Tag Archives: Lucia Rijker

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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

Marcela Acuna and International Fight News

Marcela Acuna and International Fight News – One of the best female fighters of this era returns to battle with Argentina’s Marcela Acuna who began her career fighting back-to-back legends in her first two pro fights. Several other female fights take place this week in Europe and the United States. Acuna was a newbie to pro […]

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 […]

Christy Martin: A Retrospective Look

Christy Martin A Retrospective Look at Hall of Fame Career   Another first will be lived this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the “Coalminer’s Daughter”, Christy Martin, is inducted as the first female fighter to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.   The ceremony is set to take place on Saturday night, July 30th, […]