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Discovering Women's Boxing: "Here We Go Again"
By Bernie McCoy
October 31, 2011
Photo: uk.eurosport

(OCT 31) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is located, appropriately, in the Broadcast House in Westminster, a section of London, England. London will be host to the 2012 Summer Olympics beginning July 27. During those Games..Full Story

Video: Bopp vs. Warner
October 31, 2011

(OCT 31) On Saturday night in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Yesica Bopp, 107½, remained undefeated with a 18-0-0 ( 8KO), when she stopped Suzannah Warner, 105½, 1:21 of the first round by TKO. Bopp won the WBO fly title. Video

Ava Knight named WBAN's November 2011 Fighter of the Month!
October 31, 2011

(OCT 31) WBAN would like to congratulate Ava Knight for being out pick for the WBAN November 2011 Fighter of the month!  She had a fantastic win this weekend when she stopped highly regarded Arely Mucino.  Sue TL Fox

Gaines Talks about taking her fight with Moreno on Short Notice
by Sue TL Fox
October 31, 2011

(OCT 31) WBAN received an "open letter" from  female boxer Sharon Gaines, who just fought Carina Moreno on Friday, in Salinas, California. But I would like to say something about this before posting the letter.  I wanted to personally thank Gaines for giving some kind of acknowledgement to WBAN, about taking this fight after seeing it posted on the site...Full Story

Knight Wins by KO - A True Warrior in the sport
October 30, 2011

(OCT 30) Last night, in Colima, Mexico, Ava Knight faced Arely Mucino, in a title bout. Knight was victorious when she stopped Mucino by KO in the second round!  Knight won the IBF flyweight world title. WBAN congratulates Knight for stepping up to the plate with a worthy opponent for a title belt.  In another female bout on the card, Maureen Shea, took on another new boxer in the sport, stopping her opponent in the fifth round.

Trivilino Wins at Ares Promotions "Trick or Beat"
by Mark Jones
October 30, 2011

(OCT 30) In the co-main event, Jaci ‘The Force’ Trivilino, 125, Plattsburgh, pounded out a unanimous points win over the sledgehammer-fisted Angel ‘Non-Stop’ Gladney, 125, Columbia, SC in a lively scrap at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.
Trivilino’s two-fisted swarming attack to the head and body proved too much for Gladney to handle as she was repeatedly beaten to the punch. Jaci effectively avoided Gladney’s counters by stepping laterally and countering with snappy right hands to the head and left hooks to the body. ...Full Story

Now we need "Skirts" to figure out that women are boxing?
By Sue TL Fox
October 28, 2011

(OCT 28) According to Jessica Creighton, a BBC Olympic sports reporter, the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) wanted the female boxers to wear "skirts" instead of "Shorts". Creighton wrote that during last year's World Championships, the AIBA presented competitors with skirts, rather than the usual shorts, which it wanted to "phase in for international competitions"....Full Story

Julie Gaston Retains Australian Women's Title
by Aus-Boxing.com
October 28, 2011

(OCT 28) In what was meant to be an off telecast bout, Julie Gaston returning from knee surgery retained her Australian Women's Bantamweight title with a tough 8 round split decision win over Sarah George.  The fight was a rematch from 2010 when Gaston claimed the Queensland Women's Bantamweight title over George....Full Story

"Bad News" Brown vs. Herrera for WIBA Super-Bantamweight title on Nov 19th
October 27, 2011

(OCT 27) Lisa “Bad News” Brown (18-5-3, 5KO’s) returns to the ring on November 19th to face Columbian Paola Ester Herrera (14-6-2, 6 KO’s) at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Brown will be fighting Herrera in a 10-round bout for the WIBA Super-Bantamweight title. “Bad News” Brown has recently teamed-up with....Full Story

Moreno to fight Sharon Gaines in Salinas
October 27, 2011
by Mario Serrano
Source/Press Release

(OCT 27) WATSONVILLE, CA - Carina "La Reina" Moreno (21-3, 6 KO's) has found an opponent in Sharon Gaines (11-12-1, 3 KO's) to challenge her this Friday October 28, 2011 at the Sherwood Inn Hotel in Salinas, California. The six-round bout will be at the agreed weight of 112 pounds and take place on the undercard of Eloy Perez vs. Ira Terry....Full Story

