WBAN Resource Team News
3rd Annual Ventura County “Battle of the Badges”
Source:  Press Release -Retired Boxers Foundation
December 5, 2011

(DEC 5) For the second year in a row, Alex Ramos, Founder and President of the Retired Boxers Foundation, joined Michael Bradburn of Camarillo Boxing and Fitness Center to help out at the 3rd Annual Ventura County “Battle of the Badges.” Mike Bradburn...Full Story

Who Said Engineers are Boring?
by Anca Neagu (Engineer)
December 5, 2011

(DEC 5)  I started training in 1999 (two years after obtaining my Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin) and competed in boxing between 2000 and 2005. During this time, I won the San Antonio golden gloves three times, won 2 silver medals (one at USA Nationals, one at Pal Nationals), and 2 bronze medals (USA Nationals). I competed on the US National Team in 2000...Full Story

Watch out for the ‘mitt men’
by Mischa Merz
WBAN Resource Team Member
November 22, 2011

A pair of focus mitts do not instantly make someone a boxing trainer. But it’s very easy for the untrained eye to think so. Pads are all about sound and movement, that’s why they are used in open training  Full Story

Supplies necessary to prepare for sports emergencies
By Dr. David Geier
November 2, 2011

(NOV 2) I received a lot of feedback about my last column .Full Story

WBAN Resource Team Member: Alex Ramos featured in video on Brazilian TV Network
September 21, 2011
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(SEPT 21) Earlier this week Brazilian TV Network featured a boxing story, that had part of the feature with Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos. The video is in Spanish, which Ramos is fluent in that language. The Brazilian network, that is based in Mexico, Guadalajara, sent a TV crew to California to do the interview in a local gym. The network is the second free-to-air TV Network in Brazil. At this time, they reach approximately 47 million homes with 170 million potential TV viewers in our country. The International RECORD TV Network can be reached in 145 countries.   Full Video

Newest Members of the WBAN Resource Team
by Sue TL Fox
July 27, 2011

(JULY 27) WBAN has just recently added three new WBAN Resource Team Members.  For those of you who do not know about the newest addition to WBAN, the WBAN Resource Team is ..Full Story

Tony's Corner: Benefits of Explosive training for boxers
by Tony Rumanes
July 16, 2011

(JULY 16) This month I would like to talk about the benefits of "Explosive Training" for boxers. I cannot stress enough the importance of boxers training with the intent of developing explosive movements for not only speed but strength and quickness when you are actually..Full Story

WBAN’s Top Ten TIPS for Women Boxers!
By Sue TL Fox
Updated July 12, 2011
(original article 2003, 2006)

(JULY 12) Get Photographs taken!  Many times the boxers fight and fail to get any photographs of their fights.  For one, it will be something you will want later in life after you have stopped boxing.  But, it is also important to have photos on file, for news articles, and for promo purposes.  If you see photographers..Ten Top Tips

Video: Jerry Hoffman Interviews  Christy Martinon!
July 9, 2011

(JULY 9) Check out this entertaining interview by Jerry Hoffman, WBAN's Resource Team member, where he goes one on one with former amateur boxer Christy Martinon! Video on youtube

Nutrition Pugalistica - Giving the body what the body needs Part II
by Amit S.Katz
July 8, 2011

In my first installment we established that the body needs four things 1.Oxygen 2.Water 3.Fuel and 4.Minerals.  I covered the difficult part of the equation, obtaining a good source of minerals.  So if Water and Oxygen are the easiest part of the equation, then we are left with Fuel.  Full Story

Concussions: Latest Topic on WBAN Resource Team Website
By Sue TL Fox

(JUNE 29) This week WBAN has been concentrating our efforts in adding information and  an online educational set of lessons (five chapters) and quiz on Concussions on the WBAN Resource Team Website.    Also, this week...More


Resource: Boxers Interested in a career in this sport--read firsthand experience of Sugar Ray Leonard!    (JUNE 28) We have received a press release that there will be a book signing by Sugar Ray Leonard, on June 30, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Village Books, in the Pacific Palisades. Leonard's book, "The Big Fight---My Life in and Out of the Ring  Full Story


