesha West the Next Female Great?
By David A. Avila
©Courtesy Photo by
Paul Hernandez/Punch News
February 22, 2006

(FEB 22) As a Moreno Valley middle school student Kaliesha West’s reputation as a boxer led to taunts and challenges from fellow students. She resisted, fortunately for the other students.  Full Story

Team Shaffer Files Complaint with WIBA..
by Mark Messer/Manager of Shaffer
February 21, 2006

(FEB 21) To Managers of Professional Female Boxers---I have filed a complaint with the WIBA in relation to the World Title Bout between Hollie Dunaway and Melissa Shaffer that took place this week, Thursday the 16th.  More

Be On the Lookout for AROTO televised fights!
February 21, 2006
Source: Press Release
(FEB 21) On the "A Ring of Their Own" at the Hollywood
Palladium in Hollywood, California, on January 27, 2006, the
Jeri "Fists of Fury" Sitzes vs. Jackie Chavez NABF World featherweight title bout took place.  Full Story
 
Malpartida to fight Lisa Martin
February 20, 2006

(FEB 20) On February 23, 2006, at the Irvine Marriott Grand Ballroom, in Irvine, CA, and promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions,  Kina Malpartida (5-0), of Peru, will be fighting in the USA for the first time, and will be fighting Lisa Martin (2-3), of Oceanside, California. The two will be fighting four rounds at 135 lbs. 

Milo Wins by KO
Source: JollyDee
February 20, 2006

(FEB 20) On Saturday, February 18th, at the City Sport and Leisure Centre, Tapolca, Hungary, Junior Flyweight Viktoria Milo KO'd Belarussian Tatiana Puchkova with a picture-perfect body shot in first round. In this show, it was officially announced, that Milo will be fighting Regina Halmich in a unified title match (WIBF/GBU) in Germany in May.

Perozzi Wins by a decision
February 19, 2006

(FEB 19) Last night at the Cedarbridge Gym, in Bermuda, middleweight Teresa Perozzi, 156 ¼, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Martha Deitchman, 157. Perozzi was defending her NABC World title. (Inset photo is not of this fight) More

All-Women’s Card in Kansas City
February 18, 2006
©Photographs by Alan Messick Photography
(Photo Galleries #332 & 333)

(FEB 18) On February 16th, at the Harrah’s, in Kansas City, Missouri, there was a night of action in women’s boxing. In the main event, Hollie Dunaway won a 10-round unanimous decision over Melissa Shaffer. When the winner was announced, there was some confusion, when the ring announcer, said that their was a “new WIBA World Minimumweight champion.” Shaffer briefly celebrated the announcement, thinking that she had won the title. Dunaway and the ref looked puzzled.....Full Story

McGee to be featured on "Slugfest 2006" card
February 17, 2006

(FEB 17) HAMMOND, IN - From the return of hard-hitting Light Heavyweight Nick Cook to boxing warrior Light Heavyweight Guy Solis final fight and hungry up-and-comers..More 

Results-All Women's Card - Hot off the press!
February 16, 2006

(FEB 16) Tonight in Kansas City, Missouri, Hollie Dunaway  UD10 over Melissa Shaffer; Kelli Cofer UD6 over Liz Drew; Jeannine Garside TKO3 Kim Colbert; Holly Shore UD4 over Savannah; Bose Ljoala UD4 Iverson.  More to follow..

Weigh-in Today in Kansas City!
©All weigh-in photos by Alan Messick

 

(FEB 15) Today,  the weigh-in for the all-women's card took place at the Harrah's, in North Kansas City, Missouri.  Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway (14-4, 9 KO’s) will be making a title defense against Melissa "Haymaker" Shaffer (8-2, 5 KO’s) in the main event Dunaway will be defending her  WIBA minimum weight title.  Dunaway, weighed in at 99 lbs.  Shaffer came in at 98 lbs.   Retired IFBA World champion, Kim "Fireball" Messer is part of Shaffer's team and was on hand at the weigh-in.  More

  New Gallery-Two women's bouts
February 15, 2006

(FEB 15) WBAN has just added a new MPEG gallery #331, that includes mpegs of Donna Biggers vs. Joy Irvin, and Melissa Hernandez vs. Jennifer Johnson. WBAN would like to thank Billy Stanick of White Rock Boxing for allowing WBAN to feature these matches on the WBAN Records site! Login

 

