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AIBA June Boxer of the Month: Katie Taylor
Source/PR-AIBA
July 4, 2015

(JULY 4) The International Boxing A AIBA June Boxer of the Month: Katie Taylor.  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has named Ireland’s Katie Taylor as its Boxer of the Month for June.  Taylor is the current Olympic Champion, AIBA Women’s World Champion, EUBC European Women’s Continental Champion..Full Story

Update:  Event Tickets Available only Online for IWBHF Event July 11th!
July 3, 2015

 

(JULY 3)  As of this date to buy last minute tickets to the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame event that takes place July 11th, you can purchase them online through PayPal on http://www.iwbhf.com. No more mail-ins since we are so close to the event. We cannot sell tickets at the door.

Sampson Boxing to Stage Historic 'Las Vegas en el Radisson' Show, Combining World-Class Boxing and Poker Tournament
Source/Sampson Boxing
June 30, 2015

(JUNE 30) The week of Saturday, August 8, at the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz will stage "Las Vegas en el Radisson," a historic first for boxing, combining a world-class boxing show that Saturday night with a four-day international poker tournament. ..Full Story

Sandra Robles Won by Fourth Round TKO 
June 29, 2015

(JUNE 29) On Saturday, in La Guaira, Venezuela, Sandra Robles of Tijuana, Mexico, won by a fourth round TKO against undefeated Deborha Rengifo, in the Junior Flyweight division. Robles according to ringside observers was too much for Rengifo. Rengifo was down in the first round and dropped again in the fourth by a systematic offensive Robles.

Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty Together Again at IWBHF Induction
Press Release:  Bernie McCoy
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
June 27, 2015

(JUNE 27) The first two classes of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) are dominated by "modern era" (1995-2005) boxers, several of whose names continue to be synonymous with the sport. Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Laila Ali are logical candidates for a three woman Rushmore of female fighters, likely to be included in any paragraph written about the history of Women's boxing. All three have (Martin, Rijker) or will (Ali) ascend to the sport's Hall of Fame and are joined by talented boxers from that era who were honored in the 2014 class (Regina Halmich, Bonnie Canino) or will be inducted on July 11 (Laura Serrano, Jeannine Garside, Ann Wolfe, Deirdre Gogarty, Terri Moss), indicative of the popularity of the sport..Full Story

Boxing: Can Estelle Mossely 'upset' Katie Taylor in Saturday's European Games 60kg final?
by Michael O'Neill
June 26, 2015

(JUNE 26)  Ireland’s Katie Taylor is through to the 60kg final of the inaugural European Games in Baku as a result of this (Friday) morning’s dramatic win over Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna but...Full Story

Nicola Adams and Nouchka Fontijn strike Gold in Baku
by Michael O'Neill
June 26, 2015

 (JUNE 26)  There were two Gold medals ‘on offer’ in the women’s events at the inaugural European Games in Baku Thursday and as expected they went to the two hot favourites, GB’s Nicola Adams in the flyweight (51kg) and Dutch woman Nouchka Fontijn in the ....Full Story

The Semifinalists Are Set Following Quarterfinal Competition at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I
by Julie Goldsticker
June 25, 2015

(JUNE 25)  Forty-six boxers moved one step closer to an Olympic Trials berth with quarterfinal wins on Thursday at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials....Full Story

Nicola Adams into 51kg final in Baku as Katie Taylor declares " I won't relax until I have a gold medal around my neck."
by Michael O'Neill
June 25, 2015

 

 (JUNE 25)  London 2012 Gold medallists Nicola Adams (51kg) and Katie Taylor (60kg) were again in top form on Day 7 of the European Games boxing competition in Baku. ..Full Story

Fidura, Fontijn, Adams and Sagataeva play starring roles on first quarter-finals day in Baku
by Michael O'Neill 
June 23, 2015

 

(JUNE 23)  Monday saw the first quarter-finals day of the women’s tournament in the Crystal Hall 2 in downtown Baku with Nicola Adams again overcoming Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrova and thus through to the ..Full Story

Pre-Sale Event Memorabilia for the 2015 International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame and more!
For Tickets to Event,
 go here

 (JUNE 22) On July 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the IWBHF is having the second year Hall of Fame Induction event.  We have the Official T-shirt, Poster and Program available for sale before the event! To purchase go here.

Boxing: Taylor, Mossely and Alekseevna through to quarter finals in Baku 2015
by Michael O'Neill
June 22, 2015
Photo Below:
©iaba

 (JUNE 22)  The Women’s bouts at the Crystal Hall 2 in Baku today (Sunday) were entirely in the 60kg Lightweight division with French champion Estelle Mossely, Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna, and Ireland’s ...Full Story

Nicole Wesner won second round KO over Monica Gentili
June 21, 2015

(JUNE 21) Last night at the Admiral Dome, Vienna, Austria, Nicole Wesner, 135, 10-0-0 (5KO) of Austria, won second round KO over Monica Gentili, 138¼, Lazio, Italy.  The bout was a non-title six rounder. Wesner will be Irma Balijagic Adler, in a ten rounder multi-title bout (WIBF, WBF, GBU) on September 4, 2015 in Germany.

