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Update:  The picture to the left has a new title and writeup:  'Avatar -100 Greatest Female Fight Pictures.  The original writeup and title still are current with the initial upload: 'Stag At Sharkey's - Redux'.  The following is the writeup for the comments section of a rendering that was uploaded on July 5th, 2009.
‘Stag At Sharkey’s – Redux’.  This is a stunning masterpiece of female combative art, and in my opinion sets such a standard that there may be other’s that perhaps may be its equal, but none that can surpass such a creation.  It has taken almost a year from start to finish to complete this rendering, and it was worth the wait.  It was done by a French artist who goes by the name of MikeG, or as he signs off his latest e-mail to me incorporating my latest tweaks:  Mike.  The framed 4 feet x 3 ½ feet rendering on artists canvas hangs on my house wall.  Redux is from the Latin word ‘reducere’ (bring back) and in English means: ‘brought back, restored’.   In this case the inspiration for this work was another masterpiece painted by the American George Bellows in 1907 titled: ‘Stag At Sharkey’s’.  The same pose, and are you ready for this, the same fight outfits with the same colors, of those two male boxers are hereby brought forward into the 21st Century and updated to a modern boxing ring, with two female boxers in their stead.  And the referee has also been changed to a woman.  After all, this is the era of equal opportunities.  And that is as it should be.  To reiterate, our intent was to try and be faithful to both the pose and spirit of the Bellows work. We have updated the changing American mores by substituting women boxers for men fighters, and yet clothed them exactly as the men depicted in the ring. Concerning the referee, we have evoked a bit of artistic license. As a favor I ask each one of you to please Google: George Bellows 'Stag at Sharkey's' to view the comparison.

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Eating Leather Too’, by Gavin Michelli. What we have here is a major masterwork by a major talent. This is a case whereby art begets art. The model for this rendering was an illustration done years ago by another major talent by the name of Robert A. Moody, who went by: RAM. However, that is what he went by in his early period. Later, when he changed is illustrative style he went by: Rumbler. And that is the name he used when he did the illustration that inspired this painting to be created. I’ll upload the Rumbler work next week. Gavin did an earlier work for me titled: Eating Leather’. Now it becomes clear of how the current title evolved. The college English Majors will immediately pick up on the fact that ‘Too’ should be ‘Two’, since it’s the second picture with the same theme. Well, I’m invoking poetic license here by using: ‘Too’. The original of his work, which is framed and hanging on a wall in my house, measures 2 1/2 feet wide by 2 feet high. From the start the artist and I worked to make this a major work, and one way is to have a ringside crowd watching the action. The previous work he did for me was intended to be more intimate, and as such, smaller; with no crowd. The following was written about the previous work, but much of it is apropos as relates to this one:
“The title is: ‘Eating Leather’, and was created by Gavin Michelli. What we have here is a minor masterpiece by a major talent. Minor, as differentiated from some of the epic masterworks I’ve uploaded onto the ‘DA’ Site. It measures 2 feet x 2 feet square – Not the big 3 footers of the epics. As any woman will lie, size doesn’t matter, and in this case it doesn’t. What does matter is compacted in this tight rendering, and visually rings true about the bloody brutality of female boxing, mixed in with tongue-in-cheek humor (look at the snarl on the Blonde’s face); over-the-top sexuality (forget the bare breasts – look at the excited clits that are outlined in the boxing trunks); great attention to detail (the stitching and laces on the boxing gloves); dramatic POV (Point Of View) of not one, but two boxing gloves heading toward the viewer’s face; and finally the bold colors. I commissioned Gavin to make visual what was in my mind’s eye and he did it magnificently. Needless to say he does commissions and is a joy to work with. His patience is boundless, which has to be, working with me. I’ve never had an artist work for me, I have always tried to have them work with me. This rendering is a perfect example.”
As I said, Gavin does commissions. His Deviant Art Site is: gavinslayer.
Well, ‘Nuff said. So I hope that you ‘Too’ will enjoy this remarkable work. I have. And do. Drew. His Link: gavinslayer.deviantart.com/

Current Residence: L.A. California & Lihue Kauai Hawaii
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Favourite style of art: Renaissance & Classic & Romantic & Modern
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Archive:The Finishing Touch-Right!
‘Archive: The Finishing Touch – Right!’  Rendering by: AFCombat.

