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JANUARY 2012

WBAN's February 2012 Fighter of the Month
January 31, 2012

(JAN 31) WBAN would like to congratulate Jackie Nava of Mexico, who was our pick for the WBAN February 2012 Fighter of the month!  She had an impressive win recently against Shantal Martinez winning the WBA Super  Bantamweight title. 

Hallback Rematches Terri Blair March 2!
January 31, 2012

(JAN 31) Chevelle "Fist of Steel" Hallback and Terri "The Road Warrior" Blair will rematch March 2 at the Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, in a scheduled 8 round main event. This is a great..Full Story

Feliciano Signs with Brian Cohen
January 30, 2012

(JAN 30) Featherweight 23-year old Nydia Feliciano, of the Bronx, New York,  has signed with boxing manager, Brian Cohen, the  2011 RING Magazines Woman's Boxing Manager of the Year.  (JAN 30) Featherweight 23-year old Nydia Feliciano, of the Bronx, New York,  has signed with boxing manager, Brian Cohen, the  2011 RING Magazines Woman's Boxing Manager of the Year.  ...Full Story

Ela Nunez stuns the Turning Stone
By Mark Jones
January 29, 2012
Photo: Sue Fox

(JAN 29) Ela Nunez, 126, Rochester, stuns nearly 2,100 at the Turning Stone Casino with a one-punch stoppage of the hard-charging Jackie Trivilino, 126.5, Watertown, in the second of a scheduled six.  Nunez was in command from the opening bell, countering Trivilino’s swarming attacks with several crisp counter crosses and hooks enabling her to comfortably win the first round. Trivilino struggled to land... Full Story

Menzer Wins by Decision over Koleva
January 29, 2012

(JAN 29) Last night at the Grand Elysée, Rotherbaum, Hamburg, Germany, Ina Menzer, 126¾, of Germany, won an eight-round bout by a unanimous decision over Milena Koleva, 128¼. This bout was a non-title match.

Mizutani Wins by Decision
Photos/results by
Samart of Japan

(JAN 26) Tonight (Japan Timeline) January 26, 2012, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, OPBF Super Featherweight Champion Chika Mizutani won an 8-round unanimous decision  over Petchlamduan from Thai in a non-title fight.  Petchlamduan (aka Lamduan Saikham) was knocked down once in round three. ..Full Story

Amanda Serrano Set to fight on February 17
Source/PR
January 26, 2012

(JAN 26) On February 17, 2012, boxing returns to the Cicero Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, when SM Promotions presents "International Rumble in Cicero". Former super-middleweight slugger, Sammy Merza (16-1, 12 KOs), now full time boxing promoter, created SM Promotions with the goal of bringing boxing back to the" Windy City" in..Full Story

Two Boxing Cards in Colombia feature Females on Cards
January 25, 2011

(JAN 25) This Friday Night at the Gimnasio Jorge Garcia Beltran, Barranquilla, Colombia, Maria Andrea Miranda will fight Yesica Perez in a six-round; and at the Coliseo Cubierto, in Puerto Colombia, Dayana Cordero will face Anys Cedillo in a six rounder.

Martinez to Face Nava
January 25, 2011

(JAN 25)  On Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Shantal Martinez will face Jackie Nava in a 10 round WBA Super Bantamweight Title bout.  This should be an entertaining bout.  Shantal is ranked #1, and Nava #3 with WBAN's World Ratings.

Nelson to Fight Vashon for WIBA title
January 23, 2011

(JAN 23)  A pair of popular Northern Virginia boxers, middleweight Tori Nelson of Ashburn, and and junior welterweight Todd Wilson, of Fairfax,  will put their undefeated records on the line as opponents have been announced for their bouts on the Jimmy ..Full Story

Zulina Muñoz successfully passed the official weigh
Report by Pepe Rodriguez
Photo by Alma Montiel
January 22, 2011

(JAN 22)  Zulina "La Loba" Muñoz, who is the current WBC bantamweight silver world champion, yesterday approved the official weigh-in as required by the World Boxing Council seven days before the fight, registering 116.404 pounds, 1.5 pounds below the limit of her division, as next week, will defend her title against Paulina Cardona from Colombia in the Jose Cuervo Saloon in Mexico City. ..Full Story

Lamonakis and Ewell fight to a draw!
January 22, 2012

(JAN 22) Last night at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. NY, Carlette Ewell and Sonya Lamonakis fought to a draw.  The two according to news sources, "Fought their hearts out." Lamonakis said after the fight that the two will rematch in March.

