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New segment on WBAN Records site
January 31, 2006

(JAN 31)  In 2006, WBAN released the new “Master Search” that was designed and created by Dee Williams.  In that search, you no longer have to go on a hand search for the photo and mpeg galleries, in addition to other data all linked on the One-Stop Search of the boxer.   WBAN has now ADDED a new segment to be included in the MASTER SEARCH. The new segment is called "MINI-PHOTO GALLERIES."   This segment is to help provide more coverage and exposure to those boxers, who do not even have one photo gallery listed in the WBAN ...Full Story

For Memorabilia Collectors!
Source:  Special Events
January 30, 2006

(JAN 30) Great news for boxing fans who are collecting boxing memorabilia for women's boxing! In the late 1990's there was a magazine in publication, that featured the boxers at that time. This is an excellent collection of magazines, and Special Events has a collection of three (3) LadyBoxer magazines for sale.  For more information by Special Events

Great night for women’s boxing!
by Laura Serrano-Garcia
uary 30, 2006

(JAN 30) The audience at the PLAZA THE TOROS in Cancun, Mexico saw a great, technical, exciting, beautiful fight between Kelsey Jeffries and the still WBC super-bantamweight world champion Jackie Nava.  Kelsey began very strong, dominating Nava and dictating the fight, Kelsey was...Full Story

Promoter selling tapes of old fights!
uary 30, 2006

(JAN 30) WBAN has learned that boxing fans will be able to purchase some women's boxing fights. Bouts: Holm vs. St. John; Holm vs. Martin; Delgado vs. Olivas; Delgado vs. D.Wyman; Delgado vs. B. Gonzalez; J. Chavez vs. Gallegos; Ortegon vs. Almager; Holm vs. Blair; Vickerson vs. Deitchman. For more info, email WBAN

Hot Results in Hungary!
Photos and Report  - by JollyDee of Hungary - January 30, 2006
Huge Photo Gallery #322

(JAN 30) On Saturday night Jan. 28, SlimTrax Promotion (managed by Krisztina Belinszky) presented a professional boxing gala in the SlimTrax Gym, Budapest, Hungary...More

Kariya Wins By Decision over Contreras
January 29, 2006
Photo by: Richie Maldonado

(JAN 29) Last Night at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Noriko Kariya, 116, of Jersey City NJ, won a four-round unanimous decision over Maria Lucy Contreras, 115, of Houston, TX. The two fought on the undercard of the Gatti-Damgaard mainliner. More

New Gallery Just Added!
Photos by Alan Messick Photography
January 29, 2006

(JAN 29) WBAN has JUST added an additional photo gallery of the Wendy Rodriguez vs. Carina Moreno bout, Gallery #321! Alan Messick Photography granted permission to have these fantastic photos on WBAN's Records site!  To view, go here 

All-Women’s Card in Hollywood
By David A. Avila
January 28, 2006
Copyrighted photo by
 Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 28) HOLLYWOOD-It was a blockbuster rivaling the thousands of movies manufactured in the land of motion pictures, a premiere that took place in the heart of
the real Hollywood.  Women, take a bow.  From featherweights to super middleweights, the Ring of Their Own fighters promoted by Rock and Sock Productions, Inc....Full Story

McGee to fight Laracuente!
January 28, 2006
(Inset photo: Laracuente)

(JAN 28) On February 3, 2006, at the Win-River Casino, in Redding, California, Super Featherweight Valanna McGee, 11-2-1 (5 KOs), of Sacramento, California, will be fighting Belinda "Brown Sugar" Laracuente, 22-11-2 (9 KOs),  of Florida, in an eight round bout.

Tonight: Nava-Jeffries fight in Cancún, Mexico
January 28, 2006

(JAN 28) Tonight Jackie Nava will be defending her WBC super-bantamweight title, against Kelsey Jeffries, of Gilroy, California. Laura Serrano-Garcia and Sharon Anyos, will be at this event as an invite by the WBC. This is definitely a top matchup for these two, and be a barnburner for boxing fans.....