Sarcasm doesn’t become me, but there are some things that I see which make me blurt out some sort of sarcasm.    
Don’t get me wrong, I like this picture very much.  So the sarcastic title is tongue-in-cheek, or as the English would say: ‘Cheeky’.  
What is so funny is my Freudian Slip when I first titled the picture I typed in the following: ‘The Finishing Tough – Right’.  

While at first glance, this is a hurtful picture – At least to the boxer’s breast.  However, Aaron, the artist, is being rather subtle – By that I mean when upon close inspection he has depicted a small spray of fluid being ejected from the nipple of the struck breast.  
Now, when women fighters go after the opponent’s chest, eventually after several rounds of this tit pounding, there will be a buildup of various fluids in their breasts.  When hit hard this trapped liquid will squirt out from the nipple.  And that is what’s happening here.

Aaron has two DA websites.  His DA Main Site he calls: ‘AFCombat’, and the other one is a Group Site he calls: ‘WTFBA’, which stands for: ‘World Topless Foxy Boxing Association’.
Since we are both female boxing aficionados, as well as friends, he has given me permission to upload some of his artwork from both sites and comment on it.
This one is from his DA Main Site group site.

The following are his comments from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section when he uploaded this picture on March 12, 2018:

Title: ‘Old Experiment/Tribute...’: “I'd made this back in October, when I was revamping the bed ring. It's another adaptation of a ‘PCTOONS’ image, since it was his work that gave me the idea to do a bedring in the first place!
The original image is here: june faithful Page 20 by AFCombat 
And the full story can be purchased here:  foxybrawlers.com/dashop/index.…
As Drew would write: ‘Nuff Said.”

The following are comments from various DA viewers and are from Aaron’s DA Main Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From:  Shanna1600 – March 12, 2018:  “I am not too familiar with the source material, but it is always fascinating to get a look at some of things that inspired you to create the art that you do.”

From:  bozeeke – March 12, 2018:  “Foxfax was a foxy boxing cartoon website back in the mid-late 1990's into the mid 2000's. PC toons was the pseudonym of the artist who did these cartoon fight stories. His most well known work among foxy boxing fans has got to be the comics featuring a young foxy boxing jobber named Teena Dream. The webpage name was later changed to PC's Toons and later was shut down circa 2006-2007 if I recall correctly. A lot of the old art can be purchased on the foxybrawlers website or their lulu page. I believe they bought PCs entire catalogue, most of which is still for sale on their pages.  
Here's a link to the PC toons part of the lulu page: www.lulu.com/spotlight/pctoons
So there.”

Reply from:  Shanna1600 – March 12, 2018:  “Thank you so much for the background and information!!”

From:  jjjones – March 13, 2018:  “That is a dangerous site for one's pocketbook, bozeeke. Just verified this coupon code for 15% off: FWD15
I'm going in...”

From: slim20 – March 20, 2018:  “Anybody know why pc stopped?”

Reply from:  bozeeke – March 20, 2018:  “I only remember that he did and I was a bit devastated being a big fan of his work. I don't remember a concrete reason why being given.”

From: bozeeke – March 12, 2018:  “Love the golden thong on the loser.”

From:  jjjones – March 13, 2018:  “PCTOONS was a pioneer. His Teena Dream vs Domino Glamazon is one of the greatest jobber matches of all time. MAN, do I miss that FOXFAX site!”

Reply from:  bozeeke – March 13, 2018:  “Don't we all.”

From: harryplinkett – March 13, 2018:  “Those are some heavy punching bags, though. I bet they can take a lot of punishment.”

From:  Chupa666 – March 13, 2018:  “Those stories I think were my first introduction to the genre. Busty Galore I think was the character. So interesting to see how inspiring it was.”

From:  ars8982 – March 13, 2018:  “FOXFAX is what pulled me in to the foxy boxing cartoon world. It's pretty cool to see a great artist such as yourself paying homage.”

