Women’s Boxing News Roundup – 2/20/11
Women’s IBF Bantamweight Championship
Suzie Q Ramadan, Women's IBF Bantamweight Champion, Photo: Alex Coppel, Herald Sun
Australia’s Susie Q Ramadan (20-0,KO-8) scored a decisive runaway victory last night to win the Women’s IBF Bantamweight Championship over America’s Terri Lynn Cruz (17-7-2, KO-8). In commanding fashion, Ramadan scored 99-91 on all three judges scorecards as she routed Cruz in the fight on her home turf venue, the Reggio Calibria Club in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia. Well publicized in her native Australia, Ramadan hopes to crack the American and European fight markets as well as to continue to bring honor to the sport of boxing for Australia. Article links here and here.
Laila Ali tapped as President of the Women’s Sports Foundation
Laila Ali, radiant in red and expecting her 2nd child in April, Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Former women’s boxing champion Laila Ali a board member of the Women’s Sports Foundation since 2007 has been chosen as the organization’s incoming President. As quoted in a press release issued by the Women’s Sports Foundation, Ali said, “I’m thrilled to serve as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and help girls and women from all walks of life understand the important role of sports and getting active.” Ali will also become a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation Board of Trustees during her two-year term as President of the foundation. For more information about this important organization, click here.
Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton training with Freddie Roach!
Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton
Score another Philippine boxing champion for Freddie Roach’s corner as Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton (7-2-1) begins training with Freddie for her February 25th fight against Franchesca ”The Chosen One” Alcanter (18-9-1) in a fight night spectacle at Craneway Pavillion in Riverside, California. Julaton who is the WBO & IBF Super Bantamweight champion had also recently indicated that she would drop her professional status to compete in the 2012 Olympics on the Philippine national team. Meanwhile, her upcoming fight will be televised live on TV5, a singular honor for women’s boxing.