Tag Archives: Shannon O’Connell

Major Promoters Signing Female Fighters and Female Fight News

Female Fight News for week of Jan. 15, 2018 Promoters
By David A. Avila
Female prizefighting ignited with a bang as Claressa Shields opened up the year with an eye-catching

Best of the Best in Female Prizefighting 2017

Undoubtedly the year 2017 has been the best year ever for female prizefighting. It also brought forth a number of memorable moments.

Layla McCarter In Mexico City Fight and Female Fight News

Many of the top female prizefighters fought last week and perhaps the best “Amazing” Layla McCarter travels to Mexico to end 2018 with a bang.

Female Fight News for week of July 24th American Assault

Female Fight News for week of July 24 American Assault   By David A. Avila American prizefighting arrived with a boom last week and continues on with assistance from Ireland. Boricua star Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano brushed aside Hungary’s Edina Kiss with a third round knockout on the island paradise of Puerto Rico. It was […]

Amanda Serrano “The Real Deal” and Female Fight News for week of July 17

Female Fight News for week of July 17, Amanda Serrano “The Real Deal.”   By David A. Avila It looks like it’s North America’s turn for female prizefighting. The spotlight has been turned on brightly for many of the top Americans including the announcement that another U.S. Olympian Mikaela Mayer will now be fighting as […]

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 […]

Argentine Action: Griffa Wins and Waits for Serrano; Matthysse Loses

Griffa wins and waits for Serrano; Matthysse loses comeback fight Two outstanding Argentine female fighters took their careers in completely different directions this week, in a rare all-female double-header broadcast live by DirectTV Sports from Laguna Larga, Cordoba on Saturday, June 24. The biggest shock came in the co-main six rounder in the featherweight division […]

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 […]