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MARCH 2012

Vincent Wins by a unanimous decision over Dulin
March 31, 2012
Photo: Dulin

(MAR 31)  Ledyard, CT --For a relative newcomer, featherweight Shelito “Shelly” Vincent proved to be more than comfortable under the bright lights and high profile often chaos that follows the ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” caravan.  Vincent, making just her second outing as a professional earned a 40-36, four round, unanimous decision over Karen Dulin on the under card of last night’s edition of the popular series at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The aptly named “All In” card was promoted by Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES)...Full Story

Update/Tonight: One female bout on the undercard in Woodland
March 31, 2012
At the Scales - All Boxers

(MAR 31) Tonight (Sat) at the Warner Center Marriott, in Woodland Hills, California there will be one female bout on the undercard. Celine Roman is scheduled to fight Claudia Gutierrez. The fight will be for four rounds.....Updated Press Release

Katie Taylor fights two American boxers
by Michael O'Neill
Credit: Sports News Ireland
Photo Credit: Kevin Brusie
March 30, 2012

(MAR 30)  Katie Taylor fans have two opportunities of seeing the world champion in action in Ireland this week ,firstly against USA star Liz Leddy from Portland Maine in Cork City’s Silver Springs Moran Hotel on March 30th.  Following that March 30th encounter in Cork, Katie meets another highly rated USA boxing star, N’yteeyah Sherman, the promising, 6ft tall, 19 yrs old from Barberton, Ohio on March 31st, the main bout on the annual Peter ...Full Story

Two Female Bouts on "Saturday Boxing Fever" 70s Show
March 28, 2012

(MAR 28) This Saturday, at the Warner Center Marriott, in Woodland Hills, California there will be two female bouts on the undercard. In one bout, Celine Roman will face Claudia Gutierrez, and in a second bout, Holly Lawson will take on tough veteran Lisa Lewis. Each bout will be a four rounder. Full Story

Full Card set for “Battle at the Boat 86”!
March 28, 2012

(MAR 28)  Halquist Productions has finalized all bouts for “Battle at the Boat 86”.  The card takes place Saturday evening at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma and tickets are available by going to Ticketmaster.com or calling the casino box office at 1-888-831-7655.  Headlining the card is a ten round lightweight showdown between Fort Worth, TX’ Jose Hernandez and Kenyan Peter Oluoch. Both men fought tough competition and gave highly favored opponents all they can handle. Between Oluoch’s 9,000 mile journey to Tacoma and Hernandez’ insistence on fighting toe-to-toe, this match-up already has plenty of interest.   Full Story

Yankovich: Ripped off or not?
March 27, 2012

(MAR 27)  WBAN has received a link to the full video of the fight between Duda Yankovich vs. Enis Pachecho, that took place on March 16, 2012 at the Coliseo Elias Chewing in Barranquilla, Columbia.  The two were fighting for the WBO Lightweight title.  One of our WBAN researchers who help us with upcoming events and boxing results wrote the following and...Full Story

Ploynapa Sakrungrueng: Her record speaks for itself
by Sue TL Fox
March 27,  2012

(MAR 27) On March 30, 2012, there will be a multi-world title belt fight up for grabs between Ju Hee Kim, ranked #15 with boxrec (world ratings) and Ploynapa Sakrungrueng, ranked #44 on Boxrec (world ratings). [Sakrungrueng's boxing record] An excerpt of a press release that WBAN received from the WBF, stated the following, “South Korea’s World Boxing Federation Women’s World Light Flyweight Champion Ju Hi Kim is set to make her second title-defense on Friday March 30 in hometown Seoul, taking... ..Full Story

Irizarry to fight Kuhn in Mainliner in Hartford
March 26, 2012
Photo: Addy Irizarry

(MAR 26) On Saturday, April 14, 2012, pro boxing returns to Hartford, Connecticut, at the Connecticut Convention Center as Ring Promotions, in association with Big Six Entertainment, presents "Stepping Up."  In the mainliner, the event will feature female boxers, when Hartford fan favorite Addy Irizarry will be fighting Sarah Kuhn (4-1-1 (1KO), in an eight round bout.  In an undercard bout, Bridgeport female welterweight Marva Dash will be fighting.  Opponent has not been named at this time. Full Story

Behind the Scenes with Mariana Juarez
By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo by Alma Montiel/WBC
March 25, 2012

(MAR 23)  In the context of a public that was affectionately, Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez was presented at the esplanade of “La Plaza de las Estrellas” in Mexico City, this Saturday afternoon March 24. Full Story

Vasquez Defeats Luz Rodriguez
March 25, 2012

(MAR 25) Last night at the Gimnasio Municipal, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, Susana Vazquez, 110¼, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Luz Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 110, began as a pro 11 years ago. She left the sport in 2005, and returned in 2009.