Weigh-In: Jeffries vs. Nava
Source: Laura Serrano-Garcia
January 27, 2006

(JAN 27) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow's bout in Cancún, Mexico.  Jackie Nava will be defending her WBC super-bantamweight title, when she fights Kelsey Jeffries, of Gilroy, California. Serrano-Garcia said, "I was at the weight in today and I spoke to both Jackie and Kelsey and ...Full Story

Tonight -All-Women's Card in Hollywood!
Amy Greene
January 27, 2006
Weigh-In Photos by
Mary Ann Owen

(JAN 27) Tonight at the Hollywood Palladium, in Hollywood, California! Jackie Chavez, 124.5 vs. Jerri Sitzes, 124; Yvonne Reis, 145,  vs. Angelina Martinez, 148; Erin Toughill, 164, vs. Laura Ramsey, 167; and Sosadea Razo, 130, vs. Crystal Morales, 130 ¾. 

Chavez - Sitzes Title Fight added to "A Ring of Their Own" Card!
Source: Press Release
January 25, 2006

(JAN 25) Rock & Sock Productions announced today that the NABF Featherweight title fight between Jackie Chavez, (9-1) and Jeri Sitzes (8-6-1) has been added to the January 27 "A Ring of Their Own" card at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood..More

Holm to defend her Title!
January 25, 2006

(JAN 25) On Monday, Fresquez Productions Inc. and Isleta Casino and Resort held a press conference to officially announce the Holly Holm vs. Shadina Pennybaker. Holm will be defending her 140-lb IBA Junior Welterweight World title. To get an emailed poster of the event, email WBAN to request the poster.

Allegheny Mountain Amateur Tournament: Round 1, 2 and 3!
By Longjab
January 24, 2006

(JAN 24)  On January 19, 2006, at the Greentree Radisson, the beginning round of the Allegheny Mountain Association Amateur Open Boxing Tournament began, lacking only one thing – more amateur women boxing matches; but, to my surprise, there was one 145-pound women’s match, just prior to the intermission that really caught this writer’s attention, when young Kelly Michel, who trains at The Martial Arts and Sports Complex....More

Female Boxer Catches the Eye and Interest of an Award Winning Celebrity
By Douglas Ward
January 23, 2006

(JAN 23) There will be a familiar and very interested face in the crowd when Melinda Cooper of Las Vegas, Nevada, meets Heather Percival, for the 118 lb. NABF and WIBA Bantamweight titles on January 28, 2006. This first-ever female title fight for the NABF crown will take place at the Big League Dreams, in Palm Springs, California and the famous face in the crowd will be Melinda Cooper's new sponsor, Montell Williams.  More
"A Ring Of Their Own"  begins weekly broadcasts on Jan. 23rd
Source: Press Rele
January 22, 2006

(JAN 22) This is an expansion from the monthly format in 2005. Rock and Sock Productions has secured air time on several Comcast Sports channels and on Dish Network and Direct TV as well, via The Men’s Channel and Comcast broadcasts by satellite. "AROTO" is also often viewed on TSN throughout Canada. Additional clearance is expected throughout the year as well as internet broadcasts. Specific air dates and times as...More

St. John to be on ESPN2
January 22, 2006

(JAN 22) On Tuesday, January 24th,  Mia St. John will be on ESPN2's "ESPN/HOLLYWOOD" airing at 6:00 p.m. Mia will be interviewing comedian and actor, DL Hughley about his role in the movie "Shackles". Hughley does some boxing in the movie.  He will talk about how he got in shape.
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Tonight: Six Women's bouts on card
January 21, 2006

