Marlen Esparza Featured in July Issue
June 20, 2012
(JUNE 20) Marlen Esparza
has managed to make TWO history firsts in the sport. Not
only is she the first known female boxer to be featured in VOGUE
magazine, but she is the FIRST female to make it to the 2012 Olympics in London.Full
Historic Night at National Stadium
By Michael O’Neill
March 24, 2012
(MAR 24) A historic first
ever women’s boxing international in Ireland last night was
inevitably dominated by Katie Taylor whose 25-5 win over Dutch
champion Jessica Belder was watched by a few hundred spectators
in the Stadium and countless others at home and abroad via the
IABA’s welcome ‘Live streaming’ coverage of all eight bouts.
As another step on the Road to London (hopefully) via the
World’s in Qinhuangdao, China this was a good start to a busy
week which will also see her fight in Cavan (against the same
opponent tomorrow), in Cork on 30th against 2011 Golden Gloves
champion, Liz Leddy from Portland, Maine (USA) and in Dungarvan
on 31st March when she meets N'yteeyah Sherman, the highly
promising, 6ft tall, 19 yrs old from Barberton, Ohio who came
within a single point of defeating Queen Underwood at the recent U.S Olympic Trials.
First - Diamond Belt to women
July 30, 2011
On July 30, 2011 in a "History First" for the WBC, with their
first Diamond Belt Championship for the females, Ana Maria Torres,
118, won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Jackie Nava, 118. The
venue for the fight was in Chiapas, Mexico.
|History First: West
Point includes Women's Boxing
(APR 13, 2011) WBAN has learned this
week that on March 7, 2011, the West Point Women's Boxing Team made
their debut at the Maryland Boxing Invitational. WBAN has linked a
video of these women who are in the boxing program.
|Scotland: "History First"
in the Making?
January 13, 2011
Photo: Herald Scotland
(JAN 13) It has been reported earlier
today in the Herald Scotland, that 26-year old Louise Mitchell will
be the first amateur female boxer in Scotland, to compete for
Scotland in the ring. Mitchell will be fighting this
Saturday, on January 15th, at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh in
an official bout against Wales. Mitchell will take on opponent
Charlene Jones, a Welsh amateur lightweight champion. Mitchell's
WBAN Makes History in Europe: Lamare Wins by Decision
October 9, 2009
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
France, In what was an exciting bout between Myriam Lamare vs. Ann
Marie Saccurato, Lamare won the 10-round title bout by a unanimous
decision. WBAN was told the fight had the fans out of the seats
cheering. Lamare not only won the WBFJunior Welterweight World
title, but also the WBAN Junior Welterweight Independent belt.
Lamare and Saccurato made history for WBAN by fighting for the first
WBAN Independent belt in Europe.
The judges were the
following: Ingo Barrabas Germany, Tonio Tiberi Luxemburg, Noel
Monnet France Donale Trella USA.
Full Story with photos
WBAN makes its own History!
June 13, 2008
On June 13, 2008, at the Isleta Casino & Resort, in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, on the televised PPV event “FINALLY”---WBAN “Finally”
made its own history in the sport. WBAN celebrates its 10-year
anniversary of being live on the net as of June 2008---and WHAT
better way to celebrate those 10 years then to honor the women
boxers with a prestigious award belt for being the best of the best
in the sport. Never
before have women boxers received an independent World Title belt,
for being the “Best of the Best”, and having an opportunity to fight
for an elite independent belt. Ring Magazine does it for male
boxers-and it is time that WBAN does it for female boxers.
|Salandy Wins five world titles
December 9, 2006
Salandy is deceased after being tragically killed in a car
Boxing world record history was made
today, in Trinidad and Tobago, when at the Jean Pierre Complex,
Port of Spain, in Trinidad West Indies, Gizelle Salandy of
Trinidad won five (Junior Middleweight) world title belts, that included
the WBA, WBC, NABC, WBE, and IWBF. Promoter Boxu Potts has already
applied for recognition for this fight to be inducted into the Guinness
Book of World Records. Salandy, 149 ¼, defeated her opponent,
Mariem Brakache, 151, with a 10-round unanimous decision.
Potts said in a press release, “From the onset, both fighters went at
each other through the bout like two pit bulls. Salandy used a lot of
lateral movements while displaying good hand speed, but Brakache soon
adapted to her style, by cutting off the ring and drawing Salandy back
into a slugfest, which suited Brakache’s style of fighting. In the
preflight press conference, Salandy had stated to have a short night,
with Brakache, i.e., the judges and referees would not have any work to
do. Salandy also said that the only thing the referee would have to do
is count Brakach out from one to ten, but Brakache won a lot of fans
with her relentless punching style, while she was cutting off the ring.
Final judges scores for the bout: Judge George Sntaude scored 98-92;
Judge McKenzie Granger, 98-92; and Judge Trevor Arno, scored 96-94.
