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Woo Retains Featherweight Title BY KO

 IFBA Featherweight champion Ji Hye Woo continued her winning streak on Saturday against Wanphen Sithpratha in Jeonju, South Korea.
 Woo won easily by 10-9 in rounds 1-3.  Entering the fourth Ji Hye Woo dropped her  opponent .  After barely getting up for the eight count, the referee continued the fight with Sithpratha promptly getting knocked down again.  Woo won the championship bout 1 minute 9 seconds into the fourth round, successfully defending her title for the 10th time. with her first KO.

Referee for the bout was Kwon Jung Seok. Judges: Kwon Mandeuk, Lee Gyeonghan, Kwon Hyeokjin
Kim Messer supervised the bout for the IFBA.

Ji Hye Woo to defend title March 21st

IFBA Featherweight Champion Ji Hye Woo will defend her world title Saturday, March 21 against "Chamnankit" Wanphen Sithpracha of Thailand. This will be Woo's 10th title defense since winning her first IFBA title in 2007. 

The bout will take place in Jeonju, South Korea. Kim Messer, IFBA Director of Boxing Operations, will supervise the fight for the IFBA. 

Olszewski Retains Title Against Fuentes

The first women's title fight in Laredo Texas did not disappoint.   As soon as  Christina "Mandy" Fuentes’ name was announced the arena burst out with cheers of support for their hometown girl.  The champion Eileen Olszewski knew she had her work cut out for her on this night.Round One was explosive, Mandy came charging out and pounced on Eileen.  Mandy was able to capitalize and connect putting Eileen on her heels.  But the tide turned when Eileen connected with a left hook, with Mandy ending on the canvas, becoming a 10-8 round.

You could see that Eileen was still trying to get comfortable in round two.  Overall both fighters settled down some, but Mandy was still aggressive with wide punches while Eileen appeared patient setting up a plan. Mandy's power and aggressiveness gave her the round.

The next couple of rounds were back and forth in scoring.   Mandy continued her power punching style, seemingly concentrating on breaking down her opponent with body shots, hurting Eileen at the end of the fourth.Rounds 5 to 7, "The Hawaiian Mongoose" started finding her stride by using more footwork and boxing.  Eileen would sometimes revert back to toe-to-toe action that wasn't as favorable for her.  Progressively Eileen was able to catch Mandy with short clean rights and show she and the better technique and angles.

The 8th round was a slugfest in the middle of the ring bringing the crowd to an uproar.   Mandy's advantage showed here on the scorecards with all judges giving her the nod.The final rounds had back and forth action.  Mandy tried to stay close and use her uppercuts.  The last round didn't disappoint with the final moments finishing with a big defensive volley of 1-2 punches from Mandy while Eileen pressured her on the ropes. 

Eileen Olszewski retains her IFBA Flyweight title with a unanimous decision. Judge Joel Elizondo scored the fight 95-94; Judge Levi Martinez, 96-93; Judge Ruben Carrion, 95-94. Referee for the bout was Laurence Cole. Kim Messer supervised the championship for the International Female Boxers Association.

Olszewski Defends IFBA Title Against Fuentes Today

The IFBA is ringing in 2015 by ringing the bell on a Texas-sized women’s title fight! Christina “Mandy” Fuentes looks for redemption against current champion Eileen Olszewski for the IFBA World Flyweight title TONIGHT in Laredo, Texas.

Fuentes and Olszweski met last September in Brooklyn, NY, in a tough 8round fight that went the distance. Olszweski won in a split decision, which only tells half the story.

Laredo’s Fuentes (3-6-4) was brought into the 2014 fight last minute, having less than two full weeks to prepare. Yet she was able to go toe-to-toe with the champion, something Olszweski (9-5-3) certainly has in the back of her mind as she prepares for this fight. With both fighters having more than two months to prepare, fans will see an entirely different battle.

“Laredo has proven to be an exceptional fight town,” said IFBA President Judy Kulis. “These two fighters have styles that match up well and will put on a show for the fans in attendance. This is one you don’t want to miss.”

Promoted by Triple A Promotions, the IFBA championship bout will be part of a packed Fight Fest 10 card. 

