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JULY 2013

A tough rematch for the WBC super-flyweight female crown
by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
July 31, 2013

(JULY 31)  On Monday at the WBC headquarters were again face to face Zulina Muñoz and Maribel Ramirez.  La "Loba" Munoz, will give a rematch to Maribel Ramirez, as part of the boxing card "Pure Chloroform" that is presented by CANELO PROMOTIONS, Televisa and Fox Sports next Saturday august 3 at the "Agustín Millán" Gym of Toluca, Mexico.   Full Story

WBAN petitioning
International Olympic Committee On behalf of elite amateur women boxers
Press Release/WBAN
July 30, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 30, 2013) - On behalf of elite female amateur boxers, Women Boxing Archive Network (WBAN) has begun a petition addressed to the International Olympic Committee to increase opportunities and prevent discrimination against female boxers, as well as other women athletes.
The WBAN petition is specifically addressed to President Jacques Rogge & Executive Board (EB) International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.), Lausanne, Switzerland; President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu & Executive Committee - International Boxing Association, Lausanne, Switzerland (A.I.B.A).  Press Release

Suarez to fight for WBA title on Sampson Card
July 29, 2013

(JULY 29) Sampson Boxing chief Sampson Lewkowicz says he and his promotional partner, Carlos Gonzalez of Best Boxing, are happy and proud of the building excitement in Panama for their blockbuster return to the beautiful Megapolis Convention Center in the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday, August 10, entitled "LAS VEGAS IN PANAMA II".  The entire country has boxing fever in advance of their three-world-championship headlined by the return of superb Panamanian WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno (33-2-1, 12 KOs) making the eleventh defense of his 118-lb belt against Colombian southpaw William Urina (24-2, 20 KOs) in a 12-round duel.  Full Story

Press Release:  WBAN Petitions to increase weight classes in 2016 Olympics in Rio

WBAN is sending out a press release in regards to a WBAN Petition that we have started on behalf of the elite female athletics (amateur boxers), to get reconsideration by the I.O.C. to increase the weight classes in the Olympics for female amateur boxers.  At this time as it appears that it will stand for the next Olympics, there are only three weight divisions for females, and ten weight divisions for males.  We would like to advocate increasing weight divisions for females. The stats:  36 female boxers  - 250 male boxers for the Olympics.  Weight divisions:  Women:  three weight classes, flyweight, lightweight, and middleweight.   Men: Ten weight divisions:  light flyweight, flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight light welterweight, welterweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight, and super heavyweight. WBAN Petition

Model and professional boxer Tomomi Takano wins her second fight
by Samart
July 27, 2013

(JULY 27) On July 25, 2013 at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Tomomi Takano won over Yokkhao Loeicitygym from Thai by unanimous decision. The final judge scores were 39-37, 40-36, 40-36 Takano improved to 2-0 (1 KO)...Photos by Samart

Garbatt and Trivilino Battle to a Draw
by Mark A. Jones
July 27, 2013

(JULY 27)  Last night (June 26) at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt, 125, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, battled fan-favorite, Jackie “The Force” Trivilino, 126, Plattsburgh, NY, over eight hotly contested rounds at Ares Promotions Fight Night XI. Dispensing with her usual swarming style, Trivilino opened the show boxing from long range keeping her physically stronger opponent at a comfortable distance while initiating the exchanges by firing off punches in volume. Trivilino was successful with this tactic in the first stanza while Garbatt mostly concentrated on keeping her defense tight while finding her timing after nearly a year hiatus from the ring. Full Story by Mark A. Jones

Zulina la "Loba" Muñoz to fight August 3rd in Mexico to Defend her WBC Title
Photos and Story
by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
July 27, 2013

(JULY 27) The WBC super flyweight world champion, Zulina la "Loba" Muñoz, is more than ready to defend the crown against Maribel Ramirez, in the ring to be installed in the “Agustín Millán” Gym of Toluca, State of Mexico next Saturday AUGUST 3.   ...Full Story

Inaugural Canadian Golden Gloves Championship A National Success
by Rick McLean
July 26, 2013
©Photographs By Boxing Canada

(JULY 26)  From July 17th - 20th, Boxing Canada held its inaugural Golden Gloves championship tournament at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario. This tournament featured some of the top amateur boxing talent from across the country and was a warm up for the Canadian National Amateur Championships which take place in mid October in Regina, Saskatchewan. In addition, the tournament got special recognition and shout outs from former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis and the new federal opposition leader of Canada Justin Trudeau...Full Story