Ruiz Wins by Decision over Canales
January 22, 2012

(JAN 22) Last night at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, flyweight Joselyn Arroyo Ruiz, 111, now 7-0-0 (1KO), 17 years old, won a six-round unanimous decision over Salma Canales, 113, now 0-4-0.

Renata Szebelédi waiting for new challenges
By JollyDee of Hungary
Photos: Team Szebelédi
January 20, 2012

(JAN 20) A very young female boxer, just 18 years old, is already an accomplished female boxer in the sport.  Renata, of Budapest, Hungary,  has a current boxing record of 14-8-0 (8KO). Renata is looking for new challenges in the sport.  Renata is willing to fight anywhere, anytime against anyone willing to stand up for any title bouts.  Renata would fight anywhere from super bantamweight..More with photos

Two Female Bouts on Card in Woodland Hills!
Photos: Miguel Salazar
January 20, 2012

(JAN 20) Tonight on the "War of Woodland Hills 6" boxing card, at the Warner Center Marriot, in Woodland Hills, California there will be seven fights on the card, that include two female bouts. In one women's bout, Rebecca Garcia will be fighting Adrienne Alegria in a flyweight bout, and in a second women's bout, Celine Roman will face Claudia Amaro in..Full Story

Mathis to fight Braekhus, and then Holm!
January 20, 2012

(JAN 20) WBAN has just learned that Anne Sophie Mathis, WBAN's Welterweight World Champion, is going to be fighting Cecelia Braekhus in Denmark on March 17th, and then she will be fighting Holly Holm on June 15th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  More details to follow....Photo credit:  Sue Fox

Fight Results Just In- Prazak Wins by Decision
January 19, 2012

(JAN 19) Tonight at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Staten Island, New York, Diana Prazak, 128, of Australia,  won a unanimous decision over  Lucia Larcinese, 138, in a super featherweight bout. The card is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions. No other details at this time. Photo: Team Prazak

Mariana "Barbie" Juarez Makes a World Boxing Cares visit
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
January 19, 2012

(JAN 19) The WBC flyweight World Champion, Mariana La "Barbie" Juarez, who has repeatedly shown her humanistic qualities, again lived up to what she does and she paid a visit with homeless children in San Vicente Chicoloapan...Full Story

Tori Nelson to fight Vashon Living for WIBA Title
January 19, 2012

(JAN 19) On Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Patriot Center, George Mason University, 4400 Patriot Circle, in Fairfax, Virginia, Tori Nelson, 5-0-1, of Ashburn, Virginia, will be fighting Vashon Living, 5-2-1 (1KO), of Houston, Texas, for the WIBA vacant middleweight world title.

Looksaikongdin is a "perfect" Opponent for Easy Title Shot
by Sue TL Fox
January 18, 2012
Photo:
Boxrec

(JAN 18 ) On January 14, 2012, at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, there was a 10-round WBF world title fight scheduled that featured Irma Sanchez vs. Fahpratan Looksaikongdin. Fahpratan definitely filled the bill for an "easy" win for a WBF Flyweight title... Full Story

Boxing Action in Colombia
January 17, 2012

(JAN 17) On Saturday night, at the Gimnasio Jorge Garcia Beltran, Barranquilla, Colombia, Mayerli Altamar, 107, Won by (2:22) fifth round TKO over Yessica Perez, 106. Also Olga Julio won by a third round (1:39) KO over Francia Perez, in a scheduled six round bout.

