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Kay West Shines in Mexico
Source: Press Release
March 31, 2008

(MAR 31)  Female sensation Kaliesha "Wild Wild"  West continued to shine this weekend as she impressed fight fans in Mexico with a 2nd round TKO over Flor Verdugo at the “Gimnasio Tigre Garcia” in Ensenada, B.C., Mexico.   West controlled the fight from the beginning landing jabs at will and hitting Verdugo with power punches that..Full Story

McCarter Named WBAN’s Fighter of the Month Twice this year!
March 31, 2008

(MAR 31) WBAN is proud to announce that WBA’s World champion Layla McCarter, of Las Vegas, Nevada, has not once this year---but TWICE been named,  “WBAN’s Fighter of the month!”  She was chosen as fighter of the month in February, and again for April.  Full Story

Salandy Regains Her World Record
By Boxu Potts
March 31, 2008

(MAR 31) Giselle Salandy, who is the first person in the world of boxing to set a world record by winning six belts in one fight, has regained her world record from Natascha Ragosina, who took the record from Salandy two weeks ago by winning seven belts in one fight. Within the space of two weeks after losing the world record, Salandy was able to retake the record by winning eight belts in one fight, which are the WBC, WBA, WBE, WIBA, IWBF, GBU, WIBF and UBC.  Full Story

2008 Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament
March 30, 2008

The 2008 Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament will be held again this summer in Hollywood Beach, Florida.  This is one of the largest Women’s Amateur Boxing Tournaments in the Nation.  Full Story

Salandy Wins over Lukasik
March 30, 2008

(MAR 30) Last night at the Jean Pierre Complex, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago, junior middleweight Giselle Salandy, defeated Germany’s Karolina Lukasik, in a 10-round multi-title bout. Final judges scores were 94-97 on all cards. More on Results

Galassi Wins WBC Flyweight title
March 30, 2008

(MAR 30) Last night at the Palasport Villa Romiti, in Forli, Italy, Simona Galassi, remained undefeated, and won the WBC Flyweight title when she defeated Stefania Bianchini, in a 10-round unanimous decision. Both fighters are from Italy.

Braekhus Wins by a decision over Dieckmann 
March 30, 2008

(MAR 30) Last night at the Sparkassen-Arena, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, welterweight Cecilia Braekhus, 143½, won a six-round unanimous decision over Tatjana Dieckmann, of Hamburg, Germany.

Ro Beats Williams in Four Rounder
March 30, 2008

(MAR 30) At the Soaring Eagle Casino, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, on Saturday night, on the undercard, lightweight Kara Ro, won a four-rounder by a unanimous decision over Lakeysha Williams.

McCarter Wins by a Split, and retains WBA title
March 29, 2008

(MAR 29) Last night in Edmonton, Canada, Layla McCarter, 132.6, of Las Vegas, won a 10-round split dec. over Jelena Mrdjenovich, 134.8, of Edmonton. McCarter was defending her WBA Lightweight title. Final judges scores were 96-94, 96-94, and 94-96.

Results around the world in Women’s Boxing!
March 28, 2008

(MAR 28) Last night at the Cirque d'Hiver, in Paris, France, flyweight Audrey Garcia, had a four-round draw with Isabelle Leonardi Both Garcia and Leonardi are from France. In another women’s bout, flyweight Aziza Oubaita, 36 years old, TKO’d Roxana Tenea in the second round of a ...Full Story

Amanda Serrano to fight in Golden Gloves
March 28, 2008

(MAR 28) Today in New York, amateur boxer "Relentless" Amanda Serrano, of New York, will be fighting in the semifinals of the Golden Gloves.  Serrano told WBAN, “ I am in incredible shape ready for a great fight.”

