Category Archives: boxing


Best Female Fighters Pound for Pound

Women’s Pound for Pound Rankings June 2024 and More News and Notes   By David A. Avila We seldom publish new Pound for Pound rankings. Our last rankings were a year ago and a few changes have taken place. But the top ranking fighter still remains Claressa Shields. We base our rankings on one simple […]

New Women’s Boxing Book and More Fight News

Malissa Smith’s New Book and More Fight News   By David A. Avila In the world of female prizefighting, a small but growing cadre of journalists continue to crusade on behalf of the sport like a modern-day Knights Templar. These journalists come from all over the world in places like Japan, Argentina, Poland, Mexico, the […]


Katie Taylor & Amanda Serrano Official Launch

Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano and More News in Women’s Boxing   By David A. Avila Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor met in New York City on Monday to promote their upcoming rematch on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets go on sale on Thursday May 16 at noon on Many experts […]


“La Chucky” Alaniz Beats Marlen Esparz...

“La Chucky” Alaniz Beats Marlen Esparza and Other News   By David A. Avila Three flyweight titles switched hands as Gabriela “La Chucky” Alaniz pulled out a victory against Marlen Esparza in their rematch. It was another razor close split decision victory, this time by the Argentine fighter and this time in California, not Texas. […]


Clara Lescurat Retains WBA Title in Australia and ...

Clara Lescurat Wins in Australia, Marlen vs La Chucky and More News   By David A. Avila Argentina’s Clara Lescurat retained the WBA super flyweight world title by unanimous decision over Australia’s Linn Sandstrom on Wednesday in Sydney. It’s not easy to win in another country. Despite traveling across the globe Lescurat (11-0, 4 Kos) […]

Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor in Texas

Amanda Serrano vs Katie Taylor in Texas, and More News   (Photo by Janice Yim) By David A. Avila Amanda Serrano will fight Katie Taylor once again in the summer. Most Valuable Promotions announced Tuesday that Puerto Rico’s greatest fighter Serrano (46-2-1, 30 Kos) will meet Ireland’s greatest fighter Taylor (23-1, 6 Kos) in a […]


Skye Nicolson Report Card from Las Vegas

Skye Nicolson Report Card from Las Vegas and More News and Notes   By David A. Avila Australia’s ultra-athletic Skye Nicolson easily defeated Denmark’s Sarah Mahfoud to claim the WBC featherweight world title in a scarcely populated Las Vegas hotel setting. “I know this is the first of many – and there will be many […]


Next Seniesa Estrada and Yokasta Valle Should Be T...

If Seniesa Estrada Fights Yokasta Valle Again, Make it 12 Three-Minute Rounds   By David A. Avila Fans gathered from throughout the southwest and beyond to witness Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada and Yokasta Valle battle for the undisputed minimumweight world championship in Glendale, Arizona. It was like watching two furious tornados erupt with speed and […]


Seniesa Estrada Defeats Yokasta Valle

Seniesa Estrada Battles to Win Over Yokasta Valle to Become Undisputed Champion    By David A. Avila GLENDALE, Az.-East L.A.’s Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada used high-caliber defense and unorthodox offense to destabilize the superb athleticism of Costa Rica’s Yokasta Valle and walk away the undisputed minimumweight world champion on Friday. It’s a title that no […]


Seniesa Estrada vs Yokasta Valle For Undisputed an...

Mini Champs Seniesa Estrada and Yokasta Valle Battle for Big Bucks and Undisputed Championship    By David A. Avila It’s taken 20 years for female prizefighters in the smaller divisions to arrive at this historical moment. World titlists Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada and Yokasta Valle become not only the first to battle for undisputed minimumweight […]