Stellar Line-up for “Friday Night Fights” at Turning Stone
February 14, 2006

(FEB 14) Oneida Nation Homelands— Turning Stone Resort and Casino is set to host ESPN 2’s “Friday Night Fights” on February 24. The night of professional boxing begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Event Center, with the national television audience joining the action at 9 p.m. In the Main Event, Oscar Diaz (23-1, 11 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas faces Rochester’s Russell Jordan (12-2, 8 KOs) in a ten-round welterweight match. Diaz is trained by Hall of Famer ..Full Story

  Big Women's boxing card this week!
February 14, 2006

(FEB 14) This Thursday, February 16th, at the Harrah's, in Kansas City, Missouri, there will be an all-women's cardHollie Dunaway, will be facing Melissa Shaffer, in a rematch, and Dunaway will be defending her WIBA title. WBAN will be having Photographer Alan Messick covering the event!  More about the event

  Johnson to fight Gallegos
February 13, 2006

(FEB 13) On February 18, 2006, at the Patriot Center, in Fairfax, Virginia. Jamie "Rocky" Johnson, of the UK, will be fighting Tanya Gallegos on the undercard of Jimmy Lange v Joey Gilbert (Contender Rematch). This is the first-ever female bout at the Patriot Center. 

  A Homecoming Game at Iona
By Bernie McCoy
February 12, 2006

(FEB 12) Homecoming games are most closely associated with college football. They are a somewhat celebratory match-up in which the home team generally schedules a seemingly overmatched opponent and looks forward to a win in front of students and alumni. It was not difficult to perceive, going into Friday night's fight card at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, that the two female bouts on the six bout card had some of the earmarks of a homecoming game.  Full Story

  Behind the Scenes with Reile
February 12, 2006
©Copyrighted photo by
team Reile

(FEB 12) WBAN has just posted some behind the scenes photos of Stacey "Stay-Lo" Reile, of Florida, who just fought on February 10th, in Miami, Florida, where she made it a very quick night when she stopped her opponent, Yessenia de Jesus, in 37 seconds of the first round.  To check out the latest gallery, go to Photo Gallery #330!

  Results: Two Women's bouts on Iona College...
By Bernie McCoy
February 11, 2006

(FEB 11) Maureen Shea may be famous for her work on the movie "Million Dollar Bay" but she is, likewise, big box office at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. where Shea is a senior. Last night, the unbeaten lightweight, weighing in at 131, pushed her record to 4-0 before an enthusiastic crowd...Full Story

  Latest Update on Duda Yankovich!
February 11, 2006

(FEB 11) WBAN has received a latest update on Duda Yankovich of Brazil.  Duda will be training with Marcela "La Tigresa" Acuna from March 17-24, 2006. She will be training with Acuna in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Duda said that she wants to take this opportunity...More

  Results: Reile KO's Jesus
February 11, 2006

(FEB 11) Last night at the United Bank Centre on the campus of the University of Miami, Florida,  Stacey “Stay-Lo” Reile, 126,  KO'd Yessenia de Jesus, 123.5,  37 seconds in the first round. The fight was scheduled for four rounds on the undercard.  To read the pre-fight interview, by Rick McLean Go Here

  Tonight: Zurita vs. Vasquez
February 10, 2006

(FEB 10) Tonight at the Rosedale Ballroom, in San Antonio, Texas, Maribel Zurita will be fighting Rosio Vasquez of Coahuila, Mexico, on the undercard.The main event -Cesar Bazan vs. Eleazar Contreras.Tickets purchased at starticketsplus.com or by calling 1-800-585-3737.

  Weigh-in for: “Campus Collision” February 10th
February 9, 2006

 (FEB 9) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow night's boxing event that will take place at the Hynes Athletic Center at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.  Ann Marie Saccurato weighed in at 140 lbs. and Victoria Cisneros came in at 143 lbs.  They are scheduled for eight rounds.  Maureen Shea ...Full Story

  "A Ring of Their Own" KC Card Completed!
Source: Press Release
February 9, 2006

(FEB 9) The already action packed night of February 16 at Harrah’s in Kansas City, Missouri is now complete. Jeannine Garside, (4-0) returns to the ring for the first time since claiming her WIBA title in November for a scheduled six rounds against Kim Colbert, (2-8-0). Colbert who is always tough has battled the best in women’s boxing including Kelsey Jeffries, Chevelle Hallback and Kara Ro; Sandra "Smashin’ Smo" Ortiz..Full Story

  Burton to fight Stone
February 8, 2006

(FEB 8) On February 28, 2006, at the Majestic Valley Arena, in Kalispell, Montana, Shelley Burton, 7-2-0 (1 KOs), of Kalispell, will be fighting Dakota Stone, 7-4-3 (1 KOs), of Seattle, Washington,  in a six round bout that is set to be the main event.  More details to follow...

