Posts Tagged ‘Sue “TL” Fox

02
Feb
14

International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame!

International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame!

International Women's Boxing Hall Of Fame

Women Boxing Archive Network’s (WBAN) tireless booster for the sport of female boxing, Sue TL Fox, has announced the creation of  the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame (IWBHF).

The IWBHF will recognize leaders in the sport in two categories: Participants and Non-Participants. Candidates for the participant categories will be Retired Female Boxers and Pioneer Female Boxers. Non-Participant categories will include Referees, Promoters, Journalists and Photographers.

The IWBHF board will include Promoter, Tokyo Arnie Rosenthal; Boxer, Alex “The Bronx Bomber” Ramos; Amateur Boxing Judge, Krysti Rosario; Boxing Writer, Bernie McCoy; Women’s Boxing Historian, Malissa Smith; Boxing Writer, Michael O’Neill; Boxing Writer, Rick McLean;  Boxing Writer, Harvey Johnson, and Sue TL Fox herself.

A link to the announcement on WBAN is here: International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.

10
Jan
14

Getting the skinny on #womensboxing … WBAN

Getting the skinny on #womensboxing … WBAN

WBAN

If you’re looking for the latest on #womensboxing … Sue TL Fox’s WBAN (Women Boxing Archive Network) remains the place to go!

With a plethora of stories on individual boxers, exclusive interviews, news on upcoming fights, editorials on the state of the sport, and a site loaded with goodies it takes days and days to go through; the site is a MUST GO for anyone interested in the sport.

Starting this month, Sue has opened up her considerable archive of boxing records to the public. It is treasure trove of women’s boxing photos, original documents, video streaming footage, as well as a repository of historical documents.

Sue TL Fox

Set up as a separate (but linked) website, WomensBoxingRecords.com is the most comprehensive website on the Internet for historical information of female boxing.

Named as one of the ten-most significant women’s boxers of all time in last year’s February 2012 edition of Ring Magazine, Sue Fox is more than that — she is a women’s boxing treasure for her years of devotion to setting the record straight in the sport.

As a former boxer with an illustrious career during the great spurt of women’s boxing in the 1970s, Sue also brings all of the passion for the sport that only someone who has actually fought in the squared circle can bring.

She has also been, and remains, an important point of contact for women in the sport. While not exactly a “mothership,” WBAN is a lifeline for denizens of female boxing from amateurs to professionals and everything in between.

If you can … go check it out, just click on the links:

WBAN (Women Boxing Archive Network)

WomensBoxingRecords.com

 

 

29
Jan
13

Jazzing with Melissa Hernandez…

Jazzing with Melissa Hernandez…

Melissa Hernandez v. Jelena Mrdjenovich, Credit:  Rob T Sports Photography/ Rob Trudeau

Melissa Hernandez v. Jelena Mrdjenovich, WBC Title Fight, Credit: Rob T Sports Photography/ Rob Trudeau

There is really no other way to describe WBC Female Featherweight Champion Melissa “HuracanShark” Hernandez in the ring than to say she is pure jazz.

Her fighting style is the essence of improvisation: bending the canon of what is possible in boxing with her left and deconstructing her opponents with each of her pounding rights.

The boxing maxim “kill the body and the head dies” is nothing more than a sophomoric adage as Hernandez dips and twirls her fists in a perfect prose of confusion and mind-numbing brilliance–so much so that watching her is the visual equivalent of the best mash-up that jazz could ever offer.

Supremely confident in her repertoire of boxing movements, she is pure poetry in motion: a swirling, stunning, harming, mugging, hilarious mixture of impossible postures, feints and straight-no-chaser jab, jab, jab, straight right, left hook to the body devastation.

Melissa Hernandez v. Jelena Mrdjenovich, WBC Title Fight, 9/14/2012 (highlights)

I had the opportunity to see her in action recently at Gleason’s Gym. She was sparring, working three rounds with one fighter before the next fighter would move on into the ring. I didn’t get a chance to speak with her so I never did find out why she was in town–but it didn’t really matter. She was so at home, so assured that the years she’s been in Miami seemed to peel away.

The “Huracan” at work, Credit: Mischa Merz

The thing about her as a fighter is she is comfortable in her own skin; so comfortable that she can take as many risks as she needs because there is never any hesitation. It’s as if her prowess in the ring is programmed into her DNA. That is how sure she is.

