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Nordic Coliseum Boxing Ready for Historic All Female Card
by Wombat Sports
posted August 16, 2014 at 6:46pm

West & Gerula What the increasing demand for women’s pro boxing in North America, Nordic Coliseum Boxing is hoping to bank on 14 fighters on their initial card Friday night. The main event will see American star Kaliesha West (16-1-3) take o...more

Judoka Lisa Kearney medals in Glasgow
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 27, 2014 at 9:43am

Lisa Kearney in action Glasgow Commonwealth Games PIC Kearney's FBLisa Kearney, Ireland's first female Olympic judoka was in action this week again - taking home a bronze medal from the Commonwealth Games. Some great photos on her Facebook page and k...more

Book Review: A History of Women's Boxing
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:11pm

Have you ever wondered about the women who came before you, the women who fought and pushed the boundaries of women’s fighting to make space for you?  American Malissa Smith has, and she’s now answered many of our questions in a fascinati...more

2014 Half Year Report – Pro Women’s Boxing Stats by the Numbers
by Wombat Sports
posted July 13, 2014 at 7:25pm

Csilla Nemedi Courtesy Monokli.com Women’s boxing on a worldwide basis seems to be turning a corner. It has always outpaced their sisters in the WMMA community, but that gap seems to be shrinking. As for the availability in the US, that is getti...more

First Class of the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Inducted
by Wombat Sports
posted July 13, 2014 at 11:20am

Sheilds (center) with the IWBHOF Class of 2014 Seven names that helped establish women in “The Sweet Science” were the first to be honored as Hall of Famers. Christy Martin Salters, Lucia Rijker, Regina Hamlich, Bonnie Canino, Barbara Butt...more

Thai Boxing Association Tournament Crowns 2014 Champions
by Wombat Sports
posted June 30, 2014 at 5:02pm

Lee The annual amateur Thai Boxing Association tournament took place this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa with some of North America’s best kickboxing vying for championships in over a couple of dozen divisions. Over a hundred female competitors...more

Women writers on boxing, gender and culture
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 29, 2014 at 10:08am

Tweet This week I’ve been devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts: • Title IX, sports and the culture of grieva...more

Initial Class of the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Announced
by Wombat Sports
posted April 24, 2014 at 7:44pm

In order to promote women’s boxing and honor its pioneers, the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame has been established. Starting this year, the IWBHF’s mission is to give the highest honor to female boxers (retired), and men and ...more

How to Work Against the Ropes
by The Glowing Edge
posted April 9, 2014 at 9:16pm

At most boxing gyms you’ll hear coaches tell you to stay off the ropes and control the center of the ring during your rounds. And that’s sound advice. But there’s also some good things to be said about being the kind of fighter who can...more

Colleen Schneider Talks Pro Kickboxing Debut
by Wombat Sports
posted March 6, 2014 at 8:30pm

Courtesy Seventh Core Colleen Schneider has come a long way since she fought for Tuff-n-uff in Vegas back in 2009. Having had little success at 135, Schneider dropped to 125 and has won four straight in MMA, and is the SFL flyweight champion. Looking...more

How young can you start your first boxing lesson?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 2, 2014 at 9:33am

I've been really slack on here this month. But it was in a good cause - visiting Thailand, the home of my favourite sport of MuayThai. I met some great fighters, and learn a lot about the changes to Muay Thai in this new-ish century. And of course, a...more

Two Things You Want in a Sparring Partner
by The Glowing Edge
posted February 19, 2014 at 10:45pm

The transition from the floor of the gym to the boxing ring can be a bitch. When you’re new, you can barely tell a jab from a cross; the prospect of live sparring feels like being dropped into a pit with Jabba the Hutt’s Rancor (picture...more

New USA Boxing Rules for Amateur Competition
by The Glowing Edge
posted February 8, 2014 at 9:21am

The scoring of boxing events at the 2012 London Olympics was a mess. Yes, we were thrilled to finally see the ban against women’s boxing in the Olympic Games lifted, and despite heavy inequalities between the number of men versus the number of wom...more

Weekend Results – Carew Takes Pinweight Title, Braekus Retains Boxing Titles
by Wombat Sports
posted February 3, 2014 at 10:30pm

Carew (center) Pro MMA A lot of international action this weekend. Australian Shauna Carew has helped start-up a new division at pinweight, defeating Sarah Lagerstrom in a battle for the Roshambo 100 pound MMA title in Brisbane, Queens...more

New boxing gym for Katie Taylor
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 21, 2014 at 2:30pm

Lovely interview here with Katie Taylor's father and trainer, Pete on the opening of their new gym.  The dilapidated condition of the old gym including a lack of toilets caught Irish attention two years ago and has finally been changed. It looks gre...more

Bad Left Hook Announces their Female Boxer Awards
by Wombat Sports
posted January 9, 2014 at 9:29pm

One of the premier general boxing sites Bad Left Hook released their female boxing awards this week. —– Acuna Among the winners is Marcela Acuna, the current WBC world and WBC Silver super bantamweight champion, taking the Fighter of...more

WBAN Announces 2013 Female Boxing Award Winners
by Wombat Sports
posted January 7, 2014 at 9:35pm

One of the best sites for female boxing news, WBAN.com announced their 2013 Awards. The site asked its fans for suggestions and came up with the winners after careful deliberations. Silva Fighter of the year went to WBC light flyweight champ Ibet...more

Van Soest vs. Reese Title Match to Headline Lion Fight Muay Thai 13
by Wombat Sports
posted December 19, 2013 at 9:08am

Van Soest & Reese Muay Thai superstar Tiffany Van Soest will defend her Lion Fight featherweight (125) title against Australian champion Caley Reece in the main event of the promotion’s 13th card in Vegas February 7th. Van Soest (8-0-1) has ...more

Before You Compete in Boxing…
by The Glowing Edge
posted November 14, 2013 at 10:02pm

Because an amateur boxer’s passbook runs from January to December, there’s a lotta “getting ready to fight” going on in boxing during the last few months of the year. You need to be in good condition and getting close to your wei...more

Golden State Boxing to Honor Women’s Boxing Pioneers
by Wombat Sports
posted October 30, 2013 at 8:25pm

The Golden State Boxing Association will be recognizing those women who keep the ladies’s division going November 9th. The “It’s a Knockout” event will be honoring eight females who have helped the women’s division surv...more

Boxing: Ana Knight Seeks Another Title Taking on Ibeth Zamora Silva
by Wombat Sports
posted October 15, 2013 at 10:26pm

Silva Knight WBC Silver Flyweight champion Ava Knight looks to be a champion in two divisions as she faces WBC Light Flyweight champion Ibeth Zamora Silva in Toluca, México October 26th. Knight (12-1-3) is unbeaten in her past eight fig...more

Boxing – Ana Julaton Set to Take Perla Hernandez in November
by Wombat Sports
posted October 14, 2013 at 8:31pm

Julaton Ana Julaton is looking to get back into the title hunt as she takes on Perla Hernandez November 1 in Progresso, Mexico. The match will serve as the main event of the card. Julaton (12-4-1) is coming off a decision loss to Celina Salazar i...more

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