Now to the picture itself:
In my arrogant opinion, I consider this an intimate masterwork of art.  By ‘Intimate’, I mean this is not an ‘Epic’ picture; no arena filled with a boxing ring, Referee, ringsiders, and handlers.  
There is the implication that all of the accouterments of a full blown boxing match are there – But just not shown, nor need to be shown.  This is a detailed closeup of a face, her upper body, and the booty of the boxer who has just landed that punch to the side of her trapped opponent’s right breast.
By ‘Booty’, I’m assuming, from the skin coloring, that this is the backside of a Negress.  
And trapped to me means that stricken fighter has thrust her back against the corner ropes and is trying to stay on her feet, but her legs are buckling and her body is giving way.  
And the Negress is doing what she can to send her trapped victim to the canvas floor.  
This is an image that is close up and personal.  Up close, and even more Up Tight.  
The overriding theme is female boxing is not always sexy; it can be at times carnal and horrifically brutal.  And that Greek version of ‘Agon’ has been made visual.
The question then arises, is there precedent?
Especially when it comes to breast punching:

Is there ever! And here are some startling examples of the women’s boxing genre of: ‘Up Close And Personal’:
Here is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive Mark393: Toon Boxing – Right Uppercut To Left Tit’.  Rendering by: Mark393:  LINK:

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Archive Mark393:Toon Boxing-Uppercut To Left Tit by drewhammond


Here is the visual link to a sports photograph I titled: ‘Trapped In A Corner Pose: Right To The Tit’. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond:  LINK:  

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Trapped In A Corner Pose:Right To The Tit by drewhammond


And finally a sports photograph I titled:‘Interracial Boxing: On The Tit Attack’. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond: LINK:

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Interracial Boxing:On The Tit Attack by drewhammond


As an aside, I just ran into the word: ‘Idiom’, and never gave it much notice, thinking perhaps it was the plural for idiot: One idiot – Two idiom.  Or two idioms.  
Now I come to find that idiom means it is a mode of expression, a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.  Simply: Jargon – Spoken by a group of people with common interests, like in boxing.  
Boxing, or: ‘The Sweet Science’ (A idiom), is a sport that has contributed one Hell of a number of colorful words, phrases, and expressions that are far out of proportion to its current stature among athletic endeavors.
Here is a list of idioms that originated in boxing and were subsequently extended to the world outside of the square ring – Ranging from A to Z:

