Posts Tagged ‘HG Boxing

12
Nov
11

Ava Knight v. Arely Muciño IBF Flyweight title fight video from 10/30/11!

Ava Knight v. Arely Muciño IBF Flyweight title fight video from 10/30/11!

Ava Knight (r) v. Arely Mucino, Credit: HG Boxing

In case you missed it, here’s the Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight v. Arely Muciño fight from October 30, 2011. California’s own Ava Knight (7-1-3, 4-KOs) won the IBF Female Flyweight Championship after a terrific body shot, left hook combination sent previously undefeated Arely Muciño (14-1-1, 8-KOs) to the canvas.  Mexico’s Arely Muciño  had held the title since January 2011 when she defeated Chantel Cordova (9-3-1, 3-KOs) for the vacant championship belt.

One hopes these two women warriors will fight again!

Here’s a link to a great piece about the fight by Ryan Maquinana.

10
Oct
11

Women’s Boxing: Weekend Championship Results, 10/7-10/8

Women’s Boxing: Weekend Championship Results, 10/7-10/8

Ana Maria Torres Retains WBC Super Flyweight Title against Marisa Portillo!

Ana Maria Torres, 10th Successful Title Defense, Photo Credit: HG Boxing

Boxing sensation and Mexico’s own Ana Maria Torres (27-3-3, 15 KO’s) made a successful title defense against the Argentinian challenger Marisa Johanna Portillo (10-4-2) at Las Cabos in Baja California, Mexico by unanimous decision. The judges scored the obviously lopsided battle 100-89 across all three score cards. American referee David Mendoza took a point from Portillo for excessive holding in the sixth round which explains the judges final scoring in the 10 round bout.

Round Nine action includes the following:

 

 

Yesica Marcos, New Interim WBO Super Bantamweight Champion wins by TKO! 

Yesica Marcos, Interim WBO Super Bantamweight, Photo Credit: Gentileza Diario Uno

Argentina’s own Yesica Marco (18-0-1, 6 KO’s) the current interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title holder fought an impressive five rounds before her Brazilian challenger Simone Da Silva Duarte (10-1-0) threw in the towel for the TKO to become the interim WBO Super Bantamweight Title holder. Marco and Duarte had last met on April 9, 2010, when Marco gained the interim WBA title by unanimous decision after ten hard-fought rounds of boxing. This is Marco’s third successful defense of her interim WBA title. This was also Marco’s first fight in nearly six months having sustained a serious injury to her right shoulder.

The full fight is below (starts around 12:00 minutes in, though the pomp and circumstance is well worth it.  BTW, check out the packed stadium!).

 

Irma Sanchez Retains WBF Flyweight Title!

Irma Sanchez (L) and Susana Cruz, Photo Credit: HG Boxing

In  a well-fought, surprisingly well-matched, title match, the Women’s WBF Flyweight Champion, Irma “La Guerita” Sanchez (21-5-1, 6 KO’s) was able to retain the championship with a unanimous decision against challenger Susana Cruz Perez (5-3, 2 KO’s).  The contest took place in Los Cabos, Mexico and was promoted by Hector Garcia’s HG Boxing.  As with many of the higher caliber women’s bouts in Mexico, it was a headlining bout televised to a wide audience on the Televisa network.

The judges decision was 97-93, 96-94 and 100-90 in the champion’s favor.  For more information on the bout, check out Saddoboxing.com.

 

 

20
Aug
11

Reminder! Great Women’s Boxing tonight, 8/20/11!

Reminder! Great Women’s Boxing tonight, 8/20/11!

There is some terrific women’s boxing going on tonight!

First off — if you can get Mexico’s Televiso do because there are two fabulous female bouts on HG Boxing’s “Triple Corona” fight card! (Luckily for those of us who can’t get it live, the full bouts will likely be put up on YouTube.  You might also try to find a live video stream for some coin.)

The two co-main feature women’s bouts will include IBF female flyweight world champion Arely “Ametrallado” Muciño (13-0-1, 8 KO’s) defending her title against Susana Vasquez (5-5-1, 2 KOs) in a ten-round bout.  The other co-main feature female bout is none other than California’s own WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (13-1-3, 4 KO’s) defending her hard-won title against Mexico’s own Jessica Villafranca (12-2, 6 KO’s)

Over on the East Coast, Gleason’s own scholar, the ever-popular female heavyweight Sonya Lamonakis (5-0, 1-KO) will be fighting a tough rematch against Tiffany Woodard (4-4-1, 3-KO’s) at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts on the Broadway Boxing card.  To quote Sonya, “it’s going to be war”, and nothing new for a Lamonakis fight night!