(JAN 21) Tonight at the Whiterock Boxing Gym, in South Carolina, and promoted by Head Hunters Boxing, there will be live boxing featuring six women’s bouts and many men’s bouts. Some of the matches, include Belinda Laracuente vs. Darnella Barnes; Melinda Woody vs. Melissa Hernandez...and more

Kentikian's Boxing Career Gains Momentum in Germany 
January 19, 2006

(JAN 19) WBAN's Rookie of the year for 2005, Susianna Kentikian, is picking up speed in Germany, after her last fight last Saturday was televised on DSF. Susianna has been generating interest in the German Press, and some potential sponsors.  SPIEGELONLINE published a great story on Kentikian, Link to Article (In German)

California Civil War in Louisiana: Wendy vs. Carina
By David A. Avila
January 18, 2006

(JAN 18) Two of the best little giants in female boxing meet when Wendy Rodriguez and Carina Moreno meet in Louisiana.  Rodriguez, a Southern Californian, will match talent with Northern California’s Moreno for the NABA light flyweight title at the Coushatta Casino and Resort in Kinder, Louisiana in a 10-round bout on Saturday, Jan. 21.  More

Carrick Community Boxing Academy
By Longjab
January 18, 2006

(JAN 18)  CARRICK– It may be have been a dreary night of rain this evening in Pittsburgh; but, here, in Carrick, at the corner of Brownsville Road and Maytide Street, the Carrick Community Boxing Academy was busy with a flurry of activity, with sparring and other regular interval training, in preparation for the area’s biggest open amateur boxing tournament of the year...Full Story

Boxer joins fight for Organ Donor Awareness
January 18, 2006

(JAN 18) WBAN received a letter from a very appreciative father, Charles B. Goranson, in regards to a female boxer Christina Christian, who fought in Chicago, on behalf of his 10-year..More

There's No Place Like Home
By Bernie McCoy
January 17, 2006

(JAN 17) In sports the advantage is known as "home court," "home field," or even "home ice." In boxing the advantage is labeled "hometown," possibly because the edge a boxer gets fighting at home sometimes seems almost as big as a good sized town. Jelena Mrdjenovich has had 15 fights, winning 14, and all of those bouts have been in the .More

Maryland's First All-Female Card
Source: Press Release
January 17, 2006

(JAN 17) On February 10, 2006, Maryland history will be made at Boxing Xtreme Fitness in Millersville as BXF Boxing will host the state’s first all female fight card. The February 10th show is part of the BXF Live! Friday night fight series, a monthly show hosted at the 15,000 square ft. fitness center...Full Story

Latest update: St. John vs. Martin
January 17, 2006

(JAN 17) WBAN has received an update on this fight between Mia St. John vs. Christy Martin.  Mia told WBAN. "Christy and I both received our contracts awhile back for the fight, however neither one of us signed the contracts. All I can say is there were things that made me skeptical and as for now I have no intention of signing."

Sjauw to rematch with Hartmann
January 16, 2006

(JAN 16) On March 4, 2006, in Germany, Marischa Sjauw will be having a rematch against Heidi Hartmann of Germany, in a 10-round title bout.  Hartmann will be defending her title.  According to Team Sjauw, the WIBF made Marischa mandatory because of the very controversial ending of the first fight.

  Chamblin fighting Johnson
January 14, 2006
Source: Dan McDonald
(JAN 14) On February 3, 2006, at the Blackham Coliseum, in Louisiana, there will be one women's bout on the card, that will feature Kasha Chamblin of Louisiana.  Chamblin (6-0, 4 KOs) will be fighting Jennifer Johnson of Camden, South Carolina in a four-rounder in the featherweight division.  More
  Christian Wins by first round TKO
uary 14, 2006

(JAN 14) Last night in Cicero , Illinois, Christina Christian defeated Jeanine Tracey by TKO at 1:59 of the first round. Christian donated her purse to Brendan Gorenson a ten year old boy who received a heart transplant on Dec 11, 2005. Christina fought to bring awareness to organ donation. More on fight results

