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Ji Hyun Park Wins 13th IFBA Title Defense!

Gunsan, South Korea rocked the house for Ji-Hyun Park’s successful defense of her IFBA Strawweight title on Sunday, March 24th. With a unanimous decision over challenger Jujeath Nagaowa of the Philippines, Park smiled broadly, as IFBA President Judy Kulis, wrapped the IFBA belt around her for the 12th time in her career. The longest and most active reigning IFBA Champion in history, Park once again thrilled a national TV audience with her speed and aggressiveness. The judge’s scored the fight 99-91, 98-94 and 98-93 for Korea’s national boxing treasure Ji-Hyun Park.

Park and Nagaowa Make Weight at 45.3 kg

IFBA Strawweight Champion Ji-Hyun Park and challenger Jujeath Nagaowa both weighed-in at 45.3kg in Gunsan, South Korea. The fight will be televised on SBS Television throughout South Korea starting at 7 p.m. local time. Sunday, March 24th.

New World Ratings

New Ratings of the top profession female boxers worldwide as of March 11, 2013 are now posted in the World Ratings section of IFBA.com. All active weight categories are included from Strawweight (102 pounds) through Middleweight (160 pounds).

Everyone Wants an IFBA Belt

Stolen Championship Women’s Boxing Belts Found At Home of Convicted Burglar About To Be Deported

(credit: LAPD)

MISSION HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Two championship belts have been returned to a women’s boxing champion after they were recovered at the home of a convicted burglar who was about to be deported to Mexico.

The belts had been stolen from the home of Jennifer “The Razor” Barber in a March 20, 2012 break-in at her home in Mission Hills. Detectives were able to track down the belts from fingerprints that were left on a mirror at Barber’s home.

“The smile on Jennifer’s face says it all,” LAPD Detective William Cooper said. “We were glad we were able to get her back her belts.”

Police say the fingerprints matched those of 20-year-old Jose Pedraza, who had just finished serving time in county jail for two other local burglaries. After finishing his sentence, Pedraza had been transferred from jail to ICE custody, pending an uncontested deportation to Mexico.

“When the print report came in, we had to act fast,” Cooper said. “Unlike the other burglaries, Pedraza was not copping out to this one, and it seemed like he was in a hurry to get out of the country, like he was trying to avoid something.”

(credit: LAPD)

(credit: LAPD)

An arrest warrant for Pedraza stalled the deportation, and detectives conducted a probation search at Pedraza’s home in Sylmar. The two belts – one from the North American Boxing Federation and the other for International Female Boxers Association – were found at the bottom of a clothes hamper in Pedraza’s home.

“After I interviewed Pedraza, my gut told me he seemed like a guy that might hold onto the belts, rather than hawk them,” Cooper said.

(credit: LAPD)

(credit: LAPD)

Detectives were unable to find Barber and her husband’s wedding rings, which were also taken during the break-in.

Pedraza’s deportation has been delayed so that he can face this latest count of burglary, his third in one year.

Police say Pedraza’s prints also led to his arrest in two earlier burglaries, also committed in Mission Hills, dating back to December 2011. When he was arrested for those burglaries, he was serving his community service time at the Mission Police station for a DUI conviction.

Source LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/female-boxer-stolen-championship-belts.html

IFBA Rings in Spring With Two Title Fights

IFBA, the top name in international women’s boxing, continues its trend of great championship fights with two upcoming bouts in South Korea.

On Sunday, March 24, South Korean Ji-Hyun Park, arguably the finest pound-for-pound minimum weight fighter on the planet, defends her IFBA Strawweight Championship for the 13th time. She puts her title on the line against Jujeath Nagaowa (12-11-1, 8 KOs). The 25-year old Filipino has knocked out three of her last four opponents and will need to bring that power against Park, who last lost a fight in 2007.

The fight will take place in Kunsan City, South Korea.

Then a month later, IFBA Featherweight Champion Ji-Hye Woo (12-2, 1 KO), gets back in the ring for the first time since 2011 as she fights China’s Xu Chun Yan (2-2).

Woo vs. Yan takes place on Saturday, April 27 in Paju City, South Korea, giving Woo the home field advantage over her much more inexperienced opponent.

For more information, visit www.IFBA.com.

Hee Jung Yuh Wins ifba Jr Bantamweight Crown

Over a skillful 10 rounds, South Korea’s Hee-Jung, Yun won a unanimous decision over Norj. Guro of the Philippines. Judges scored the fight 99-94, 100,90 and 99,92 for the new IFBA Jr. Bantamweight Champion.

The fight held on December 22 in Gimhee, Korea was judged by Soon-Chul, Hwang, Young-Sik, Choi and Nam-Chul, Park.

Hee-Jung Yuh v Farajane Dec 22

Promoters in South Korea have confirmed a new date for the IFBA Jr. Bantamweight Championship

Hee-Jung Yuh (6-2, 1KO) of South Korea will fight 22-year old Guro Nor Farajane (6-1-1, 4KO) of the Philippines for the vacant IFBA Junior Bantamweight world title December 22, 2012. Yuh is coming off four straight victories and will certainly have the hometown fans cheering her on. Yuh is the current Korea Jr. Bantamweight champion. The championship bout will take place in Gimhae, South Korea. Yong Ju Kim will supervise the fight for the IFBA.

IFBA President Judy Kulis will be in Seoul to oversee the championship bouts.

West New IFBA Champ!

Keliesha “Wild Wild” West won the IFBA Jr. Featherweight title by unanimous decision over Christiana Ruiz in front of a packed house in Pomona, California. In a 10 round bout fit for a national TV audience, West and Ruiz went toe to toe from the opening bell. Kim Messer, the IFBA Supervisor at the fight, reported that both fighters gave it their all and brought the fans to their feet at the closing. The West v Ruiz bout headlined the first fight card promoted by former 3 time World Champion Shane Mosley.

West and Mosley Rock Pomona!

It was a great night for boxing and Keliesha West did not disappoint the crowd or boxing’s newest promoter Shane Mosley, in winning the IFBA Jr. Featherweight crown.



Ruiz Meet Oct 6 for IFBA Title

In just a few short weeks, the IFBA returns to American soil. Fresh off the smashing success of women’s boxing in the London Olympics, the top name in women’s boxing is sanctioning a title fight in the Golden State. 

On Saturday, October 6 in Pomona, CA, Kaliesha West (15-1-3, 4 KO) will battle Christina Ruiz (6-4-2, 4 KO) for the vacant IFBA World Jr. Featherweight title. Ruiz, 27, hails from San Antonio, TX. This will be her first fight in CA. 

“We are thrilled to be able to bring another great fight featuring some of America’s top young boxers to the U.S.,” said IFBA President Judy Kulis. “Pomona is going to be treated to a top notch fight and a new champion.” 

This is the second title fight for the 24-year old West, who resides from Moreno Valley, California. 

In 2008, she lost a tough bout to Ava Knight for the IFBA Bantamweight title. The fight will take place at the Finish Line Sports Grill. Follow us on t

Twitter at @ifba_boxing and get more information at IFBA.com.
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