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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

Thailand’s Samson Tor Buamas: From Prison to Boxing Champion
by Wombat Sports
posted October 14, 2013 at 9:06am

There are many movies that depicting fighting in prisons, with a winner gaining their freedom. In a case of “life imitating art”, Samson Tor Buamas just did that. Buamas came from humble beginnings, and in order to help her impoveri...more

Podcast – Pro Boxer Seniesa Estrada
by Wombat Sports
posted October 3, 2013 at 8:20pm

Having started her pro career at 2-0, 21 year old Seniesa Estrada worked her way from the tough streets of East L.A. to the pro boxing circuit. She represented Team USA in 2007 and 2009. She was also a PAL champion in California. We will talk to Estrada ...more

Signs Your Boxing Team is Coming Together
by The Glowing Edge
posted October 3, 2013 at 8:17pm

Are you hoping to get in the ring? There’s actually a way to know if the gym where you train will ever have a boxing team that you can learn and grow your game with… I train and also volunteer as a coach at a downtown boxing gym that serve...more

Kaliesha West Calls Out Mayweather: “Female Boxers Deserve Better”
by Wombat Sports
posted October 1, 2013 at 7:28pm

Only a few years ago, the women’s divisions of MMA were fighting to gain spots on MMA cards. Many felt these were “special treats” for the fans, and calling them “chick fights”. They have come a long way. From Invicta to the ...more

AIBA World Junior and Youth Championships - Ireland takes gold
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted September 30, 2013 at 8:01pm

Ciara Ginty 60kg GoldSixteen year old Ciara Ginty from Mayo won gold at the AIBA Women's Junior + Youth World Boxing Championships 2013 over the weekend - a huge achievement for Irish boxing. She was also picked as Best Junior Boxer out of 160 boxers from...more

Boxing Gold Medalist Katie Taylor Takes on AIBA/WSB
by Wombat Sports
posted September 25, 2013 at 9:33pm

Courtesy RTE.ie Irish boxer Katie Taylor wants to fight like the guys do, but the AIBA isn’t making it easy. Taylor has made comments last week about how the amateur boxing organization is currently prevent her, and other female boxers, the oppo...more

Louisiana Puts Moratorium on Fighters with Breast Implants
by Wombat Sports
posted September 13, 2013 at 6:30pm

A difference “enhancement” has come under fire in Louisiana. The Louisiana State Boxing and Wrestling Commission decided Wednesday to put a 60 day moratorium on MMA fighters, wrestlers, and boxers with breast implants. “If they want t...more

AIBA Boxing Adopts 10 Point Must System
by Wombat Sports
posted September 8, 2013 at 10:18am

The AIBA, the organization that oversees Olympic boxing, has made a drastic change in the scoring system they use. This week, they announced they will drop their current points scoring system to a modified version of the professional standard of the ...more

Shoot Boxing: Tsubaki Ooshima Draws with Yoshimi to Retain Atomweight Title
by Wombat Sports
posted September 4, 2013 at 8:56am

Courtesy e-Fight Japan J-Girls shootingboxing held a card this past weekend in Tokyo, Japan as atomweight champ Tsubaki Ooshima defended her title against Yoshimi. It was a back and forth battle between the two, the champion had used her spe...more

Women’s Future in Boxing Cemented at Beautiful Brawlers III
by Wombat Sports
posted September 3, 2013 at 8:44am

Some of the best current and up and coming boxing talent gathered Saturday for the third annual “Beautiful Brawlers” event in Redwood City, CA. It didn’t disappoint. Around 40 of some of the best amateur boxers in the U.S. gathered to...more

Beautiful Brawlers III Happens this Weekend
by Wombat Sports
posted August 30, 2013 at 7:24pm

One of the most popular amateur boxing events of the year will hit the Bay Area Saturday. The third annual Beautiful Brawlers event will see some of the best up and coming talent in the sweet science duke it out. A total of 20 matches are set, with a day...more

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