Castillo Wins over Velez
March 25, 2012

(MAR 25) Last night in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Katy Wilson Castillo, 121½, hometown fighter won a 10-round unanimous decision over Ada Velez, 121½,  for the IBF super bantamweight title.  Judges scores were 97-93, 97-93, 97-93.  Photo: Mary Ann Owen - for more details go to results segment

Mrdjenovich's Wins by First Round TKO
March 24, 2012

(MAR 24) Last night in Edmonton, Canada, Jelena Mrdjenovich, 126,  won the vacant featherweight WBC / WIBA titles when she stopped Lindsay Garbatt, 126,  1:45 seconds in the first round.  This was a trilogy for the two, with the first two fights, Garbatt winning in one fight a majority decision and another by a split.

Historic Night at National Stadium
By Michael O’Neill
Credit: SportsNewsIreland.com
March 24, 2012

(MAR 24)  A historic first ever women’s boxing international in Ireland last night was inevitably dominated by Katie Taylor whose 25-5 win over Dutch champion Jessica Belder was watched by a few hundred spectators in the Stadium and countless others at home and abroad via the IABA’s welcome ‘Live streaming’ coverage of all eight bouts. ...Full Story

Lopes Wins by Decision in Rhode Island
March 24, 2012

(MAR 24)  LINCOLN, R.I.--The old adage that a ‘win is a win’ certainly applied to Aleksandra Lopes’ in her Welterweight match up with Ashleigh Curry at the Twin River Casino Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island Thursday night.  Lopes collected a 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 four round unanimous decision victory over Curry in a fight that had both boxers admitted they were perplexed at their opponents respective styles. The results of which produced a few unexpected lulls in the action....Full Story

Cindy and Amanda Serrano (sisters) will be on same card!
March 24, 2012

(MAR 24) April 27, 2012, at the Cloetta Center in Linkoping, Sweden, Cindy Serrano (sister of Amanda who is fighting Frida Wallberg for a WBC title), will also be on the card,  Team Serrano told WBAN that Cindy will be fighting Mikaela Lauren in a six rounder.

Exhibition Bouts in Japan!
Photos/story by Samart
March 23, 2012

(MAR 23) Last night in an interesting feature on a boxing card at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, there were three exhibition bouts on the card.  In the exhibition bouts, multi-world champion junior flyweight Yesica Bopp, 19-0-0 (9KO), and  WBC Champion, Erica Anabella Farias, 13-0-0 (7KO), both from Buenos Aires, Argentina fought on this card.  Full Story with Photos

Upcoming Event: Legendary Jake LaMotta attending Inaugural NY State Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
March 23, 2012

(MAR 23)  Living legend Jake "The Bronx Bull" LaMotta has confirmed his attendance Sunday, April 1 at the inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame ("NYSBHOF") induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York...Full Story

American Boxing Productions: Tampa Bay Warriors Fight Series is Back!
March 22, 2012

(MAR 22) The first event had been scheduled to take place at the Tampa Convention on Friday, March 2, 2012. Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the event, the Florida State Boxing Commission was forced to pull the plug due to an unforeseen situation that left Jerry Estrada, the promoter of the event, with less than the minimum amount of bouts required for a sanctioned event in the State of Florida. While most first-time promoters would have called it a day, Jerry Estrada did the unthinkable; he paid all the fighters, in full, paid everyone involved with the show and returned all ticket monies immediately...Full Story

USA Boxing’s Elite Women Prepare for the 2012 Continental Championships in Canada
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
March 19, 2012

(MAR 19) --- A full squad of USA Boxing’s top female boxers will test their skills against elite women from north, central and south America at the 2012 Women’s Continental Championships, April 4-7, at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The United States will send a full squad of 10 athletes to the event with the three Olympic Trials champions joining the 2012 USA Boxing National Champions in the seven non-Olympic weight divisions. Full Story

One on One Interview with Alesia Graf
by Sue TL Fox
March 19, 2012
Photos: Team Graf

(MAR 19) This week WBAN received an opportunity to have an interview with Alesia Graf---who now fights out of Australia.  She talks to WBAN about her role in the sport, what she would like to accomplish, and where she plans to go after she stops boxing.  Interview is as follows:  Full Story

