(SEPT 27) WBAN has an opportunity
to meet up with Noemi "No No "Bosques who is set to meet in the
ring on the Christy Salters Martinís Pink Promotions, that will
take place at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North
Carolina, on October 19, 2016. The event will be
headlined by local hard punching Quinton Rankin and an NABF
championship fight between Rosalinda Rodriquez vs. Noemi
Sue TL Fox: How and what made you decide to get into
boxing? Were you in another contact sport before boxing?
Noemi Bosques: I was always intrigued by the sport,
even as a young church girl. So anytime the opportunity came to
play outside with the boys I would go punch with
them-----even while I wore those church dresses. When I was 18
years old, I started fighting in "tough man contests" and
never lost, most wins by TKO. It was then I decided to
train and start having some real boxing matches! I dabbled in
MMA awhile, but boxing was my first love, and I decided to stick
Fox: Are you able to train in boxing full time, or
do you work and train at the same time?
Bosques: For the past couple years I have been fortunate to
mainly focus on boxing. First few years, I had a full time
job serving at diners and have always had a full time job as
"mom". Fortunately now, sponsors help me during training camp so
I can focus primarily on boxing.
Sue TL Fox: What has changed about you as a person
and boxer since you began boxing?
Bosques: A lot has changed about me and I have
boxing to thank. My patience, my ambition, my relentlessness to
push forward and SUCCEED- not only in the ring but in LIFE.
Boxing and training every day is a representation of life for
me. If I can succeed in that ring with a killer face to face
with me, what is there I cannot do? I feel I can do anything.
Sometimes there will be losses, but as long as I can wake up the
next morning fighting harder, have I really lost? Scores on
paper are only lessons to me. I wake up stronger every day no
matter what. I strive to be a champion every day- with or
without those boxing matches.
Sue TL Fox: When you began training in boxing, what was
initially your goal when you got into the sport?
Bosques: Initially I began to box for fun, for the
competition. I was attracted to how dangerous and competitive
boxing was. I was addicted to the magnitude of the challenge.
Now that I see my potential, now this is in my veins. I love
this so much- I wish I could box another 20 years!
Sue TL Fox: Who has been your toughest competition so far?
Bosques: Toughest competition I'd have to say was Kenia
Enriquez and Mariana Juarez. Their experience over my own was
definitely evident in our fights.
Sue TL Fox: How did it come
about that you were chosen to be featured on hall of famer and
history-making retired world champion Christy Martin's of Pink
Promotions in her first boxing event?
Bosques: Huge honor to have been chosen to fight
for such a huge women's boxing icon like Christy Martin. Maybe I
was chosen because I have a rep of fighting anybody anywhere.
Maybe they liked that I've been such a diehard and fearless
fighter. Or maybe it was something simple like them needing a
Puerto Rican fighter to come fight their Mexican promoted
Rodriguez to excite fans with the "Mexico vs. Puerto Rico".
Whatever the reason was, I'm truly honored at their invitation.
The only thing that will upset that night is the loss of their
promoted fighter Rodriguez.
Sue TL Fox: Any thoughts or plans when you enter the ring
in your upcoming fight with Rosalina Velez for the NABF title?
Bosques: My only thought is to WIN!! For my mother
Damaris Bosques (RIP), my grandmother Norma Resto, my daughter
Breyanna Chambliss, my trainer Tony Morgan making sacrifices for
me every day - for every one watching inspired - this win is for
Sue TL Fox: I know that you only are more than likely only
focusing on your current opponent Rosalinda Velez, but in
retrospect are there any other female boxers that you would like
to meet in the ring, or rematch in the ring?
Bosques: Ideally I'd love to get in the ring with
every fighter whose in the three weight divisions I box in.
(112-118 lbs, and eventually 108 lbs) I'm addicted to the
challenge of facing anyone and it's my dream to travel to as
many countries as I can facing these other passionate fighters.
I love sharing the ring with another woman with a heart as big
as mine- this is my addiction. It's like we're making love in
there, and we walk always with a nice paycheck afterwards ;)
Sue TL Fox: Outside of the ring, what are things that you
Bosques: I love the beach, and I live very close to
the beaches. When I'm not boxing I love being in the sand and
appreciating how blessed I am. I spend a lot of time with my
grandmother, daughter and family. I also spend my time giving
back to my community mentoring kids, and/or raising money for
different charity events. Using my "status" to benefit others is
a passion of mine. I feel like God has put me here for a reason
bigger than just to "win". I'm here to inspire. I'm here to
motivate and share. I've been places so low, those who have
known me longest know. I've been a drug addict, I've been a
(nude) dancer, I've been at the lowest of the lows and I'm here
today flying to different countries and cities doing what I love
most and making great money! (500-1k every 2 minutes isn't bad
money :) I'm blessed, and I am moving forward to better only
because I never quit. I like to share my stories and inspire as
many people as I can. If I'm making this happen, an ex drug
addict- anyone can. God is so good to me!! All this glory is
Sue TL Fox: What do you think about womenís professional
boxing and what changes or improvements would you like to see in
Bosques: Women's boxing is definitely on the up and
up!! Women boxing was just featured on PBC thanks to Shelito
Vincent and Heather Hardy! Listen people, something Vincent
taught me while I was training up north was that IT'S ALL ABOUT
THE TICKET SALES. You have to be a draw so that local promoters
can put you on shows and you can gain experience at home. Once
you get the experience go out to other countries, take the
harder fights and make real money out there! Boxing is a chess
game. You have to be smart, spend time learning from promoters
and managers. The ladder isn't that hard to climb but you have
to BE SMART and learn. Learn how to believe in and promote
yourself. Depend on NO ONE. We the women in this male dominated
sport have the odds against us so we have to keep learning and
make this road bigger than only the fight in the ring. Get
involved in your community, it's so rewarding when you can do
this and see the smiles on kid's faces - coming from where I
came from, watching these kid's faces is everything to me.
Sue TL Fox: What does the future hold for you and where do
you see yourself five years from now?
Bosques: The future has a lot in store for me! I
have such a big story and I'm so anxious to share- hopefully a
documentary? I'd definitely love to play roles on the big
screen! I can see myself continuing to share with my community.
I'd love to keep traveling, maybe missionary work? I'd love to
build gyms in third-world countries and just speak to kids,
keeping them motivated. There's so much work to do! I haven't
Sue TL Fox: What advice would you give other women boxers
who are entering the sport?
Bosques: Expect the hardest road possible and stay
strong. If you stay strong this could be the most rewarding
journey- as it has been for me.
Noemi, I would like to thank you
for taking the time out from your busy schedule preparing for
your fight with Velez to be interviewed on WBAN!
Additional information about the
upcoming Bosques vs. Velez bout and much more on the card!
The weigh-in will be held on Tuesday October 18 at 6pm and is
open to the public:
2770 Yorkmont Road
The promotion is asking for fans attending the weigh-in and/or
event to bring school supplies that will be donated to local
schools and student in need of them.
Tickets are available
Pink Promotions and Pretty Girl Promotions want to thank Beasley
Media Group, NAC TECH, Homewood Suites, Safe Alliance, Kelly
Services, WBC CARES, Tool Time Rental, Fast Fit Boxing and The
Ultimate Boxing Gym for their support.
For additional information contact: Christy Salters Martin at
Or Mercedes Vasquez at email@example.com
Tickets can be purchased at: christy-martin.com, Fast Fit Boxing
or Ultimate Boxing Gym
General Admission $20
VIP $100 VIP Table of 10 $1000