Taylor champions the cause of women's boxing as Sandy Ryan and Elena Saveleva shine in Baku
by Michael O'Neill
June 20, 2015

(JUNE 20)  Ireland’s Katie Taylor makes her first appearance of the European Games in Baku on Sunday when she meets old ‘friend and foe’ Denitsa Eliseeva in the last 16 of the 60kg lightweight division at the Crystal Hall 2 in Baku.  At Friday’s press conference though she was keen to discuss a subject, with the world and Azeri media, which is ‘dear to the hearts’ of women boxers and thousands of males too and that is to keep on fighting for a better deal for women...Full Story

Terri Moss Heads to the Hall of Fame
Press Release/Bernie McCoy
June 19, 2015
Tickets to Event

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -Terri Moss, who began her professional boxing career at an age when others are often contemplating "hanging up the gloves," and who culminated an eighteen bout, ninety round career five years later with a WIBF title, will be inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame on July 11 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Moss will join modern era boxers Laila Ali, Laura Serrano, Jeannine Garside, Ann Wolfe and Deirdre Gogarty along with Sparkle Lee, the first professional female referee to be licensed in New York and New Jersey and Phyllis Kugler, a pioneer in the sport of female boxing in the 1950s. The ceremony, inducting the second class of the IWBHF, will be in the Crystal Ballroom (3:30-6:30 PM) of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel and will be held in conjunction with the National Women's Golden Gloves tournament.  Full Story

The United States' Best Youth Stars to Compete Alongside Elite Veterans at USA Boxing's Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I, June 22-27 in Colorado Springs
by Julie Goldsticker
June 19, 2015

(JUNE 19) Youth and experience will collide at USA Boxing's Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier I next week in Colorado Springs, Colo. More than 250 boxers Full Story

Marshall vs Fontijn and Adams v Ancsin on opening day of women's tournament in Baku
by Michael O'Neill
June 18, 2015

 (JUNE 18) The long wait for some in over and come Friday the 2015 Women’s Elite tournament at the European Games in Baku will have seen its opening bouts.  Full Story

Baku 2015 - Women's Bouts commence Friday 19th - We discuss the draw for the inaugural European Games
by Michael O'Neill
June 16, 2015

(JUNE 16) The inaugural Baku 2015 European Games opened Friday with a very colourful opening ceremony in Baku and there have been good ...Full Story

Hernandez Returns With A Win
by Bernie McCoy
June 13, 2015

 (JUNE 13)   Nine years, seven months and sixteen days. That's the length of time that had elapsed since Melissa Hernandez stepped through the ropes into a New York City ring. October 26, 2005 was also the date that Hernandez, following a successful, if tumultuous, amateur career turned professional with a four round decision over ..Full Story

Katie Taylor leading out Irish team in Baku 2015
by Michael O'Neill
June 13, 2015

(JUNE 13)  Ireland’s boxing squad will have their final training session on Sunday ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell at the inaugural European Games in the Azeri capital. Men’s boxing begins on Tuesday, followed by Women’s boxing on June 19th. ..Full Story

The 2015 Junior Olympic and Prep National Championships Conclude with a Full Afternoon of Final Round Action in the Junior Olympic Division
by Julie Goldsticker
June 13, 2015

(JUNE 13) (CHARLESTON, W. VA.) – An event that started with hundreds of boxers from across the country concluded..Full Story

More than Thirty Young Boxers Take Gold Medals at the First-ever USA Boxing Prep National Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
June 12, 2015

(JUNE 12) – Thirty-two young boxers closed their run in the first-ever Prep National Championships with gold medal victories on Friday afternoon in Charleston, W. Va. While...Full Story

IWBHF Ceremony to Begin with Military Tribute
Press Release
June 12, 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - June 12, 2015--The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame is proud and privileged to announce that it's second induction ceremony will begin with a tribute to our country and those who defend it. The July 11th event in Fort Lauderdale, FL will begin with a honor guard presenting the colors, followed by the national anthem sung...Full Story

Don't Miss Biggest Women's Boxing Event of the Year: International Women's boxing Hall of Fame - July 11th in Florida! See Ali, Wolfe, Garside, Moss, Gogarty, Christy Martin, and More!!!
June 10, 2015 
For Full Details
 or to purchase tickets

(JUNE 10)   Tickets available!  On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame, [IWBHF] will hold its 2nd Annual Induction Ceremonies at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six Hotel, located at 2301 SE 17th St., in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Tickets are priced at $75.00 per person.  (For participants in the 2015 Women's Boxing National Golden Gloves, the tickets are $45).  Please let us know how many tickets you will need. Reserve early, as we have limited seating. ..Full Story

Team USA Qualifies Five Additional Boxers for the 2015 Pan American Games with an Impressive Showing at the Pan Am Qualifying Event
by Julie Goldsticker
June 10, 2015

(JUNE 10)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing’s team is set for the 2015 Pan American Games following a five medal performance from the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games qualifying event in Tijuana, Mexico. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2015 national champion Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) all won gold at the international event. Reigning national champions Luis Feliciano (Milwaukee, Wis.) and Melik Elliston (Denver, Colo.) won silver and bronze respectively in their qualifying efforts in Mexico...Full Story

Boxing: 'Changing of the Guard' at AIBA HQ as Karim Bouzidi replaces 'dismissed' Ho Kim as AIBA Executive Director
by Michael O'Neill
June 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 30, 2013) - On behalf of elite female amateur boxers, Women Boxing Archive Network (WBAN) has begun a petition addressed to the International Olympic Committee to increase opportunities and prevent discrimination against female boxers, as well as other women athletes. .Full Story

