Equality for Female Boxers in the Olympics
WBAN PETITION

Home Page
Search WBAN
Latest News-Women
Biography- Sue TL Fox
Latest Rankings
Boxer's Profiles
Fight Results
Upcoming Events
Knockouts!
Past/Present Ratings
Fight Photo Gallery
Boxing Trivia
Tiger Tales by Fox
Amateur Scene
Boxers Websites
Women Cops who Box
Exclusive Interviews
Bust a Fighter!  
Mixed Matches
Mismatches
About WBAN
Advertise on WBAN
Other Links


Sue Fox Named  in the "Top Ten" Most -Significant Female Boxers of All Time - Ring Magazine - Feb. 2012

HISTORY OF
WOMEN'S BOXING

Historical -All links
Historical Events
History Firsts
Flash from the Past
Past Boxer Profiles
70'S/80'S Past Boxers
Pre-70'S Boxers
Past Amateur Boxers
About Sue TL Fox

TOP GALLERIES!

Video streaming, over
11, 500 photos, and more! 
   

Matchmaker's Hot List - Exclusive Matchup!
   

Hot Hot HOT Photo Galleries!Flash Photo Slideshows!
   

Boxing Records for women boxers..archived records!
To Join Go Here

FREE WORLDWIDE
CONTACT LISTING!
This is perfect for Promoters, Matchmakers, Managers, Matchmakers, Trainers, Boxers, etc.
To Sign Up!

 

Having Problems
 with the website?
Send an Email

Directly to WBAN!





 

 

 

 

 

                 
                                                                                         
                                      
   

 
 



Dressed to kill
By Ewan Whyte
May 20, 2007

     
   
   
   
   

She wore a black t-shirt with the legend "The Killer Peach" emblazoned across the back; her opponent, a blue-and-white mini skirt over dark blue boxers, and, at the end (sobering accessory!) an ice bag pressed to the face;  but this was a fashion show with a difference: they were "two lionesses" on the catwalk (said Boxeo Uruguayo) – and neither in any temper  to concede the right of way.

 

Caril "El Ratón" Herrera, the Uruguayan who holds the WBC South American title at super flyweight, had watched María Eugenia López training at the gymnasium of the Argentinian Boxing Federation in Buenos Aires and warned his compatriots that she was tough – far tougher than anyone Christian Namús had faced as an amateur – and so she is. Both fighters, according to Boxeo Uruguayo, exhibited flaws that will need correcting – in Namús's case, a posture that leaves her chin too exposed; in that of the Argentinian, an exaggerated crouch – but the standard, nonetheless, was far higher in the view of all commentators than you would expect from two fighters making their debuts.

 

Namús opened the first round with combinations of two, three or four punches, as the occasion required, while the Argentinian relied on the classic one-two. López was forced to clinch once or twice in the second round and hurt near the end of the round by a tremendous straight left to the jaw. Gathering confidence, Namús began to circle her opponent like the Parthian cavalry – the ten thousand mounted archers – that annihilated the seven legions of Crassus in the desert sands at Carrhae; but here, there was no attempt to negotiate. From her tight, crouching stance, the 23-year-old Argentinian, struck back, with no thought of surrender, bruising "The Killer Peach" with her right cross on several occasions as the final round opened instead of tumbling from her perch like Cock Robin, as the script demanded, a mortal arrow piercing her breast.

 

There are two views of this fight and there's no reconciling them. To the judges, who scored it 40-38, 40-38 and 40-36 in Namús's favour, as well as to Boxeo Uruguayo,, for whom the 19-year-old came very close to breaking her Argentinian rival with three-punch combinations in the final minute, it was a clear victory for the Uruguayan. To Jorge Savia, who covered the fight for Ovación Deportes, it was a draw (39-39); and Alberto Zacarías, the trainer inter alia of Sergio Acuña, was equally adamant: "It's a crying shame. Very clearly the Uruguayan girl did not  win. But there's bound to be a return before too long, and I have no doubt, based on what the two of them showed us here tonight, that next time we see them in the ring together, they'll be disputing a major title."

 

Photo links:

 

"The Killer Peach" - Christian Namús in training

María Eugenia López

Chris "Bombón Asesino" Namús

Namús strikes

The Argentinian strikes back

Namús tries for the big finish

Namús reacts to the UD in her favour

 

Sources: Ovación Deportes (El País), Boxeo Uruguayo

 
     
     
   
 
Back to WBAN
WBAN DISCLAIMER
     
     
         
         
         

 

in 2014 - Now Free to Public!  Huge Database of Boxing Records with Galleries, over 15,000 photos, Galleries connected with the boxing records, Videos. Mpegs, Matchmakers Hot List, Exclusive Matchup, and More!   Go Here!

 

 


         [
HOME [ADD YOUR SITE] [EMAIL TL FOX]  [DO YOU HAVE A TIP?  [WBAN'S MISSION]  [PRIVACY POLICY] 
AUX   
 
              GOOGLE NEWS  [WBAN DISCLAIMER]   [PROBLEMS WITH WEBSITE OR FORMS? EMAIL TL FOX]   
                                        WBAN™ (WOMEN BOXING ARCHIVE NETWORK) Copyrighted© MAY 1998