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WOMENBOXING READY FOR “WAR”

Ottawa

Standing ovation: It’s exactly what happens when two great women boxers step into the ring and the public can’t do any other thing but stand on their feet. Moreover, the lone women’s boxing bout won the best of the night and it was dedicated to pioneer, mover and shaker, former national champ, coach, and executive […]

PREDESTINED FOR GOLD

Claressa Shields (red) in one of the steps of her dance in the ring. Photo taken in Spokane, Washington February 2012
09 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in Womenboxing

Claressa Shields got in the ring on February 2012, boxing in the 75 kg weigh class, to defeat all the best boxers in USA during the Olympic Team Trials held in Spokane, Washington. I asked, “Who is that young boxer?”  I was amazed of her talents, mesmerized by the beauty of her boxing movements and […]

THE HEART CAN ALSO WIN BOUTS IN BOXING

06 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in Womenboxing

Yesterday at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre, in the opening day of women’s boxing, we witnessed how boxers who perhaps aren’t as talented as others, have big hearts that can win bouts. It’s the case of 51kg Karlha Magliocco, Venezuela and 75 kg Edith Ogoke, Nigeria. Magliocco won in a very close bout against another South American […]

LONDON 2012 WOMENBOXING HISTORY

Savannah Marshall, 75 kg World Champion from Great Britain.
05 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in London2012, Womenboxing

Today 8/5 first pages of #WomenBoxingHistory #London2012 will be written by these 24 women boxers from 19 countries. The bouts start 1:30 PM London time. Brazil (3), China (2), Kazakhstan (2), New Zealand (2), the rest of the countries with 1 boxer in the first day. Sunday 8/5 Women’s Fly (51kg) 13:30 Elena SAVELYEVA (RUS) […]

HABEMUS USA OLYMPIC COACH?

Israel Acosta, could be tonight one of the Olympic Assistant Coaches.
26 Jun 2012 / 0 Comments / in Olympic Coach Selection

The USA Boxing Olympic head coach and assistant coaches to be selected in just few hours. The Board of Directors of USA Boxing is meeting tonight and in its hands are the final list made by the USA Boxing Coaches Task Force, headed by Joe Zanders. The selection of the Olympic coach and assistants has […]

AMERICA’S FIRST OLYMPIAN BOXERS

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19 Jun 2012 / 0 Comments / in Olympic Boxing, Womenboxing

After almost a month of agony, three boxers from the Americas finally know their fate about their dream, to make history in the Olympic Games in London. The Tripartite Commission finally selected the boxers; 51 Kg Erica Mattos, from Brazil, 60 Kg Queen Underwood, from the USA, and 75 Kg. Mary Spencer, from Canada. The […]

‘WILDCARD’ FATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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10 Jun 2012 / 0 Comments / in Olympic Boxing, Womenboxing

In a few hours, the ‘wildcards’ will have their eleven names and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will announce it to the world. The ‘wildcard’ is the ‘life-line’ to the Olympics for at least 50 women boxers around the world in the three Olympic divisions of 51, 60 and 75 kilograms. These boxers are waiting […]

USA COACH CHRISTY HALBERT LEADS ROAD TO ANTALYA

USA Coach Christy Halbert at the Olympics

Twenty-three young women boxers who will compete in the AIBA Women’s Junior & Youth World Championships, April 24 through the 30th, in Antalya, Turkey have been training for the past 10 days and will be coached by USA trainer and Women’s Task Force Director, Christy Halbert. Coach Halbert was selected by AIBA as the leader […]

BOXERS READY FOR PANAMERICAN QUALIFIERS

On March 24 – 30, 2011, the city of Cumaná, in the country of Venezuela, will be the host city for the first of three, Pan American Boxing qualifiers. USA boxers, Marlen Esparza, Tiffanie Hearn and Queen Underwood are getting ready to make a big statement at this event. Prior to departing for the qualifying […]

PINK, WOMEN WRITERS AND BOXING: A POWERFUL TRILOGY

16 Feb 2011 / 0 Comments / in Womenboxing

Nellie Bly, the famous 19th century female journalist and fan of the color pink, ‘Pinky’ was her childhood nick name, wrote the first boxing story in 1889. Her interview with prizefighter John L. Sullivan was printed in the Sunday edition of the New York World newspaper on May 26, 1889 in the Q/A format and […]