Golden Gloves Semi-Finals: The Road to the Garden
Story/Photo by David Pambianchi
March 27, 2008

(MAR 27) On March 25, 2008, at Lindenhurst High School, N.Y., Golden Gloves boxers sought an Amateur's dream to make it to the Finals in Madison Square Garden, and perhaps, a professional career. But dues must be paid in time and sweat. Not lined with rose pedals, the path to this Garden requires courage, sacrifice, hard work, hard knocks, continuous training, endless fatigue, discipline, and can still... Full Story

Camp Notes: Kay "Wild Wild" West
March 27, 2008

(MAR 27) Moreno Valley, CA — Just days away from fighting for her first time in Mexico, undefeated bantamweight prospect Kaliesha "Wild Wild"  West is preparing her self mentally after a physical training camp in preparation for her bout with Mexican native Ceniz Meraz. West has been in camp for 8 weeks training diligently with her father and trainer Juan West.  Full Story

Conjestina Achieng to get worthy African opponent
By Edward Sande
March 25, 2008

(MAR 25) For lack of opponents, within the East and Central African region former GBU Women’s Middleweight champion, Conjestina Achieng has had to face off with the..Full Story

Christensen and  Idrissi Win by Decisions...
By Torben L.-Denmark
March 23, 2008

(MAR 23) Tonight in Esbjerg, Denmark, Anita Christensen, 117¾,  of Randers, remained undefeated,  24-0-0 (8KO), when she defended her WBC Bantamweight title against..Full Story

Jing Wins WIBA Super Flyweight Title
March 23, 2008

(MAR 23) On Friday night in Lu Zhou, China, Cheng Jing, 112½, TKO'd Thai's Dennapa Sakroongroang, 112¾, in the fourth round. The two were fighting for the WIBA Super Fly World title.  

Taylor Wins Gold in Russia
By Bernard O'Neill
March 22, 2008

(MAR 22) Consistent Irish lightweight Katie Taylor was back on top of the podium today after claiming a gold medal at the women's international tournament in Stipuno, Russia. following her 60Kg final win over Dariy Abramova.  Full Story

Nguyen to fight Stone
March 22, 2008
Source: Press Release

(MAR 22) On April 17, 2008, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, in Highland, California, Demi “Hard 2 Handle” Nguyen, 4-1 (2KO), will be fighting Dakota Stone, 8-7-5 (1 KO).  Special guests at this  Live Championship Boxing event is Special Guests Thomas Hearns and Joe Frazier.  Full Story

Video Streaming: Featuring Dunaway vs. Rodriguez
March 21, 2008

(MAR 21)  WBAN received some footage of the Hollie Dunaway vs. Wendy Rodriguez, a fight that took place in 2007.  The two are set to rematch on PPV on June 13th----to catch their first fight, Login

Moreno Dominates in
San Jose

By Mario Serrano
Photos By Jesus Sanchez

Photo Gallery #474

(MAR 21) WBC Champion Carina Moreno, 106, dominated Mayela Perez, 106,  in a four round tune up fight at the HP Pavilion in San Jose CA. From the opening round, Moreno graciously countered Perez with great speed and accurate punches as she improved to (17-1, 5KO's). Carina also won the second edition..Full Story

Just in! Graf and Sahin on Germany card
March 21, 2008

(MAR 21) WIBF and GBU super flyweight champion Alesia Graf (10-1-0, KOs 8) will defend her titles on May 3 in her hometown Stuttgart, Germany. Also Aziye Ozlem “Sugar” Sahin (5-0-0, KOs 3) vs. TBD.

Juarez to fight Hoy
March 21, 2008

(MAR 21) On April 3, 2008, at the Cowtown Colosseum, in the historical Stockyards, in Ft. Worth, Texas, Vanessa Juárez, 7-0-0 (2KO)  of Fort Worth, will be fighting Crystal Hoy, 3-1-2 (2KO), of Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will be fighting in the super bantamweight.

Taylor Advances to Final in Russia
By Bernard O'Neill
March 20, 2008

(MAR 20) Katie Taylor is just three two minute rounds away from adding another gold medal to her collection following a semi final victory at the international women's tournament in Stupino, Russia today.  The 20 year progressed to tomorrow's (March 21st) final after recording a 17-5 win over Alexandra Siderenko of the Ukraine this afternoon.  Full Story

Brittany Cruz to make her pro debut
March 21, 2008

(MAR 21) Two years ago, WBAN first ran a story on Brittany Cruz, who at the time was a student at Thornton High School, and was competing as an amateur boxer.  We have an update on Brittany, who’s aunt is world champion Terri ..Full Story

McGee to headline Card in Indiana
March 20, 2008

(MAR 20) On April 19, 2008, at the Majestic Star Casino & Hotel, in Gary, Indiana, on the "Majestic Rumble", Mary McGee of Gary will be featured in the main event.  No opponent has been announced as of yet.  Full Story