Amanda Serrano: Focused on Fighting
by Bernie McCoy
March 19, 2012

(MAR 19) It had been 17 months since I last walked down Weirfield St. in Brooklyn and I was heading for the same place, Kidz Fitness Gym. The same imposing sentinel was at the front entrance, Jordan Maldonado, surveying his domain on this unseasonably warm March morning and, as always, loaded to overflow with boxing talk, most of it right on target. In other words, very little had changed since my last trip to the Ridgewood section in the borough of churches in the city of New York. But inside the gym, where Maldonado headed up the support team for Amanda Serrano, things had changed considerably for that 23 year old female boxer.  Full Story

Two Queens for a Crown
By Raquel Ruiz
Photo Boxeo de Gala
March 17, 2012

(MAR 17)  Tonight in Mexico City, the Jamaican born and New York resident, Alcia "Slick" Ashley, (17-9-1, 1 KO) is ready to defend her World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight world title in the card "Two Queens for a Crown" hosted by Boxeo de Gala and they are expecting 5,000 aficionados. Full Story

Results: Two Female bouts in Japan
Photos and results
by Samart of Japan
March 16, 2012

(MAR 16)  This week on March 12, 2012, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, there were two women bouts on the card.  Kimika Miyoshi won a six-round rematch with Mari Inamoto by a unanimous (59-55, 59-56, 58-58) decision at a catch weight of 53.3 kg...More with photos

Hot New Boxing Prospect: Laura "Cyclone" Kelly
By Chris Maylett
of britishboxers.co.uk
March 15, 2012

(MAR 15) Laura 'Cyclone' Kelly is one of the hot amateur boxing prospects in the country, and in our opinion, destined to be one of the very best female fighters this country has produced. We went along to Laura's training camp at the Manchester Boxing Centre of Excellence, in Gorton, run by Kevin Williams, to film our two part picture of this superb boxing talent. Full Story with Videos

Dionicius Wins by TKO
March 11, 2012

(MAR 11) Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora "La Gurisa" Dionicius, 117½,won by a fifth round TKO over Natalia Vanesa Lopez, 121¾, in a scheduled eight round bout. In  WBAN's 2011 Yearly Awards  Dionicius was named our "Rookie of the Year. To read more about her fight, go here.

Results from Argentina
March 10, 2012

(MAR 10) Last night in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monica Acosta,  of Argentina, remained undefeated, with now a 16-0-2 (2KO) record when she won a 10-round unanimous decision over Michelle Bonassoli. Acosta was defending her WBC junior welterweight title.  More Details on Recent Results

Results from the UK: Areti Mastrodouka vs. Kristine Shergold
Photos and Story by
John E. G. Wilson
March 10, 2012

(MAR 10) The awful British Weather – cold with pouring rain, did not put off the loyal band of boxing fans at London, England’s York Hall, Bethnall Green on the afternoon of Sunday, 4th March 2012.  SEIZE THE DAY was the event’s title staged by The Queen of British Professional Boxing, Miranda Carter of LEFT JAB promotions.   Full Story

Canadian Mary Spencer Picks up Sponsorship from Covergirl
March 9, 2012
Release Credit: Business Wire

(MAR 9) In a press release that was distributed to Canadian online news sources, they have reported that one of Canadian's top amateur female boxers, Mary Spencer and other female and male athletes have been signed with Procter & Gamble Canada.  WBAN would like to say congratulations to not only Spencer but all the other fine athletes named in the press release.   Full Story

Janet Dutton: University Student at Park University in Texas
March 8, 2012

(MAR 8) WBAN was contacted earlier this week by a student, Janet Dutton, who is currently attending Park University, in Del Rio, Texas, at the Laughlin Air Force Base. Dutton was working on a paper “Women Boxers: Gaining a Knockout on Sexism or Sexism knocking them out” that she was writing for a school project...Full Story

McLeod-Wells, Alcivar Light Up Times Square
by Bernie McCoy
March 8, 2012

 (MAR 8) Keisher McLeod-Wells and Patty Alcivar, two of the treasure trove of New York female boxers staged a six round testament to just how good their sport can be when the right fighters are matched by the right..Full Story

2012 Olympic Updates naming eight Kenya Female Boxers on Team
March 7, 2012

(MARCH 7) On the Standard Media online website, they have reported that the Ministry of Sports said that they lack confidence in the men’s team picked to represent the country in the May Olympic qualifiers in Morocco. In the article they quote Sports Secretary Wilson Lagat saying that the team of 22 men excludes boxers from Armed Forces and Administration Police and therefore is not strong enough to represent the country. According to this news source, Kenya will be sending a women’s team to China next month for the Olympics qualifiers. The female are-48kg: Christine Shisoka; 52kgs: Mary Wambui; 54kgs: Ruth Odongo; 57kgs: Rebah Matanda; 60kgs: Mary Muthoni; 64kgs: Cecilia Nyaranga; 69kgs: Durry Wanjiku and 75kgs: Elizabeth Adhiambo (Nairobi).  More Details