  In The Eyes of a
Boxing Fan
By Longjab
February 6, 2006

(FEB 6) Being that I live in a household that cannot afford anything more than basic cable service, I rarely get a chance to watch many professional boxing matches on ESPN2 Friday Nights Fights, but last Friday evening, I especially wanted to watch a 10-round championship match between two...Full Story

  Friday Night Fights: Don't Bother
By Bernie McCoy
February 5, 2006

(FEB 5) Last December I interviewed one of the top women fighters in the sport and, in the course of a wide-ranging discussion, the subject of female boxing on television came up. This fighter was both adamant and outspoken on the subject: "The female bouts on TV, now, when they are on, and that's not very often, usually consist of a 'name' fighter and an 'opponent' ."  Full Story

Chamblin gets a reality check TV show focuses on local boxer...
Dan McDonald
-The Advertiser
February 5, 2006
 

 (FEB 5) Deirdre Gogarty and Kasha Chamblin peered out from behind the cameras, lights and production equipment, watching trainer Beau Williford...Full Story

McGee and Laracuente fight to draw
February 4, 2006
 

(FEB 4) Last night at the Win-River Casino, Redding, California, in what was called the "fight of the night" Belinda Laracuente fought Valanna McGee, to an 8-round draw.  McGee with punch power in the early rounds, and ...More on Results

Wilson offered MRI free of charge - but passes on the offer
February 4, 2006
©Photo by Mary Ann Owen
 

(FEB 4) WBAN received some disturbing information this morning that overmatched Tiffany Wilson who suffered a knockout, in less than one minute of fighting last night at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, was offered an MRI by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and her manager  refused it---the MRI was at NO COST TO THEM. More

Chalk up another "tomato can" match for 2006..
By Sue TL Fox
©Photo by Mary Ann Owen
 

(FEB 4) Please Vegas...check your morgues, check your graveyards---we think you may be missing a body.  Not trying to be facetious, but sometimes in order to keep one's perspective--one has only "humor" at times--to fall back on, especially...More.

  Sanders Wins by TKO
February 3, 2006

(FEB 3) Tonight in Detroit, Michigan, Mary Jo Sanders, 147, of Michigan, successfully defended her WBC title, when she stopped Iva Weston, 144.5, by TKO in the third round. The fight was televised on ESPN2. WBAN did not even have Weston ranked, and after seeing her fight tonight-rightfully so.

  Ali Responds to Ward's Open Letter
by Laila Ali
February 2, 2006

(FEB 2) Different promoters who have hopes of having me on their cards may have reached out to Vonda Ward, but I have never signed any agreement to fight her. The truth is, I have no interest in fighting Vonda Ward.   Anyone who has seen her fight can understand why. Yes, I have fought girls in the past that were not very skillful due to the level of competition in my weight class, I can't ....More
 
  "MADE" on MTV on the Lookout!
Source: Casting Director
/Tori Asness
February 2, 2006

(FEB 2) WBAN has been contacted by MTV "MADE" in regards to a show they will be doing.   Casting Director Tori Asness told WBAN the following: "I am the casting director for the series MADE on MTV. This is basically a make your wish come true program, where we follow....Full Story

  Open Letter:  Ward vs. Ali
By Vonda Ward
February 2, 2006

(FEB 2) WBAN has received an open letter from Vonda Ward, IBA multi-world champion.  She said the following:  To: All boxing fans -Being the current IBA Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Champion of the World, I am frustrated and disappointed. I have worked very hard and sacrificed many things to achieve my goals. Once I became one of the best, I expected to fight the so-called best. That is Laila Ali.  More

  Posted: WBAN's February 2006 Rankings!
February 1, 2006

(FEB 1) Dee Williams has just posted the latest WBAN February 2006 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! To learn more about Dee's Rankings,  Go Here.  WBAN considers these ratings the most accurate in the sport today.

  Dunaway-Shaffer Title Fight Headlines AROTO show at Harrah's KC!
Source: Press Release
February 1, 2006

(FEB 1) Revenge time for Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway (14-4, 9 KO’s) on February 16 as she faces Melissa "Haymaker" Shaffer (8-2, 5 KO’s) at Harrah’s, Kansas City. Shaffer spoiled Dunaway’s pro debut by KO the last time these two Arkansas natives fought, so Dunaway is coming to Kansas City for a victory and to defend her WIBA....Full Story

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