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Mia St. John and Christy Martin Confirmed for Third Edition of Box Fan Expo Taking Place on Cinco De Mayo Weekend
Source/Press Release
February 21, 2017

(FEB 21)  Las Vegas - Former WBC women's champion Mia "The Knockout" St. John and Christy "The Coal Miner's Daughter" Martin has confirmed that they will historically appear and share a booth together to Meet & Greet their fans at the Las Vegas...Full Story

Mayela Perez Captures WBF World Championship In Mexico
Source/WBF PR
February 19, 2017

(FEB 19)  Mexican veteran Mayela “La Cobrita” Perez captured the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Atomweight title on Saturday night, February 18, at the Arena Pavillion del Norte in her home-town of Saltillo, beating undefeated compatriot Maryan Salazar. Using her vast experience, Perez boxed very disciplined and controlled the action on the inside with sharp punching to the head followed up by precise shots to the liver. Salazar had most of her success at long and mid range, troubling her opponent in spurts.   Full Story

Semi-Finals Results: 71 St. annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship
Source/Press Release
Photo: Generic
February 19, 2017

(FEB 19) LOWELL, Mass. - Many of the best novice boxers in New England competed last night (Feb. 16) in the semifinals of the New England Tournament of Champions, part of the 71st annual Lowell Sun Charities Golden Gloves Championship, at historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium. To the delight of an always ..Full Story

Ikram Kerwat Wins by a Four-round decision over Britain Hart
February 19, 2017
Photo: Facebook

(FEB 19) On Friday night at the Chase Center, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, in an entertaining women’s bout, Roy Jones’ protégé Ikram Kerwat (7-1, 5 KOs), of Frankfurt, Germany won a unanimous decision over Britain “Blonde Bomber” Hart (2-1, 2 KOs) in a 4-round lightweight bout.  Full Story

"Majestic" Lefebvre Going For WBF World Title March 10
Source:  WBF Press Release
February 19, 2017
Photos: Facebook

(FEB 19)  In her most recent outing, last November, undefeated Segolene Lefebvre from France won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title at the Salle Gayant in Douai. On March 10, at the same venue, she will attempt..Full Story

Brampton's Sandy Tsagouris fights for a world title on home soil
February 17, 2017

(FEB 17)  TORONTO, ON-- On March 18, “The Boys Are Back in Town,” as Canada's top talents will embark upon the Powerade Centre in Brampton, ON for a night of world class professional boxing, presented by Lee Baxter Promotions. But while the boys will be back, it will be women who will be entering...Full Story

Latest News on Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano
February 16, 2017

(FEB 16)  Just in…. Five-times, four-division World Boxing Champion Amanda 'The Real Deal' Serrano just received her confirmation and approval letter from the WBO regarding her petition to challenge Argentina’s WBO Bantamweight World Champion the undefeated Sabrina Pérez. If successful, Amanda will become the First Puerto Rican fighter in its history to win a World title in Five ...Full Story

Mexico:  Sandra Robles Wins by a Fifth Round TKO over Maria Soledad Vargas
Photos: Facebook
February 13, 2017

(FEB 13)  TIJUANA ---On Saturday night at the Gimnasio Municipal Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, in an exciting action-packed fight, Sandra "Perla Negra" Robles, now 17-2-0 (9KO), of Tijuana,  won by a fifth round TKO over Maria Soledad Vargas, 4-2-0 (0KO).  The two were fighting a six rounder in the light flyweight division.  Full Story

2017 Women's National Golden Gloves Event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
February 13, 2017

(FEB 13)  The 2017 Women's National Golden Gloves Event is scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel Ballroom for July 10 to July 14, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  This event is OPEN to every women boxers and all age to participate at this Tournament Women's Division's Elite, Youth, Novice, Juniors, JO's.  Full Story

Japan's Naoko Fujioka to Face Isabel Millan of Mexico March 13th
February 13, 2017

(FEB 13) On March 13, 2017, at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan, Naoko Fujioka, 15-2-0 (6KO), of Tokyo, will be facing current WBF Flyweight champion Isabel "La Estrella" Millan, 18-2-1 (8KO), of Tonala, Mexico, in a ten-round bout for the vacant WBA Flyweight Title. This matchup is a five-star rated bout.  Photo: Boxrec

BIBA Introduce Hand Held Scanners to detect Brain bleeds
by Michael O'Neill
February 13, 2017

(FEB 13) The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) are set to introduce hand held Infra-Scanners, that can detect Brain bleeds, at events sanctioned by themselves in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
On announcing the introduction of Infra-Scanners, that will be available ringside at events sanctioned by them, BIBA Vice President Gianluca Di Caro said.  Full Story


