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Miyo Yoshida Upsets Ebanie Bridges in San Francisc...

Miyo Yoshida Wins IBF Bantamweight World Title in San Francisco   By David A. Avila Sometimes gambling pays off. Miyo Yoshida accepted a fight with less than two weeks-notice against IBF bantamweight world champion Ebanie Bridges and fought the perfect storm in dethroning the Aussie favorite by unanimous decision on Saturday. “I always respected Ebanie,” […]


Ebanie Bridges vs Miyo Yoshida and Amanda Dumps WB...

Ebanie Bridges vs Miyo Yoshida; Amanda Serrano Dumps WBC Belt and More News   By David A. Avila Extraordinary. One is a former Australian ring girl, trainer, teacher turned boxing world champion. The other is a single mother from Asia who moved to another continent in pursuit of her American dreams in New York. On […]


Will Mikaela Mayer vs Natasha Jonas be 3-Minute Ro...

Mikaela Mayer Wants 3-Minute Rounds Versus Natasha Jonas and More News   By David A. Avila Leave it to Mikaela Mayer to walk the talk. The feisty Mayer confronted Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom about staging the upcoming welterweight title fight at 3-minute rounds instead of two. He tried to balk but was pinned on the […]


Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron II

Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron Return to Ireland and More News   By David A. Avila Katie Taylor returns to native soil and seeks to correct a loss to Chantelle Cameron in their second go around in the prize ring. All that sizzle remains. “I’m very grateful to have the chance for a rematch, not […]


Mayerlin Rivas Defends World Title in L.A.

Mayerlin Rivas Meets Erika Cruz in LA Title Fight and More News   By David A. Avila Suddenly the Southern California area has become “target zero” for women’s world title fights. For the second consecutive week a world title fight featuring women from other countries will challenge each other in the Los Angeles area. This […]


Miyo Yoshida In Stiff Test in NY and More News

Miyo Yoshida vs Shurretta Metcalf in NYC, & Title Fight in California   By David A. Avila Bantamweight contenders Miyo Yoshida and Shurretta Metcalf battle in Manhattan on Tuesday for an opportunity to decide who will fight the world champion possibly next year. Women’s boxing has truly become an international sport. Japan’s Yoshida (16-3) clashes […]

Yokasta Valle Beats Anabel Ortiz

Yokasta Valle Defeats Anabel Ortiz in Costa Rica; Maricela Cornejo Wins Too   By David A. Avila A brutal battle saw current IBF and WBO champion Yokasta Valle defeat former champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz by unanimous decision in Costa Rica on Saturday. It was not a walk in the park. Costa Rica’s Valle (30-2, 9 […]


Ramla Ali Wins Rematch

Ramla Ali Avenges Loss to Mexico’s Julissa Guzman   By David A. Avila After a slow start Ramla Ali ramped up her jab and avenged a knockout loss with a  convincing unanimous decision victory over Julissa Guzman on Saturday in Monaco. After a five month wait, Ali (9-1, 2 Kos) met Mexico’s hard-hitting Guzman (13-3-2, […]

Amanda Serrano Blows Door Open for Women Fighters

Amanda Serrano Blows Door Open and Other News and Notes   By David A. Avila Amanda Serrano tossed down the gauntlet to the boxing world proclaiming that female prizefighters are not second class and can demand equal terms as male fighters. Serrano’s willingness to fight 12 three-minute rounds against Danila Ramos last weekend, despite sanctioning […]


Amanda Serrano Dominates Danila Ramos in Historic ...

Amanda Serrano Dominant Over Brazil’s Daniela Ramos in Historic Fight    By David A. Avila Not only did Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano retain the featherweight championship against Brazil’s Danila Ramos by a dominant unanimous decision in 12 three-minute rounds on Friday, she also stamped herself as the leader of women’s sports. Serrano (46-2-1, 30 […]