Tag Archives: Melissa Hernandez

Layla McCarter vs Victoria Cisneros

Layla McCarter vs. Victoria Cisneros at Sky Ute Casino   By David A. Avila Even the best can lose. Many consider Layla McCarter the very best fighter pound for pound in the world despite having 13 losses in her career. The simple reason: she hasn’t lost a fight in over a 10 years despite fighting […]

Mikaela Mayer Sizzles in L.A. Pro Debut

Mikaela Mayer Sizzles in Pro Debut in Hometown L.A.   By David A. Avila LOS ANGELES-Mikaela Mayer blitzed to her first pro win with an emphatic knockout victory over Widnelly Figueroa in front of her native hometown on Saturday. It has been years since she fought in Los Angeles. “I’m from here but I rarely […]

Top Rank Signs US Olympian Mikaela Mayer; Is Shannon O’Connell Next?

Top Rank Signs US Olympian Mikaela Mayer; Is Shannon O’Connell Next?   By David A. Avila Female prizefighting returns to one of the top boxing promotion companies in the world after a lengthy darkness. Mikaela Mayer the 2016 US Olympian will be making her pro debut on Aug. 5, at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los […]

The Queen Layla McCarter Seeks Her Throne

The Queen Layla McCarter Seeks Her Throne     By Felipe Leon   If you’ve followed female boxing for the last 20 years then you know who Layla “Amazing” McCarter is.  No introduction needed.   She is considered by many the current best pound for pound female fighter despite of the existence of Cecilia Braekhus, […]

Mariana “Barbie” Juarez’s State of Address

With the retirement of Ana Maria “Guerrera” Torres and Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava currently serving as a senator in the Mexican government, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (44-9-4, 17KO) is the most recognized Mexican female fighter of her generation.   The Mexico City native has captured major world titles in two different divisions, flyweight and super flyweight, […]

Amanda Serrano Beats Mexico’s Yazmin Rivas in Brooklyn

Amanda Serrano Beats Mexico’s Yazmin Rivas in Brooklyn   Showing engineer-like precision and adaptability Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano defeated Mexico’s Yazmin “La Rusita” Rivas by unanimous decision in a gritty performance on Saturday in keeping the WBO super bantamweight title. “I was glad to get 10-rounds in and I hope the fans enjoyed the […]

Canada’s Jelena Mrdjenovich Wants It All

Canada’s Jelena Mrdjenovich Wants it All In the male dominated side of professional boxing, it is rare when an established champion must travel outside his familiar confines to defend his own title, but in the female side of the sport, it is a common occurrence as women look for the biggest challenges, best deal or […]

Melissa Hernandez Retires and other news

One of the Best, Melissa Hernandez Retires and other female fight news Those who really know the sport of professional boxing have long recognized Puerto Rico’s Melissa Hernandez as one of the best. Last week, before her fourth encounter with Layla McCarter, the fighter known as “Huracan” Hernandez announced it would be her last venture […]

Layla Wins in Alabama, Hernandez Retires and more

Layla Wins in Alabama, But Melissa Retires and other female fight news Elite female prizefighters Layla “Amazing” McCarter and Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez performed on the big stage before the Alabama crimson fans. “It was kind of empty when we fought but the fans were great,” said McCarter. McCarter (38-13-5, 9 Kos) defeated Hernandez (22-7-3, 7 […]

Layla McCarter vs Melissa Hernandez on Big Card

Layla McCarter and Melissa Hernandez Ready to Perform and other female news All eyes in the female boxing world will be looking toward the south when a couple of America’s best Layla “The Amazing” McCarter and Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez clash on a major fight card. Seldom are women included. McCarter (37-13-5) and Hernandez (22-6-3) have […]