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World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Welterweight Champion Bethuel Ushona, 35-5-1 (19), from Namibia will make the first defense of his title against Russian challenger Roman Belaev, 16-2 (11), on Saturday July 1 at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek.   Born, raised and still residing in Windhoek, Ushona won the title when he decisioned tough former European titlist Rafal Jackiewicz from Poland last December, and now he is ready for his anticipated return, in front of his many adoring home-town fans. After six months of inactivity, Ushona is eager to get back in the ring. While he claims to know very little about the man who will try to take the title from him, he is adamant that he is not taking anything for granted, and that he is in no way underestimating Belaev: “The title-defense has Read more […]

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Germany-based Dominican Rafael Bejaran is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Welterweight Champion after winning the vacant title on Sunday night, April 2, at the Grosse Freiheit 36 in his adopted home-town Hamburg. Bejaran was declared the winner over South African co-challenger Nkululeko Mhlongo by split Technical Decision, when a cut over the left eye suffered in the second round, as a result of an accidental head-but, worsened and the ringside doctor recommended the fight be stopped after round six. Judges Torben Seemann Hansen from Denmark and Germany’s Jens Uwe Baum had Bejaran ahead by scores of 58-56 and 60-54, while judge Christian Roesen, also from Germany, had Mhlongo leading by 58-56. The third man in the ring was Zbigniew Lagosz. Before that, it had been Read more […]

Comments Off on Ettabouti Beats Isgandarzada To Win WBF Eurasia Crown

On Saturday night, December 10, at the Halle Monconseil in Tours, France, Moroccan Yassine Ettabouti won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Eurasia Light Welterweight title when he defeated tough co-challenger Bakhtiyar Isgandarzada from Azerbaijan.  In front of a very lively crowd of about 1000 fans, mostly of Moroccan origin, Ettabouti seemed in control of the fight from the first round, and worked well off the jab before mixing things up with nice combinations. Isgandarzada was game, but almost always a step behind in the exchanges. Isgandarzada did have his moments, especially in rounds three and five where he had some significant success, but Ettabouti appeared on his way to a clear decision victory when Isgandarzada retired between the sixth and seventh stanza due to a hand-injury, Read more […]

Comments Off on WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champ Defends Title December 17 – WBF News Release

Hard-punching World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Samir Nebo will make his first title-defense on Saturday December 17, in the main event of a stacked show at the Boxhalle in his hometown of Torgau, Germany.  Nebo, 8-1-1 (8), won the WBF title in his most recent outing, last April, when he, in a dominant performance, disposed of former Belorussian champion Andrei Mazanik in five rounds, and now he is ready to continue his climb up the Heavyweight ladder. He will be challenged by Georgian banger Davit Gorgiladze, who enters his first championship fight with a nice 11-2 (9) record. From Tbilisi, Gorgiladze has only lost to very competent opposition in undefeated Apti Davtaev (10-0-1) in Russia, and Bogdan Dinu (15-0) in Romania. Nebo has not lost a fight Read more […]

Unstoppable! Ushona Gets Second Shot At WBF World Title

Posted: 23rd November 2016 by wban100@aol.com in WBF Press Release
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When Namibian favorite Bethuel “Unstoppable” Ushona lost a controversial decision for the WBF World Welterweight title to Germany´s Deniz Ilbay last June, the World Boxing Federation executive committee soon after ordered an immediate rematch.  However, Ilbay showed no desire to settle the score in the ring, but rather chose to run away with his disputed win and vacate the title.  So now Ushona will take on former European champion Rafal Jackiewicz from Poland for the vacant title on December 3 in Winhoek, headlining a big show promoted by Salute Boxing Academy. This will be a clash between two very experienced boxers. A former Namibian national champion and WBO, WBA and IBO regional titlist, Ushona has taken part in eighteen championship fights, of which he has won fourteen, Read more […]

