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Russia's Tatiana Zrazhevskaya is new 'Golden Girl' in Sweden
by Michael O'Neill
November 23, 2015

(NOV 23)  The reigning champion Finland’s Mira Potkonen missed the opportunity of defending her Golden Girl championship title when this year’s event took place at the Boråshallen, Borås, Sweden this weekend. Sadly Mira had to withdraw due to injuries sustained in recent tournaments and underwent..Full Story

Technical Draw Ends Fight:  Shannon Received cut that ends bout
November 22, 2015


(NOV 22)  Last night at the Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, ended in a third round Technical draw due to Shannon O'Connell receiving a cut over her eye. She was fighting Dayana "Diamante" Cordero. The ringside physician stopped the fight at that time, the two were fighting for the WBC Silver Featherweight title.

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano Wins by a Third Round TKO over  Djemilla Gontaruk
November 20, 2015


(NOV 20) On Friday night at the Aviator, in Brooklyn, New York, in the co-main, will feature women's boxing, Amanda "The Real Deal"  Serrano, 128.5,   of Brooklyn, won by a third round TKO over Djemilla Gontaruk, 135.6 of Belgium.  The two were scheduled to fight eight rounds.

Behind the Scenes:  Beautiful Brawlers V Show
by Blanca Gutierrez
November 20, 2015

 (NOV 20)  On Friday, November 13th,  I would work all day long on Beautiful Brawlers V preparing for next day and At 6:30 p.m.,  I would greet an amazing young lady who drove with her family from Las Vegas. JO National Champion Yarisel Ramirez would meet me at my gym, the "Babyface Boxing" for...Full Story

Women Behind Boxing:  Up and Close with Jean Dancy
November 19, 2015
Photo Credits: Jean Dancy

(NOV 19) WBAN had the pleasure of meeting up with Jean Dancy, via Facebook just recently---and we were absolutely fascinated at her background in the sport outside the ring.  WBAN for many years have not only covered women boxers, both amateurs and pros----but women outside the ring, and behind Boxing." ...Full Story

Tomorrow Night: "The Real Deal" Amanda Serrano Featured in Co-Main on Brooklyn Card
November 19, 2015

(NOV 19) For boxing fans in the local area, don't miss Amanda "The Real Deal"  Serrano, 25-1-1 (18 KO), of Brooklyn, who will be featured in a scheduled eight round bout, in the co-main at the Aviator, in Brooklyn, New York, and promoted by Di Bella Promotions. Serrano, one of the top female boxers in the sport, will be fighting Djemilla Gontaruk....Full Story

Worldwide Women's Boxing Action this Weekend!
by Sue TL Fox
November 16, 2015
Photo/Ramona Kuehne

(NOV 16) This past weekend we had  worldwide boxing action in the sport.  Most of us were anticipating the Rhonda Rousey vs. Holly Holm bout with the UFC, but in our sport we had a lot of great boxing action going on.  Here are the following results and details: On Friday, November 13th, at the Golden Lion Casino, Mexicali, Mexico, flyweight Tania Enriquez, now 7-0-0 (4KO), remained undefeated when she won by TKO over Brenda Ramos, 6-2-0 (3KO),  in the ninth round of a scheduled 10-round bout.  Full Story

Da Costa Goes For Second WBF World Title November 21st in France
November 16, 2015

(NOV 16) Former World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's World Strawweight Champion Anne Sophie Da Costa from France is moving up in weight and will attempt to claim the vacant WBF World Light Flyweight title on Saturday November 21 in her hometown of Reims. Da Costa, 19-2 (8), won the Strawweight crown in 2012 and made ..Full Story

Statement from the International Olympic Committee IOC President Thomas Bach on the terrorist attacks in Paris
Source/Press Release
November 15, 2015
Photo credit: IOC

 (NOV 15) These attacks are deeply shocking. The IOC condemns these barbaric and cowardly acts. This is not only an attack on the people of France and Paris, this is an attack on humanity...Full Story

RING MAGAZINE:  Let's see Holly Holm on the Cover of your Mag!
by Sue TL Fox
November 15, 2015

 When it was announced that UFC fighter Rhonda Rousey was featured on the cover of RING MAGAZINE, in the January 2016 issue, boxing fans, including WBAN was incensed, as we had so many excellent top female boxers to choose from---not to mention the fact our GOLD MEDAL winner in the OLYMPICS, Claressa Shields could have been featured on the cover. ..Full Story

Multi-World Champion "Amazing" Layla McCarter: Up Close Interview!
by Sue TL Fox
November 11, 2015

(NOV 11)   Layla, first of all,  I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be interviewed by WBAN.   Your career, as you probably know,  began at about the same time that WBAN came into existence...Full Story

Results Just in Japan:  Daniela Bermudez Wins by a Fourth Round TKO over Tomomi Takano
November 11, 2015


 (NOV 11) Today (time zone/Japan) at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Daniela Bermudez, 18-3-2 (6KO), 114, of Santa Fe, Argentina, won by a fourth round TKO, in 1:26 seconds, over Japan's Tomomi Takano, now 8-2-0 (5KO). The two were fighting for the WBO World Super Flyweight Title. Photo: Facebook

Hillyard, Marston & Khan World Title Battles Co-Headline 6th Dec London Event
November 9, 2015

(NOV 9) London promoter Mark Lyons has joined forces with Championship campaigning Marianne Marston to co-promote a huge pre-Christmas event, aptly named LET BATTLE COMMENCE, at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Sunday 6th December. Full Story

Shutout for Debora Dionicius - Wins by a decision over Scaranello
November 8, 2015

(NOV 8)  Last night at the Club Social y Cultural El Cruce, Malvinas Argentinas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora Anahi Dionicius, 113.5, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Aline de Cassia Scaranello, 114.5.  Dionicius was  defending her IBF Super Flyweight title.  On all judges scores:  100-90 on all cards.

