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JULY 2011

Baby Belts: Two Steps Forward,  One Step Back
by Sue TL Fox

July 31, 2011

(JULY 31) WBAN has been notified that there is another six-round title bout on the horizon, and we would like to make a statement in regards to this latest trend in the sport that will do nothing more than hurt it.   Statement

Video:  Two Warriors in the Ring!
July 31, 2011
Photo: Jose Rodriguez/WBC

(JULY 31) This is what WBAN is talking about with quality women boxers fighting each other in the ring. Jackie Nava and Ana Maria Torres is of that calibre that fans need to see on television!  Hats off to these two warriors who brought it to the ring last night!  WBAN has Round 10, 2, 4,5, 9 so far.  Check out the video!

McMorrow Wins by a Split
July 31, 2011

(JULY 31) Last night at the Aviator Sports Complex, in Brooklyn, New York, flyweight Melissa McMorrow, of San Carlos, California, won a second fight in New York this year, when she defeated Keisher McLeod Wells, with an eight-round split decision.  This was a rematch for the two.

Torres Wins by Decision
July 31, 2011

(JULY 31) Last night in a "History First" for the WBC, in Mexico, with their first Diamond Belt Championship for women, Ana Maria Torres, won by 10-round unanimous decision over Jackie Nava. Torres was also our pick for  WBAN's August 2011 Fighter of the month! 

Just In!  Results are in from Trinidad And Tobago
July 30, 2011

(JULY 30) Last night on the "Night of Champions" card,  at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago, Ria Ramnarine, 32, from Trinidad,  lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Russian boxer Anastasia Toktaulova, 34.
WBAN was told by our correspondent that the fight was close, with Ramnarine appearing to bring the fight to Toktaulova.  Toktaulova moved nicely in the ring, but Ramnarine reportedly being more aggressive in the bout. Regardless, the judges saw the fight go to the Russian in this particular bout. ..Full Story

Hot off the Press: Braekhus is NOT fighting Holm

(JULY 29) WBAN cannot say we did not try to tell some of the non-believers that this fight was never signed and was not set in stone to take place---but final word is out today---The fight is off for 2011!  As we had reported at the time when a press release was sent out by Team Sauerland talking about this fight taking place later this year, WBAN contacted ..Full Story

If WBAN was a "Fly on the Wall"!
by Sue TL Fox
July 28, 2011
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JULY 28) Lately we have had a lot of "Buzz" going on in the sport about the questionable title bouts that have been taking place in the sport. "IF" WBAN was a fly on the wall, we can only imagine the "negotiating stage" of some of these title bouts as boxing teams negotiate some of these great and glorious women's boxing titles fights that we are seeing in the sport lately. ..Full Story

Female Boxing in China
by Sue TL Fox
July 27, 2011
Photo: Sun Yanqun
In 2010 amateur bout

(JULY 27) Before I begin to talk about the data that I was able to obtain from many valuable sources from China, I would like to give a sincere "thank you" to all, for the help that I received in trying to learn more about the female boxers and the sport in itself in China.  This journey began in wanting to seek more information about the women boxers in China, after a fight that took place in July between Ji-Hyun Park of South Korea vs. Sun Yanqun, of China.   Full Story

Boxing Action in Hong Kong!
July 27, 2011

(JULY 27) On September 22, in Hong Kong, there will be a women's bout on the card featuring junior flyweight Jujeath "Bad Girl" Nagaowa, of the Philippines, who will be fighting an eight-rounder against Lookkaew Sithpracha from Thailand. Photo: Nagaowa/facebook

History First for WBC: Diamond World Championship
Source: WBC
July 27, 2011

(JULY 27) This coming weekend, a big fight is on the horizon, and a "History First" for the WBC, when they have their first Diamond Belt Championship, featuring Jackie Nava vs. Ana Maria Torres. The two will fight for the WBC Female super bantamweight Diamond Belt.  The venue for the fight is at the Metropolitan Arena.  Full Story

Newest Members of the WBAN Resource Team
by Sue TL Fox
July 27, 2011

(JULY 27) WBAN has just recently added three new WBAN Resource Team Members.  For those of you who do not know about the newest addition to WBAN, the WBAN Resource Team is a group of people in various fields related to the sport. We have physicians, trainers, people who have put on promotions, matchmaking, management of boxers, and more. They can answer general questions to help active, inactive, and retired boxers in many fields of the sport. They are dedicated individuals to help educate and share . ..Full Story

Boxing’s Future Stars to Vie for a National Title
by Julie Goldsticker
July 26, 2011

 (JULY 26)   While the top male open division boxers compete in the Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing, the future stars of the sport will be on display at the Junior  Full Story

Phase Two: WBAN is requesting Help in obtaining details about female boxers in China
July 25, 2011

