Tag Archives: Naoko Fujioka

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 […]

Kenia Enriquez vs Yokasta Valle is Canceled

Kenia Enriquez vs Yokasta Valle Title Fight in Mexico is Canceled   By David A. Avila A quickly scheduled clash between Mexico’s vibrant young star Kenia Enriquez and Costa Rica’s equally talented Yokasta Valle this weekend has been postponed said Zanfer Promotions on Thursday. The Mexico-based promotion company did not give a reason but added […]

Mexican Women Reload and Female Fight News

Mexicans Reload and Female Fight News April 23   By David A. Avila Maybe it’s the proximity to Cinco de Mayo as Mexican prizefighters seem to be revving up the engines this weekend in major match ups throughout Mexico and North America. Mariana “La Barby” Juarez returns to the forefront as Mexico’s major attraction both […]

Japan Reporting: Ebata, Tenkai and other results from Tokyo

Japan Reporting: Ebata, Tenkai and other Results from Tokyo     By Yuriko Miyata   A pair of Japanese proficient fighters proved that they are still on top of the world.   WBO minimumweight champion Kayoko Ebata (12-7, 6KOs) made her first defense and former WBA super flyweight champion Tsunami Tenkai (25-12, 14KOs) also successfully […]

Reporting from Japan: Fujioka, Koseki and More

Reporting from Japan: Ready, Set, Go for Japanese female boxing

By Yuriko Miyata

The Annual Boxing Award ceremony 2017 was held at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Feb 9th, and WBA middleweight champion

Mariana “Barby” Juarez and Female Fight News Jan. 29, 2018

Female Fight News for week of Jan. 29, 2018 Mariana Juarez
By mere coincidence Mariana “Barby” Juarez was told by Ring Magazine today she was voted Female Fighter

Japan’s Naoko Shibata Bids Farewell

Japan’s Naoko Shibata Bids Farewell       By Yuriko Miyata   Female boxing in Japan has been led by positive, energetic, and superb women since its approval by the Japanese Boxing Commission(JBC) in 2008.   Former IBF light flyweight champion Naoko Shibata was one of those great talents. Last month she decided to hang […]