Women’s Boxing Round-Up: Past, Present & Future

WBSS’s weekly collection of women’s boxing news ahead of Season III of the World Boxing Super Series, women’s super-featherweights.

September 16th, 2021

This week’s update features modern-day greats, legendary trailblazers, and a destined superstar.

 

‘Taylor-Serrano Is A Must-Make Fight’

Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor, two of the biggest stars in women’s boxing, could square off in 2022, according to the parties involved. Both fighters confirmed their interest in getting the fight over the line after their latest respective wins. Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn said: “The Amanda Serrano fight is a must-make fight.”

 

Boxing Icon Fights Her Way To Living

Hall of Famer Christy Salters Martin is the protagonist in Netflix’s Untold: Deal With the Devil which tells her harrowing life story. Christy Salters Martin dominated inside the ropes but faced her toughest challenger at home. We spoke to the boxing great who is credited with legitimising women’s boxing.

Read: Boxing Icon Christy Salters Martin hasn’t stopped fighting

 

140 Four-Party Showdown

Matchroom Boxing, in partnership with DiBella Entertainment, has announced that the Undisputed Super-Lightweight crown will be put on the line as Chantelle Cameron, Mary McGee, Kali Reis, and Jessica Camara battle it out for 140lbs supremacy, live on DAZN. Dates and venues will be announced in due course.

 

GWOAT On Sky

On October 16, women’s boxing superstar Claressa Shields will fight live on Sky Sports in a grudge match with Savannah Marshall. The 26-year-old calls herself ‘GWOAT’ which stands for Greatest Woman of All Time, and has claimed: “98 percent of men in the world can’t beat me”. In 2016, Shields became the first American boxer (male or female) to win gold medals at consecutive Olympics then earned the records for becoming a two and three-weight world champion in the fewest professional fights.

 

Zoey Bustamante – Prodigy Dreams Big!

12-year-old Zoey Bustamante is a passionate boxer who strives to become an Olympic Gold Medalist and a World Champion. Bustamante recently dazzled the crowd with her excellent boxing technique at a Christy Martin Title Boxing Invitational Tournament. “This little girl can fight,” Martin told WBSS. “If there comes that female boxer that’s really gonna break over – it might be eight years down the road – it’s her. She’s coming full steam ahead.” Zoey’s father Christopher Bustamante has said: “What I hope is that Zoey maybe can change the outlook of how people see women’s boxing. A lot of people don’t appreciate that a woman gets in the ring and does what a male does.” Follow Zoey Bustamante on Instagram.

 

Enjoy Couch From The Couch

Jane Couch, women’s boxing pioneer – Britain’s first-ever female boxer – is currently working on a TV drama about her remarkable life and career with Suranne Jones, the star of the HBO drama Gentleman Jack.“We are in the writing process so it’s still in development,” Couch told WBSS about the series based on Couch’s memoir The Final Round. Women weren’t allowed to box in the UK – so Couch had to train under the radar, spar with men, and fight abroad in order to pursue her calling. She was up against the ropes but fought back and in 1998 a court of law found the British Board of Boxing Control guilty of discrimination.

 

Season III:

Women’s super-featherweights will quest for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in Season III of the World Boxing Super Series. Announcement on the Season III roster and schedule will be made in due course, in the meantime check the new WBSS webpage and social channels for updates.