Amanda Serrano, Social Influencers and More News
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By David A. Avila
Mixing social influencers with prizefighters seems to work.
If you have the right mixture.
Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano and Jake Paul are combining forces again to stage another pro fight card mixed with social influencers on Saturday Aug. 6, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Showtime pay-per-view will televise the Most Valuable Promotions event.
Serrano, perhaps one of the greatest female fighters to ever lace up, will defend the featherweight titles against Argentina’s Brenda Carabajal. Paul will fight Hasim Rahman Jr. in a cruiserweight fight on the co-main event.
It’s a lethal combination that has sparked other similar events around the country.
“Amanda’s fight at the Garden with Katie Taylor was the first women’s fight in history to headline at MSG and it delivered,” said Stephen Espinosa, head of Showtime. “They drew a huge crowd and gave a fantastic fight.”
Serrano gave kudos to her manager/promoter Paul who since signing her has guided her to million-dollar fights. She admits being slightly spoiled.
“We get to show that we’re fighters,” said Serrano, a seven-division world titlist. “I went up to 135 my last two fights…I’m a legitimate featherweight and that’ why I need to defend these titles.”
Serrano and Paul have proven to be a hit.
On the same day of the Serrano press conference at Madison Square Garden was taking place, about 3,000 miles west another press conference for social influencers mixed with pro fighters was taking place in downtown Los Angeles.
The L.A. version called Social Gloves: No More Talk combines NFL running back versus NFL running back and former NBA star Nick Young AKA “Swaggy P” against social influencer BlueFace. Several other pro fights and social influencers will also trade blows at the Crypto.com Arena on July 30. The fight card will be streamed on SocialGloves.tv pay-per-view.
The main event showcases Austin McBroom against United Kingdom’s AnEson Gib in a battle of social influencers.
A women’s welterweight fight pits Chicago’s Summer Lynn versus Oxnard’s Crystal Morales.
Tickets can be purchased on AXS.com.
It’s definitely entertainment.
Probellum Signs Bree Howling
Canada’s Bree Howling, a former Muy Thai kickboxing champion, signed a promotional contract with Southern California-based Probellum it was announced on Monday, July 11.
Howling, 24, is based in Calgary, Canada and joins several other top rated female fighters that include Hannah Gabriels, Estelle Mossely and Dina Thorslund. All three are former or current world champions.
“It’s an unsaturated market and it’s on the rise. I know I am going to be seen and I’m going to be able to make waves with the talent that I have,” stated Howling. “Female boxing has never been as hot as it is right now.”
Richard Schaefer, the head of Probellum, said they continue to invest in female boxing worldwide.
Loaded August in SoCal
An impressive fight weekend starts on August 4, when Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions brings two fiery female bouts to headline a card in Montebello, California. Its located just east of East L.A.
Hot prospect Chelsey Anderson (5-0) meets very strong Aida Satybaldinova (6-2-1) in a lightweight clash set for eight rounds in the main event at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello. Another female bout pits super featherweight standouts Elvina White (5-1) and Jessica Juarez (3-2) in a six-round affair. Both fights should be outstanding while they last.
Two days later, in Commerce, Calif. which is located on the south border of East L.A. super flyweight contender Sulem Urbina (12-2-1) fights Jhosep Vizcaino (10-9) in the co-main event of the Elite Boxing Promotions at Commerce Casino on Aug. 6.
Urbina has come close to winning world titles but fell short. Based in Phoenix, she brings a lot of heat and action to any fight and is highly ranked by all sanctioning organizations.
More fight news
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Daniela Ayelen Rodriguez (1-0) beat Nicole Perazza (0-1) by decision after four rounds on Friday July 8. The super lightweight match took place at Buenos Aires.
On Friday July 15, super bantamweights Lucrecia Belen (5-1) and Lorena Agoutborde (3-2-2) meet six rounds at Cordoba.