See first 2012 referee controversy on Boxing Channel
January 16, 2012
(Full Video of bout)

(JAN16) The well fought but controversial WBO Light Middleweight Title match between Hanna Gabriels and Dakota Stone, televised live on Boxing Channel, on Saturday, Jan 7, is now available again for viewing. To see the fight and it's controversial finish, go to Boxing Channel.  Gabriels successfully defended her crown with an 8th round TKO win, but the stoppage by referee Geno Rodriguez ..Full Story

Cervantes Wins by a Split
January 15, 2012

(JAN 15) On Friday night, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, in Temecula, California, Elizabeth Cervantes, 113, won a four-round split decision over Susanna Mellon, 116, miaking her pro debut.  Final judges scores, 39-37, 39-37, and 37-39.  This was a comeback fight for Cervantes who last fought in 2008.

Kuehne Wins by TKO
January 14, 2012

(JAN 14) Tonight at the Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ramona Kuehne won by an eighth round TKO over Renata Domsodi. The were were fighting for the WBF, WBO and WIBF Super Featherweight title.  The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds.

Esmeralda Moreno Added to WBAN!
January 14, 2012

(JAN 14) WBAN has just added Esmeralda Moreno to our Boxers Biography Segment.  Moreno, of Mexico has been boxing professionally since 2005.  Moreno decided to box, when she wanted to learn how to protect herself...to read her complete bio...go here!

O'Connell Talks about turning Pro - Plans in 2012
January 14, 2012

(JAN 14) 28-year old Slacks Creek resident Shannon O’Connell (1-0) first started boxing during 2003 in Adelaide. She hurt her back playing netball and the physio told her to take a year off so Shannon went down to her..Full Story

Latest Update on Mariana Juárez
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
January 12, 2012

(JAN 12) Mexico's Mariana “Barbie” Juárez, 32-5-3 (15KO)who was named "Fighter of the Year" by the World Boxing Council at its recent convention held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada, returned to the gym on Monday to prepare her fifth WBC flyweight title defense. . ..Full Story

Kim Messer to be Newly Created Director of Boxing Operations with the IFBA
source/PR
Photos: Courtesy
January 9, 2012

(JAN 9)  WBAN has received a press release on former and retired IFBA World champion Kim Messer.  They stated the following.  The IFBA is thrilled to officially name Kim Messer as Director of Boxing Operations. The former IFBA champion will deal with business development, boxer relations and international representation. ..Full Story

Australian Prazak Debuts in the United States on January 19th
January 9, 2012

(JAN 9) WBAN has received some great news today. Diane "Dirty Di" Prazak, the WIBA Super Featherweight champion, from Australia, will be making her United States debut on a card in New York, on January 19, 2012. She just arrived in the USA, and she is set to fight Lucia Larcinese of Canada in a six-round non-title bout on that card...Full Story

What was THAT stoppage all about?
by Sue TL Fox
January 8, 2012

(JAN 8) Just when you think you have seen it all, again boxing pulls out another surprise. In last night's 10-round title fight at the Palacio de los Deportes, Heredia, in Costa Rica between Hanna Gabriel and Dakota Stone the fight was stopped in the eighth round by TKO.  Gabriel was literally..Full Story

Boxing Federations: We Get it....
by Sue TL Fox
January 6, 2012

(JAN 6) Last night at the Club Saigos, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandra Oliveras won by a KO against Jessica Villafranca, when in the fifth round, Villafranca sat on her stool and was counted out by the referee. The two were fighting for the vacant WBO featherweight world title. ..Full Story

Chevelle Hallback: "The Right Way"
by Bernie McCoy
January 6, 2012

(JAN 6) So we come to another end-of-year award season in the sport of Women's boxing; a search for the high points in a rather desultory twelve months in a sport that desperately needs to be more concerned with it's future than it's past. Shortly after exchanging holiday wishes on the first day of the new year, the fighter tells me, "I don't care about awards, about title belts, I care about the sport that I have dedicated a big part of my life to, I care about making a breakthrough for that sport from where we are now to where we deserve to be."..Full Story

