(JUNE 26) There are times when I
feel just a bit worn out going to the fights. It seems that
there has been an endless mess of mismatched women who enter the
ring. I walk away sometimes wondering if the people that match
these fights don’t think we are worthy of something better. I
have walked away from some fights shaking my head and wondering
why I even go any more.
And then out of nowhere…..I am
blown away by two little 108 lb., women who fight with a heart
and determination that reminds me of how much fun women’s boxing
can be! This was the case on Friday night June 24th, at the
Doubletree Hotel, in Ontario, California, when Ken Thompson from
Thompson Boxing, for the first time, put a women’s boxing bout
on his card…and it was electrifying!
Sindy Amador, a local Southern
California favorite took on Christina Fuentes of Laredo, Texas
in a four-round barnburner that had the crowd up out of their
seats clapping and cheering. Although Amador took home the win
by a unanimous decision….Fuentes had Amador in the fight of her
life. It was like and action packed movie that keeps you on the
edge of your seat. Even the judge I stood next to commented to
himself…there’s no slowing those two down!
Kaliesha West (left) Gloria Salas
(center) WBAN's Resource Team member - Amit Katz at the fights!
Whoever matched this
fight was a genius. These two women left nothing to be
desired….when the fight was over you were as out of breath as
they were. You could feel their passion and energy….the only
thing wrong with this fight….it was too short.
Both women are young in boxing. And although Amador is already
known for bringing on the power and aggression in her brief
career, there is no doubt that Fuentes will continue to set off
fireworks with whoever she faces next in the ring. It is clear
that both women have quality training and solid skills. I am
excited about following the careers of these two little
I was inspired, and I haven’t felt that for a while. I was so
excited; I can’t even remember the scores! Thank you ladies; I
remember now why I love this sport!