Perez to take on another tough battle
By Sue TL Fox
March 18, 2008

(MAR 18) This Thursday, at the HP Pavillion, in San Jose, California, Mayela Perez, of Mexico, will have her work cut out for her when she faces world title holder, Carina Moreno, 16-1 (5KO), who also has an extensive former amateur background prior to turning pro.  The two will fight in a four round bout on the undercard.  Full Story

Cynthia Talmadge Marches On...
By Mario Serrano
March 17, 2008

(MAR 17) On Saturday, Cynthia Talmadge, of San Francisco,  improved to (2-1, 2 KO's) when she knocked out Catalina De La Cruz via third round TKO, in a scheduled four-rounder, at the Doubletree Hotel, in..Full Story

Olivia Fonseca: It’s all about the speed.
by David Pambianchi
March 16, 2008
Photo Gallery #472 by Peter Frutkoff

(MAR 16) Last night at the WaMu Theatre in Madison Square Garden, Olivia Fonseca clashed with Christy Nickel for a schedule 4 rounds bout. Cristy Nickel  hoped for some lucky clover at the “Fist full of Shamrock” event. But “Beware the ides of ..Full Story

Ragosina and Schouten both win by decisions
Photos: Eroll Popova
March 16, 2008
Flash Photo Slideshow

(MAR 16) Last night at the Maritim Hotel, in Magdeburg, Germany, Natascha Ragosina, of Germany, defeated Teresa Perozzi, in a 10-round unanimous decision..Full Story

Holm-Sanders Las Vegas Press Conference
March 15, 2008

(MAR 15) Today in Las Vegas, Nevada, the three-city media tour concluded in their promotion of the Holly Holm vs. Mary Jo Sanders  fight that will take place on June 13, 2008.  To get full details  Photo: Mary Ann Owen of BILV

Moreno-Olszewski Added to June 13 Card..
By Bernie McCoy
March 15, 2008

(MAR 15) Carina Moreno (16-1) and Eileen Olszewski (5-0-1) have been added to the June 13 lineup at the Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, NM. The card is headlined by Holly Holm...Full Story

Tonight: Ragosina – Perozzi to fight for seven belts
Photos: Eroll Popova

March 15, 2008
Photo Flash Slideshow

(MAR 15) Tonight at the Maritim-Hotel, in Magdeburg, Germany,  in the main event, undefeated Natascha Ragosina, 16-0-0 (11KO), of Magdeburg, Germany, will be fighting Teresa Perozzi, 6-2-1 (1 KO) formerly from Bermuda, and fighting out of Santa Monica, California, U.S.A. The two will be fighting 10 rounds,  for seven world title belts. (WIBF, WBA, GBU, WIBA, WIBC, WBC, IWBF).  The fight will be...Full Story

Skovgaard Wins by Tenth Round TKO
Source: Torben L. of Denmark
March 15, 2008

(MAR 15) Last night at the Odense Idraetshal, in Odense, Denmark, Vinni Skovgaard (5-0-0) won the vacant WBC International Junior Welterweight title by defeating Belgian Zelda Tekin (4-1-0) by TKO (0:40 seconds) in the tenth..Full Story

Clampitt Retains IWBF Title
WBAN Correspondent
March 15, 2008

LINCOLN, R.I.-- In a performance that proved more methodical than flashy, Jamie Clampitt retained her IWBF International Womens Boxing Federation lightweight title in a 97-93, 95-95, 97-93 decision over Belinda Laracuente last night at Twin Rivers Event Center as part of Jimmy Burchfield's  Full Story

Talmadge vs. Catalina de la Cruz
By Mario Serrano
 Press Release
March 15, 2008

(MAR 15) San Francisco native Cynthia Talmadge (1-1, 1 KO) is ready to battle Southern California's Catalina De La Cruz in a four round bout set to take place tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. Thompson Boxing Promotions brings you the action as Talmadge looks to rally off her last victory, a second round knock out over Leonie Hall.  Full Story

Julaton Wins by Decision
Photos and text
by Mary Ann Owen
March 14, 2008
Photo Gallery #471

(MAR 14) Last night at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on  the undercard, Ana Julaton, 123,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Clara De La Torre, 123,  in a four rounder. Scores 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.  Full Story

