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Women's Boxing: The Next Step
by Bernie McCoy
July 28, 2014

(JULY 28) Thus far this year, the sport of professional Women's boxing, in the United States, where the vast majority of female fighters reside and train, has progressed, (if that term can be stretched far enough to apply), along much the same lines as the past five, quite possibly ten years have unfolded in the sport. To use what we used to call a twenty-five cent word, the sport, for far too long, has existed in a state of stasis; a sense of almost literal motionlessness.  ..Full Story

Results from Spain:  Kali Reis vs. Mikaela Lauren
Photos:  Charlie Miralles
Source/Mary del Pino
July 28, 2014

(JULY 28)  On July 18th, and promoted by Chute Boxe, in a women's bout, It was the fight of the night,at the Pabellon Municipal, Valencia, Spain. Both women brought their best into the ring for an all-out eight-round battle at 152 lb. ..Full Story

Anne Sophie Mathis Wins by KO over Christina Hammer .....Oh, then gets the WIN taken from her for an Illegal Blow?
by Sue TL Fox
July 27, 2014

(JULY 27) Christina Hammer received an EARLY Christmas Gift last night when she gets KO'd by her opponent and then gets to strap on TWO WORLD TITLE BELTS!  Wow, didn't know that Christmas would come so early for Germany's Christina Hammer who KEEPS her "undefeated" boxing record after being KO'd by her opponent from France, Anne Sophie Mathis! ..Full Story

Noemi Bosques to Fight on  August 1st in Florida
Source/PR
July 26, 2014

(JULY 26) On Friday, August 1, 2014, it is "Bombs Away" at the Ala Carte Tampa, Florida! All Star Boxing, Pier 6 Promotions and
Telemundo Tampa will host Telemundo’s popular sports program Boxeo Telemundo Ford at the mecca of boxing in Tampa the Ala Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, Fl 33634. .Full Story

Determination to succeed
by Kelsey Jeffries
July 24, 2014

(JULY 24)  Earning my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing has been the hardest accomplishment I have had to fight for. It is a different kind of toughness than I use in the ring, but the same hard work, discipline, dedication, and determination that put me in the ring. I refuse to give up on anything I begin. .   Full Story

Big Fight:  Anne Sophie Mathis vs. Christina Hammer
July 23, 2014

(JULY 23) This Saturday, July 26th at theDessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, Anne Sophie Mathis, of  Varangéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, will step out of her area to fight Christina Hammer, of Germany.  The two will be fighting for the vacant light middleweight world title in a 10-rounder.  This by all accounts should be a very good fight.

Chevelle Hallback to fight Victoria Cisneros for WBF Title
July 22, 2014

(JULY 22) On August 22, 2014, at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, Chevelle "Fists of Steel" Hallback will be fighting Victoria "La Reina de Guerra" Cisneros in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBF welterweight title.  This will be a rematch for the two. In their first bout, Hallback won the fight by a Split decision. 

Douglas Targets World title in Fall!
Source/PR
July 22, 2014

(JULY 22) Baltimore, MD  – Blue chip prospect Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas has her sights set on capturing a world title before the end of 2014.  At 5-0 with 1 win by knockout, the Baltimore-based Washington DC native’s set a lofty goal for herself. As an amateur, she won multiple Golden Gloves and National PAL titles while making Team USA twice. According to industry insiders, if Douglas wins a title in her sixth pro fight, she’d have the third fewest bouts before winning a major world title. The current record holder is Canada’s Jeannie Garside, who captured a belt in her fourth professional bout. Douglas’ Ponytail Promotions stablemate Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson won the WBC title after only five...Full Story

United States Boxers Sweep Final Round Bouts at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
July 21, 2014

(JULY 21)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA closed the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in gold medal fashion with four final round victories on Sunday in Mexico City. All four American competitors won gold medals in the multi-sport event, which provided a preview of next year’s Pan American Games in Toronto. 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned four wins en route to Pan American Olympic Festival Championships. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympic Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) took three victories a piece to win their gold medals in Mexico City...Full Story 

Alisah McPhee and Peggy Maerz Proved most Exciting Bout on Undercard!
Photos and Story
by Mike Blair
July 20, 2014

(JULY 20) The women’s bantam weight bout pitting Alisah McPhee against Peggy Maerz proved to be the most exciting bout on the undercard of the Strawson Boxing promotion at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo BC on Friday July 18th. The fight was an interesting match up of power, which Maerz embodied, and quickness and accuracy, seen in McPhee’s punches. The momentum shifted between the two women throughout the six round bout, and as both women are British Columbia residents, the crowd was split in their support.... Full Story

