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Savannah Marshall to fight October 21st on Mayweather Promotions Card
October 17, 2017

(OCT 17) Once beaten Lightweight prospect Sharif Bogere (29-1, 20KO’s) and Mexico’s Jose Luis Rodriguez (23-9-1, 13KO’s) will face each other in 10 rounds of action Saturday, Oct. 21st at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, NV for The Sin City Showdown, presented by Mayweather Promotions. Full Story

Video of Fight:  Yudica Wins by a Decision over Yunoka
October 15, 2017

(OCT 15)  On Friday, October 13th, at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni, in San Juan, Argentina,WBO World Flyweight Champion Leonela Paola Yudica made a successful fifth defense of her title against Yunoka Furukawa, the WBA 102 lb., World Champion.  The Final judges scores were judges scores were 100-90, 100-90,and 99-91.

Geovana wins second New Zealand title
October 14, 2017

(OCT 14)  Geovana Peres has become the second woman ever to win two New Zealand professional boxing titles. Peres went to war last night at ABA Stadium taking on Trish Vaka.  Geovana Peres (2-1-0) is a Brazilian born, now Auckland New Zealand resident boxer. She is well known currently to be the first person from the LGBTQ community to win a New Zealand professional boxing title. She won her first title back in April this year against former top 10 heavyweight boxer...Full Story

Underground Showdown 2 Nov. 4 at Buckhead Fight Club!
Source/PR-Amy Green
October 14, 2017

(OCT 14) Atlanta, GA- Terri Moss's Big Boss Enterprises announces the Underground Showdown 2 will be Saturday, November 4, at Buckhead Fight Club, 3293 Buford Hwy. NE #500.  “Our first show July 1 was a success, totally sold out, with great action, and we're expecting more of the same November 4,” said promoter Terri Moss. “I'm bringing back some local favorites, Deonte Brown, Eric Moon and Ray Barlow...Full Story

Da Costa to fight Justine Lallemand For WBF World Title-Defense
October 12, 2017

(OCT 12)  Anne Sophie Da Costa from France, the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Light Flyweight Champion, is set to make her third title defense on Saturday October 28th, at the Salle Polyvalente De Mon Idee in Auvillers Les Forges. Full Story

Raquel Miller to face New opponent - Lisa Garland
Source/PR//Mario Serrano
October 12, 2017

(OCT 12)  SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Unbeaten female middleweight prospect, Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller (4-0, 2 KOs) will now face Lisa Garland (15-8, 8 KOs) when professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco, CA, on October 21, 2017. Miller was supposed to battle Sydney LeBlanc (4-4) but the fight fell through. Miller vs. Garland, a 6-round bout, will serve as the co-feature to Karim ...Full Story

Japan Female Bantamweight title Miyo Yoshida Vs. Tomomi Takano
Photos/source by Samart
October 7, 2017

 Last night at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan, there was a Japan Female Bantamweight title bout on the card between Miyo Yoshida vs. Tomomi Takano.  Yoshida won a six-round unanimous decision over Tomomi Takano.  Final judges scores were 58-57 on all three judges’ scorecards.  This was a very first Japan’s female title bout under sanctions from the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC).  Full Story

Terri Moss: Next Chapter
by Bernie McCoy
October 6, 2017

(OCT 6)  I grew up, in a long gone era, when boxing in New York City competed for primacy in the hearts of sports fans with baseball, college basketball and horse racing.. Madison Square Garden, located on 8th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, was, emphatically, the mecca of boxing, not only in the city, but throughout the country and, probably, the world. But it was the strong foundation of neighborhood clubs throughout the five boroughs that fueled the popularity of the sport. St. Nicks Arena in Manhattan, Eastern Parkway Arena in Brooklyn and Sunnyside Garden in Queens made up the "big three". In addition to numerous clubs throughout the city, active venues extended as far north as White Plains where the Westchester County Center hosted frequent cards. That, of course was then, this is now.  Full Story

Alrie Meleisea vs. Sarah Long is On
By Benjamin Watt
October 6, 2017

(OCT 6) Alrie Meleisea will be defending her New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) heavyweight title against Mandatory challenger, Sarah Long on November 11th at ABA Stadium.  Sarah Long (2 - 2 - 0 boxing/ 5 - 4 - 0 kickboxing) was made mandatory challenger back in August this year. The bout was originally going to take place in October under S.A.L.T promotions (Long’s Management), however due to other commitments the show was postponed. Meleisea manager at Red line combat academy decided to promote their own event in November.  Full Story

Spain:  Friday Night Violeta Gonzalez to fight Melania Sorroche
October 4, 2017

(OCT 4) On Friday night at the Casal Cultural i Recreatiu, Castellbisbal, Spain, Violeta Gonzalez, 4-0-0 (1KO), from Bilbao, Spain, will be facing Melania Sorroche, 12-2-1 (2KO), of Catalina, Spain.  The two will be fighting a non-title six round bout in the bantamweight Division. 

Results:  Two Female Bouts in Mexico
October 1, 2017

(OCT 1)  Last night at the Arena Oasis, Cancun, Mexico  Arely Mucino, 1135, won a ten-round unanimous decision over  Tenkai Tsunami, 113.5.  Final judges scores were 97-93, 97-93, and 97-95.  In a second female bout on the card flyweight Guadalupe Bautista won an eight-round majority decision over Yesenia Gomez, The final judges scores were 75-75, 78-74, and 77-75.

Salita Promotions Signs Elite Russian Female Elena Gradinar to Co-Promotional Contract
September 30, 2017

(SEPT 30)  The female fighting stable of promoter Dmitriy Salita has grown again, as Salita proudly announces the signing of Russian featherweight Elena Gradinar to a co-promotional contract (along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group).  The undefeated 27-year-old Gradinar (6-0, 1 KO) as a professional boxer, went 73-8 as an amateur, winning numerous national and international amateur tournaments.  Full Story

Boxing: Internal strife continues at AIBA as Executive involves IOC President Thomas Bach
by Michael O'Neill
Photo credit:  AIBA
September 29, 2017

(SEPT 29)  In an extraordinary intervention Friday, the AIBA Executive Council, led by EUBC European President Franco Falcinelli and supported by the rest of the Executive p[leased with I.O.C President Bach to intervene in the ongoing dispute and warned that if urgency action was not taken then the AIBA was unlikely to be able to meet its financial obligations.  Full Story

Jessica Nery Plata Finally Gets Her Shot At World Glory
Source/WBF PR
September 26, 2017

(SEPT 26) After more than six years as a professional, one of the best young female flyweights on the planet, Mexico´s Jessica Nery Plata, will finally get her shot at a world championship on Saturday October 14, when she challenges for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Flyweight title.  Full Story

Kozin vs. Muthoni For WBF Womens World Middleweight Title
Photo: Facebook/Kozin
September 19, 2017

(SEPT 19)  Slovenian Ema Kozin will contest the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Middleweight title on Saturday October 14 at Hala Tivoli in Ljubljana, taking on former three-time world title-challenger Florence Muthoni from Kenya.  Still only eighteen years old, undefeated Kozin, 10-0 (6), can become the youngest WBF World Champion in history if victorious, and proved ....Full Story