At the end of the fight, both fighters congratulated each other and
Salandy promised Brakache a rematch. Potts stated that he was satisfied
with the performance of both fighters. He said, “It is fights like this
where it generates public interest, and also gives credence to the world
of women boxing.”
A father, son and
daughter fight on same boxing card
News-Gazette Sports Writer
November 14, 2006
MUNCIE – It was another history making
evening Saturday night at the downtown Muncie Horizon Center as
Richard Crabtree Entertainment hosted yet another outstanding King
of the Ring boxing program. A large majority of the fine crowd
on hand came to witness boxing history. For the first time
anywhere in the history of boxing, the evening saw a father, son and
daughter all participating on ..Full
|First sanctioned women's
bouts in the Republic of Ireland.
©Copyrighted article from the Irish
Times -writer: Carl McGinty
THE skies outside were filled with exploding fireworks. So what if only
a few hundred fans filled the seats inside the National Stadium, the
occasion still had an apocryphal air about it.This was the night a
sporting 'Iron Curtain' came tumbling down and, for the first time in
history, women officially gained admission to the Irish amateur boxing
ring. The honour of throwing those celebrated first punches for
womanhood at last night's Central Council Show actually fell to two
teenagers, Katie Taylor, 15, of the St Fergal's club in Bray and Elanna
Audley, 16, from Belfast's Sandyrow. (WBAN needs to fix link to this
First female boxing bout in Argentina
Nadia Sanche entered history by
points. 1 April 2001. Nadia Sanchez won the first female boxing fight
in the history of boxing in Argentina, after being disposed by the
Argentinean Box Federation (FAB), in March, the 23th. The amateur
bout took place in Santa Maria in the weight division of 57 kgs. (125,6
pounds) and Sanchez defeated Nancy Burgos by points.
History First Will be Made in Ireland...
On October 20, 2000, in the Ulster Hall, in
Belfast, Ireland, Ireland's Dierdre Nelson (145 1/2) , 31,
defeated Bulgarian Tzanka Karova (147 lbs) with a four-round
unanimous decision. Deirdre fought a four rounder against Tzanka
Kurova from Bulgaria. The final judging was 40-36. Ireland's first
women's professional contest. Nelson is now 1-1.
|First Daughter of a
J'Marie Moore - made a History's
First when she became the FIRST daughter of a famous father that boxed
(Archie Moore) She had her pro debut in 1997!
J'Marie has been in boxing since 1997. She had one professional bout in
1997, winning by a unanimous decision. Many have thought that
Laila Ali was the first, and WBAN is setting the record straight!
WBAN recognized J'Marie as the HISTORY'S FIRST famous daughter to break
into the boxing scene.
First Women's Bout
Boxing night event in Vigo
Poli Diaz, the boxer from Madrid, had no rival in the Romanian
Gheorghe Dumitrescu, wining easily the fight by TKO in the first round.
This event also served to introduce female boxing in Spain with the bout
between the Californian Patricia Villanueva, ranked 3rd in the world,
and the Italian Champion Giovanna Neglia. The boxer from the USA, whose
parents are Mexicans, won by close decision, thanks to the points of the
The World Boxing Hall of Fame - October 17, 1998
SHELLEY WILLIAMS, was the
first woman in their history to be permitted to be an inductor. The
inductee was Charles "Doc" Broadus who trained George Foreman. Doc
was the first man in boxing to have enough faith in Williams as a
young, struggling aspiring female boxing manager, to allow a woman
to manage one of his fighters.
First Swiss Woman to take part in a boxing match - April 20,
CHRISTINA NIGG was the
first Swiss woman who took part in a boxing match. Today, in 1998,
one and a half year later, the mother of two preparing for a fight for
the World Championship.
Britain's First Female Pro Boxing Match - November 25, 1998
JANE COUCH, vs. German Simona
Lukic, 18, fought on November 25, 1998, making it the first
professional boxing match in Britain. Unfortunately the fight was
labeled a mismatch after the ref stopped the fight in the 2nd round.
Female competed in First-Ever New England Golden Gloves - February 13,
RAPHAELLE JOHNSON, a
26-year-old Cambridge resident, made history when she became the
first-ever female New England Golden Gloves boxing champion. She won a
unanimous three-round decision over Tiffney Castalucci. Johnson won the
fight to a standing ovation at Lowell Auditorium. It was the first-ever
amateur female fight licensed by the Massachusetts Boxing Commission.
make history in first 1997 Women's National Boxing
boxing tournament that included women boxers. Leona
Brown (with the blue gloves on) made her mark in 1997, before becoming a
World Champion in September of 1998. AUGUSTA, GA.
|History First Takes Place
In Israel 2000
Sharon Friedman, who was
born in 1960, from Brooklyn, New York, who migrated to Israel, was
the first to fight in a boxing competition in the amateurs. She was
40 years old at the time, who fought 16-year old Amal al-Haj,
defeating her in the second round after delivering a bloody nose to
the teenager. [Inset photo of fight - courtesy photo sent in
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