Victoria "La Reina de Guerra" Cisneros vying for the WBC Super Welterweight Crown...
Source/PR
June 6, 2015
In English/Spanish

(JUNE 6) An interesting twist of fate, veteran female Super Lightweight and former WBC Female Silver Welterweight Champion, Victoria Cisneros stepped in to vie for the WBC Super Welterweight Crown against current World Champion  Full Story

Boxing: Irish boxers dream of Gold in Baku and determined to create history
by Michael O'Neill
June 5, 2015

 The Irish boxing team arrived in Azerbaijan on Wednesday morning and the athletes have been busy getting used to life in Baku ahead of the start of competition. Led by head coach Billy Walsh and technical coach Zaur Antia, Irish boxing is..Full Story

Laura Serrano to Enter IWBHF on July 11th
by Bernie McCoy
IWBHF Press Release
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
June 4, 2015

PORTLAND, OR - (June 4, 2015)  Laura Serrano whose professional boxing career helped pave the way for women in her home country, will become the first Mexican female fighter to enter the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. Serrano will join other "modern era" women boxers Laila Ali, Jeannine Garside, Deirdre Gogarty, Ann Wolfe and Terri Moss along with Sparkle Lee, the first female referee licensed professionally in both New York and New Jersey and Phyllis Kugler (posthumous) a pioneer fighter in the 1950s. The second class of the IWBHF will be inducted on July 11 (3:30-6:30 PM) at the Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the National Women's Golden Gloves tournament.  Full story

USA Boxing’s Pan Am Hopefuls to Compete in the Pan American Games Qualifier, June 5-8 in Tijuana, Mexico
by Julie Goldsticker
June 3, 2015
Photo: Facebook/Shields

(JUNE 3)Six American boxers will compete for spots in the 2015 Pan American Games, June 5-8 at the AMBC Pan American Qualifying Event, June 5-8, in Tijuana, Mexico. 2012..  Full Story

Open Letter:   Irma Balijagic Talks about Upcoming bout with Tissen
Source/PR
June 2, 2015

(JUNE 2) On May 29, 2015, WBAN published a  press release concerning an upcoming  Unified World Title on June 6, 2015. Irma Balijagic contacted WBAN and stated the following: "I would like to say a few words about the upcoming fight that was announced between Elina Tissen vs. Irma Balijagic ADLER. ..  Full Story

McLeod Wells Wins NY State Crown in Queens -by Bernie McCoy

McLeod Wells Wins NY State Crown in Queens -by Bernie McCoy (JUNE 1) Keisher McLeod Wells out-pointed a game Patty Alcivar over ten rounds in the semi-windup of New Legend Promotions' ten bout card at the Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY before a standing room crowd of New York fight fans on Saturday night. The bout was contested for the vacant NY...  Full Story

Unique IWBHF Package Available for Fans
Source/PR
May 30, 2015
*Also in Spanish

(MAY 30)The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame is providing boxing fans with an opportunity to participate in the upcoming July 11 induction ceremony of the second class of honorees. A specially designed ad will be prominently positioned in the official program and will include the names of "honorary sponsors" offering congratulations to the eight inductees.  Full Story

Victoria Cisneros: Last Minute Opponent for Lauren
Source/PR
May 30, 2015

(MAY 30) What was to be a unification of the Super Welterweight division between WBO Super Welterweight Champion Hanna Gabriel of Costa Rica vs. WBC Super Welterweight Champion Mikaela Lauren of Sweden, will not be...Sources close to the Lauren Camp said they were sure that the bout was going to take ..Full Story

The Machine Puts It All On The Line, Defends Unified World Title June 6
Source/PR
May 29, 2015

(MAY 29) Unified Women's World Featherweight Champion Elin “The Machine” Tissen puts everything on the line when she defends against Hungarian underdog Gabriella Busa on Saturday June 6 at the Spielbank Hohensyburg in Dortmund, Germany. .....Full Story

Latest Update on Chevelle Hallback
May 29, 2015

(MAY 29) Five-times, four Division, Female World Boxing Champion Chevelle Hallback, is on "the hunt" for the three reigning Female Super Lightweight World Champions; Erica Farias (WBC), Fernanda Alegre (WBO), Ana Laura Esteche (WBA) and for the...Full Story

Live on CBS Sports Tonight!  Amanda Serrano to Face Fatuma Zarika
May 29, 2015

(MAY 29) Tonight at the W.C. Handy Pavilion, Memphis, Tennessee, Amanda Serrano, 23-1-1 (18KO), of Brooklyn, New York, is set to fight Fatuma Zarika, 24-10-2 (14KO), of Nairobi, Kenya, in a non-title six rounder.  Yesterday at the weigh-in Serrano weighed in at  130.4, and Fatuma was 125.8.

Ring Magazine - August 2015 issue
May 28, 2015

 (MAY 28) In Ring Magazine, August 2015 issue, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame is featured in a great article written by Thomas Gerbasi. The article is about the 2015 Induction Ceremony and about the Inductees that are being honored this year on July 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  More

Video: Weigh-In: Heather Hardy vs. Noemi Bosques in New York
May 28, 2015

 (MAY 28) Today the weigh-in was held for tomorrow nights boxing action with a highly anticipated fight between Heather Hardy vs. Noemi Bosques, 8-2-2 vs. Heather Hardy 12-0-0. The two will be fighting at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the Khan-Algieri undercard. At the Scales:  both came in at 122.8. 

