Women’s Boxing

David Avila And ThePrizefighters.com

David Avila And ThePrizefighters.com

By: Miguel Iturrate Jul 03 2017

David Avila And ThePrizefighters.com - You may know our West Coast Editor David Avila for his years worth of contributions here at TSS and for his hard work covering boxing, especially the scene in southern California. What you may not know about David is that his love of all things pugilistic has seen him overseeing the content for ThePrizefighters.com, a boxing site dedicated to the women's ...

Women’s Boxing News at Theprizefighters.com

Women’s Boxing News at Theprizefighters.com

By: The Sweet Science Dec 01 2016

Womens Boxing News - Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, was among five athletes honored on Monday evening, Nov. 29, at the annual bash of Boston’s Sports Museum. The event, dubbed The Tradition, was held at TD Garden, the home of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and NHL’s Boston Bruins. Laila Ali, now 38 years old, competed from 1999 to 2007, finishing her professional boxing career with a...

Can Claressa Shields Lead Female Prizefighting into a Brighter Day?

Can Claressa Shields Lead Female Prizefighting into a Brighter Day?

By: David A. Avila Nov 24 2016

  CLARESSA SHIELDS -- Few knew what to expect when a clear-eyed Claressa Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, hustled into the prize ring for her pro debut. It took mere seconds to find out. Shields flew into battle against Franchon Crews like a hungry tigress looking to protect her domain. After four fiery rounds of nonstop blurry exchanges and concussive blows, the two-time ...

Weekend Boxing Recaps: No Men’s World Title Fights, but a Rich Buffet

Weekend Boxing Recaps: No Men’s World Title Fights, but a Rich Buffet

By: The Sweet Science Oct 23 2016

  There were no men’s world title fights on the next-to-last weekend of October, at least none sanctioned by any of the major sanctioning bodies, but there were plenty of interesting matches with major implications heading down the line. The appetizers were served up in U.S. rings on Friday and the Saturday docket commenced “down under” where one of Australia’s most popular athlete...

Is Claressa Shields the Beacon that will lift Women’s Boxing into a Brighter Era?

Is Claressa Shields the Beacon that will lift Women’s Boxing into a Brighter Era?

By: Arne K. Lang Oct 21 2016

By Arne K. Lang All told, nineteen U.S. boxers competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Only one brought home a gold medal. That would be Claressa Shields. She actually grabbed two, winning the middleweight competition in London at the age of 17 and then winning the coveted medal again this summer in Rio. She is the first U.S. boxer to win the gold in two different Olympiads. Shiel...

Amanda Serrano’s Victory May Open the Door to Female Fights on TV

Amanda Serrano’s Victory May Open the Door to Female Fights on TV

By: David A. Avila Oct 21 2016

Amanda Serrano - On the throes of Amanda Serrano’s record-breaking fourth world title in four weight divisions, her win could also break the barrier that has kept female fighters from television screens. Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment that promotes Serrano, said talks of opening up the door for women's boxing on television have begun. “There’s a possibility of having w...

Jelena Mrdjenovich Proves Champions Can Win Anywhere

Jelena Mrdjenovich Proves Champions Can Win Anywhere

By: David A. Avila Oct 13 2016

  By David A. Avila Regardless of gender, all prizefighters should fight outside of their native soil to prove their abilities as Canada’s Jelena Mrdjenovich did last week in Europe. Mrdjenovich (37-10-1, 19 KOs), who holds the WBC and WBA featherweight world titles, traveled to Cergy-Pontoise, France and handed Gaelle Amand (14-1) her first pro defeat. It was yet more proof of superio...

Results From “The Homecoming” – Braekhus Destroys Mathis

Results From “The Homecoming” – Braekhus Destroys Mathis

By: Miguel Iturrate Oct 01 2016

Results From The Homecoming - It should go down as a historic moment for women's boxing and the sport in general as Oslo, Norway hosted a boxing event for the first time in thirty-six years. The main event was none other than Cecilia Braekhus (28-0), the women's welterweight top gun who holds world titles from at least five sanctioning bodies, as she faced the challenge of France's Anne Sophie Mat...

Braekhus vs Mathis Oct 1st – Eye on Women’s Boxing

Braekhus vs Mathis Oct 1st – Eye on Women’s Boxing

By: Miguel Iturrate Sep 22 2016

Braekhus vs Mathis Oct 1st - On October 1st, The Spectrum in Oslo, Norway will host a major women's boxing card that features top welterweight Cecilia Braekhus (28-0) defending her WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles at 147 pounds as she faces France's Anne Sophie Mathis (27-3-1). The bout is a rematch between two of the top women in the sport today. The pair first met back in September of ...

Eye on Womens Boxing Duer Stops Scaranello in Buenos Aires

Eye on Womens Boxing Duer Stops Scaranello in Buenos Aires

By: Miguel Iturrate Aug 27 2016

Eye on Womens Boxing Duer Stops Scaranello - Last night in Quilmes, Argentina, an interim version of the IBF world female bantamweight title was disputed between Carolina Raquel Duer (18-3-1) and Aline de Cassia Scaranello (10-4). The fight was the main event of a five fight boxing card that aired on TyC Sports in Argentina. From the start, it was clear that Duer was the more skilled fighter, b...