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A different kind of exposure for BKB champion Layla McCarter

Luis Tapia, Solomon Egberime, Layla McCarter, and Raul Morales inside of the Roy Jones Jr. Fight Academy in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Having known Layla McCarter nearly my entire time in Las Vegas the past 6 years, I’ve always had a soft spot for the woman many regard as the best female fighter to have ever laced them up.

McCarter’s professional boxing record of 36 wins, thirteen losses, and five draws (with 8 knockouts and multiple titles mixed in) doesn’t do justice to just how hard she has persevered over her 17-year career to make a name for women’s boxing.

Photos: Layla McCarter pounds out a unanimous decision in gritty trilogy bout vs. Melissa Hernandez

Photos from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as top female star Layla McCarter (36-13-5, 8 KO’s) grinds out a tough unanimous decision over friendly rival Melissa Hernandez (19-6-3, 6 KO’s). Both women carried with them a rich fighting history into the ring, as well as several accolades, but there was still plenty of fighting spirit still in the air. Stay tuned for a full report.

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

Local action returns as Layla McCarter and Melissa Hernandez face off for a third time inside of the Orleans

Melissa Hernandez and Layla McCarter weighing in (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Before I moved to Las Vegas in late October 2009, I already had a vested interest in the fighting city. This was due to of all the high-profile events that come through the town as well as because of the local support the city has towards the sport.

One thing I do wish I had seen more of the past five years, would be a flourishing fight series on the weekends. I remember having pulled up BoxRec.com and having seen the results of some local events at the Orleans, or the venue formerly known as the Hilton, and envisioning some great ballroom type action.

Layla McCarter training hard for 11/21 Orleans trilogy showdown vs. Melissa Hernandez

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HustleBoss.com steps inside of the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as five-time women’s champion Layla McCarter (35-13-5, 8 KO’s) works out ahead of her Nov. 21 trilogy match showdown vs. Melissa Hernandez at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

Exclusive photos: Layla McCarter getting ready for Nov. 21 return at the Orleans

Exclusive photos from the H.I.T. Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada as three-time women’s champion Layla McCarter (35-13-5, 8 KO’s) trains for her trilogy showdown with Melissa Hernandez (19-5-3, 6 KO’s), who she meets on Nov. 21 inside of the Orleans Hotel and Casino. The fight marks McCarter’s ninth appearance in the venue.


Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com