Mathis Coming from France with Plans to KO Holly Holm 
October 26, 2011

(OCT 26) ALBUQUERQUE, NM-- French knockout artist Anne Sophie Mathis (25-1, 21 KOs) plans to make a major statement December 2, fighting outside of Europe for the first time, against American favorite Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (30-1-3, 9 KOs) for the right to claim the No. 1 pound-for-pound position in women's boxing. ...Full Story

8th Women’s European Championships – Rotterdam – a great success story
By Michael O’Neill
October 25, 2011

(OCT 25) From the moment that the International Olympic Committee added three women’s bouts to the 2012 Olympic Games it was always likely that the 2011 8th edition of the European Amateur championships would draw a record number of contestants to the lovely Dutch city of Rotterdam but even the organisers, Nederlandse Box bonds could hardly have anticipated such a great success story as this tournament, which ended Saturday, has proved to be...Full Story

Spencer Defeats Crews at the 2011 Pan American Games
by Julie Goldsticker
October 24, 2011

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Middleweight Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) fell to three-time World Champion Mary Spencer of Canada on Sunday night at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The two faced off in the second to last bout of the evening at the Guadalajara Expo Arena in middleweight quarterfinal competition. ..Full Story

European Championship Rotterdam 2011
by Lucia Rijker
October 23, 2011

(OCT 23)  I came early to secure myself a nice spot with a perfect view on the ring. In no time the place was sold out because the Beb van Claveren memorial took place right before the opening of the finals, this allowed a hundred of old-time boxing fans to fill the arena.  Full of excitement,  I was waiting for one of my favorite fights of the evening and for a dream coming true to see: Women’s Boxing on a high quality and competitive level performed by all ages and races and backgrounds.....Full Story

Cooper vs. Velez - The Rematch ...Finally
Oct 22, 2011

(OCT 22) Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper (21-1, 11 KOs) and Ada Velez (19-3-3, 6 KOs) have finally scheduled a rematch on Sunday, November 20th for the IBF Super Bantamweight Title. Their last encounter took place in Costa Rica and resulted in a split decision win for Velez. Last time out against Velez, the Las Vegas native, Cooper left the title belt and her unblemished record behind....Full Story

Two U.S. Boxers Drop Their Pan American Games Openers in Guadalajara
by Julie Goldsticker
October 22, 2011

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA endured a rough opening day of action at the 2011 Pan American Games on a historic Friday night in Guadalajara. Female flyweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.) became the first female American boxer to compete in the Pan Am Games, but lost a heartbreaking tiebreaker in her quarterfinal contest. Male middleweight Damarius Russell (Camp Lejeune, N.C.) suffered a loss in the first bout of the tournament for his U.S. squad. ...Full Story

No Surprises in Germany
photos: Errol Popova
October 22, 2011

(OCT 22) Last night at the Brandenburg Halle, in Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany, there were two women's title bouts on the card. In one bout Susi Kentikian, 111¼, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Teeraporn Pannimit, 110¾. Kentikian retained her WBO, WBA, and WIBF Flyweight title. Final judges scores were 100-90 on all cards...Full Story

Cooper vs. Velez - The Rematch ...Finally
Oct 21, 2011
Photo credit: Sue Fox
Source/Press Release

(OCT 21) Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper (21-1, 11 KOs) and Ada Velez (19-3-3, 6 KOs) have finally scheduled a rematch on Sunday, November 20th for the IBF Super Bantamweight Title.
Their last encounter took place in Costa Rica and resulted in a split decision win for Velez. Last time out against Velez, the Las Vegas native, Cooper left the title belt and her unblemished record behind. It also left a bit of unresolved...Full Story

Press Conference in Germany: Kentikian and Hammer on card
Photos: Eroll Popova
October 18, 2011

(OCT 18) Yesterday a press conference was held in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, for the upcoming boxing event that will take place at the Brandenburg Halle, in Frankfurt, Germany. Live on SportI, there will be two women's boxing championship bouts.More details with photos

