Can Noemi Bosques Rev Up The
That Drives Women's Boxing in Tampa
By Damon "LatinBox" Gonzalez
Photo: RMR Paparazzi - Robert Richards
Florida Flyweight female sensation Noemi "la
rebelde" Bosques set for her pro-debut on
Friday, February 10th on the Fight Night
Productions & Kers WingHouse card at the A La
Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.
Bosques bringing a fresh new look and attitude
to Tampa boxing, Not fighting for fame but
fighting for pride this athlete brings a lot to
the table, Entering the ring in February 10th
with Legendary trainer Jim McLoughlin from the
famous 4th Street Boxing Gym in St. Petersburg,
Florida. McLoughlin known for training Tyrone
Booze, Alex Stewart, Ronnie Essett, Diamond
David Santos, Michael Bent, Derrick Samuels,
Jenna Shiver and many others, Jimmy will take on
the honors this June of being inducted in the
2012 Class of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.
Bosques quietly made a lot of noise in her
amateur career with a ton of action packed
fights and successfully competed in 2011 USA
Boxing National Championships in Colorado
Springs, Co. at 112 pounds.
LatinBox spoke with
Noemi Bosques just a few weeks before fight night:
Q: What is your opinion about women's boxing today?
A: I'm a huge fan of women boxing. I think that women
are perfectionists and the most dedicated beings there
are and if they have a goal, they'll kill to reach it.
With that being said, we have a lot more skill (in
general) and media attention if some of these great
trainers would have the balls, and confidence and
dedication to us as we have for this sport. Women
debuting in the Olympics are a huge marking stone; I
think this will be a new era of great, more skilled
Q: A young woman just starting her career as an amateur,
what advise can you give her?
A: My advice to a young woman just beginning her career
would be: find a team that has your best interests.
There are more sharks than good people and to them you
are just a product, a Pitt bull that fights in a yard.
Look out only for yourself and only trust the people who
were with u in the beginning. Play the game like a chess
match, there's more than just the fight in the ring. In
actuality, I believe the fight might be the easiest part
of the whole process.... But then again, that's the part
we live the most isn't it?? Lol
Q: What do you consider your finest achievement in
A: I consider the finest achievement in my amateur
career would be not only qualifying for the nationals
against one of the top ranked amateur fighters, but
beating a former national champ in Colorado Springs. And
all this in the first ever women Olympic trial qualifier
in history!! I think that s soooo cool.
Q: To what extent did Super Middleweight Ahsandi Mr.
Brixx Gibbs influence you in your career and life?
A: Ahsandi "Mr.Brixx" Gibbs had a huge influence in my
boxing. When I first started training for my early
amateur fights he was there with me every morning,
showing me small thing like how to run, how to breath
when I was tired, how to fight tired, how to eat to keep
my weight down. I got to experience his training camps
with him and the whole entire fight process with him. I
thank God for him because I think I learned more through
his boxing experiences then I have my own! He's become
something like a mentor for me and I'm blessed not only
to call him my best friend, but my lifelong love.
Q: No No you like to be called how did you get the name?
A: NoNo is just a nickname everyone calls me lol, short
for Noemi, no more than that . My ring name "la rebelde"
is something my mother used to always call me growing
up, guess that just kind of stuck.
Q: How long have you been training for your debut on
February 10th and how has camp been going?
A: I been conditioning for my debut for a couple months
now. It's actually kind of hard to say when I actually
started since I'm always training anyway. I practically
live in the gym lol
Q: Describe Noemis style, Boxer, brawler, attacker,
pressure, jabber, knock out power give us a brief
description on what to expect?
A: Noemi's style: lol.... I'm not telling I can say that
I'm like a reversible coat.... And can switch styles
just as fast at any given moment. Ive been trained by
different trainers, and while some might say this
confuses a fighter, or that it isn't "right" I feel it's
shown me more angles than a fighter w just one trained
style can learn. I feel that if I have to box, it'll b
easy for me. If I have to brawl, I'll be well
conditioned for it. What I can tell u to expect is
finesse and beauty across that ring every time.
Q: Approaching your fight coming soon a local icon
2012 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Jim McLoughlin
will be working your corner talk about the relationship
A: Jim McLoughlin will be working my corner for this
event. I think it's awesome to have the 2012 Florida
Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee in my corner. I feel I know
him well and he's watched me develop. When he was
training NABF Champion Jenna Cow Girl Shiver who is
currently ranked num 1 by IBO, I was there every single
fight sparring with her and helping her get ready. So
even when he wasn't my trainer he was there. Lol. He's
someone I've known since the beginning and I'm curious
to see how this develops.
Q: Fighting under FightNight Productions & Kers
WingHouse card for your pro-debut what are your
A: Fighting on the Winghouse Fight Night card and it's a
local fight here in Tampa. I'm most excited about being
able to perform for friends and family since it's not
something I've had the honor of doing often. Most my
fights were in other cities and states so this is truly
an honor. Wing house Fight Night always sells out their
shows and I'm excited to have a large audience for this
first pro fight.
Thank you Noemi good luck February 10th.
Bosques: Thank you.