Ornella Domini to fight Cecilia Braekhus for unification Multi-World Titles
November 6, 2015

(NOV 6)  On November 28, 2015, at the ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Germany, Ornella Domini, of Tanney Switzerland, 9-0-0 (2KO), and EBU Welterweight champion, will take on tough foe Cecilia Braekhus, of Bergen, Norway, 27-0-0 (7KO), when she defends her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO titles, and fighting for the IBO Welterweight title. 

GB Championships set for EIS Sheffield on 26th November
by Michael O'Neill
November 5, 2015
Photo:  Savannah Marshall

(NOV 5)  The British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) has named 12 boxers to compete in the GB Boxing Championship 2015 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Thursday 26 November 2015 (Doors open at 6.00pm, boxing begins at 6.30pm).  Full Story

Three Female Bouts on Halloween Night
November 4, 2015

(NOV 4) On Halloween in Houston, Allison "Boom Boom" Edwards, 132.5 lbs, of Spring, Texas, made a successful professional debut with a 2nd round TKO over Kathryn (Jolie) "Thunder" Talley, 131 lbs, from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, but now residing and training in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Edwards was a former Women's Golden Gloves novice division champion with an overall 6-3 amateur record. Talley  Full Story

Where are they Now?  WBAN  Gets the Latest News on Elena "Baby Doll" Reid!
by Sue TL Fox
November 3, 2015

(NOV 3)  In our third series of stories on "Where are they Now",  WBAN has recently been in contact with Elena "Baby Doll" Reid" a flyweight who fought from 2000 to 2010 accumulating an impressive amount of pro fights over the 30 mark.  She fought such greats as Regina Halmich, Layla McCarter... Full Story

Mikaela Mayer Wins the Final Gold Medal of the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
November 2, 2015

(NOV 2) MEMPHIS, TENN.- It took a day longer than she hoped, but lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) achieved her dream of becoming Olympic Trials champion on Sunday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn. Mayer and 2014 Youth Olympic gold medalist Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) Full Story

Just In:  Noemi Bosques to Rematch Heather Hardy! 
November 2, 2015


(NOV 2) In a highly anticipated rematch, Noemi Bosques and Heather Hardy will be fighting once again on December 5, 2015, at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.  They will be fighting on the card of Kid Chocolate / Danny Jacobs Shobox undercard.  This should by all respects be a very interesting rematch between these two.

Carla Torres Named WBAN's November 2015 Fighter of the Month! 
November 1, 2015

(NOV 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Carla Torres, who was named WBAN's November 2015 Fighter of the Month!  Torres had a fantastic win recently when she fought in Canada, and won by a decision over Olivia Gerula, winning the WIBA featherweight title, and becoming the new WIBA champion.

Fuchs and Shields Win the 2016 Olympic Team Trials; While Gonzalez Pushes the Lightweight Division to a Winners Takes All Bout on Sunday
by Julie Goldsticker
November 1, 2015


 (NOV 1) MEMPHIS, TENN. - In a scenic venue usually reserved the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, two female boxers won gold at the U.S. Olympic Team..Full Story

Katie Taylor takes female 'European Athlete of the Year' award at ANOC awards in Washington DC
by Michael O'Neill
October 30, 2015

(OCT 30) Ireland’s ‘Golden Girl’ Katie Taylor took the female ‘European Athlete of the Year’ award in the early hours of this (Friday) morning at the prestigious ANOC awards ceremony held at the iconic DAR Constitution Hall in...Full Story



AIBA sets new dates for 2016 AIBA Women's World Championships in Astana
by Michael O'Neill
October 31, 2015

(OCT 31) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has set new dates for the 2016 Women’s World Elite championships in Astana, Kazakhstan much to the displeasure of some of its own National Federations who say they were not consulted on the matter....Full Story

Final Tribute to Liz Sherman, professional boxer and Personal Trainer
by Sue TL Fox
October 30, 2015

(OCT 30) Super featherweight Elizabeth Sherman, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, passed away on October 27, 2015. She was 35 years old. Sherman was a professional boxer, fighting from June of 2009 to April of 2013.   Full Story

Cruz, Gonzalez and  Hemingway Record Challengers Bracket Victories to Stay Alive in the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
October 30, 2015
Photo credit: Craig Thompson/USA Boxing

(OCT 30)  MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 28, 2015) - While the three confirmed finalists enjoyed the first of two rest days at the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing, three boxers kept their Olympic dreams alive with victories in Thursday's challengers bracket semifinal competition. Flyweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.) and middleweight Tika Hemingway (Brackenridge, Pa.) all secured spots in the challengers bracket finals on Thursday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn.  Full Story

Virginia Fuchs, Mikaela Mayer and Claressa Shields Clinch Berths in the Championship Round at the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
October 29, 2015

(OCT 29)  MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 28, 2015) - Three athletes won spots in the championship round and 48 hours of rest with victories on Wednesday night at the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.), and middleweight Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) each clinched a berth in Saturday's finals with wins at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn.  Full Story

