Category Archives: Features

Enriquez Wants

Mexico’s Kenia Enriquez Wants It All

Kenia Enriquez Wants It All   By Felipe Leon   TIJUANA, MEXICO-As expected once you win a world title, the goal of every fighter who straps on a pair of gloves whether they are male or female, changes will knock on your door. Tijuana, Mexico’s Kenia Enriquez (19-1, 9KO) is not the exception. Since winning […]

Comeback Trail

The Return of Irma “Guerita” Sanchez

Irma “Guerita” Sanchez on the Comeback Trail     By Felipe Leon   Many a times in boxing a fighter retires from the sport when they have reached the end of their peak abilities.  More often than not a fighter stops competing way past that time always hoping against hope for that special night when […]

Great Naoko

Japan’s Great Naoko Fujioka Dreams of Fighti...

Japan’s Great Naoko Fujioka Dreams of Fighting in U.S.     By Yuriko Miyata   A week of vacation in Los Angeles inspired a Japanese female fighter who is one of the world greatest but also very humble. Four-time world champion Naoko Fujioka flew to the United States for the first time since attending ringside […]

Acuña defends

Marcela Acuña Leads Back to Back Nights of Title ...

Acuña defends against O’Connell, Bermudez and Benavidez square off in rematch   By Diego Morilla Being the very first Argentine female fighter to hold a boxing license and still fighting at the age of 40 is not an impediment for the legendary Marcela Acuña to continue challenging herself to take her historic run to new […]

WBO Champ

Mexico’s Arely Mucino Chasing WBO Flyweight Title

“Machine Gun” Arely Muciño In Hot Pursuit of WBO Champ Alarcon   By Felipe Leon   Despite only being 28-years-old, Mexican flyweight Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (23-3-2, 10KO) has reached the mountain top of her division not only once but three times.   The fighter from Monterrey, Mexico, is now looking for immortality as she goes […]

Farias aims

Erica Farias Gunning for Cecilia Braekhus

Erica Farias aims for a shot at glory against Cecilia Braekhus   By Diego Morilla The fight ended with the same mood with which it started.  A smile before the first round, and the very same smile at the very end of the bout.  And with it, the gratitude for a chance to get in the ring, […]

Braekhus Prepared

Cecilia Braekhus Prepared for Tough Erica Farias

Cecilia Braekhus Prepared for Tough Challenge from Erica Farias   By Phil Woolever   What could be one of the best women’s championship matches in years is scheduled for Saturday night in Bergen, Norway before a big crowd, as unified welterweight titlist Cecilia Braekhus faces highly respected challenger Erica Farias, the current WBC super-lightweight belt […]

Peralta face

Ana Esteche vs Celeste Peralta 3 in Argentina

Ana Esteche and Celeste Peralta face off in high-stakes rubber match    By Diego Morilla Ana Esteche and Celeste Peralta have already fought twice. The first one was a great bout.  The rematch was simply extraordinary.  And this Saturday, June 3, all signs indicate that they will even improve on those two intense confrontations in their historic […]

Vil Sets

Melissa St. Vil Sets the Record Straight

Melissa St. Vil Sets The Record Straight   By Felipe Leon The story is as old as boxing. Promoter needs to sell tickets so they announce their star in a fight facing another big name but the other big name never gets contacted and is never told.  Come fight night, an injury is invented or […]

McCarter Seeks

The Queen Layla McCarter Seeks Her Throne

The Queen Layla McCarter Seeks Her Throne     By Felipe Leon   If you’ve followed female boxing for the last 20 years then you know who Layla “Amazing” McCarter is.  No introduction needed.   She is considered by many the current best pound for pound female fighter despite of the existence of Cecilia Braekhus, […]