Tag Archives: female boxing

Claressa Shields Bangs Out Pro Debut Win in Las Vegas

Claressa Shields Enters the Pro Ranks With a Bang in Las Vegas   LAS VEGAS-Fresh from her Olympic heroics Claressa Shields walked into the vast arena not knowing what to expect in her first pro fight. But after the initial explosion of punches all was back to normal. She won. The entire crowd of 13,000 […]

Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus Returns and other female fight news

Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus Returns Home to Defend Titles In a country that just recently lifted a ban against prizefighting Cecilia Braekhus finally can show off her skills to her adopted countrymen and women. Braekhus (28-0, 7 Kos) defends the milieu of welterweight titles she holds around her waist like layers on a birthday cake. The […]

Marcela Acuna Shuts Out Brenda Carabajal

Marcela Acuña shuts out Brenda Carabajal in a dominant performance By Diego Morilla CASEROS, Argentina – Less than a month shy of her 40th birthday, former multiple champ and Argentine female boxing pioneer Marcela Acuña showed no signs of her age in yet another return bout that saw her dominate fellow Argentine contender Brenda Carabajal […]

Heather Hardy “I Didn’t Come This Far, Just to Come This Far.”

Heather Hardy Wants More: “I Didn’t Come This Far Just To Come This Far” With only four weeks to prepare, undefeated WBC International super bantamweight champion Heather “The Heat” Hardy (18-0, 4KO) stepped into the ring against her most important opponent to date, Shelly Vincent (18-1, 1KO), last Sunday, August 21st, at the Ford Amphitheatre […]

Argentina’s Daniela Bermudez vs Mexico’s Mariana Juarez

Argentina’s Daniela “La Bonita” Bermudez Fights Mexico’s Mariana “Barbie” Juarez on Aug. 27   By Felipe Leon As it was announced some months ago, veteran Mexican fighter Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (43-8-4, 17KO) is on a quest for a third world title in as many divisions at the end of this month, Saturday, August 27th, when […]

U.S. Olympic Female Boxers Mikaela and Claressa

U.S. Olympic Females Claressa and Mikaela and other International Fight News Claressa Shields and Mikaela Mayer make up the North American squad and are about to enter the Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro. Both have completely different styles. Shields, 21, returns to the Olympics after powering her way to gold in London in 2012. […]

Mikaela Mayer in Rio

Mikaela Mayer in Rio Olympics and other female fight news Most of our coverage focuses on female professional prizefighting, but with the inclusion of professionals this year by the International Olympic Committee, we felt it necessary to mention those women participating in Olympic boxing. Mayer, 26, is one of two North American females on Team […]

Layla McCarter vs Melissa Hernandez on Big Card

Layla McCarter and Melissa Hernandez Ready to Perform and other female news All eyes in the female boxing world will be looking toward the south when a couple of America’s best Layla “The Amazing” McCarter and Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez clash on a major fight card. Seldom are women included. McCarter (37-13-5) and Hernandez (22-6-3) have […]

Delfine Persoon Keeps Title and more

WBC lightweight champ Delfine Persoon Wins Again, plus other Female Chatter By Prizefighter.com staff WBC female lightweight titlist Delfine Persoon (36-1) of Belgium retained the title by unanimous decision against Dominican Republic’s Christina Linardatou (8-1) on Saturday. The 10-round bout took place in Roeselare, Belgium. Persoon, 31, has long dominated the lightweight division but has […]

Fresh Faces: Poula Estrada

Fresh Faces: Poula Estrada   By Felipe Leon   Palmdale, California, is not exactly a boxing mecca.   Part of the Los Angeles County, the small suburb has some notable residents from the likes of Afroman, a one-hit wonder rap artist, to Debbie Rowe, the mother of the late Michael Jackson’s children. That might all change in […]