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MAY 2013

Bopp vs. Chavez:  Final Press Conference
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
May 31, 2013

(MAY 31) Yesterday afternoon in Ecatepec, Mexico, the final press conference was held for the upcoming boxing event that will take place on Saturday, June 1st, at the Estadio Morelos, in Ecatepec, México.  All the boxers that will be on the card were present and there was a huge gathering for the conference.  One of the major fights on the card will feature Yesica Bopp and Kika Chavez who are fighting for the WBC Silver title.  Photos of Press Conference...Full Story with Photos

Holly Holm Signs MMA contract with Legacy Fighting Championship
Source:  PR
May 30, 2013

(MAY 30)  WBAN has received a press release update on retired multi-world boxing champion Holly Holm.  In "summary" about the transformation into MMA they said the following:  "Fresquez Productions has negotiated an aggressive four-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship in order to further develop the mixed-martial-arts career of 14-time, three-division world boxing champion HollyHolm. ...More

Latest Update:  Layla McCarter in South Africa!
Source: Team McCarter
May 30, 2013

(MAY 30) WBAN has received the latest update on multi-world champion Layla McCarter, who arrived in South Africa, along with Luis Tapia, of Team McCarter.McCarter attended a radio interview on Tuesday, along with female boxers Simone Duarte, Silvia Zacarias, Unathi Myekeni, and Noni Tenge.  These boxers are set to fight on June 2, at the Orient Theater in East London, South Africa...Full Story with Photos

Yesica Bopp Set to fight Kika Chavez for WBC Silver Title
by Sue TL Fox
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez
May 29, 2013

(MAY 29) There has been quite a stir in regards to the upcoming WBC Silver world title fight featuring Yesica "Tuti" Bopp, 24-0-0 (11KO), Buenos Aires, Argentina, current holder of the WBA/WBO light flyweight titles, who will be facing Kika Chavez, 17-3-2 (4KO) of Mexico City, Mexico, in a 10 rounder, this Saturday, June 1,  at the Estadio Morelos, Ecatepec, México. Full Story with Photos and Video

Rosilete dos Santos becomes the Emeritus WIBA Champion
May 28, 2013

(MAY 28) Rosilete Dos Santos, who has boxed professionally since 2003, with an impressive professional boxing record has made a recent difficult decision in regards to her career in the ring.  Santos who successfully defended her WIBA Super Flyweight Champion on June 28, 2012, when she defeated Maria Jose Nunez in a 10-round unanimous decision and she had first won the belt that was vacant the previous year on July 2, 2011 is set to retire from the sport.  Full Story

Mathis Returns In Super Welterweight WBF World Title Fight
Source/WBF Press Release
May 28, 2013

(MAY 28) For years she was considered one of the best, if not the best, pound-for-pound female boxers in the world, but after losing decisions to Holly Holm and Cecilia Braekhus in back-to-back welterweight world title fights, Anne Sophie Mathis, 26-3 (22), is now on a mission to get back to the top. On June 1 at the Salle Roger Boileau in her hometown of Dombasle, France, Mathis will move up in weight to fight Dominican Yahaira Hernandez, 14-4 (8), for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight title, attempting to become a three-weight world champion. ..Full Story

Boxing:  The Fire - Great Video on Julaton, West, Knight!
May 28, 2013
Source/Cynthia Vance

(MAY 28) A highlight video featuring boxers Ana Julaton, Ava Knight and Kaliesha West. All three women seek to find their place within the boxing realm, fighting for equality at the professional level. Women boxers struggle to get televised matches and suitable prize money, and many boxing promoters refuse to support fights between female boxers...Video

Toronto to Host Symposium on Women’s Boxing, June 21-22
Source/Press release
Photo-Brock University
Copyrighted: isep.org
May 27, 2013

