Category Archives: Features

Female Boxing Wish List for 2020 – Mikaela, ...

Female Boxing Wish List for 2020 – Part I   By Felipe Leon   Boxing is full of tradition.  From the national anthems sung before a main event to who gets announced first between a challenger and a champion.  Here at the we are no different.  With the end of the year approaching we […]

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2019 US Olympic Trials Report

2019 US Olympic Trials – Lu Gutierrez and Other Winners     By Lupi Gutierrrez Huge congratulations to Lupe Gutierrez. Our girl Lu is the 2020 Olympic Trials National 125lb. Champion. She did it. We did it! I’ve known Lu since she was 10 years old. I met Team Sac’s Finest at my sister Blanca’s private gym […]


IBF Champ Mary McGee Captures History

Mary “Merciless” McGee Captures History and IBF Super Lightweight Title   By Felipe Leon     It was a long time coming for the first and only female world champion out of Gary, Indiana, Mary “Merciless” McGee (26-3, 14KO).  A pro for over 14 years it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago she hoisted […]


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, […]