WBC Convention at the Fairmont Grand Hotel, Ukraine

Boxing is dead? Really? Because I can barely keep up with the times of boxing and everything that’s going on. I need an assistant to coordinate all the boxing events, tell me where they are taking place, how to view them, and all the info on all the undercard fights! Imagine all the boxers you haven’t heard of yet! We want to know about them. They want you to know about them too!

The announcement that HBO Boxing is no longer an available format doesn’t come as a big jolt to the boxing world. For crying out loud its 2018, there’s only a hundred different ways to view a fight. Its just a matter of finding out whats easiest for you. If anything this is a huge opportunity for many.

This weekend there was SO much boxing going on around the world. Most importantly was the WBC 56th Convention held in the Ukrain at the swanky Fairmont Grand Hotel. It officially opened today in Kyiv (first time) and will last until Friday October 5th. The convention is a highly prestigious platform for athletes, coaches, referees, promoters and media representatives. This convention is huge and hosts over 160 country’s representatives and over 700 participants.  Along with a charity auction, and meet and greets with autographs, the convention will hold its annual meetings and seminars. The big names in attendance are WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Julio Cesar Chavez, Tony Bellew, Oscar De La Hoya, and Evander Holyfield! Champs and deligates alike mingled at the cocktail party after the opening ceremony. Its a pretty incredible week filled with not only the creme de la creme of boxing, but a visit to the Klitschko Brothers Museum, and the Ukrainian Boxing Hall of Fame! Id say its a brilliant event to set some goals by to say the least!

Calum Smith Ali Trophy 2018 WBSS

Next up the Muhammad Ali Trophy! The Muhammad Ali Trophy is presented by The World Boxing Super Series. The WBSS features eight boxers from each weight class to compete in a knockout boxing competition. The prize fund holds a whopping $50 million dollars, with the champ taking home $10 million for themselves! All four sanctioned boxing entities, the  WBA, WBC, WBO and the IBF honor this tournament. Unlike traditional boxing the WBSS  has four judges. The fourth judges scorecard is used in the event that there’s a draw, no contest or a no decision ending. Calum Smith is the Champ this year. Smith is a 6’3″ British boxer they call “Mundo”.  The 28 year old has an orthodox stance with a record of 25-0. Eighteen of those wins were won by knockout. Smith has three brothers, all of whom are professional boxers.  Smith won the World Boxing Super Series final with a killer 7th round knockout over his apponent George Groves (28-20) also British.  This fight was the first professional Boxing match to ever take place in Saudi Arabia. It was incredible with Evander Holyfield watching ringside. Smith is now the WBA Super World Champion, and also holds Ring Magazines  Champion belt, and the WBC Diamond Title all in one month! True to Champion form Smith was quoted saying “I’m a big believer in my own ability”.  The fight was coined “Rowdy is Saudi” and was held at the King Abdullah Sports City Hall Saturday September 9, 2018.

Now, lets visit the Jorge Linares vs Abner Cotto match.  This was a good bet for sure. Taking place in Indio California, former 3 division world Champion  Jorge Linares (45-4) was very comfortable in his new light welterweight division debut! Coming at Abner Cotto (23-4) with a hard right, Linares knocked Cotto down in the 2nd round and again in the 3rd round, with Cotto holding on for dear life taking Linares down with him. The referee Raul Caiz stopped the fight.  Linares usually fights at 135 lbs. Linares will have to get used to heavier punches from his next likely apponents. Abner Cotto is Miguel Cottos cousin, who watched his cousin lose from ringside. This was a Goldenboy Media Production that was streaming on Facebook Watch.

Jorge Linares drops Cotto

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog! Stay tuned for all sports, all boxing!


Cecilia Braekhus…. where do I start? There are so many compliments I could give this athlete. For starters, the inspiration she is to women globally is priceless. But today, this article is to congratulate her on being presented with Ring Magazines inaugural Pound for a Pound Champion belt in Las Vegas on the world renowned fight weekend of Canelo vs GGG 2 at the world-famous MGM Grand.