Six Olympic Hopefuls Advance to the Winners Bracket Finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing
by Julie Goldsticker
October 28, 2015

(OCT 28) MEMPHIS, TENN. - The Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing winners bracket semifinal round featured several closely contested bouts on Tuesday...Full Story

Great News Update for the United States: USA Boxing Names Billy Walsh Women's National Team Coach
by Julie Goldsticker
October 28, 2015

(OCT 28)  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (October 28, 2015) - The United States currently has one of the strongest women's boxing programs in the world, but USA Boxing's female athletes will now have another tool at their disposal heading in to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. USA Boxing has named highly decorated international coach Billy Walsh to serve as the organization's Women's National Team Coach.   Full Story

Day 1:  The 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing Begin with an Exciting Night of Closely Contested Action in Memphis
by Julie Goldsticker
October 27,  2015
Photos: Courtesy with PR

(OCT 27)  MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 26, 2015) - The second edition of the Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing began with 12 opening round bouts on Monday night at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Each of the three Olympic weight divisions featured four first round bouts in winners bracket action on the..Full Story

Where are they Now?  WBAN Goes One on One with Franchesca Alcanter!
By Sue TL Fox
October 26, 2015

(OCT 26)  In our second series of "Where are they Now" WBAN goes one on one with super bantamweight Franchesca Alcanter, who had 30 professional fights, boxing from 1999-2011, then taking three years off, then fighting one more bout in May of 2014, against Lakeysha Williams, winning her last pro.. Full Story

The Opening Round Bouts are Announced at the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing in Memphis
by Julie Goldsticker
October 26, 2015

(OCT 26) MEMPHIS, TENN. - The official draw for the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing was held on Sunday evening in Memphis, Tenn., and the 24 competitors learned their opening round opponents in the second edition of the event.  Full Story

The Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing Competitors Arrive in Memphis
by Julie Goldsticker
October 25, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (October 25, 2015) - The premier national tournament in women's boxing begins tomorrow and all of the participants have arrived in Memphis for the 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing. The 24 competitors are enjoying a little southern hospitality while going through final preparations for the event, which opens competition on Monday at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Full Story

October 2015 WBAN World Rankings! 
October 24, 2015

(OCT 24)   Dee Williams has just posted the WBAN computerized World ratings for October 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!  

Carla Torres Pulls upset in Canada:  Torres wins by decision over Olivia Gerula
October 23, 2015

(OCT 23) Last night at the Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg, Canada, presented by King John Boxing, on the "High Stakes Havoc "2 card, in the mainliner, Carla Torres, 126, won by a unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula, 125.5,  winning the WIBA featherweight title against Carla Torres and becoming their new champion. 

Meet The Olympic Trials For Women's Boxing Middleweights
by Julie Goldsticker
October 23, 2015

(OCT 23) The middleweight division, which is a minimum of 153 pounds and a maximum of 165 pounds, is the heaviest of the three Olympic weight divisions in women's boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and..Full Story

Billy Walsh set to become Head Coach of USA Women's Team in time for Kazakhstan and Rio
by Michael O'Neill
October 20, 2015

(OCT 20)  Barring an unlikely last minute ‘change of heart’ Ireland’s Head Performance Unit Coach, Billy Walsh seems destined to take over a similar role at USA Boxing in charge of their women’s team for the forthcoming 2016 AIBA World Elite championships in Kazakhstan and later of course for the 2016 Rio Olympics...Full Story

Myekeni Withdraws From World Unification Battle With Marston Due to Injury
October 20, 2015
Photo: Marston/Lecko

(OCTOBER 20) Mdantsane, South Africa’s Unathi Myekeni has been forced to withdraw from the World Bantamweight WBU, WBF, WIBA and WIBC World Championship Unification contest, against London, England’s Marianne Marston, which was due to take place at York Hall in London, on Sunday 6th December.  Full Story

Where are they Now?  WBAN catches up with Cristy “Code Red” Nickel! 
October 19, 2015

(OCT 19) Cristy “Code Red” Nickel (career 2003-2010 in Memphis,  Augusta, and New York City.  Upon retiring from boxing in 2010, Cristy’s life and career continued to flourish. After appearing on the hit MTV show “MADE,” and working in New York City, she relocated to Boise, Idaho in 2009 to put down roots.  Full Story

Boxing: Latest news from the Aspetar 'Orofacial Trauma in Boxing' Conference in Doha
by Michael O'Neill
October 17, 2015
Photos: AIBA

 (OCT 17)  The subject of ‘Headguards’ or ‘No Headguards’ for boxers has long been a controversial subject in the AIBA boxing family and here on WBAN we have brought you the views of both the AIBA and those of leading opponents including Olivet College coach and boxing injuries expert..Full Story

Cool Story of the Week:  Meet & Greet "The Royal 6" at Gleason's Gym in New York!
October 16, 2015

(OCT 16) On October 25, 2015, at the Gleason's Gym,  in New York, at 6:00 p.m., the Meet & Greet "The Royal 6" will take place in a very unique experience for those who attend.  In this fundraiser for a very important cause, he "Royal 6" includes the following in an all-female...Full Story

Beautiful Brawlers V - 20 Action packed All-Female championship amateur boxing bouts
October 15, 2015