 

13
Aug
11

Great Women’s Boxing: Kaliesha West’s WBO title defense on 8/20!

>>>UPDATE>>>

Kaliesha West and Jessica Villafranca, Photo: HG Boxing

In true warrior fashion, Kaliesha West defended her WBO title against challenger Jessica Villafranca through ten rounds of exciting non-stop action!  The judges scored the bout 97-95, 99-91, and 96-94.  With her win, Kaliesha not only improves her record to 14-1-3, 4-KO’s, but also shows her ability to compete on a wider international stage. Kudo’s to Kaliesha and her team for making the decision to jump to the next level!

Great Women’s Boxing:  Kaliesha West’s WBO title defense on 8/20!

All I can say is what a great summer for women’s boxing!

Next up, California’s fabulous Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (12-1-3, 4-KO’s) will take on Mexico’s Jessica Villafranca (12-2-0, 6-KO’s) in a 10-round WBO Female Bantamweight championship battle at the Black Pyramid Casino in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.  The bout will be aired on Mexico’s Televisa network at 8:00 PM, CT as part of the HG Boxing’s “Triple Corona” card.

This will be Kaliesha West’s debut fight under the auspices of promoter Hector Garcia, who adds West to HG Boxing’s other phenomenal women’s boxing champions including Ana Maria Torres and Arely Mucino.  This is great for women’s boxing in general — and a terrific opportunity for Kaliesha to get to the next level in her career.

For further information on Kaliesha West you can add her official fan page on Facebook here. You can also follow Kaliesha West on twitter: @kwildwildwest.

29
Jul
11

Reminder! Great Women’s Boxing on 7/30. Mcleod-Wells v. McMorrow & Nava v. Torres!!

Reminder!  Great Women’s Boxing on 7/30.  Mcleod-Wells v. McMorrow & Nava v. Torres!

Keisher "Fire" Mcleod Wells (R) and Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow

 McLeod-Wells v. McMorrow

In a rematch of their 6-round fight from this past February which had Gleason’s own Keisher “Fire” McLeod Wells (4-1, 1KO) on top  — Fire will be facing California’s Melissa “Mighty” McMorrow (5-2-3) in the ring on Saturday night, July 30th, only this time in an 8-round bout with the New York State Flyweight Championship belt on the line. McMorrow picked up the belt in a split decision against New York’s Eileen Olszewski on June 24, 2011.

The bout, part of Lou DiBella‘s Broadway Boxing series also comes with DiBella’s commitment to feature at least one women’s bout on all of his future fight cards.  This is welcome news for the sport of Women’s Boxing and Girlboxing sends a huge shout out to the DiBella Entertainment organization for their continued support!

The fight will be held at Aviator Sports & Event Center @ Floyd Bennet Field, 3149 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn New York.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by contacting Gleason’s Gym (718-797-2872 – credit card accepted).  Pricing for tickets: $55 (General Standing), $75 (Seating), $125 (Ringside), $1,500 (VIP Table: 10 persons/Table).

Nava v. Torres

Ana Maria Torres (l) vs. Jackie Nava

Jackie Nava v. Ana Maria Torres, Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Jackie Nava v. Ana Maria Torres, Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Where can you find Women’s Boxing at its best you ask? Try flying down to the Metropolitan Center in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas for the chance to see the rematch between Jackie Nava (24-3-3, 11KO’s) and Ana Maria Torres (25-3-3, 15 KO’s), arguably on everyone’s top ten list of women fighters these days.

Their last outing in April was a 95-95 draw on all three judges cards, and as I keep saying their bout was as fierce a boxing battle as ever you’ll see. (Link to article & videos)

In the last presser before Saturday’s battle, Fight News quotes both boxers as saying:

Ana Maria Torres: “The first fight was very tough, we feel that we won it, but this time to avoid doubt look for the knockout with intelligence, without rushing, but just win round after round if the fight would go to decision.”

Jackie Nava: “It would have special meaning to win the Diamond belt. Plus at this point in my career, I am a very experienced fighter who has faced any challenges that has come…the fight will be a war in the ring, I’ll start with great determination and intensity unlike the first fight.”

Thankfully, the fight will be broadcast on Mexican television, which means we get a shot at seeing the fight on YouTube — it’ll also likely be carried live on a video stream so look for it if you want to see this non-stop action fight live.

25
Jul
11

Another round of odd bins: Women’s Boxing around the globe!

Another round of odd bins:  Women’s Boxing around the globe!

The Burqa Boxers of Afghanistan!