Cecilia Braekhus is a Norwegian boxer, born in Columbia. As an orphan adopted by Norwegian parents, she started kickboxing at the age of 14. Soon she had 75 wins out of 80 amateur matches.

Cecilia turned pro in 2007 with a contract from German promoter Wilfried Saurerland. Their goal was to make her the first Norwegian World Champion.

Only two years later, Cecilia became the WBC World Champion in the welterweight division. At that time, the WBA welterweight was vacant and became the property of Cecilia Braekhus!

I could go on with title fights, and score card reads, but this picture is bigger. Lets face it , boxing is known as a mans sport.  Female fights were actually outlawed for decades throughout boxing history. Athletic commissioners refused to sanction female boxers or give them licenses to box. The first women boxers go back to the 18th century in London of course! Elizabeth Wilkinson, the first known female boxer, fought both men and women in the ring!

Since women’s boxing first appeared in the Olympics in 1904, women’s boxing has come a long slow way. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s there have been women boxers that have grabbed our attention, but it wasnt until the 90’s for women boxers to claim their stake in the boxing game. Many world champion boxers were female!

With so much denial, hesitance and discrimination, women boxers have had to fight out of the ring just to get in it! The mayor of Hackney England once was quoted “I regard this proposed exhibition of women boxers as a gratification of the sensual ideals of a crowd of vulgar men.”

As women, we always walk a fine line. We are tough, capable, and unstoppable, but don’t look too pretty while your’e doing your craft! The very same entities that ridicule an act that isn’t feminine enough for a woman will immediately sexualize them. Take the female athlete and make her sexy, otherwise we just cant wrap our brains around it.

Cecilia Braekhus has shattered stereotypes, and is the best of both worlds proving female athletes can be everything they want to be. Both tough as nails and beautiful. Always a class act, Cecilia is a true role model for all women of all ages.

Nod of respect to Cecilia’s trainer, Lucia Rijker is a trailblazer and one of women’s boxing’s living legends.

This year 2018, marks a huge day in history for women in boxing. Cecilia Braekhus  makes history as Ring Magazine’s female pound for pound champion! The first of its kind, this championship comes with a brand new belt!

Congratulations to the First Lady of boxing! Braekhus is undefeated 34-0 (9). Cecilia was also awarded the Boxing writers Association of America’s innagural “Female Fighter of the Year” Award in New York.

Cecilia is the only boxer IN THE WORLD both male or female to ever hold the world title belts of all four major sanctioning bodies. Cecilia Braekhus is considered to be the greatest female boxer ever!

Canelo vs GGG 2 Middleweight Championship

Photography by Richard Chase

From the desk of Electra in the ring


Middleweight World Championship 

by Electra September 15, 2018



The most significant fight of 2018. Three fight undercard.

Moises entered the arena to mariachi music. Fuente’s face is messed up in round 2. Chocolotitto has been thru a lot personally. Chocos bread and butter punch is his uppercut. Round 5, choco right hand delivered a knockout! TKO from Nicaragua one punch knockout! Gonzalez -”Im very thankful for this opportunity. It’s a great comeback to beon the Canelo vs GGG card. I can’t wait because I am one step closer to becoming a world champion.

O sullivan.. 

David Lemieux first round knockout with a beautiful left hook. Boy was I wrong! David even mentioned that he doesn’t like trash talking, that he respects the sport, and not to piss him off! 

Co-main event is coming up! Muniga turned pro at 16 and has an incredible record of 30-0 (25 ko’s)  He’s a huge monster middleweight. Brandon Cook out of Ontario Canada. Muniga is 3 inches taller. Brandon “bad boy” Cook. Crazy good first round dominant by Muniga. Muniga is dangerous.Round 3 Cook gets knocked down. Mungia “wildly violent” vicious body shots. Muniga remains undefeated WBO Middleweight Champion of the World.

