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Victoria Bustos Decisions Kim Connor and Retains her IBF Lightweight Title
Source:  Press Release/
Leslie Bonano
March 29, 2017

(MAR 29) In a recent press release that WBAN received, it was in regards to a recent world title bout that took place on March 18th, at the Gimnasio Futbol Club, Vera, Santa Fe, Argentina.  In that bout, Kim Connor, 131, of Little Rock, Arkansas, fought Victoria Bustos, who is from of Santa Fe, losing a unanimous decision with final scoring was 96-94, 97-93, and 99-91.   Full Story

Career ending tumour for Female Pioneer
by Benjamin Watt
Photos: Facebook and
Calden Jamieson
March 29, 2017

(MARCH 29)  A sad day in New Zealand Boxing as “The Samoan Sniper” Kirsty Lupeamanu announces her retirement due to a Pituitary Gland Tumour.  “As some of you may have known (not many) I have had a pituitary tumour for almost 4 years now...I had been signed off to boxing......however was not warned about possible bleeding in the tumour or growth. …Unfortunately I have been medically stopped to box...I was told if I continue,  I face fatal consequences” Kirsty announced on Facebook.  Full Story

Melissa St. Vil to Defend WBC title against Jessica Gonzalez
March 27, 2017


(MAR 27) This coming Friday, March 31, 2017, Melissa "Little Miss Tyson" St. Vil, 9-2-3, of Brooklyn, New York, born in Haiti, will be fighting Mexico's Jessica Gonzalez, 7-3-1, at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti. St. Vil will be defending her super featherweight WBC Silver title. This will be St. Vil’s second defense.

Katie Taylor makes it four from four in Manchester
by Michael O'Neill
March 27, 2017
photo: Skysports

(MAR 27)  Former Olympic Gold medallist and 5 time World champion Katie Taylor extended her recent ‘winning streak’ in the Pros to 4 from 4 with a comprehensive win over former IBF Super Featherweight challenger Bulgaria’s Milena Koleva in an eight-rounder on the undercard of the Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla world title fight at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.  Full Story

Fight Postponed/Update
Sweden's  Donatella Hultin Arrives in Las Vegas to complete Training for Upcoming Fight on April 1st!

Photos and Text
by Mary Ann Owen
March 21, 2017

(MAR 21) Anna Donatella Hultin and her trainer Hisham Zaben from Malmo, Sweden arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday to complete their training camp up with some good sparring at the Mayweather gym with TMT Fighter Layla McCarter. The two sparred several rounds yesterday with Donatella and McCarter planning on sparring again....Full Story

Marlen Esparza Former USA Olympian to make Pro debut
Source/PR
March 21, 2017

 LOS ANGELES  - The long awaited debut of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN is nearly here. On Thursday, March 23, Irish middleweight contender Jason "El Animal" Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) will showcase his skills against the hard-punching Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round main event battle for the vacant NABF middleweight title...Full Story

Nailini Helu gets a chance for New Zealand title
Source/PR
March 21, 2017

(MAR 21)  Nailini Helu will be fighting for the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title at ABA Stadium on April 21st against Geovana Peres.  This is the third time in Helu’s career to fight for a New Zealand title, however this is her fight time fighting for the NZNBF version. Other two times she fought for the NZPBA Version.  Full Story

Worldwide Weekend Results for women’s boxing
by Sue TL Fox
March 20, 2017
Photo Credits:  Facebook
Left Photo:  Sandy Tsagouris

(MAR 20)   This last weekend it was very busy for female boxing and is appearing to be picking up as of late. To begin the weekend’s action we had the following female bouts on Friday, March 17, 2017.  At the Sociedad General Belgrano, Cordoba, Argentina, two local female boxers from Cordoba, featherweight Cintia “La Panterita” Castillo, 124, won..Full Story

Savannah Marshall and Chantelle Cameron depart GB Boxing
by Michael O'Neill
March 18, 2017

(MAR 18) GB Boxing performance director Rob McCracken confirmed Friday that Savannah Marshall, Chantelle Cameron, Jack Bateson and Kody Davis have all left the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) and are all expected to be turning Pro in the coming days.  Marshall, Cameron and Bateson have been members of GB Boxing squad for over five years; they thus join Nicola Adams and Ireland’s Katie Taylor and Michael Conlan in the Pro sport as well as a number of top former ‘amateurs’ from other countries headed by...Full Story

Viviane Obenauf Readies to make her mark and become a WBF Champion
Source/WBF
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17)  After losing decisions to Italian Vissia Trovato, who went on to become European and World Champion, and Olympic Gold medallist and five-time world amateur champion Katie Taylor from Ireland, Swiss Lightweight Viviane Obernauf is ready to finally make..Full Story