Jessica Chavez ready to defend in Guadalajara
source/PR
Jesus Lopez Castrejon
January 6, 2012

(JAN 6) Strong and fast on her feet, that's how reigning IBF Jr Flyweight champion Kika Chavez looked in her latest training session. She is preparing hard to keep her winning streak going when she fights next Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the Coliseo Olimpico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, she will be fighting former WBO Champion Teeraporn Pannimit...Full Story

Live Stream: Hanna Gabriel vs. Dakota Stone
January 6, 2012

(JAN 6) The WBO light Middleweight title match between champion Hannah Gabriel and Dakota Stone will headline a Saturday, January 7 fight card to be streamed live on The Boxing Channel. The action can be seen by logging on to Boxing Channel.  The webcast begins at 8PM EST / 7PM CT/ 5PM PST. The venue for the event is at the  Palacio de los Deportes, in Heredia, Costa Rica....Full Story

Esmeralda Says:  "I will retain my Crown!"
Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
January 5, 2012

(JAN 5) Faced with numerous media and in front of her rival, Yesenia Martinez, Esmeralda "La Joya" Moreno, WBC flyweight Silver world champion, did not hesitate to ensure that this Saturday, in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, will retain..Full Story

Tickets on Sale:  U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
January 4, 2012

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Boxing fans will have the chance to witness history at the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, and tickets for the inaugural event are available now. The nation’s top 24 female boxers will face off in Olympic Trials action at the Pend Orielle Pavilion at the Northern Quest Resort outside of Spokane, Wash., February 13-18, with each boxer..Full Story

Video: Cool Video Footage!
January 3, 2011
Photo: De La Torre (right)

(JAN 4) WBAN received a video link to a special video that was created as a tribute to the fighter in all of us, this piece is a compilation of footage from the sparring sessions, club fights, amateur fights, and professional boxing matches of Clara de la Torre. Love it! To check it out go here - Sue TL Fox

Yankovich to fight McGee for Vacant WIBA Title
January 3, 2011

(JAN 3) On January 21, 2012, at the ReservClub in Lima, Peru, Brazilian Duda Yankovich will be fighting Mary Mcgee of Gary, Indiana, USA. The two will be fighting for the vacant WIBA Lightweight world title.  In a press release that WBAN received earlier today they wrote the following: "In what some thought was going to be an embarrassment for the Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA), in their pre-sanctioning a WIBA Lightweight World Title bout between Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez (16-3) and Valentina ...Full Story

Perozzi Wins by a Split Decision
January 3, 2011

(JAN 3) On Friday, December 30th, at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, in Trinidad, Bermudan Teresa Perozzi, won a 10-round split decision over Lorissa Rivas for the WBA world middleweight title. Final judges scores were 97-94, and 96-95 for Perozzi, and 96-94 for Rivas. More

Tanzania:  Bringing in the New Year with two female bouts
January 3, 2011

(JAN 3, 2012)  On Sunday night at the  Jamhuri Stadium, in  Morogoro, Tanzania, featherweight Asha Mzoa, of Tanzania, won a four-rounder by points over Salma Kihobwa, of...Full Details

"Snooki" Gets in on the Boxing Action!
January 2, 2012

(JAN 2) WBAN found an interesting press release on the net earlier today, reporting that  Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has decided to enter the ring as the owner of a professional boxing team. The release stated the following:  Polizzi, one of the stars of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore," is beginning a venture that seems more legit than the other we heard of recently: Dennis Rodman's topless women's basketball team. Full Story

2011 WBAN Yearly Award Winners
January 1, 2012

(JAN 1, 2012) WBAN has just posted the Top females in the sport, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the sport!  WBAN had a public form to get feedback from the boxing community in determining some of the awards!  Go here to see our top Picks!

WBAN's January 2012 Rankings!
January 1, 2012
Photo: Durell Wambolt

(JAN 1, 2012) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN January 2012 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here sport.   Full Story with Photos by Golden Boy Promotions

 

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