Top Rank Features Female Title bout with  IBF Jennifer Han who defends her Title a Third Time against Olivia Gerula
February 12. 2017

(FEB 12) On Friday night, February 17th, at the Don Haskins Center, in El Paso, Texas, Jennifer Han will be making the third defense of her IBF World Featherweight title when she faces challenger and former ...Full Story

World Champion Nikki Adler will fight for a unique golden SIX-PACK
Source/Press Release
February 10, 2017

(FEB 10) Boxing Star Nikki Adler aims to go title hunting by taking the world titles of WIBF and GBU. She already is a current WBC, WBF, WBU and WIBA Champion.  On March 11, 2017, at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, Nikki Adler will be fighting ten rounds against Mery...Full Story

Tonight in Mexico:  Two Female Bouts Featured on Card
February 10, 2017


(FEB 10) Tonight at the Salón Zapata Vela, Iztacalco, Distrito Federal, Mexico, there are two female bouts featured on the undercard.  In one bout Light Flyweight Jessica Guerro will be fighting Yocelin Martinez in a four-rounder, and in a second female bout, lightweight Aurora Ramirez, will face Alondra Flores in a four-round bout. 

Germany:  Nikki Adler to fight Mery Rancier for WIBF and GBU Super Middleweight belts
February 10, 2017


  (FEB 9) On March 11, 2017, at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, Nikki Adler will be fighting ten rounds against Mery Rancier, for the vacant WIBF and GBU Super Middleweight Titles.  Photo:  Facebook at press conference held this week.

ShoBox:   First Women’s Boxing Main Event As Claressa Shields Takes on Former World Title Challenger Szilvia Szabados
February 7, 2017

(FEB 7)  NEW YORK  – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields will make her professional television debut on ShoBox: The New Generation, a series that has sparked the careers of 67 future world champions, on Friday, March 10, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from MGM Grand Detroit Event Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Shields (1-0) is facing Hungary’s Szilvia “Sunset” Szabados (15-8, 6 KOs), a former world title challenger, in the first women’s boxing match to headline on premium television. The fight will take place down the road from Shield’s hometown of Flint, Mich.  Full Story

Gleason's Gym:  All-Female Boxing Clinic and Show - April 13-15 2017
February 7, 2017

(FEB 7)  Gleason's Gym will host the seventh Annual All-Female Boxing Clinic on April 13, 14 and 15, 2017.  There will be two days of boxing basics followed by a sanctioned all female boxing show.
The training will be handled by Gleason's top female trainers and our female World Champions.  The amateur show will be sanctioned by USABoxingmetro. You will need a book to fight.  Full Story

Boxing: Tatiana Zrachevskaya retains Golden Girl crown in Sweden
by Michael O'Neill
February 7, 2017

(FEB 7) The 2017 Golden Girl of Boras tournament was its most successful to date, with some 254 boxers from round the globe taking part. For Irish boxers, especially those from St Brigid’s Kildare Town and the Leinster Development and Dublin squads there were some great success stories...Full Story

Katie Taylor set for O2 in London March 4th and LIVE on Sky Sports
by Michael O'Neill
Photo Credits:  Skysports
February 2. 2017

(FEB 2)  Katie Taylor will fight for the third time in the pros on the undercard of the Heavyweight blockbuster between David Haye and Tony Bellew at The O2 in London on March 4, live on Sky Sports. Full Story

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano Named WBAN's February 2017 Fighter of the Month!
February 2. 2017

(FEB 2)  WBAN is proud to announce our February 2017 Fighter of the month. Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano of New York, was our top pick this month. She had an impressive win recently when she defeated another great fighter Yazmin Rivas, winning a 10-round unanimous decision.

Independent inquiry now urgently needed if AIBA boxing is to regain public confidence
by Michael O'Neill
January 28, 2017

(JAN 28) On Saturday, as a service to our readers we published an AIBA Press Release into the events in Rio which brought the Olympic boxing tournament into disrepute – that Press Release concluded that “Whilst the Special Investigation found no active interference in the results, AIBA moved quickly to identify those involved and took the necessary steps to ensure its officials will no longer become scapegoats for close decisions which are an inherent aspect of the sport.”  Full Story

AIBA Special Investigation Committee Statement
Source/AIBA PR
January 27, 2017

(JAN 27)  The AIBA Special Investigation Committee (SIC), consisting of experts from its Refereeing and Judging (R&J), Technical and Rules, as well as Disciplinary Commissions, has concluded its investigation into the practices and procedures of officials during the Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing Tournament. The SIC’s recommendations for improvements to R&J structure for the Tokyo 2020 Cycle are already ...Full Story

