Author Archives: David A. Avila

Lourdes Juarez Ready for a World Title Shot

Lourdes “Pequeña Lulu” Juarez: “I Have Made My Own Name Now.”   By Felipe Leon   Mexican flyweight contender Lourdes “Pequeña Lulu” Juarez (24-2, 3KO) says she is ready for her time in the spot light.  The 31-year-old mother of two, is better known as the youngest sister of the fighting Juarez clan along with […]

Adelaida Ruiz Gets Third Consecutive Knockout Win

Adelaida “Cobra” Ruiz Gets Knockout Win As Mariana Juarez Watches   By David A. Avila CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.-Bantamweight bomber Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz chased the crafty Karla Valenzuela for three rounds before finally winning by stoppage in the fourth round on Friday. It was her third consecutive knockout win. Ruiz (6-0, 3 KOs0 had […]

Layla McCarter Ready to Roll in Germany

 Layla McCarter : “I Know Who I Am And What I’ve Done In This Sport”    By Phil Woolever   There could be an appropriately wild scene at a place called the Wildpark Stadium in Karlsruhe, Germany this Saturday night.   A huge outdoor card is scheduled, with 21 (!) pro bouts currently on the […]

Southern California’s Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz

“They Call Me Cobra,” Adelaida Ruiz   By David A. Avila Adelaida Ruiz lives a double life. Monday through Friday the bantamweight fighter Ruiz works at a medical center in a sterile environment where paperwork and well-lit rooms are normal. On weekends, Ruiz works at a darkly lit East L.A. bar. Though it’s in a […]

Japan Reporting: The Return of Ayaka Miyao

Ayaka Miyao Returns   By Yuriko Miyata   Hard times might be necessary for adventurers to reach their goals.   Former WBA atomweight champion Ayaka Miyao (22-7-1, 6KOs) came back to the ring after a lengthy year and a half year absence last Thursday at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall in Japan.   Miyao stopped a former […]

Germany is Rocking Again and Female Fight News

Female Fight News June 11, 2018 Germany Rocking Again   By David A. Avila Germany is rocking this week. Just like old times. A decade ago if you wanted to find a top tier female prize fight, you looked to Germany. Now the rest of the world has caught up but the country still has […]

Delfine Persoon Wins But Wants No Katie

Delfine Persoon Gets Another Unsatisfying Victory Over Natalia del Valle Aguirre    By Phil Woolever   WBC Lightweight Champion Delfine Persoon scored a widespread unanimous decision over Natalia del Valle Aguirre in Belgium Saturday night, but it was not the type of scene one might imagine for a fighter who is considered one of the best […]

Former Champions Critique Hollywood Female Fights

Former Champions Critique Hollywood Female Fights   By Maureen Shea and Sindy Amador Whenever female fights are showcased in Southern California, or any place in the world for that matter, fans seem motivated to witness the altercations. Female fights almost always deliver. 360 Promotions staged its second Hollywood Fights show and included not one but […]

D-Day for American Prizefighters and Female Fight News

Female Fight News June 4, 2018 D-Day for American Fighters   By David A. Avila D-Day is approaching for women’s prizefighting in the month of June led by an invasion force that includes Claressa “T-Rex” Shields dropping to the middleweight division. Seventy-four years ago, on June 6, the Allied Forces invaded Normandy Beach in France […]

Franchon Crews Ready to Roll

Franchon Crews: The Art of Staying in One’s Lane   By David A. Avila Franchon Crews Dezurn knows how to make an entrance. Back in 2005, the world got its first glimpse of the Virginia native when she stepped on the American Idol platform and sang Alicia Keye’s “If I Ain’t Got You” to an […]