Updates will be posted on IFBA’s Twitter (@IFBA_boxing) and Facebook pages.    

Ji Hyun Park Retains Title

Ji Hyun Park successfuly defended her IFBA Strawweight world title against Anahi Torres of Mexico by a split decision. Judges scored the bout 97-95, 96-94, 94-95.

The bout, which took place in Incheon, South Korea, was televised live throughout South Korea. E.J. Kang supervised the fight for the IFBA.

Ji Hyun Park to Defend IFBA Title for 15th Time!

IFBA Super Champion Ji Hyun Park will defend her world Strawweight title on November 29th against Anahi Torres in Incheon, South Korea. The long reigning champion will take on a formidable opponent in Torres who hails from Mexico City with a record of 12-11-1. In August, Torres fought IFBA Lt. Flyweight champion Sindy Amador to a draw in an 8 round non-title fight.

The Park vs Torres bout will be televised live throughout South Korea.   

Maureen Shea wins IFBA Jr. Featherweight Title

Oxnard, CA--Before a cheering hometown crowd, Maureen Shea defeated Angel Gladney to win the vacant IFBA Jr. Featherweight World title. Referee Lou Moret stopped the fight halfway through the 4th round after Gladney could no longer defend herself against Shea's pummeling onslaught. The bout was ruled a TKO and brought Shea's record to 23-2,1 TKO. 


The IFBA championship was the headliner for a seven fight card promoted by Top Players Promotions. Judges for the bout were Barry Druxman, Wayne Hedgepeth and Pat Connolly. Kim Messer Caminschi supervised the title fight for the IFBA.

Maureen Shea to Fight for IFBA World Title July 11


Henderson, NV—The International Female Boxers Association is pleased to announce that Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby”, Shea (23-2, 11 KOs), will fight for the IFBA Junior Featherweight Championship of the World in the main event of Ice VS. Fire III on Friday, July 11 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, CA. 

Shea, a native New Yorker, moved to Ventura in 2011 looking to revitalize her career in the ring. Fast forward to 2014 and Shea now finds herself on a sensational 10-fight winning streak. The fast-talking and hard-hitting boxer has become a bona fide celebrity in Ventura County since her last victory at Ice VS. Fire II this past March when she captured a national title. Now, “The Real Million Dollar Baby”, a nickname which comes from Shea’s time working as the sparring partner for Hilary Swank during the actress’ preparation for her Academy Award winning role in the film, Million Dollar Baby, is more than ready for a shot at a full world championship when she takes on hard hitting veteran, South Carolina’s Angel Gladney (8-9-1, 6 KOs), for the vacant IFBA Junior Featherweight Championship of the World. 

The IFBA is pleased to be sanctioning this title bout, headlining an 8- fight card show for promoter Top Players Promotions. Tickets are now available at www.topplayerspromotions.com. The fight will also be televised live online starting at 7 p.m. on GFL TV (www.gfl.tv).

Sindy Amador Retains IFBA Title

Sindy Amador retains IFBA title in a split decision. 96-94, 97-93, 94-96. 

In an action packed fight from start to finish, Sindy's stamina and experience led her to victory over Maria Suarez. 

With the judges flip flopping scores from one round to the next, it was up for grabs until the very end. made it anyone's fight. In the end, the champion stayed the champion.

Congrats to both women for leaving it all in the ring and serving as a great representatives of the skill and toughness in women's boxing.

Sindy Amador Retains Jr. Flyweight Title

It was an action fight from start to finish between the reigning champion in her first title defense and the undefeated challenger.  Maggie Suarez tried to utilized her height and reach to win the beginning rounds on some of the scorecards. Sindy Amador, the shorter fighter worked the inside resulting in a lot of clinching. With the judges flip flopping scores from one round to the next, it was anyone's fight. However Amador's championship experience began to show after round 5.  Her stamina and aggressiveness and surprisingly her jab won her the later rounds.  Amador pressed like an experienced world champion and brought in a win by split decision. 

Judges scored the fight: Judge Max deluca  94-96; Judge sergio caiz. 93-9; Judge Zachary Young. 96-94. Jack Reid refereed the bout and Kim Messer supervised the bout for the IFBA.



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