Women’s Boxing

Saturday Recap: A Smashing Upset in Chicago; a Bodacious Ladies Day in Venezuela

Saturday Recap: A Smashing Upset in Chicago; a Bodacious Ladies Day in Venezuela

By: The Sweet Science Jun 19 2016

Bodacious Ladies Day - June 18 wasn’t a particularly busy day for boxing by the standards of a Saturday, but there were several notable events that loom large going forward. Joe Smith Jr’s shocking first round knockout of Andrzej Fonfara has the boxing world buzzing and the groundbreaking all-female card in Venezuela was an artistic and commercial success. For Andrzej Fonfara, the match wit...

Female Boxing Thrives in Latin America, Not in the U.S.

Female Boxing Thrives in Latin America, Not in the U.S.

By: David A. Avila Jun 17 2016

Female Boxing Thrives - Latin America thrives when it comes to female prizefighting. Costa Rica’s Hanna Gabriel (15-1-1) defends her WBO super welterweight world title against Uruguay’s Katia Alvarino (8-2-1) on Saturday June 18, at Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas in La Guaira, Venezuela. It’s not the only female world title fight. Two others are included. Gabriel is her country’s gr...

Ronny Rios, Zach Ochoa, Seniesa Estrada Win at Belasco

Ronny Rios, Zach Ochoa, Seniesa Estrada Win at Belasco

By: David A. Avila Jun 04 2016

Ronny Rios, Zach Ochoa, Seniesa Estrada -  It was a night to kick off a two-day affair in the city of the Angels and Santa Ana’s Ronny Rios stormed out of his corner like a high powered locomotive and ran over former contender Efrain Esquivias to win by knockout on Friday. The featherweight match was expected to be a tense affair but Rios (26-1, 11 KOs) had felonious intentions before a sold...

Female Boxing is Surging in the Land of Gennady Golovkin

Female Boxing is Surging in the Land of Gennady Golovkin

By: The Sweet Science May 28 2016

Female Boxing -  Boxers from the Republic of Kazakhstan, home to nearly 18 million people, have fared well in international amateur competitions. In 1996, future cruiserweight champion Vassiliy Jirov was named the outstanding boxer at the Olympic Summer Games, the first of three boxers from Kazakhstan to win this coveted award (the others didn’t turn pro). Gennady Golovkin (you may have heard o...

Skoglund, Lauren Notch Wins in Sweden

Skoglund, Lauren Notch Wins in Sweden

By: The Sweet Science Apr 23 2016

Skoglund, Lauren Notch Wins in Sweden - Stockholm, Sweden's Hovet Arena hosted Sauerland Promotions for an eight fight boxing card that was split evenly with four men's fights and four fights coming in the women's divisions. The main event on the women's side featured 26-3 WBC World 154 lb champion Mikaela Lauren as she took on the challenge of Croatia's Ivana Habazin (15-2). Lauren literally m...

Layla McCarter is Female Fighter of the Year for 2012; Plus Other Bests

Layla McCarter is Female Fighter of the Year for 2012; Plus Other Bests

By: David A. Avila Jan 02 2013

Layla McCarter - Globally the sport of female prizefighting continues to sprout new wings and was helped along with assistance from the amateurs participating in the Olympic Games in London. Professional female boxers had numerous outstanding performances from Australia to Philadelphia and for fans lucky enough to see them perform, it was eye-opening. Slowly the world is discovering the burgeon...