Tag Archives: Lucia Rijker

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, […]