(MAY 27) Toronto, ON – Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women’s Boxing is a two-day event bringing together authors, academics, boxing scholars, coaches, filmmakers, and journalists who chronicle women’s boxing. A total of nineteen presenters from Canada, United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Finland, and Australia are taking part in the first scholarly event dedicated to examining women’s professional and amateur boxing, past and present.  The legacy of women’s boxing, including women fighting for financial gain, traces back to the first half of the 18th century.  Full Story

Adler, Zecirevic New WBF Champions
May 26, 2013

(MAY 26)  Last night the World Boxing Federation crowned two new champions as Nikki Adler won the vacant Womens World Super Middleweight title in Russia, and Enes Zecirevic captured the vacant International Super Middleweight crown in Switzerland.  In a rematch of their original 2011 encounter, won by Adler on points, the German stylist again beat Latvian Zane Brige by unanimous decision at the Olympic arena in Volgodonsk, on a show promoted by SKV Boxing. The title was recently vacated by another German, Christina Hammer. Full Story

Ronica Jeffrey to fight Olivia Gerula for IWBF Super Featherweight Title
by Bernie McCoy
May 23, 2013
Photos: Courtesy

(MAY 23) Diane Lee Fischer-Cristiano, President, Dee Lee Promotions, conducted a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Don Coqui restaurant in downtown White Plains NY, detailing the seven bout boxing card scheduled for Friday May 24 at the nearby Westchester County Center. The ten round main event matches undefeated Ronica Jeffrey and veteran Olivia Gerula for the IWBF super featherweight title. Full Story

Boxing Action in Argentina: Sabrina Perez vs. Carolina Duer

(MAY 22) This Friday, May 24th, at the Anfiteatro Verónica, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sabrina "La Muñequita" Perez, 10-0-0 (2KO), of Buenos Aires, will be facing Carolina Duer, 14-3-0 (5KO), also out of Buenos Aires,  in a ten rounder, for the vacant WBO bantamweight title bout.  In another female bout Jesica Cabrera, will fight Yessika Munoz in a four-rounder.

Gerula to fight Jeffrey
May 22, 2013

(MAY 22) On Friday at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, Olivia Gerula, 13-13-2 (3KO), will fight for an "interim" IWBF super featherweight world title when she takes on Ronica Jeffrey.  Gerula has not fought since December of 2011, so hopefully the ring rust will not come into play with the fast, slick,  and undefeated boxer as the likes of Jeffrey.

Lozano Wins by KO over Varona
May 20, 2013

(MAY 20) On Friday night at the Barrio La Paz, Via Publica, Barranquilla, Colombia, super bantamweight Ana Maria Lozano, of  Tachira, Venezuela, remained undefeated when she won by a sixth round KO over her opponent Glenis Varona.  She is now 5-0 (4KO).  The fight was scheduled... Full Story

Six U.S. Boxers Earn Semifinal Wins to Advance to Championship Round Action at the Continental Championships
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
May 19, 2013

(MAY 19) Nine U.S. boxers will take the ring to box for gold today at the Women’s Continental Championships in Puerto ..Full Story

McConnell Boxing Academy in Portland with Former Multi-World Champion!
May 17, 2013

(MAY 17) The Northwest now has a new boxing gym, owned and operated by former women’s WIBF and GBU World Champion, Molly McConnell. The new gym, McConnell’s Boxing Academy, is located in the heart of the Lloyd Business District in Portland, Oregon and is approaching boxing training in a different way than most boxing gyms. McConnell’s is focused on teaching, which separates it from many traditional boxing gyms. McConnell’s not only offers fitness classes for adults, but also has specific beginning boxing programs for kids and teens designed to teach boxing in a clear, well organized way. They also have an amateur competition team as well as professional boxers.....Full Story

Vincent hopes hard work, commitment lead to victory Friday in main event title bout at Twin River
May 16, 2013

(MAY 16) PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Tomorrow night, Shelito Vincent, the unbeaten bantamweight from New London, Conn., will have the opportunity to achieve something most boxers only dream about when she fights Angel Gladney for the vacant Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA) International championship in front of her hometown fans at Twin River Casino.  As if often the case in evenly-matched title bouts, the outcome might hinge on who wants it more. ..More

