Posts Tagged ‘WBA Female Flyweight Championship

28
Nov
12

Women on fight cards …

Women on fight cards …

Susi Kentikian will be battling Carina Morena this weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany for the vacant WBA Flyweight Championship.

On the theme of professional women’s boxing … I thought I’d check out the fight cards for this coming Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st using the World Schedule on BoxRec.

Should be fun!

 

11/30/12 (Total of 3 bouts out of 26 Fight Cards, No televised fights)

Ginásio Municipal de Esporte Luiz Fragossa, Vila Anastácio, Sao Paulo, Brazil

4×2, Super Flyweight, Michele Da Silva (Debut) v. Fabiana Morais (Debut)

Lugogo Stadium, Kampala, Uganda

4×2, Light Welterweight, Florence Muthoni (4-2-0, 2-KOs) v. Shabilla Namaga (0-2-1)

Eclipse Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

4×2, Lightweight, Yolanda Ezell (2-2-0, 1-KO) v. Liz Drew (11-10-0, 4-KO)

 

12/1/2012 (Total 5 bouts of out of 31 Fight Cards, 1 televised fight)

Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

4×2 Light Welterweight, Natalie Brown (5-2-0, 3-KOs) v. Tammie Johnson (4-3-2)

Mastergym, Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

4×2 Lightweight, Michele Thon (4-0-0) v. Derya Saki (3-0-0)

Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

4×2 Lightweight, Nicole Wesner (Debut) v. Hana Horakova (2-6-0)

Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

(televised on Germany SAT1)

WBA Female Flyweight Title

10×2, Flyweight, Susi Kentikian (29-1-0, 16-KO) v. Carina Moreno (22-5-0, 6-KO)

Gimnasio Los Naranjos, Boquete, Panama

10×2, Super Bantamweight, Chanttall Martinez (17-5-0, 7-KOs) v. Migdalia Asprilla (9–2-2, 8-KOs) — Main Event

 

And the winner is … Germany with a total of three fight cards with a female bout on each one!

The big female fight, of course is the WBA Female Flyweight title match between Susi Kenttikian and Carina Moreno, which, thankfully, is being televised on Germany’s SAT1, but …. please, this is pathetic.

And here’s a question. Saturday night’s Austin Trout v. Miguel Cotto fight has a total of nine bouts on the card. Given all the incredible talent among NYC professional female fighters, not to mention women fighting out of the Northeast, not one female bout could be added by any of the count them, three promoters involved in putting the fight card together (that would be Golden Boy Promotions, SMS Promotions and Promociones Miguel Cotto)???

Oh right, it’s Showtime, but even HBO Boxing has female bouts on the undercard.

What gives???

 

15
Oct
11

Publicly speaking about women’s boxing and women’s sports!

Publicly speaking about women’s boxing and women’s sports!

I’m heading into the second day of a student conference at Empire State College. Aside from my jitters at presenting my own paper on the rituals of the boxing ring yesterday (that went well, I’m happy to report), I heard a paper raising the preverbal chicken and egg question about women’s sports.

Is it the media that downplays women’s sports to the point of invisibility or is it society that dictates to the media about our lack of interest.

The speaker did not present a point of view, per se, but did report on the pervasiveness of the practice and pointed out that where women’s sports are reported on — they seemed of the “acceptable” variety such as tennis and figure skating.  I in no way want to to denigrate the amazing athletes who dedicate so much of their lives to those sports — but even in tennis and figure skating, there are issues that get raised in terms of who earns the big bucks and who doesn’t and why (paging race and class anyone?), not to mention the pervasiveness of “cheesecake” images and ad infinitum discussions of what these athletes wear.

I mean really, when speaking of Andre Agassi, do we ask about his outfit??  But we certainly do when it come to Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams.

Given the enthusiasm of the women’s sporting events that I’ve attended both professional and amateur, and given the number of bottoms in the seats, I’ve got to believe that at the very least the costs for putting on those events are covered plus a few dollars for the promoters, so what gives?  And when it comes to Women’s Boxing why is it that we can barely even see a fight, never mind clamor for recognition!

The kicker is, we know that we can see women’s boxing as a televised and supported sport by both the fans and the media — if we live in Mexico or Argentina!

The question is WHY NOT HERE IN THE U.S.??

What is it about women’s sports — and women’s boxing in particular?  I could opine about a lot of things regarding women’s invisibility, but frankly, I just don’t get it.

It is truly time for a change.

Oh, and in case you haven’t seen a women’s bout in a while here’s the WBA Female Flyweight Championship fight with Yesica Bopp (17-7-0, 7-KO’s) vs. Daniella Berbudez (5-1-2) televised in, you guessed it, Argentina on 9/24/11.

PS – A HUGE shout out to the BoxFem channel on YouTube who graciously uploads these bouts!




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