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Mexico vs. The World: a division by division breakdown

Mexico vs The World 
In boxing Mexico has always been a powerhouse. On the male side Mexico has more world champions than any other country

Japan’s Naoko Fujioka Seeks 5th World Title in 5th Division on Friday

Naoko Fujioka Can’t Afford to Lose to Costa Rica’s Yokasta Valle 
A magnificent fight is approaching.
The four weight division conqueror Naoko Fujioka

Reporting from Japan: Etsuko Tada Powers by Naoko Shibata

Reporting from Japan: Etsuko Tada Powers by Naoko Shibata
Showdowns between fellow rivals have always pleased fans in Japan.

The Best Female Fighters in the World Pound for Pound

The Best Female Prizefighters Pound for Pound
By David A. Avila
Here is the long-awaited pound for pound list of the best female fighters from around

Tijuana’s Sandra Robles Bides Her Time

Tijuana’s Sandra Robles Bides Her Time   By Felipe Leon   There might not be anything worse for a fighter to be so close to a world title yet so far.   Sitting on the top of the challenger heap for the WBA 108-pound rankings since November of last year Sandra “Perla Negra” Robles (17-2, […]

Katie Taylor and Female Fight News for week of July 31, 2017

Female Fight News for week of July 31, Katie Taylor and More   By David A. Avila One of the lightest weeks of the boxing calendar saw female prizefighting take center stage last weekend and again this coming weekend. Katie Taylor, the pride of Ireland, made her American debut with a one-sided thrashing of Texan […]

Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz Defends Title Against Franco in Mexico City

“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 […]

Japan’s Naoko Fujioka Wins Historic World Title by KO

Japan’s Naoko Fujioka Wins Historic World Title by KO     By Yuriko Miyata   TOKYO-Adding a new achievement in Japanese boxing history, Naoko Fujioka captured her fourth world title on Monday with a technical knockout victory over number contender Isabel Millan of Mexico at 21 seconds into the final round of the bout for […]

Female Fight News for week of Jan. 23, 2017

Female Fight News for week of Jan. 23, 2017   European female boxing got started with a bang this week with several top fights taking place in France and Belgium. The big one was supposed to take place this weekend with Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus defending her welterweight belts against Swedens Karla Svensson. It was postponed […]

Christy Martin’s Promotional Debut and Female Fight News

Christy Martin’s Promotional Debut Features Female Title Fight and other news   Many consider Christy “The Coalminer’s Daughter” Martin one of the greatest female fighters of all time. Now she’s tackling promoting. “I truly feel it was easier being the fighter,” said Martin. “But I am excited to start this new phase of my boxing […]