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Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo Dominates in Mexico, “Ready for Whoever”

Maricela Cornejo Scores Multiple Knockdowns in Playa del Carmen   By David A. Avila Middleweight contender Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo didn’t need six scheduled rounds as she routed Claudia Ramirez and floored the Mexican native several times to win by knockout on Saturday. Cornejo (11-2, 4 KOs) grabbed her second consecutive knockout with a blistering […]

Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo: Ready, Set, Go, in Mexico

Maricela Cornejo vs. Claudia Ramirez in Mexico   By David A. Avila Southern California-based Maricela “La Diva” Cornejo meets Claudia Ramirez in a six round super middleweight bout on Saturday in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The stylish and attractive Mexican-American fighter Cornejo (10-2, 3 KOs) has taken a sideways path but now with the backing of […]

Femke Hermans Upsets Nikki Adler for WBO Title

Belgium’s Femke Hermans Upsets Germany’s Nikki Adler   By  Phil Woolever   Belgium’s Femke Hermans defied the odds and defeated local favorite Nikki Adler for the vacant WBO Super-Middleweight Championship in Augsburg, Germany.   Hermans,165, earned her new belt with a consistent game plan and solid boxing skills that kept Adler, 164 ½, off balance […]

Female Prizefighters Accept Risky Business and More Female Fight News

Female Fight News May 13, 2018 Risks   By David A. Avila In the female prizefighting world because of the smaller number of fighters in the world compared to men, it’s imperative that all opportunities are seized. An estimated 18,000 men boxers exist in the fight world compared to less than 2,000 female boxers worldwide. […]

Nikki Adler Reboots and Meets Femke Hermans on Saturday

Adler Meets Hermans On The Comeback Trail   By Phil Woolever   When super-middleweight Nikki Adler faces Femke Hermans at the Curt Frenzel Stadium in Augsburg, Germany on Saturday night it will be more than simply a meeting for the vacant WBO title.   Personally, it’s also a meaningful homecoming appearance for Adler, who relocated […]

Another Look at Braekhus L.A. Fight and Female Fight News

Female Fight News May 7, 2018 Another Look at Braekhus   By David A. Avila When Cecilia Braekhus selected Kali Reis as an opponent for HBO’s female boxing debut it was because she wanted someone to test her. Borrowing a term from Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, it was a “big drama show” as the welterweight world […]

Cecilia Braekhus Survives Reis in L.A.

Braekhus Survives Reis In Historic HBO Televised Fight   By Felipe Leon   LOS ANGELES-Despite employing a war dance in her ring walk and dropping the undefeated and undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus in the seventh round, it just wasn’t enough for the game Kali Reis (13-7-1, 4KO) to score the upset with Braekhus (33-0, […]

Cecilia Braekhus Defends World Titles in Los Angeles

Cecilia Braekhus Defends Welterweight Titles Against Kali Reis in Los Angeles   By David A. Avila Cecilia Braekhus enters the gauntlet and it truly begins for her this weekend. Known as the “First Lady,” the serenely confident Norwegian now tries her skills against America’s best and now it begins. Braekhus (32-0, 9 KOs) risks her […]

Braekhus Breaks Last TV Barrier, HBO Will Show Female Boxing

Cecilia Braekhus Breaks Last Television Barrier, HBO Will Show Female Boxing   By David A. Avila Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus has broken the last barrier and the undisputed welterweight champion’s defense will be televised by HBO it was announced today. HBO has never shown female boxing in its long history. Braekhus (32-0, 9 KOs) defends the […]

Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels for the Middleweight Title

Claressa Shields vs Hanna Gabriels for Middleweight Title   By David A. Avila A battle of true world champions Claressa Shields and Costa Rica’s Hanna Gabriels will take place in two months, announced Salita Promotions. Forget about the other championship bouts. When IBF and WBC super middleweight champion Shields (5-0, 2 KOs) enters the boxing […]