Female European Championship Bout Featured on Sauerland Promotions Card in Denmark
Source/Press Release
Photos:  KGZ Fougstedt
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17)  Dennis Ceylan (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Isaac Lowe (13-0-1, 5 KOs) took to the scales today at a bad tempered weigh-in ahead of their European Featherweight title fight tomorrow night at the Ceres Arena in Aarhus, Denmark.  Full Story

Katie Taylor's next opponent is Milena "Hells Baby" Koleva
by Michael O'Neill
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17) Katie Taylor’s fourth Pro fight – on March 25th at Manchester Arena - will be against Sliven, Bulgaria’s Milena “Hell’s Baby” Koleva who has so far won nine of her seventeen bouts including three by knock out. The 28 years old from Sliven, Bulgaria’s eight largest city, is two years younger than Taylor albeit the latter, as an ‘amateur’ has...Full Story

Results From Japan:  All Female Card on Dangan Ladies Vol. 4
Photos/Results by Samart
March 17, 2017

(MAR 17) On Wednesday night, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on the Dangan Ladies Vol. 4 card there were eight female bouts featured in the all-female card. In a scheduled eight rounder for the vacant OPBF Super Bantamweight title,  Ayumi Goto, 121¾, of Tokyo, Japan, won by an unanimous decision over Kim..Full Story

Highly Regarded Veteran Boxer Martha Salazar announces Retirement
Source/PR
March 14, 2017

(MAR 14) Due to doctor’s advice, Former WBC Heavy Weight Champion Martha Salazar is announcing retirement. After 25 years in boxing Salazar was able to finally reach her goal of winning the WBC Heavy Weight World Title. Along her journey to the green strap she won WIBA, WBO ...Full Story

Marina Ramirez Wins by Majority Decision over Judy Pereira
Photos & Text: Mary Ann Owen
March 12, 2017

(MAR 12) Last night at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in front of a packed house on a Roy Jones Jr. Promotions card, Marina Ramirez, of Las Vegas, fought Judy  Pereira, Canada, in a four rounder, at the 105 lb., Strawweight division. Full Story with Photos

Women's Boxing Breaks the Barrier of being main event on major Network:  Showtime
by Sue TL Fox
March 11, 2017

(MAR 11) First off, WBAN would like to congratulates Showtime for allowing women's boxing to finally be televised on their network. With that said, so lets get down to business on this topic.  Now that we are aware of you putting a 1-0-0 (1KO) boxer in a main event for a title, WBAN has many ...Full Story

Repeat on Women's Heavyweight Bout
by Benjamin Watt
March 11, 2017
Photo credit: Raw Photography

(MAR 11) A new Women’s Champion was crowned last night at ABA Stadium, with Alrie Meleisea winning the New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) and UBF Asia Pacific Female Heavyweight Titles.  Alrie Meleisea took on Tongan Born Nailini Helu for the second time in their career, the first bout being on the Robert Berridge vs Adrian Taihia undercard in October. Meleisea took the bout in October on 48 hours notice and won the bout by split decision.  Full Story

Lefebvre Is Majestic, Stops Da Silva Duarte For WBF World Title
Source/WBF
March 11, 2017

(MAR 11)  Segolene “Majestic” Lefebvre put on a very impressive performance on Friday night, March 10, when she captured the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Bantamweight title in front of a near sell-out crowd of 1400 fans at the Salle Gayant in Douai, France. .... Full Story

Catherine Phiri to Defend WBC Title against Mariana Juarez
by Sue TL Fox
March 11, 2017

(MAR 11) On April 1, 2017, at the Zócalo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Catherine Phiri, 12-1-0 (6KO), of Lusaka, Zambia, will be defending her WBC Bantamweight World title against Mariana "Barbie" Juarez in a ten round bout.  Full Story

Tonight in Mexico: Two female bouts on the card
March 10, 2017

(MAR 10) Tonight at the Grand Hotel, in Tijuana, Mexico, light flyweight Kenia Enriquez will be fighting Guadalupe Martinez in a six-round bout. In a second female bout, flyweight Brenda Flores, will be fighting Jessica Rangel. In the main event super featherweight Jose Galvez will fight Alem Robles in a eight round bout. The card is promoted by Promociones Mayen.

