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Huge Fight on Horizon just after the first of the year in 2017!
By Sue TL Fox
November 30, 2016

(NOV 30) WBAN received exciting news earlier today when we were notified that the fight is official, with multi-world champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, who will be taking a very tough opponent Yasmin "Rusita" Rivas, at Barclays in New York,  on January 14, 2017,  and live on Showtime Extreme. The two will be fighting for Amanda's WBO Super Bantamweight world title.   Rivas is a veteran of 45 pro fights, a true veteran who..Full Story

Warriors Boxing Signs Their First Female Fighter, Jessica McCaskill, to a Promotional Contract
November 30, 2016

(NOV 30)  In a historic move, Warriors Boxing proudly announces the signing of their first female fighter, Jessica "CasKILLA" McCaskill to a promotional contract.  McCaskill (2-1, 2 KOs) is a power-punching lightweight originally from St. Louis, now living in Chicago and training under well-known Windy....Full Story

Katie Taylor to fight Viviane Obenauf in Manchester
by Michael O'Neill
November 28, 2016

(NOV 28) Following upon Saturday’s night’s demolition of Poland’s Karina Kopinska, Bray’s Katie Taylor is set for her 2nd Pro bout on the Anthony Joshua undercard at the Manchester Arena on 10th December and live on Sky Sports Box Office.  Her opponent will be Brazilian Viviane Obenauf, who is based in Switzerland.  The....Full Story

Ibeth Zamora Silva Wins by TKO on her way to defending her WBC World Title against Nina Stojanovic
Photo Credits:  Pepe Rodriguez
November 28, 2016

(NOV 28)  On Saturday night, November 26th, at the Gimnasio Municipal, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, and under the promotion of Promociones Del Pueblo, and televised on "La Tradicion, Sabados de Box" Ibeth Zamora Silva, 108, of San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, México, won by a third round TKO over Nina Stojanovic, 107.5, of Belgrade, Serbia in a scheduled 10 round bout.  Full Story

Katie Taylor opens Pro career with 3rd round stoppage in Wembley
by Michael O'Neill
November 27, 2016

(NOV 27) As many of you now know Ireland’s five-time World Amateur, six-times European and London 2012 Olympic Gold medallist, Katie Taylor made a fine start to her Pro career with a comprehensive stoppage of Poland’s Karina Kopinska at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday night.  Full Story

Anne Sophie Da Costa Successfully defends WBF World Title
Source/WBF Press Release
November 27, 2016

 (NOV 27) In front of a packed crowd at the Gymnase Luis Ortiz in Saint-Dizier, France, World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Flyweight Champion Anne Sophie Da Costa made a successful second defense of her title on Saturday night, November 26.  Full Story

Coolest Custom Boxing Outfits!
by Sue TL Fox
November 25, 2016
Photo:  Cindy and Amanda
Serrano in their gear

(NOV 25)  Ever so often WBAN is asked about where female boxers can get beautiful and custom boxing outfits for their upcoming bouts in the ring.....ask no more after seeing World champions Cindy and Amanda Serrano donning their attire from Double A Boxing.No, this is not a paid advertisement, this is something that every female boxers should know about   Full Story

Katie Taylor debuts at Wembley Saturday 26th November.
by Michael O'Neill
November 23, 2016

  Great excitement in Ireland and in the United Kingdom this week as Katie Taylor prepares to take on Poland’s Karina Kopinska on Saturday’s Matchroom Promotions bill at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London.  Full Story

Two-Time Gold Medal Olympian Champion Claressa Shields Wins by Decision in pro debut
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credits:  Mary Ann Owen
November 20, 2016

 (NOV 20)  As most boxing folks saw last night, women's boxing got a big shot in the arm when two top female amateur boxers made their pro debuts last night at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...Full Story

Today: Oscar De La Hoya Foundation to Host 20th Annual Turkey Giveaway for East Los Angeles Community
Source/Press Release
Photo credit:  Sue TL Fox
November 19, 2016

(NOV 19) The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation will host its 20th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 19. (The families receiving the turkey dinner donations have been pre-selected. Turkey dinners ..Full Story

Tonight:  Female Bout featured on Roy Jones Jr. Promotions card in Las Vegas!
Photo: Courtesy
November 18, 2016