Next Two Amateur Boxing Shows in New York and One Show In London
Source/Gleasons Gym
September 19, 2017

(SEPT 19) On October 14, 2017, the Gleason's Monthly Boxing Series.  Any one with an up-to-date boxing book can participate.  This event includes Men, Women, Juniors, Seniors and Masters. If you want to participate email Jieun, the matchmaker ...Full Story

Meet Casiphia Arnold Top Amateur Representing the Hillsboro Boxing Team
by Sue TL Fox
September 18, 2017

(SEPT 18) As women's boxing is on the rise, and we are seeing so many outstanding amateur female boxers we would like to tell you about a great lil' boxer who represents the Hillsboro Boxing Team, in Hillsboro, Oregon.Meet Casiphia Arnold, who at this time is currently ranked no 1.  (bantamweight /11-12 year olds) in the U.S.A.  Arnold is 11 years old, and just about to turn the big 12 in October.  Full Story

Marcia Agripino vs. Federica Bianco at the Twin River Casino!
by Karen Dulin
photo credit: CSB Photography
September 17, 2017

(SEPT 17)   Last night at the Twin River Event Center, in Lincoln, Rhode Island, I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend the fights at that event.  I say this because I witnessed yet another great women's boxing match up.  Marcia Agripino (1-0-1) of Groton, Connecticut, and Federica Bianco (2-1) of New York fought each other this night in a non-stop action bout.   Full Story

Marlen Esparza Wins by Decision over Aracely Palacios on Canelo-Golovkin Card
Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos
Golden Boy Promotions
September 17, 2017

(SEPT 17) LAS VEGAS ----Last night at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, In the first bout of the evening, Marlen Esparza (3-0), the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Aracely Palacios (8-8, 1 KO) in the flyweight division. Esparza showed the influence...Full Story

Tonight on the Canelo-Golovin Card - Marlen Esparza Third Pro bout
September 16, 2017

(SEPT 16) Tonight at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marlen Esparza, 3-0,  of Houston, Texas,  will be fighting six-rounds at the Flyweight Division against Aracely Palacios, of Durango, Mexico. At the scales, Esparza came in 1.5 over, at 111.5, and her opponent, 110 lbs.

Beautiful Brawlers VII
By Joe Phenneger
Photo: Blanca Gutierrez/
and Joe Phenneger
September 15, 2017

(SEPT 15) In the sport of boxing there are two constants---there is a winner and a loser. For centuries around the world people have been fascinated seeing two men pitted in battle one on one to see who was superior, and had the ability to destroy the other man. From the times when men fought on horses with swords to modern times when the battles are settled in the ring nothing catches people’s attention more than a fight. Over the past twenty years though there has been a change. No longer has it just been men fighting but also females have joined in the battle to become gladiators.  Full Story

Boxing: Sell Out Crowd for Joshua and Taylor bouts in Cardiff October 28th
by Michael O'Neill
September 15, 2017

(SEPT 15) The Anthony Joshua v  Kubrat Pulev WBA and IBF  World Heavyweight  title fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff has completely sold out according to promoters Matchroom and ticketing agents Stub Hub.  Ireland’s former Olympic Lightweight champion  Katie Taylor challenges Argentina’s Anahi  Esther Sanchez  on a bumper bill in support of Joshua’s showdown with Pulev, the third World title bout on the card, as Kal Yafai defends his WBA Super-Flyweight title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Sho Ishida.   Full Story

Salita Signs Russia's Heavily Decorated Former Amateur World Champion Elena Savelyeva to a Co-Promotional Contract
September 14, 2017

(SEPT 14) Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions is proud to announce the signing of one of the most decorated female amateur boxers in the world, Russia's Elena Savelyeva, to a co-promotional contract, along with Russian-based Alexander Nevskiy Promotion Group.  Savelyeva, now 1-0 as a professional boxer, went 134-15-1 as an amateur, winning the world, European (2X) and Russian (6X)...Full Story

Women's Title Bout on Underground Showdown 2!
Source/PR/Amy Green
September 13, 2017

(SEPT 13)  ATLANTA, GA-- The WBF (World Boxing Federation) Bantamweight Title will be on the line November 4th at Buckhead Fight Club when #2 ranked featherweight Helen Joseph (14-3-1) of Nigeria and Cristina "Mandy" Fuentes from Laredo, Texas (8-9-5) off at the Underground Showdown 2.  Full Story

Katie Taylor vs. Anahi Esther Sanchez on Joshua/Pulev Undercard in Cardiff
by Michael O'Neill
September 12, 2017

(SEPT 12)  Confirmation today from Matchroom boxing of one of the ‘worst kept’ secrets in boxing circles and that is that Ireland’s Olympic Gold medallist Katie Taylor will feature on the undercard of the World Heavyweight title fight in Cardiff between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium (formerly Millennium ) in Cardiff October 28th. Full Story

Dayana "Diamante" Cordero finally gets her Shot at WBA Bantamweight Champion Mayerlin Rivas
WBAN Resource Team
September 12, 2017
Photo Credits: Team Cordero/FB

(SEPT 12)  WBAN was informed that WBA Women's Interim Bantamweight Champion Dayana "Diamante" Cordero 'finally gets her chance' to face her rival, WBA World Women's Bantamweight Champion Mayerlin Rivas, on November 2, 2017, in Medellin, Columbia..Full Story

Salina Aztec Queen Barrios Remains Undefeated with Dominating Performance
Source/PR-Mario Serrano
Photo Credits: Robert Elizondo
And Boxeo Imperio

(SEPT 11)  SAN ANTONIO, TX  - This past Saturday at the San Antonio Event Center, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (2-0, 1 KO), remained undefeated with a dominating four-round unanimous decision victory against Jasmine Clarkson (4-10).   Full Story

Results from Argentina:  Anahi Sanchez Wins by TKO
September 10, 2017

(SEPT 10) Last night at the Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina, Anahi Sanchez, 135, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, won by a six round TKO over Cecilia Mena, 134, of Tucuman, in a scheduled 10 round bout. The two were fighting for the vacant WBA Lightweight Title.  Sanchez moves her record to 17-2-0 (9KO),  This is the second loss as a pro for Mena, with her record now 10-2-1 (5KO).  Photo credit/Boxrec/Mena

Selena "Aztec" Barriors Returns To The Ring This Saturday at the San Antonio Event Center
Source/PR/Mario Serrano
September 7, 2017

(SEPT 7)  SAN ANTONIO, TX  - This Saturday September 9, 2017, Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios (1-0, 1 KO) makes her way back to the ring as she battles Jasmine Clarkson (4-9) at the San Antonio Event Center in Texas. The four-round bout, set at 140 pounds, will be Barrios' second fight .....  Full Story

Beautiful Brawlers VII
by Blanca Gutierrez
Photos by Brett Ostrowski
September 6, 2017

(SEPT 6) It was during a Bay Area heat wave that the weigh ins neared for Beautiful Brawlers VII. I walked up the alleyway to the Babyface Boxing gym. I walked through a sea of boxing coaches and families. As I neared the door there was a long line of boxers in fight team outfits, sweats and team t shirts. I walked in where the officials were weighing in the fighters and there was a line of girls, all from out of town weighing in. Ten year old Miliyah Amezquita walked ion with space buns on her head and a wonder woman outfit.   Full Story

USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh is AIBA 2017 Coach of the Year
by Michael O'Neill
September 3, 2017

(SEPT 3)  Team USA Boxing ended the 2017 AIBA World championships at the Sporthalle in Hamburg with one Gold and two Silver medals plus the prestigious AIBA 2017 Coach of the Year award which went to Head Coach Billy Walsh.  Wexford-man Walsh of course is also Head Coach of the women’s team which saw Claressa Shields take Gold in Rio in 2016 and that team too is now busy preparing for major International championships in 2018 as well as for the next USA Boxing domestic championships.  Full Story

AIBA President meets with National Federations for World Championship de-brief and Olympic Cycle planning ahead of the Finals in Hamburg
Source/AIBA PR
September 2, 2017

(SEPT 2) AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu met with the National Federations gathered in Hamburg for the 2017 AIBA World Championships on Saturday morning to reflect on the success of the tournament and the quality of the boxing, and to look ahead through the Olympic Cycle to Tokyo 2020. Also present at the meeting was the IOC Sports Director Mr Kit McConnell, who outlined the key changes planned for Tokyo, including the addition of two new weight categories for the Women’s competition, taking the total up to five.  Full Story

Katie Taylor has busy schedule ahead according to Promoter Eddie Hearn
by Michael O'Neill
September 2, 2017

(SEPT 2)   Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has been talking about what the future of former Olympic Gold medallist Katie Taylor might look like in the coming months including a possible World title bout in Cardiff at the end of October. Intriguingly he also discussed a possible ‘’crossover’’ bout against Holly Holm.  Full Story

Baby Nansen wins her first Pro Boxing Title
Photo Credit: Calden Jameson
September 2, 2017

(SEPT 2) Baby Nansen is putting the controversial draw decision earlier this year behind by winning her first New Zealand title on the Hemi Ahio vs Daniel Tai undercard.  Nansen took on Quinita Hati for the New Zealand National (PBCNZ version) super lightweight title. The title bout was in major jeopardy as Baby Nansen was originally booked into fighting Monica Tai who pulled out due to injury and Quinita Hati was booked into fighting Missy Elliot who still fought...Full Story

Boxing: St Brigid's Edenderry Sparring Camp a resounding success
by Michael O'Neill
August 30,  2017

(AUG 30) More than 120 boxers from countries including India, Canada, Taiwan, France, England (inc Isle of Man) Scotland, Norway, and of course Ireland, have ended a highly successful International Sparring Camp at the St Brigid’s club in Edenderry. The camp was officially from 24-29th August but many of the boxers were already in situ on 22nd August preparing for what has been described as the “World’s largest” sparring camp for female boxers.  Full Story

Final Tribute to 26-Year Old , Angelique Ducehmin --- A Sad Day in Women's Boxing
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credits  Facebook
August 30, 2017

(AUG 30) WBAN would like to pay a special Tribute to France's World Champion Angelique Ducehmin, just 26 years old when passed away yesterday.  Ducehmin a professional female boxer with a undefeated boxing record of 14-0 (3KO), winning the WBF Featherweight World title on May 12, 2017 when she defeated Ericka Rousseau by a ten-round unanimous decision.   Full Story

Mandatory Challenger been appoint for New Zealand title
August 19, 2017

(AUG 19) It has just been decided that New Zealand Heavyweight female boxer Sarah Long, has been appointed as the mandatory challenger for the New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) Heavyweight title.  Sarah Long (Boxing 2-2-0, Kickboxing 5-4 0) debut as a heavyweight boxer in mid 2016. The beginning of her boxing career didn’t start off well with losses against Nailini Helu and Cheyenne Whaanga. However everything changed when she won her first bout last year against Tash Pakai and current NZNBF champion Geovana Peres earlier this year. Since winning her two boxing bouts, she has peaked at 6th in the world on Boxrec April this year.  Full Story

Boxing : Katie Taylor set for World title tilt in Cardiff or Las Vegas
by Michael O'Neill
August 18, 2017

(AUG 18)  Katie Taylor is set to have a World lightweight title fight earlier than expected according to Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
So where, when and why the proposed earlier fight?  It now seems certain that GB’s Anthony Joshua – also a Matchroom fighter – will defend his own World heavyweight crown in the coming months. Full Story

Babyface Boxing Gearing Up For Beautiful Brawlers Female Boxing
August 17, 2017

(AUG 17)  Every Saturday at 9 a.m. , boxers, national champions and Olympic hopefuls start lining up to spar with former WBO World Champion Melissa McMorrow, Former WBC Champions Carina Moreno and Eliza Olson at Babyface Boxing in Pacifica , CA. Babyface Boxing is considered the hub of female sparring in California.  Full Story

Sandy Tsagouris to fight in Co-Main Event in Canada
August 17, 2017

(AUG 17) Lee Baxter Promotions and FITE are proud to announce that fight fans worldwide will be able to tune in to see the WBA-NABA welterweight title fight between Samuel Vargas and Ali Funeka.  “This is an international event, so it’s important that it’s not just the fans in Toronto who get to see it, but also Ali Funeka’s fans in South Africa, or Christian M’Billi’s fans in France,” said Baxter. “There’s a reason FITE is becoming the place to go for combat sports. Technology is evolving, not everybody has cable, but everyone has a phone and a computer. We’re making this card as accessible to the public as possible.”  Full Story

Geovana Peres goes for second Title
Source: PR
August 16, 2017

(AUG 16) Brazilian Born New Zealander Geovana Peres (2 - 1 - 0), will be going for her second New Zealand title on October 13th at ABA Stadium in Auckland against Trish Vaka.  Peres has accomplished so much in her career so far, including becoming the first ever person from the LGBT+ community to win a New Zealand professional title, in any gender. She has won an amateur New Zealand Golden gloves title, debut in March 2017 and won her Pro title that same year. Full Story

Italy head medals table at EUBC Championships in Cascia
by Michael O'Neill
Photo Credits:
EUBC Facebook
August 13, 2017

(AUG 13) The 2017 EUBC European Union championships have ended in Cascia, Italy with the host nation taking most medals.  The event saw some 87 athletes from 19 countries take part : Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Wales, Holland and Croatia.  Full Story

Lucia Rijker Inducted in the Fifth Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
Text/ Photos: Mary Ann Owen
August 13, 2017

(AUG 13) Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino hosted the Fifth annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Awards dinner last night, former Female Boxer Lucia Rijker was inducted with boxing legends like Michael and Leon Spinks, Tommy Hearns, Michael Carbajal, Erik Morales...Full Story

5th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame and Fan Experience
Text/photos by
Mary Ann Owen
August 12, 2017

(AUG 12) On Friday, August 11th,  at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas hosted the 5th Annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame and Fan experience.  The Fan experience was a meet and greet for the fans, and, in the evening were awards for a few of the inductees.   Amateur...Full Story

Boxing: MC Mary Kom set for Ireland 22-29 August
by Michael O'Neill
August 10, 2017

(AUG 10)  As we revealed earlier this week, Edenderry in County Offaly, Ireland will host an International Female Boxing sparring camp 22nd /29th August and we can now bring the sensational news that Team India’s 22 woman squad will include the famous 5 time World champion Mary Kom, the only woman apart from our own Katie Taylor to have won a women’s World title at five editions of the AIBA World Championships. Full Story

