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Hot off the Press:  Luna vs. Malpartida II
February 25, 2011

(FEB 25)  In a rematch of their 2008 battle, WBA Super Featherweight Champion Kina “Dinamita” Malpartida will defend against GBU Super Featherweight Champion “The Natural” Rhonda Luna. The fight will take place on April 16, 2011 in Lima, Peru at Monumental Stadium. ...Full Story

A Stunning Night of Female Amateur Boxing
February 25, 2011

(FEB 25) When it comes to all female amateur boxing shows, Women in Support Together (W.I.S.T.) pulls no punches. Female Amateur boxers will showcase high energy fights in the “The Road to London” Series on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Amateur female boxers from around the country will be competing in 15 officiated bouts....Full Story

For Promoters:  Potential Venue for Boxing Events
February 25, 2011

(FEB 25) San Mateo, California - February 25, 2011 – Working in concert with the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. The San Mateo County Event Center has become increasingly attractive to sporting event planners.
San Mateo Event Center; is a one-stop venue for action packed sporting events on the Northern California Peninsula…truss, bleachers, overhead PA’s, onsite-concessions and 4,000 parking spaces. The only venue serving all of the major population centers in the Bay Area via freeways. The Event Center has hosted regular sporting events; including Volleyball, boxing, cage fighting and kickboxing....Full Story

WBAN to be at  Holm MMA Debut
by Sue TL Fox
February 25, 2011

(FEB 25) I will be present at the Holly Holm MMA debut that will take place on March 4, 2011, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For any women boxers who have decided to attend this event..More

Julaton to fight Alcanter
Photos and Story
by Lori Steinhorst
February 24, 2011

(FEB 24) There are few things about Ana Julaton that appear to be overlooked in most of the articles that are written about her. The humble and somewhat shy 30 year old boxer from the bay area spends countless hours and energy training. That is expected. However, there are also endless and grueling hours being an ambassador for the sport that most of us are not aware of. Boxing is not Ana’s first love it is her heritage that holds that coveted spot. But the love in her heart for the sport of women’s boxing can not be denied, nor is it...Full Story

Shea to Appear In-Studio on ESPN Deportes this Friday
February 24, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
Source: PR/edited

(FEB 24)  NORTH BERGEN, NJ- Maureen Shea will be the in-studio guest on the Spanish-language boxing program "Viernes de Combates" this Friday from 9-11PM EST on ESPN Deportes. Shea, of the Bronx, NY will discuss upcoming events in her career that you don't want to miss. The bilingual boxer-businesswoman will also analyze the current state of female boxing, which is sure to open a few eyes. ...More

Bad Girls Boxing Training Camp II
February 23, 2011
Source/Press Release

(FEB 23) Bad Girls Boxing, Inc is proud to announce that Bad Girls Boxing Camp II will take place in Palm Desert, California on May 16th-22nd . The first camp 2011 will be co-hosted by WBAN. Sue Fox will be on site to document first hand the coming together of 22 professional and Elite Amateur female boxers as they train..Details

Yolanda Ezell: New Boxer on the Scene
photos/text by
Mary Ann Owen
February 22, 2011

(FEB 22 )Yesterday at the Toccos Gym, in Las Vegas, Nevada, photographer Mary Ann Owen caught up with female boxer Yolanda Ezell, aka "Ms. Knockout"  who has fought as an amateur, and won the California Golden Gloves Champion in 2009 and 2010, and took third in the USA Boxing....Full Story

Super Flyweight Sensation Patricia Alcivar Makes Her Hometown NYC Debut.
February 21, 2011
Source/Press Release

(FEB 21) On Friday night March 4th, undefeated Super flyweight sensation Patricia "Patty Boom Boom" Alcivar 3-0 (3KO) will be fighting for the first time as a pro in her hometown of Queens, NYC. Alcivar the former two-time NYC Golden Gloves champion, and former national and international amateur champion will be featured on the first ever show promoted by New Legend Boxing Promotions. The show will take place at the Cordon Bleu Banquet Hall in Woodhaven, New York.  Full Story

