(MAR 31) Two fight cards this week in
New York City will each feature a female boxing bout in what is,
hopefully, an encouraging portent for the sport of Women's boxing in
the largest fight market in the country.
On Wednesday, in the heart of Times Square, at B B Kings Club on
42nd Street, Keisher Mcleod Wells will open Lou DiBella's seven bout
program going four rounds against unbeaten Mexican flyweight Laura
Gomez (3-0). Wells (2-1), who when not training at Gleasons Gym
often works the front desk, is coming off a close majority decision
loss to unbeaten Laura Ledezma in January in Panama City, Ledezma's
On Friday, veteran Alicia Ashley (14-9-1), who also trains at
Gleasons, will take on Jackie Trivilino (3-1-1) in a featured six
round bout on the O'Shea Brothers fight card at the Masonic Temple
in downtown Brooklyn. Ashley's last bout, in August, was a close ten
round majority decision loss to Panamanian Marcela Acuna, for the
WBC super bantamweight title, in Panama.
Trivilino brings a
reputation as a tough campaigner to Brooklyn, from upstate
Plattsburgh, New York. Trivilino, who began as a professional a year
ago, started her career with a four round loss to Amanda Serrano,
who is now unbeaten in five pro fights. Trivilino followed with a
four round draw with Nydia Feliciano, in May, on an O'Shea Brothers
card in Yonkers, NY, and has, since then, recorded three straight
Trivilino, a late replacement for Dominican Republic
super bantamweight Liliana Martinez, faces a big step up in Ashley.
A scheduled six round super featherweight bout between Maureen Shea
and Norma Faris was canceled.