Comments Off on WBF Champions Crowned In France, Japan & Kosovo

World Boxing Federation (WBF) Championship action took place in France, Japan and Kosovo on Saturday, October 22, with new champions crowned in the Light Welterweight, Super Featherweight, Super Flyweight and Cruiserweight divisions.  At the Cirque Jules Verne in Amiens, France, local favorite Christopher Sebire captured the vacant WBF World Light Welterweight title with a unanimous decision over former South American champion Martin Antonio “El Principito” Coggi from Argentina. Coggi got off to the better start, but Sebire found his rhythm in round two and took control of most of the rounds from then on. Coggi had to work hard to snatch a round here and there, and after the final bell it seemed clear to most that the home-man had won a very good fight. Judge Vincent Dupas (France) Read more […]

Comments Off on New WBF Champions: Vovk Shocks Tita, Kindele Out-Fights Kabongo – Press Release/WBF

It was an evening of mixed fortunes for the local favourites on Sunday, September 11, at the Hall Omnisport in Rebecq, Belgium. Two World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles were on the line, but only one of them stayed in Belgium when the night was over.  Fighting for the vacant WBF Intercontinental Welterweight title, Cedric Tita got off to a good start in his encounter with Ukrainian-born Polish banger Mykola Vovk, and in the first three rounds he continuously befuddled the visitor with nice movement and fast punching. But in the fourth round, after suffering a cut eye, Tita made the mistake of standing in front of Vovk to trade punches, which suited his opponent better than it did him. Vovk started to take over, and was soon in control of the fight and putting on the pressure. With hard Read more […]

Opalach vs. Wanyonyi For WBF World Title

Posted: 5th September 2016 by wban100@aol.com in Press Release, WBF Press Release
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On Saturday September 10 at the Hala-Basen in Goldap, Poland, local man Przemyslav Opalach will fight Kenyan Daniel Wanyonyi for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Middleweight title.On a ten-fight winning streak, 30-year-old Opalach is 22-2 (18) since turning professional in 2011, and after winning a slew of regional titles along the way this is his first shot at a world championship. Wanyonyi (33), a former Kenyan national champion and African champion, on the other hand has challenged for world honours before. Last February he lost a competitive decision to Tony Averlant in France for the WBF World Light Heavyweight title. He has since rebounded with a second-round knockout victory in Nairobi, to bring his record to 23-9-2 (19).Both boxers carry considerable power, Read more […]

Comments Off on Nino Benvenuti Returns “Home” For WBF Convention In Slovenia

Middleweight great and Hall-Of-Famer Nino Benvenuti (82-7-1, 35 Kos) has confirmed his attendance as a special guest at the 2016 World Boxing Federation (WBF) convention to be held in Maribor, Slovenia between September 22 and September 25 at the luxurious Hotel Habakuk. Besides former WBF and IBF world champion Jan Zaveck, Benvenuti (78) is the only boxer born in what is today known as Slovenia to become a professional world champion, and he did so no less than three times between 1965 and 1968, losing his WBC and WBA titles in his third reign to Carlos Monzon in 1970. Born in fishing-town Izola, which was Italian at the time but incorporated into Slovenia, then a part of Yugoslavia, in 1954, Benvenuti turned professional in 1961 after an amazing amateur career. Various reports Read more […]

Comments Off on Taylor Mabika Lifts WBF International Cruiserweight Title

Gabon-born Taylor Mabika is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Cruiserweight Champion, after he won the vacant title on Friday night, June 17, in Differdange, Luxembourg by seeing off former world title-challenger Lars Buchholz from Germany.  A fired-up Mabika seemed intend to impress and took the initiative early, winning the first three rounds of what was shaping up to be a one-sided fight, before referee Vincent Dupas stepped in and called it off just before the end of round four. Mabika, a former African titlist and Luxembourg national champion, was throwing a barrage of punches and Buchholz didn’t seem to have an answer for them. But the Germans defense was tight and he never appeared hurt, so it could be argued that the stoppage was a bit premature. Official Read more […]