Ramadan Defeats Cruz for IBF Title
by Mischa Mertz
February 21, 2011

(FEB 21) Last night Australian boxer Susie Ramadan beat Terri Lynne Cruz 99-91 on all judges scorecards today to win the first sanctioned IBF female bantamweight world championship in Melbourne, Australia...Full Story

Third Girls Box Cup in Hamburg
February 20, 2011

(FEB 20) The boxing club BC Hanseat Hamburg in cooperation with the Hamburg Amateur Boxing Association are hosting the 3rd Girls Box Cup on 25th to 27th February at Boxsporthalle Hamburg, Braamkamp 1, Hamburg...Full Story

Terri Moss Named Women's Boxing Chair for C.O.D.A
February 19, 2011

(FEB 19) Retired WIBF/WIBA straw weight champion Terri Moss of Atlanta, Georgial,  has been named Woman's Boxing Chairman for the Champions of Dignity Association (C.O.D.A.) by Retired Boxer's Foundation founder and President Alex Ramos. Full Story

Everyone Wants to Fight Christy Martin
February 19, 2011

 (FEB 19)  Check out the latest video on Christy Martin training for her upcoming fight in March against Dakota Stone...it seems that fighters are coming out of the wood work to challenge Martin to a fight! Video by Mary Ann Owen

The Cruz News
Submitted by
Stephen Blea
February 15, 2011

FEB 15) WBAN received some latest news on Terri Cruz and Brittany Cruz from Stephen Blea.  First off,  Terri "Lil Loca" Cruz, of Denver Colorado (17-6-2 8 Ko's) will travel all the way down under to fight Australian bantamweight Susie Ramadan (19-0, 8 KOs) for the vacant IBF world championship bout over ten rounds at the Reggio Calabria Club in...Full Story

Open Letter About Fighting
by Tonia Cravens
February 14, 2011

(FEB14) Hello, It has been brought to my attention that someone has acted in my behalf recently in regards to fights that had no authorization to do so. I would like to make it clear that I represent myself and have represented myself for years. Unless you have spoken directly with me, I will be and have been unaware of any fight offers that have been made. Since my return, I have received two offers at 20 lbs heavier..Letter

Boxing Action in Argentina
February 14, 2011

(FEB 14) On Saturday night at the Polideportivo Municipal, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Soledad Matthysse, 121¾, of Trelew, Argentina,  won a four-round split decision over Cecilia Rodriguez, 121, of Claypole, Argentina.  Final judges scores were 39½-37½, 39½-38½, and 37½-39½.

McCarter Wins by decision; Cruz Wins by Split
February 13, 2011

(FEB 13)  Last night at the Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado, Layla McCarter won a six-round unanimous decision over Cimberly Harris.  In another six-rounder Colorado's Brittany Cruz defeated New Mexico's Amanda Crespin, by a split decision.  Courtesy Photo: Brian Capalbo


Ko-Pow This Weekend for Women's Boxing
February 12, 2011

 (FEB 12) WBAN was made aware of another ridiculous bout, for another title on the block, when a pro debuter (according to Box Rec) Wannisa Somwung fights Hyun Mi Choi, for the WBA Featherweight World title in a 10-rounder.  We could not find any information as to other fights Somwung may have had,  and it appears that she actually has no fight history. Looks like a another black eye tonight in women's boxing. We are really batting a "thousand" this weekend in the sport. 

"Code Red" Trades Gloves for Skis
February 12, 2011

(FEB 12) Since retiring from professional boxing in September of '09, Cristy "Code Red" Nickel hasn't lost the itch to compete. On Feb 5th, Cristy snapped on the skate skis to compete in one of the country's most prestigious ski marathons: The Boulder Mountain...Full Story

AND...they WONDER why WBAN does not rank heavier fighters!
February 12, 2011

(FEB 12) Another classic example as to why WBAN no longer ranks the higher weight women in the sport---According to BoxRec, tonight at the Benton Convention Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Carlette Ewell, 14-7-0 (9KO),  will be fighting a winless 0-2-0 Latreka Moody in a 10-rounder no less. WBAN knows nothing about Moody and she has only fought in 2007 and 2010 in one four-rounder and one six-rounder where she was stopped. WBAN has found that in the heavier weight classes there just is not sufficient competition to rank these boxers.