Boxing: Statement from England Boxing and confirmation from IABA
by Michael O'Neill
January 25, 2017

(JAN 25) Following the grave concern expressed by parents and children as a result of the AIBA’s announcement on ‘no headgear’ for women and other categories of Boxer, some good news just through from two Associations in Europe, Boxing England and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA). Full Story

New Zealand:  Meleisea vs Helu II confirmed
by Benjamin Watt
January 24, 2017

(JAN 24)  Today Andrew Herrett and Vasco Kovačević have announced the rematch between Arlie Meleisea and Nailini Helu will happen at the ABA Stadium on March 10th in Auckland,  New Zealand. The rematch will be for the vacant New Zealand (NZPBA Version) and vacant UBF asia pacific female heavyweight titles.  Full Story

Two Female Bouts Featured on California Card!
Photo credits: Brett Ostrowski
January 24, 2017

(JAN 24) On Saturday night (January 21, 2017) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California, Jamie "The Miracle" Mitchell, 120, making her pro debut, won a four-round unanimous decision over Dalia "La Pantera" Gomez, 120, who was also making her pro debut.  Final judges scores were 35-37.  Both are former amateurs, in what the sport is seeing a trend of amateurs turning pro.  Full Story with photos/video

Selina Barrios Scores Spectacular Knockout in Pro Debut
Source/Mario Serrano/PR
Photo Credits:
Robert Elizando - Boxeo Y Mas
January 23, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 23, 2017) - This past Saturday in her pro debut at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, on the "Famoso's Night of Champions" card in San Antonio, TX, hometown native, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (1-0, 1 KO), scored a spectacular first round knockout against, Tammy Franks (2-27-1).  Full Story

Nicola Adams Turns Pro in UK - another massive blow for AIBA
by Michael O'Neill
January 23, 2017

(JAN 23) A further boost for the sport came today with news that Double Olympic champion, Nicola Adams OBE has turned professional in the United Kingdom.  Nicola announced her decision to turn professional with Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren.  Full Story

AIBA 'removes' Headguards for women including youths and children from 1 January 2018
by Michael O'Neill
January 21, 2017

 International Boxing Association (AIBA) Press Releases are noted more for what they do NOT tell us than what they do but even so the fact that there was no formal Press Release following December’s Executive Committee meeting in Switzerland did ring ‘ alarm bells’ in several countries. Such meetings usually agree any major changes in the sport but nothing was heard until a New Year message to the faithful from AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu on 9th January and even that did not mention removal of headgear.  Full Story

Update: Jackie Nava to Fight Ana Lozano when she returns to the February 4th!

(JAN 18)  WBAN has just learned that Jackie "La Princesa Azteca" Nava, 32-4-3 (14KO), will be fighting Ana Lozano when she returns to the ring on February 4, 2017, at the Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California.   Nava will be fighting in a ten rounder.  Nava last fought in February 2015, when she stopped Mayra Gomez in the sixth round of a ten round bout. 

Top Female Boxing Champions who have fought for the Prestigious WBAN belt  - Past and Present
by Sue TL Fox
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
January 16, 2017

(JAN 17)  This last weekend, on January 14th, at the Barclay's Center, in New York, we had the privilege to have our independent WBAN World title belt on the line when Amanda Serrano fought Yazmin Rivas.  The WBAN belt can only be fought by top boxers in our ratings, and it must accompany a Federation Belt on the line in the bout.  Thus far, the WBAN Belt has been fought with most of the federations on these top-notch world title bouts.  Full Story with photos

A Diamond In The Rough
Source/WBAN Resource Team
January 16,, 2017
Photo Courtesy:
Diamante Cordero/Facebook

Debuting professionally at the tender age of 14 (February 27, 2010), Dayana "Diamante" Cordero is certainly a "Diamond in the Rough."
Cordero, born on December 18, 1995, in Caucasia, Columbia, fell in love with the sport at a very early age. By the time she was 7 or 8 years old she was already boxing with the local boys in her town. The lack of financial support in her household forced Dayana to work but boxing was her passion and at the age of 14 she turned pro defeating a much seasoned fighter in Maria Andrea Miranda.   Full Story

Amanda Serrano Successfully Defends her WBO title and adds the WBC Diamond and WBAN Belt to her Arsenal
by Sue TL Fox
January 15, 2017

(JAN 15) Last night at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano won a 10-round unanimous decision against Yazmin Rivas where she was defending her  Junior Featherweight WBO world title, in addition for the WBC Diamond belt, and the WBAN Independent belt.  The Judges scored 97-93, 98-92, 99-91 for Serrano. Full Story