Jill Diamond to be honored at Raging Babe Brunch: Shine Bright on September 16th
August 8, 2017

(AUG 8) LAS VEGAS - On September 16th, on the morning of boxing's next mega-fight, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, boxing's "Raging Babes" will gather at Mandalay Bay to celebrate and honor WBC Cares Chair and Journalist Jill Diamond at the Raging Babe Brunch, dubbed "Shine Bright." Diamond joins an exclusive group of women who have received the award - a group that includes promoters, journalists and executives who blazed the trail for other women in the boxing industry.  Full Story

Sahin Retains WBF Intercontinental, Parwani Wins International Title
August 7, 2017

(AUG 7) While it had been a very wet day, the Boxing-Gods made sure the rain had stopped when the first bell sounded for a big World Boxing Federation (WBF) Championship double-header staged outdoors on a football-pitch in Essen, Germany on Saturday evening, August 5. The sold-out event promoted by Bjoern Sothmann had WBF Womens Intercontinental Strawweight Champion Oezlem Sahin making her first title-defense against French Flyweight Champion Sandy Coget, in what was an intense and entertaining fight...Full Story

Boxing: Ireland's boxers advance at EUBC championships in Italy.
by Michael O'Neill
August 7, 2017

(AUGUST 7) A pretty good weekend for Irish women boxers in the first major women’s tournament in Europe this year. No Katie Taylor this year of course as she is now a Pro but the young Irish team has done well so far now that we’ve reached the Quarter-final stage of the EUBC European Union Championships in Cascia, Italy.  Full Story

Aleksandra Lopes defeats Lisa Garland on points
Photo Credit: Courtesy
August 6, 2017

(AUG 6) QUINCY, Mass. (August 6, 2017) - Former New England welterweight champion Derek "The Surgeon" Silveira defeated former world title challenger Michael "Cold Blood" Clark last night (Sat., Aug. 5) in the "Fight Night at the Bay" main event, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Full Story

Hometown Favorite Claressa Shields Wins WBC and IBF World Titles in Main Event on ShoBox
Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
August 6, 2017

(AUG 6) In a dominating and emphatic performance, hometown favorite Claressa Shields captured the WBC and IBF Super Middleweight World Championships in just her fourth professional fight Friday night on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME at MGM Grand Detroit. Click here for fight highlights: http://s.sho.com/2v6cUn6.  Full Story

Cool Event of the week: The Highlands Neighborhood Association "National Night Out" in Longview
by Sue TL Fox
August 5, 2017


(AUG 5) This week I had a great opportunity to attend the National Night Out, that took place on August 1st in Longview, Washington. In particular I attending the event to meet up with boxing coach and who started the Highlands Neighborhood Association (HNA) Lions Den Boxing gym, Juan Rodriguez, who invited WBAN to be there to check out the new boxing gym that is being developed for the community.  Full Story

Tonight:  Nikki Adler to fight Claressa Shields on ShoBox
Source/Press Release
Photo credit: Courtesy
August 4, 2017

(AUG 4)  DETROIT  – WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler and hometown favorite, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields officially made weight on Thursday, one day before they headline a doubleheader TONIGHT on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from MGM Grand Detroit.  Full Story

Shawn Porter, Layla McCarter Named Nevada Pro Boxers of the Year
August 3, 2017

(AUG 3) LAS VEGAS  – Former world champions Shawn Porter and Layla McCarter were chosen as Nevada Men’s and Women’s Pro Boxers of the Year, respectively, and will be honored by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at a gala induction ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Caesars Palace.  Full Story

Aleksandra Lopes fighting on "Fight Night at the Bay" for one more World title shot opportunity
August 1, 2017

(AUG 1)   QUINCY, Mass. - On Saturday night, August 5, three-time world title challenge Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO) is taking on former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-featured event on the "Fight Night at the Bay" card, largely to try and better position herself for one final world title shot.  Full Story

Katie Taylor overpowers gallant Jasmine Clarkson in U.S debut
by Michael O'Neill
July 30, 2017

(JULY 30) Katie Taylor, Ireland’s Gold Medallist from the 2012 Olympics in London, and 5 times AIBA World Champion, duly won her first ever Pro bout in the United States as she proved (as expected) much too strong for the gallant Texan, 22 years old Jasmine Clarkson when the two clashed on Saturday night at...Full Story

News Flash: A dramatic day at AIBA HQ in Lausanne” – source “Inside the Games
by Michael O'Neill
July 26, 2017

(JULY 26) AIBA staff locked out of Lausanne headquarters as police called to intervene in dispute” – notice pinned on door "Dear AIBA employees," it said, according to Agence France-Presse. "Please be informed that the AIBA executive committee have passed a motion calling for a vote of no confidence in the current AIBA president, Wu Ching-Kuo....Full Story

Amateur boxing’s president set to be forced out amid financial turmoil
July 25, 2017

(JULY 25) The president of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, is set to be ousted from his position with instability and financial turmoil growing at the organisation.  Wu Ching-kuo will be asked to step down after 13 members voted to pass a motion of no confidence in the president with a further two...Full Story on The Guardian

Raging Babe Brunch Returns September 16th in Las Vegas
July 24, 2017

(JULY 24)  LAS VEGAS - September, 16th is a huge day for boxing in Las Vegas, with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez facing Gennady "GGG" Golovkin in a must-win contest for the king of the middleweight division. As boxing's elite descend on the Las Vegas Strip, the Raging Babes of Boxing will once again gather to network, laugh and bond over brunch.  Full Story

Cool Story of the Week: The Serrano Sisters Honored with a Beautiful Mural in their Bushwick Neighborhood!
by Sue TL Fox
July 24, 2017

(JULY 24) There was a very exciting, surprising, and high honor for world champions Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano and Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano.  The two came back recently from Puerto Rick yesterday to see a beautiful Mural of the two!  Full Story

WBC Champion Nikki Adler Hard at Work to Defend Her Title Against Claressa Shields
July 23, 2017

(JULY 23) DETROIT - German WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler is hard at work for her Friday, August 4 title defense against two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields.  Adler (16-0, 9 KOs) will make the third defense of her ...Full Story

Champion Oezlem Sahin makes her first title-defense against French Champion Sandy Coget
July 23, 2017

(JULY 23)  Two WBF Title Fights Headline August 5 In Germany
In a time where the arrival of summer no longer means that boxing goes on hiatus, fans of the sport will get a chance to witness some quality match-ups when two interesting World Boxing..Full Story

Aiba ‘risks bankruptcy’ as civil war erupts at top of amateur boxing
July 22, 2017

 (JULY 22) Amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, faces the risk of bankruptcy after demands it immediately pays back millions of pounds in loans and investments it does not have, a senior figure in the organisation has claimed to the Guardian...The revelation comes amid an increasingly bitter civil war inside Aiba, which has led to .. www.theguardian.com

Lopes to fight Garland in Co-Main on August 5th
source/Press Release
July 20, 2017

