Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn Explosion

20
Jan
11

Alicia “Slick” Ashley owns the night

Alicia “Slick” Ashley owns the night

Alicia Ashley and Crystal Hoy, Brooklyn Explosion, January 19, 2011

Alicia “Slick” Ashley whipped some butt last night, coming on top to win her 8-round bout against Crystal “Baby Faced Assassin” Hoy on a unanimous decision.  “Slick” truly lived up to her name through a combination of her stick and jab style, smart defensiveness, angles that seemed to defy gravity and a decisive 8th round knockdown that sealed her dominance throughout the fight.  The judges agreed with one scoring the bout 80-72 and the other two scoring the bout 79-72.

Alicia "Slick" Ashley v. Crystal "Baby Faced Assassin" Hoy, 1/19/11

Maureen Shea is to be applauded for putting on a terrific show that included four under card bouts — along with her gamble of promoting a woman’s boxing bout as the Main Event.

18
Jan
11

Women’s boxing everywhere

Women’s boxing everywhere

Young Afghani Women Boxing, Shah Marai / AFP - Getty Images

MSNBC is carrying a fabulous photo essay of young Afghani women boxing.  The joy in their faces says it all.  The link is here.  The photographs were shot by photojournalist Shah Marai for AFP.

 

Alicia "Slick" Ashley, readies for her Main Event fight on January 19, 2011.

The Brooklyn Explosion boxing card @ Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple will feature Alicia “Slick” Ashley in main event bout against Crystal Hoy tomorrow night.  Promoted by New York’s own “Million Dollar Baby,” Maureen Shea, the evening is historic as the first promoting a woman’s title bout as a main event.

 

LaTarisha Fountain, Photo credit: Savulich/News

The New York Daily News in its continuing series on up-and-coming Golden Gloves contenders had a terrific piece on Olympic hopeful LaTarisha Fountain.  The former point guard for Pace University won her first Golden Gloves last year at 152 lbs. and hopes to repeat it again in her quest for a spot on next year’s US Olympic Women’s Boxing team.  The link to the article is here.

 

84th Daily News Golden Gloves

As a reminder, this year’s Daily News Golden Gloves gets underway on Thursday, January 20th at B. B. Kings Club.

 

12
Jan
11

13 Reasons …

13 reasons …

"I'll finish this fight now."

Wonder Woman, "I'll finish this fight now."

 

My mother was born in the Depression and grew up during World War II.

In 1942, she moved with her family from the shtetl-like life of her Bronx neighborhood to Providence, Rhode Island where her father had taken a job as an engraver at the shipyard that built Liberty Ships.  Providence was a tough and forbidding place for a young Jewish girl in those days, and she and her siblings fought many a battle against kids yelling anti-Semetic jeers at them and worse.  In those instances, my mother’s favorite and only superhero was Wonder Woman whose dark beauty and formidable strength gave my mother the courage to stand and fight.

Wonder Woman stood out as a beacon for her — because of course, in my mother’s mind, not only was she a woman, but she had to be Jewish!   And unlike Superman or Batman; Wonder Woman in her Red, White and Blue costume was American to the core.  This took on a lot of meaning for my mother’s 10-year-old soul. Not only could Wonder Woman keep her safe from the worst of her fears, but the Wonder Women of her comics kept her country safe from the horrors of war.

The image of Wonder Woman still stands out as one of the very few where a woman can knock the crap out of someone without it being stigmatized, belittled or sexualized — and that’s saying something.

I bring this up because Girlboxing friend Lisa Creech Bledsoe over at The Glowing Edge, is hoping to win a spot to participate in this year’s Ignite Durham evening with her presentation “How to Win a Fight in a Bar.”

Last year’s “13 Reasons Women Should Take Up Boxing,” garnered 253 votes — and is very funny indeed!  Her presentation ends with a Wonder Woman slide — an image we might all want to take to heart.

To help Lisa win a spot at this years Ignite Durham presentations please click here.

 

PS – Due to the weather, Alicia “Slick” Ashley’s Brooklyn Explosion, “Main Event” bout has been rescheduled for January 19, 2011.

For further information contact Gleason’s Gym or Global Boxing Gym.

‘Hope to see you there!




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