Slo-Mo Video of Cindy Serrano's KO
May 16, 2013

(MAY 15) WBAN just posted the first round of the May 10, 2013 fight that took place at the  Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where super featherweight Cindy Serrano won a first round KO over Grecia Nova in a 10-round scheduled bout.  To check out the video, go here! Photo by Raw Materials/Facebook

Press Conference and weigh-in Open to Public in Rhode Island
May 15, 2013

(MAY 15) Tomorrow the final weigh-in and press conference for "The New Era" will be held and it is OPEN to the PUBLIC.  It will be at 4 p.m., at the Wicked Good Bar & Grille (2nd floor), Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, R.I. 02865, phone: 401.723.2300.   A press release that WBAN received stated the following:  Thursday is the final weigh-in and press conference for "The New Era," live professional boxing scheduled for Friday, May 17th, 2013 at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I., and presented by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports. This event is open to the public....Full Press Release

Victoria Cisneros to fight June 28th in New Mexico
May 15, 2013

(MAY 15) On June 28, 2013, on the card, "Stars of Today", in Albuquerque, New Mexico (venue to be determined), Victoria Cisneros, of New Mexico, will be fighting on this card. The card is promoted by Chavez Promotions. Masin event will featured Joe Gomez vs. Christain "El Puma" Cabral.

Ava Knight Wins WBC Belt over Soto
May 12, 2013

(MAY 12) Last night at the Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca, México, Ava "Lady of Boxing" Knight, now 12-1-3 (5KO), won a 10-round unanimous decision over Linda Soto, 5-3-0 (3KO).  The two were fighting for the WBC Silver flyweight Title.  In a second female bout, Brenda Olvera, had a four-round draw with Rocio Castillo.  Both Olvera and Castillo fight out of Mexico.

Flash News from Canada!
May 11, 2013

(MAY 11)  Nice to see the Canadian female boxers in action in a gym earlier today, when WBAN received a photo of  a sparring session between two Canadian pros,  Lisa "Bad News" Brown (19-6-3, 6KO) of Toronto, Ontario and flyweight Amanda “Lionheart” Beaudin, (2-1-0, 1KO) of Hamilton, Ontario. A special thanks to Cathy Vaningen for sending in this "flash" news of these boxers!

At the Scales in Mexico!
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
May 10, 2013

(MAY 10) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights boxing event that will take place at the  Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca, México, and televised on Televisa.  There is one female bout on the card featuring Ava Knight, 112 vs. Linda Soto, 112. The two are fighting for the WBC Silver female flyweight championship.  Flash Photo Slideshow

FIRST : The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games coming to the Big Screen on 30th May 7:30pm (local time)
by Michael O’Neill
May 10, 2013

(MAY 10) Boxing, and indeed all sports fans, in the United States who were not fortunate enough to be present at the XXX Olympiad will have a unique..Full Story

Latest Update on the "Striking Beauties, Inc."
Source: Press Release
May 10, 2013

(MAY 10) Striking Beauties, Inc. is proud to announce that Robert J. Raimondo CMA CPA (inactive) has joined our management team as COO and CFO.
Robert has over 20 years of experience in management, finance and accounting. An Arthur Andersen LLP alum with IPO experience, he was controller and management team member of the Los Angeles/Compton district of Waste Management. For the past 10 years Robert has been the controller of Dart Warehouse Corporation, which operates a fulfillment center for a high profile customer, and Dedeaux Properties LLP, a real estate partnership. See dartentities.com for more information...Full Story

Upcoming Boxing Card Featuring Ava Knight and more!
Story and photos
by Pepe Rodríguez/WBC
May 10, 2013

(MAY 10) The president of the World Boxing Council, Dr. Jose Sulaiman Chagnon, enhanced this week the strength of the current WBC light flyweight champion, Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez, who is about to make the second defense of the title against the Nicaraguan Yader Cardoza. ..Full Story

