Category Archives: Features

Selina Barrios Fights Paty Juarez in Texas

Challenge Accepted: Selina Barrios vs Paty Juarez   By David A. Avila A cool and calm Selina Barrios defends the NABF lightweight title against the confident Paty Juarez after challenges were issued and challenges accepted. It’s unclear who challenged who first, but Barrios (4-0) meets Juarez (4-0) in a 10-round clash on Saturday Sept. 22, […]

Arely Mucino vs Maria Salinas in Mexico

Arely “Metralleta” Muciño: “I Am A Warrior and Ready for Anything”   By Felipe Leon   Earlier this year the 29-year-old Arely Muciño (26-3-2, 10 KOs) of Monterrey, Mexico, made history in becoming the first Mexican female fighter to hold all of the major sanctioning body titles in the same division at different times.   […]

Esmeralda Moreno vs.Yesenia Gomez 2: War Resumes i...

Moreno vs Gomez: Ready For Another War   By Felipe Leon   It is hard to believe that at 31 years of age the current WBC light flyweight champion Esmeralda “La Joya” Moreno (35-10-2, 11KO) of Mexico City is a 13-year fight veteran with nearly 50 fights under her belt.   This Saturday night she […]

Franchon Crews

Divas Battle: Maricela Cornejo vs Franchon Crews

Divas Battle: Maricela Cornejo vs. Franchon Crews First Televised Female World Title Fight by ESPN in 14 Years   By David A. Avila Expect a clash of feline proportions when Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo meets Franchon “Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews Dezurn for the world title on Thursday in Las Vegas. It’s not a roll of […]

Yamila

Amanda Serrano Gunning for Sixth Division Title

Amanda Serrano vs. Yamila Reynoso for Sixth Division Title   By David A. Avila Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano stands poised and eager to challenge for a sixth division world title. It’s rarified air. Puerto Rico’s Serrano (34-1-1, 26 KOs) moves up to super lightweight to face Argentina’s legitimate 140-pounder Yamila Reynoso (11-4-3) on Saturday Sept. […]

Louisa

Louisa Hawton vs. Brenda Flores for World Title in...

Louisa Hawton: In Search for A Second World Title   By Felipe Leon   There might not be a more important night in Australian Louisa “Bang Bang Lulu” Hawton’s life than Saturday, September 8th.  That night at the Forum in Inglewood, CA, the 33 year-old mother of two will take on Mexican Brenda “Bonita” Flores […]

Hunt

Mikaela Mayer Says Her Job is Knockouts

Mikaela Mayer On The Hunt for KOs in Arizona   By David A. Avila In a little over a year Mikaela Mayer enters the boxing ring for the seventh time but this time as a full fledge super featherweight. “We tried to fight at super featherweight before but the girls we contacted dropped out and […]

PED Testing

Editorial: PED Testing in Female World Title Fight...

Editorial: PED Testing for Female World Title Fights Now   By David A. Avila Considering the tainted meat situation in Mexico and the various female world title fights taking place around the world, it’s time to address the lack of drug testing for women’s boxing. Over the years women have only been tested for steroid […]

Nava

Mariana Juarez and Jackie Nava In Separate Battles...

Juarez and Nava: Two Worlds On a Collision Course     By Felipe Leon   The Mt. Rushmore of Mexican female fighters can’t be chiseled without the faces of Mariana Juarez (49-9-4, 18KO) and Jackie Nava (33-4-3, 14KO).  Both women have accomplished everything possible inside a boxing ring and then some.  With multiple world titles […]

Tijuana

Sulem Urbina Shines in Tijuana, Mexico

Sulem Urbina Shines in Tijuana, Mexico   By David A. Avila Sulem Urbina showed fans in Tijuana the difference two years can make. Urbina (7-0) returned to Tijuana where she made her pro debut two years ago and defeated Lesley Rodriguez (2-4-1) in a six round flyweight contest on Saturday, July 28. The former Mexican […]