European Games Baku 2015 update - no Sofya Ochigava in Russian team
by Michael O'Neill
May 28, 2015
Photo: Baku

 (MAY 28)  Over recent years we have reported here on many ‘famous’ š60kg lightweight clashes between Russia’s Sofya Ochigava and her Irish ‘nemesis’ Katie Taylor but the Russian squad for the inaugural European...Full Story

Noemi Bosques of Saint Petersburg Florida will be back at it facing Heather The Heat Hardy on Khan- Algieri Undercard
Source/Press Release
Photos: Steven Solidaios
May 27, 2015

(MAY 27)   On May 29th Noemi "No No" Bosques, 8-2-2 will face off against Brooklyn’s Heather Hardy 12-0-0 at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, on the Khan-Algieri undercard. The fight will be streamed live on Spike TV at 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. PT.  This bout is considered to be a huge fight for female boxing involving two up and coming popular female boxers....Full Story

McPhee Wins by a decision over Maerz
Photos / Story
by Mike Blair
May 26, 2015

(MAY 26)  The semi main event on the Rumble at the Rink card in Nanaimo, British Columbia featured women bantamweights Alisah McPhee and Peggy Maerz. The two fought on the previous Gloved Up card, in a fight that saw McPhee take a close, tightly contested win. On this night they would battle for eight rounds and the winner would claim the CPBC Western Canadian Bantamweight Title.  As figured, this fight was close from the outset. A judge’s score was going to depend on what style of fighter he preferred. McPhee fired her jab and amassed a large number of punches. ...Full Story with photos

Fight Video:  Ibeth Zamora Silva Successfully Defends WBC Title
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
May 25, 2015

(MAY 25) On Saturday night, at the Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial, Metepec, México, in a 10-rounder, Ibeth Zamora Silva, 107¾, now 23-5-0 (4KO), of San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, México, won by a seventh..Full Story with photos

Press Release: Matthysse vs Mrdjenovich?
Source via: Piña del Sur
Translated by Eddie Montalvo
May 25, 2015

(MAY 25) According to 'El Diario Jornada,' Soledad Matthysse will unify the WBA and WBC Female Featherweight titles, on July 31, 2015, in Trelew with Canadian Jelena Mrdjenovich. Full Story

Phiri vs. Almaida fight to a  Technical Draw, WBF Title Remains Vacant
Source/WBF
May 24, 2015

(MAY 24)The World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's Intercontinental Welterweight title remains vacant, as a fight between local favourite Esther Phiri and co-challenger Sandra Almeida from South...Full Story

Fight Video:  Kulakova Won by Decision over Riederer
May 24, 2015 

(MAY 24) WBAN has just posted the fight video of the Friday night fight (May 22), in Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia, where Svetlana Kulakova, 141¼, now 10-0-1 (1KO), of Moscow, won an eight round unanimous decision over Marie Riederer, 138½, 15-3-1, of Sachsen, Germany. The final judges scores were 73-80, 73-80, 72-80.

IWBHF Tickets: International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015
May 22, 2015 
For Full Details
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(MAY 22)  On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame, [IWBHF] will hold its 2nd Annual Induction Ceremonies at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six Hotel, located at 2301 SE 17th St., in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Tickets are priced at $75.00 per person.  (For participants in the 2015 Women's Boxing National Golden Gloves, the tickets are $45).  Please let us know how many tickets you will need. Reserve early, as we have limited seating.  HONORED INDUCTEES/ALL WILL BE AT EVENT:   Laila Ali - Jeannine Garside- Deirdre Gogarty - Phyllis Kugler - Sparkle Lee- Terry Moss - Laura Serrano - Ann Wolfe ....Full Story

Pretty Girl Promotions:  Melissa Hernandez vs. Stacey Reile
Source/PR
May 22,  2015

(MAY 22) First, PGP would like to thank WBAN and the many athletes and supporters that support the sport and have allowed promotional boxing firms like PGP to be a part of it. PGP has begun a good faith effort at giving female boxers continuous opportunities to compete on its fight cards. To bring..Full Story

Six United States Boxers Earn Final Round Berths at the 2015 Junior and Youth Women’s World Championships
by Julie Goldsticker
May 22, 2015

(MAY 22) (NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN) – Six American boxers clinched berths in the finals of the 2015 Junior and Youth Women’s World Championships in New Taipei City, Taiwan on Friday. All five junio..Full Story

Italy impress in the AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 semi-finals
Source/AIBA
May 22, 2015
Copyright photo:
Yuan/Olympic.org

(MAY 22) The AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 semi-finals took place today at the Xinzhuang Stadium, and there was much drama and entertainment...Full Story

May 2015 WBAN World Rankings!
May 22, 2015

(MAY 22)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for May 2015. This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. You can see our top #1's in the sport---which is NO easy task with WBAN! Congrats to all our top ten in the sport.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

Ariel Arismendez shines on Day 5 of the AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015
Source/AIBA
May 21,  2015

(MAY 21) The second stage of the of the AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships Taipei 2015 quarter-finals was held today at the Xinzhuang Stadium, and a combined 92 Junior and Youth boxers ..Full Story