Now we kill one hour before the main event.

Some of the news coming out of the evening is the hand wraps….Stacking is hand wrapping with gauze on top if the tape, it’s almost like a cast. Tape with gauze with tape with gauze! TrippleG’s camp was against Canelos wraps. Nevada’s boxing commision said it does not give him an advantage, and Canelo gets to keep his “stacked” wraps. 

Canelo enters the arena with traditional Marriachi music to a roaring audience. Gennady Golovkin played White Stripes 7 Nation Army. After the grand entrances… The first round was Canelo being aggressive. Triple G has an answer for anything Canelo says in the ring. Canelo lands a great left in the second round. All big heavy shots in round 2. Canelo working triple G’s body. Sounds so very painful ringside. Canelo just super confident. Before you know it, its round 7. Round 9, body shots again from Canelo. Round 10, Golovkin just cannot get Canelo!!! Canelo will move, weave, whatever but you cannot get him! The crowd goes wild! Round 11 and 12, Canelo dominates. You could see Gennady breathing very hard, swollen and bruised. The fight went all 12 rounds. Canelo dominated the entire fight.  Both fighters suffered major lacerations that required stitches. The score card read 112 Canelo, 116 GGG. Canelo Alvarez def. Gennady Golovkin via majority decision. Its one thing to watch the fight on television, but being there in person is intense. To see the bruises and swelling on these fighters is surreal. The line of business these men are in is incredible. The fight club on any level is still about bringing the pain. That is what Canelo did saturday night. He hurt triple G. 

As the post fight press conference came to an end , talk of a third match was mentioned. The quote of the evening comes from Abel Sanchez, Gennadys coach.  “We appreciate all of the support, but we cant be hypocritical and complain about every damn decision you recieve. Canelo fought a great fight tonight and you cant take that away from Canelo”

Canelo’s quote of the night “unfortunately we didn’t get the knockout” !  Unbelievable night of boxing! 

CANELO vs GGG2 Official Weigh Ins

Today was the official Canelo vs GGG 2 Weigh Ins from the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas Nevada.  The arena was packed with fans and media. Everybody was very patient and waited well over an hour for things to get started.

This event was open to the public and the fans were screaming  “Mexico” & “Canelo”.. but Triple G has his fans too!

There are eight fights to this event September 15, 2018,  but everybody was waiting to see one very heated face off. Out of the red corner David Lemieux from Canada vs Irishman Gary O’Sullivan out of the blue corner.  If there’s any truth to the philosophy of the weigh ins being a mind game, clearly  O’Sullivan won this round.

The main event the WBC, WBA, IBO Ring Middleweight Titles 12 rounds.  Out of Guadalajara Mexico,Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin out of Los Angeles Ca. This match has it’s bad blood rap sheet. It has its cynics as well.  Canelo was fired up at this weigh in!  Who do you have for the winner of this fight of all time?

Thank you for reading my blog. Stay tuned for my sports column to be published later this month in Street Motivation Newspaper.

SUPERFLY 3 at the Fabulous Forum

Last night 360 promotions brought Superfly 3 to the Fabulous Forum along with HBO Boxing After Dark.

Of course there was a lot leading up to this night.  The anticipation was building and the clock was ticking!

This morning as I have my coffee and toast, I keep thinking about what a fabulous night it was! The first fight must be incredible for these boxers. A huge stadium, kind of quiet, not really filled up yet, and nothing but press cameras and a lot of lights!

The first match of the night that really got the audience out of their seats & screaming was the female boxers! Louisa “Lulu” from Perth Australia had a bloodied face early on!  These women had combinations for days! What an exciting fight! After going  10 rounds, Brenda “Bonita” Flores  became the new WBC female Atomweight champion of the World!