Carlette Ewell to fight Sonya Lamonakis in Rematch for vacant IBO title
July 20,  2014

(JULY 20)  On August 2, 2014, on the "War in Paradise" boxing card, at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium, in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, in a long awaited rematch between Carlette "The Truth" Ewell, 15-7-1 (9KO), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Sonya "The Scholar" Lamonakis, 9-1-2 (1KO), of New York, NY, will settle the score in this neutral territory for the two, after their first fight that took place in January 2012 where the two fought to a split six-round draw in New York....Full Story

Team USA Clinches Four Final Round Berths at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival
by Julie Goldsticker/USA Boxing
July 19, 2014

(JULY 19)  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – The American winning streak remained in tact on Friday at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.), middleweight Claressa Shields and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all won their semifinal match-ups to join flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) in tonight’s final round action.   Awesome was the first of the three U.S. boxers to take the ring in Friday’s semifinals and he earned his third....Full Story

Mexico: Silvia Torres to fight Joana Medina
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez
July 19, 2014

(JULY 19) Tonight at the Centro de Convenciones Azul, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, there will be one female bout on the card featuring Silvia Torres, 47.500 kg, will be facing Joana "Morenita Tapatia" Medina, 48.200 kg. The two will be fighting six rounds in the light flyweight division....Full Story

Irish Amateur Boxing Association receives additional €975,000 (USD 1.3 million)
by Michael O'Neill
July 19, 2014

(JULY 19) Good news for Irish boxing this week with the announcement by Minister Michael Ring, TD, of an additional grant of €975,000 ( approx.USD1.3 million) with special emphasis on improving club facilities throughout the country for female boxers. ..Full Story

 
 
AIBA Name Host Cities For 2015/16 Olympic Qualifiers
by Michael O'Neill
July 18, 2014

(JULY 18) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has confirmed the results of the bidding for AIBA’s major competitions to be held in 2015 and 2016, as well as for the Olympic Qualifying Events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  The 2014 Women’s World Championships will take place in Jeju City, Korea in November as we previously reported, following Canada having withdrawn. ..Full Story

Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood and Cam F. Awesome Win Pan American Olympic Festival Openers in Mexico City
by Julie Goldsticker
July 18, 2014

(JULY 18)  (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Team USA is off to a great start at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival with three American boxers claiming opening bout wins on the first two days of competition in Mexico City. Lightweight Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) and super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) each earned quarterfinal wins on Wednesday while flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) took a semifinal victory on Thursday in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) while compete in her first bout of the multi-sport event on Friday in a match-up with Mexico’s Alma Ibarra. ...Full Story

The Serrano Sisters Continue to Make Headlines...
July 18, 2014
Source/PR

(JULY 18)  This Sunday July 20th in New Jersey's beautiful and historic Lincoln State park at the Sugartown 5k Charity run ceremony boxers Cindy and Amanda Serrano will be receiving a Proclamation from Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City, New Jersey...Full Story

Collective Thoughts: Latest News at the Arcaro Boxing Gym
Source/Arcaro Boxing Gym
July 17, 2014

(JULY 17) It’s been a little rough around the Arcaro Boxing community lately.  Last month, Coach Jeremy lost his mother unexpectedly.
Competitive Boxer Sophia lost her nephew to senseless gun violence and Competitive Boxer Jen has been diagnosed with a frontal ..Full Story

Cam F. Awesome and USA Boxing’s Olympic Trio to Compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival
by Julie Goldsticker
July 17, 2014
Photo: Dalia Duran

(JULY 17) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – Four of USA Boxing’s most internationally experienced athletes will compete in the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival this week in Mexico City. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and 2012 Olympian Queen Underwood (Seattle, Wash.) will reunite for the multi-sport event while multi-time national champion Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) will represent Team USA’s male athletes in Mexico....Full Story

Italy:  Milena Tronto to Fight Elga Comasti in Friuli-Venezia
July 16, 2014

(JULY 16) On Sunday night, at the Sequals, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, Milena Tronto, 7-2-1 (1KO), of Emilia Romagna, Italy, will be fighting Elga Comasti, 2-0-0 (1KO), also of Emilia Romagna, in a 10-round bout.  The two will be fighting for a local Italy super bantamweight title.  Photo: Facebook