(JULY 20)  QUINCY, Mass. –Former New England. welterweight champion Derek Silveira Is trying to make up for lost time, 3 ½ years of ring inactivity from thesummer of 2013 until this past April, as he prepares to headline the August 5th“Fight Night at the Bay” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Marina Bay Sportplex in Quincy, Massachusetts.  Silveira (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Salem (MA), will face former world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-16-1, 18 KOs) in the eight-round main event. Lopes vs. Garland:  Many of NE’s other best and most popular professional boxers will be in action Aug. 5.The eight-round fight between three-time world title challenger, welterweight Aleksandra Lopes (17-4-2, 1 KO), of Marshfield (MA), and former world super lightweight champion Lisa Garland (15-7-1, 8 KOs) has been elevated to co-feature because of its potential world title fight implications for the winner.  Full Story

Let's Stand Together to Promote the Best in Female Boxing
by Blanca Gutierrez
July 19, 2017

(JULY 19) Claressa Shields represented USA Female Boxing at the highest level by winning not one, but making history by winning two back-to-back Gold Medals in the Olympics. Again she will bring female boxing to the forefront by being headlined on Showtime again.  Full Story

Claressa Shields Named 2017 'Biggest Powerhouse' in Sports by Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports Awards
Source/PR/Courtesy photo
July 17, 2017

(JULY 17)  Budding women's boxing superstar, community activist, role model and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields has been bestowed with another honor, as she has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Award for "Biggest Powerhouse."  Full Story

Anahi Sanchez Wins by KO over Maria Brito
July 17, 2017

(JULY 17)  On Friday night at the Club Comunicaciones, Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Anahi Sanchez, 135, won by a first round KO over Maria Brito, 134.5.  Sanchez last fought in May of 2017 when she fought for a world title against Maiva Hamadouche, losing by TKO in the fourth round.  Brito's last fight took place in January 2017 when she lost to Rose Volante in a six rounder by decision.

Mikaela Mayer turns Pro as more top boxers desert AIBA
by Michael O'Neill
Photo: Instagram
July 15, 2017

(JULY 15) A busy time for women’s boxing as we’ve seen here on WBAN in recent weeks and more exciting news today as U.S Olympian Mikaela Mayer has confirmed the ‘expected’ news that she has turned Pro under Top Rank. On her Social Media accounts she revealed: “I have decided to take the next step in my career and have accepted a contract from @trboxing to turn Pro. I have taken SO much pride in representing Team USA over the years and leaving USA Boxing and my chance at an Olympic gold in 2020   Full Story

Japan:  Nao Ikeyama vs. Saemi Hanagata Fight to a Split Draw for WBO Title
July 9,  2017
hoto credit:  Samart

(JULY 14)  On July 11, 2017,  at Korakuen Hall Tokyo, in Japan, Nao Ikeyama fougt Saemi Hanagata in a 10-round bout where Ikeyama was defending her WBO 102 lb. title.  The bout ended in a split draw.  Samart of Japan reported that it was a very good matchup, and that Ikeyama and Hanagata showed their best.  Judges scores: 95-95, 96-94, and 94-96. Samart

Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano has new Opponent For Upcoming Defense of her WBO Title
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July 9,  2017

(JULY 9) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano, world champion in five weights, will have a new opponent for the defense of her WBO 122-pound title on Friday, July 21, in the start of the series “Viernes de Campeones en Metro Boxing Nights Casino” presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), at the San Juan Ballroom of the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Full Story

Wesner A Level Above Tukic, Retains WBF World Title
February 2017
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Nicole Wesner

(JULY 9)  On a big night of championship boxing promoted by Sauerland Event at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany, World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner successfully defended her title in one of the main fights. Full Story

Cool News in Women's Boxing:  Katie Taylor of Ireland fighting in USA
July 7, 2017

(JULY 7) BROOKLYN --Here is a bit of great news in women's boxing.  On the undercard bouts of the July 29th boxing event that will take place at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, Ireland's Katie Taylor will be fighting on the card!  Full Story

Kenia Enriquez All-Female Tourney
July 4, 2017

(JULY 4)  Former WBO world female flyweight champion and current WBC interim light flyweight queen Kenia Enriquez will hold her 3rd Annual All-Female Amateur Boxing Invitational Tournament on the Sunday, August 6th, 2017 in her hometown of Tijuana, Mexico. Enriquez, who also held the NABF junior flyweight title in 2014, fought over 70 times as an amateur and won bronze at the Mexican Nationals in 2011.  Full Story

WBAN Names Cecilia Braekhus as July 2017 Fighter of the Month
July 1, 2017

(JULY 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Cecilia Braekhus who had a fantastic five-star multi-world title bout against Erica Farias on June 9th in Bergen, Norway.   The two were fighting for the WBC, WBO, IBO, IBF and WBA Welterweight belts. Full Fight Video

Live on ShoBox: Adler and Shields to Unify Women's Super Middleweight Division in "Battle of the Best" at MGM Grand Detroit Live
June 28, 2017

(JUNE 28)  DETROIT - Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields will challenge for her first world title against WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Nikki Adler in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Aug. 4, live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from MGM Grand Detroit.  A native of Flint, Mich., Shields (3-0, 1 KO) is the most accomplished amateur boxer in U.S. history and the only American to capture back-to-back boxing gold..Full Story

Two Female Bouts in Argentina
June 26, 2017

(JUNE 26) On Saturday night at the Club Atlético y Biblioteca Newell's Old Boys, Laguna Larga, Cordoba, Argentina, Laura Griffa, 120¾, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Cristina Pacheco, 121¼. Griffa won the Argentina Super Bantamweight belt. In a second female bout, super featherweight Natalia Aquirre, 126, won a six rounder over Edith Soledad Matthysse.  More on Results

Cool Story of the week: Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano donates her WBO 118 lb. World Title to the Sports Museum
Source/photo: Facebook
June 24, 2017

(JUNE 24)  WBAN's top pick for "Cool Story of the Week" Features Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, 32-1-1 (24 KO), from Brooklyn, New York, born in Puerto Rick, and a multi-world champion, including our WBAN world title holder.  This week she donated her WBO World title belt to the Sports Museum.  Full Story

Homecoming For WBF World Champion Nicole Wesner
June 22, 2017

(JUNE 22)  On Saturday July 8 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany, undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner will make her third title-defense against Germany-based Bosnian Hasna Tukic on a show promoted by Sauerland Event.  Full Story

Shields Dominates to Win WBC Silver Belt, Sets Detroit Brawl Gate Record; Has Sights on World Championship Next
Source/Press Release
photo credit:  Boy Ryder
June 20, 2017

(JUNE 20)  In just her first eight-round fight, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields scored a spectacular unanimous decision victory last Friday, June 16, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit to win the WBC Silver Super Middleweight Title. Shields (3-0, 1KO) dominated tough Sydney "Ginger the Ninja" LeBlanc (4-2-1), winning all eight rounds on all three judges' scorecards en route to adding the WBC Silver belt to her NABF Middleweight Championship belt. LeBlanc was simply no match for the blazing fists of crowd favorite Shields..Full Story  Fight Video

United Kingdom:  Stacey Copeland Wins her Pro debut
June 19, 2017

(JUNE 19) On Friday night at the  Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, super welterweight Stacey Copeland, 156, of Hyde, Lancashire, United Kingdom making her pro debut, won by a four-rounder by points over Borislava Goronova, 155, of Sofia, Bulgaria. Final judges scores were 38-40.

