Category Archives: Features

McMorrow

Ibeth Zamora vs Melissa McMorrow; Lulu Juarez vs J...

The Best Comes In Threes: Zamora vs McMorrow   By Felipe Leon   In the world of female boxing, Mexico imposes a large shadow over the sport. In spite of that, it wasn’t until the legendary Mariana “Barbie” Juarez captured the WBC bantamweight title in April of last year the country had their first three-divisional […]

Claudia Ramirez

Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo: Ready, Set...

Maricela Cornejo vs. Claudia Ramirez in Mexico   By David A. Avila Southern California-based Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo meets Claudia Ramirez in a six round super middleweight bout on Saturday in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The stylish and attractive Mexican-American fighter Cornejo (10-2, 3 KOs) has taken a sideways path but now with the backing of […]

Moreno

Mexican Uprising: Moreno, Gomez, and Rivas

Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno Defends In Mexico, “Rusita” Rivas Challenges In Colombia   By Felipe Leon   Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno is in a unique situation.  After failing to exact revenge against Jessica “Kika” Chavez last September in the final of the WBC flyweight tournament, the 30-year-old mother of one still holds her WBC light flyweight world […]

Baby Nansen

Mikaela Mayer vs. Baby Nansen in NYC

Southern California’s Mikaela Mayer vs Baby Nansen in NYC   By David A. Avila New York City has a reputation of being a fast-paced city with zooming subways, and darting taxis. It’s a city of hustlers. Mikaela Mayer fits right in. Every time she enters a boxing ring you better not blink. Since dispensing her […]

Hermans

Nikki Adler Reboots and Meets Femke Hermans on Sat...

Adler Meets Hermans On The Comeback Trail   By Phil Woolever   When super-middleweight Nikki Adler faces Femke Hermans at the Curt Frenzel Stadium in Augsburg, Germany on Saturday night it will be more than simply a meeting for the vacant WBO title.   Personally, it’s also a meaningful homecoming appearance for Adler, who relocated […]

Takano

Tomomi Takano & Aida Satybaldinova vs Mexico ...

Two Women Two Fighters Same Dream: Tomomi Takano and Aida Satybaldinova   By David A. Avila LOS ANGELES-They arrived from different parts of the world; one with a single bag of clothes and the other with a few dollars in her pockets saved over the span of a year to simply make the journey. “I […]

Bopp

Exclusive: Argentina’s Amazing Yesica “Tutti” Bopp

Yesica “Tutti” Bopp Wants It All   By Felipe Leon                                                                                           BUENOS AIRES-In the female boxing world Yesica Bopp is not alone when it comes to independent, hardworking and multi-tasking women.  You have Jackie Nava and Marian Juarez out of Mexico, both mothers and world champions, one is a senator in her country and the […]

Braekhus Defends

Cecilia Braekhus Defends World Titles in Los Angel...

Cecilia Braekhus Defends Welterweight Titles Against Kali Reis in Los Angeles   By David A. Avila Cecilia Braekhus enters the gauntlet and it truly begins for her this weekend. Known as the “First Lady,” the serenely confident Norwegian now tries her skills against America’s best and now it begins. Braekhus (32-0, 9 KOs) risks her […]

Shelly Vincent

Shelly Vincent is Back on May 5

Shelly Vincent: A Survivor, Back in the Ring   By Felipe Leon.   When it comes to a sport, there can’t be anything more difficult than professional boxing.  Yes there is baseball where you have to hit a 100 mile-per-hour fastball within a split second and there is football where if you have the ball […]

Baumgardner

Fresh Faces: Here’s Alycia Baumgardner

Fresh Faces: Alycia Baumgardner     By Felipe Leon   The story of how 23-year-old Alycia Baumgardner (5-0, 4KO) got into boxing is not all that different except for one exception:  half African-American and a quarter Korean and a quarter Japanese, the aggressive-in-the-ring Baumgardner of Freemont, Ohio, was raised by a Mexican stepfather who introduced […]