Team USA Advances Four More Boxers to the Medal Rounds with Quarterfinal Victories on Wednesday
by Julie Goldsticker
May 20, 2015

(MAY 20) (NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN) – After a quarterfinal day dominated by USA Boxing’s junior ladies, the youth women turned it on in their quarterfinal session on Wednesday night at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City. 2013 Junior World Champion and 2014 Youth Olympic gold medalist Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), junior lightweight Guadalupe Gutierrez (Sacramento, Calif.), youth light welterweight Ariel Arismendez (Tollleson, Ariz.), and youth middleweight Iesha Kenney (Alexandria, Va.) all clinched semifinals berths with wins on Wednesday.  ..Full Story

Boxing: Irish eyes still smiling in Women's World Youth and Junior championships.
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2015
Photo: Team Ireland (c)
 iaba/QuickPark

(MAY 19) The Irish team has six of its team still in this 2nd edition of the AIBA World Youth and Juniors championships despite a controversial defeat for Amy Broadhurst on Monday when most experts (and not just the team and its coaches) felt she had won every round against her ...Full Story

VIDEO: Seniesa Estrada on Roy Jones Jr. Support & More!
Photos and Story
by Michele Chong
May 20, 2015

 (MAY 20)  During Monday's Tim Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas kickoff press conference held at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, Vargas' trainer Roy Jones Jr. took his turn at the mic to share his thoughts about the upcoming Bradley-Vargas fight. But in an impromptu moment ..Full Story

News Flash: Two Female Bouts added on on Sting Like a Bee Productions card
Source/PR
Photos: Mike Ornelas/Denver
May 19, 2015

(MAY 19)  Two Female Bouts on Sting like a Bee Productions in Denver Colorado, Promoter Duran Hill added these two women’s bouts on the under card of the Corley vs. Perez, won by Perez via 6th round TKO. The first bout was ..Full Story

Boxing: Irish eyes still smiling in Women's World Youth and Junior championships.
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2015
Photo: Team Ireland (c)
 iaba/QuickPark

(MAY 19) The Irish team has six of its team still in this 2nd edition of the AIBA World Youth and Juniors championships despite a controversial defeat for Amy Broadhurst on Monday when most experts (and not just the team and its coaches) felt she had won every round against her Chinese opponent. That said, the judges somehow managed to hand down a 2:1 split decision to the boxer from neighbouring China. Tuesday was to prove a better day and Irish eyes are ...Full Story

2015 AIBA World Youth & Junior Championships - Day 4 Review of action at the Xinzhuang Stadium
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2015

 (MAY 19) Today was the first of two quarter-final days at the 2015 AIBA Youth and Junior Championships in Taiwan - no real 'shocks' but plenty of action on a day when boxers from  ..Full Story

Voraberger Set For Defense Of Unified World Super Flyweight Title
Source/PR
May 18, 2015

(MAY 18)  After the World Boxing Federation (WBF) launched a cooperation with the WIBF and GBU in March, and merged the three championships into the most prestigious title in female boxing, Austrian Eva Voraberger is set to defend the Unified Women's ..Full Story

Seniesa Estrada Wins at the Forum on HBO Boxing Card
Source/PR
May 18,  2015
Courtesy Fight photos:
Esther Lin

On Saturday night, May 16, 2015, at The Forum in Inglewood, California, 22-year-old women’s professional boxer Seniesa Estrada (East Los Angeles, California) defeated Carly Batey (United Kingdom/San Diego, California) by unanimous decision. Estrada-Batey was a six-round, non-televised, undercard bout on the HBO World Championship Boxing card. In the fight, Estrada used a myriad of jabs and one-two combinations, while often switching stances to counter her opponent’s activity. In the fifth round, Estrada scored a knockdown when she dropped Batey with a powerful over-hand left. With the win, Estrada’s record improves to 4-0-0 with 1 KO, while Batey’s record moved to 4-5-2, 0 KOs. The HBO Boxing card was presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions, in association with Banner Promotions.  ..Full Story

Ortiz UD over Reno in Historic Brooklyn Bout
by Bernie McCoy
May 16, 2015

(MAY 16)  Paola Ortiz won a fast paced unanimous decision over local favorite Susan Reno in a featured attraction of Ronson Frank's Uprising Promotion's seven bout card at the historic Masonic Temple in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn on Friday night. The six round bout was contested over three minute rounds, making it the first such female bout of that length in New York state. Both fighters handled the fifty percent increase in round time easily and the pace of the fight did not waver at any point during the eighteen minutes of action....Full Story

Amanda Serrano 'Honored' to Represent Women's Boxing's Return to Network Television
Source/PR
May 16, 2015

(MAY 16)  Women's multiple-time world champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano says she considers it a great honor to be part of the return of women's boxing to network television.  Serrano (23-1-1, 18 KOs), of Brooklyn, will face Plattsburgh, New York's two-time world title challenger Jackie "The Force" Trivilino in a six-round super bantamweight rematch on Friday, May 29, at the WC Handy Pavilion on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, and broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network (10:00 PM, ET). ..Full Story

Jajaira Gonzalez Sets a Victorious Tone for Team USA With a Dominating Win in Her 2015 Junior and Youth World Championships Opener
by Julie Goldsticker
May 16, 2015

