Tag Archives: Naoko Fujioka

Yesica Bopp Keeps WBA Title and Female Fight News

Female Fight News Oct. 15, 2018 Yesica Bopp and More   By David A. Avila Several title fights took place over the weekend and a major confrontation between wielding world titlists takes place this Saturday in Boston. Recapping the weekend, in South America, the Argentine superstar Yesica Bopp retained the WBA light flyweight world title […]

Japan’s Best Naoko Fujioka Beats Mexico’s Irma Sanchez

Japan’s Naoko Fujioka Beats Mexico’s Irma Sanchez     By Yuriko Miyata   TOKYO-It was not only a complete victory, it was also a big triumph for the 43-year-old legendary fighter Naoko Fujioka to prove that she’s still developing.   Five weight-division world champion Fujioka (18-2, 7 KOs) defended her current WBA flyweight title by […]

Franchon Crews and Others Moving the Needle Forward and More News

Female Fight News Sept. 17, 2018 Moving the Needle Forward   By David A. Avila A few battles over vacant titles took place: one was held in Germany while another occurred in Las Vegas over the weekend. Franchon “Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews won the vacant WBC super middleweight world title by majority decision over Maricela […]

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. […]

Raya Alarcon vs. Mayela Perez in Mexico

Alarcon vs Perez: History In the Making   By Felipe Leon   Although female boxing in the last couple of years has gotten more TV attention in the United States, the sport has been a staple south of the border on Mexican airwaves.   Female boxing regularly gets featured on prime time on both terrestrial […]

Mexico’s Anabel Ortiz Defends WBA Title Against Yenifer Leon

Ortiz vs Leon: “Avispa” Looks To Sting A Lion   By Felipe Leon   For all of 2017 there were talks that long-reigning 105-pound queen Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (27-3, 4KO) would be leaving her strawweight hive and jumping to the light flyweight division in hopes of another world title in a different weight class.   […]

Mariana Juarez and Jackie Nava Win in Mexico City

Female Fight News Aug. 13, 2018 Mariana and Jackie   By David A. Avila Mexico’s reigning queen of boxing Mariana “Barby” Juarez defeated Japan’s Terumi Nuki once again in defense of the WBC bantamweight world title. It was the second time in a year that Juarez vanquished Nuki and like before, it was not easy. […]

The Prizefighters Top Female Fighters Pound for Pound

Layla McCarter Leads Women’s Best Pound for Pound Fighters   By David A. Avila Making a pound for pound list, of course, is very subjective. But for the last nine years Layla McCarter has been at the top of this list. Since 2009 McCarter has pinned herself at the top of the pedestal and dared […]

Mid-Year Progress Report II: Mariana Juarez, Bopp, Douglas

Mid-Year Progress Report Part II   By Felipe Leon   In the first part of the mid-year progress report we went from the heavyweight division to super featherweight giving our assessment of what has transpired within the weight class.  Now we will tackle the lighter weight classes and check how close we are in getting […]

Ibeth Zamora: A New Triple Division Winner and Female Fight News

Female Fight News for May 28, 2018 Triple Threats   By David A. Avila A third Mexican female fighter Ibeth Zamora joined the ranks of her fellow countrywomen in winning three world titles in three weight divisions. Zamora joins Mariana Juarez and Yazmin Rivas as those Mexican fighters with three division world titles strapped around […]