Tag Archives: Christy Martin

Lucia Rijker and Female Fight News for week of Aug. 14

Lucia Rijker and Female Fight News for week of Aug. 14, 2017   By David A. Avila Perhaps the greatest female fighter of any era, Lucia Rijker, was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame over the weekend. Unlike another from her country, actor Jean Claude Van Damme, the “Muscles from Brussels,” who appeared […]

Olympians Mikaela and Claressa and Female Fight News for week of Aug. 7

Female Fight News for week of Aug. 7, 2017 Olympian Week   By David A. Avila Olympian week took hold as former American team mates both made history over the weekend in different parts of the U.S.A. The sleeping giant has awoken Claressa Shields dominated WBC super middleweight champion Nikki Adler to rip the world […]

Mikaela Mayer Sizzles in L.A. Pro Debut

Mikaela Mayer Sizzles in Pro Debut in Hometown L.A.   By David A. Avila LOS ANGELES-Mikaela Mayer blitzed to her first pro win with an emphatic knockout victory over Widnelly Figueroa in front of her native hometown on Saturday. It has been years since she fought in Los Angeles. “I’m from here but I rarely […]

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 […]