Top-Notch Boxing Trainer: Freddie Roach -

Roach ready to work with USA Women’s team
By Raquel Ruiz
(JUNE 27)The 2011 National Championships came to an end with three new women national champions in the Olympic weight classes, and Freddie Roach said he is ready to work with them during the summer..Full Story

Book:  Unclaimed Destiny "The Heart of a Champion" by Rusty Roseberger
June 27, 2011

(JUNE 27) In “Heart of a Champion,” boxer Rusty Rosenberger tells his story of how he was cheated out of the World Title by his manager Lou Duva. In 1979, Rusty had already become the New Jersey Middleweight..Full Story

Blunt trauma and sudden death in young athletes
By Dr. David Geier
June 25, 2011

(JUNE 25) I have written recently about deaths in youth sports related to cardiovascular events and commotio cordis. But there is another large cause of sudden death in sports that is important to discuss, and that is sports-related death due to blunt trauma.  Full Story

Chevelle Hallback Announces “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy” by Amy Greene

(JUNE 20)
 IFBA and WBAN Independent champion Chevelle “Fists of Steel” Hallback is opening her own boxing gym. The grand opening of “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy” is scheduled for Friday, June 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM, in Tampa Bay, Florida at 3020 “B” W. Kennedy Ave. The official opening date is July 5. “It's going to be a great evening,” Chevelle said,  Full Story

Contamination of athletic mouthguards
By Dr. David Geier

(JUNE 9)
 Athletic mouthguards or mouthpieces are critical pieces of equipment in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. The American Dental Association recommends them for all contact sports. But despite the fact that mouthguards are important protective equipment in these sports, athletes often pay little attention to their care and sanitation. A new study published in the May-June 2011 edition of Sports Health sheds light on the microorganisms that can contaminate protective mouthguards.  Full Story

Boxing stars meet and greet
Source/Ricardo Condo

(JUNE 7)
The newly opened Extreme Boxing Gym will be having it’s Grand Opening and will also be hosting a boxing meet and greet this Saturday June 11th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The event will include an amateur boxing exhibition, an autograph signing session so fans can have an opportunity to ..Full Details

Tony's Corner: Mits
by Tony Rumanes

(June 1, 2011)
I have been training now in boxing for well over 25 years, that ranged from boxing clients who wanted to get in optimum condition, to amateur and pro boxers.  As an owner of my own gym, the Old School Boxing, located in Atlanta, Georgia,  I have learned..Full Story

Nutrition Pugalistica -The Basics: Giving the body what the body needs
by Amit S.Katz

(MAY 28)
All living beings, from a single cell organism through to humans, require 4 basic substances in order to live, and they are...Full Story

New Members Added to the WBAN Resource Team-by Sue TL Fox
(MAY 25) We have just added one new Physician, C. David Geier, Jr., M.D., Director, MUSC Sports Medicine, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina.  Dr. Geier....Check out the latest on our Team, go here!

Latest News: WBAN Resource Team-by Sue TL Fox

(MAY 21, 2011) I am in the process of developing an extensive Resource Team for WBAN, where women boxers can utilize many of the resources in regards to training, boxing, health, fitness, performance s..Full Story

Oscar De La Hoya Plans Boxing Clinics for Troops

(FEB 24) In the local media they reported that Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions was planning a secret mission at unknown locations to have boxing clinics for stable of boxers.  It was reported that Adrien Broner, Danny Jacobs and Seth Mitchell would be with De La Hoya on this trip. 

A spokesman for the  (USO) - the group who organized this mission, said "It's a mission to boost troop morale. The group will participate in boxing clinics, share techniques and extend their thanks to America's troops serving in the Middle East."  Source/hollywood.com



All-Women's Boxing Camp held in Coachella Flash Photo Slideshow
May  21, 2011 -Photos:
 Sue TL Fox

(MAY 21)The Bad Girls Boxing Camp held their one-week boxing camp that began on May 16th. Lori Steinhorst of the BGB, had several amateur and pro female boxers attending the week long camp...Full Story




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