 (OCT 15) On Saturday, November 14th at the Pacifica Moose Lodge, in Pacifica, CA., Beautiful Brawlers Boxing Promotions Presents 20 Action packed All-Female championship amateur boxing bouts. Beautiful Brawlers V will feature 4 of the best JO Boxers in the ...Full Story

Meet The Olympic Trials For Women's Boxing Lightweights
by Julie Goldsticker
October 15, 2015
Photo: Facebook/Mayer

 (OCT 15) The lightweight division, which is a minimum of 126 pounds and a maximum of 132 pounds, is the middle of the three Olympic weight divisions in women's boxing. The weight class is contested in both Pan American Games and Olympic competition as well as world championships and ...Full Story

Seconds Out - Round Two - the view of Olivet College coach and expert Dr. Loren Partlo
by Michael O'Neill
October 14, 2015

(OCT 14) Well that’s the AIBA’s take so how do others react especially the many who oppose the AIBA. We sought out the views of a leading American coach.  One such is respected Olivet College coach Dr. Loren Partlo, an expert also on concussions..Full Story

Part One: AIBA to proceed with removal of headguards despite strong opposition from leading experts
by Michael O'Neill
October 14, 2015

(OCT 14)  It always was a contentious decision to remove headguards but the AIBA are in no doubt and fully intend to carry out their previous decision irrespective of the many comments and expert views that beg ..Full Story

Boxing Action in Canada:  Olivia Gerula to Defend WIBA Title against Carla Torres
October 14, 2015

(OCT 14) On Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Club Regent Event Centre, presented by King John Boxing, on the "High Stakes Havoc "2 card, Olivia Gerula, will be the mainliner, in a bout where she will be defending her WIBA title against Carla Torres.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Fights begin at 7:00 p.m.

Alicia Ashley: The Book Brooklyn brawl October 29 of World Records may need to be updated after the Thursday, Oct. 29th!
October 13, 2015

(OCT 13) BROOKLYN, N.Y. – ATTENTION GUINNESS! The Book Brooklyn brawl October 29th, of World Records may need to be updated after the Thursday, Oct. 29th Brooklyn Brawl at Aviator ..Full Story

Contenders Boxing Night: A Homecoming at Keene High School!
October 13, 2015

(OCT 13) On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Contenders Gym and O'Brien Promotions are proud to present Contenders Boxing Night: A Homecoming at Keene High School in Keene, NH.  The featured main event will feature Keene's own 2015 National Golden Gloves 106 pound Champ Jennifer Amato, who will be squaring off against the 2015 BC Provincial Champion ..Full Story

Female World Unification Bout Co-Headlines Dec 6th London Event
October 13, 2015

(OCT 13) London, England’s Marianne Marston is set for the toughest fight of her career to date, when she squares off against Mdantsane, South Africa’s Unathi Myekeni in a World Bantamweight Unification contest, at York Hall in London, on Sunday 6th December. British #1, Marston was hoping to challenge interim WBC Bantamweight..Full Story

IBA President Dean Chance Dies at age of 74
October 12, 2015

(OCT 12) It is sad to report that the International Boxing Association President passed away yesterday.   Dean was instrumental in having many title fights that female boxers could fight for, including the greats, such as Laila Ali, Holly Holm, Ada Velez, Suzy Taylor, Deb Nichols, and the list truly goes on and on.  Dean you will truly be missed my friend....Sue TL Fox

Dellal Edges Koleva For WBF World Championship
October 12, 2015

(OCT 12) Myriam Dellal from France achieved a long-standing goal to become a world champion on Friday night, October 9, in her home town of Clermont Ferrand, when she won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Welterweight title.  Full Story

Second Annual Latin Fight Night! 
Source/Amy Green/PR
October 11, 2015

(OCT 11)  Atlanta, GA- On Friday,  October 16th, the  Buckhead Fight Club will hold the second annual Latin Fight Night. "We had a huge success last year with the first show, so we're bringing it back again," said gym owner/trainer Terri Moss.  Full Story

Mariana "Barbie" Juarez to fight in Rematch against Vanesa Taborda!
October 7, 2015

(OCT 7)This Saturday, on October 10, 2015, at the Auditorio Municipal de Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico, there will be an exciting female bout on the card, featuring Mariana "Barbie" Juarez vs. Vanesa Taborda, who will rematch after a controversial fight they had in July of 2015. In a press release they stated the following:....Full Story

Boxing: Eyes of AIBA World will be on Doha October 6th/15th - inc. the future as seen by Dr. C.K. Wu
by Michael O'Neill
October 6, 2015
Photo: AIBA

(OCT 6) The 2015 AIBA World Elite championships - for men - gets underway Tuesday 6th October in Doha, Qatar with not only medals and World titles at stake but also a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics 'up for grabs'....Full Story

Chevelle Hallback Waiting on The Sidelines
October 5, 2015

(OCT 5) Five-time World Champion Chevelle Hallback has been waiting on the sidelines as others continue to get those opportunities. Hallback, a native of Plant City, Florida began her professional boxing career on February 21, 1997, capturing five world titles in four different weight classes along the way.  Hallback has been in training camp for the past five months in hopes of getting..Full Story

France:  Maiva Hamadouche Wins by Second Round TKO
October 4, 2015

 (OCT 4) Last night at the Gymnase Royallieu, Compiègne, Oise, France, Lightweight Maiva Hamadouche, now 9-0-0 (8KO), won by a first round TKO over Suzana Radovanovic, now 1-20-0 (0KO). The bout was scheduled for six rounds.  On November 11th, Hamadouche will be fighting Delfine Persoon for a world title shot.

