Christy Martin’s Promotional Debut and Female Fight News

Christy Martin’s Promotional Debut Features Female Title Fight and other news


Many consider Christy “The Coalminer’s Daughter” Martin one of the greatest female fighters of all time. Now she’s tackling promoting.

“I truly feel it was easier being the fighter,” said Martin. “But I am excited to start this new phase of my boxing career.”

Martin makes her promotional debut with an impressive fight card that includes an NABF bantamweight title fight between undefeated Rosalinda Rodriguez (4-0) versus Noemi Bosques (11-7-2). The 10-round battle takes place on Wednesday Oct. 19 at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A very strong supporting fight card supports the female main event. On the under card will be light heavyweights Quinton Rankin (11-3-1) and Michael Wilmer (5-8-1) in an eight round contest. Also, cruiserweights Berry Butler (25-13-1) and Larry Pryor (9-14) tangle in a six round match up.

Several other bouts are planned.

Martin’s Pink Promotions and Mercedes Vazquez’s Pretty Girl Promotions are the co-promoters of the event. The former world champion Martin is also the matchmaker of the boxing card.

During her 23-year pro career Martin was considered one of the most exciting female prizefighters on the planet. She often fought on televised fight cards that also featured Mike Tyson and Felix Trinidad.  Among those she fought were Andrea DeShong, Laura Serrano, Isra Girgrah, Kathy Collins, Mia St. John and Laila Ali.

Martin was also the first female boxer to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated and she became the first woman inducted to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame this year.

Now she’s entered the promotional phase of her career and of course she is including a female bout on her premiere boxing card.

The main event pits undefeated Rosalinda Rodriguez a 30-year-old bantamweight who fights out of Miami, Florida against another Floridian Noemi Bosques out of Saint Petersburg. Though Rodriguez is undefeated she’s facing a ring veteran of numerous wars against top females such as Heather Hardy, Kenia Enriquez and Alesia Graf. All of those are elite fighters. It should be a very interesting match-up.

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Other Female Fight News


Ruth Aquino (8-2) defeated Natalia Aguirre (7-10-3) by decision after a six-round lightweight clash on Saturday Oct. 15. The match took place in Rafael Cazada, Argentina.

Cintia Castillo (3-0) defeated Lorena Moreyra (0-1) by decision after a four round super bantamweight clash on Friday Oct. 14, in Cordoba, Argentina.

On Saturday Oct. 22, in Villa Canas, flyweights Anahi Lopez (6-0-1) and Fabiana Lopes (0-2) meet in an eight round bout.

On Saturday Oct. 22, in Rosario, super flyweights Evelyn Bermudez (0-0) and Adriana Maldonado (1-4-1) meet in a four round bout. Also, super featherweights Betiana Vinas (10-6-3) and Marisa Portillo (16-13-3) meet in a six round bout.



On Friday Oct. 21, in Chandler, Queensland, a super bantamweight fight features WBC Silver titlist Shannon O’Connell (13-4-1) facing Edina Kiss (10-1) in a 10 round bout. O’Connell, 33, is making the second defense of the title. Kiss, 26, fights out of Budapest, Hungary.



On Saturday Oct. 22, in Vienna, super flyweights Eva Voraberger (20-5) and Eileen Olszewski (10-6-3) fight a 10 round bout for the vacant IBO, WIBF and GBU titles. Voraberger, 26, lives in Vienna. Olszewski is 48 and fights out of New York City. In another female contest, WBC Silver flyweight titlist Raja Amasheh (19-0-1) defends against Mexico’s Ana Arrazola (25-11-3) in a 10 round match. Amasheh, 34, fights out of Germany. Arrazola, 34, is a southpaw from Mexico City.



Sanae Jah (12-2-1) beat Bojana Libiszewska (2-18) by decision after six rounds of a bantamweight match on Saturday Oct. 15, in Hainaut, Belgium.



On Thursday Oct. 20 in Montreal, welterweights Marie Dicaire (4-0) and Karla Zamora (3-2) meet in a six round contest.

On Saturday Oc.t 22, in Saskatoon, featherweights Michelle Nelson (4-3) and Stephanie Essensa (1-1) engage in a six round bout.



Nevenka Mikulic (7-7-1) defeated Katarina Vistica (1-4) by decision after a four round flyweight bout on Saturday Oct. 15, in Otok, Croatia.


