Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Melissa St. Vil Back to Fight in Haiti

Melissa St. Vil Back in Haiti Against Heavier Opponent   By David A. Avila Last minute changes can’t stop Melissa St. Vil. Despite a switch of opponents WBC Silver titlist St. Vil (9-2-4) will face a much heavier but willing opponent in Diana Garcia (14-25) in an eight round non-title fight set at three-minute rounds […]

Big Week for Serrano Sisters Cindy and Amanda

Big Week for Serrano Sisters Cindy In Puerto Rico and Amanda on TV   Christmas arrived exactly on time for the Serrano sisters. Cindy Serrano (24-5-3) meets Calixta Salgado (15-7-3) for the vacant WBO featherweight world title on Saturday in Puerto Rico and last week it was announced Amanda Serrano’s upcoming title defense will be […]

Amanda Serrano Wins Fourth Title in Fourth Weight Division

Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano dropped down to yet another weight division and not surprisingly won another world title; this time in the super bantamweight division. Serrano (30-1-1, 23 Kos) stopped Hungary’s Alexandra Lazar (8-2) in the first round to win the vacant WBO super bantamweight title on Tuesday in Puerto Rico. She already has […]

Christy Martin’s Promotional Debut and Female Fight News

Christy Martin’s Promotional Debut Features Female Title Fight and other news   Many consider Christy “The Coalminer’s Daughter” Martin one of the greatest female fighters of all time. Now she’s tackling promoting. “I truly feel it was easier being the fighter,” said Martin. “But I am excited to start this new phase of my boxing […]

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 […]

Melissa Hernandez Retires and other news

One of the Best, Melissa Hernandez Retires and other female fight news Those who really know the sport of professional boxing have long recognized Puerto Rico’s Melissa Hernandez as one of the best. Last week, before her fourth encounter with Layla McCarter, the fighter known as “Huracan” Hernandez announced it would be her last venture […]

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 […]