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MARCH 2017

Victoria Bustos Decisions Kim Connor and Retains her IBF Lightweight Title
Source:  Press Release/
Leslie Bonano
March 29, 2017

(MAR 29) In a recent press release that WBAN received, it was in regards to a recent world title bout that took place on March 18th, at the Gimnasio Futbol Club, Vera, Santa Fe, Argentina.  In that bout, Kim Connor, 131, of Little Rock, Arkansas, fought Victoria Bustos, who is from of Santa Fe, losing a unanimous decision with final scoring was 96-94, 97-93, and 99-91.   Full Story

Career ending tumour for Female Pioneer
by Benjamin Watt
Photos: Facebook and
Calden Jamieson
March 29, 2017

(MARCH 29)  A sad day in New Zealand Boxing as “The Samoan Sniper” Kirsty Lupeamanu announces her retirement due to a Pituitary Gland Tumour.  “As some of you may have known (not many) I have had a pituitary tumour for almost 4 years now...I had been signed off to boxing......however was not warned about possible bleeding in the tumour or growth. …Unfortunately I have been medically stopped to box...I was told if I continue,  I face fatal consequences” Kirsty announced on Facebook.  Full Story

Melissa St. Vil to Defend WBC title against Jessica Gonzalez
March 27, 2017


(MAR 27) This coming Friday, March 31, 2017, Melissa "Little Miss Tyson" St. Vil, 9-2-3, of Brooklyn, New York, born in Haiti, will be fighting Mexico's Jessica Gonzalez, 7-3-1, at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti. St. Vil will be defending her super featherweight WBC Silver title. This will be St. Vil’s second defense.

Katie Taylor makes it four from four in Manchester
by Michael O'Neill
March 27, 2017
photo: Skysports

(MAR 27)  Former Olympic Gold medallist and 5 time World champion Katie Taylor extended her recent ‘winning streak’ in the Pros to 4 from 4 with a comprehensive win over former IBF Super Featherweight challenger Bulgaria’s Milena Koleva in an eight-rounder on the undercard of the Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla world title fight at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.  Full Story

Fight Postponed/Update
Sweden's  Donatella Hultin Arrives in Las Vegas to complete Training for Upcoming Fight on April 1st!

Photos and Text
by Mary Ann Owen
March 21, 2017

(MAR 21) Anna Donatella Hultin and her trainer Hisham Zaben from Malmo, Sweden arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday to complete their training camp up with some good sparring at the Mayweather gym with TMT Fighter Layla McCarter. The two sparred several rounds yesterday with Donatella and McCarter planning on sparring again....Full Story

Marlen Esparza Former USA Olympian to make Pro debut
Source/PR
March 21, 2017

 LOS ANGELES  - The long awaited debut of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN is nearly here. On Thursday, March 23, Irish middleweight contender Jason "El Animal" Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) will showcase his skills against the hard-punching Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round main event battle for the vacant NABF middleweight title...Full Story

Nailini Helu gets a chance for New Zealand title
Source/PR
March 21, 2017

(MAR 21)  Nailini Helu will be fighting for the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title at ABA Stadium on April 21st against Geovana Peres.  This is the third time in Helu’s career to fight for a New Zealand title, however this is her fight time fighting for the NZNBF version. Other two times she fought for the NZPBA Version.  Full Story

Worldwide Weekend Results for women’s boxing
by Sue TL Fox
March 20, 2017
Photo Credits:  Facebook
Left Photo:  Sandy Tsagouris

(MAR 20)   This last weekend it was very busy for female boxing and is appearing to be picking up as of late. To begin the weekend’s action we had the following female bouts on Friday, March 17, 2017.  At the Sociedad General Belgrano, Cordoba, Argentina, two local female boxers from Cordoba, featherweight Cintia “La Panterita” Castillo, 124, won..Full Story

Savannah Marshall and Chantelle Cameron depart GB Boxing
by Michael O'Neill
March 18, 2017