(NOV 18) Tonight at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada is an exciting boxing card that will take place.  There is one female bout on the undercard that will feature Junior Flyweights, Marina Ramirez (2-0, 0 KOs), Parma, ID,  106 lbs., vs. Natalie Gonzalez (2-0, 0 KOs), New Rochelle...Full Story

World & Olympic champion Estelle Mossely on plans to turn Pro
by Michael O'Neill
November 18, 2016

(NOV 18)  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has already lost several of its key women boxers in recent weeks including but not restricted to Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor, Victoria Torres, Tiara Brown and Franchon Crews which leaves the ‘amateur’ sport in its weakest state for many years and inevitably there has been speculation that others may soon follow suit.  Full Story

OG Exclusive: Open Letter to Claressa Shields and Franchon Crews from Coach Christy Halbert
by Christy Halbert
November 18, 2016

(NOV 18) Claressa Shields and Franchon Crews will both make their professional boxing debuts this Saturday in Las Vegas. Amateur boxing’s loss is professional boxing’s gain.  Amateur boxing, especially USA Boxing, owes a debt of gratitude to both of these athletes, for bringing their best to Team USA, for elevating everyone’s game in the amateurs, and for serving as role models for boxers for generations to come. In sport, champions can only be created if they have worthy opponents. These two have not only served each other as opponents, they have made each other better.  Full Story

Cindy Serrano to fight on December 10th for WBO World Title
November 18, 2016
Photos: Facebook

(NOV 18) On December 10, 2016, at the Coliseo Cosme Beitia, in Cataño, Puerto Rico, Cindy Serrano will be fighting for the vacated WBO featherweight World Title. This was a title that her sister, Amanda Serrano vacated, to win the super bantamweight title.  Full Story

Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora returns to defend her WBC Title
Source-photo credit:
Pepe Rodriguez
November 17, 2016

(NOV 17) Mexican boxer Ibeth "La Roca" Zamora will return to again defend her WBC world mini-fly title next November 26, 2016,  against three-time world champion Nina Stojanovic in a bout taking place in The Municipal Gymnasium of Torreón Coahuila and that will be transmitted completely live by the traditional "Saturdays of Box"...Full Story

Sabrina Perez vs. Alondra  Garcia for the Vacant WBO World Women's Bantamweight Title
Source: WBAN Resource Team
November 15, 2016

(NOV 15)  As promised by Sabrina Perez (15-0-1), in a recent WBAN article,  that was published on September 20, 2016,  Perez informs WBAN that her opponent is Alondra Garcia (16-2-1), of Mexico.  Full Story

Claressa "T- Rex " Shields / NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker
Copyrighted photos:
Mary Ann Owen
November 15, 2016

(NOV 15)  NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields co-hosted a media workout in Las Vegas ahead of their undercard appearances on Kovalev-Ward "Pound For Pound" taking place Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Full Story

Da Costa Facing Tanzanian-Challenge In WBF World Title-Defense
Source: WBF
November 14, 2016

(NOV 14)  Two-weight World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's World Champion Anne Sophie Da Costa will defend her WBF Light Flyweight world title against Tanzanian challenger Fatuma Yazidu on Saturday November 26 at the Gymnase Luis Ortiz in Saint-Dizier, France.  Full Story

Katie Taylor fights Poland's Karina Kopinska at Wembley in Pro debut
by Michael O'Neill
November 14, 201

(NOV 14)  Confirmation from Matchroom Boxing that Katie Taylor’s first opponent as a professional will be Poland’s 27 years old Karina Kopinska on the Bray woman’s pro debut at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Saturday November 26, live on Sky Sports.  Full Story

Women's European Championships Preview Sofia November 14th-24th - Preview
by Michael O'Neill
November 14, 2016

(NOV 14)  Europe’s leading women boxers (minus of course those who have already turned Pro and those who are ‘taking a break’ after the Rio Olympics) , are this week taking part in the 10th edition of the EUBC Women’s European Elite Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria where some 140 boxers representing 28 nations are expected to take part.  Full Story

New Zealand Women making their mark on the Boxing World
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
November 13, 2016

(NOV 13)  A lot of things have been happening in the last 24 hours in the boxing world, allot of the big news are coming from New Zealand Women. The first big new comes from Argentina. Full Story

Adams & Marshall missing from English squad for Sofia
by Michael O’Neill
Photo credit: Courtesy
November 10, 2016

