Category Archives: Features


Inside the Minds of World Champ Jessica McCaskill ...

Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill and Rick Ramos   By Felipe Leon It doesn’t happen very often and much less in female boxing but there can’t be a bigger fight than when you face two unified world champions against each other and that’s what you will get when Jessica McCaskill faces Cecilia Braekhus. Currently there are six […]


Out of the Past: Elizabeth Quevedo Parr Pt. 2

Part 2 Out of the Past- The Legend of Elizabeth Quevedo Parr   By David A. Avila The feats of Elizabeth Quevedo Parr inside a boxing ring where legendary. She was a complete fighter with extraordinary power, speed and skills. But she fought in an era where female boxing was not appreciated. Most of the […]


Out of the Past – Elizabeth Quevedo Parr

Out of the Past – Elizabeth Quevedo Parr. Among the Best Ever. Part 1   By David A. Avila Perhaps the best female fighter I’ve ever seen was a tall, brunette super lightweight from Southern California named Elizabeth Quevedo Parr. Not many people saw her fight. “I’m not exactly super friendly. I never went out […]


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 […]