Poula Estrada to Turn Pro on the "Rumble in the Desert" July 19th!
by Blanca Gutierrez
July 16, 2014

(JULY 16)  After an active and successful amateur career Palmdale, California’s own Poula Estrada will join the professional ranks on “Rumble in the Desert” card this Saturday July 19th . Rumble in the Desert takes place from 7p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Pioneer Event Center located at 45000 Valley Central Way in Lancaster, California. ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Spain:  Mikaela Lauren to fight Kali Reis
July 15, 2014

 (JULY 15)  On Friday night, July 18th, at the Pabellon Municipal, Sedavi, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, Mikaela Lauren, 21-3-0 (8KO), of Stockholm, Sweden, will be fighting Kali "KO Mequinonoag" Reis, 6-2-1 (2KO), of Providence, Maryland.  The two will be fighting an eight round bout.

July 2014 WBAN World Rankings!
July 15, 2014

(JULY 15) Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for July 2014. 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!  

Team USA’s Youth Athletes Win Five Medals at the 2014 Golden Glove of Vovjodina Tournament in Serbia
by Julie Goldsticker
Photo Feature: Martha Fabela
July 14, 2014

(JULY 14) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – A squad of the United States’ youth boxers faced off with international foes this past week in Subotica, Serbia at the 2014 Golden Glove of Vovjodina. Bantamweight Hector Tanajara (San Antonio, Texas) led Team USA with a gold medal finish in the international tournament with three wins in Serbia. Light flyweight Thomas Blumenfeld (Albany, N.Y.) and female middleweight Martha Fabela (Oakland, Calif.) each took home silver medals while flyweight Antonio Vargas (Kissimmee, Fla.) and welterweight John Williams (Baton Rouge, La.) claimed bronze.  Full Story

Women's Bout at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton
Photos and Story
by Mike Blair
July 13, 2014

(JULY 13)  On Friday night Jennifer Hamann faced Ariel Beck to open the show in a four round super featherweight fight at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington leading up to the ESPN2 television broadcast. Beck entered the fight with three wins, all coming in her native Montana, though she has not been in the ring since 2012. Hamann was making her professional debut...Full Story

IFBA Congratulates Bonnie Canino on her Induction into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame
Source/IFBA Statement
July 12, 2014

(JULY 12) IFBA Boxing statement on yesterday's Hall of Fame inductions: "The IFBA would like to congratulate all of the great fighters that were part of the inaugural class inducted into the Women’s Boxing ..Full Details

Youth, Novice Golden Gloves titles handed out
By BRIAN ACKLEY
Senior Editor
July 11, 2014

(JULY 11)  The first of the 2014 national Women's Golden Gloves championships have been handed out yesterday and today after some crowd pleasing bouts in the senior novice and youth division.
The open finals are Saturday night at the Pier 66 Hyatt Regency in Fort Lauderdale. General admission tickets at $15  ..Full Details

Brazil: Duda Yankovich Suffers a Stroke
July 11, 2014

 (JULY 11) WBAN has been notified that Duda Yankovich, 37, of Brazil has suffered a stroke. It was reported in the news from bloodyelbow.com that it occurred last Wednesday, and that she is now in the ICU and is conscious.  To read the complete article on this news, go to this link. Link for the full story

History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame 2014 Inaugural Induction Ceremony
by Brian Ackley
WBAN Senior Editor
July 11, 2014

(JULY 11) As much as Thursday's induction of the inaugural class into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame was about the past, it was really more about the future of the sport.  Full Story

Off to Florida to be at the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame!
July 7, 2014

(JULY 7)  I am leaving for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida today, in preparation for the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame Inaugural 2014 Induction Ceremony.  WBAN will have this Live-streamed at LDLTV.com - Thursday, July 10th 11:00 am, EST. More to follow when I get to Florida. Sue TL Fox

“Hawaiian Mongoose" Hopes to Reach Hawaii Five-O - Teams with trainer/husband and Manager still strong.
by J. Monte
July 7, 2014

(JULY 7)  They say love matches are made in heaven, and fight matches are made by one’s manager, and boxer Eileen Olszewski may have both, married to her trainer/husband, and inking a three year contract with her longtime manager David Selwyn. Olszewski hopes to reach the big “Hawaii 50”, eclipsing the mark of the "Old Mongoose", Archie Moore, (who actually fought till age 47) but I would..Full Story

