Tag Archives: Christy Martin

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.   […]

It’s True. Claressa Shields the Main Event on Showtime Card in March

It’s True. Claressa Shields the Main Event on Showtime Card in March.   Former U.S. Olympic superstar Claressa Shields signed an expected contract with television network Showtime on Tuesday. But not expected was that her fight will be the main event. It’s an historic moment in female boxing. “I did not expect to be the […]

America Will Be Watching Serrano vs Rivas on TV

American female boxers finally get their moment in the sun and America is watching. When Amanda Serrano (30-1-1, 23 Kos) meets Mexico’s Yazmin Rivas (35-9-1, 10 Kos) in the boxing ring on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it marks the very first time in decades that a major network like Showtime televises and promotes […]

Argentina’s Great Marcela Acuna KOs Yesica Marcos

Marcela Acuna demolishes Yesica Marcos with a highlight-reel stoppage   By Diego Morilla MORENO, Argentina – It is not easy to continue outdoing oneself after a long and illustrious career, but Marcela Acuña found a way to do just that with her demolishing, highlight-reel, last-round stoppage win over Yesica Marcos on Friday night with the vacant […]

Clash in Argentina: Marcela Acuna vs. Yesica Marcos II

Marcela Acuña faces Yesica Marcos with more than revenge in sight   By Diego Morilla   BUENOS AIRES – This week, the legendary Bernard Hopkins will finally retire at age 51, stretching his career to an unprecedented 28 years, but he may have some serious competition in the female counterpart of his line of work […]

Laila Ali Talks Claressa, Katie and More

Dancing With The Stars In Boston: Laila Ali Floats Into The Tradition BOSTON — Laila Ali doesn’t box anymore. Her final professional fight was won nearly a decade ago, in 2007. The youngest of eight children born to the late great Muhammad Ali, Laila did something in the fight game that her famous father could […]

Fresh Faces: Raquel Miller

Born one of eight siblings, there might not have been another choice for 31-year-old super welterweight Raquel Miller (2-0, 1KO) but to become a fighter.   Always boxing enthusiasts, her family would gather around the television and like most of the rest of the world in the late 80s, would watch the “baddest man on […]

Laila Ali vs Claressa Shields the Dream Match That Will Never Happen

Laila Ali vs Claressa Shields the Dream Match That Will Never Happen   Some TSS readers (hey, you know who you are) are enthused about the recent uptick of interest in women’s boxing. Others (you know who you are as well) believe any resurgence of popularity is not only a waste of traditional fight fan’s […]

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 […]

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land – How Argentina became a haven for female boxing   By Diego Morilla   Imagine a basketball player making his debut in an NBA game against MJ’s Bulls. Or a big league hitter wannabe making his first trip to the plate to face a Cy Young winner in a World Series game. […]