Women Boxing Archive Network
Type of site
|Women's boxing, Sports|
|Launched||19 May 1998|
Women Boxing Archive Network (Also known as WBAN) is an American based Women's Boxing website. The website reports women's boxing news, archive women's boxing history, publish women's boxing results, creating their own women's boxing world ranking and profile women's boxers. The website founded and owned by former professional boxer and ranked number 1 in the world in 1979, Sue Fox, opened in May 1998.
In 2013, WBAN started planning for the inaugural International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame. Their primary mission is to "call honorary attention to those professional female boxers (now retired) along with men and women whose contributions to the sport and its athletes, from outside the ring, have been instrumental in growing female boxing." The event took place in 2014 and since then have been doing the event annually.
WBAN World Champions
Similar to The Ring Magazine, WBAN has created their own lineal world champions. It was designed to recognize the "best of the best" of boxing championship title holders. WBAN does not act as a sanctioning body, or has sanctioning fees. The only thing that is paid by the promoter is the belt to be made. WBAN uses BoxRec as their preferred rankings website, as the belt is only contested between boxers that are ranked 1st and 2nd. The title was first contested on June 13, 2008, on a televised PPV Event called "Finally", Isleta Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico between Holly Holm and Mary Jo Sanders. Holms took the title home with a 10-round Unanimous Decision win.
Current WBAN world champions
- As of 29, September 2019
|Weight class||Champion||Date won|
|Super bantamweight||Amanda Serrano (Puerto Rico)||September 14th, 2019|
|Featherweight||Amanda Serrano (Puerto Rico)||January 14th, 2017|
|Super featherweight||Diana Prazak (AUS)||June 14th, 2013|
|Lightweight||Chevelle Hallback (USA)||June 13th, 2008|
|Super Lightweight||Holly Holm (USA)||December 3rd, 2010|
|Welterweight||Holly Holm (USA)||June 15th, 2012|
|Super Welterweight||Holly Holm (USA)||June 13th, 2008|
|Super middleweight||Claressa Shields (USA)||January 13, 2018|
List of WBAN world champions
|1||Amanda Serrano||January 14th, 2017|
|1||Amanda Serrano||September 14th, 2019|||
|1||Diana Prazak||June 14th, 2013|||
|1||Chevelle Hallback||June 13th, 2008|||
|1||Myriam Lamare||October 10th, 2009|
|2||Holly Holm||December 3rd, 2010|||
|1||Anne Sophie Mathis||December 2nd, 2011|
|2||Holly Holm||June 15th, 2012|
|1||Holly Holm||June 13th, 2008|
|1||Claressa Shields||January 13, 2018|
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