Wow!! Tons of fighting this weekend! My top 3 favorite matchups were:
- Peyton Manning (Broncos) vs Tom Brady, ( Patriots)
- Richard Sherman, (Seahawks) vs Michael Crabtree, (49ers), and
- Ana Laura Esteche* vs Monica Silvina Acosta
*Esteche earned the upset of the year (so far) by dethroning once-undefeated Acosta of her 140-lb WBA world title. Esteche moves up in weight from 135-lb and wins a title after four attempts.
Esteche vs Acosta was the 2nd televised women’s world title boxing fight of 2014.
Excited to see “OMAHA!” vs “L.O.B.!” in the Superbowl…Tough to choose which team to root for, but congratulations to all competitors!
Julaton Survives Cut in Gutsy Win by Joaquin Henson
MANILA, Philippines – Shrugging off the blood trickling down her face from a cut over the right eye, former two-time world superbantamweight queen Ana (Hurricane) Julaton pounded out a gutsy majority 10-round decision over Mexico’s Perla Hernandez to fuel hopes for another title shot in Progreso, Yucatan, last Friday night (Saturday morning, Manila). Continue reading Julaton Survives Cut in Gutsy Win by Joaquin Henson
Another birthday passed and I had a nice, simple day. Definitely time well spent. Memories flashed and I remember a weekend watching Saturday morning cartoons during breakfast, watching Disney’s Sleeping Beauty for lunch, and watching Enter the Dragon after dinner with Dad after he came home from work. Continue reading I’m a Fighter…
What does “Independence Day” mean? And no, I’m not talking about the Will Smith movie, I’m talking about the IDEA of celebrating “Independence Day.” Continue reading What does “Independence Day” mean?
Being a woman in this era, the era of breakthroughs; where you have the “Robin Roberts“, the “Danica Patricks”, the “Serena Williams“, etc.; I’m talking about women who STAND OUT. Women who tear down the “invisible” barriers society separates men and women in. It’s about getting respect and in boxing, it’s no different. Continue reading “This is a Man’s World…”
Boxing is a mindset. It’s not for everyone. Change is inevitable and comfort must be found in ceaseless change. Being a world champion is no exception: you must adapt. Continue reading “World Champion” means making the World your Home