(JULY 25) On July 23rd, WBAN requested assistance from the public to have a document that was presented to us translated that was written in Chinese. The document was a boxing record of boxer Sun Qun Yan, a boxer from China...Full Story

Ashley Wins WBC Superbantam Title
by Bernie McCoy
July 24, 2011

(JULY 24) Alicia Ashley, overcoming a slow start, won an unanimous ten round decision over a tough Chistina Ruiz and captured the vacant WBC super bantamweight title. The bout was the co-feature on Joe DeGurardia's initial "KO Cancer" benefit, staged outdoors at the Hunt's Point Produce Market in the South Bronx. Full Story

Raquel Miller takes the desert by storm and wins Desert Showdown Boxing Championship
Source/Blanca Gutierrez
Photo: Lori Steinhorst
July 23, 2011

(JULY 23) The 10th annual desert showdown in Palm Desert, California, is the second largest amateur boxing tournament in the U.S. It is a chance for boxers from all over the country and Mexico to showcase their talents in the ring. This tournament is a great experience since the competition is very deep. This year’s event drew over 1,000 boxers. ..Full Story

WBAN requesting Help
July 23, 2011

(JULY 23)  In July a fight took place in South Korea.  Ji-Hyun Park's opponent was listed as a pro debuter from China. We have received a document in Chinese that is her boxing record from that country.  We are asking if anyone could help WBAN in translating the document.  If you can, email Sue TL Fox

Latest Update on Vaia Zaganas!
July 20, 2011

(JULY 20) Check out the latest update that WBAN received on retired world champion, Vaia Zaganas!  Vaia told WBAN the following: "I just moved to Los Angeles 4 months ago to pursue acting and stunt work. I attended a full time acting program for the first 4 months. In my class I met a guy who is also new to Los Angeles, he taught yoga back in Boston. We both talked about how we missed teaching and thought it would be really fun to teach a class together. I felt that a fusion of bootcamp and yoga would really work ..Full Story

Chalk Up Another Questionable "World" Title bout
July 18, 2011

(JULY 18) WBAN has received a press release today about Angel "The Artist" McKenzie, 4-23-0 (0KO), set to fight for a world title belt. She will be fighting Mikaela Lauren this Saturday, July 23rd at the Polideportivo Municipal, in Chiva, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain...Full Story

Park Wins an IFBA Title
Source/Boxrec &
IFBA ratings
July 18, 2011

(JULY 18) On July 16th, at the Jecheon Gymnasium, in Jecheon, South Korea, Ji-Hyun Park, 101¾, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Sun Qun Yan, 101¾, of China.  The two were fighting for the  IFBA minimumweight title. Final judges scores were 92-98, 91-100, and 91-99. ..Full Story

Tony's Corner: Benefits of Explosive training for boxers
by Tony Rumanes
July 16, 2011

(JULY 16) This month I would like to talk about the benefits of "Explosive Training" for boxers. I cannot stress enough the importance of boxers training with the intent of developing explosive movements for not only speed but strength and quickness when you are actually..Full Story on WBAN Resource Team site
Boxing Action In Japan
Photos and results
by Samart
July 15, 2011

(JULY 15) On July 11, 2011, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Ayaka Miyao, now 11-5-2 (1KO) won by unanimous decision over Mika Oda 4-4-1 (1KO).  The two were scheduled to fight at strawweight in an six round bout. All three judges score cards ware 59-56.  After the bout Miyao appealed for..Photos

USA Boxing Scholarships Available!
by Angel Bovee /
Chair, USAB Athlete Advisory Council
July 15, 2011

(JULY 15)  ATHLETES --There are USA Boxing Scholarships available for athletes attending college or technical school for this fall. Deadline to apply is SEPTEMBER 1st!  The USA Boxing scholarship program was created to assist USA Boxing athletes attending a two or four year collage, a technical and/or vocational school. The grants are awarded.....Full Story

Latest Update on Erin McGowan
By Eddie Montalvo
 -Press Release
July 14, 2011

(JULY 14) Erin McGowan, WBO Lightweight Champion is continuing to follow her strict training regimen en-route to her title defense. As we all know, McGowan was scheduled to defend her WBO title recently against Amy Johnson who injured herself during training and could not compete; bout was cancelled....Full Story

Ashley Eyes 4th World Boxing Championship
July 13,  2011
Source/Press Release

(JULY 13) New York, NY--Three-time world champion Alicia “Slick” Ashley brings her graceful moves to the Bronx on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in an effort to capture her 4th world championship.  Promoted by Joe DeGuardia‟s Star Boxing, Ashley (16-9-1) will face formidable opponent Christina Ruiz (6-3-1) on the “Knock Out Cancer” boxing show at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx....Full Story