Afghanistan teenage girls train at the infamous Ghazi Stadium. Photo: Kate Geraghty

My beloved Afghani Women’s Boxing team, coined the Burqa Boxers have hit the news again — this time in the Sydney Morning Herald.  These brave young women and their coach continue to defy the odds just by showing up for practice twice a week! As quoted by writer Ben Doughty, Coach Mohammad Sabir Sharifi said, “”We will all work hard, and we will select the best, the strongest and the most talented and we will hope to have one of our girls represent our country at the Olympics.”  Here’s hoping that they do. This highly recommended article and pictural essay can be found here.

A win in Mexico!

Irma Sanchez (L) v. Carlota Santos

Irma “Guerita” Sanchez (20-5-1, 5KO’s) was sucessful in her quest for the WBF female flyweight belt against Panamanian Carlota Santos (5-2-4, 4KO’s) with a TKO victory in the seventh round of the bout.  With her win, Sanchez becomes the first female Mexican boxer to hold two world championships across two weight divisions. The fight was on the “Puños de ierro” card promoted by Hector Garcia’s HG BOXING at the Coliseo Olimpico de Guadalajara, Jalisco on Saturday night (7/23/2011).

Thank you Detroit Free Press!

Queen Underwood and Tiara Brown @ the Nationals, Photo: Jack Dempsey/AP

Queen Underwood and Tiara Brown @ the Nationals, Photo: Jack Dempsey/AP

Andrecia Wasson

Jo-Ann Barnass writing for the Detroit Free Press has a terrific piece entitled, 2012 Summer Olympics: Three classes are not enough for women’s boxing that is really a must read. Barnass publicizes the fact the three Olympic weight classes (Flyweight-112, Lightweight-132, Middleweight-165) have effectively curtailed the Olympic dreams of many women who are unable to step up or down in weight enough to make one of the sanctioned weight classes.  Her case in point is boxer Andrecia Wasson who  won the world welterweight title in Barbados last year, but at 152 pounds does not easily fall into either the lightweight or middleweight category.  Girlboxing has to agree that the limitation on weight classes is unnecessarily hampering the opportunities for women at the 2012 Olympics and applauds the Detroit Free Press for running this important piece!  The link to the piece is here.

Here’s some third round action of Andrecia Wasson at the 2010 Ringside World Championships

23
Jul
11

Women’s Boxing: Two upcoming world bouts to watch for!

Women’s Boxing: Two upcoming bouts to watch for!

Flyweight Championship battle in Mexico!

Championship boxing in the 109 weight division will pit Mexico’s Irma “Guerita” Sanchez (19-5-1, 5KO’s) against Panamanian Carlota Santos (5-2-3, 4KO’s) in a battle for the WBF female flyweight belt. Fighting on the “Puños de Hierro” card promoted by HG Boxing and Hector Garcia, Sanchez is attempting to make history by being the first female Mexican boxer to hold two world championships across two weight divisions. The fight will be held tonight at the Coliseo Olimpico de Guadalajara, Jalisco.  The fights will be broadcast in Mexico by Televisa — and my guess is we’ll be able to catch fight the on streaming video as well as a YouTube posting a few days after the fight.

World Title Middleweight Belt in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad!

Tori Nelson (3-0-1) of Ashburn, Virginia will be flying down to Trinidad to face Las Vegas fighter, Lorissa Rivas (4-1, 3KO’s) to compete for the 10-round World Title Middleweight belt @ the Jean Pierre Sports Complex in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobego on July 29, 2011.  The 10-round bout will be on the same card as the 12-round championship fight for the vacant 147 lb., WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) title pitting Rumanian born, Montreal-based fighter Jo Jo Dan (28-1, 15KO’s) against Trinidad and Tobego’s own Floyd Trumpet (16-8-2, 9KO’s).

In a nice piece by writer Jeff Schneider, Nelson is quoted as saying,”I knew that God was going to bless me with an opportunity to be a world champion, but never this quick. I know boxers who have fought longer and haven’t had a chance. This is a dream come true and truly a blessing.”   The full feature article about Tori Nelson in Leesburg Today is here.  There’s no word on whether the bout will be broadcast.

>>>>>REMINDER!!!

Tonight!  “Knock Out Cancer” fight card with Alicia “Slick” Ashley taking on Christina Ruiz for the vacant WBC Female Super Bantamweight World Title at the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx, NY! If you can’t get to the fight — you can find it streaming on GoFightLive TV for $9.99.  The proceeds go to fight cancer — as worthy a cause as you could ever find.  The link is here.




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