Jessica "The Cobra" Camara Readies to Make Pro Debut; trained at Mayweather Gym this week in Las Vegas
Photos:  Mary Ann Owen
March 8, 2017

(MAR 8) Welterweight Jessica " The Cobra " Camara, a decorated amateur boxer, and 2015 Canadian National Champion who lives in Montreal, Canada, will be making her pro debut March 30th in Montreal on Group Yvon Michele Promotion..Full Story

Main Event/ShoBox: Claressa Shields to fight Szilvia Szabados; Nieves vs. Potapov to fight for NABO Title Co-Main
Source/Press Release
March 8, 2017

 (MAR 8) DETROIT, MI - With a potential world title shot on the near horizon for the winner, undefeated bantamweight contenders Antonio Nieves and Nikolay Potapov both agree their NABO Bantamweight Championship showdown this Friday is the most important...Full Story

Fourth Taylor fight confirmed for March 25th in Manchester, UK
by Michael O'Neill
Photo: Matchbox Boxing
March 7, 2017

(MAR 7)  Katie Taylor’s fourth professional fight will take place on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s World Lightweight title unification rematch with Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on Saturday March 25, live on Sky Sports. An opponent is expected to be named ...Full Story

Three Female Bouts Featured on Mexico Card!
March 5, 2017
Photo credit: Pepe Rodriguez

 

(MAR 5) Last night at the Plaza de Toros Restaurante Arroyo, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Fetherweight Yazmin Rivas won a ten-round unanimous decision over Nazly Maldonado; In a second female bout light flyweight Silvia Torres won a six-round unanimous decision over Brenda Fernandez; and Valeria Perez won a four-round unaninmous decision  over Deisy Hernandez.

New York:  Heather Hardy Won a Unanimous Decision over Edina Kiss
March 5, 2017
Photo credit: Facebook

(MAR 5) Last night at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, Heather "The Heat" Hardy, 124½, now 19-0-0 (4KO), of Brooklyn, New York, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Edina "DNA" Kiss, 124¼, now 13-3-0 (8KO), of Budapest, Hungary. Final judges scores were 72-80, 72-80, and 73-79.

Women's Heavyweight Revenge or Repeat
Source/Press Release
Photo:  Caldron Jamieson/
Photography
March 4, 2017

(MAR 4)  We are less than a week away to “Red Line Combat Academy” and “Phantom Boxing” event “Rise of the New Breed”. Main eventing the fight is the rematch between Arlie Meleisea and Nailini Helu for the vacant New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) & vacant UBF Asia Pacific female heavyweight titles....Full Story

Five Star Matchup:  Erica Farias to fight Cecilia in Unified world title bout
March 3, 2017

 

(MAR 3)  On June 9, 2017, in Bergen, Norway, Cecilia "First Lady" Braekhus, 30-0-0 (8KO), of Norway,  is set to fight Erica Farias, 24-1-0 (10KO), of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Braekhus will be defending her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO welterweight titles.  Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

AIBA 2017 Commission Meetings in India shape a dynamic road-map for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Cycle
Source: AIBA Press Release
March 2, 2017
Photo credit:  AIBA

(MAR 2)  The India Boxing Federation welcomed a delegation of over 100 AIBA Commission members to New Delhi for two days of meetings from 27-28 February, during which their recommendations for the Tokyo 2020 road-map were finalised and ...Full Story

Boxing: Katie Taylor on 'the stuff that dreams are made of'.
by Michael O'Neill
Photos/Taylor/Skysports
February 28, 2017

(FEB 28) Katie Taylor takes on Italy’s Monica Gentili at Super Featherweight on Saturday at London’s iconic London’s O2 Arena and has described this opportunity as ‘the stuff that dreams are made of’.
There is certain to be a ‘full house’ for the David Haye versus Tony Bellew featured bout which like Taylor’s will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.  Full Story

Big 2016 Year For "The Real Deal" Amanda Serrano and 2017 is heating up fast for this boxer!
by Sue TL Fox
February 25, 2017
Photo credits: Facebook

(FEB 25)  In 2016, Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, 31-1-1 (23KO), of Brooklyn, New York, had quite a year in 2016.  Serrano had four professional bouts, winning all bouts---Not only was she busy in the ring, but definitely out of the ring in 2016.  We just recently sent her award trophy...Full Story

Norway:  Cecilia Braekhus Wins by Decision over Klara Svensson
February 25, 2017

 

(FEB 25) Cecilia Braekhus, 146¾, Bergen, Norway, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Klara Svensson, 145.  Braekhus was defending her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO welterweight world title.  Final judges scores were 91-99, 91-99, and 90-100.  WBAN has just posted the full fight of the bout. Full Video

Opening of National Boxing Museum in Assisi, Italy
by Michael O'Neill
February 23, 2017

(FEB 23)  Friday sees the opening of a great new National Boxing Museum, the first of its kind in Italy and open to visitors to that wonderful European city of Assisi made famous by Saint Francis.  Full Story

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
Source/PR
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
Source/PR
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
Photos/Facebook
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
Source/PR
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
Source/PR
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
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(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
Source/WBF
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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