Category Archives: Features

gomez vs hanawa

Mexico’s Yesenia Gomez vs Japan’s Erika Hanawa

Yesenia Gomez vs. Erika Hanawa for WBC Light Flyweight Title in Cancun   The 2019 female boxing season continues south of the border in Mexico with competing world titles on the two biggest terrestrial networks in Mexico. On the bigger one, Televisa, Promociones del Pueblo presents the first defense of the newly crowned WBC junior […]

Mayer to fight Larios

Mikaela Mayer vs Mexico’s Yareli Larios on Friday

Mikaela Mayer Faces Mexico’s Tough Yareli Larios on Friday on ESPN Card   By David A. Avila Southern California’s Mikaela Mayer’s hunting for a world title in 2019 and the search party begins with Mexico’s Yareli Larios. NABF super featherweight titlist Mayer (9-0, 4 KOs) meets Larios (13-1-1, 3 KOs) the daughter of a two-time […]

Piatkowska

Poland’s WBC Champ Ewa Piatkowska: “I ...

Poland’s WBC Super Welterweight Champ Ewa Piatkowska: “I Want All the Belts”   By David A. Avila Poland’s only world champion Ewa Piatkowska likes contact sports and especially likes to fight. Need proof? When an offer to meet Aleksandra Lopes for the WBC super welterweight world title arrived in September 2016, it was like a […]

female boxing

American Promoter Exporting Female Boxing to Tijua...

Promoter Ronald Cruz-Hunt Exporting Female Boxing to Tijuana   Just as you have your big name female fighters with elite promoters like Mikaela Mayer with Top Rank and Katie Taylor with Matchroom Boxing USA, there are countless fighters who battle it out in the trenches on club level shows throughout the United States.   The […]

Cornejo

Maricela Cornejo vs. Erin Toughill in Hollywood on...

Maricela Cornejo vs Erin Toughill in Hollywood on Sunday   By David A. Avila In a place once famous for staging some of the best entertainment during World War II, prizefighting returns to the saloon of the Hollywood stars. 360 Promotions brings back its boxing series on Sunday Jan. 27, with former titlist Maricela “La […]

Torres vs Noriega

TV Main Event for Mexico’s Victoria Torres a...

Torres vs Noriega For WBC Silver This Saturday Night   In every sport there are traditional powerhouses whether they are teams, regions or even countries. For female boxing there might not be a bigger one than in Mexico at least when it comes to their respect for the sport.   Last month’s Cecilia Braekhus unanimous […]

Tijuana card

Tijuana Fight Card Headed By Aida, Ayala and Pabel...

Tijuana Fight Card Headed by Female American Triumvirate   By David A. Avila A trio of American-based female prizefighters is headed to Tijuana, Mexico coming from different parts of the USA including Chicago. All are engaging on a massive boxing card on Saturday Jan. 26, at Gimnasio Independencia called Battle at the Border series and […]

Shields

Claressa Shields Charging Forward After Big 2018

Claressa Shields Charging Forward After Winning Fighter of the Year and More   By David A. Avila It was a remarkable year in a burgeoning career that’s only Claressa Shield’s third year as a professional. Just how far can she strive? Already strapped with multiple world title belts in the super middleweight division and now […]

Rupprecht

Tiny Tina Rupprecht, Germany’s Boxing Queen

“Tiny” Tina Rupprecht Makes a Big Impression   You could say that women’s boxing saved the day for Germany in 2018.   A few years ago regions from Berlin to the Rhine had many of boxing’s biggest fights, month after month. Since the end of the Klitschko brothers’ era all that changed as Felix Sturm, […]

Munoz

Zulina Munoz Returns and Fights Arely Valente

“Loba” Muñoz Returns This Saturday Night   After more than a year and a half hiatus because of the birth of her second child, one of Mexico’s longest reigning world champion returns to the ring.  This Saturday night in Mexico City and live in Mexico on the Azteca channel 31 year-old Zulina “Loba” Muñoz (48-2-2, […]