Female Boxing Showdown in Stockholm

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Sweden’s top female boxers Mikaela Laurén (27-3, 12 KOs) and Klara Svensson (16-1, 5 KOs) will go head-to-head in a huge domestic showdown on September 10 at the Hovet in Stockholm.

Following months of speculation, the bitter rivals have agreed to meet at the welterweight limit in an attempt to settle their differences and prove who is the country’s number one female fighter.

Their hotly anticipated bout will also act as an official WBC sanctioned final eliminator to face female pound-for-pound number one and Unified Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus.

‘’I’m thrilled this fight is finally happening,’’ said Laurén. ‘’This is a fight I’ve wanted for a long time. It’s no secret that we don’t like each other, and now we can finally see who is the better boxer. This is going to be a huge fight for Sweden and for Swedish boxing. We haven’t had a big fight like this involving two Swedish fighters since Paolo Roberto fought Armand Krajnc, and I’m sure this is a fight that will capture the imagination of the Swedish public.

‘’I’m very confident I will beat her. I believe I’m too big and too strong for her and onSeptember 10, I’m going to knock her out. There is no way she can last ten-rounds with me. I’m glad this fight is happening in Stockholm so that all my friends, family and fans can be there to watch me humiliate her.’’

‘’There is nothing fake about this fight,’’ says Svensson. ‘’Mikaela has done and said some things that I haven’t agreed with and I’m looking forward to getting in the ring and shutting her up once and for all. This isn’t about tabloids or headlines, or her kissing opponents or pouring water on them, it’s about boxing and who is the best, and I’m going to show her what boxing is really about. I’m not only going to outbox her, I will destroy her. Mikaela and her whole team are going to be in for a cold shower.

‘’I’m really looking forward to this fight. It has been building up for a long time and a lot of people are already talking about it. I think it’s going to be a really big event in Sweden and hopefully it can build a lot of interest in the sport.’’

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: ‘’We’re delighted to have made this fight. It’s a genuine grudge match between two of the best female fighters on the planet. It will be a huge night for Swedish boxing and for the sport as a whole. I believe it can be as big in Sweden as Paolo Roberto versus Armand Krajnc.

‘’After their last fights, both Mikaela and Klara called me and told me this was the fight they wanted. There is a lot on the line and it’s going to be winner takes all with pride, bragging rights and a shot at Cecilia Brækhus’s World titles up for grabs. This is definitely not a fight you want to miss.’’

Per Nunstedt, Head of Sports, Viasat said: ‘’This is the fight Sweden has been waiting for. Without a doubt this is the biggest rivalry-fight in the history of Swedish female boxing. Its also one of the most prestigious fights we have seen between two Swedes. Both Mikaela and Klara have longed to get up in the ring and show who is the best. And to be able to have this fight on Swedish soil makes it even bigger.’’

Tickets for this blockbuster event, which will also feature a full undercard showcasing the very best in Swedish boxing, go on sale on Wednesday, June 29 at 12.00 and are available online via www.globearenas.se and www.axs.com or by calling 0771-31 00 00.

All the action will be available to watch live and exclusive in Scandinavia on Viaplay Fighting. For more information please visit www.viaplay.se.

Susan Reno Battles Paola Ortiz In First Women’s 6-round Bout Featuring 3-Minute Rounds

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NEW YORK (May 15, 2015) – New York women’s boxing history will be made tomorrow night (Friday, May 15) as FDNY boxing team and Ring 8 member Susan Reno fights Paola Ortiz in a 6-round bout featuring 3-minute rounds for the first time. Women professional fights in New York have always had 2-minute rounds in the past.
 
Reno vs. Ortiz II is a scheduled 6-round bout between fighters who originally fought to a 4-round majority draw this past February 13 at Long Island City in Queens. The rematch will be held Friday evening on a card presented by Uprising Promotions at Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York.
 
“Susan is making New York State boxing history by being the first woman to compete in 3-minute rounds,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “We’re very proud of her. She is opening doors for female boxers to compete on a level playing field with their male counterparts. You can only be first once. Not only will Susan be the first woman in New York State history to fight 3-minute rounds, we want another first from her by winning the first women’s 3-minute round fight every held in New York.”

Seniesa Estrada to Represent Women’s Boxing On Undercard of Golovkin vs Monroe Jr.

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SENIESA ESTRADA RETURNS ON MAY 16 HBO BOXING CARD

Estrada will represent women’s boxing on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, featuring Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

 

EAST LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. – On Saturday night, May 16, 2015, undefeated 22-year-old flyweight women’s professional boxer Seniesa Estrada (East Los Angeles, CA/pro record: 3-0-0, 1 KO) faces Carly Batey (United Kingdom/pro record: 4-4-2, 0 KOs) in a six-round, non-televised, undercard bout on the HBO World Championship Boxing card at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The HBO Boxing card is presented by K2 Promotions and GGG Promotions, in association with Banner Promotions. In the televised main event, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) will defend his WBA/IBO and interim WBC Middleweight World Titles against Willie Monroe (19-1, 6 KOs).

Estrada, a Mexican-American, last fought on March 14, 2014, when she defeated Blanca Raymundo via second round knockout. Seniesa had a lengthy amateur career, compiling an impressive record of 97-4. She currently works with boxing trainer Dean Campos at Gamboa Boxing & Fitness, located in Whittier, California. Campos also trains middleweight contender Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora.

Dean Campos said, “Seniesa has been dedicated in the gym and is prepared for her fight. Carly Batey is physically bigger, and has fought at bigger weight classes, but Seniesa is stronger, and more skilled. We’re grateful for the opportunity to be on such a great card and looking forward to showing everyone what Seniesa can do. It is a great opportunity for her to help women’s boxing gain exposure.”

Seniesa Estrada said, “I am very thankful to fight so close to home on May 16 at the Forum. Being on such a great card with the talented GGG is terrific exposure for myself and women’s boxing. I have been working hard in the gym and look forward to putting on a great performance. My opponent, Carly Batey, is coming all the way from the UK. I know she is coming to fight and will give it her all. I am prepared physically and mentally and ready to display my skills and talent.”

Estrada discussed the current state of women’s boxing in the United States. “I’m working very hard in the gym, and I’ve built a great team around me. My success depends on the work I do, both inside and outside the gym, plus the support I receive from the boxing fans, significant promoters, and the major networks. I have put fifteen years of hard work into women’s boxing. Ronda Rousey has become a star in the UFC, and I believe those same accomplishments are possible in professional boxing. It has been very difficult finding fight opportunities in the U.S. Every week, there are boxing cards all over the country, however, few have women featured on them. In almost every boxing gym, you can find women training along with the men.

I believe women can be superstars, too. We just need a chance to show what we can do. Self-promotion and selling tickets are easier when you have the backing of a major promoter or the promise of getting television time. Getting on a stacked card like the one on May 16 is a great start. I can’t wait to participate in the promotional opportunities that come with a fight of this magnitude. GGG is a rising star and a great ambassador for my sport. I’m honored to share the stage with him.”

Estrada continued, “Thank you Roy Englebrecht, Tom Loeffler, K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions, Artie Pellulo, and Banner Promotions for including women on this major HBO Boxing card. I can’t thank my super sponsor Oscar A. Sanchez enough for everything he has done for me in preparation for this fight. I’m grateful to have him as a part of my team.”

Tickets for Estrada’s fight on May 16 at The Forum are on sale now and priced at $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, plus taxes and fees. They can be purchased at The Forum Box Office, located at 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA, 90305. They can also be purchased online atwww.ticketmaster.com, or charged by phone at +1 (800) 745 3000. 

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