Heather Hardy wins on TKO in New York
by Bernie McCoy
July 25, 2013
Photo: Natasha Verma

(JULY 25) Heather Hardy raised her professional ring record to 6-0 with a four round TKO over Cassie Trost in a featured bout on DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing eight fight card, before at sell out throng at Roseland Ballroom, steps from the theater district in Times Square....Full Story

No More Women's Weights for Rio 2016
By Michael O’Neill
July 25, 2013

(JULY 25) The A.I.B.A has lost its battle to persuade the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C) to include three additional weights for Rio 2016 in a decision that will surprise and seriously displease all supporters of the sport worldwide.
Women’s boxing had been one of the great success stories of London 2012 and the AIBA had been hopeful that there could be six
..Full Story

Ortiz Wins by a Split for the WBA Title; Marina Isami Wins by decision
Photos/Source by Samart
July 24, 2013

(JULY 24) Last night at the Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan, Anabel Ortiz, 27 years old, now 12-3-0 (2KO), of Tepic, Mexico, won a 10-round split decision over previously undefeated Etsuko Tada, 32 years old, now 12-1-2 (2KO), of Kyoto, Japan.  Tada was defending her WBA [105 lb.] strawweight belt.   In a second, female bout, Bantamweight Marina Isami won her first pro bout, when she defeated pro debuter Chisa Tanaka.  Isami won by a four-round unanimous decision.  Full Story

Boxing Her Way to Equality and Justice
Elaine Weinstraub
July 23, 2013
Courtesy of the Vineyard Gazette, mvgazette.com. Copyright Vineyard gazette, all rights reserved.

The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard began as part of a promise to a little boy, and in 1998 the Shearer Cottage was dedicated as the first site on the Trail. The ambition was to reach a total of eight sites. That there were many stories was obvious, but the depth and range of the experiences that make up the tapestry of the African American experience on Martha’s Vineyard was amazing. From fugitive preachers to nationally known politicians, all the struggles and triumphs of people of color were part of the story of this Island. The Heritage Trail now has 25 sites with ..Full Story

Two Female Bouts in Japan
by Samart
July 23, 2013

(JULY 23) Last night at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, 35-year old Naomi Yamaguchi, of Tokyo,  faced 31-year old Chuthaporn Pradissan, of Bangkok, Thailand, in an super flyweight eight rounder non-title bout.  Yamaguchi was originally tentatively fighting Daniela Bermudez,  but according to our sources,  the contracts for a unification title failed in the negotiations.  In Yamaguchi's fight with Pradissan, Yamaguchi won by a first round [1:56] KO..Full Story

Tyrieshia Douglas Wins by Decision
July 21, 2013

(JULY 21) Last night  at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Tyrieshia Douglas, 110, now 3-0-0, a native of Washington D.C.  won a four-round unanimous decision over Marisol Miranda, 112.5, of Florida.  We were told that Douglas had scored a knockdown in the third round, but that Miranda stayed in the fight.  Photo: Douglas Facebook.

Bopp Wins by Decision in Argentina
July 20, 2013

(JULY 20) Last night at the Racing Club, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yesica Bopp, now 25-1-0 (11KO), of Buenos Aires, Argentina,  successfully defended her two flyweight (WBO and WBA) world titles when she defeated Anastasia Toktaulova, now 14-12-0 (2KO),  of Leesburg, Florida, by a 10-round unanimous decision.  

Get The Mayweather Experience!
Source/Press Release
July 19, 2013

(JULY 19) BoxerSponsors.com is presenting the ultimate boxing fan’s dream, an interactive experience with the most iconic family in boxing history - The Mayweathers. On Friday, September 13, BoxerSponsors.com has created an opportunity to start and end your day with Jeff, Roger and Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas. The experience will begin with close and personal gym time at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Participants will also be encouraged to attend the weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Finally, there will be an opportunity to end your day by adding an intimate dinner to complete this amazing experience with the Mayweathers at one of the fabulous MGM restaurants.  Full Story

Brenda Flores Wins by a decision over Castro in Mexico!
July 18, 2013

(JULY 18) Last night at the Las Pulgas, in Tijuana, Mexico, Brenda Flores, 112, now 4-1-0 (1KO), of Tijuana, won a four-round unanimous decision over Carol Castro (Madrid), 111¼, of Sonora, Mexico. Final judges scores were 40-36 on all cards. Source/Promoter