  Today: Weigh-in for Austin-Egbunine
January 13, 2006
Source: Bonnie Canino

(JAN 13) Today the weigh-in was held for the upcoming bout tomorrow night in North Carolina between Tinitia Austin and Ljeoma Egbunine.  Team Canino told WBAN, that the contract weight was for 167 lbs. Austin made weight at 167 lbs.  Full Story

Nickel is back in the saddle again!
January 12, 2006

(JAN 12) After recovering from nose surgery, Cristy "Code Red" Nickel is back to training with Tom Moraetes in Augusta, Georgia, and she is looking for fights (148-152 LBS). Nickel just signed a...More

  Anyos to be at Nava-Jeffries Fight!
January 12, 2006

(JAN 12) Another world champion to be invited to Cancun, Mexico, for the “Night of Champions” boxing event, Sharon “Wild Thing” Anyos, WBC Featherweight World champion, will be at the Jackie Nava vs. Kelsey Jeffries title bout, where Nava will be defending her WBC super-bantamweight title.  Full Story

  Latest Update on Laura Serrano!
January 11, 2006

(JAN 11) Laura Serrano-Garcia has notified WBAN that she has been invited to the upcoming show that will feature Jackie Nava. Vs. Kelsey Jeffries, in a bout where Nava will defend her WBC title. Serrano-Garcia told WBAN that she would send information about what was going on at the fights. More

Where are they now?
uary 10, 2006

(JAN 10) WBAN is looking for the "Missing in Action" female boxers! We know that some of them have retired, had children, took other careers, but we would like to have a latest update on them.  WBAN has listed many of the "Haven't heard from for awhile" boxers---but if you know of a boxer who has not been mentioned for quite a..Full Story

  Christensen fight is off!
January 10, 2006

(JAN 10) On the Team Palle website, they have reported that Anita Christensen has had to call off her title defense against Oksana Vasilyeva scheduled for next Saturday, due to an injury to her right thumb. The injury occurred on January 2nd, during her training. According to ..Full Story

  Chavez and Cravens fight to a draw
January 8, 2006

(JAN 8) On Friday, January 6th, at the Santa Ana Star Casino, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and promoted by Top Rank, Super Bantamweight Tonia Cravens, 116¼, now 1-1-1, had a six round draw with Yvonne Chavez,  121¾, now 3-4-1 (2KO).  Judges scores were 56-58, 59-55, and 57-57. Both Cravens and Chavez are local boxers who fight out of Albuquerque.

  The Many Sides of Halmich
January 7, 2006

(JAN 7) There was a recent article on Regina Halmich, that she will be making an appearance as a guest star in a German Soap called "Hinter Gittern" (Behind bars) which is about a women's prison called Reutlitz. The story in the episode, where Regina Halmich is to appear, is about a boxing tournament between...Full Story

  WBAN 2005 Yearly Awards!
January 7, 2006

(JAN 7) Another year has gone by and it is time to have the "hot" picks and "not" picks for the year 2005! There were definitely the GOOD, the BAD, and the NOT so good this year in women's boxing! WBAN ran a survey for BOXING FANS to give them an opportunity to submit their picks! To check out this years awards, go here!

  Two Women's Bouts Featured on Lemoore Card Source: Christian Printup
uary 6, 2006

(JAN 6) On February 23, 2006, at the Tachi Palance Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, there will be two women's bouts featured on the card. In one match, Canadian Jessica Rakoczy, who fights out of Las Vegas, Nevada, will face crafty veteran Melissa Del Valle...Full Story

  New System "Master Search" Added to the WBAN Records Member's Site!
January 6, 2006

(JAN 6) WBAN has a NEW and IMPROVED system to search the records member's site and to find ALL of WBAN's multimedia information on one page for any boxer. This new "MASTER SEARCH" system was created by Dee Williams.  You can easily SEARCH for a BOXER by NAME or by WEIGHT CLASS (a great tool for looking for opponents in the proper weight class). Full Story

