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Opponents named on Coushatta Card!
October 31, 2004

(OCT 31)  On November 6, 2004, there will be two women's bouts on the "Knockouts at Coushatta V" in Coushatta, Louisiana.  Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood will be fighting Yolanda Swindell, and Mia St. John will be fighting Lana Alexander.

Latest News in Europe!
By Sonia Grande
October 30, 2004
(Inset photo: Schouten)

(OCT 30)On November 7, 2004,  in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, WIBF Super Bantamweight world champion Esther Schouten (16-1) will defend her title against Galina Koleva Ivanova (5-4-1), Ivanova is WIBF Super Flyweight Champion and EBU Featherweight Champ....Full Story 

Results: Alcanter and Shore win by decision
October 30, 2004

(OCT 30) Last night at the Civic Arena, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Franchesca Alcanter, 131, now 15-5-1 (8KO), defeated Ragan Pudwill, 134, now 3-12-0 (0 KO),  with a six-round unanimous decision.  Also, Holly Shore, 93, won a four-round unanimous decision over Cordelius Wilson, 105.

Bovee named WBAN's 2004 November Fighter of the Month!

(OCT 30) WBAN would like to congratulate Amateur boxer Angel Bovee, 145, of New York, who won in the finals of the October 23rd 2004 Women's National Golden Gloves Championships that was held in Chicago. WBAN will have a biography posted soon on Bovee!

Four Pro Debuters on Card!
Source: Honey B Boxing
October 30, 2004

(OCT 30) On November 11, 2004, on the "Battle Royale Classics" Apollo Theater show, in New York, there will be four pro debuters on the card.  There will be Amateur Boxing Champion Jill Emery, Vanessa Charcour, Chika Makamura, and Earline Reed! Also, Veronica Simmons will be fighting Elizabeth Kerin More on the event

North Korea Crowns First-Ever Women's World Champion in Historic fight in Shen Yang, China
October 29, 2004

(OCT 29) Kwang Ok Kim became the first-ever North Korean Women's Boxing World Champion. Kim, 25, knocked out Japanese opponent, Toshie Suga, 36 seconds into 9th round of scheduled 10 round bout, to capture the IFBA Bantamweight title on Friday at Sunrise International Hotel at Shin Yang, China.  Full Story

What People Say
By Bernie McCoy
October 29, 2004

(OCT 29) An editor once told me, "Listen closely to what people say, but listen even closer to what they don't say." I thought of that when reading a recent dispatch in the Detroit Free Press about local boxer Mary Jo Sanders.
The piece, a prelude to Sanders'
impending bout with Rita Turrisi, of Italy, stated: "Before a possible bout with Ali, Mallo is planning fights for Sanders with perhaps Mia St. John  and Christy Martin, two ..Full Story

Tonight:  Lopez to fight Chamoza
October 29, 2004

(OCT 29) Tonight  in Puebla (Mexico), Delia "Japonesa" López of Tlaxcala, 6-0-2 (3KO), will be fighting Gloria Rios,  for the Junior Flyweight Championship of Mexico. The original opponent, Adriana Chamoza, injured her nose in an accidental clash of heads with a male sparring partner.

Dr. Bettina Csabi has change in opponent
Source: JollyDee
October 28, 2004

(OCT 28) On November 6, 2004, at the City Sport Hall, in Szentes, Hungary, Dr. Bettina Csabi will be defending her WIBF-GBU bantamweight world title in the co-main event. Csabi was originally going to fight Kenyan Zarrika Fatuma but then Fatuma ran into a snag with her passport and Visa situation. Jürgen Lutz, the European head of the WIBF organization has found a new opponent for Csabi, and she will now be fighting Cathy Brown of the UK.  Csabi is ranked #1, and Brown #9 on Dee William's independent ratings.



(OCT 28) North Korean and Chinese Officials will come together today to oversee the weigh-in and signing ceremony for tomorrow's historic IFBA Bantamweight Championship fight to held in Shenyang, China. Over 100 delegates from North Korea will attend the fight between North Korea's Kwang OK Kim and Japan's Toshie Suga at the Convention Center of the Sunrise International Hotel in Shenyang. Delegates and VIP's from China have gathered from all over the the country including several from Beijing. IFBA representative Park Sang Kwon, will over see the first professional women's world title bout to bring fighters from North Korea to compete in China. Joining Kwang OK Kim, will be two additional female fighters from North Korea who will also be fighting on the undercard of this history making event.