Sue TL Fox of WBAN had a recent interview with Hernandez worth checking out (link here). Hernandez is waiting for another chance to fight and has otherwise publicly challenged Argentina’s Alejandra Oliveras to put up or shut up when it comes to wanting a WBC title. Time will tell on that one, and meanwhile, Hernandez trains at the 5th Street Gym in Miami, while acting as a trainer to a group of young fighters. With any luck, we’ll get to see her in action soon.

Melissa Hernandez v. Jelena Mrdjenovich, 6/24/2011 (complete fight)

12
Jul
11

Women’s Boxing Updates

Women’s Boxing Updates.

Ana Maria Torres!

Ana Maria Torres, Photo Credit: Enrigue Perez Heurta, Demotix

Ana Maria Torres who will be meeting Jackie Nava on July 30th in a rematch of their “battle royal” from last April was honored in Mexico City, Mexico by the president of the boxing commission, Rafael Herrera Lemus for her twelve years at the forefront of women’s boxing in Mexico and the world.

Long considered a leader in women’s sports in Mexico, she has become an important role model and inspiration for women all over Mexico.  Girlboxing sends our warmest congratulations to Ana Maria Torres for her continued success in the women’s boxing.

WBAN Top Ten TIPS for Women Boxers + a new member of the WBAN Resource Team

Over at Women Boxing Archive Network (WBAN), Sue Fox has a terrific piece out today with her top ten tips for women boxers — or how best to promote oneself.  Her ideas are solid gold for any women interested in propelling their professional boxing careers. This must read piece is here.

WBAN has also announced that Mischa Merz has joined the WBAN Resource Team. Mischa recently published her second memoir, The Sweetest Thing.  Making her home in Melbourne, is a talented fighter and former National champion.

Argentinian Women Boxers!

Argentina's Yesica Bopp (left) won the WBA/WBO light flyweight title in June, Credit: Reuters (curtesy BBC)

The BBC’s website carried a terrific piece on the state of women’s boxing in Argentina on July 2nd.  Entitled, Why Argentina is producing women boxing champions the piece notes that note only are women joining the sport for the love it, but are also finding that they can earn a decent living. Women are gaining sponsors, and finding respect in the sport that includes national TV coverage — something sorely lacking in the United States.  The article is well worth the read if for no other reason than to show the state of women’s boxing as a global phenomenon in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.

11
May
11

Getting the skinny on Women’s Boxing!

Getting the skinny on Women’s Boxing!

Women's Boxing, Photo: Nathan W. Armes

Finding resources about Women’s Boxing can be a real challenge!  Take if from me, I google “women’s boxing” and “female boxing” at least once a day under the news tab and often come away with the same three dull stories and barely a word on results.

That’s where our friends at Women Boxing Network Archive (WBAN) come in!  Their website is a fabulous resource for just about everything you need to know about Women’s Boxing from amateur bouts through the latest results of pro-boxing battles across the globe.  WBAN is also a terrific resource for upcoming events, boxer’s biographies and photographs, not to mention their series of wonderful articles on the history of Women’s Boxing.

WBAN is the brainchild of Sue “Tiger Lily” Fox, one of the true trailblazers of the sport.   Sue fought as a professional boxer in the 1970’s, but her love of the sport never abated for a moment and propelled her to start the WBAN website nearly 13 years ago in June 1998.

Chevelle Hallback and Holly Holm at the weigh-in for their March 2010 “Warrior Vengeance” fight

To mark the tenth anniversary of WBAN’s presence on the web in 2008, WBAN created their own “Best of the Best” independent world title belt and chose two of the sport’s greatest, Holly Holm and Chevelle Hallback, as the first honorees.

Readers hankering for access to WBAN’s extensive archive of data can also purchase a membership subscription for unlimited access to boxing records, photographs and even streaming videos at minimum cost.

So next time you have a hankering for everything you can possibly learn about women’s boxing, click on WBAN – Women Boxing Archive Network. (You’ll find a permanent link listed under Boxing Blogs.)

And next time you stop by WBAN, give a shout-out to Sue “TL” Lyon for her steadfast dedication to the sport of Women’s Boxing!




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