Women in the Ring
Christy Martin and Dakota Stone, September 3, 2009
Christy Martin: Fighting back
Christy Martin, center, works out with assistant trainer Richie Sandoval, left, Miguel Diaz, trainer, right looks on. Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP Photo
AP’s Tim Dahlberg has a feature piece out about Christy Martin and her upcoming bout against Dakota Stone on the undercard of the March 12, 2011 Showtime PPV Cotto-Mayorga fight.
A money quote from Dahlberg’s piece with respect to women’s boxing is Bob Arum’s take on the sport:
“Ask promoter Bob Arum and he’ll tell you the biggest problem with women’s boxing is that men don’t particularly like to see women hitting each other, and women like it even less. Though the sport has a small dedicated fan base, women in the ring are generally treated as a side show by fans and boxing promoters.” This article is really worth the read here.
Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis upcoming bout reminder!
As a reminder, the other great women’s bout on March 12, 2011 will pit WIBA #1 ranked U. S. Heavyweight, Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis (3-0, 1-KO) against Tanzee Daniels (4-0, 1-KO) on the undercard of HBO’s Martinez-Dzinziruk fight to be broadcast live from Foxwoods.
Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office.
You can also contact Sonya Lamonakis for ticket information by calling Gleason’s Gym @ 718-797-2872.
84th Annual Daily News 2011 Golden Gloves Week Six reminder: Women’s bouts!
At the aptly named, Justice Sotomayer Center on Wednesday night, February 23rd, the first women’s preliminary boxing bouts of the year will be held across several weight classes.
The full week’s schedule is:
2/22/2011 – Bishop Ford High School, 500 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
2/23/2011 – Justice Sotomayor Center, 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472
2/25/2011 – Holy Cross High School, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, NY 11358
For more information click here.