Zulina Munoz to fight Sandoval for "Silver" WBC Belt
by Sue TL Fox
July 13, 2011

(JULY 13) On July 16, 2011, Zulina Munoz, who has fought a string of inferior opposition for "WBC Youth" titles, and currently ranked #3 as a bantamweight with the WBC, will fight Kandy Sandoval, who is not ranked with the WBC. The two are fighting for the vacant "Silver" WBC bantamweight title...Full Story

Colonel is Back
by Benny Ricardo
July 11, 2011

(JULY 11) The pipes were clear; the energy through the roof and the main event took place right where he likes it, in his kill zone area. The Colonel, Bob Sheridan, was back on the air calling another championship fight that is rapidly nearing the thousand mark. Top Rank’s Director of TV production, Marty Corwin told the Colonel “You were in mid-season form, it was like you never left.” A legendary announcing career that dates all the way back to his call of the “Rumble in Jungle” between...Full Story

Raika to fight Mrdjenovich in Rematch on Sept. 22
July 8, 2011

(JULY 8) Fujin Raika (22--6-1) will fight Jelena Mrdjenovich (24--8-1) at Korakuen hall in Tokyo Japan, on Sept. 22. This is the WBC female super featherweight title eliminator bout.  Photo/Source: Samart

Kuroki TKOed Nongkiat from Thai
July 8, 2011

(JULY 8) Tonight (time zone in Japan) at the Kyuden gymnasium, in Fukuoka, Japan, Yuko Kuroki won by TKO over Nongkiat Rongrearnkilalorat Khon_kaen at 1:56 in the fourth round. Nongkiat went down in the second and fourth round.   The two were fighting for the WBC Atomweight Youth Title.  Samart

Nutrition Pugalistica - Giving the body what the body needs Part II
by Amit S.Katz
July 8, 2011

(JULY 8) In my first installment we established that the body needs four things 1.Oxygen 2.Water 3.Fuel and 4.Minerals.  I covered the difficult part of the equation Full Story on the WBAN Resource Team

Amateur Boxing Event in Las Vegas
July 7, 2011

(JULY 7) On July 9th, at the Palace Station, in Las Vegas, Nevada, "Johnny Tocco Day" Amateur boxing event will be held.  First fight begins at 4:00 p.m., Tickets are being sold at the Johnny Tocco's Boxing Gym - 10$ admission.

Holm vs. Braekhus: Contracts need to be signed
by Sue TL Fox
July 7, 2011

(JULY 7 WBAN received a press release early today from Team Sauerland, in regards to Cecilia Braekhus fighting Holly Holm.  They wrote the following: Later this year, WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight..Full Story

IFBA Presents Two Title Fights in Two Weeks
July 6, 2011
Photo/Park/IFBA site

(JULY 6) The IFBA is pleased to sanction two fights in South Korea in July and has sent over a special ambassador to oversee the matches. On Saturday, July 9, South Korean fighter Dan-Bi Kim (7-2) puts her IFBA Mini Flyweight title on the line against China’s Liu Jian Li (5-0) in Li’s first fight outside of China. The 10-round championship bout will take place in Ansung, South Korea.  Full Story

Letter Writing Campaign to IBHOF:  Lucia Rijker
by Amy Green
July 4, 2011

I'm working with Mark Jones on a letter writing campaign to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Our effort is to get Lucia Rijker on the ballot then ultimately inducted to the IBHOF. Please send a letter either by fax or postal mail to the address below if you are interested in participating. Lucia is great example of a female fighter to be represented in the IBHOF. Ballot consideration begins in October.  "Thanks, Amy"  Address:  IBHOF,  1 Hall of fame Drive, Canastota, NY 13032,
FAX: 315-697-5356.

Terri Moss to Supervise Korea Title Bout
by Amy Greene
July 3, 2011

(JULY 3) Retired female champion Terri "The Boss" Moss will travel to Jeollanam-do, South Korea and represent the WIBF/GBU as supervisor when Ju Hee Kim (14-1) defends her light flyweight titles against Fahpratan Looksaikongdon (7-2) on July 9, 2011. ...Full Story

Hernandez Named WBAN's July 2011 Fighter of the month! 
July 1, 2011

(JULY 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez for being picked as our WBAN July 2011 Fighter of the Month. She took a recent fight in Canada, fighting local boxer Jelena Mrdjenovich and pulling out a win

Just In: Kerri Hill to fight Lacey Crawford
July 1, 2011

(JULY 1) On July 16, 2011, on the "Nations Knockout" card at the Comanche Nation Casino, in Lawton, Oklahoma, on the undercard Kerri Hill will be facing Lacey Crawford. The headliner is "Comanche Boy" George Tahdooahnippah. Source: Amy Greene.







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