"Sistas" Cindy and Amanda Serrano Latest News Update!
May 9, 2013

(MAY 9)  WBAN has received a latest update on the Serrano sisters, Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano.  Tomorrow night at the Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Cindy Serrano will be fighting a 10-rounder against Grecia Nova.  Full Story

USA Boxing Kicks Off a String of International Events with Five Victories in Finland
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
May 7, 2013

(MAY 7) A team of teenage female athletes set a winning tone for their fellow USA Boxing National Team Members with five international victories and the Outstanding Boxer award at the Pirkka Tournament on Saturday in Tampere, Finland. The tournament was the first of four international competitions in the next few weeks for USA Boxing with the junior male, elite women and elite men preparing for their own battles with international foes in Ukraine, Venezuela and Puerto Rico respectively. ...Full Story

One on One Interview with Amateur Boxer Odalys Camacho!
by Blanca Gutierrez
May 7, 2013

(MAY 7) Odalys Camacho thank you for taking your time out to do this interview with me. You are a young female boxer striving for big things in boxing and have a great attitude. You put yourself out there never dodging an opponent at local and shows out of your area and you are always wanting to fight on any card possible. I see you at my gym Babyface Boxing when we have all female sparring and you will spar anyone anytime. At Babyface I have see you spar with Melissa Mc Morrow and I know how bad you want to become the face of female boxing. You have also participated on the Beautiful Brawlers where the “best fight the best.”  ..Full Interview

Monica Acosta Wins by RTD over Darys Pardo
May 6, 2013

(MAY 6) On Friday night, at the Gimnasio Municipal, Esquel, Chubut, Argentina, Monica Acosta of Santa Rosa, Argentina, remained undefeated with 18-0-0 (4KO), when she won by a fourth round RTD over veteran boxer from Colombia, Darys Pardo. The two were fight for the WBA junior welterweight world title belt.

Voraberger Wins by Decision over Pencheva
May 6, 2013

On Saturday night, at the Multiversum, in Schwechat, Austria, Eva Voraberger, of Vienna, Austria, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Polina Pencheva, of Razgrad, Bulgaria.  The two were fighting for the vacant WIBF Flyweight Title.  Judges scores were 92-99, 92-99, 91-98. More  Photo: Facebook

Hammer, Knezevic, Shala Wins WBF Titles
Source: WBF
May 5, 2013

(MAY 5) Three World Boxing Federation titles got new owners on Saturday night (May 4), as Christina Hammer dethroned Zita Zatyko for the WBF Women’s World Super Middleweight crown on the big Klitschko vs. Pianeta show in Mannheim, Germany, and Gogi Knezevic and Timy Shala won Intercontinental titles in Austria. Hammer, also the current WBF World Middleweight Champion, put on a dominant performance and used her superior boxing skills to outbox her heavier opponent. In round four Hammer scored a knockdown, and only the bell saved the visibly hurt, but brave, Hungarian. ..Full Story

May 2013 WBAN World Rankings!
May 4, 2013

(MAY 4) Dee Williams has just posted our June 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

WBF Title Bout:  Zita Zatyko vs. Christina Hammer
May 3, 2013

(MAY 3) When Wladimir Klitschko defends four heavyweight world titles against Francesco Pianeta on Saturday May 4 at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, two undefeated World Boxing Federation World Champions will clash in a very interesting match-up on the undercard...Full Story

Tonight!  Olympic-style boxing to raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society
May 3, 2013

(MAY 3) Tonight there is a night of Olympic-style boxing to raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma society. It will be held at the Manfredo's Gym, 179 Conant St, Pawtucket RI, 7pm.  Raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Dena Paolino, Founder and CEO of Striking Beauties Boxing Gym for Women is hosting a USA Boxing-sanctioned fight show. Nine bouts between local boxers are scheduled, including three female matches, coming with some impressive pedigrees..Full Story







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