Results: Sanders Wins by Decision
October 27, 2004

(OCT 27) Tonight in Warren, Michigan, IBA Intercontinental Jr. Welterweight champion Mary Jo Sanders of Detroit, Michigan, won an eight-round decision over Rita Turrisi, of Italy, who fights out of Las Vegas. WBAN will have more details soon! (Inset photo:  Sanders)


JBC Boxing Invades Las Vegas in a Grand Debut
October 27, 2004
(Inset photo: Cooper)

(OCT 27) LAS VEGAS, NV- In anticipation to what appears to be a super opening show for JBC Boxing out of South Africa here in Las Vegas on Friday, November 5th, 2004, Super promoter Joel Berman has put together a card of great fighters headed towards bigger and better Champions down the road.  Full Story

  Agnieszka Rylik is back
©Photos and story by JollyDee
October 27, 2004
(WBAN Member's site:
Photo Gallery #218)

(OCT 27) After the half-year-long inactivity period,  Agnieszka Rylik is back!  Rylik will be fighting six round light welterweight on November 5th in Leisure Centre, Hereford, England, on the undercard of Jason Cook vs. Aldo Rios IBO Lightweight title fight. It will be Rylik's first bout with her new Hungarian star-trainer Laszlo Veres.  Her opponent has not been announced.  Rylik is training in Budapest, Hungary, with her former Hungarian opponent Szilvia Porteleki for her upcoming fight and defense of her two titles (WIBF/WIBO) in  Nyiregyhaza, Hungary on December 18, 2004!

Gaines Wins over Mercury
October 26, 2004

(OCT 26) On October 23, 2004, at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, Sharon Gaines, now 4-1-0, won a four-round unanimous decision over late replacement opponent Mercedes Mercury, fighting out of Colorado, and originally from Everett, Washington.

Salazar Returns to the Ring!
October 25, 2004

(OCT 25) On Saturday, October 23rd, at the Desert Diamond Casino, in Tuscon, Arizona, local female boxer, Leilani Salazar, 120, now 4-5-0 (3KO) won defeated Christina Avitia, 124.5, with a four-round unanimous decision.  Salazar returned to the ring after not fighting since the year 2000.

Jaramillo to fight in Trinidad
source: Team Jaramillo
October 24, 2004


(OCT 24) Albuquerque's Golden Girl, Stephanie Jaramillo, will be fighting November 6, 2004 on the island of Trinidad, just north of Venezuela, South America. She will be traveling from Albuquerque on October 30th where she will fight for the Women's International Boxing Federation America's Light Welterweight Title. Her opponent, from Trinidad, will be Gisselle Salandy (9-0, 4 KO's). Jaramillo's record is (4-1-1, 2 KO's).  More

Mia Beats Archuleta, Wants World Title Next
By David Avila

(OCT 24) MAYWOOD, CALI-They fought just a week ago but a lot can change in seven days.  Mia St. John and Janae Archuleta met for the second time in a week with the same result, but the tempo increased before more than 1,200 at the Maywood Activity Center.  "She was different this time," said Archuleta....." Full Story

Boodram takes a beating
October 24, 2004
(OCT 24) On Friday, October 22,  at the Princes Town Promenada, in Trinidad, Guyana’s Shondell Alfred, 23, stopped Trinidad’s hometown favorite Vicky Boodram, 21, 34 seconds in the third round. Apparently it was not a good night for Boodram, when she received a severe boxing lesson from Alfred, getting knocked down three times, while they battled it out for the  Women's International Boxing Association (Ibero) Latin American bantamweight title. More
Toughill Wins by Decision over Reis!
October 23, 2004

 (OCT 23) Last night on a Black Tie Charity card, in Sarasota, Florida, Erin Toughill, 167,  won a unanimous decision over Yvonne Reis, 164.5,  of Florida. The two fought for the WIBF 168-lb Intercontinental bout. WBAN will be posting a story soon on this bout.  Sue TL Fox

  Quirico to fight Marrugo Franco for title...
By Ewan Whyte
October 23, 2004

(OCT 23) Tonight, at the Club Alianza, Colón (Buenos Aires), Patricia Alejandra Quirico (5-1, 4 KO), of Argentina, vs Yolanda "Yolis" Marrugo Franco (5-5-3, 1 KO), of Colombia, for WIBA World Super-Featherweight title (130 lbs).

