Category Archives: Features

Fifth World

Amanda Serrano Guns for Fifth World Title In Fifth...

Amanda Serrano Guns for a Fifth World Title in Fifth Weight Class   By David A. Avila A few years ago women’s boxing was hidden in the shadows as female MMA took the much brighter center stage though only in existence for a couple decades. More than a few claimed women’s boxing in the United […]

Sindy Amador

Catching Up With a Warrior: Sindy Amador

Catching up with a Warrior: Sindy Amador     Southern California has always been home to tough fighters.   From the San Fernando Valley down to the border with Mexico and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the border against Arizona, with its mix of ethnicities prone to get inside a ring and […]

St. Vil Defends WBC Silver Title

Melissa St. Vil Defends WBC Silver Title in Haiti

Melissa St. Vil Defends WBC Silver Title in Haiti   By Janice Yim and David A. Avila Haitian native Melissa St. Vil returns to the warmer climate of her island country once again in defense of her title. It’s still cold in St. Vil’s (9-2-3) adopted New York City and once again she returns to […]

Ex-Fighter

Marlen Esparza’s Debut; a Critical Look by a...

Marlen Esparza’s Debut and a Critical Look by an Ex-Fighter   By Sindy Amador Marlen Esparza’s long awaited debut finally happened. The former 2012 Olympic flyweight bronze medalist is the first female to be signed long termed by Golden Boy Promotions. She had incredible success as a boxer during her amateur career. The talented Latina […]

Victoria Bustos

Argentina’s Victoria Bustos: “There...

Argentina’s Victoria Bustos: “There is always something to be learned”     By Diego Morilla   Every boxing career spans a wide range between a fighter’s best and worst performance, and Argentina’s Victoria Bustos has already tested the limits of that gap throughout her short but eventful career as a fighter.   Unfortunately for IBF […]

Claressa Shields Warns

Claressa Shields Warns Don’t Blink on Showti...

Claressa Shields Warns Don’t Blink on Showtime Debut Move over boys. It’s Claressa time. America’s Claressa Shields was anointed the first female to headline a major television network main event on television. Now, after beating up the amateurs, she’s working on the pros. Shields (1-0) faces Hungary’s veteran Szilvia Szabados (15-8, 6 KOs) in a […]

Stephen Espinoza

Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza Backs Female Boxing

Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza Jumps In With Both Feet   The fairer sex has been strapping on the fight gloves as long as men and for more than a century of modern day professional boxing, women have not received their fair share of exposure, recognition, fame, money or a combination of all of the above.   […]

Enriquez Returns

Kenia “La Gema” Enriquez Returns to the Ring

Tijuana’s Kenia “La Gema” Enriquez Returns to the Ring During the last two decades Mexico has flaunted some of the best female prizefighters in the world with most residing in Mexico City. But lately, the border city of Tijuana has unraveled several sparkling fighters of its own. One of those seemingly hidden jewels is Kenia […]

Mariana

Mariana “Barbie” Juarez’s State of Address

With the retirement of Ana Maria “Guerrera” Torres and Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava currently serving as a senator in the Mexican government, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (44-9-4, 17KO) is the most recognized Mexican female fighter of her generation.   The Mexico City native has captured major world titles in two different divisions, flyweight and super flyweight, […]

Japanese Women Fighting

Japanese Women Fighting for Relevance

Japanese Women Fighting for Relevance     By Yuriko Miyata   Though Japan seems one of the most active areas of female boxing in the world, fighting women are still struggling with a harsh reality to remain relevant, but in quite a positive way.   During the first weekend of February, the Boxing Girls Meeting […]