Sweden:  Mikaela Lauren to fight Jennifer Retzke to Fight November 28th!
October 2, 2015

(OCT 2) On November 28, 2015, at the Rocklunda, in Vasteraas, Sweden, WBC Super Welterweight Champion Mikaela Destiny Lauren( 25-3 ) will face tough opposition on against Germany's Jennifer Retzke ( 15-2-1 ) in a ten-round title bout defending her WBC Super Welterweight title.  Source/Swedish Professional Boxing Commission website.

Cool Story of the Week: Maureen Shea to be Speaking at the "Taking a Punch out of Domestic Violence" Event
October 1, 2015

(OCT 1)   Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Maureen Shea to be Speaking at the "Taking a Punch out of Domestic Violence" Event...Full Story

Dellal vs. Koleva For WBF World Light Welterweight Title
September 30, 2015

(SEPT 30)  Myriam Dellal from France and Bulgarian Milena Koleva are set to fight for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Welterweight title on Friday October 9 in Clermont Ferrand, France. Dellal, 11-5-3 (2), turned professional in 2008 and has won French national titles at Super Featherweight and Lightweight. She twice ..Full Story

Martha Salazar to defend WBC Title November 7th!
September 30, 2015

(SEPT 30)  Martha Salazar will make her first title defense of her WBC Women’s Heavyweight title on November 7th in Richmond, CA at the Memorial Auditorium in Richmond, CA. Salazar earned the WBC heavyweight title after defeating Tanzee Daniel in San Francisco, CA in November of 2014. Salazar earned her number one contender spot for the belt ..Full Story

The Twenty-Four Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing Participants Are Confirmed
by Julie Goldsticker
September 29, 2015

(SEPT 29)  The event that female Olympic boxing hopefuls have been targeting since the close of Olympic competition in London is now less than a month away and the 24 athletes who will vie for Olympic berths are finalized. The 2016 Olympic Trials for Women's Boxing will take place October 26-31 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn., in conjunction with the final Olympic Trials... Full Story

Costa Rica: Big Fight between Kali Reis vs. Hanna Gabriel
September 26, 2015


(SEPT 26) On October 17, 2015, in Costa Rica, IBA Middleweight world champion Kali "KO Mequinonoag" Reis, 7-4-1 (3KO), Providence, Rhode Island, will be stepping between the ropes against multi-world champion Hanna "La Amazona" Gabriel, 14-1-1 (10KO), in a ten-rounder for the WBO Jr. Middleweight World Title.

Busy weekend for Ireland's Elite boxers at Celtic Box Cup in Dungarvan
by Michael O'Neill
September 22, 2015
Dervla Duffy: (photo IABA.ie)


(SEPT 22) A busy weekend ahead for many of Ireland’s Elite boxers as the 2015 edition of the CELTIC BOX CUP gets underway Friday at the Sports Centre in the West Waterford seaside town of Dungarvan.
Some 255 boxers from not only Ireland but also neighbours England, Scotland and Wales will join international...Full Story

Han Wins by Decision over  Joseph for the vacant IBF title!
September 20, 2015


(SEPT 20) In a IBF World title fight at the Don Haskins Convention Center, in El Paso, Texas, local boxing sensation Jennifer Han, now 13-3-1 (1KO), of El Paso, won by a te-round unanimous decision over Helen "Iron Lady" Joseph, 12-3-1 (6KO), of Accra, Ghana.   Han won the vacant IBF Featherweight world title. Photo: Facebook

Mexico:  Jessica Chavez Wins WBC Title over Arely Mucino
September 20, 2015


 (SEPT 20) Last night in Ecatepec, México, , Jessica "Kika" Chavez, now 25-4-3 (4KO), of Mexico City, Mexico, won the WBC flyweight title against  Arely Mucino, 21-3-2 (10KO), of Nuevo León, Mexico, won was defending her title.  Chavez won a 10-round unanimous decision. Photo:  Pepe Rodriguez 

"Bad Intentions" Boxing Card Featuring Layla McCarter vs. Melissa Hernandez
Source/Press release
September 18, 2015

(SEPT 18)  Guilty Boxing and SPR & Promotions announced today that they will bring live professional boxing to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas located at 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the first.....Full Story

Second Time Around---after Controversial bout in July of 2015
September 18, 2015

(SEPT 18) There is a scheduled rematch of " Barbie " Juarez vs.  Black " Taborda in October.  According to news on the net:  The second edition of the battle by the international title super flyweight of the WBC between the  Mariana " Barbie " Juarez and Argentina Vanesa " Black " Taborda, will be having ....Full Story

Sabrina "La Muñequita" Perez; "A Diamond in The Rough"
Source/PR Team Perez
September 16, 2015

 (SEPT 16)  Former WBA World Bantamweight Interim Champion and, current WBC  Silver Super Bantamweight Champion Sabrina "La Muñequita" Perez of Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires, Argentina has kept her dreams alive alongside her longtime trainer and husband Diego Arrua as well as her coach Alcides Balbuena....Full Story

Souhila Bouchene, Kehinde Obareh and Edith Agu Ogoke are inaugural champions at African Games in Brazzaville
by Michael O'Neill
September 16, 2015

(SEPT 16) The 11th African Games have ended in Brazzaville, Congo, with some outstanding successes for the boxers from Algeria and Nigeria.
The Algerians topped the table with five Golds from the thirteen on offer on finals day. Nigeria placed second with four golds, two of them in the women’s Olympic weights.  Full Story