Argentina:  Daniela Romina Bermudez and Paola Benavidez Fight to a Split Draw
June 19, 2017

(JUNE 19)  On Saturday night, at the Club Talleres, Arroyo Seco, Santa Fe, Argentina, Daniela Romina Bermudez, 114¾, had a 10-round split draw with Paola Benavidez, 114¼. The two were fighting for the WBO Super Flyweight title. Final judges scores were 96-94, 94-96, and 95-95.

Argentina on top as ten women champions crowned at AMBC Championships in Honduras
Source/AIBA PR
June 17, 2017

(JUNE 17)  Friday afternoon saw ten women boxers crowned champions of the Americas as the penultimate day of the AMBC American Confederation Boxing Championships saw some memorable action in Tegucigalpa. With the men’s Semi-Finals also taking place to determine Saturday’s final session line-up, it was the women who took centre stage on Day Six of the competition, the biggest of its kind ever to be held in Honduras.  Full Story

Two Female Bouts Featured on Argentina Card
June 14, 2017

 (JUNE 14)  This coming Friday, at the Ce.De.M. N° 2, Caseros, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, there will be two female bouts featured on the card.   In what is considered a five-star matchup, Marcela "La Tigresa" Acuna, 45-6-1 (19 KO), of Buenos Aires, is set to face Shannon O'Connell in a ten-round IBF Super Bantamweight world title fight where defending her title against..Full Story

Sydne LeBlanc Stepped into facing Claressa Shields with a Three-Day Notice
Source/Press Release
photo: Courtesy
June 14, 2017

(JUNE 14) Sydney LeBlanc Steps in to Face Two-Time Gold Medalist Claressa Shields for WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship at Detroit Brawl, Looking for an Upset this Friday.  Sydney "Ginger the Ninja" LeBlanc is stepping in on three days' notice to face Women's NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields of Flint, Michigan, in the eight-round main event of Salita Promotions' "Detroit Brawl" this Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.  Full Story

Giebel Cruises To Beat Milenkovic In Germany
June 11, 2017

(JUNE 11)  24-year-old Leonie Giebel won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Eurasia Super Featherweight title on Saturday night, June 10, when she comprehensively outboxed Serbian-born Maja Milenkovic at the Porsche Zentrum in Paderborn, Germany.
This was a rematch of a 2015 encounter, which Giebel won by fifth round stoppage, and Milenkovic showed that she had greatly improved in the interim. But Giebel, the reigning German national champion, was still too much for her, and on top from start to finish.  Full Story

Claressa Shields Announces Deal with Salita Promotions
source: Press Release
June 12, 2017

 Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields announced today that she has signed a promotional agreement with promoter Dmitriy Salita and Salita Promotions. Already a national sports figure and role model for women everywhere, the Flint, Michigan native is in position to realize her dreams as a....Full Story

Boxing; IOC confirmed 2 more weights for women in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
by Michael O'Neill
June 9, 2017

(JUNE 9)  Great news today from the International Olympic Committee is that there will be five women’s weights in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the additional two 57kg and 69kg being at the expense of two men’s weights.   IOC President Thomas Bach made the announcement, later confirmed by a statement from IOC HQ.  Full Story

Going Underground With Terri "The Boss" Moss!
Source/PR/Amy Green
June 9, 2017

(JUNE 9) On Saturday,  July 1st,  Terri “The Boss” Moss will make her debut as a professional boxing promoter as she presents the “Underground Showdown” at Buckhead Fight Club. Terri opened the Fight Club in 2013, and has promoted the successful amateur white collar boxing series “Atlanta Corporate Fight Night,” since 2010.  Full Story

Crystal Hoy signs with New Manager
Photo Credit: David Selwyn
June 7, 2017

(JUNE 7)  Veteran pro boxer Crystal Hoy, who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and David Selwyn of Boxing Kid Management have agreed this week (June 5) to a Boxer/Manager agreement.   Crystal has been in the ring with many world champions such as Alicia Ashley and Yazmin Rivas. In her last fight she traveled to NYC and fought Heather Hardy and lost a Majority Decision.  Full Story

Jennifer Salinas Wins by Decision over Marquita Lee
Source/PR Dibella Entertainment
Photos:  Emily Harney
June 4, 2017

(JUNE 4)  MASHANTUCKET, CT  - The amazing comeback of Matt "Sharp Shooter" Remillard continued last night as the popular Connecticut lightweight stopped Fatiou Fassinou in the Broadway Boxing headliner held in Fox Theater, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.  Full Story

"Lupita" Martinez Named WBAN's June 2017 Fighter of the Month! 
June 1, 2017

(JUNE 1) WBAN is proud to announce our June 2017 Fighter of the month. Guadalupe "Lupita" Martinez of Tlalnepantla, México, was our top pick this month. She had an impressive win recently when she defeated another great fighter Zulina Munoz, winning a 10-round unanimous decision, and the WBC Super Flyweight Title.

Heavyweight Sonya Lamonakis Takes on Laura Ramsey for vacant UBF World Championship
June 1, 2017

(JUNE 1) WORCESTER, Mass. - Popular heavyweight Sonya "The Scholar" Lamonakis takes on Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey for the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) World title, on Saturday night, June 10, in the ten-round "New England's Future 3" co-feature at the DCU Center (Exhibition Hall) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Full Story

Chile:  Daniela Asenjo to fight Ruth Pasternostti
May 30, 2017

 (MAY 31)  On Friday night (June 2) at the Gimnasio Club Las Animas, in Valdivia, Chile, Super flyweight Daniela "La Pantera" Asenjo, 4-1-2 (0KO), of Valdivia, is set to fight Ruth Pasternostti, 0-1-1, of Cordoba, Argentina.  The two will be fighting a four-round bout. Asenjo's last fight on in October 2015, so this will be a return to the ring after over a year not fighting as a pro.

Costa Rica:  Hanna Gabriels Won by Decision over Natasha Spence
May 30, 2017

(MAY 30)  On Saturday night at the  BN Arena, Hatillo, San Jose, Costa Ricam Hanna Gabriels won a ten-round unanimous decision over Natasha Spence for the WBO and WBA Super Welterweight belts. Gabriels was defending the WBO belt. Final judges scores 99-91 on all cards.

