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Anahi Torres Takes A Bow in L.A. and Women’s Boxing Opens Up


By Sindy Amador

Mexico’s Anahi Torres, 28, began her career in 2008.

Born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, she is a veteran who has been extremely active in her boxing career facing all types of rivals including the strongest and most skilled in the boxing  game. Among those she faced are many world champions and former world champions like Mariana Juárez, Ana Arrazola, Arely Muciño and myself Sindy Amador. We fought to a draw and it remains her only draw. She’s continued to face boxers at their prime such as the great undefeated Seniesa Estrada who she traded blows with this past September.

With a super even record of 17 wins (2kos),17 losses (2kos) and one draw this veteran and former world champion returned to the ring and gave an incredible performance this past February 24 on the undercard of Super Fly 2 at The Forum . Once again she returned to the top by dethroning Australia’s unbeaten Louisa Hawton (7-1) for the vacant WBC International light flyweight title.

Hawton, who had all the exposure and support of social media and boxing networks, was short on her performance and did not look like everyone expected. The Aussie showed a lot of heart but lacked technique. Without a doubt she showed aggressiveness and determination in attacking throughout the whole fight, but rarely found success in connecting. Instead, most of her blows filled the air. 

"La Pantera" Torres shined with her experience and this fight was a perfect example to show her qualities in the ring. In her previous fights she used to give head butts and hug a lot but always fought until the end. After eight rounds at the Forum against the mighty Hawton the judges gave Torres the win by unanimous decision. It is certainly a great moment for women's boxing thanks to the great explosion of social media that covered the fight. Though a true warrior does not need that when it comes to fighting in the ring.

Finally, promoters like Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, Mayweather Promotions. Top Rank among others are beginning to sign women and give exposure to the female side of the sport.

Seniesa Estrada is the newest acquisition by Golden Boy Promotions and is about to debut under her promoter this March 16 as the main event in the Belasco Theater. It’s something historical happening and it signals that equality of women's boxing begins!

A great year and many fights are about to come and it’s about time!


Editor’s note: Sindy Amador is a former light flyweight world champion now retired who writes for and