Saperstein to fight on
April 18th

March 14, 2008

(MAR 14) On Friday, April 18, 2008, at York Hall, Laura Saperstein of the UK, will take to the ring again, against a "to be announced" opponent. After the April 18th bout, Saperstein plans to tackle a bigger fight outside the ring.  Full Story

Holm-Sanders Press Conference
March 13, 2008

 ALBUQUERQUE (March 13, 2008) – A Fresquez Productions, Inc. press conference was held today at the Isleta Casino & Resort to formally announce “Finally,” the pay-per-view..Full Story

Weigh-in Today in Rhode Island
March 13, 2008

(MAR 13) The weigh-in was held today for tomorrow nights “Rumbe at the River” that will be held at the Twin River Events Center, Lincoln, Rl. The card is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.  Full Story

Belinszky-Shaffer to fight for two titles
March 13, 2008

(MAR 13) The Hungarian Strawweight Krisztina Belinszky, (21-6-2; 9KO's), will be fighting Melissa Shaffer  in 10 rounder, for the WIBC and GBU 100 lb. world titles on May 31, 2008.  The two will be featured in the..Full Story

Media Tour Begins today in Detroit
Source: Press Release
March 12, 2008

The Holm-Sanders media tour kicked-off today in Detroit at the Andiamo Restaurant, continues tomorrow (Thursday, March 13 – 2 PM/MT) at the Isleta Casino & Resort (Bingo Showroom), and concludes Saturday morning (11 AM/PT) with a breakfast/press conference at the Luxor Hotel & Casino (Nile Chambers Room A & B) in Las Vegas.  Full Story

Press Conference:  Ragosina vs. Perozzi
March 12, 2008

(MAR 12) Yesterday the press conference was held for the upcoming multi-world title bout that will be featuring Bermuda's Teresa Perozzi, and Natascha Ragosina , of Germany.  The two will be unifying many belts from..Full Story

Nickel - Fonseca at Final Pre-Fight Press Conference
Source: Press Release
March 11, 2008

(MAR 11) The final press conference for the pre-St. Patrick’s Day Madison Square Garden extravaganza called “A Fistful of Shamrocks” was held today, March 10th, at Jack Demsey’s Irish pub on East 33rd Street in midtown Manhattan. The show is being promoted by the newly created Celtic..Full Story

Millar Wins by Unanimous Decision
Photo Gallery #470

March 10, 2008

(MAR 10) On Saturday, at the Hamilton Convention Centre, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Junior Middleweight Marianne Millar won a four-round unanimous decision over Nicole Woods. Photo: Durell Wambolt

Nunez and Johnson win at the Silver Reef..
Photo & Story by Mike Blair
March 10, 2008

(MAR 10) Northwest women Merced Nunez and Tammie Johnson both scored wins Saturday Night at the Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington. Merced Nunez (7-1 2KO)...Full Story

Eileen Olszewski: “Hawaiian Mongoose” Hungry for Titles
by David Pambianchi
March 9, 2008

(MAR 9) With many different Title Belts, conflicting point systems, weight classifications so close that a fighter can eat a cheeseburger deluxe and move from one division to another, and home advantages that make you wonder if the judges saw the same fight, who’s the Champ? Women’s Boxing manager, David Selwyn, claims to know the answer.   Full Story

McCarter: "I Stopped Domingo, now I'm coming after you Jelena!"
March 9, 2008

(MAR 9) On Friday night at the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Layla McCarter  rematched with Dominga Olivo, fighting three-minute rounds, scheduled to go eight---but she stopped Olivo in the sixth round.  And right off the tail end of that fight---McCarter is set to fight Jelena Mrdjenovich of Edmonton,  on March 28, 2008, in..Full Story

Quick Results from Germany
March 9, 2008

(MAR 9) Last night in Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Ina Menzer, 125¼, delivered Canadian Sandy Tsagouris, 126, her first professional loss, when Menzer defeated Tsagouris with a 10-round unanimous decision for the..Full Story

Garbatt Wins by fourth round KO
March 6, 2008

(MAR 5) Last night in New York City, New York,  at the Manhattan Center, and promoted by  Lou DeBella's Broadway Boxing, featherweight Lindsay Garbatt, of Canada defeated Tracy Hutt, of Island Park, by a KO in the fourth round. Hutt was making her pro debut.  Full Story