Hays vs. Sarver: New photo gallery!
October 22, 2004

(OCT 22) WBAN has just added a huge digital photo gallery (#215) with 50 plus photos of the October 8, 2004, women's bout in Detroit, Michigan that featured Ingrid Hays, of Livonia vs. Candi Sarver, of Lansing. Hays won the fight by a four-round unanimous decision. ©Photos by Dan Graschuck

Ro Training in Mississauga
©Photo by Tamara Adamson
October 22, 2004

(OCT 22)  Kara Ro,  training hard for her upcoming fight in Argentina in November!  Ro trains under the watchful eye of Chris Johnson, the 1992 Canadian Olympic bronze medalist.  To check out some digitals of Ro in the gym, go to WBAN records segment, slideshow gallery #33)

  St. John to fight in Maywood
By David A. Avila

(OCT 21) Walking through a restaurant for a recent press conference, Mia Rosales St. John’s appearance sends murmurs through the crowd as she glides by like a warrior princess amongst her court.  In the world of sports St. John has become one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world comparable to Mia Hamm, Venus and Serena Williams and fellow boxer Laila Ali.  Full Story


It's the Fighters, Stupid
By Bernie McCoy
October 20, 2004

(OCT 20) I don't know about you, but I've been to a lot of boxing matches, starting with Floyd Patterson fighting eight round main events because he wasn't old enough to fight ten rounds in New York state. I've also logged countless hours in front of the TV watching boxing, going back to the "Friday Night Fights brought to you by Gillette razor blades" and never, not once, have I ever heard a fan, an announcer on the air, or certainly, a fighter, utter the words...More

  Boxing Action in Denmark!
October 18, 2004

(OCT 18) On a Teampalle card, on November 12, 2004, at  Brøndby Hallen in Copenhagen,  Alexandra Mattheus will face Agatha Gracia of Spain (4-1-1) for the vacant European WEBF featherweight title. Gracia is a police office in Barcelona.  She started out in kickboxing where she won the European Championship in 1998.  Also, Frieda Wallberg will fight Ilona Papp of Hungary (10-5) in a qualifier for the European championship.

  Jeffries to defend IFBA Title!
ober 17, 2004

(OCT 17) On November 6, 2004,  Kelsey Jeffries will return to action in her sixth fight of the year, when she defends her IFBA Featherweight World title against Trish 'TNT' Hill of Atlanta. The championship bout will be the main event and will take place at the Sevens Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon.  Source: Bruce Anderson

  Results: St. John Wins
Over Romero-Archuleta
October 16, 2004

(OCT 16) Last night at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, Mia St. John, 137, won a four-round unanimous decision over Janae Romero Archuleta, 146.5. The final judges scoring was 40-36.  The casino was sold out with 4,500 in attendance.

More Bios on WBAN!
October 16, 2004

(OCT 16) Dee Williams has just recently added more biographies to WBAN!  Check out Kristy Follmar, Janaya Davis, and Trina Ortegon.  Dee continues to update the existing biographies on WBAN.  Go Here

WIBA's Ryan Wissow responds to Petition
Source: Ryan Wissow
October 15, 2004

(OCT 15) On Oct. 13, 2004, WBAN received a press release from Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., who wrote on behalf of featherweight Missy... More

  Latest Update on "The Ace" Velez!
October 15, 2004

(OCT 15) So..where HAS Ada "The Ace" Velez been lately? Velez told WBAN, that she has not gone anywhere in the world of boxing, and that she is looking to still fight anyone, and show everyone that she is the champion of the 118 pound division! After her fight in Denmark,  Velez experienced a hand injury in January of 2004--but it is fine at this time.


Update on Juarez's Latest upcoming bout!
Source: Ewan Whyte
October 15, 2004
(OCT 15) According to the Boxing Latino website, they reported that although nothing has yet been signed, Mariana Juárez has agreed to fight Wang Kim in Cantón (China) on the 31st October — hopefully for the world super-flyweight championship — and visa and travel arrangements are already being made for her to fly out a week ahead of the fight. She had been expected to fight Jazmín Rivas of Torreón this month but negotiations apparently broke down. Her manager, Ben Lira, who is based in LA, is trying to set up a fight with Jacky Nava, the Mexican super-bantamweight champion, but for the fight to be fair, he says, it would have to be at bantamweight and he wants it to be on a major card, such as Erik Morales versus Marco Barrera.
  Csabi Defends her title
source: JollyDee
October 15, 2004

(OCT 15) On November 6, 2004, in Szentes, Hungary, in co-main-event the "Hungarian Boxprincess" Dr. Bettina Csabi (21-0-0; 10KO - 1EX) will defend her WIBF-GBU Bantamweight world Title. Csabi will be fighting Zarrika Fatuma (6-0-1; 2KO) from Kenya.