Beroshvili Stuns Kovacs To Win WBF Eurasia Title

Posted: 12th June 2016 by wban100@aol.com in WBF Press Release
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On Saturday night, June 11, at the Sport Hall in Trencin, Slovakia, Georgian underdog Giorgi Beroshvili stunned former World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Champion and local favorite Tamas Kovacs to win the vacant WBF Euroasia Light Heavyweight title.  Kovacs, cheered on by a nice crowd at the Sport Hall in Trencin, won the first two rounds with superior boxing, and seemed to have the wild-swinging visitor under control, but in round three it all went down hill for the veteran when a big left hook from Beroshvili detonated on his chin. Kovacs was dropped hard, but made it to his feet before referee Tamas Sasvari reached the count of ten, and used some clever tactics to buy himself some more time when he spit out his mouthpiece. However, it was not enough, as Beroshvili had no intentions Read more […]

Comments Off on Ramabola, Da Costa, Ndwayana & Sifama Triumphs in WBF Title Fights

It was another busy weekend for the World Boxing Federation (WBF), as one International, two All Africa and one World championship fight found winners in South Africa and France between Friday evening May 27 and Sunday afternoon May 29.  Friday, in Klerksdorp in South Africa’s Gauteng province, former WBF International Champion Frans Ramabola added the WBF All Africa Super Welterweight title to his short but impressive ledger, having also won and defended a WBA regional belt, when he beat Cape Town-based Chris Mugisho from D.R. Congo.  Promoted by TK Promotions, the fight was high-paced as Ramabola boxed aggressively but disciplined and never let Mugishu find his rhythm. While not totally one-sided, it was clear from early on that Mugishu would likely need to hurt Ramabola to Read more […]

Comments Off on WBF Titles Conquered In Germany, Philippines & Uganda

Germany, Philippines and Uganda set the scene for World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship bouts on Saturday, April 30, as thousands of boxing fans witnessed the crowning of two new Intercontinental champions and two new International titlist.  In Germany, at the Tangerhuette Kulturhaus, Samir Nebo stopped Andrei Mazanik from Belorussia to win the vacant WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight title. Nebo seemed to be cruising along steadily, winning the first four rounds comfortably, when the visitor tripped and hurt his ankle. Mazanik did get back on his feet, but when Nebo took advantage of the situation by opening up with combinations, the trainer of Mazanik pulled his man out and Nebo was declared the winner by fifth round technical knockout (time 2:41) and improved his record to 8-1-1 Read more […]

Comments Off on Brawl At The Mall: Undefeated! Filipino Prospects Vie For WBF Title

The next installment of Sanman Promotions “Brawl At The Mall” series goes ahead on Saturday April 30 at the Makati Square Cinema Boxing Arena in Makati City, Metro Manilla, Philippines, headlined by a World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship fight. Undefeated prospects “Magic” Mike Plania, a 19-year-old from General Santos City, and Lorence Rosas (21), hailing from Puerto Princesa City, will vie for the vacant WBF International Bantamweight crown in what will be both boxers first title fight. While the younger man by almost three years and a professional for a shorter time, Plania has been the more active of the two and currently spots a fine 9-0 record, with four wins inside the distance. Southpaw Rosas brings a 5-0-2 ledger to the bout, having stopped two of his opponents Read more […]

Comments Off on “Machine Gun” Yamaguchi Takes On Young-Gun Kobayashi For WBF World Title

Fourteen years after his professional debut in 2002, Kenichi “Machine Gun” Yamaguchi (35) will be looking to finally win a world championship when he takes on undefeated fellow countryman Kentaro Kobayashi (25) for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Super Bantamweight title on Saturday April 23 in Osaka, Japan.  Yamaguchi, 19-3-2 (5), captured a regional title in 2009 when he beat Roberto Lerio in Australia, and in 2011 he traveled to Mexico to challenge Orlando Salido for the WBO World Featherweight title, but was stopped in the eleventh round after a valiant effort.  He has since been trying to get in line for another world championship opportunity, and after basing his career in the Philippines in 2014 he now returns to his native country for the big chance against a talented Read more […]