Six Round WIBA Youth Title Fight?
February 12, 2011

(FEB 12)  According to BoxRec, tonight we have a SIX-ROUND YOUTH WIBA TITLE bout taking place on an otherwise "nice line up" of boxing action at the Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado.  Amanda Crespin will be fighting Brittany Cruz. It is a very good matchup---favored with a "silly" six-round youth title belt.

Latest News: Ada Velez to fight Melinda Cooper!
February 12, 2011

(FEB 12) WBAN just found out that Ada "The Ace" Velez will be fighting Melinda Cooper on March 31st, in Costa Rica. The two will be fighting for the IBF title in a 10-round bout. That should be a great action-packed bout.

Lisa Brown to Defend WBA Title against Martinez
February 12, 2011
Source/press release

(FEB 12) Jensen Strauss Boxing Limitee’ management team for five time world champion and current WBA and W.I.B.A World Champion Lisa “Bad News” Brown, thru its agent Mike Schmidt, announced today that Brown would be fighting and defending her WBA title against WBA sixth and WBC seventh rated challenger Chanttall “La Fiera” Martinez April 2..Full Story

Today: Weigh-In in Ignacio, Colorado!
February 11, 2011

(FEB 11) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights fight that will take place at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colorado.  Layla McCarter weighed in at 147 lbs., and her opponent, Cimberly Harris weighed 151.1 lbs.

McLeod-Wells Edges McMorrow in New York
by Bernie McCoy
February 10, 2011

(FEB 10) Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells returned to familiar surroundings, B B KIng Blues Club in Times Square, after nearly11 months without a bout and gained a close, hard fought unanimous decision over a very tough, very game Melissa McMorrow in a six round flyweight bout, on Lou DiBella's nine bout card, Wednesday night, before an early arriving, overflow crowd. Full Story by Bernie McCoy

Ana Julaton to fight Alcanter for WBO Title
February 9, 2011

(FEB 9) Orion Sports Management, 37 Entertainment, CP Presents/Cage Combat and Philippine News, in association with The Luna Co and Philippine network giant TV5 presents “The Return of the Hurricane” on February 25, 2011 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California at six in the evening. Full Story

Colorado Springs to Host the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker

February 8, 2011

(FEB 8 )COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The USA Boxing National Championships, amateur boxing’s premier national championship event, will return to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the second straight year. The 2011 event, which is being co-hosted by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation for the fourth time in the past six years, will be contested June 20-25. The event holds special importance in 2011 with the top four boxers in each of the 13 Olympic weight divisions claiming a berth in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing..Full Story

Photos: Mrdjenovich vs. Garbatt
February 7. 2011

 (FEB 7) WBAN just posted a Huge Photo Gallery #528, and Photo Flash Slideshow #121, of over 50 digital photos of the Lindsay Garbatt vs. Mrdjenovich, courtesy of photographer Durell Wambolt /theboxingexaminer.com.

WBAN's February 2011 Rankings!
February 1. 2011

(FEB 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN February 2011 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!

Ruiz preps for Klinefelter
Photos by
Erik Esteban Stipnieks
February 1. 2011

(FEB 1) This Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds, in Iowa City, Christina Ruiz, will be fighting Emily “the Enforcer” Klinefelter.  The two are set to fight six rounds in the super bantamweight division.  Yesterday at the Azteca Boxing Club, in San Antonio, Texas, photographer Erik Stipnieks caught up with...Full Story with Photos

Video:  Bopp vs. Moreno!
February 1, 2011

(FEB 1)  WBAN has just posted the complete fight from YouTube of the Yesica Bopp vs. Carino Moreno bout that took place on January 29, 2011, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Bopp won the world title bout by decision. To check out the whole 10-round fight, go here!




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