(MAR 18) GB Boxing performance director Rob McCracken confirmed Friday that Savannah Marshall, Chantelle Cameron, Jack Bateson and Kody Davis have all left the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) and are all expected to be turning Pro in the coming days.  Marshall, Cameron and Bateson have been members of GB Boxing squad for over five years; they thus join Nicola Adams and Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Michael Conlan in the Pro sport as well as a number of top former ‘amateurs’ from other countries headed by...Full Story

Viviane Obenauf Readies to make her mark and become a WBF Champion
Source/WBF
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17)  After losing decisions to Italian Vissia Trovato, who went on to become European and World Champion, and Olympic Gold medallist and five-time world amateur champion Katie Taylor from Ireland, Swiss Lightweight Viviane Obernauf is ready to finally make..Full Story

Female European Championship Bout Featured on Sauerland Promotions Card in Denmark
Source/Press Release
Photos:  KGZ Fougstedt
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17)  Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) took to the scales today at a bad tempered weigh-in ahead of their European Featherweight title fight tomorrow night at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark.  Full Story

Katie Taylor's next opponent is Milena "Hells Baby" Koleva
by Michael O'Neill
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17) Katie Taylor’s fourth Pro fight – on March 25th at Manchester Arena - will be against Sliven, Bulgaria’s Milena “Hell’s Baby” Koleva who has so far won nine of her seventeen bouts including three by knock out. The 28 years old from Sliven, Bulgaria’s eight largest city, is two years younger than Taylor albeit the latter, as an ‘amateur’ has...Full Story

Results From Japan:  All Female Card on Dangan Ladies Vol. 4
Photos/Results by Samart
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17) On Wednesday night, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on the Dangan Ladies Vol. 4 card there were eight female bouts featured in the all-female card. In a scheduled eight rounder for the vacant OPBF Super Bantamweight title,  Ayumi Goto, 121¾, of Tokyo, Japan, won by an unanimous decision over Kim..Full Story

Highly Regarded Veteran Boxer Martha Salazar announces Retirement
Source/PR
March 14, 2017

(MAR 14) Due to doctor’s advice, Former WBC Heavy Weight Champion Martha Salazar is announcing retirement. After 25 years in boxing Salazar was able to finally reach her goal of winning the WBC Heavy Weight World Title. Along her journey to the green strap she won WIBA, WBO ...Full Story

Marina Ramirez Wins by Majority Decision over Judy Pereira
Photos & Text: Mary Ann Owen
March 12, 2017

(MAR 12) Last night at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in front of a packed house on a Roy Jones Jr. Promotions card, Marina Ramirez, of Las Vegas, fought Judy  Pereira, Canada, in a four rounder, at the 105 lb., Strawweight division. Full Story with Photos

Women's Boxing Breaks the Barrier of being main event on major Network:  Showtime
by Sue TL Fox
March 11, 2017

(MAR 11) First off, WBAN would like to congratulates Showtime for allowing women's boxing to finally be televised on their network. With that said, so lets get down to business on this topic.  Now that we are aware of you putting a 1-0-0 (1KO) boxer in a main event for a title, WBAN has many ...Full Story

Repeat on Women's Heavyweight Bout
by Benjamin Watt
March 11, 2017
Photo credit: Raw Photography

(MAR 11) A new Women’s Champion was crowned last night at ABA Stadium, with Alrie Meleisea winning the New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) and UBF Asia Pacific Female Heavyweight Titles.  Alrie Meleisea took on Tongan Born Nailini Helu for the second time in their career, the first bout being on the Robert Berridge vs Adrian Taihia undercard in October. Meleisea took the bout in October on 48 hours notice and won the bout by split decision.  Full Story

Lefebvre Is Majestic, Stops Da Silva Duarte For WBF World Title
Source/WBF
March 11, 2017

(MAR 11)  Segolene “Majestic” Lefebvre put on a very impressive performance on Friday night, March 10, when she captured the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Bantamweight title in front of a near sell-out crowd of 1400 fans at the Salle Gayant in Douai, France. .... Full Story

Catherine Phiri to Defend WBC Title against Mariana Juarez
by Sue TL Fox
March 11, 2017