Hungary Head Medal Table in European Union Championships with Katie Taylor Awarded Boxer of the Tournament.
by Michael O'Neill
July 18, 2013
Photo: Courtesy iaba.ie

(JULY 18) Home Nation Boxers took pride of place as the 7th Edition of the European Union Championships came to a close in Keszthely, on the shores of Hungary’s Lake Balaton at the weekend.This year, for the first time, the Women’s Elite, Youth and Junior Championships were held at the same time at the Hotel Helikon Conference Centre. Full Story

My Defining Moment
by Cheyenne Caulder -
Amateur Boxer

July 16, 2013

(JULY 16) “Cheyenne ‘White Chocolate’ Caulder" the announcer screamed out my fighting name. I could hear people screaming for me from all sides of the ring. It was hard to believe but I was finally here, it was time for my very first fight, which happened to be my most defining moment...Full Story

Full Fight Video: Marcela Acuna vs. Melissa Hernandez

(JULY 16) WBAN has just posted the full fight video of the July 13, 2013 bout of Marcela Acuna, of Argentina, 125.5, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez, 124 1/4, of Miami Beach, Florida, USA. The two were fighting for the WBO female featherweight title eliminator.  Link

July 2013 WBAN World Rankings!
July 16, 2013


(JULY 16) Dee Williams has just posted our July 2013 world independent and computerized rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here! We also archive all of our ratings and others ratings throughout the years Here

Heather "The Heat" Hardy Returns to the Ring on July 24 in New York City!
July 16, 2013

(JULY 16) NEW YORK, NEW YORK - On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Heather “The Heat” Hardy (Brooklyn, NY pro record: 5-0-0) returns to the Roseland Ballroom in New York City against Cassie Trost (Seattle, WA pro record: 1-1-1) in a six-round bout. Hardy, a super bantamweight, last fought on April 4, 2013, winning her rematch with Mikayla Nebel by unanimous decision. ...Full Story

Finals:  2013 Women's Golden Gloves Tournament Championships in Florida
by Sue TL Fox
July 16, 2013

(JULY 16)  On Saturday night it was a "Wrap" for a very successful tournament for the female boxers who fought in the 2013 Women's Golden Gloves Tournament that was held at the  Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton, Florida. More

Hammer Retains WBF Crown, Thomas and Browning Draws
by WBF
July 14, 2013

(JULY 14) World Boxing Federation Womens World Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer retained her crown on Saturday night, July 13, at the Energie Verbund-Arena in Dresden, Germany when she unanimously outpointed tough Swedish challenger Mikaela Lauren. Promoted by Sport Events Steinforth, this was the sixth successful defense for the undefeated 22-year-old Dortmund-resident Hammer, since she won the WBF title in February 2011. Fight Report

Second Day of Amateur Boxing Action:  2013 Golden Gloves Tournament in Florida!
by Sue TL Fox
July 12, 2013
First Day Results

Daily Sheets of Amateurs

(JULY 12) In the second day of boxing action at the 2013 National Women's Golden Gloves Tournament that began on July 10th are the following results.  For more info on attending the event,  it is being held at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton, 1870 Griffin Rd. Dania Beach, Florida - 954-920-3300. Full Fight Results for Day Two!

Women's Boxing Action Worldwide This Weekend!
by Sue TL Fox
July 11, 2013

(JULY 11) On Friday night's action, at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, light flyweight Naoko Shibata, 9-3-0 (3KO), will be fighting Mika Oda, 5-6-1 (1KO), in an eight-rounder for a OPBF light flyweight title.   In Colonia, Uruguay, at the Club Plaza Colonia, light weltherweight Katia Alvarino, 5-1-0 (3kO), will face Victorina Britez, 3-3-2 (1KO). The two will fight a six-rounder.  Full Story

Results from Last Night's Boxing Action: 2013 Women's Golden Gloves Tournament and a List of Second Day Fighters!
By Sue TL Fox
July 11, 2013

(JULY 11) Early this morning WBAN received a win/loss sheet from Bonne Canino, in regards to the 2013 National Women's Golden Gloves Tournament that began yesterday. To attend today's amateur boxing action, it is being held at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton, 1870 Griffin Rd. Dania Beach, Florida - 954-920-3300...Full Story