Former IBF/WBC Champion Susie Q' Ramadan Working Towards Another Title Shot
September 16, 2015
Source/PR, Hosking Promotions

(SEPT 16) Former IBF and WBC World Female Bantamweight Champion Susie Q' Ramadan of Melbourne, Australia visited the Big Apple last week with Lynden Hosking (HP), Bess Slater (Operations Manager, HP), Luke Meldon (Trainer, HP), Pat Connelly (Trainer, HP) and stablemate..Full Story

Amateur Boxer on the Scene looking for opportunity to Make her Pro Debut!
September 15, 2015

 (SEPT 15)  Minimumweight / Flyweight Marina Ramirez is looking forward to having an opportunity to have her pro debut.  Promoters can contact her team via her coach Mike Newson Jr. to contact:  Michaelknewsonjr@yahoo.com. To read more about Ramirez, Full Story

Drabik, Potkonen and Fontijn take Feliks Stamm Memorial titles in Warsaw
by Michael O'Neill
September 14, 2015

(SEPT 14)  The host nation’s Sandra Drabik (51kg), Finland’s Mira Potkonen (60kg) and Nouchka Fontijn from the Netherlands (75kg) took the three women’s Olympic weight titles at the XXXII Feliks Stamm Memorial tournament in Warsaw, at ..Full Story

Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier II Competition Rolls on on Wednesday in Philadelphia and Baltimore
by Julie Goldsticker
September 11, 2015

(SEPT 11)  Six women secured Olympic Trials berths last night (September 10)  at the Pathway to Glory Olympic Trials Qualifier II in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday night. Up the road in Philadelphia, 38 elite men moved one win closer to their own spots with quarterfinal victories at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium. ..Full Story

Boxing: Esparza & Miller go out on 'day of shocks' at Feliks Stamm in Warsaw
by Michael O'Neill
September 11, 2015

(SEPT 11) Team USA Boxing suffered two 'shock' defeats on the opening day of the prestigious Feliks Stamm Memorial tournament in Warsaw late Wednesday.  AIBA World no.1 Marlen Esparza exited the tournament in the preliminary round at the hands of the unranked Irish woman, Ceire Smith from Cavan BC 1:2 on a split decision....Full Story

Nicole Wesner Wins by decision over Irma Balijagic Adler
September 7, 2015
Photos: Facebook

  It was in the cards that the challenge of Irma Balijagic Adler could easily be the toughest fight to date for World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women’s World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner, and this was exactly the case when they clashed on Sunday night at the Markthalle in Wismar, Germany. Making her first defense of the title she won last December in her adopted home-country of Austria, Wesner got off to a good start and ..Full Story

Striking Beauties Boxing Gym for Women was honored to host USA Boxing Olympian Queen Underwood.
by Mary del Pino
September 4, 2015

(SEPT 4)  North Attleboro, Massachusetts - This week, Striking Beauties Boxing Gym for Women was honored to host USA Boxing Olympian Queen Underwood.The young woman from Seattle, Washington, boasts an impressive amateur record...Full Story

Big Fight Tomorrow Night - Zamora vs. Moreno in Trilogy Fight where Zamora Defends her WBC Light Flyweight World Title
September 4, 2015

 (SEPT 4) Tomorrow night at the centre of shows the fairgrounds, in Metepec, Mexico, Zamora Roca, 23-5-0, (9KO),  is set to fight Esmeralda "La Joya" Moreno, 31-7-1 (10 KO), of Mexico City, where Zamora will be defending her WBC World Light Flyweight title..Full Story

Upcoming Event:  "Contenders Boxing Night"
Source/Bob Holloway
August 31, 2015
Photo: Liz Leddy
Photo Credit: Durward Furland
Kineo Photography

(AUG 31) On October 24, 2015, at the Keene High School, 43 Arch Street, Keene, NH, will be a sanctioned USA Boxing amateur event,   “Contenders Boxing Night”.  The following fights thus far that are scheduled on this upcoming event:  120 lbs:  Abigail O’Brien of of Charlestown, NH vs. Destiny Dogan of Springfield, Mass;  132 lbs: Two-time National Champion Liz Leddy..Full Story

Maureen Shea and Yulihan Avila fight to a Split Draw!
August 30, 2015


(AUG 30) Last night at the Forum, Inglewood, California, Maureen Shea, 120, of Bronx, New York, and Yulihan Alejandra Luna Avila, 121¾, of Durango, Mexico, fought to a 10-round split draw.  The two were fighting for the IBF Super Bantamweight world title.  Final judges scores were 93-97, 95-95, and 98-92.  The fight was featured on the  Mosley vs. Mayorga main event. 

Mexico:  Isabel Millan Wins by Decision over Ramirez for vacant WBF International Flyweight title
August 30, 2015


(AUG 30) Last night at the Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico, Isabel "La Estrella" Millan, 111¼, of Tonala, Mexico, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Cecilia "La Artillera" Ramirez, 111¼., of Mexico. The two were fighting for the vacant Flyweight WBF International title. Judges scores were 97-93, 96-94, and 99-91.

