Category Archives: Features


Mexican War: Guadalupe Martinez vs Debani Balderas

WBC Super Flys Guadalupe Martínez vs Debani Balderas Preview   By Felipe Leon   Nobody could have imagined that on the night in May of 2017 Guadalupe “Lupita” Martinez (19-9, 6KO) would come out not only with her hand raised but the with WBC green and gold super flyweight belt firmly strapped around her waist. […]


Meet Baltimore’s Mia “Killer Bee” Ellis

Fresh Faces: Mia “Killer Bee” Ellis   By Felipe Leon   If there is one thing 19-year-old Mia “Killer Bee” Ellis doesn’t lack is confidence.  About a month away from her pro debut, the amateur standout fighting out of the tough town of Baltimore, Maryland, believes she has what it takes to be the future […]


Fatuma Zarika vs Yamileth Mercado 2

Fatuma Zarika vs Yamileth Mercado II in Mexico   By Felipe Leon   Fatuma Zarika, 34, the current WBC super-bantamweight titlist, must be wondering if she will ever get away from Catherine Phiri or Yamileth Mercado.   After defeating Phiri of Zambia in her first defense of the green and gold strap back in late […]


Elvina White, a Muslim, Seeks Fight on Saudi Arabi...

Elvina White, a Muslim, Seeks Fight on Matchroom Boxing Card in Saudi Arabia    By David A. Avila “Ich mochte in Saudia Arabia kampfen!” says Austria’s Elvina White. Translated from German it means “I want to fight in Saudi Arabia.” In less than a month a monstrous fight card takes place in Saudi Arabia featuring […]


East L.A.’s Seniesa “Super Bad” ...

Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada Eager for Showdown with Marlen Esparza   By David A. Avila LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Despite the shoves, accusations and words tossed like lightning bolts, Seniesa Estrada and Marlen Esparza have yet to fight. A brief press conference on Thursday morning by Golden Boy Promotions was unable to contain the fire and vitriol […]


Marlen Esparza and the Road to Las Vegas

Marlen Esparza Ready to Tackle Seniesa Estrada in Las Vegas   By Felipe Leon   There is a saying that boxing is 90% mental and 10% physical.  Nobody believes in that more than Houston, Texas’ Marlen Esparza (7-0, 1KO).  So much so that even after all the success she has achieved in her career, from […]

Bantamweight Clash – Rosalinda Rodriguez vs ...

Rosalinda Rodriguez vs Myrka Aguayo in Reno, Nevada   By David A. Avila Some women dream of movie stardom, others search for wealth, Rosalinda Rodriguez since a teen-ager sought to put on the boxing gloves and enter the prize ring. It was a goal 15 years in the making. Rodriguez (10-0, 2 KOs), a bantamweight, […]


Jessica McCaskill vs Erica Farias 2

WBC & WBA Titlist Jessica McCaskill Faces Argentina’s Erica Farias Again   By David A. Avila Chicago’s best Jessica “CasKilla” McCaskill looks to bring hometown fans another victory over Argentina’s mighty Erica Farias in defense of the super lightweight world titles. This time McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) walks into the boxing ring at Wintrust Arena […]


Battle of the Barbies: Mariana Juarez vs Carolina ...

Mariana “Barbie” Juarez vs Carolina “Barbie de Acero” Duer Preview   By Felipe Leon   With all the recent advances in female boxing, American toy manufacturer Mattel still has not released their Boxing Barbie.  No problem, this Saturday night from Fresnillo, Mexico, and live nationally by Mexican mega-channel Televisa we’ll see two in-the-flesh Barbies face […]


Mark Taffet’s Road to HBO, Boxing and Clares...

Mark Taffet; From Corn and Peas to Mayweather and Pacquiao   By Felipe Leon   Life can take you down many roads.   One day you are analyzing how well a particular brand of frozen peas are doing with housewives in a supermarket, another day you are in the thick of negotiations for the biggest […]