The next match was Bruno Escalante (Philippines) vs Alexandru Marin (Romania).  Now if you saw Bruno shove Marin at the weigh ins, you’d know this fight was on!  After all the anticipation, the match was actually pretty boring until round 7. Undefeated Marin won by unanimous decision. Many would dispute this to say the least.

Now let’s just talk about Kazuto Ioka  from Osaka Japan vs McWilliams Arroyo from Puerto Rico. Now I’ve heard that Arroyo can take a beating, and this fight sure proved that. Kazuto had some body shots that you could practically feel from the sound of the punch landing to the guts! Kazuto knocked Arroyo down to the mat in round 3, never to get him down again thru all 10 rounds. Ioka Kazuto after a year in retirement comes back with the belt!!!! Congratulations to Kazuto Ioka the WBC SILVER FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!! It was also amazing to see Japanese fans in the audience !

Nietes & Palicte…the perfect time to go get a drink or snack up. WBO Super Flyweight World Championship. What a snoozer! The audience was chanting “beso beso” which means “kiss”! This co-main event went all 12 rounds.  The title remains vacant with a split decision draw! 116-112 Palicte- 118-120 Nietes.

The main event, 12 rounds going for the WBC Super Flyweight  title!   Felipe  Orucuta (Mexico)  vs Juan Francisco Estrada (Mexico). Estrada dominated the entire fight.  Estrada defeats Felipe Orucuta unanimous 128-110, 117-111. What a show these athletes put on!

Thank you to 360 Promotions, HBO boxing, the Forum, and all of these amazing boxers for an incredible entertaining night of good fun, & sportsmanship.

Please stay tuned for my officially published column in Street Motivation Magazine !  You can never go wrong with boxing!  Let’s Go!








New Opportunities 2018

 All throughout 2017, everything pointed towards major change in the upcoming year of 2018. As this year is coming to an end, I must admit I have been planning, and I am ready!

 Many of you have read the legislation of  SB 10. This Senate Bill was passed to come into effect October 2019 to get rid of cash bail as we now know it.   As many of you know, I have owned my own Bail Bonds agency for 13 years. Bail Bonds is a very stressful business, and  I am all for change!

With that being said, I’d like to take a moment to thank everybody who read my blog consistently every week for so many years in the past.  I am here to start blogging again! My writing and my photography are skills of mine that I never thought would come into play in my professional life. Now here I am getting my official Press Pass.

My personal passion for boxing made it easy for me to have a writing niche.  Having influential friends has also helped me tremendously. After running a business for 13 years in Los Angeles, I would hope to know a few people to say the least. I must thank the boxing community for welcoming me with open arms.

I will be the first Latina woman to introduce  a sports column for Street Motivation Magazine & Newspaper.  I am also the official Los Angeles writer for Esto de Mexico Magazine.

My first big event that I’m covering will be Superfly 3 coming to you from the Fabulous Forum this Saturday, September 8, 2018

Emanating from the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeleson Saturday, September 8 and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT, SUPERFLY 3is headlined by a 12-round WBC Super Flyweight Final Elimination Bout between former world champion JUAN FRANCISCO ‘El Gallo’ ESTRADA, (36-3-0, 25 KO’s), of Sonora, Mexico and two-time world title challenger FELIPE ‘Gallito’ ORUCUTA, (36-4-0, 30 KO’s), of Nicolas Romero, Mexico. Estrada vs. Orucuta is promoted in association with Zanfer Promotions.

Featured on the outstanding live-streamed undercard, ‘Bang Bang Lulu’ Louisa Hawton, (8-1-0, 4 KO’s) of Perth, Australia will face Brenda Flores, (12-4-1, 2KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico for the Interim World Boxing Council Women’s Atomweight World Title.

Saturday’s fight card is spectacular from beginning to end, including fighters here all the way from Japan! Be sure to follow Street Motivation Magazine to read my column!
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I am so excited and thrilled to be wtiting again, thank you so much for being with me on this new career journey!