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Hee Jung Yuh Defends IFBA Title by KO

Geochang-gun, Gyeongsamgnam-do, South Korea—In her first title defense, IFBA World Junior Bantamweight Champion Hee Jung Yuh successfully defended her 115 pound title against Kledpetch Lookmuangkan of Thailand on September 5 in South Korea.

The more experienced Yuh easily dominated Lookmuangkan throughout the first seven rounds, ending the 10 round championship early with a knock out to her challenger 42 seconds into the 8th round.

The Korean Boxing Commission judges scored the fight:  Judge Kwon, Man Duk  69-64; Lee, Kwang Woo 68-64; Hwang, Soon Chul, 69-64. IFBA Director of Operations Kim Messer supervised the bout. 

IFBA Flyweight Championship Headlines New York Card


Henderson, NV—Veteran fighter Eileen Olszewski will meet New York state champion Patricia Alcivar September 25 in Long Island City, Queens, New York for the 112 pound vacant IFBA World Flyweight title. Both boxers, fighting on their home turf, will return to the ring in a rematch of their March bout—this time in a 10 round championship. 

The bout, promoted by Ronson Frank and Uprising Promotions, will be Alcivar’s first world title fight. She comes to the event with her recent win over her opponent, however Olszewski brings international championship level experience to this IFBA world title match. The fight will be held at the 5 Star Banquet Hall; for tickets call 347-864-3494.

Crystal Morales Wins IFBA Lightweight Crown

Costa Mesa, CA—Before a sell out standing room only crowd Crystal Morales (Oxnard, CA) fought her way to a winning majority decision over Rhonda Luna (Rowland Heights, CA) on August 15 at The Hangar at the Orange County Fair & Events Center. 
 
In a 10 round bout for the IFBA vacant World Lightweight title, the fight was a close match with Morales bringing Luna down in the second round. Luna recovered in the third and gained decisive strength in the 6th and 7th rounds. Morales evenly answered the pressure in later rounds, winning the 10th round to a completely standing & wildly cheering audience. 

Judge Michael Bell scored the bout 98-91 for Morales, Judge Marty Denkin scored the bout 93-96 for Luna, judge John McCarthy scored the bout 95-94 for Morales. Jack Reiss refereed and Judy Kulis supervised the bout for the IFBA. Roy Englebrecht presented the bout as part of his Fight Club OC series.

Rhonda Luna and Crystal Morales Ready for IFBA Championship August 15th

Costa Mesa, CA—Rhonda Luna (Rowland Heights, CA) and Crystal Morales (Oxnard) meant business as they weighed in for their rematch and this time, for the IFBA Lightweight title. 

Luna weighed in at a newly svelte 133.0 pounds, with Morales tipping the scales at 133.8 with both fighters in serious shape for the 135-pound vacant IFBA Lightweight title. This will be Luna’s third fight for an IFBA title, which has thus far eluded her in previous bouts against Woo Ji Hye and Kelsey Jefferies. 

Promoter Roy Engelbrecht will present the title bout as part of his Fight Club OC series at The Hangar at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Southern California.

IFBA Title Defenses Announced for Korea

South Korea—Promoter Shin, Woon Chul announced two IFBA championship title defense bouts to take place in South Korea this fall as approved by the Korean Boxing Commission. 
Number one world ranked strawweight fighter and IFBA world champion Park Ji Hyun (South Korea) will defend her title for the 14th time, making her the International Female Boxers Association’s longest reigning champion. She takes on Jujeath Nagaowa of the Phillipines in a rematch on October 5th. The bout will take place in Bucheon City, South Korea. 

Yuh Hee-Jung (South Korea), IFBA Jr. Bantamweight Champion will take on Kledpetch Lookmuangkan (Thailand) in her first title defense on September 8th in Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Both fights will be televised live in Korea.

Ruiz Wins Bantamweight Title

San Antonio, Texas – In a very hard fought battle, Christina Ruiz secured the IFBA vacant Bantamweight title from Christina Mandy Fuentes July 13 before an enthusiastic crowd at the La Villita Maverick Plaza. 

The tough as nails Mandy Fuentes didn’t leave her opponent unanswered, leading to an even fight on all scorecards at the end of the first six rounds. Then Ruiz used her bigger size to take advantage of Fuentes with more power and pressure, although even in the later rounds Fuentes continued to answer Ruiz’s onslaught. 

The judges scored the fight 97-93, 96-94, 97-93. Former IFBA World Champion Kim Messer supervised the fight.

Ruiz v Fuentes for the IFBA Championship Belt, July 13th

Christina Ruiz and Christina Mandy Fuentes will meet Saturday, July 13th for the vacant IFBA Bantamweight Title (115 pounds) in San Antonio, Texas. Ruiz narrowly lost to Kaleshia West for the IFBA 118 belt, and is now ready to snatch the 115 hardware over Fuentes who is determined to take the IFBA Belt home with her. IFBA Director of Boxing Operations, Kim Messer will supervise.

Luna vs Morales In August Rematch- Title Fight

Costa Mesa, CA. – When top female boxers Rhonda Luna and Crystal Morales put on a six round war in their June 6th Fight Club OC bout, which Luna won in a close unanimous decision, a certain rematch was in order. So promoter Roy Englebrecht went right to work and announced today that Luna vs Morales II will happen on the August 15th Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, but this time it will be 10 rounds, and for the vacant IFBA World Lightweight Championship.

“After the tremendous bout on June 6th, where many in the crowd thought it could have been a draw or split decision, I felt that both ladies deserved a rematch and for a reward worthy of their ability,” said Englebrecht. “Now with the support of IFBA Founder and President Judy Kulis, Rhonda and Crystal will fight for a world title and a dream for one of the ladies will finally come true.”

Luna will bring an outstanding 17-3 record into the title fight, while Morales might be the best 7-9 boxer in the country, as she is in nothing but wars against solid competition.

Tickets for the Thursday, August 15th Fight Club OC show, priced at $50 are on sale now at www.fightcluboc.com.

Woo wins by Unanimous Decision

Woo Ji-Hye retained her IFBA Featherweight title by unanimous decision against a strong and determined challenger in Chun Yan Yu, of China. Yu was deducted a point in the 3rd round for body slamming Woo to the floor. The judges scored the fight 98-92, 96-94 and 96-95 which aired LIVE on SBS/ESPN.

Woo Ji-Hye to Defend Featherweight Title


Reigning IFBA Featherweight Champion, Woo Jy -Hye tipped the scales at 56.8 Kg for her Saturday, April 27th 10 round contest in Moonsan, South Korea. Challenger Chun Yan- Yu of Beijing, China weighed at 56.4 Kg. Woo, (12-2-0) won the vacant IFBA featherweight crown in April of 2011, against Domingo Olivo, from Brooklyn, New York in Yechon, South Korea. The fight will be supervised by former IFBA Champion Kim Messer.

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