Czech Republic

On Saturday Oct. 22, in Karlovy Vary, minimum weights Fabiana Bytygi (8-0) and Halima Vunjabei (3-2-1) engage in a 10 round contest for the vacant WBC Youth title. Also, in a featherweight contest, Lucie Sedlackova (7-0-1) and Pasa Malagic (11-3) meet in a 10 round clash.



Dina Thorslund (7-0) won by technical knockout in the seventh round over Oksana Romanova (9-18-1) in their super bantamweight encounter on Saturday Oct. 15. In another female bout, Patricia Berghult (4-0) won a six round decision over Lela Terashvili (7-5-1) in a super lightweight contest. Both fights took place in Frederikshavn, Denmark.



Myriam Dellal (14-5-3) won the vacant WBC Silver super lightweight title by unanimous decision after 10 rounds against Elfi Phillips (8-4-3) on Saturday Oct. 15, in Issy lesMoulineaux, France.



On Thursday Oct. 20, in Tokyo, super bantamweights Tomomi Takano (8-2) and Natchakamon Chanthasri (0-2) meet in a six round bout. Also, flyweights Jun Yabuki (5-0) and Sirisopa Sirisak (0-2) meet in another six round bout.



WBA minimum weight titlist Anabel Ortiz (23-3) retained the world title by unanimous decision after 10 rounds versus Debora Rengifo (7-3-1) on Saturday Oct. 15, in Iztapalapa, Mexico. Ortiz, 30, was making her eighth consecutive world title defense. Venezuela’s Rengifo, 29, fights out of Caracas and was making her first world title attempt.

Yareli Larios (9-0) remained undefeated by decision after an eight round super featherweight clash against Alma Rivas (3-9) on Saturday Oct. 15. The fight took place in Guadalajara, Mexico.

On Saturday Oct. 22, in Mexico City, the flyweight tournament continues with Esmeralda Moreno (33-9-1) and San Francisco’s Melissa McMorrow (10-5-3) engaging in a 10 round match up. Moreno, 29, fights out of Mexico City and is a former light flyweight titlist. McMorrow, 35, held the WBO flyweight title twice and has wins over Mexico’s Kenia Enriquez and Germany’s Susi Kentikian.



Yaditza Perez (9-11-1) defeated Monique Sciberras (4-1) by unanimous decision after a six round minimum weight clash on Thursday Oct. 13, in Panama City. Also, Marcela Nieto (1-0) beat Marlene Aguilar (0-2) by decision after a four round super bantamweight contest.


Puerto Rico

Amanda Serrano (29-1-1) is dropping down in weight to challenge Alexandra Lazar (8-1) of Hungary for the vacant WBO super bantamweight world title on Tuesday Oct. 18, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



Snezhanna Tsarikaeva (2-0) defeated Taygana Dongak (0-1) by unanimous decision after four rounds on Friday Oct. 14, in Moscow, Russia.



Katalin Menes (1-0) beat Bernadett Czegeledi (1-6) by decision after a four round welterweight bout on Tuesday Oct. 11. The fight took place in Sturovo, Slovakia.



Ana Maria Lozano (13-5-1) knocked out Melania Sorroche (12-2-1) in the second round of their bantamweight fight. Lozano floored Sorroche three times before the fight was stopped on Saturday Oct. 15, in Madrid, Spain. Lozano, 30, fights out of Caracas, Venezuela and captured the vacant IBF Inter-Continental title with the win.

Vanesa Caballero (0-0-1) and Jessica Sanchez (0-2-1) fought to a draw after a four round super featherweight bout on Friday Oct. 14, in Madrid, Spain.



On Friday Oct. 21, in Arusha, light flyweights Fatuma Yazidu (10-2) and Rehema Msangi (0-3) meet in a four round light flyweight contest.



Jennifer Han (15-3-1) retained the IBF featherweight world title by unanimous decision after 10 rounds with Lilliana Martinez (20-16) on Saturday Oct. 15, in El Paso, Texas. It was 33-year-old Han’s second world title defense. Martinez, 32, fights out of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Amanda Pavone (2-0) defeated Unique Harris (0-3) by decision after a four round bantamweight fight on Saturday Oct. 15, in Melrose, Mass.

Megan Martin (1-0-1) defeated Wendy Toney (0-1) by unanimous decision after four rounds on Saturday Oct. 15, in Lapwai, Idaho.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Charlotte, North Carolina, a bantamweight clash for the vacant NABF title showcases Noemi Bosques (11-7-2) versus Rosalinda Rodriguez (4-0) in an eight round bout. (For more information read the story above.)