  "Flash From the Past" Boxer Added to WBAN!
By Dee Williams
January 6, 2006

(JAN 6) WBAN has just added retired boxer Jill "The Zion Lion" Matthews to the boxers profile segment. Matthews, a  5'4" junior flyweight was born in Manhattan. As a child, she was so hyper-active that doctors told her mother to put her on medication. Instead, Jill took up gymnastics to release all of her energy. More

  Arum pulls the “race” card in regards to male boxer---Let’s add women
January 5, 2006

(JAN 5) In an article this week, on Whittier Daily News, Top Rank’s Bob Arum said that a “white male” boxer, Kelly Pavlik has not been able to be featured on boxing’s two largest networks – HBO and Showtime, and that it has to do with Pavlik being “white.”  Full Story

  "A Ring of Their Own"
Invades Hollywood!
Source: Press Release
January 5, 2006

(JAN 5) Rock & Sock Productions in association with i’mtwicemoviesite.com inc. descend upon Hollywood as the all women’s boxing series "A Ring of Their Own" kicks off their 2006 season January 27 at the world famous Hollywood Palladium. And look forward to another year of exciting toe to toe action beginning in Hollywood, California at the Palladium. This fight promises the trademark....Full Story

  Six Women's Bouts on Head Hunter's Boxing Card
January 5, 2006

(JAN 5) On January 21, 2006, at the White Rock Boxing Gym, in South Carolina, and promoted by Head Hunters Boxing, there will be live boxing featuring six women’s bouts and many men’s bouts. Full Story

  Rivas and Hernández Win
by Decisions
January 3, 2006

(JAN 3) On January 1, 2006, in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, Jazmín “La Rusita” Rivas won an eight-round unanimous decision over Lina “Sugar” Ramírez. Also, lightweights  Perla Hernández won a four-round unanimous decision over Elizabeth Aguiyón.

  Mathis Just added to WBAN!
By Dee Williams
January 3, 2006

(JAN 3) WBAN has just added junior welterweight Anne-Sophie Mathis to the boxers profiles segment.  Mathis She lives in Dombasle, France where she trains at the Club de Dombasle under coach René Cordier. She is active as a boxer and kickboxer, including the French sport of savate.
She made her pro boxing debut 

  Friday Night Fights at Mountaineer: Round 1
By LongJab
January 2, 2006

(JAN 2) CHESTER, WV - On December 30, 2005, for the first time being at a professional fight card promotion here at The Harv, short for The Harvey E. Arneault Memorial Theatre and Events Centre, I was quite impressed with the local boxing talent the tri-state area has to offer, including a relatively new ‘girl’ on the block – Leslee ‘Long Play’ Perella (127), from nearby Pittsburgh.  Full Story  All-Bouts

  Nava Defends her title against Jeffries!...
source: WBC
January 2, 2006

(JAN 2) Jacqueline Nava, born in Mexico,  San Diego trained, twenty one year old Super Bantamweight Champion,  is only 5'3", but  when she's standing on her numerous Titles, she's a giant.  Jackie "the Aztec Princess" Nava, was the first..Full Story

  WBAN's January 2006 Rankings now posted
January 1, 2006

(JAN 1) Beginning January 2006, you will notice that the rankings have moved up a notch with stricter standards on the boxers to qualify to be ranked.  With that said, there will be some weight categories that may have less than ten. Dee Williams,  the creator of the ratings explains it very well in this article. Go here

  WBAN has just added Ana María Torres!
by Dee Williams
January 1, 2006

(JAN 1) WBAN has just added Ana María Torres to the boxers profiles.  5'4" bantamweight Ana María Torres fights out of México City. She is trained by Jose Morales, the father of Erik Morales.  She made her pro debut on July 3, 1999 at La Arena México in México City, with a four-round To Read more on Torres
























































































































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