Bulgaria rolls at Srandja Tourney, Cruz bright spots for U.S.

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Bulgaria did quite well as the host nation rolled to several gold medals at the Strandja Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, which concluded its action for 2015. The Bulgarian women took home three Gold medals and a Silver from the five women’s finals. The men also had a strong presence, taking home Gold in two weight classes. China’s Cancan Ren was shocked by Stoyka Petrova, 3-0 in…

March 2, 2015
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Cruz notches win at the Strandja Tourney

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing)  American bantamweight Christina Cruz scored a very impressive victory over China’s Piaopiao Liu in the semi-finals of the Strandja Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria Friday night. With the 2-1 decision, Cruz advances to a final round contest against Bulgaria’s Stanimira Petrova. Petrova captured gold in the 2014 Elite Women’s World Championships in November, but now Cruz is looking to redeem herself and return the favor Saturday. Kemah,…

March 1, 2015
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Breaking: McMorrow finds redemption in Mexico; wins WBO title

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing)  Melissa “Mighty” McMorrow finally put behind her heartbreaking losses in Mexico, and earned a hard-fought spilt decision win over Kenia Enriquez to claim the WBO World female flyweight title Saturday night at Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. McMorrow (10-5-3, 1ko) had dropped two very tough and controversial title fights within the year. Entering the fight, she had dropped three title fights in Mexico — two…

March 1, 2015
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McMorrow looking for redemption in Mexico; still wants to fight Ava Knight “I am right here, she does not want to fight me”

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing Exclusive) Melissa “Mighty” McMorrow has been down this road before so she is fully aware of what to expect when she travels to Mexico to take on Kenia Enriquez for the WBO World female flyweight title Saturday night at Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California. The scheduled 10-round title fight will be the co-main event on the Mayra Alejandra Gomez/Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava 10-round affair that…

February 27, 2015
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Breaking: Vincent to defend UBF title against Ruiz

February 27, 2015

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) JMB has learned that Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent will defend her UBF World female super bantamweight title against Christina Ruiz in a slated 10-round main event April 3rd, at the Twin River Event Center in Rhode Island. Vincent (13-0, 1ko) won the vacant UBF super bantamweight belt when she defeated Jackie Trivilino in a very competitive and feisty contest last November. This will be her second 10-round…

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Italy’s Gentili still awaiting opponent for March clash

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Monica Gentili was hoping to her 2015 campaign was going to be more active than last year when she fought only three times. It looks at though he first fight of the calendar year could be in jeopardy because she does not have an opponent yet for her six-round March 6th clash in Fiumicino, Lazio, Italy. No opponent has been name yet for the native of…

February 25, 2015
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Mayer gets first win for USA at Strandja Boxing Tourney

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) USA Boxing’s elite women wasted little time making noise as lightweight Mikaela Mayer won a unanimous decision over Belarus’ Ala Yarshevich in her debut on Tuesday at the Strandja Boxing tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mayer, won gold in the lightweight division, also claimed the first spot in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing, was the line U.S. boxer to participate on opening night. With…

February 25, 2015
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Gomez looking to pull off the upset over Nava, two titles on the line

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Mayra Alejandra Gomez will be looking to pull off the major upset when she takes on Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava in a slated 10-round affair that will decide the WBA/WBC World super female bantamweight title Saturday at the Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. The 34-year-old Nava (31-4-3, 13ko’s) is the top-ranked super bantamweight according to many outlets, and she is ranked No.3 by the…

February 24, 2015
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Cruz highlights deep USA Boxing team, 66th Strandja Boxing Tournament begins Tuesday in Sofia, Bulgaria

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) USA Boxing’s women are set to battle it out for the 66th annual Strandja International Boxing Tournament bragging rights starting Tuesday in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament runs from the 24th-28 and it will see five of USA Boxing’s elite women take part in the action. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Kemah, Texas), bantamweight Christina Cruz )New York, NY), lightweight Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, California), light welterweight Rashida Ellis…

February 24, 2015
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Beckley defeats Napper, advances to women’s semis of NY Golden Gloves

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) In a very spirited and hard-fought bout, Rachele Beckley and Syasia Napper put on a show, with Beckley edging her counterpart, 2-1, in a 154-pound matchup Monday night at the Harlem Pal as the New York Daily News Golden Gloves continued. Beckley (Main St. B.C.) used her stiff left jab throughout the night and kept an aggressive Napper  (Heavy Hitters BC) at bay just enough to get…

February 24, 2015
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