  Missy Fiorentino petitions WIBA for rematch...
Source: Press Release
October 13, 2004

(OCT 13) PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (October 13, 2004) – Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., on behalf of featherweight Missy “The Fury” Fiorentino, has officially petitioned the Women’s International Boxing Association to declare the ...More

  Pro Boxing in Monterey
Source: Press Release
October 13, 2004

 (OCT 13) Two of the best women Mini-Flyweights in the World will collide on Saturday Nov. 27th at the Hyatt Regency-Monterey, Ca. Carina Moreno (6-0) from nearby Watsonville, and Julie Rubacalva (4-0) of Westminster Ca. will do battle at 109 pounds for 6 rounds. The winner will crack the top 5 world rankings. This bout is one of 6 ..Full Story

  Knockouts At Coushatta V
Source: Press Release
October 13, 2004

(OCT 13) Professional boxing returns to The Pavilion at Coushatta Nov 6, 2004 with Knockouts at Coushatta V. Our Main Event will feature the former WBC and IBA Super Featherweight Champion Goyo Vargas, 45 wins with 31 by way of knockouts taking .. Full Story

  Results in Arkansas
October 12, 2004

(OCT 12) In Ft. Smith, Arkansas, on a Brian Jones card, on Saturday, October 9, 2004,  Hollie Dunaway stopped Tammy McGuire in the second round with a TKO.  Also, Joy Irvin won by TKO1 over Lonita Dow and Tawnyah Freeman won by TKO2 over Sheila Pratt.


Klinefelter Wins at 2004 PAL Boxing Tournament
October 12, 2004

(OCT 12) Virginia Beach, Virginia - Iowa City native and University of Iowa student Emily Klinefelter won the 110 pound weight division at the 2004 National Police Athletic Activities League (PAL) Boxing Tournament held this past week from October 2 - 9. This is her second consecutive National PAL title. Emily defeated Georgia's Dana Dudley 24-3 and New York's Keisher McCleod 18-6. This is the U.S. #1 ranked Klinefelter's 7th national title crown. Klinefelter recently also won the 2004 U.S. National Championships and the Ringside International Tournament. Emily will be representing the United States in international competitions in Taiwan in November, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina in March 2005. Rumor now has it that women's boxing will be an Olympic sport in Beijing, China in 2008. Klinefelter is trained by Adam Pollack at Gold's Gym in Coralville.


Weekend Results in Women's boxing!
October 11, 2004

(OCT 11) Last night at the Mountain High Casino, in  Blackhawk, Colorado, Junior Middleweight Tanya Gallegos, 148, stopped Asia Mays, 149, 1:18 in the third round by TKO, in a scheduled four-rounder on the undercard. The previous night on October 9th, at the Georgia Mountain Center, in Gainesville, Georgia, Mirasol Miranda won a four-round unanimous decision over Karen Davis in a scheduled super flyweight division.  Also, at Hooters, in Fort Worth, Texas, junior Welterweight Kim Colbert wasted little time when she caused an upset when she KO'd Rita Serrano :28 seconds of the first round.


Results: Mann Wins by Decision
October 11, 2004

(OCT 11) On Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Lighthouse Convention Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina,  on the Shaw University Homecoming Events, Bonnie Mann, 153,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Gwen Wood, 152.  Final judges scores were 29-37, 39-37, and 40-36.


Jet Magazine: Latonya King
October 9, 2004

(OCT 9) Be on the lookout on magazine stands for amateur boxing star, Latonya King, who has been featured in Jet Magazine.  The edition went out on the stands on October 4, 2004.  King is definitely a boxer to keep an eye on. Latonya has won multiple belts and has accomplished many things in the sport at her young age.

