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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

No Holds Barred: Women's Boxing's Brilliant Fall, on the WAAR Room with Chris Baldwin and Malissa Smith 

 


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleagues Chris Baldwin of the WAAR Room and Malissa Smith of Girlboxing on the WAAR Room. A video of this discussion has also been posted on the WAAR Sports YouTube page.

We spoke with them Monday, October 25.

Women's boxing is well past the time when it should be thought of as an afterthought, a side show, or a joke. With this generation's crop of brilliant fighters of the likes of Claressa Shields, Katie Taylor, and Amanda Serrano -- not to mention the women who will be competing over the next few weeks to include two unification title bouts at super lightweight and the super fight at super bantamweight for the WBC Diamond belt between two of Mexico's greatest fighters, Mariana Juarez, known as "La Barbie", and Jackie "La Princesa Azteca" Nava, this Saturday -- we'd say women's boxing is alive and very well indeed, thank you.

But what will it take to push the sport into the 21st century where it belongs? Sure, Showtime's Stephen Espinoza assured our own LA Fight Goddess, Chris Baldwin, that we could look forward to seeing female bouts on upcoming cards in 2022, but the truth is we've heard it all before. On this show, we talked about women's boxing's brilliant Fall, options and opportunities for the future, and the recent move of MTK Global -- yes, that MTK Global -- into the realm of women's boxing.

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