Derieuw Wins by Decision over Montanari for WBF International Title
May 28, 2017

(MAY 28)  Undefeated Oshin Derieuw put on a master-class on Saturday night at the Salle Marcel Dufour in Louvroil, France, beating compatriot Marion Montanari to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens International Light Welterweight title.  Headlining a show promoted by the Boxing Club de Louvroil, 30-year-old Derieuw was always one step ahead of the brave and gutsy Montanari (32), and put on a near flawless performance on her way to winning her first professional title in dominant fashion.  Full Story

Mexico:  Four Female Bouts Featured on Card
by Sue TL Fox
May 25, 2017

This Saturday, May 27th, at the Ciudad Obregon, in Sonora, Mexico, there are four female bouts that will be featured on the card.  There are five men's bouts also on the card.  In a ten round bout for the Interim WBC light flyweight title, Kenia Enriquez, 18-1-0 (8KO), of Tijuana, Mexico, will face Maria Salinas, 15-5-3 (5KO), of Saltillo, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico....Full Story

Fan Favorite Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent Featured on June 3rd Card
Photo Credit: Facebook
May 23, 2017

(MAY 23)  New York, NY  - On Saturday, June 3, DiBella Entertainment will return to the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, for the latest exciting installment of its popular Broadway Boxing series, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches, OPTYX, and Christos Steak House. The card will feature a bevy of New England talent, including fan favorite Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent in an eight-round special attraction featherweight bout, as well as lightweight Matt Remillard on the comeback and welterweight prospect Mykquan Williams on the rise.   Full Story

Montanari And Derieuw Square Off For WBF International Crown!
Photo: Facebook/Derieuw
May 22, 2017

(MAY 22)     In her most recent outing, last December, Marion Montanari lost a razor-thin split decision to Isabelle Pare in a hotly contested battle for the French national title. Just before that, she had come up short in another split decision to the talented and unbeaten Pare. So its safe to say the 32-year-old from... Full Story

Japan:  Fight Results of Eight Female Bouts
Source:  Samart
May 22, 2017

(MAY 22) On Friday, May 19th, at the Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan eight female bouts were featured on the card.  There were five debuters that included (Midorikawa, Ozeki, MontBlanc Miki, Nanako Suzuki & Kodama).  Check out the following results: Full Story

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz Signs Carolina Duer of Buenos Aires
Source/Sampson Promotions
May 22, 2017

(MAY 22)  Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz proudly announces the signing of three-time women's world champion Carolina Duer of Buenos Aires to a promotional contract. Duer (19-3-1, 6 KOs), undefeated since her fifth fight in 2008, is the current interim IBF World Female Bantamweight..Full Story..

France:  Hamadouche Wins by TKO over Sanchez for IBF Title
May 22,  2017
Full Fight video Link 

(MAY 22) On Thursday night at the Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, France, Maiva Hamadouche, 128, of France, won by a fourth round TKO over Anahi Sanchez, 129¾, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Hamadouche was defending her IBF Super Featherweight title in a scheduled 10-round bout.  Full Fight video Link   All fight results go here

New Zealand:  Controversial decision change after announcementMay 21,  2017
By Benjamin Watts
photo:  Facebook/Nansen

(MAY 21) A busy weekend for New Zealand boxing happened over the past weekend with a female New Zealand title bout ending in Controversy.
In Wellington New Zealand, NZPBA female Super Featherweight champion Rebecca Jennings defended her title against Baby Nansen. The bout originally end by a split decision win for Nansen to become the New Zealand champion. However ten minutes after the decision was announced, the supervising official went....Full Story

Brandon Rios, Maricela Cornejo, Leo Santacruz and Jose Ramirez Jr. Unite for a Great Cause, WBC Champs 4 Hope
Source/WBC Release
May 20, 2017

(MAY 20) LOS ANGELES-- Bam Bam Brandon Rios, Maricela La Diva Cornejo, Leo Santacruz and Jose Ramirez Jr. have all participated in different events, including the Annual 5k for PADRES CONTRA EL CANCER (Parents Against Cancer),.....Full Story

Marshall, Cameron and Jonas join Adams, Taylor and Shields in the Pros
by Michael O'Neill
May 19, 2017
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(MAY 19) Team GB boxers, Savannah Marshall (the only woman to have  defeated Claressa Shields) and Chantelle Cameron have this week joined Nicola Adams and Ireland’s Katie Taylor in the Pro ranks. Another GB boxer, Natasha Jonas joined the pros last month. Cameron, a former kickboxing champion.....Full Story

Heather Hardy Wins by a Decision over Edina Kiss
May 19, 2017
Photo credit: Facebook

Heather Hardy Wins by a Decision over Edina Kiss (MAY 19)  Last night at the the Paramount Theater, in Brooklyn, New York, Heather Hardy, 125.5,  won an eight round unanimous decision over Edina Kiss, 124.5.  This was a rematch for the two where Hardy defeated her by decision earlier this year. Hardy was defending her WBC Inter. Featherweight title.  

Claressa Shields to Face Mery Rancier For WBC Silver Super Middleweight Belt
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
May 10, 2017

(MAY 10) Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields to Face Dominican's Mery Rancier for WBC Silver Super Middleweight Championship at Salita Promotions' Detroit Brawl on Friday, June 16, at Masonic Temple in Detroit.  Promoter Dmitriy Salita is proud to announce he will feature two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and now Women's NABF Middleweight Champion, Claressa "T-Rex" Shields of Flint, Michigan, in the main event of his next "Detroit Brawl" on Friday, June 16, 2017.  Full Story

Review of Feliks Stamm Memorial tournament Warsaw Poland
by Michael O'Neill
Photo:  USA Boxing/Stamm
May 10,  2017

(MAY 10)  The XXXIV International “Feliks Stamm” Tournament for Elite Men and Women took place in Warsaw, Poland with the finals on Saturday and Sunday.  This was a tournament which included five weights for women, not just the usual three but both male and female entries were missing some of the more famous names in AIBA/EUBC ‘amateur’ boxing since they have all departed to pastures new, mainly the Pro sport, since those ill-fated Rio Olympics which saw so many controversial issues and decisions in and out of the ring.  Full Story

Not a History First: Setting the Record Straight
by Sue TL Fox
May 7, 2017

 WBAN received a Press Release from Golden Boy Promotions, with Marlen Esparza stating the following:  "It's great to make history being the first woman in Nevada to do three-minute rounds....." Apparently Esparza is not aware that she is far from the first.  The four-rounder took place last night at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Marlen Esparza and Samantha Salazar fought on the undercard with Esparza winning by a unanimous decision.  Full Story

Eva Wahlstrom Successfully Defends her WBC Title Against Mayra Gomez
May 7, 2017

(MAY 7) Last night at the Gatorade Center, Turku, Finland, super featherweight  Eva Wahlstrom won a ten-round unanimous decision over Mayra Alejandra Gomez.  Wahlstrom was defending her WBC Super Featherweight title for the third time.  Wahlstrom won the belt in 2015 when the belt was vacant defeating Natalia Aguirre.

Ducastel to Fight on May 12 to Become Two-Weight World Champion
Photo: Facebook
May 3, 2017

(MAY 3)  Former World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Featherweight Champion Stephanie Ducastel from France will be attempting to become a two-weight champion on May 12, when she fights Argentinian Maria Soledad Capriolo for the vacant WBF World Super Featherweight crown.   Ducastel, 7-3-1 (2), has already achieved amazing things in only eleven professional fights. She captured the French national Featherweight title in her fifth outing, and then ...Full Story

Terri "The Boss" Moss to Promote her First Professional Boxing Card!
Source/PR/Amy Green
May 3, 2017

(MAY 3) Atlanta, GA- Terri “The Boss” Moss will promote her first professional boxing card July 1, at Buckhead Fight Club. The “Underground Showdown” is a series of fight cards that will bring boxing excitement back to Atlanta.  “I’m thrilled to take this step as a professional promoter, after successfully promoting Atlanta Corporate Fight Night since 2010,” Terri said. “On July 1, Underground Showdown...Full Story

WBAN Names Esmeralda Moreno as May 2017 Fighter of the Month
May 1, 2017


(MAY 1) WBAN would like to congratulate Esmeralda Moreno who rematched with Ibeth Zamora Silva recently, winning by a split decision becoming the new WBC Light flyweight champion.  Moreno and Silva were ranked #1 and #2 in a five-star fight with BoxRec, which are the ratings we adopted earlier this year.

