Tag Archives: Mikaela Mayer

D-Day for American Prizefighters and Female Fight News

Female Fight News June 4, 2018 D-Day for American Fighters   By David A. Avila D-Day is approaching for women’s prizefighting in the month of June led by an invasion force that includes Claressa “T-Rex” Shields dropping to the middleweight division. Seventy-four years ago, on June 6, the Allied Forces invaded Normandy Beach in France […]

Female Prizefighters Accept Risky Business and More Female Fight News

Female Fight News May 13, 2018 Risks   By David A. Avila In the female prizefighting world because of the smaller number of fighters in the world compared to men, it’s imperative that all opportunities are seized. An estimated 18,000 men boxers exist in the fight world compared to less than 2,000 female boxers worldwide. […]

Mikaela Mayer Shuts Out Baby Nansen in NYC

Mikaela Mayer Dominates Baby Nansen in NYC   By David A. Avila Fighting for the second time in New York, Mikaela Mayer was extended until the final bell once again in winning by decision on Saturday. It must be something in the air. Still, Mayer (5-0, 3 KOs) continued her unbeaten streak with a dominant […]

Mikaela Mayer vs. Baby Nansen in NYC

Southern California’s Mikaela Mayer vs Baby Nansen in NYC   By David A. Avila New York City has a reputation of being a fast-paced city with zooming subways, and darting taxis. It’s a city of hustlers. Mikaela Mayer fits right in. Every time she enters a boxing ring you better not blink. Since dispensing her […]

Another Look at Braekhus L.A. Fight and Female Fight News

Female Fight News May 7, 2018 Another Look at Braekhus   By David A. Avila When Cecilia Braekhus selected Kali Reis as an opponent for HBO’s female boxing debut it was because she wanted someone to test her. Borrowing a term from Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, it was a “big drama show” as the welterweight world […]

Mexican Women Reload and Female Fight News

Mexicans Reload and Female Fight News April 23   By David A. Avila Maybe it’s the proximity to Cinco de Mayo as Mexican prizefighters seem to be revving up the engines this weekend in major match ups throughout Mexico and North America. Mariana “La Barby” Juarez returns to the forefront as Mexico’s major attraction both […]

Fresh Faces: Here’s Alycia Baumgardner

Fresh Faces: Alycia Baumgardner     By Felipe Leon   The story of how 23-year-old Alycia Baumgardner (5-0, 4KO) got into boxing is not all that different except for one exception:  half African-American and a quarter Korean and a quarter Japanese, the aggressive-in-the-ring Baumgardner of Freemont, Ohio, was raised by a Mexican stepfather who introduced […]

West Coast Female Prizefighting Revived

Female Fight News March 19, 2018 West Coast Revived   By David A. Avila After two or three years of darkness West Coast boxing finally returned and for two consecutive weeks female prizefighting shined. For back-to-back weeks female boxing was televised on three separate fight cards thanks to Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank. One […]

Maricela Cornejo and Mikaela Mayer Crack TV Barrier and More Female Fight News

Female Fight News week of March 12, 2018 Television Barrier Cracked   By David A. Avila Exciting times have arrived for female prizefighting and it continues this weekend too. After years of American-based female boxers performing under a blackout from television, the door has been rammed open. Two separate female contests on different promotions were […]

Mikaela Mayer at StubHub on Saturday

Mikaela Mayer vs Maria Semertzoglou at StubHub   By David A. Avila When you first meet Mikaela Mayer you realize the tall Southern Californian though always cordial is a driven athlete. No nonsense, simply driven. Mayer (3-0, 2 KOs) returns home and faces Greece’s Maria Semertzoglou (7-3) in a six round super featherweight fight at […]