Tag Archives: Marcela Acuna

Argentina’s Debora Dionicius vs. Mexico’s Diana Fernandez

Debora Dionicius sets out to earn wider respect in a land of champions   By Diego Morilla A quick review of all the big names in Argentine female boxing inevitably takes us through a list that includes Marcela Acuña, Érica Farías, Ana Esteche, Yesica Bopp and many others. But there is a name that, in […]

Maria Roman Upsets Champ Carolina Duer in Argentina

Maria Roman upsets Carolina Duer in Argentina, lifts IBF bantam belt   By Diego Morilla SAN ISIDRO, Argentina.- It was supposed to be business as usual for one of Argentina’s most stable and accomplished female fighters when Carolina Duer announced a defense of her IBF bantamweight title at the Tattersall Hall of the local racetrack, […]

Top Rank Signs US Olympian Mikaela Mayer; Is Shannon O’Connell Next?

Top Rank Signs US Olympian Mikaela Mayer; Is Shannon O’Connell Next?   By David A. Avila Female prizefighting returns to one of the top boxing promotion companies in the world after a lengthy darkness. Mikaela Mayer the 2016 US Olympian will be making her pro debut on Aug. 5, at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los […]

Claressa Shields Wins Title and Female Fight News for week of June 19

Female Fight News for week of June 19 Claressa Shields and More   By David A. Avila A slight lull in fight cards took place last week but those that occurred were monster bouts including Argentina, Mexico and the United States of America. Claressa “T-Rex” Shields battled through an eight round slugfest with Sydney LeBlanc […]

Argentine Firefights on Back to Back Days-Acuna, O’Connell and more

Acuña edges O’Connell, Bermudez and Benavidez fight to a draw in rematch By Diego Morilla Two of Argentina’s best female fighters saw action this weekend, and they both had to work hard to hold on to their respective world titles in a pair of action-packed, exciting bouts. On Friday, June 16th, Acuña, the country’s very […]

Marcela Acuña Leads Back to Back Nights of Title Fights in Argentina

Acuña defends against O’Connell, Bermudez and Benavidez square off in rematch   By Diego Morilla Being the very first Argentine female fighter to hold a boxing license and still fighting at the age of 40 is not an impediment for the legendary Marcela Acuña to continue challenging herself to take her historic run to new […]

Claressa Shields and Female Fight News for week of June 13, 2017

Female Fight News for week of June 12, Claressa Shields and more   By David A. Avila With all eyes on Norway last weekend the rest of the female boxing world was lightly scheduled with scattered bouts. This week Claressa Shields brings attention to the USA with her coming bout in Detroit. Shields, 22, recently […]

Erica Farias Gunning for Cecilia Braekhus

Erica Farias aims for a shot at glory against Cecilia Braekhus   By Diego Morilla The fight ended with the same mood with which it started.  A smile before the first round, and the very same smile at the very end of the bout.  And with it, the gratitude for a chance to get in the ring, […]

Ana Esteche vs Celeste Peralta 3 in Argentina

Ana Esteche and Celeste Peralta face off in high-stakes rubber match    By Diego Morilla Ana Esteche and Celeste Peralta have already fought twice. The first one was a great bout.  The rematch was simply extraordinary.  And this Saturday, June 3, all signs indicate that they will even improve on those two intense confrontations in their historic […]

Yazmin Rivas Fights Amanda Serrano: “I want to be the best so I have to fight the best”

Yazmin Rivas: “I Want To Be the Best So I Have To Fight the Best” A historic female bout will take place on Saturday, January 14th, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (30-1-1, 23KO) of Puerto Rico will defend her WBO super bantamweight title against former WBC bantamweight […]