Category Archives: Features


Out of the Past: Vicious Vaia Zaganas

Out of the Past: Revisiting Canada’s Vaia Zaganas, Now in Hollywood   By David A. Avila Fear of diving in the streets of L.A. forced the Canadian from Vancouver to choose a move to Las Vegas instead of Los Angeles in the early 2000s when she decided to try her hand at prizefighting. “You know […]


Melissa “Shark” Hernandez In Wait for ...

Melissa “Shark” Hernandez the Old School Warrior   By Felipe Leon   A subject that has been mentioned nearly ad nauseum is the fact female boxing is currently enjoying a renaissance of unprecedented heights.  Average purses are at the highest they have ever been, although still not at par with men’s, and the exposure women’s […]


Andrea Medina and Her 2020 Olympic Boxing Quest

Andrea “The Boss” Medina   By Felipe Leon   Boxing is a difficult and grueling sport.  It takes years of repetitive training for the movements to become second nature for a fighter.  Nobody knows that more than 20-year-old Andrea “The Boss” of San Diego, California.   Earlier this year it was announced Medina would be […]

Brian Cohen and Female Prizefighting Champions

Brian Cohen: In Process of Building An Empire   By Felipe Leon   It is easy to believe for someone who grew up around boxing to find a place in it for the majority of their lives.  For Brian Cohen of Philadelphia, PA, CEO of Team Empire Boxing, his place was in female boxing.   […]


Japan’s World Champions Naoko Fujioka and Mi...

Japanese Fighters Fujioka and Yoshida Arrive in Southern California to Test Waters    By Felipe Leon   Earlier this week as the sun was setting to the west of Los Angeles, a plane was landing from the East.  Traveling in it were the current WBA female flyweight champion Naoko Fujioka (18-2-1, 7KO), arguably the best […]

Poland’s Ewa Piatkowska Eager to Try All Sup...

POLISH CHAMPION EWA PIATKOWSKA EAGER TO MAKE HER U.S.A. DEBUT   By David A. Avila Former super welterweight titlist Ewa Piatkowska seeks to fight in the USA and doesn’t care who she fights as long as it’s in her proper weight class, the 140-pound super lightweight division. During the past five years Piatkowska, who lives […]

Mary McGee Defends Title on Loaded Female Card in ...

Mary McGee Leads Female Dominated Card in Indiana   By David A. Avila An impressive roster of top female prizefighters including IBF super lightweight titlist Mary McGee descends on the state of Indiana. It’s been years since a female dominated fight card equaled this. McGee (26-3, 14 KOs) defends the IBF title in a 10 […]


WBC’s Eva Wahlstrom vs IBO’s Terri Harper

Wahlstrom Faces Big Challenge From Harper   By Phil Woolever   When Finland’s Eva Wahlstrom defends her WBC super featherweight championship against rising British star Terri “Belter” Harper it shapes up as a classic case of both experience versus youth and acquired wisdom versus raw power.   It will be little surprise if the ladies […]


Sulem Urbina’s American Journey Begins Thursday

Sulem Urbina Fights Noemi Bosques at Fantasy Springs in Indio   By Felipe Leon   When one door closes, another one opens.  Nothing could be truer for up-and-coming flyweight prospect Sulem Urbina (11-0, 2KO) of Phoenix, Arizona by way of Hermosillo, Mexico.  Last year after defeating veteran Judith Rodriguez in Tijuana, Mexico, live on DAZN, […]


East L.A’s Seniesa Estrada Hungers for More ...

Seniesa Estrada Interview   By Felipe Leon   Current interim WBA flyweight and WBC Silver light flyweight champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (18-0, 7KO) is living on a high right now.  The 27-year-old from East L.A., California, is undefeated with a major promotor behind her, an experienced team beside her and holds two different titles.  […]