Marcia Agripino: “Breaking Out” on July 27th
by Mark A. Jones
July 9, 2013

JULY 9) On July 27th,  at the Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, Marcia Agripino, of Ledyard, CT, is set to make her professional debut battling the underrated Vanessa “Lil Gladiator” Greco (1-2-3, 0 KOs) Brooklyn, NY. ..Full Story

Boxing: Taylor Takes Fifth Successive European Union Crown in Hungary
by Michael O'Neill
July 8, 2013

(JULY 8) The 7th European Union women's Senior, Youth and Junior Championships have just ended in Keszthely, Hungary and in particular it has been a very successful tournament for Irish boxers.  For some 10 years now Irish fans have been used to reading about Taylor's win in far away lands where she alone has carried the Irish flag.  How things have changed! In this first article on the European union we bring you a review of the championships from an Irish perspective courtesy of iaba.ie and in our second instalment later this week we will review the tournament and tell you who struck Gold,Silver and bronze in Keszthely at the weekend.  Full Story

Amateurs: Adams Wins by Decision
July 7, 2013
Photo:  Daily Mail
Source: SkySports

 (JULY 7) Yesterday Nicola Adams defended her EU Flyweight title and won by a unanimous decision Adams when she outpointed Bulgaria's Stoyka Petrova.  Other teammates who won:  Lisa Whiteside unanimous dec. over Czech 's Alice Sromkova, and Savannah Marshall unanimous decision over Holland's Nouchka Fontjin. Source/Skysports

Open Letter to Cecelia Braekhus from Chevelle Hallback
July 6, 2013

I'm not a typically one to go through social media call outs, but since it appears that Facebook comments that were made have apparently been erased and all my efforts to fight you again have been ignored, -I'm going public.  The bottom line is this:   I want you to know from me that I WANT A REMATCH.  More

Full Fight Video:  Yazmin Rivas vs. Kimika Miyoshi
July 5, 2013

(JULY 5)  WBAN has just published a video link of the complete fight that took place at the Unidad Deportiva López Mateos, Apatzingan, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico, that took place on June 29th.  Bantamweight Yazmin Rivas fought Kimika Miyoshi in a 10-rounder for the IBF Bantamweight title.....Video of Fight

Dominican female World Champions: A force to be reckoned with.
by Gregory Evertsz
July 3, 2013

(JULY 3) Former GBU Bantamweight world champion and current IBF featherweight world champion, 28-year old, Dahianna "La Cobra" Santana, 32-6-0 (14KO), IBF Super Bantamweight world champion, 22-year old, Katti "Super Baby" Wilson, 18-1-0 (11KO), undefeated WBO Super Welterweight world champion and Welterweight title challenger, 18-year old Oxandia "La Loba" Castillo,12-0-2 (9KO), and WIBF Super Bantamweight world champion and Super Featherweight challenger, 29-year old..Full Story with photos

Female World Title Bout Headlines Uruguay Card promoted by Sampson Boxing
July 2, 2013

(JULY 2) On Saturday, July 20, 2013, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing will make his triumphant return to his homeland of Uruguay, South America, for a night of world championship boxing at Estadio "8 de Junio" in the City of Paysandu.   Full Story

Adams, Jonas and Drabik shine on opening day of Women's 7th European Union Championships in Keszthely, Hungary
Story by Michael O'Neill
Photo by George Gillard
Of Daily Mail
July 2, 2013

(JULY 2) The 7th edition of the Women’s European Union Championships opened Monday at the Hotel Helikon Sport and Conference Centre in Keszthely on the shores of beautiful Lake Balaton in Hungary.  For the first time these Championships also incorporate the Youth and Junior Championships so for those present this week an opportunity to see in action the stars of today and some of Europe’s future Rio 2016 Olympic hopes....Full Story

Ava Knight:  A public response to Ana Maria Torres
by Ava Knight
July 1, 2013

(JULY 1)  Fighting the best in the world is something that doesn't come easy for female fighters. We have larger obstacles to get the opponents to agree on date and times and on top of that get paid decently, which is about less than 1% of the pay of the men.  I will never doubt I am one of the best fighters in the world right now and the best Flyweight fighter in the world. I have taken on all challenges with confidence and never back down from a big name. I have one flaw on my record that I take with a heavy heart because the..More







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