Tonight:  Huge Fight in Women’s Boxing to take Place in New York!
January 14, 2017
Top photo/Videocap

(JAN 14) Tonight at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano will be facing Yazmin Rivas in a ten-round bout where she will be defending her Junior Featherweight WBO world title, in addition for the WBC Diamond belt, and the WBAN Independent belt. The boxing card... Full Story

Selina Barrios to Make Pro Debut Jan, 21 in San Antonio
Source/Press Release
January 13, 2017

(JAN 13) SAN ANTONIO, TX  - Amateur standout, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios, sister of undefeated lightweight sensation, Mario Barrios (17-0, 9 KOs), is set to make her pro debut on January, 21, 2017. The fight will take place at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, on the "Famoso's Night of Champions" card in San Antonio, TX, presented by former world champion, Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez. Selina will face, ..... in a four-round bout.  Full Story

The Mission Of Fast-Tracked Femke Hermanns Continues
January 12, 2017

(JANUARY 12)  If you are a close follower of women´s professional boxing, you may or may not be familiar with Femke Hermans. In any case, the undefeated 26-year-old from Londerzeel, Belgium is adamant that the boxing-world will take serious notice of her very soon. 
On Saturday January 21 in Asse, around fifteen kilometers from Brussels, she squares off with extremely experienced Bulgarian Borislava Goranova for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Middleweight title in what will be only her fourth...Full Story

Women's Boxing confirmed for 2023 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
by Michael O'Neill
January 10, 2016

(JAN 10)  Great news for Canada’s boxing stars and administrators with confirmation tonight that women’s boxing will be included in the 2023 Canada Games to be held on Prince Edward Island (P.E.I).  It is the first time that women’s boxing has been included in the Winter Games and Boxing Canada has been fighting hard for its inclusion. A statement from the Canada Games organisers tonight confirmed the news and the process.  Full Story

2017 International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees Announced 
Press Release
January 9, 2017

(JAN 9) The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF) is proud to announce our 2017 IWBHF Inductees.  Those to be honored include Eileen Eaton (posthumous); Holly Holm; Daisy Lang; Ria Ramnarine; Ana Marie Torres; and Ada Velez  Full Story

Saturday - January 14th:  Amanda Serrano Defends WBO Junior Featherweight World title--and WBAN makes a Mark in New York
January 8, 2017

(JAN 8)  Women's boxing is beginning in 2017 with a very exciting world title fight that will take place next Saturday on January 14, 2017.  We have Amanda Serrano vs. Yazmin Rivas fighting for the (Independent/award) WBAN world title, with Serrano defending her WBO Junior Featherweight world title, and the special WBC (super bantam) Diamond belt in this Five-Star rated bout. The fight will be aired on Showtime Extreme.  Full Story

2017 Golden Girl tournament set for record entry in Borås, Sweden
by Michael O'Neill
January 5, 2017
Photos:   Facebook

(JAN 5) The European boxing season begins in earnest in February when the 2017 Golden Girl tournament takes place in Boras, Sweden between 3 and 5 February.  As of early January, some 180 boxers have entered and plenty of time for more to join since the closing date is 1 February.  Full Story

WBAN Honors our Top Female Boxers in our January 2017 ratings that are listed in Each Weight Class Category!
by Sue TL Fox
January 3, 2017

(JAN 3) As we announced in 2016,  WBAN began to publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis. We would like to give a huge congratulations to our Number #1 boxers who are starting out the NEW YEAR 2017 as our #1 rated boxers!  Full Story

WBAN November World Ratings ---Adopted the BoxRec World ratings
By Sue TL Fox
January 3, 2017

(JAN 3)   WBAN has just published our JANUARY 2017 World ratings.  Link to current ratings.    As we reported in October of 2016, and effective immediately on that date, WBAN will publish the BoxRec female rankings on a continuing monthly basis. To review our press release on this new change to here:..Full Story

2016 WBAN Yearly Awards:  The "Best" , The "Hottest" to the "Nott-est"!
January 2, 2017


 (JAN 2, 2017) Another year has gone by and it is time to have the "Hot" and "Nots" Picks for 2016! This year was one of the most difficult years to determine our TOP picks. WBAN has elected to list more than one boxer in certain categories to give our due respect for those fighters who have worked hard throughout the year to qualify for that top pick!  Full Story

Nicola Adams 'Honoured' in Queen's New Years List in UK
by Michael O'Neill
January 1, 2017

(JAN 1, 2017)   WBAN sends warmest congratulations to Great Britain’s Olympic Flyweight Gold Medallist from London 2012 and Rio 2016 on her being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Queen’s New Year Honours List announced this week.  Full Story






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