(MAR 11) On April 1, 2017, at the Zócalo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Catherine Phiri, 12-1-0 (6KO), of Lusaka, Zambia, will be defending her WBC Bantamweight World title against Mariana "Barbie" Juarez in a ten round bout.  Full Story

Tonight in Mexico: Two female bouts on the card
March 10, 2017

(MAR 10) Tonight at the Grand Hotel, in Tijuana, Mexico, light flyweight Kenia Enriquez will be fighting Guadalupe Martinez in a six-round bout. In a second female bout, flyweight Brenda Flores, will be fighting Jessica Rangel. In the main event super featherweight Jose Galvez will fight Alem Robles in a eight round bout. The card is promoted by Promociones Mayen.

Jessica "The Cobra" Camara Readies to Make Pro Debut; trained at Mayweather Gym this week in Las Vegas
Photos:  Mary Ann Owen
March 8, 2017

(MAR 8) Welterweight Jessica " The Cobra " Camara, a decorated amateur boxer, and 2015 Canadian National Champion who lives in Montreal, Canada, will be making her pro debut March 30th in Montreal on Group Yvon Michele Promotion..Full Story

Main Event/ShoBox: Claressa Shields to fight Szilvia Szabados; Nieves vs. Potapov to fight for NABO Title Co-Main
Source/Press Release
March 8, 2017

 (MAR 8) DETROIT, MI - With a potential world title shot on the near horizon for the winner, undefeated bantamweight contenders Antonio Nieves and Nikolay Potapov both agree their NABO Bantamweight Championship showdown this Friday is the most important...Full Story

Fourth Taylor fight confirmed for March 25th in Manchester, UK
by Michael O'Neill
Photo: Matchbox Boxing
March 7, 2017

(MAR 7)  Katie Taylor’s fourth professional fight will take place on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s World Lightweight title unification rematch with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday March 25, live on Sky Sports. An opponent is expected to be named ...Full Story

Three Female Bouts Featured on Mexico Card!
March 5, 2017
Photo credit: Pepe Rodriguez

 

(MAR 5) Last night at the Plaza de Toros Restaurante Arroyo, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Fetherweight Yazmin Rivas won a ten-round unanimous decision over Nazly Maldonado; In a second female bout light flyweight Silvia Torres won a six-round unanimous decision over Brenda Fernandez; and Valeria Perez won a four-round unaninmous decision  over Deisy Hernandez.

New York:  Heather Hardy Won a Unanimous Decision over Edina Kiss
March 5, 2017
Photo credit: Facebook

(MAR 5) Last night at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, Heather "The Heat" Hardy, 124½, now 19-0-0 (4KO), of Brooklyn, New York, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Edina "DNA" Kiss, 124¼, now 13-3-0 (8KO), of Budapest, Hungary. Final judges scores were 72-80, 72-80, and 73-79.

Women's Heavyweight Revenge or Repeat
Source/Press Release
Photo:  Caldron Jamieson/
Photography
March 4, 2017

(MAR 4)  We are less than a week away to “Red Line Combat Academy” and “Phantom Boxing” event “Rise of the New Breed”. Main eventing the fight is the rematch between Arlie Meleisea and Nailini Helu for the vacant New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) & vacant UBF Asia Pacific female heavyweight titles....Full Story

Five Star Matchup:  Erica Farias to fight Cecilia in Unified world title bout
March 3, 2017

 

(MAR 3)  On June 9, 2017, in Bergen, Norway, Cecilia "First Lady" Braekhus, 30-0-0 (8KO), of Norway,  is set to fight Erica Farias, 24-1-0 (10KO), of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Braekhus will be defending her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO welterweight titles.  Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

AIBA 2017 Commission Meetings in India shape a dynamic road-map for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Cycle
Source: AIBA Press Release
March 2, 2017
Photo credit:  AIBA

(MAR 2)  The India Boxing Federation welcomed a delegation of over 100 AIBA Commission members to New Delhi for two days of meetings from 27-28 February, during which their recommendations for the Tokyo 2020 road-map were finalised and ...Full Story

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