WBC Women’s Convention Full Swing in Tijuana

BY The Sweet Science ON January 28, 2016
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WBC Women’s Convention Full Swing in Tijuana - The World Boxing Council's 2nd annual convention on Women's Boxing is in session this week in Tijuana, Mexico.

Several topics are up for discussion. The foremost topic on everybody's mind is the idea of stronger marketing campaigns and how to achieve increased fighter pay.  The fact is, that the last fifteen years have seen an explosion in the number of women competing in "The Sweet Science".  For the first time in boxing history, the women have progressed beyond being a sideshow or an isolated event.  There is real competition going on all over the world in multiple weight classes.  Argentina and Mexico have many high level competitors in a vibrant Latin American scene where the women compete just as hard as the men.  Europe potentially has the most advanced fighters, with Cecilia Braekhus and Delfine Persoon topping the list.  Japan and the Asia-Pacific area have a stranglehold on the world titles in the lower women's weight classes.

One close convention observer noted: "The level the women have taken the sport to is way ahead  of the media attention or marketing it gets. There is a real sport with real competition there if the public would bother to look."

As world-class competitor Maureen Shea said in an interview "it is happening in the UFC, why not in women's boxing?". 

Another topic that will be discussed is the use of two-minute rounds in the women's matches. The thought of going to three-minute rounds like the men has a lot of support, however some consider the two-minute rounds make for a more interesting fight.

The convention will also spend a good period of time handing out honors and awards, including the 2015 Fighter and Fight of the Year, which were voted on by fans on the WBC's website dedicated to women's boxing.

Already, Alicia Ashley was recognized by the world renowned Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest female boxer to win a major boxing title. Ashley last fought on October 29th of 2015 where she won the vacant WBC World Female Super Bantamweight title by defeating Ireland's then unbeaten Christina McMahon.

Check out the Boxing Channel's video conversations with WBC Official Malte Mueller and women's competitor Maureen Shea interviewed live at the convention.  The Boxing Channel and The Sweet Science will have coverage all week from Tijuana.

 

 

 

Comment on this article

Bernie Campbell says:

P u

Radam G says:

P u


Can it, B-Camp! Be a gent. Not a dent. Holla!

Bernie Campbell says:

Smells like .ca .ca. Get the hook.sawdust and push broom.

Bernie Campbell says:

Please allow clarissa shields to Chase her dream. Give her a table in a, flea flea market.

Radam G says:

Please allow clarissa shields to Chase her dream. Give her a table in a, flea flea market.


Cut it out, B-Camp! Where is your dude-ism? Man UP! And give much luv and respect to the dame-damsel-and- doll warriors. Holla!

Radam G says:

Smells like .ca .ca. Get the hook.sawdust and push broom.


C'mon! B-Camp, your smelling like X-Y chromosomes sh¥t! Don't push the broom. Sweep your tongue with it. Hehe! Potty mouth! Hehe! Holla!

stormcentre says:

Ha ha.

I opened this thread up solely - not to read the story - but, because I saw it in the forum list and immediately thought "wonder what hilarious comments of justifiable boxing-misogyny and pugiistic-rejection BC will have to say about this".

I was not let down.

Love it !!!!

Kid Blast says:

Holy sh-t

ArneK. says:

Call me an old fossil, but I have trouble connecting with women's boxing because titles are strewn around like confetti -- even more absurdly than on the men's side. When I read that so-and-so won a world title in her seventh professional fight, all that tells me is that some predatory sanctioning body used the occasion to grab a sanctioning fee.

miguel1 says:

It isnt for everybody, and I dont think they wil lever match the men, just like the WNBA though, there are women practicing the craft at a professional and high level and that must be respected.

There are times where on boring shows, it is the women and the passion they show that save the day and thy put on the FIGHT of the NIGHT.

Radam G says:

Call me an old fossil, but I have trouble connecting with women's boxing because titles are strewn around like confetti -- even more absurdly than on the men's side. When I read that so-and-so won a world title in her seventh professional fight, all that tells me is that some predatory sanctioning body used the occasion to grab a sanctioning fee.


True da! No doubt about the "predatory sanctioning..." bodies. They take more advantage of the chicks, than they do of the d¥icks. Hehe! Holla!

Radam G says:

It isnt for everybody, and I dont think they wil lever match the men, just like the WNBA though, there are women practicing the craft at a professional and high level and that must be respected.

There are times where on boring shows, it is the women and the passion they show that save the day and thy put on the FIGHT of the NIGHT.


Several things that TSS has overlooked this year in its awards were the picks for the best woman diz, dat and da third. I've been patiently waiting for TSS's Woman pug of the year, Woman upset of the year and Woman kayo of the year. Holla!

miguel1 says:

I thought long and hard about it, and Im not sure Ive gotten to see enough fights to pick the Fight of the year, or know the all the trainers,etc todo a proper job yet. The ingformation is starting to flow however. Im a fan of Define Persoon, I think she was probalby the top fighter last year. Always home cooking is a black mark against her, but she is tough as hell.

Kid Blast says:

Well, for what it is worth, here is my Female fighter of the Year:


Belgium’s Delfine Persoon (35-1, 16 KO’s) extended her winning streak to 26 and successfully defended her title for the third time, beating the France and EBU title holder Maiva Hamadouche (9-1, 8 KO’s) by unanimous decision at Zwevezele in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium on November14. Persoon hasn’t lost in five years, and the former WIBF/WBF/WIBA belt holder has now fought four times this year, scoring two knockouts and two decision wins.

I must confess to being an unabashed lover of female boxing.

stormcentre says:

Look . . . . if 2 pussies want to get in there and beat the "F" up out of each other . . . who am I to say "no" to such a noble pursuit.

After all; those pussies aren't going to lick themselves without help.



Just don't ask me to pay for it and be upset if I laugh.

Sure, anyone has the right to be offended with these views - but just don't cry when its obvious I don't care.

Hairy women, naked truths, oestrogen imbalances that make Frankenstein and/or China's female Olympic swimming look acceptable, and pugilism; now there's a recipe for madness.

Kid Blast says:

Holy ****. The new breed is quit lovely,Check out Maureen Shea. Quite nice and she even box a lick

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