Category Archives: Features

Boxing Returns to Japan in July

Boxing Returns to Japan in July; Top Fighters are Ready   By Yuriko Miyata   Since the JPBA Japan Professional Boxing Association and JBC Japan Boxing Commission decided to suspend shows at the end of February due to the COVID19 spread, boxing will resume with some conditions for safety: the events will be closed to […]

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 […]


The Hornet’s Nest of Super Featherweights

Terri Harper Adds to the Hornet’s Nest of Super Featherweights   By David A. Avila When women’s prizefighting returns those at the top of the hill are already scheduled, but the rest of the fighters are still in a cloud of mystery. Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are set, Claressa Shields and Marie Eve Dicaire […]


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 […]


Cecilia Braekhus: Mexican Style, McCaskill and Mor...

Cecilia Braekhus: Undisputed Welterweight Champion   By Felipe Leon   According to the undefeated, unified and undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia “First Lady” Braekhus there are worse places to be stuck at than Big Bear, CA.  The idyllic snowy mountaintop village, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, has been her home for the better part of […]