Top Players Promotions presents Ice VS. Fire III on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Source/PR
July 6, 2014
Photo: Facebook

(JULY 6) Ventura County, California has become a hotbed for professional boxing with several current and former world champions living and training in the area, as well as being home to multiple world class gyms and trainers. Despite that fact, there has never been a world title fight held in the “boxing capital of California”. Boxing fans will be one step close to seeing that happen on Friday, July 11, 2014 when “The Real Million Dollar Baby”, Maureen Shea (23-2, 11 KOs) defends her NABA Featherweight Championship in the main event of Ice VS. Fire III at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center ...Full Story

Hernandez in Hamann's Corner For Debut!
Source/PR
July 2, 2014

(JULY 2)  Jen Hamann will make her pro debut July 11, at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA, and will have extra ammunition in the corner. In addition to trainer Tricia Alcaro -Turton, Melissa Hernandez, the six time women's world champion in four weight classes, has stepped up to assist Alcaro -Turton.  Full Story

Jen Hamann to make Pro Debut at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton on July 11!
Source/Press Release
July 1, 2014
Photo:  Team USA

(July 1) On Friday night, June 11, lightweight amateur standout Jen Hamann will make her professional debut against Ariel Beck (3-0), in a scheduled four round bout at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA on a card promoted by Gary Shaw Promotions.  Hamman from Seattle, Washington, compiled an amateur record of 31-4, which included the 125 pound National Amateur Championship in 2013, and the 2013 125 pound Intercontinental championship. “It's exciting to take the step into the ring as a professional,” she said. “July 11 will be one of the most amazing experiences of my life.”....Full Story

Northwest Amateur Standout Hintsatake Notches TKO Win on Pro-Am Show
Story and Photos
By Ricardo Ibarra
June 30, 2014

(JUNE 30) This past Saturday night at the Warm Springs Community Center, Warm Springs Nation Boxing hosted a sixteen bout Pro-Am show featuring some of the best young fighters in the central Oregon region. The event, which took place as part of Warm Springs, Oregon's annual Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days celebration, featured...Full Story

Zulina Munoz Retains WBC Title; Rivas Wins WBC Title 
Story and Photos
by Pepe Rodriguez
June 29, 2014

(JUNE 29) Last night at the Centro de Espectaculos, Epazoyucan, Hidalgo, Mexico, Zulina "La Loba" Munoz, 42-1-2 (27KO), of Mexico City, Mexico, successfully defended her WBC Super Flyweight Title, when she TKO'd Renata Domsodi, now 12-50 (5KO)...Full Story

Hot Matchup Alert - Chantel Cordova to fight Patricia Alcivar
June 28, 2014

 

 (JUNE 28) On July 11, 2014, Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, in a ten round super flyweight bout, Chantel "Gorgeous Babe" Cordova, 12-5-1 (3KO), of Pueblo, Colorado, will be fighting Patricia "Boom Boom" Alcivar, 7-2-1 (3KO), of  Queens, New York.  The two will be fighting for the Vacant NABF super flyweight title. 

Poula Estrada to make her pro debut on July 19th!
June 28, 2014

(JUNE 28) On July 19, 2014, in the "Rumble in the Desert" boxing card, at the Pioneer Event Center, in Lancaster, California, Poula Estrada, will be making her pro debut when she faces Blanca Raymundo in a four round bout.  The two will be fighting at 112 lbs. For Ticket information, go to uavpec.com.

WBAN Goes One on One with Martha Salazar!
by Sue TL Fox
Photos: Steven Matthew Solidarios
June 24, 2014

(JUNE 24)  WBAN had an opportunity to go One on One with top ranked WBC/UBF/WBA Heavyweight Martha "The Shadow" Salazar  this week.  Salazar talked about her thoughts on her last fight, and about her future plans in the sport ...Full Story

New Photo Gallery:  Two Female Bouts That took Place on Saturday in Vienna
June 24, 2014

 

(JUNE 24) WBAN has just posted a Photo Gallery #580 of the Eva  Voraberger bout where she won two titles at the and of the Oezlem Sahin world title bout.  The event took place at the Trend Eventhotel Pyramide in Vienna, Austria.  To check out the latest photos, taken by Klaus Frevert, of Boxfoto-graf.de, go here!