Katie Taylor marches on with 7th round stoppage of Nina Meinke at Wembley Stadium
by Michael O'Neill
April 30,  2017

(APR 30) Katie Taylor duly won her 5th Professional bout and her first Pro strap, the WBA Inter-Continental belt, with a comprehensive defeat of gutsy German Nina Meinke at the iconic Wembley Stadium home of English football, on Saturday night. ...Full Story

Women's fight Televised on Fox Sports 2 (FS2) on a Mayweather Promotions card in Las Vegas
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Photos by Mary Ann Owen
April 30, 2017

(APR 30) Last night a Women's fight was televised on Fox Sports 2 (FS2) on a Mayweather Promotions card in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sam's Town Hotel & Casino.  Local TMT Fighter "Amazing" Layla McCarter, 142,  took....Full Story

A Multi-World Championship in this Matchup?
by Sue TL Fox
April 29, 2017

(APR 29)  Tonight at the Boxsporthalle Braamkamp, in Winterhude, Hamburg, Germany, Alicia Kummer, 10-1-0 (8KO), of Hamburg, Germany, ranked #19 worldwide with Boxrec, defending her GBU, GBC, and WIBF super lightweight titles.  Her opponent is Timea Belik, 4-2-0 (2KO), ranked 24 in the world.  The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Full Story

Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano to defend her WBO Title
April 29,  2017

(APR 29) On May 13, 2017, at the Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano, 25-5-3 (10 KO) defends her world title of the WBO against Paola “La Fiera” Torres, Monterey, Mexico. Abner Cotto, Angel "Memito" Lopez, Garibaldy Gomez, Jomar Robles, Ruben Mass & Ygnacio "Kinito" Peralta come together on Champions Night...Full Story

Three-Minute Rounds For Women Boxers Happened Years ago and is no "History First" in  Esparza's upcoming fight...
by Sue TL Fox
Photo credit/Fox
April 27,  2017

(APR 27)  Earlier today, WBAN received a press release by Golden Boy Promotions in regards to Marlen Esparza fighting her second pro bout after a very successful amateur boxing career, earning a Bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.  She will be fighting Samantha Salazar in a four-round bout.  She is set to fight on the undercard of the Canelo vs. Chavez card on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena.  Full Story

Nina Meinke talks to WBAN prior to Saturday's bout v Katie Taylor
by Michael O'Neill
photo: Courtesy/Berliner/Kurier
April 26, 2017

 (APR 26) On Saturday at the iconic Wembley Stadium home of English football, the main bout is of course the IBF World heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and England’s pride and joy, Anthony Joshua so a 90,000 sell-out crowd will watch the show. The WBA and IBO straps also up for grabs. Full Story

Official Press Collaboration by Fernando Gaztambide Public Relations Team Serrano
April 21, 2017

(APR 21) This afternoon at the Brooklyn Marriott, Brooklyn, New York, 5x, four-division world champion, Amanda Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) of Puerto Rico, weighed in at the corresponding weight of 118 pounds, while former world champion Dahiana Santana (35-8, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic weighed in at 122.2 pounds.   Full Story

First ever LGBT New Zealand Champion
by Benjamin Watt
April 21, 2017

(APR 21) Brazilian Born Geovana Peres, has won the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title by unanimous decision against Tongan born Nailini Helu. Peres, a Lesbian, is breaking multiple barriers, being the first person from the LGBT Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) to win a New Zealand professional boxing title and being the first person from Brazil... Full Story

Boxing: Katie Taylor fights Nina Meinke before 90,000 at Wembley Stadium on 29th April
by Michael O'Neill
April 18,  2017

(APR 18)Katie Taylor (4-0-0) will face Nina Meinke (5-0-0) in an eliminator for the WBA World Lightweight title on April 29 at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The fight will be a 10 rounder if it goes the distance. Promoter Matchroom expects a 90,000 crowd at the home of English football.  Full Story

The Importance of Intense Sparring
by Emily Klinefelter
/Icor Boxing
April 13, 2017

(APR 13)  Now that the risk of concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) is well-known in combat sports and other contact sports, there has been a lot of talk about minimizing that risk through low-contact, or controlled sparring.   A little history: I personally suffered a career-ending TBI, so this is not a subject that I take lightly. After a 10 plus year career as a competitive amateur and professional boxer...Full Story

Cindy "Checkmate" Serrano to make her First defense of her WBO Featherweight title
Source and photo/Facebook
April 10, 2017

(APR 10) On May 13, 2017, Directv Universal Promotions is presenting an exciting night of boxing with 10 fights featured on the card in the coliseum Samuel "Sammy" Rodríguez de Aguas Buenas. (WBAN will post more info no this upcoming event when it becomes available).  Full Story

Sarah Pucek Wins by a decision over Marquita Lee
April 9, 2017

(APRIL 9) For the third time in a year Sarah Pucek headlined a fight card at the Coast Convention Center in Langley BC. As was the case the last two outings she was in a tough fight.  Marquita Lee of San Francisco showed up to win the fight and go home with the North American Boxing Federation title. Lee had suffered from inactivity...Full Story

Fight Results: Two Female Bouts in Haiti
April 2, 2017

(APR 2) On Friday night at the Karibe Convention Center, Petionville, Haiti, Melissa St. Vil and Jessica Gonzalez had a TD "draw", after the fight was stopped in the fifth round due to an accidental headbutt. Fight was scheduled for ten rounds. The two were fighting for WBC Silver super featherweight belt.  In a second bout, featherweight Alicia Ashley won an eight-rounder by points over Liliana Martinez.

Pro Boxing Returns to the Coast Convention Center Headling Sarah Pucek
April 2, 2017

(APR 2)  Pro Boxing returns to the Coast Convention Center in Downtown Langley, British Columbia Canada. Friday April 7, with Langley’s Sarah Pucek headlining the card. This will be the third time in a year Pucek has been the Main Event at the Coast Convention Center.  Pucek is the current Canadian and Commonwealth Champion and is set to fight for the iconic NABF Title (North American Boxing Federation). Some of boxing’s outstanding fights...Full Story

Nicola Adams pro debut 8 April vs Virginia Noemi Carcamo
by Michael O'Neill
April 2, 2017

(APR 2)  England’s Nicola Adams makes her first professional appearance on Saturday next (8 April) at the Manchester Arena when she ‘gloves off’ against Argentina’s Virginia Noemi Carcamo and will be hoping she is as successful as a Pro as she has been in the AIBA ‘Amateur’ ranks.  The two time Olympic flyweight champion (London 2012 & Rio 2016) will have an advantage in as much as that it is the Argentinian’s first ever bout outside her native land whilst Adams will be cheered on by the overwhelming majority of a fanatical home crowd, many of whom have been following her career with interest since her amateur debut back in 2001.  Full Story

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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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
February 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tonight:  Huge Fight in Women’s Boxing to take Place in New York!
January 14, 2017
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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
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
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(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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