Jasmine Parr (2-0) beat Holly McMath (0-3) by majority decision after six rounds on Saturday July 9. The super flyweight bout was held at Mansfield, Queensland.
On Friday July 15, super lightweights Brooke Cooper (2-1) and Rianne Ware (1-1) meet eight rounds at Tallebudgera. Also, light flyweights Jemma Peart (0-0) and Sarah O’Shea (0-0) meet six rounds.
On Saturday July 16, super featherweights Skye Falzon (1-0) and Pam McClelland (1-1-1) meet four rounds at Wollongong.
On Saturday July 16, super lightweights Bonnie Hunter (3-0) and Laura MacPhee (0-2) meet six rounds at Halifax.
Francia Bravo (20-5-2) won by knockout over Luiza Meza (0-6) in the fourth round on Monday July 4. The super lightweight fight was held at Cienaga.
On Friday July 15, super featherweights Ramona Graeff (3-0) and Alys Sanchez (17-7-1) meet 10 rounds at Wuppertal for a regional title. Also, lightweights Natalie Zimmermann (8-0) and Bojana Libiszewska (7-47) meet six rounds; and super lightweights Sarah Weidmann (2-0) and Karina Szmalenburg 14-50-4) meet six rounds.
On Saturday July 16, featherweights Lara Ochmann (7-1) and Marina Sakharov (5-15-2) meet six rounds at Magdeburg. Also, featherweights Nina Meinke (12-3) and Eva Hubmayer (4-1) meet six rounds.
On Saturday July 16, super lightweights Sara Anti Gabriel (1-0) and Sandy Contreras (0-0) meet four rounds at Guatemala City.
On Saturday July 16, super middleweights Simran Kaur (0-1) and Riya Rani (0-0) meet four rounds at Gurgaon.
Martina Righi (2-1) won by technical knockout in the fourth round over Evelin Camporeale (1-1-1) on Thursday July 7. The lightweight fight took place at Toscana.
On Wednesday July 13, bantamweights Satsuki Ito (0-0) and Saowaluk Nareepangsri (11-18) meet six rounds at Tokyo.
Czarina McCoy (9-1) defeated Basilia Mancilla (4-7-1) by split decision after 10 rounds on Saturday July 9. The super flyweight title fight took place at Colima.
On Friday July 15, flyweights Cecilia Guzman (2-1) and Genoveva Saldivar (1-3-1) meet four rounds at Gomez Palacio. Also, super bantamweights Melissa Cabrera (0-0) and Angeles Sanchez (0-0) meet four rounds.
On Saturday July 16, bantamweights Nataly Delgado (9-6-1) and Azucena Zuniga (1-3-1) meet six rounds at Panama City.
On Saturday July 16, super flyweights Sara Marjanovic (8-10) and Claudia Ferenczi (20-94-8) meet six rounds at Lebane. Also, super lightweights Nevena Matovic (0-2-1) and Marija Zivkovic (1-9-1) meet four rounds.
Katie Healy (5-0) won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds versus Matshidiso Mokebisi (15-10-1) on Friday July 8. The super bantamweight title fight was held at Middelburg.
Sheila Martinez (3-3) won by decision after eight rounds versus Eva Cantos (4-6-1) on Saturday July 9. The featherweight fight was held in Valenciana.
United Arab Emirates
On Saturday July 16, featherweights Nastaran Fathi (5-0) and Angela Cannizzaro (6-14-1) meet four three-minute rounds at Dubai.
Ramla Ali (6-0) defeated Agustina Belen Rojas (6-2) by unanimous decision after eight rounds on Saturday July 9. The super bantamweight match took place in London.
Fatima Dudieva (13-0) defeated Haley Pasion (2-3) by unanimous decision after six rounds on Friday July 8. The bantamweight fight was held at Miami. Also, bantamweight Devany Cuevas (2-0) beat Stefanie Cohen (2-1-1) by decision after six rounds.