(NOV 10)  Nicola Adams and Savannah Marshall are not among the entries for this month’s EUBC Women’s European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, (14 – 24 November 2016).  As we have said here on WBAN earlier this week Adams is considering turning Pro with Matchroom Boxing but officially both boxers are said to be ‘taking a break’ after Rio.  Full Story

Nicola Adams 'Paving the Way' for future generations in Great Britain
by Michael O'Neill
(Photo credit: Courtesy/
 ITV Yorkshire)
November 10, 2016

(NOV 10)  Winning Gold again in Rio meant that Nicola Adams, the 34 years old from Leeds, became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic Gold title since Londoner Harry Mallin 92 years ago and as the British awards season has just begun we can be sure that further honours will be bestowed on the modest Yorkshire native.  Full Story

AIBA plans bold new horizon for African boxing at Continental Confederation workshop in Lausanne
Source/Press Release
November 10, 2016

(NOV 10)  As the new Olympic Cycle gets underway towards Tokyo 2020, an underlying theme of the HeadsUp initiative in 2017 will be the AIBA Year of Africa. With a view to plotting a course for the African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) to build on its solid foundations, two days of workshops took place in Lausanne from 7-8 November, designed to set achievable goals and strategies that will take the continent’s boxing forward using a dynamic template to then be...Full Story

Shields, Crews and Taylor prepare to launch their Pro careers
by Michael O'Neill
November 8, 2016

(NOV 8)  Here on WBAN we brought you news recently that two-time Olympic champion Claressa Shields, 21, from Flint has turned to the Pro sport and will make her debut in the paid ranks on November 19th on the undercard of the Kovalev vs. Ward World title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, against Team USA former ‘amateur’ ‘friend and foe’ Franchon Crews.  Full Story

Hammer Wins by Decision over Reis
November 6, 2016
Photo: Courtesy/Facebook

(NOV 6) Last night at the Ballhaus Forum, Munich, Germany,
Christina Hammer, 159½, of Dortmund, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Kali Reis, 158¼, of Providence, Rhode Island. The final judges scores were 93-98, 90-100, 93-98. The two were fighting for the WBC and WBO Middleweight titles. In a second female bout featherweight Nina Meinke won by a third round TKO over Kleopatra Tolnai, in a scheduled six round bout.

Arlie Masina wins second bout
Source/PR/Benjamin Watt
Photo:  Calden Jamieson
November 6, 2016

(NOV 6)  Arlie Masina wins her second bout, just a week after debuting as a pro. Last week Masina took on New Zealand’s ranked number #1 boxers and top 10 heavyweight, Nailini Helu and this week New Zealand’s ranked number #3 boxer and top 15 heavyweight Kirsty Lupeamanu. Full Story

WBAN Honors our Top Female Boxers in our new ratings that are listed in Each Weight Class Category For November 2016!
by Sue TL Fox
November 4, 2016

(NOV 4) As we announced in October of 2016, effective on that date  and commencing with the October 2016 data,   WBAN began to  publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis.
We would like to give a huge congratulations to our Number #1 boxers for our WBAN world ratings for October 2016 in each weight class category!  Full Story

WBAN November World Ratings ---Adopted the BoxRec World ratings
By Sue TL Fox
November 4, 2016

(NOV 4)  WBAN has just published our NOVEMBER 2016 World ratings.  Link to current ratings.    As we reported in October of 2016, and effective immediately on that date, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis. To review our press release on this new change to here:..Full Story

Tonight in Hungary: Gina Claudia Chamie Wins Vacant WBC Youth Lightweight title Over Veronica Hornyak
November 3, 2016

(NOV 3) Tonight at Lurdy Shopping House, in Budapest, Hungary, Gina Claudia Chamie, 132 3/4, won by a sixth round KO over Veronica Hornyak, 132 3/4.  The bout was scheduled for ten rounds.  WBAN will be posting photos soon on this bout. 

Cecilia Brækhus Named WBAN's November 2016 Fighter of the Month! 
November 2, 2016


(NOV 2)  WBAN would like to congratulate Cecilia for our top pick. She fought in a history-first in Norway when she fought and stopped Anne-Sophie Mathis in the second round. She remains undefeated with 29-0 record. She defended her WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF world female welterweight titles. Photos: Courtesy - Sauerland Promotions.






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