Weekend Results Worldwide!
June 23, 2014

 

(JUNE 23) WBAN has posted many weekend results on our June 2014 Fight results segment. Check out the latest results this weekend.  If a result is not listed be sure to contact WBAN, and give us details of the event.  We have results from Hungary, Argentina, Austria, Switzerland,  France, Mexico and more...To get full details, go here!  

Voraberger Sahin Crowned WBF Champions In Vienna
Source/WBF
June 22, 2014
Photos/Facebook-
Voraberger

(JUNE 22)  24-year-old Eva Voraberger won the WBF Super Flyweight title,  (and the vacant WIBF Super Flyweight title) Last night at the Trend Eventhotel Pyramide in Vienna, Austria, defeating Thailand’s Nonggift Onesongchaigym. ..Full Story/Photos from Facebook

Tonight: Tania Enriquez to fight Diana Gonzalez, in Mexico
June 20, 2014

(JUNE 20) Tonight at the San Nicolas Hotel & Casino, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Tania Enriquez, 2-0-0 (1KO), of Tijuana, Mexico,  (sister of Kenia Enriquez) will be fighting in a four-rounder against Diana Gonzalez, 5-10-0 (1KO).  The two will be fighting in the light flyweight division.  Photo: Facebook

MBC International Championship Launched
Press Release/MBC
June 18, 2014

(JUNE 18)  The MBC International Championship, a new professional boxing championship developed by the Malta and London, UK, based Malta Boxing Commission in partnership with New Jersey, USA based Group One Sports and Entertainment Consulting, launches today.  Full Story

Austria To Host Two WBF Title Fights June 21
Source/WBF
June 18, 2014

(JUNE 18) On Saturday, June 21, 2014,  at the Trend Eventhotel Pyramide in Vienna, Austria, Box-Team Vienna will stage a big show headlined by two WBF title fights involving local attraction Eva Voraberger and Germany’s Oezlem Sahin in separate bouts against Thai opponents...Full Story

One On One Interview of Co-Founder Austin Saylor of Machina Boxing
by Blanca Gutierrez
June 17, 2014

(JUNE 17)  This week I had an opportunity to interview the co-founder of Machina Boxing Austin Saylor who talked about his company....Full Story

History-First International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame - July 10th in Florida
Press Release/IWBHF
June 15, 2014

(JUNE 15) On July 10, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, (Pier Sixty-Six), in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in a history first, the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame [IWBHF] will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
ALL OF OUR INDUCTEES WILL BE PRESENT. We will be inducting the following: Christy Martin, Bonnie Canino, Lucia Rijker (the Villian in Million Dollar Baby, Regina Halmich, Christy Halbert, Barbara Buttrick, and posthumous JoAnn Hagen. To purchase tickets online, go here:   To buy tickets by mail, send $35 per ticket to: WBAN,  PO Box 55185, Portland, OR 97238...Full Story

Two Female Bouts Don Card in Mexico on June 27th
Photos/Story by
Sue TL Fox
June 14, 2014

(JUNE 14) On Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Hipodromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, in Tijuana, Mexico, a "Definite" rising star in the sport and one to keep your eye on, Amarias "Diamond Girl" Quintana, of San Diego, California, 7-2-2 (1KO), will be fighting Susana Uribe, 3-0-0 (1KO), from Mexico, in an eight rounder for the NABF Jr. Flyweight Title.  Full Story

Boxing Star-Studded Attendance at the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame!
by Sue TL Fox
June 12, 2014

(JUNE 12)  On July 10, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the history-first International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame will be having many top female boxers, both former, retired, and current world champions. Our inductees are the following: Lucia Rijker, Christy Martin, Barbara Buttrick, Bonnie Canino, JoAnn Hagen, Christy Halbert, and Regina Halmich. Rijker...Full Story

Tori Nelson To Defend Title Against Woods
Source/PR
June 10, 2014

Baltimore, MD (June 10, 2014) – Undefeated multi-division world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson will defend her WIBA welterweight belt against longtime contender Nicole Woods Saturday, June 28 in the main event a Ponytail Promotions card at the Du Burns Arena..Full Story

Gleason's Gym will host it's fourth annual Master's National Championships June 12-13-14, 2014
Source/PR
June 10, 2014

(JUNE 10)  Thursday will be the arrival into New York. Registration and orientation will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The brackets and match ups will be set following the registration. The gym will be available for loosening up and working out from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm. ...Full Story