Anyos - Tenberg Photo Gallery! ©Photographs by Renee from Extreme Images
October 8, 2004

(OCT 8) WBAN has just added a huge hoto gallery (#214) of the Sharon Anyos vs. Linda Tenberg fight, that took place in Australia, on Oct. 1. (A special thanks to Renee!) Members login

Ali is NOT fighting Frazier
 in Congo

By Sue TL Fox
October 07, 2004

(OCT 7) Many news sources, and boxing internet sites,  are reporting that Laila Ali is set to fight Jacqui Frazier-Lyde on October 30, 2004, in Kinshasa, Congo, on a card entitled, "Rumble in the Jungle." Full Story


Mexico: Juarez and Rivas Title fight on the Horizon
Source: Ewan Whyte
October 7, 2004

(OCT 7) The Comisión de Box del Distrito Federal (CBDF) has decided that Jazmín Rivas and Mariana Juárez should fight for the Mexican bantamweight title, which Ivón Muñoz is set to renounce shortly due to her inability to make the weight. Rivas captured the interim title when she defeated Martha Leticia Arévalo on the 21st August. Currently ranked #3, this will be Juárez's second shot at this title; last time she lost on points to the then champion Ana María Torres.

  McCarter to be on the Jay Leno Show - to Air on October 21st
October 7, 2004

(OCT 7) Tonight at the MGM Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada,  Layla McCarter, of Las Vegas, Nevada, will be on the Jay Leno Show.  McCarter told WBAN that they will be doing the taping tonight, and that the show will be aired on October 21, 2004.

  Ask The Trainer Update!
October 6, 2004

(OCT 6) Check out the latest  "Ask the Trainer" segment! Highly respected Tom Moraetes, an amateur and pro trainer in Augusta, Georgia. Moraetes answers many of the training questions that come into WBAN. Moraetes has been helping women boxers on WBAN for many years!  To Go to the "Ask the Trainer" Segment


Laracuente to fight St. John for WIBA title
October 6, 2004

(OCT 6) Mia "The Knockout" St. John, 35-4-2 (15KO), of California, will get her long awaited shot at fighting Belinda Laracuente, 21-5-2 (9KO), of Florida, on December 3, 2004, at the Casino Del Sol, in Tucson, Arizona.  The two will be fighting for the vacant WIBA Lightweight World title. A few months ago, St. John made a public challenge to fight Laracuente.

  New Boxer on the Scene!
October 5, 2004

(OCT 5) On October 9, 2004, at the Georgia Mountain Center, in Gainesville, Georgia, Karen Davis, of Atlanta,  will be making her pro debut against Marisol Mirando, 0-1, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Davis, 5'2", 114 lbs., comes from the amateurs, beginning boxing in 1999.

  Pederson to fight Gaines..
October 4, 2004

(OCT 4) On October 23, 2004 at the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington, Lisa Pederson, 2-2-1 (0KO),  of Las Vegas, Nevada, will be fighting Sharon Gaines, 3-1-0,  of Seattle, Washington.  The two will be fighting four-rounds on the undercard, and will be the only women's match on the card.

  Anyos Wins WBF Title
By Mike “Kryptonite” Altamura

October 2, 2004

(OCT 2) The way women’s boxing can slowly move towards mainstream acceptance is through well-matched, entertaining contests, as the fight on Friday night for the WBF Feather title between Sharon “Wild Thing” Anyos and Texan Linda “Terminator” Tenberg proved. 33-year-old Anyos, fighting in front of her hometown on the Gold Coast, Australia, won a wide decision (100-90, 100-90, 99-91), but the fight was such an enthralling spectacle for 10 rounds that it left this writer perplexed that cable network Fox Sports took so long to give live women’s boxing the green light.  Full Story

  Clampitt Wins by Decision over

October 2, 2004

(OCT 2) BOSTON- Coming off an emotional loss on two fronts less than three months ago, Jamie "The Hurricane " Clampitt climbed into the ring to battle a determined Brenda "Tiger Lady" Bell Drexel last night in a matchup of Welterweights at the Bayside Expo Center.  Full Story

Luna Pounds
Out a Win

By David Avila
October 1, 2004

(OCT 1) LOS ANGELES-Rhonda Luna pounded out a win against Cindy Christian at the Grand Olympic Auditorium on Thursday. Before more than 1,000, Luna attacked with precision like a buzz saw as she dominated Christian all four rounds.  "I was pleased the way I fought," said Luna (7-0), "I wasn't wild and I was much more aggressive."  Full Story


Riot at the Hyatt!
Source; Press Release
October 1, 2004

(OCT 1) Professional Boxing at it's best will be displayed once again in the elegant Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency-Monterey on Saturday, November 27th. Tickets went on sale today. The show will be a complete sellout prior to fight night for the 16th consecutive time. Full Story






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