Ramadan Loses by a Split decision
October 17, 2011

(OCT 17) On Saturday night in Quintana Roo, Mexico,  Australian boxer, Susie Ramadan, 116¼, undefeated going into the fight with a 21-0-0  (8KO) record, fought and lost to Yazmin Rivas,118,  (from Mexico), by a 10-round (controversial) split decision.  This was Ramadan's first venture in the sport of fighting out of Australia....More

Eight U.S. Boxers to Vie for Gold at the 2011 Pan American Games
by Julie Goldsticker
October 17, 2011

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – The 2011 Pan American Games are have opened competition in Guadalajara, Mexico and boxing action will kick off on just a few days. Team USA is traveling south to Mexico today to undergo final preparations on site and will open the action on Friday at the Expo Guadalajara Arena. ..Full Story

HG Boxing presents three world title fights in Colima
October 17, 2011

(OCT 17) At a press conference that took place in Mexico, and in front of many of the media, HG Boxing, who is promoting a boxing card on October 29, 2011, during the Colima Fair,  in Colima, Mexico, announced that they will have three world title bouts on the card.   presented a great boxing card in Colima.  There will be two ..Full Story

Juarez Wins by TKO in Rematch of Bouvier
October 16, 2011
Photos: Courtesy

(OCT 15) Last night at the Gimnasio Revolución, Calpulálpan, in Tlaxcala, Mexico, Mariana "Barbie" Juarez, 111.5, of Mexico City, Mexico, successfully defended her WBC Flyweight title against Gabriela  Bouvier, of Uruguay, when she stopped Bouvier in the fourth round of a 10 round bout.  In May of 2011, Juarez stopped Bouvier in the seventh round, again, Juarez defending her WBC flyweight title.

Mustafa and Rahman Invite Erin McGowan of Australia to Las Vegas!
by Mary Ann Owen
October 13, 2011

(OCT 13) Today at the "Hit Factory Gym" in Las Vegas, Nevada, photographer Mary Ann Owen made a visit and met up with former Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad....Full Story with photos

Three Female Bouts on Mexico Card
October 13, 2011

(OCT 13) On Saturday night at the Centro Internacional de Convenciones , in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, there are three female bouts on the card, with two of them being title bouts.  In one bout, Janeth Perez, 13-0-1 (4KO), will face Yanina Acuna, 10-4-2 (3KO). The two are fighting for the 10-round WBA Bantamweight title. ..Full Story

Hallback to fight Lamare for IBF Title
by Amy Green
October 11, 2011

(OCT 11)  Once again, Chevelle Hallback (28-7-2) will travel outside the United States to challenge another elite female fighter, Myriam Lamare (19-3) for the vacant IBF junior welterweight world title on November 5th at the Palais des Sports de Toulon, in Toulon, France. . ..Full Story

Underhanded? Deliberate? Accidental? A slip of the Pen? You be the judge
by Sue TL Fox
October 10, 2011

(OCT 10) On October 8, 2011, in Los Cabos, Mexico, there were four women's bouts on the card.  WBAN received photos of each of the pairs of women who would be fighting on this particular card as a courtesy to post ....Full Story

Holm/Mathis ".....And Only Half of What You See"
By Bernie McCoy
October 10, 2011

(OCT 10)  The best advice I ever got regarding coverage of boxing came from a guy who wasn't even talking about the sport when he proffered his counsel. Paul "Skinny" D'Amato, who ran the "500 Club" in Atlantic City before that great resort town turned into a blot of casinos surrounded by slums, was advising how a young, tender, naive wannabe newspaper reporter should cover what D'Amato, rightly, considered "his town": "Don't believe anything you hear and only half ..Full Story

Sugar Ray Leonard Mainliner at PAL Boxing Event
Story by Sue TL Fox
October 10, 2011

(OCT 10) While nine amateur and professional boxing bouts provided action inside the ring, the main event, Saturday night, at the Clark County Events Center in Ridgefield Washington, on the outskirts of Vancouver, was the appearance of three time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard. The event was a PAL fundraiser sponsored by the City of Vancouver Police Department.  Full Story with photos and video

Tarver and Mustafa Sign Gloves for WBAN's Fundraiser! 
By Sue TL Fox
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
October 8, 2011

(OCT 8) Latest update on the Gloves sent to Las Vegas:  WBAN had sent six gloves to Las Vegas Photographer Mary Ann Owen to get some autographs by the famous male boxers who are in this area.  We are now FOUR down..More 

At the Scales: Sanchez vs. Cruz
October 8, 2011

(OCT 8) Tonight the fight between Irma Sanchez, 20-5-1 (6KO), will defend her WBF flyweight title against the much less experienced Suzana Cruz, 5-2-0 (2KO). The two are fighting in Los Cabos, Baja California, Sur, Mexico. Weights: Sanchez, 110.25, Cruz, 110.47.

