Category Archives: boxing


Mikaela Mayer and Helen Joseph are Anxious to Perf...

Mikaela Mayer and Helen Joseph Ready to Perform for the World   By David A. Avila Prizefighting returns to the boxing arena with top American super featherweight Mikaela Mayer tangling with the always dangerous Helen “Iron Lady” Joseph. Fans won’t be allowed to watch in person at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on […]


Mexico’s Alejandra “Fenix” Ayala

Alejandra Ayala and Others Wait for Visas and Return to Normalcy   By David A. Avila Professional boxing has stirred from its slumber and promoters are scheduling fights but travel restrictions still remain internationally. Mexico’s Alejandra “Fenix” Ayala is one of thousands of fighters victimized by the travel restrictions and though normally based in Chicago […]


Best of the British Isles – Katie Taylor, Te...

Meet the Best Women Prizefighters from the British Isles   By David A. Avila Fighting in German arenas was the dream of every female boxer from Japan to Mexico for several decades. But in the past 10 years other countries the world over have joined the party to celebrate women’s prizefighting. Even a deadly virus […]


Marie Eve Dicaire: From Karate Girl to IBF Champio...

CANADA’S MARIE-EVE DICAIRE By Felipe Leon   As the sports world, and particularly boxing, looks for ways to get back to normal amid this pandemic, one of the most anticipated fights of the year is still looking for a date.  Without COVID-19, this past Saturday we would have witnessed the unification world title fight between […]


The Prizefighters Pound for Pound Best in Female B...

Female Pound for Pound Ratings 2020   By David A. Avila With the world of boxing ready to re-launch, it is time to re-establish the top prizefighters in the world. Most of the elite suffered postponements of one type or another and are eager to perform. From Asia to America fighters are seeking ways to […]


Layla McCarter, Naoko Fujioka and Others Testing t...

Forty-Year Old Greats Like Layla and Naoko Are Ready to Test the Youngsters   By David A. Avila Many of the best fighters in the world are into their 40s. If you take a look around the world from Japan to Argentina from contenders to world champions a long list of fighters exist that are […]


Out of the Past: Kaliesha “Wild, Wild” West Pt. 2

Kaliesha West Pt. 2 – Southern California Star and Two-Division World Champion   By David A. Avila Kaliesha “Wild, Wild” West dropped into the professional fight scene with an instant army of fans and followers in the Inland Empire. In many ways West’s arrival along with a few male counterparts created a boxing explosion in […]


Out of the Past: Kaliesha “Wild, Wild” West

Out of the Past: Moreno Valley’s Kaliesha West   By David A. Avila Kaliesha West arrived from the Southern California amateur ranks during the early 2000’s with flashy combinations and speed to become a two-division world champion as a professional. Wild, Wild West was her nickname. But unlike her moniker, the African American-Mexican fighter was […]


Inside the Minds of World Champ Jessica McCaskill ...

Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill and Rick Ramos   By Felipe Leon It doesn’t happen very often and much less in female boxing but there can’t be a bigger fight than when you face two unified world champions against each other and that’s what you will get when Jessica McCaskill faces Cecilia Braekhus. Currently there are six […]


Mariana Juarez Beats Carolina Duer in Mexico

“Barbie” Juarez Beats Duer, One Step Closer to Dream   By Felipe Leon   In boxing like in life to achieve your dreams you must work hard and win.  39-year-old Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (54-9-4, 18KO) did just that this past Saturday night in Fresnillo, Mexico, and live on mega-channel Televisa via unanimous decision over former […]