She Came, She Saw, She Conquered .... Katie Taylor Makes It Six-In-A-Row In Bucharest
by Michael O'Neill
June 8, 2014

(JUNE 8) The 2014, ninth edition of the EUBC Women’s Elite Championships came to a close at the Polyvalent Arena in Bucharest Saturday with no major surprises on finals day. Earlier this week we had seen Olympic Gold medallist, Nicola Adams exit the tournament and in Friday’s semi-finals (60kg) Russia’s Sofya Ochigava was surprisingly ousted by young French champion Estelle Mossely....Full Story

Brækhus defends WBC, WBO & WBA titles in Schwerin, sets sights on IBF crown
June 8, 2014
Photo Credit:
Sebastian Heger
Source/PR

(JUNE 8) Cecilia Brækhus (25-0, 7 KOs) successfully defended her WBC, WBO & WBA Female World Welterweight titles with a unanimous points victory over Jessica Balogun (24-4, 12 KOs) at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany last night.Full Story with Photos

Estelle Mossely shocks Sofya Ochigava in Bucharest as Katie Taylor reaches sixth European final in a row
by Michael O'Neill
June 6,  2014
Photo:  Mossely

(JUNE 6) For the second day running a ‘major shock’ at the 2014 Ninth Edition of the EUBC Women’s European Championships at the Polyvalent Hall in Bucharest – this time, somewhat unexpectedly, it came in the women’s 60kg lightweight semi-final where Russia’s Olympic Silver medallist Sofya Ochigava lost 0-3 on the judges’ scorecards against French champion Estelle Mossely.  It had been more or less taken for granted that we would see a repeat of the 2012 Olympic Gold medal final between Ochigava and Ireland’s Katie Taylor ..Full Story

Do You Want A Fight? 
June 5, 2014

(JUN 5) Olivia "The Predator" Gerula is looking for some action and she asks,"Who is willing and ready to bring it?" The upcoming card is on August 15, 2014, in Quebec.  The weight can be anywhere from 125 to 130 lbs, six or eight rounds.  Gerula's previous opponent pulled out. Team Predator will gladly consider all serious applicants. If interested contact her at   oliviathepredator@hotmail.com

Shock Quarter Final  Defeat for Olympic  Champion Nicola Adams In Bucharest
By Michael O’Neill
June 5, 2014

(JUNE 5) England’s Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams went ‘crashing out’ of the 2014 Women’s Elite European Championships at the Polyvalent Hall in Bucharest Wednesday, suffering a shock 3:0 defeat to Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrova in their quarter-final meeting. The judges scored it, all in favour of Petrova, 40:36 39:37 39:37...Full Story

Adams and Taylor On The Gold Trail Once More In Bucharest's European Elite Championships
by Michael O'Neill
June 4, 2014

(JUNE 4)  Wednesday sees the quarter-final stages of the 2014 Women’s Elite Championships in downtown Bucharest, Romania and few surprises as yet from this year’s Championships....Full Story

Boxing Legend Christy Salters Martin Inducted in International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame
by Press Release/Brian Ackley
June 4, 2014
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

(JUNE 4)  During the fight – and it was a peppery Pier Sixer even the skeptics had to admit – there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual or noteworthy, say nothing of historic, going on.  There was blood, buckets of it, and a knockdown, generally six rounds of boxing mayhem. Or, in Christy Salters Martin's world, just another day at the office....Full Story

Boxing: 9th European Women's Boxing Championships -
Weekend review

by Michael O'Neill
June 1, 2014

(JUNE 1)  The 9th Edition of the Women's European Elite Championships got underway Saturday at the Polyvalenta Sports Hall in downtown Bucharest, Romania and few surprises from the first two days of the 2014 Championships which also serve as the only qualifier for the 2015 inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan where for the first time there will be FIVE weights for women.  Full story

Team USA Wins Five Gold Medals at the 2014 Cheo Aponte Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico
by Julie Goldsticker
June 1, 2014

(JUNE 1) (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – With two 2012 Olympic medalists leading the way, Team USA earned five gold medals at the 2014 Cheo Aponte tournament in Saturday night in Caguas, Puerto Rico. London bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) and Olympic champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) led the medal haul which included victories from female lightweight Melissa Parker (Fountain, Colo.), male light welterweight Abraham Nova (Albany, N.Y.) and male super heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas). Awesome defended his title from last year while welterweight Jose Alday (Odessa, Texas) won silver for the sec..Full Story

 

 

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