Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Ireland’s Katie Taylor Debuts on Saturday

Ireland’s Katie Taylor Debuts on Saturday in England   Ireland’s highly acclaimed Katie Taylor, a former Olympic gold medalist in 2012, jumps into the prize ring for her much anticipated pro debut on Saturday in London, England, the site of her greatest accomplishment. Now 30 years old, the multi-world champion of the amateur world enters […]

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 […]

Flashback Friday: Christy Martin vs Belinda Laracuente

Flashback Friday: Christy Martin vs Belinda Laracuente at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas March 3, 2000.     For those that follow female boxing, the “Coalminer’s Daughter” Christy Martin needs no introduction.  Arguably the first American female boxer to break through to the mainstream, Martin began boxing after participating in “tough women” contests in the […]

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 Wins in Alabama, Hernandez Retires and more

Layla Wins in Alabama, But Melissa Retires and other female fight news Elite female prizefighters Layla “Amazing” McCarter and Melissa “Huracan” Hernandez performed on the big stage before the Alabama crimson fans. “It was kind of empty when we fought but the fans were great,” said McCarter. McCarter (38-13-5, 9 Kos) defeated Hernandez (22-7-3, 7 […]