25
Mar
11

Why women box: Kiesher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells!

Why women box:  Kiesher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells!

Keisher "Fire" Mcleod-Wells, Credit: Andrea Mohin/NY Times

The New York Times has a fabulous piece out about Keisher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells (4-1, 1-KO).

In the article Fire was asked about her plans following her stint on Todas Contra Mexico, the Mexican reality TV show now in production in Chiapas pitting women boxers from Mexico against a team of International fighters.

In talking about the financial side of women’s boxing she said for a title fight, she’d get, “Maybe $8,000, $10,000,”  continuing, “it’s pennies compared to a man.”

Where Fire zinged my heart was when she added, “I think that’s why we fight harder, because we do this for the love of the sport. There’s no money really to be made.”

Way to go Fire!

The link to this must read article is here.


3 Responses to “Why women box: Kiesher “Fire” Mcleod-Wells!”


  1. March 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

    That’s a gorgeous photograph; all the reds and pinks. A beautiful woman as well.

    I wish it weren’t true that there’s no money to be made in boxing for women, or at least not in the same way there is for men. Does it seem to you that boxing runs about 40 years or more behind the rest of the world? Terrible promotions, poor communication, messed-up pay scales…


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