Ann-Marie Saccurato  - WBAN Resource Team Member - Boxing Tips #2
October 7, 2011

(OCT 7) Saccurato has a strength/conditioning coach certification for combat athletes, and also certified under the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is not only a  multi-world boxing champion, but she is superb trainer that will take anyone to task in the gym.  Saccurato's education is in sports science in terms of performance training and strength/conditioning that are the most...Boxing Tip #2 - Video

Tonight in Australia
October 7, 2011

(OCT 7) Tonight at the Wollongong Basketball Stadium, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, Latana Mundine, 1-1-0, will have her hands full when she takes on Alesia Graf, 24-2-0.  WBAN hopes the promoter knows more about this matchup than we do----looks like Mundine is over-matched according to their boxing records.

Toss Some of these belts in the River
by Sue TL Fox
Source: Press Release
October 5, 2011

(OCT 5) WBAN has received a press release this morning on an upcoming women's bout that will take place this coming Saturday, on October 8th,  in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico.  23-year-old World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women’s Flyweight World Champion Irma “La Guerita” Sanchez is set to make the first defense of her title.  Sanchez, 20-5-1 (6KO), will fight the much less experienced ...Full Story

Jeannine Garside makes Special Announcement
October 4, 2011

(OCT 4)  Hello Sue and WBAN team! Dear friends, fans and fighters alike, I know there are rumours bouncing around that I am pregnant and I am writing to inform you that the rumors are..Open Letter

Competition Opens at the 2011 National PAL Championships
by Julie Goldsticker/
USA Boxing
October 4, 2011

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – 2011 National PAL Championships first round action kicked off in the men’s and women’s open division on Monday at the SeaGate Convention Center in Toledo, Ohio. The 2011 National PAL Championships will be the final qualifying tournament for the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, tentatively slated for February. ...Full Story

WBAN to cover local PAL Boxing Card that features amateurs and Pros!
Source/Press Release
October 4, 2011
[PDF of Bout Sheet]

(OCT 4) WBAN is excited to announce that the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) and Fisticuff's Gym will be hosting a Pro-Am Boxing event this Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 7pm at the Clark County Events Center (17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA). The promoter of the event is Patrick Ortiz, and there will be 10 bouts on the card. The first five fights will feature the amateurs, and the 6 through...Full Story

Han to fight DJ Morrison
October 3, 2011

(OCT 3) On October 15, 2011, at the Cohen Stadium, in El Paso, Texas, and promoted by Zeferino Ramirez of Z Entertainment, there is one female bout on the card that will feature Jennifer Han vs. DJ Morrison. The fight is scheduled for six rounds at super featherweight division. Tickets: 915-755-2000.

Just in: Mathis Wins by Decision
October 2, 2011

(OCT 2) Last night in Salle Mermoz, Yutz, Moselle, France, Anne Sophie Mathis, 146.6, of France, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Cindy Serrano,145.97, of the United States.  Mathis won the world welterweight WIBA - WIBF - WBF Titles.

Quick Results: Julaton Wins by Decision
October 1, 2011

(OCT 1) Last night in Yucatan, Mexico, Ana "Hurricane" Julaton successfully defended her WBO super bantamweight title against Mexico's Jessica Villafranca. Julaton won by a 10-round  unanimous decision.

Photo Gallery:  Marisol Miranda vs. Chantel Cordova
October 1, 2011
photos: Reynaldo Sanches

(OCT 1 ) WBAN just received photos of the Marisol Miranda vs. Chantel Cordova fight that took place on Friday night, Sept. 23rd, at the Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, Marisol Miranda won her first fight with over a four-year lay off, coming in with a record of 4-4-1 against a top challenger Chantel Cordova 8-2-1. Photographs


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