Friday morning odd-bins
Good morning fight fans! (Always wanted to says that!)
Todas Contra México Update!
Here’s a first look at Todas Contra México‘s star fighters as they get ready to begin shooting in Chiapas, Mexico! Nice promo up on YouTube:
Pan American Games Box-off begins today!
Yep, the USA Boxing qualifier for the debut of women’s boxing at the Pan American Games is set to begin today at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a “Box-Off” of USA’s top competitors in the three Olympic weight categories: Flyweight (112 lbs), Lightweight (132 lbs), and Middleweight (165 lbs).
This is historic stuff!
The top women amateur boxers participating in the Box-Off are:
Marlen Esparza, Houston, Texas
Tyrieshia Douglas Baltimore, Md.
Cynthia Moreno, Phoenix, Ariz.
Alex Love, Monroe, Wash.
Christina Cruz, New York, N.Y.
Marina Ramirez, Las Vegas, Nev.
Queen Underwood, Seattle, Wash.
Patricia Manuel, Long Beach, Calif.
Caroline Barry, Boulder, Colo.
Mikaela Mayer, Marquette, Mich.
Melissa Parker, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Jody-Ann Weller, Pomona, N.Y.
Liz Leddy, Portland, Maine
Tiffanie Hearn, Louisville, Ky.
Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md.
The winners of this event will go on to the Pan American Games qualifying event in Cumana, Venezuala set to run from March 25th to March 30th 2011. The Pan American Games are set to run in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 14th – October 30th 2011.
WBA Women’s Super Bantamweight Title Fight Tonight
Bleacher Reports has a story up on tonight’s WBA Women’s Super Bantamweight title fight tonight between Yesica Patricia Marcos (16-0, 5-KO) and Maria Andrea Miranda (13-5) in San Martin, Mendoz, Argentina. The folks at Bleacher Report opine that the shorted training period for Marcos, and Miranda recent 2-4 record will present challenges to both fighters. The full story is here including news on other upcoming bouts. Well worth the read!
Enjoy the day — and if you happen to be in the NY area it’s set to hit the high 60’s, yea!