(MAY 16) (NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN) – Eighteen-year-old Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) announced her presence on the international scene at the inaugural Junior and Youth World Championships in 2013 and her first bout at the 2015 event showed that she’s still the one to watch in her lightweight division. Known for her overwhelming punch output and aggressive nature, Gonzalez once again used her patented style to take a dominating win in the tournament opener for both she and Team USA at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City.  Full Story

2015 AIBA Women's Youth and Junior Championships - Preview
by Michael O'Neill
May 15, 2015

Yesterday we brought you the latest news of the 2015 AIBA Women's Youth and Junior Championships scheduled to open at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan this weekend and today we suggest some additional boxers to watch out and have realistic medal prospects..Full Story

New to the IWBHF: July 11th at the 2015 International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!
IWBHF Press Release
May 15, 2015

PORTLAND, OREGON (May 15, 2015) The July 11th International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) Induction Ceremony, will mark the initiation of the "IWBHF Lifetime Achievement Award" to be presented, annually, to a selected member of the boxing community whose career has been distinguished by longstanding contributions to the sport of boxing and, specifically, support of Women's boxing. The initial recipient is Jose Sulaiman (posthumous), longtime president of the World Boxing Council (WBC) who passed away in 2014. It has been confirmed that representatives of the WBC will be present in Fort Lauderdale to accept the award. ...Full Story

AIBA Women's Youth and Junior World Championships, Taipei - Preview
by Michael O'Neill
(additional reporting
 from AIBA.org)
May 14, 2015

 (MAY 14)  The 3rd edition of the AIBA Women's World Youth and Junior Championships gets underway in Taiwan on Saturday with the draw and preliminary bouts. Almost all the contestants had arrived by Thursday ahead of the opening ceremony and draw Full Story

Sparkle Lee to Become First Referee in IWBHF
by Bernie McCoy - IWBHF
May 14, 2015

 

PORTLAND, OR - (May 14, 2015) Both the first class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame and the eight women who will be inducted on July 11, are heavily skewed toward a veritable "Who's Who" of female boxers from both the "modern" and "pioneer" eras of the sport.  Full Story
 
New York women's boxing history to be made Friday by Ring 8 and FDNY pro boxer Susan Reno
Source/PR
May 14, 2015

(MAY 14) NEW YORK - New York women's boxing history will be made tomorrow night (Friday, May 15) as FDNY boxing team and Ring 8 member Susan Reno fights Paola Ortiz in a 6-round bout featuring 3-minute rounds for the first time. Women professional fights in New York have always had 2-minute rounds in the past. ..Full Story
 

Seniesa Estrada Fighting on GGG Undercard
Pro Female Bout THIS Saturday!

by Michele Chong
May 13, 2015

(MAY 13) The action is goin' down THIS Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.  Boxing fans are all abuzz about the Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr. clash in the main event but there is also a featured undercard bout that is also getting some attention. Southland boxer Seniesa Estrada (3-0, 1 KO) will be entering the ring in her fourth fight as a pro THIS Saturday, May 16. ..Full Story

California:  Kandyce Williams vs. Erika Spiteri
May 12, 2015

(MAY 12) On June 12, 2015, at Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, Kandyce Williams, will be fighting Italy's Erika Spiteri.  Sosai Promotions said, "Call now to get your tickets 909-361-1412 / California or 702-773-5228 / Nevada. This is one you don't want to miss. Over 10 Bouts on the Card. Come enjoy a night out with a night of great Fights."

Seniesa Estrada Returns on May 16 on an HBO Boxing Card
Source/PR
May 11, 2015

(MAY 11) EAST LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. – On Saturday night, May 16, 2015, undefeated 22-year-old flyweight women’s professional boxer Seniesa Estrada (East Los Angeles, CA/pro record: 3-0-0, 1 KO) faces Carly Batey (United Kingdom/pro record: 4-4-2, 0 KOs) in a six-round, non-televised, undercard bout on the HBO World Championship Boxing card at The Forum  ..Full Story

Historical First For New York: Female boxers fight 3 minute rounds!
by Tanner B.
May 7, 2015

(MAY 7)  It is only a matter of time before MMA is legalized in NYC. Now boxing will have to compete with the UFC right here in the Big Apple. While competition is healthy and it will no doubt compel promoters to put on the best matches showcasing top talent, where does this leave women in boxing? Full Story

Stars Align for Second International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony July 11, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 7, 2015

 (MAY 7) PORTLAND, OR -  On July 10, 2014, the initial class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame was inducted, during a star studded ceremony, at the Hyatt Regency Pier..Full Story

Results Just in from Japan:  Kumiko Seeser Wins by Technical Decision
May 6, 2015

 

(MAY 6) Today in at the Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Kumiko Seeser Ikehara,  successfully defended her WBO minimum world title over Kayoko Ebata, when the fight went to the scorecards in a technical decision in the seventh round. Scorecards were (67-66, 67-66, 66-67).  The bout was scheduled for ten rounds.

