Category Archives: Features


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 […]

Miyao Returns

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 […]

Champions Critique

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]