Category Archives: Features

Cornejo Learns

Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo In Pursuit

“LA Diva” Maricela Cornejo Learns On The Job   By Felipe Leon   By all accounts and purposes, former WBC International super middleweight champion Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo (8-2, 2KO) is ready for whatever is next in her boxing career.  The 30-year-old, originally of Washington state but now fighting out of the Inland Empire east […]

Female Champions

Japan Now: The Hunt for More Female Champions

Tournaments in Japan for More Female Champions   By Yuriko Miyata   A decade of dedication by Japanese female boxers has moved the conservative world and opened the gates for the very first female championship tournament this year.   East Japan Boxing Association (JPBA-EAST), the female category committee backed by Japan Boxing Commission (JBC), organized […]

Dionicius sets

Argentina’s Debora Dionicius vs. Mexico̵...

Debora Dionicius sets out to earn wider respect in a land of champions   By Diego Morilla A quick review of all the big names in Argentine female boxing inevitably takes us through a list that includes Marcela Acuña, Érica Farías, Ana Esteche, Yesica Bopp and many others. But there is a name that, in […]

Considers MMA

UFC and Bellator Courting Amanda Serrano

Is Female Boxing Losing Another One? Amanda Serrano Considers MMA     By Felipe Leon   The fact female fighters do not get the respect they deserve is no secret.  For years their biggest argument has been although they do everything their male counterparts do, the vast majority of them do not get anywhere near […]

Mikaela Mayer Debuts in City of Angels

Mikaela Mayer Debuts on Big Stage in City of Angels   By Igor Frank LOS ANGELES-Ten years ago Mikaela Mayer walked into the Mejiro Gym, L.A in Woodland Hills, California. “I just turned seventeen,” said Mayer while in Hollywood on Wednesday. “And I kind of had been to four different high schools and I just […]

Shields Looking

Claressa Shields Looking to Prove She’s the Best

Claressa Shields Looking to Prove She’s the Best   By David A. Avila Claressa “T-Rex” Shields claims to be the best female fighter pound for pound. Nothing wrong with confidence. Shields (3-0) looks to prove her claim when she faces Germany’s undefeated Nikki Adler (16-0) for the WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles on […]

Ortiz

Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz Defends Title Ag...

“Avispa” Ortiz Buzzes Back in the Ring   By Felipe Leon   Just like her nickname “Avispa” (the wasp in Spanish) describes her, the diminutive five-foot even Anabel Ortiz (24-3, 4KO) throws so many punches it seems as if she would levitate.   This Saturday night she will headline the Zanfer promoted fight card televised […]

Estrada

Seniesa Estrada and Lorraine Villalobos Win in SoC...

Fight Analysis: Seniesa Estrada and Lorraine Villalobos Win in SoCal   By Sindy Amador Two female bouts took place over the weekend in Southern California. In the co-main event of the night rising star Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (10-0) remained undefeated despite facing a well-experienced fighter in Aracely Palacios (8-7) from Durango, Mexico (my hometown) […]

Wait

Jackie Nava vs Mariana Juarez Clash Bumped by Mayw...

Mexico and World Will Have To Wait   By Felipe Leon   As easily as the boxing Gods give a fight, as easily as they can take them away.  The summer had all the writings to be a scorcher for Mexican female fight fans as it was talked about of a mega fight between the […]

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 […]