Svensson reflects on WBC World title defeat: ‘’I made a mistake and that cost me the fight!
Source/PR
Photo: Wende
May 4, 2015

 (MAY 4) Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs) remains positive about her future despite losing to the WBC Female World Light Welterweight Champion Erica Anabella Farias (22-1, 10 KOs) in Copenhagen last night...Full Story

Christina McMahon defeats Catherine Phiri for WBC Bantam Interim Gold belt in Lusaka
by Michael O'Neill
May 3, 2015
Photo: Facebook

(MAY 3) She came, she saw, she conquered. At the grand young age of 40, Ireland's Christina McMahon from the Carrickmacross club in Co.Monaghan shattered the expectations of the home crowd Saturday night..Full Story

AIBA confirm Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification requirements
By Sue TL Fox
and Michael O’Neill
May 1, 2015

(MAY 1) Just 463 days to the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and today comes news from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) of the final qualification details including deadlines:  Rio 2016 Olympic Games...Full Story

Tonight:  Olivia Gerula vs. Simone Da Silva Duarte
April 30, 2015

(APR 30)  Tonight at the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Olivia Gerula, 15-14-2 (3KO), of Winnipeg, is set to fight Simone Da Silva Duarte, 14-7-0 (6KO), of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a ten rounder for the vacant WIBA Featherweight title.  At the scales on Wednesday, both came in at 124 lbs.

Tania Enriquez Returns to Mexicali to fight Selene Lopez
Source/PR
April 29, 2015

(APR 29) After nine months of inactivity inside a boxing ring, 18-year-old Tania Enriquez (4-0, 2KO) of Tijuana comes back in a big way when on Friday, May 8th, in Mexicali, Mexico, she faces Selene Lopez (3-2-3, 1KO) for the vacant female flyweight FECOMBOX title...Full Story

Hamzaoui Retains Unified World Title, Zwecker Wins WBF Intercontinental
Source/PR
April 29, 2015

(APR 29) Amira Hamzaoui is still the Unified Women's World Flyweight Champion after successfully defending her crown on Saturday night, April 25, at the Hall des sports Pierre Gaspard in her hometown of Epernay, France, defeating challenger Alexandra Vlajk from Hungary..Full Story

Olivia Gerula to fight Simone Da Silva Duarte in Canada
April 29, 2015

 

(APR 29)  On Thursday night at the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Olivia Gerula, 15-14-2 (3KO), of Winnipeg, is set to fight Simone Da Silva Duarte, 14-7-0 (6KO), of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a ten rounder for the vacant WIBA Featherweight title.

Boxing Action in Japan: Anabel Ortiz vs.  Nana Yoshikawa
April 29, 2015

(APR 29)  Tonight at the Sangyo Shinko Center, Sakai, Osaka, Japan, Anabel Ortiz, 16-3-1 (3KO), of Tepic, Mexico, will be fighting Nana Yoshikawa, 4-0-0 (2KO), of Osaka, Japan.  The two will be fighting for the WBA Minimumweight Title. Ortiz is the current champion and will be defending her belt.

Klara Svensson and Erica Farias face-off in Stockholm
Source/PR
Photo:  Team Sauerland
April 28, 2015

(APRIL 28)  Today in Stockholm, Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) came face-to-face with Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) for the first time ahead of her WBC World title challenge on Saturday night at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen...Full Story

Gamache: It’s Svensson’s time to shine
Source/PR
April 26, 2015

(APR 26) NJoey Gamache expects Klara Svensson (15-0, 5 KOs) to seize her moment and claim the WBC Female World Light Welterweight title when she challenges Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in  Copenhagen. Gamache has been ....Full Story

Marlen Esparza Avenges Olympic Loss as Team USA Wins the Women’s International Clash of the Champions 5-4 over Team China
by Julie Goldsticker
April 26, 2015

(APR 26) (ATLANTA, GA.) – Nine elite American female boxers faced off with a top squad from China on Saturday at the Women’s International Clash of Champions in Atlanta, Ga. The duel competition featured several rematches between the two top squads at the Buckhead Fight Club, but the flyweight division bout held unique importance for 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas). ..Full Story

Delfine Persoon Successfully Defends her WBC Title with Ninth Round TKO over Nicole Boss
April 26, 2015

 (APR 26) Last night in Sternensaal, Berne, Switzerland,  Delfine Persoon, 133, of Belgium successfully defended her WBC Lightweight title, against Nicole Boss, 133, of Switzerland, by a ninth round TKO.  This was a rematch for the two, when in the first fight that took place in 2011, Nicole had lost by a 10-round unanimous decision.

Meet the "Mad Scientist," Federica Bianco.
by Susan Reno
April 25, 2015

Everyone's got a story right? Well here is hers:  Federica's "day job," is Astrophysicist. Seriously. When she is not peppering a bag or sparring partner with a constellation of punches, she writes computer code to help us understand how the Universe works. She studies exploding stars, and tiny remote solar systems. ..Full Story

Saturday's Clash of Champions Features 9 Great Bouts Between the US and Chinese National Women's Boxing Teams!
April 24, 2015

(APR 24) First off, a re-cap of Thursday's results! 132 lbs/75 kg: Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, CA/USA dec Junhua Yin, China, 2-1 -Claressa Shields, Flint, Michigan/USA dec. Li Qian, China, 2-1.  Full Story on Saturday's event!

