Category Archives: News

Mayer vs Larios

Mikaela Mayer Too Much for Mexico’s Yareli Larios

Mikaela Mayer Too Much for Mexico’s Yareli Larios and Keeps NABF Title   By David A. Avila It was the first time Mikaela Mayer had ever lost a round but after a second frame spent probing she slipped into overdrive and never looked back in her second successful defense on Friday. “It’s not the amateurs […]

Shields vs Hammer

Claressa Shields vs Christina Hammer Middleweight ...

It’s Official: Claressa “T-Rex” Shields vs Christina Hammer on April 13!       Showtime Press Release     NEW YORK – February 12, 2019 – Undefeated middleweight world champions Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will meet on Saturday, April 13 live on SHOWTIME to crown the women’s undisputed 160-pound world champion. The blockbuster unification from Boardwalk […]

Hammer & Shields

Christina Hammer Win Opens Gate for Claressa Shiel...

Gates Open For Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer   By David A. Avila So what does Christina Hammer’s victory mean for female prizefighting? It sets up the potential showdown against America’s best Claressa Shields in one of the biggest fights in the history of female professional boxing. Germany’s best versus America’s best presents a contrast […]


The Return of Hammer Time as Christina Hammer Wins...

The Return of “Hammer Time” Christina Hammer Wins by KO   Sometimes a boxing match seems so easy people compare it to a sparring session. Christina Hammer’s wipeout of overmatched Elene Sikmashvili at Berlin’s Verti Hall was probably even easier than that.   Hammer, now 24-0 (11), scored a second round TKO without really taking […]

Christina, female prizefighters

Things Female Prizefighting Needs to Succeed

What Female Boxing Needs to Succeed and Grow   By David A. Avila Germany’s Christina Hammer returns to the boxing ring on Saturday when she faces Elene Sikmashvili in a middleweight contest in Berlin. If she wins, as most undoubtedly she will, Hammer is poised to face America’s Claressa Shields sometime in April. Their clash […]


Hanna Gabriels: “I’ll Fight Anybody”

Hanna Gabriels signs with DiBella Entertainment: “I’ll Fight Anybody.”   By David A. Avila Costa Rican super star Hanna Gabriels signed with American promoter Lou DiBella and joins his powerful stable of female prizefighters. It could be the straw that stirs the drink. With the signing of Gabriels, the current WBA super welterweight world titlist, […]


2019 Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Selections ...

2019 Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Inductees and Female Fight News   By David A. Avila This year’s new inductees to the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame were announced on Monday. Among those selected were seven boxers including Martha Salazar, Wendy Rodriguez, Lisa Holewyne, Bridgett Riley, Terri Cruz, Melissa Fiorentino, and Carina Moreno. In […]

Cornejo vs Toughill

Maricela Cornejo Edges Erin Toughill in Hollywood

Maricela Cornejo Beats Erin Toughill in closer fight than scores show   By David A. Avila HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Hollywood specializes in facades and when Maricela Cornejo was announced the winner by unanimous decision over Erin Toughill, few knew if it was real or not. Cornejo (13-3, 5 KOs) was deemed the winner by decision over Toughill […]

female prizefighting

American Firepower in Female Prizefighting and mor...

Double Barrel Blast From Layla McCarter and Amanda Serrano and More   By David A. Avila Female prizefighting got a double barrel blast of American firepower this past weekend as Layla McCarter and Amanda Serrano displayed their respective talent. Serrano proved why American female fighters are feared and respected the world over as she blasted […]


Dina Thorslund Wins Bloody Rumble

Dina Thorslund Wins Rumble with Alesia Graf   “Dynamite” Dina Thorslund successfully defended her WBO super-bantamweight title with a unanimous decision against Alesia Graf, but Thorslund had to shed some blood along the way.   The champion, 121 ½, improved to 13-0 (6 KOs) in front of her hometown fans at Struer Energi Park in […]