Amateurs Esparza and Villapondo to compete in Colorado Springs
by Team Esparza

(MAR 5) Houston's Marlen Esparza, the youngest boxer on the U.S. national team, is finishing up training, in anticipation of traveling back to the Olympic Training Center on March 8, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Esparza will be competing for her number one ranking a third time in a U.S. championship. Esparza is currently number one in the nation and number three in the world.  Full Story

Two Women's Bouts at the Silver Reef Casino..
by Mike Blair
March 5, 2008

(MAR 5) A couple of northwest fighters will be in action Saturday, March 8th at the Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, Washington. Merced Nunez (6-1- 0 2KO) will face Caitlin Dance (2-0) in featherweight..Full Story

Ragosina-Perozzi to fight for seven belts
Source: Thomas Wischnewski
March 4, 2008

(MAR 4) WBAN received a press release yesterday that Natascha Ragosina, 16-0-0 (11KO), will be fighting on March 15, 2008, in Magdeburg, Germany, (Live 11:00 p.m. on DSF) against Teresa Perozzi for the total of seven belts (WIBF, GBU, WBA, WBC, IWBF, WIBA and WIBC.) The event is called “Seven at one stroke".   Full Story

Stalemate in Durango
By Ewan Whyte
March 4, 2008

(MAR 4) On Friday night (2009-02-29)  in the gymnasium of the Auditorio Centenario in Gómez Palacio (Durango), Yazmín “Rusita” Rivas had to battle for “ten emotional rounds”, as Humberto Vázquez Frayre..Full Story

Women's Boxing: Simple but Not Easy
By Bernie McCoy
March 3, 2008

A really smart woman once told me that everything difficult in life is, in the final analysis, really quite simple to solve. It's not easy, she cautioned, but when you examine it closely, the solution is, usually, quite simple. The sport of Women's boxing probably fits, handily, into that category; the attempts to bring success to the sport have been long and difficult, but, in the final analysis, achieving that success is, really, quite simple.  Full Story

Photos: Jessica Rakoczy vs. Belinda Laracuente
March 3, 2008
Photos: Bob Silverman

(MAR 2) WBAN has just posted a Photo Gallery #469, and a Photo Flash Slideshow #83 of the Jessica Rakoczy  vs. Belinda Laracuente bout that took place in Lemoore, CA.

Female Training Camp
By Durell Wambolt
March 2, 2008

 (MAR 2) Toronto Newsgirls has agreed to host an all female training camp. It is scheduled for Sunday, March 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The camp will include: sparring, information session and other activities..Full Story

WBAN's March 2008 Rankings!
March 1, 2008

(MAR 1) Dee Williams has posted the latest WBAN March 2008 rankings.  This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

Kentikian Wins
by TKO over Goodson

By Torben L. -Denmark
March 1, 2008

(MAR 1) Last night at the Sporthalle, in Hamburg, Germany, Susianna Kentikian, 112, now 20-0-0 (15KO), easily defeated her opponent, Sarah Goodson, 110, by stopping her by TKO [0:57 seconds] in the third round of a scheduled 10-round bout.  Kentikian was defending her WBA and WIBF....Full Story

Tonight: Rakoczy vs. Laracuente
Photos: Bob Silverman
February 29, 2008

(FEB 29) Tonight at the Tachi Hotel & Casino, in Lemoore, California, Jessica Rakoczy and Belinda Laracuente will be fighting on the card for the NABF Lightweight Title. Both made weight, with Rakoczy coming in at 134 ½, and Laracuente, 135 lbs.  Full Story

Olszewski Dethrones Reid for WIBA Title
By Bernie McCoy
February 29, 2008

(FEB 29) Eileen Olszewski, 110 ½, fighting in her present hometown, won the WIBA flyweight title last night with a ten round majority decision over Elena Reid, 111, of Las Vegas at the Roseland Ballroom, minutes from Broadway, in New York City on the under-card of a boxing program promoted by Cedric Kushner's Gotham Boxing and Steve Bash's..Full Story

Scragg Wins by TKO over Annan
John E.G. Wilson
February 29, 2008

(FEB 29) Last night at the Civic Hall, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, in the large modern hall in the centre of this industrial town, local promoters P.J. Rowson and Errol Johnson staged an 8 bout Championship Tournament before a well behaved, but enthusiastic audience of 800 patrons.  Full Story

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