U.S. Boxing set to appoint Irish Head Coach to head up U.S women's team? That's the rumour in Ireland this weekend
by Michael O'Neill
August 30, 2015

(AUG 30) Irish boxing woke up this week to the shock news that Head Coach Billy Walsh is seriously considering an offer to coach the United States women’s team and is set to leave his IABA post...Full Story

Susi Kentikian to fight in Germany October 2, 2015!
August 27, 2015

(AUG 27)  On Friday, October 2, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany, Susi "Killer Queen" Kentikian will be fighting in a 10-rounder to defend her WBA and WIBF Flyweight World titles. According to Internet news, they have reported that Kentikian has now her own promotions company "Kentikian Promotions. WBAN has posted two videos on the press conferences of the upcoming...Full Story

World Championship Boxing Comes to Queens - Alicia “Slick” Ashley to Headline “Triboro Fight Night” Series in World Championship Title Bout
August 27, 2015

(AUG 27)   Pandora Promotions is proud to announce that the “Triboro Fight Night” will make its series debut on September 15, 2015 at the outdoor Studio Square in Queens, NY. Headlined by former four-time world champion and Brooklynite...Full Story

Marston, Smith and Shaunagh Brown Strike a Blow for Equality on the 29th of August at York Hall
by Jon Collins
August 26, 2015


 (AUG 26)  The pioneering exploits of Cathy 'The Bitch' Brown and then Nicola Adams at London 2012 should have heralded a new dawn in UK female boxing. Not so. Cathy Brown took up...Full Story

Kenia Enriquez Closes Off Camp
Photos: Bobby D. Presents
August 25, 2015

(AUGUST 25)  Former flyweight world champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6KO) of Tijuana, Mexico, finished camp strong this past Monday with an intense work out under the watchful eye of trainer and father Gustavo Enriquez. The twenty-one year old Kenia comes back to the ring after nearly a six month hiatus. Enriquez will be facing the tough Lorena “Ratoncita” ...Full Story

One on One Interview with Amateur boxer Sierra Rose Gallegos!
Conducted by Stephen Blea
Edited by Chris Morris of RMB
August 25, 2015

(AUGUST 25) Recently I had the opportunity to interview Sierra Rose Gallegos, a young female boxer.  I would like to share her story with you all.   I know there are dozens of boxers out there that probably are going through some real personal hardships, but I find this one very interesting, for the simple fact that no...Full Story

Andrea Medina recipient of a Proclamation from Mayor Salas
Photos/ Story
by Jim Wyatt
of SportofBoxing.com
August 22, 2015

(AUGUST 22) On Tuesday evening, role model, Andrea Medina, a USA Amateur Boxing National Champion plus High School Honor Roll student received a Proclamation from Mary Casillas Salas, the Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, in recognition for all that she has done by the...Full Story

Ireland's Amy Broadhurst and Orla Garvey through to European Youth & Junior Finals in Keszthely, Hungary
by Michael O'Neill
August 21, 2015

(AUG 21)  This week the EUBC European Youth and Junior championships are taking place at the Sport Hall in Keszthely, Hungary on the shores of Lake Balaton. Thursday and Friday are semi-finals days with the finals on Saturday. Today we take a look at the events involving boxers from Ireland and from Great Britain.  Full Story

Let’s Hear It From The Girls - Marston, Smith & Brown Presser Quotes
August 20, 2015

(AUG 20) There was more than a hint of glamour in attendance at the recent press conference, for the upcoming Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott promoted LORDS OF THE RING II event, which took place at The Square Pie in Spitalfields Market, as all three female boxers that will be taking  ..Full Story

Mexico: Exciting WBC Female bouts scheduled in September
Photos: Facebook
August 18, 2015

(AUGUST 18) In September 2015, in Mexico, there are some potential big female bouts on the cards in this month. The bouts will be televised on Televisa Sports. In one of the top matchups, scheduled for September 5th, Ibeth "Rock" Zamora, 23-5-0 (9KO), of San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, México, will ..Full Story

Latest Update on Esmeralda Moreno!
August 18, 2015

 (AUGUST 18) This week it was published on the net that Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno is ready to return to the ring after having a baby. The WBC wrote, "Moreno has concluded a pregnant pause and is back with a vengeance for the title she had to leave behind, with: In Recess Status."......Full Story

Maureen Shea to fight on PPV against Avila
August 18, 2015

(AUGUST 18) On the August 29thpay-per-view boxing event, promoted by Mosley Promotions, they have added a female bout on the card, featuring Maureen Shea, vs. IBF World super bantamweight champion Yulihan Alejandra Luna Avila on pay-per-view August 29th. The match will be on the undercard of the Shane Mosley versus Ricardo Mayorga event.

Ivana Habazin officially calls out Cecilia Braekhus!
August 17, 2015

(AUGUST 17) This week former IBF  World Welterweight Champion Ivana Habazin has called out the undisputed Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus via video on Youtube.  If the challenge is accepted it will be a rematch for these two.  In their first contest Habazin lost by a unanimous decision.  ......Full Story

Boxing Action in London -  Marston, Smith and Brown In Action on August 29th!
August 16, 2015

(AUGUST 16)  Promoters Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott today announced that they have added two further Female professional bouts, in addition to the one already on the card, to their upcoming LORDS OF THE RING II event, which takes place at the famous ...Full Story

Alcivar vs. Fuentes ends in a "no Contest"
Photos: Mario Rojas
August 15, 2015

(AUG 15)  Last night at the Laredo Energy Arena, in Laredo, Texas, featured on a  Triple-A Promotions card,  Patricia "Patty Boom Boom" Alcivar, 113.5,  and Mandy Fuentes, 115,  fought to a fourth round "No Contest" when Alcivar received a substantial cut over her left eye, where she ultimately received five stitches. Full Story

