NCWB1 – An interview with Kaliesha West (Part 2). We want to delve a little deeper now and find more out about you. What was it like growing up as Kaliesha West?
NCWB1 – An interview with Kaliesha West (Part 1). Kaliesha West shouldn’t require much of an introduction, but she definitely deserves one. She was born in Michigan, United States and has been exciting Boxing fans for many years, and she is still only 26!
NCWB1 – An interview with Éloïse Picard. Continuing our series of articles and interviews in the run up to the Nordic Coliseum Women Boxing event, NCWB1 on the 15th of August.
NCWB1 – An interview with Maureen Riordon (Part 2)
NCWB1 – An interview with Maureen Riordon (Part 1). Maureen Riordon is a multi-discipline female fighter from Colorado, USA. She makes her professional Boxing debut on the 15th of August in Quebec, Canada.
NCWB1 – An interview with Olivia Gerula. Olivia Gerula is an experience female Boxer who is set to fight Kaliesha West at Canada’s first all-female boxing card, Nordic Coliseum Women Boxing 1 (NCWB1).
NCWB1 – An interview with David Damphousse. Who else would be better to kick off our first NCWB1 interview than the man himself, David Damphousse.
The historic NCWB1 is fast approaching. There is an historical event fast approaching, and this article is the first in our series taking a look at it, interviewing some of the fighters, and generally getting very excited about it! We hope you’ll join us in the build-up of NCWB1!
Smash 9 – Iske vs Hodge. On Saturday the 5th we had the pleasure of seeing Lubena Jane Iske face Bekie Hodge for the WBC British Super-Featherweight Title at Smash 9 in Watford, UK.
Smash 9 – Amber Kitchen vs Niamh Kinehan. We travelled this past Saturday to Smash Muaythai 9 in Watford, UK, to see two fights: The WBC title fight between Lubena Jane Iske and Bekie Hodge and the other female bout on the card between Amber Kitchen and Niamh Kinehan.
July Female Fight Fixtures and Results from around the world, collated by Awakening Fighters. Includes: Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA & K1.
Van Soest and Payne talk Lion Fight 15 Rematch. Last week Lion Fight Promotions announced their full card for Lion Fight 15! It had been common knowledge for a while that the ultra-exciting Tiffany van Soest would be on the show, but it was only very recently that they finally confirmed that she would be rematched against UK’s technical Lucy Payne.
Lucy Payne vs. Victoria Lomax. Sunday 23rd of March saw Lucy Payne successfully defend her Awakening World Title (57kg) against Victoria Lomax (Spain). The fight turned out to be an elbowfest, and Lucy proved to be back to her usual form. Victoria showed real heart throughout the fight.
Vicky Church vs Lauren Huxley. Yesterday Touchgloves Gym hosted their Judgement Day 2 Muay Thai event in Penzance, UK. We attended to oversee the two female headline bouts (and only female fights on the show), one of which was Lucy Payne’s defence of her Awakening World Title.
Judgement Day 2: Payne vs Lomax. On Sunday March 23rd, Lucy Payne defends her Awakening world title against Spain’s Victoria Lomax at the event Judgement Day 2!
Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia Pt.2. Here’s a handful of photos from the Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia event in Melton Mowbray last weekend. It was for the Golden Belt World Muay Thai Title.
Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia. We bring you the full Muay Thai world title fight between Iman Barlow and Maritzarda Hersisia – plus behind the scenes footage.
One of the most exciting features on the Awakening website 2.0 is the new Global Martial Arts Event Calendar. As far as we’re aware, it’s yet again a ground breaking and ambitious move from Awakening. The idea of the calendar is to list as many martial arts events around the world as is physically possible for our little fingers.
The Awakening global martial arts event calendar is another great feature we’d like to share with you in a little more detail. As far as we know, there isn’t another calendar like this in the world. We believe we’ve broken new ground again with this feature. While our calendar system itself is still in its infancy, it is the best place on the internet to find out at a glance, about martial arts events happening around the globe.
We were fortunate enough to be ringside for this epic occasion on 26th July 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event of course was Lion Fight 10, featuring five amateur and six professional bouts. There were two female fights on the card, an amateur bout at 110lbs between Miranda Cayabyab (Milpitas, California) and Angela Hill (New York, USA)
We had worked with both Grace Anderson and Vicky Church before so we were extremely excited for this one. It was to be a last minute K1 fight at CSFC Challengers 2, in which Vicky standing in and not at her usual fully trained level. Having an in-depth knowledge of each fighter’s style, and indeed being friends with both really spices things up.
At long last we got to go and watch Iman “Pretty Killer” Barlow fight. The fight was in her home town of Melton Mowbray, UK at an event hosted her fathers Assassins Gym. There were approximately twelve fights on the card but we were sucked right into the main event and it’s build up.