"Brawl in the Mall 3" Amateur boxing event
March 7, 2012

(MAR 7)  On March 17, 2012, on a "Brawl in the Mall 3" boxing card that will be held at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall Arena, located in St. Lawrence County, Massena,  starting at 4:00 p.m., will feature men's and women's boxing on the card.   The third annual event will be put on by the Standing Rock Boxing Club.  Full Story

Add another “black eye” in boxing
Online News Sources
March 6, 2012

(MAR 6)  On Saturday night, March 3, 2012, at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City, Bohol,  Philippines, in the main event, a scam of a fight took place in men’s boxing when featherweight Filipino boxer Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista, was duped into fighting another “Genaro 'Panterita' Garcia” and not the intended opponent, “Genaro 'Poblanito' Garcia”, in a non-title ten rounder on the card..Full Story

Villalobos to take on Tough Veteran Alicia Ashley
Source: pitlane.mx
March 6, 2012

(MAR 6) On March 17, 2012, in Mexico City, Mexico, Maria Elena “The Rush” Villalobos will fight Alicia “Slick” Ashley for the WBC Super Bantamweight world title.  Ashley, originally from Jamaica, who fights out of New York, will be fighting out of venue, when she goes to Mexico to take on Villalobos--but Ashley has not been known to shy.....Full Story

Congrats to Sandy Tsagouris!
March 5, 2012

(MAR 5)  WBAN would like to give our congratulations to Canadian female boxer, Sandy Tsagouris, for the recent birth of her daughter,  Celina Sophie, 7 lbs., 9 oz. Team Tsagouris told WBAN that Sandy is back in the gym, and  is looking to be back in the ring possibly by the summer. 

Twenty Boxers Win National Championships at Fort Carson
by Julie Goldsticker
March 4, 2012

(MAR 7) Twenty boxers claimed national titles on Saturday at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships at the Fort Carson Special Events Center near Colorado Springs, Colo. For 14 of the day’s national champions, they earned not only a gold medal but also the right to represent the United States in two critical international competitions.  Full Story

Results from Argentina
March 4, 2012

(MAR 4)  Last night at the Anfiteatro Verónica,in  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carolina Duer, won by a second round TKO over Milena Tronto. The two were fighting for the WBO Super Flyweight world title. In a second female bout Jessica Cabrera won a four-round unanimous decision over Norma Caucota.

Thirty-five Athletes Advance to Final Round Action
by Julie Goldsticker
March 3, 2012
Photo credit: Sue Fox

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – The long road to championship night concluded on Friday afternoon at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships with 35 semifinal bouts. All the semifinalists in both the male and female divisions took the ring on Friday with hopes of advancing ..Full Story

The Plug was Pulled on the Hallback-Blair card!
March 3, 2012

(MAR 3) Last night WBAN was made aware that the card featuring Chevelle Hallback vs. Terri Blair was cancelled.  We have been told reasons for the cancellation but of what WBAN was told it was  not because of the fights on the card itself.

Boxing Action:  Argentina
March 3, 2012

(MAR 3) Last night at the Club El Ciclon, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, featherweight Victoria Bustos, now 3-0-0 (0KO), won a four-round unanimous decision over Marisa Gabriela Nunez (photo), now 3-2-1, on the undercard. Both fighters are out of Argentina.

WBC World Champion Mariana "Barbie" Jaurez Visited The Daya Foundation
Photos/Story by
Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
March 2, 2012

(MAR 2) On Monday, Mariana "Barbie" Juarez, visited the DAYA Foundation in Mexico City, Mexico,  to bring a message of hope and inspiration to the residents, where there is psychological, moral and economic help for young women who have become mothers because of violations or other problems, and who have been placed in the difficult position of facing the responsibilities of motherhood at a young age.,..Full Story

The Quarterfinal Competitors are Set at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
March 2, 2012
Photo credit: Sue TL Fox

(MAR 2)  The quarterfinalists have now been determined at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships as the competition closes its fourth day of action at the Fort Carson Special Events Center. Wednesday’s boxing featured the first appearance of the female boxers with first round action taking place in the bantamweight, featherweight and light..Full Story

Upcoming 2012 Asian Confederation Women's Boxing Championship
Photo: Outlook India
March 1, 2012

(MAR 1) From March 16-26, in the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, the 2012 Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championship will be held. According to local news source Times of India, the tournament should serve as a good preparatory event for the female boxers who are participating in the 2012 AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships, May 9-20, in Qinhuangdao, China...Full Story 







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