Cecilia Braekhus Returns to the Ring on October 24th
August 15, 2015

(AUGUST 15)  Undisputed World Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus returns to the ring October 24 in Düsseldorf - Undisputed (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBO & IBF) Female World Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus (27-0, 7 KOs) is finally back in action, on October 24.  In addition August 13th, Cecilia Brækhus has teamed up with new trainer Johnathon..Full Story

Kenia Enriquez is Back
Photo: Bobby D. Presents
August 14, 2015

(AUGUST 14) Former WBO female flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6KO) of Tijuana, Mexico, is all set to come back after nearly a six month hiatus away from the ring. Enriquez will be facing the always tough Lorena "Ratoncita" Arias (3-7-1) in a junior flyweight six rounder as one of the featured fights on Friday, August 28th, in her hometown of Tijuana. The...Full Story

China and DPR Korea the dominant forces on semi-finals day in Wulanchabu
by Michael O'Neill
August 14, 2015

(AUG 14)  It was semi-finals on Wednesday, at the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Continental championships in Wulanchabu, China where the host nation and DPR Korea dominated the days’ proceedings whilst Thailand and Uzbekistan also offered strong challenges in their quest for 2015 titles. Full Story

Sandra Robles to fight Anabel Ortiz in Mexico City
August 13, 2015


(AUGUST 13) WBAN has received the latest news on Sandra "Black Pearl" Robles who has been offered to fight for the WBA Minimumweight world title against Anabel "La Avispa" Ortiz. 17-3. The boxing event featuring this bout will take place on September 5, 2015, in Mexico City, Mexico.  The card is promoted by Zanfer Promotions...Full Story

Worldwide Fight Results over the Weekend
August 12, 2015

(AUGUST 12) At the Pioneer Event Center, Lancaster, California,  in a flyweight four, Paula Estrada, 112½, won a unanimous decision over Blanca Raymundo, 113.  Also in Lancaster: In a four round light welterweight contest, Valerie Reyes, 140, won her debut bout with a third round KO over Brandy Badry, 140....Other results over the weekend, go here!

China and India dominate early proceedings at the ASBC Asian Championships in Wulanchabu. by Michael O'Neill
August 11, 2015

(AUGUST 11)  A busy time for women's boxing as no sooner had the PanAmerican event finished in Toronto than all eyes were focused on Wulanchabu,China where the ASBC Asian Confederation championships have now reached the ....Full Story

Layla McCarter Receives yearly award from the NVBHOF!
©photos: Mary Ann Owen
August 9, 2015

(AUGUST 9) On Friday night at the Linq Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada,  the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame [NVBHOF} held a champions welcome reception. Many of the inductees were in attendance including Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis & Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. Congratulations to local Las Vegas multi-world ...Full Story

Susie Ramadan and Shannon O'Connell to Visit The Big Apple
Source/WBAN News
August 8, 2015

(AUGUST 8)  Former WBC, IBF and WBF  World Bantamweight Champion Susie Ramadan and WIBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Shannon O'Connell will be visiting The Big Apple from September 3-9.  This visit for O'Connell will be just prior to heading to Toronto, Canada where she will be fighting Canadian Sandy Tsagouris in an eight-round non-title bout on the undercard of the PBC's WBC Light Heavyweight title bout between Adonis Stevenson vs. Tommy Karpency at the Ricoh Coliseum.  Full Story

Our plea - reinstate Katie Taylor to the Lee/Saunders World title fight ...
by Michael O'Neill
August 7, 2015

(AUGUST 7)  In boxing circles, as in life in general, ‘great ideas’ do not always reach fruition. . All parties may believe that they are ‘close to agreement’ but yet minor hiccups, some might say ‘misunder-standings’ occur and that ...Full Story

Shannon O'Connell to face Sandy Tsagouris in eight rounder in Canada
August 6, 2015

(AUGUST 6)  "We are excited to announce that 'Shotgun' Shannon O'Connell is now part of the Hosking Boxing stable! Even more exciting is the news that Shannon has officially signed to fight Canadian Sandy Tsagouris in Toronto, Canada on Friday, September 11, in a non-title eight round..Full Story

Svensson challenges Nunez for IBF World title on September 19 in Sweden
Photos: Wende
August 4, 2015

(AUGUST 4) Klara Svensson (15-1, 5 KOs) gets her second shot at world glory on September 19 when she challenges Marisa Gabriela Nunez (7-5-2) for the IBF Female World Light Welterweight title at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden.  Full Story

WBAN'S August 2015 Fighter of the Month!
August 3, 2015

(AUGUST 3) WBAN is proud to announce that our WBAN August 2015 Fighter of the Month is Canadian Amateur boxer, Mandy Bujold.  Bujold had a fantastic win in July against Marlen Esparza. She is one of the top female boxers in the amateur ranks.  (second photo credit: Raquel Ruiz) She did a fantastic job and performance at the Pan Am Games.

Results from Argentina: Leonela Paola Yudica Wins IBF Title
August 2, 2015

(AUGUST 2) On Thursday night at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, Argentina, Leonela Paola Yudica, 111½, now 10-0-3, of San Juan, Argentina, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Tyrieshia Douglas, 9-1-0 (4KO), of Baltimore, Maryland. The two were fighting for the IBF Flyweight title.






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