Lisa Creech Bledsoe

Writer and online media professional. Amateur boxer. Live rock fanatic.

[Updates] History in the Making: Top 5 Women Olympic Boxers to Watch

(Editor's Note: For people who have never been a fan of women's boxing before, give it a watch at the London Olympics. You'll be impressed with what you see. Two USA women were in action Monday - Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields, coming off first round byes and both won their matches. The tournament concludes on August 9th with the Gold Medal match. ~js) While big names like Pacqiao and Mayweather kept men’s boxing in the online conversation during 2009, women’s boxing finally got some press with the August 13th announcement from International Olympic Committee chair Jacques Rogge, telling the world that the 2012 London Olympics would be the first to feature women competing in every single sport, including the final holdout sport of boxing....more

Boxing Ring Card Girls: Is There An Alternative?

Ring Card Girls. Three small words. But stand by for big arguments when they’re mentioned in conversation between men and women. Adam Welsh is a British-based Human Resources Manager with a keen interest in many sports, including boxing. I recently spoke to him about ring card girls. Most guys, he readily agreed, have the hots for those high-heeled, scantily-clad women who strut their stuff at boxing shows, holding aloft a card showing the number of the next round. ...more
 @JChandler I think women's professional boxing is terrible. My boyfriend was watching a fight ...more

Savage Joy: Part 2 The Main Event

(Editor's Note: If you missed Lisa's earlier post - check out how she trained for her big fight in Part 1)...more

Savage Joy: Training Part 1

That's me in the gold and black, in one of the happiest moments of my fighting career to date. ...more

(I only just now realized you have Miss Piggy for your avatar. Love it!)more