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Claressa, Seniesa and More Female Fight News

Claressa Shields, Seniesa Estrada and More Female Fight News   By David A. Avila A couple of young budding super stars return to the boxing ring when middleweight Claressa Shields defends her grip on the world championship and light flyweight Seniesa Estrada attempts to win her first major title on Saturday. Both fights will be […]

Yazmin Rivas Defends WBA Title in Tijuana

Yazmin Rivas vs Cristina del Valle Pacheco   By Felipe Leon   The female boxing world is full of stories of survival.  From putting abusive circumstances behind them to becoming world champions and juggling motherhood, education and a professional boxing career all at the same time, stories of overachieving women abound in women’s prizefighting.   […]

“La Cobra” Ruiz, Jackie Nava, Claressa Shields and More

La Cobra and Female Fight News Nov. 5, 2018   By David A. Avila Southern California has another gem in the female fight world as Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz dismantled Ecuador’s Jhosep Vizcaino in two rounds to win by knockout. Interestingly, the tall speedy Ruiz dropped down in weight and could drop down even further. […]

Mariana Juarez vs. Susie Ramadan, Battle in Mexico

Mariana Juarez vs. Susie Ramadan: Contrasting Battle Styles By David A. Avila Mexico’s reigning queen of boxing Mariana “Barby” Juarez defends the world championship against Australia’s Susie Ramadan who is looking to reclaim it. Two vastly experienced fighters from different continents finally meet. Juarez (50-9-4, 18 KOs) defends the WBC bantamweight title against Ramadan (27-2, […]

Wakako Fujiwara, Mother of Three, Takes OPBF Title in Tokyo

Wakako Fujiwara, Mother of Three, Wins OPBF in Tokyo     By Yuriko Miyata   TOKYO, Japan-A 37-year-old mother of three kids surprised everyone including the defending champion at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo this Monday night.   An eight rounds contest for the OPBF Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation featherweight title saw number […]

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 […]

Ibeth Zamora vs Melissa McMorrow; Lulu Juarez vs Jackie Calvo in Mexico

The Best Comes In Threes: Zamora vs McMorrow   By Felipe Leon   In the world of female boxing, Mexico imposes a large shadow over the sport. In spite of that, it wasn’t until the legendary Mariana “Barbie” Juarez captured the WBC bantamweight title in April of last year the country had their first three-divisional […]

Mexican Uprising: Moreno, Gomez, and Rivas

Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno Defends In Mexico, “Rusita” Rivas Challenges In Colombia   By Felipe Leon   Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno is in a unique situation.  After failing to exact revenge against Jessica “Kika” Chavez last September in the final of the WBC flyweight tournament, the 30-year-old mother of one still holds her WBC light flyweight world […]

Female Prizefighters Accept Risky Business and More Female Fight News

Female Fight News May 13, 2018 Risks   By David A. Avila In the female prizefighting world because of the smaller number of fighters in the world compared to men, it’s imperative that all opportunities are seized. An estimated 18,000 men boxers exist in the fight world compared to less than 2,000 female boxers worldwide. […]

The 10 Most Game-Changing Fights of 2017

The 10 Most Game-Changing Fights of 2017

By Felipe Leon

 

For many the talk of 2017 was how much of a game changing 12 months it was for the sport