Noemi Bosques to fight Heather Hardy in New York!
by Sue TL Fox
April 24, 2015

(APR 24)  Contracts are signed, and boxing fans will be delighted to find out that Noemi "La Rebelde" Bosques, 8-2-2 (2KO), of Saint Petersburg, Florida, is set to fight in New York. Bosques will be facing Heather "The Heat" Hardy, 12-0-0 (2KO), of Brooklyn, New York.  Full Story

Garside To Be Inducted into IWBHF in July-by Bernie McCoy - IWBHF Press Release
April 23, 2015

 PORTLAND, OR - (April 23, 2015)  Jeannine Garside, whose nearly six year professional boxing career culminated with a 2010 unanimous decision over undefeated Ina Menzer for the WBC World Female Featherweight title, will be among eight inductees into the second class of the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame in July.  Full Story

Today: Team USA and Team China face off at a "Free Clash" of Champions Bouts
April 23, 2015

(APR 23) Today Team USA and Team China will kick off the Clash of Champions with FREE OFFICIAL BOUTS on Thursday, April 23 at 3 PM at Buckhead Fight Club! Team USA and Team China will FACE OFF in several officially-sanctioned matches on Thursday in advance Full Story  

Europe's largest BOX CUP competition set for Alexandra Palace, London June 19th-21st
by Michael O'Neill
April 23, 2015

 (APR 23)Few tournaments in Europe are as well supported as the Haringey Box Cup and this year promises to be no exception as record entries have already been pouring in to the Haringey Police  Full Story  

April 2015 WBAN World Rankings!
April 23, 2015

(APR 23)  Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for April 2015. This system is based on Dee's computerized rankings, and they are independent ratings. You can see our top #1's in the sport---which is NO easy task with WBAN! Congrats to all our top ten in the sport.  To check out the latest rankings, Go Here!  

Delfine Persoon and Nicole Boss make check-weight
Source/WBC

(APR 22)  WBC Female Lightweight Champion Delfine Persoon (Belgium) and her mandatory Challenger Nicole Boss (Switzerland) are ready for their highly anticipated title fight this Saturday (April 25th). One week before the bout both fighters tipped the scale at 61.4 kg (135.5 lbs). Persoon is making her second defence. After winning the title one year ago from Erica Anabella Farias..Full Story

Zwecker vs. Garcia, WBF Intercontinental Title Fight In Germany
Source/PR
April 21, 2015

(APR 21) Undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's International Featherweight Champion Melanie Zwecker, will attempt to add the WBF Intercontinental title to her resume when she squares off with Dominican Diana Garcia on Saturday April 25 at the Pfinzhalle in Dettenheim, Germany. ...Full Story

England Boxing ABA Championships
by Michael O'Neill
April 21, 2015

(APR 21) This weekend the 2015 England Boxing Elite National Championships take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool (24/26 April) - male and female finals will take place on the same day - the first time that this has occurred in the 128 years old history of the tournament.
England Boxing board member Giorgio Brugnoli commented: ‘The finals weekend of the Elite National Championships is one of the highlights of the boxing calendar and this one promises to be exceptionally special as it is the first time that the men’s and women’s finals will be held as part of the same competition.  Full Story

Tonight in New York: Melissa Hernandez to fight Ashleigh Curry
April 18, 2015

 

(APR 18)  Tonight at the Main Street Armory, Rochester, New York, Melissa "Huracán Shark" Hernandez is set to fight Ashleigh Curry, will be fighting in an non-title eight rounder.  According to Boxrec there are five other scheduled bouts featuring men's boxing. Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Hamzaoui Defends Unified World Flyweight Title vs. Vlajk
Source/PR
April 16, 2015
photo: Facebook

(APR 16) Unified Women's World Flyweight Champion Amira Hamzaoui from France will make her first title-defense on Saturday April 25 when she squares off with Hungarian challenger Alexandra Vlajk at the Hall des Sports Pierre Gaspard in her hometown of Epernay. ...Full Story

Olympic Medalists Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields to Lead Team USA in to International Action on U.S. Soil....
by Julie Goldsticker
April 16, 2015

(APR 16)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – As USA Boxing’s elite women travel the Road to Rio, they will make a stop in Atlanta on Saturday, April 25 for a battle with top foes from China at the Women’s International Clash of Champions at the Buckhead Fight Club. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) will lead a talented squad of boxers in to the USA vs. China Duel match-up just over a year out from the 2016 Olympic Games. ...Full Story

Keisher McLeod-Wells to fight on May 30th
April 16, 2015

 

(APR 16) On May 30, 2015 Keisher "Fire" McLeod-Wells will rematch with Patricia Alcivar, and will be fighting for her second professional Title championship belt in New York at the Resorts World Casino in Queens under New Legend Promotions.  For tickets: Gleason's Gym (718) 797-2872 or (646) 537-5059. 

GCP Signs Fighting Serrano Sisters to Exclusive Promotional Contracts
Source/PR
April 15, 2015

(APR 15) Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, in association with David Schuster's Winner Take All Productions, proudly announces the signing of Brooklyn via Puerto Rico's fighting Serrano sisters, Amanda and Cindy to exclusive promotional contracts. The heavily decorated family duo made boxing history in 2013 when both sisters held Universal Boxing Federation titles in the same super featherweight division.   Full Story

“Dangerous” Deirdre Gogarty
by Ted Sares
April 13, 2015

(APR 13) The 2015 IWBHF induction will be held on July 11, 2015, Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Christy Martin, among many other greats, was inducted in 2014. Entering the Hall this July 11, along with Deirdre Gogarty http://theboxingtribune.com

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