Women Boxing Archive Network

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Women Boxing Archive Network
Type of site
Women's boxing, Sports
Available inEnglish
OwnerSue Fox
Alexa rankNegative increase 1,269,844
Launched19 May 1998; 21 years ago (1998-05-19)
Current statusActive

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.[1]


In 2013, WBAN started planning for the inaugural International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame.[2] 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."[3] The event took place in 2014 and since then have been doing the event annually.[4]

WBAN World Champions[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] Holms took the title home with a 10-round Unanimous Decision win.[7]

Current WBAN world champions[edit]

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[edit]

Super bantamweight[edit]

Number Champion Reign Reference
1 Puerto Rico Amanda Serrano January 14th, 2017


Number Champion Reign References
1 Puerto Rico Amanda Serrano September 14th, 2019 [8]

Super Featherweight[edit]

Number Champion Reign Reference
1 Australia Diana Prazak June 14th, 2013 [9]


Number Champion Reign References
1 United States Chevelle Hallback June 13th, 2008 [10]

Super Lightweight[edit]

Number Champion Reign References
1 France Myriam Lamare October 10th, 2009
2 United States Holly Holm December 3rd, 2010 [11]


Number Champion Reign
1 France Anne Sophie Mathis December 2nd, 2011
2 United States Holly Holm June 15th, 2012

Super Welterweight[edit]

Number Champion Reign
1 United States Holly Holm June 13th, 2008

Super Middleweight[edit]

Number Champion Reign
1 United States Claressa Shields January 13, 2018


  1. ^ "About WBAN...The Grass Roots of Women Boxing Archive Network". Women Boxing. 1999-05-09. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  2. ^ "About Us". IWBHOF. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  3. ^ "induction". IWBHOF. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  4. ^ "International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame inducts historic first class". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  5. ^ "About Women Boxing Archive Network (WBAN) championship belts". WBAN. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  6. ^ "Holly Holm-Mary Jo Sanders Clash on June 13". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  7. ^ "WBAN Update: Check out these Top Boxing Champions who have fought for the Prestigious WBAN belt - Past and Present". WBAN. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  8. ^ "Amanda Serrano Wins Second WBAN World Title Belt with history-first the belt fought for at the Madison Square Garden". Women Boxing. 2019-09-14. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  9. ^ "Female boxer Frida Wallberg hospitalized following brutal KO loss to Diana Prazak". Blood Yellow. 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  10. ^ "History First for Women's Boxing". Bleacher Report. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  11. ^ "Quotes from the Pound for Pound Queen Holly Holm". Pro Boxing Fans. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2019-09-28.

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