Category Archives: Features

Juarez and Ramadan

Mariana Juarez vs. Susie Ramadan, Battle in Mexico

Mariana Juarez vs. Susie Ramadan: Contrasting Battle Styles By David A. Avila Mexico’s reigning queen of boxing Mariana “Barby” Juarez defends the world championship against Australia’s Susie Ramadan who is looking to reclaim it. Two vastly experienced fighters from different continents finally meet. Juarez (50-9-4, 18 KOs) defends the WBC bantamweight title against Ramadan (27-2, […]

female prizefighting

Beat Goes On for Female Prizefighting on TV and St...

Female Fight News Oct. 22, 2018 HBO and more By David A. Avila It’s beginning to be a habit. Female prizefighting was showcased on a major fight card once again this past weekend and it continues its upward trajectory this week too. The beat goes on. The Katie Taylor parade rolled into Boston where the […]

McCaskill

Jessica McCaskill Talks About Who’s Next?

Jessica McCaskill talks about Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano and more By Felipe Leon  Despite having less than 10 professional fights under her newly minted WBC green and gold belt, 34 year-old Jessica McCaskill (6-2, 3KO) feels her winning the 140-pound world title in her last fight was a long time coming.   “Rick (Ramos) and […]

Katie Taylor and Cindy Serrano

Katie Taylor vs America, First Up Cindy Serrano

Katie Taylor vs Cindy Serrano on Saturday in Boston   By David A. Avila As Katie Taylor steps into the boxing ring against Cindy Serrano it serves as both a teaser and preparation for the daunting task of facing America’s best. “I can’t wait to get in there and defend my titles tomorrow,” said Taylor. […]

Meets Vanessa

Mikaela Mayer vs. Vanessa Bradford for Title in Om...

Mikaela Mayer Meets Vanessa Bradford for Title in Omaha     By David A. Avila Finding the next great world champion can be a fruitless endeavor filled with potholes, disappointments and clouded perceptions. But every so often a fighter stands out like a piercing light. Mikaela Mayer (7-0, 4 KOs) crackles with energy and looks […]

Robles

Argentina’s Yesica Bopp vs Mexico’s Sandra Robles

Bopp vs Robles   By Felipe Leon   There is a case for Argentina’s Yesica Yolanda Bopp to change her name from “Tuti” to the “Mexican Executioner”.  There might not be another active or inactive female fighter that has beaten more opponents from Mexico than the current WBA junior flyweight champion.   On Saturday night […]

KO Artist

Kenia Enriquez vs Norleidys Graterol on ESPN3 on S...

Kenia Enriquez Ready to Battle Venezuelan KO Artist Norleidys Graterol   By David A. Avila During the past three years Tijuana’s Kenia Enriquez has been one of the more avoided light flyweights in the world. Only those looking to topple her ascent are willing to face her. Those holding world titles avoid her name like […]

Champ Erica

Chicago showdown: WBC Champ Erica Farias vs. Jessi...

WBC Champ Erica Farias vs Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill   By David A. Avila Chicago’s Jessica “CasKilla” McCaskill has heavy hands and big plans for this weekend. McCaskill (5-2, 3 KOs) expects to topple the monster of the super lightweight division Erica “La Pantera” Farias (26-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday Oct. 6, at Wintrust Arena in […]

newly crowned

Franchon “Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn

Franchon Crews the “Heavy Hitting Diva”   By Felipe Leon   Despite an extensive and very successful amateur career with numerous national championships at different weight classes, the newly crowned WBC super middleweight champion Franchon Crews-Dezurn (4-1, 1KO) didn’t jump into the boxing radar until her first pro fight.   In her first bout for […]

Vil Returns

Melissa St. Vil Returns to Fight in Brooklyn vs. M...

Melissa St. Vil Returns to Fight in Hometown Brooklyn   By David A. Avila For the first time in three years Melissa St. Vil fights within driving distance when she fights Mayra Hernandez. St. Vil (10-3-4) faces Oklahoma’s undefeated Hernandez (6-0, 4 KOs) in an eight round featherweight clash at Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New […]