Ass Up Face Down: AUFD.  A boxer punched to the knees with their butt literally facing upwards and their face figuratively eating canvas.
Bare-Knuckle: Fierce or determined (from boxing done without gloves).
Beat Someone To The Punch: Accomplish something before someone else does.
Blow-By-Blow: A detailed account (referring to commentary during a boxing match).
Bob And Weave: Be evasive (as a boxer ducking to avoid an opponent’s blows).
Come Out Fighting, or Swinging: To be immediately aggressive or energetic.
Deliver, or Land A Knockout Blow, or Punch: Hit someone, or do something, that is decisive and total.
Down And Out: Destitute (an analogy to a boxer who has been knocked down and remains motionless).
Down, or Out For The Count: To be totally defeated or overcome.  When a boxer has been downed, the Referee does a countup to ‘Ten’, the number of seconds a fighter has to get back on their feet.  The amount of time that has run out for a boxer to stand up after being knocked down.
Drop, or Take Off The Gloves: To abandon civility (from the practice of using bare fists rather than gloves).
Duke It Out: To argue (Dukes is slang for fists.  English slang for: ‘Duke Of Yorks’, which was substituted for: ‘Forks’ as slang for fingers or hands).
Glass Jaw: High vulnerability (from a reference to the target point on a boxer’s chin or jaw that is most fragile).
Go Down Swinging: To persist to the very end.  From the notion of a boxer fighting up to the point at which they are knocked out.
Have Someone In Your Corner: Have an ally (from the boxer’s support team, positioned in a corner of the ring).
Heavy Hitter: An influential person or other entity (from the term for a boxer who lands particularly hard punches).
Heavyweight: A powerful person or entity.  In boxing they have weight classes, and a Heavyweight is at the top of those classes.  And has the weight and fistic power to be recognized as a ‘Heavy Hitter’.
Hit Below The Belt: To act unfairly.  Boxing trunks have a waistband that serves as a belt, and a punch below that waistband will hit the fighter in the groin, which is regarded as extremely unsportsmanlike.      In-fighting: Conflict within a group (from the term for boxing close up).
Keep Your Guard Up:  To stay alert (from the idea of protecting one’s face with both gloved hands).
Kisser:  Lips.  Inflect pain.  Punches to the mouth can split its lips, and that can be quite painful, as well as bloody.
KnockOut, or Kayo, or KO: Two meanings here:  1.  A decisive blow that ends a boxing match.  2. A stunning female in the looks department.  
Lead With Your Chin: To take a considerable risk (from the inadvisable act of exposing one’s chin).
Lightweight: An insignificant person or entity.  In boxing they have weight classes, and a Lightweight is near the bottom of those classes.  They don’t have the heft nor fistic power to be considered as a ‘Heavy Hitter’.
Low Blow: A hurtful or unfair action or comment.  The same as: ‘Hit Below The Belt’.
On the ropes: To be in deep trouble.  An analogy to an exhausted boxer who is hanging onto a rope at the perimeter of the boxing ring.
One-Two Punch: This is a combination or sequence of two impactful things occurring in quick succession.  In boxing it usually means the first blow to the body followed up with a quick punch to the head.  
Pull Your Punches: To hold back from using full force or your full resources (as when a boxer does not use their full strength when delivering punches).
Punch-Drunk, or Punchy: To be mentally dazed or physically fatigued.  From the notion of a boxer being mentally disoriented, or physically exhausted from receiving multiple blows to the head or body.
Put Up Your Dukes: Said by someone as an invitation to fight (see: ‘Duke It Out’).
Ringside Seat: A position close to an incident or event or chain of events
Roll With The Punches: To be flexible (from the idea of a boxer remaining in motion by bobbing and weaving, despite having received repeated blows).
Round: One of a series of activities or events (from the name of a 3 minute period of time during a boxing match).
Saved By The Bell: Rescued from difficulty at the last moment (from the bell rung at the end of a round in boxing).
Slap-Happy: See: ‘Punch-Drunk or Punchy’.
Slugfest:  A nasty battle.  The conflict can be literally or figuratively a severe combative event.
Spar: A mild fight or dispute.  From the term for training between two fighters who are not competing but learning from each other in the ring.  Used in the phrases ‘Sparring Match’ and ‘Sparring Partner’.
Square Off: Prepare for conflict.  From the tradition of boxers standing facing each other at the beginning of a match.
Straight From The Shoulder: Direct and forthright (an analogy to a blow delivered shoulder high, using one’s full strength).
Sucker Punch: An unexpected blow.  
Take A Dive:  To fail on purpose.  From the slang phrase referring to a boxer falling to the canvas after being struck, and allowing the Referee to count them out.  
Take It On The Chin:  To stand up to severe criticism (from the idea of a boxer receiving a blow on the chin without falling).
The Gloves Are Off: Said when someone begins to act mercilessly (in reference to boxing without gloves).
TKO:  Short for: ‘Technical Knock Out’.  A win awarded by the Referee when the loser has not been knocked unconscious.  Winning a knockout of an argument or award, but not one that is won in a serve or crushing way.    
Put, or Throw, or Toss A Hat Into The Ring:  To issue a challenge or indicate one’s interest in participating in a discussion or event.  From the custom of a challenger throwing his hat into a boxing ring when a boxer takes on random opponents.
Throw In The Towel: To give up (from the custom of a member of a boxer’s support team tossing a towel into the ring to indicate that the boxer, or trainer, concedes defeat).
Undercard: A subordinate activity or event in a series (from the term for the category of one or more boxing matches preceding the featured bout).
Zinger: A quick punch to the face that causes surprise, or shock to an opponent.

Moving on:
In my DA Main Site (drewhammond), and my DA Group Site (CombativeWomen), I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
These various folders hold what I consider some of the greatest combative female pictures, illustrations, and photographs in all of Deviant Art.  How many additional renders will be added to these various folders is a question that I just don't know.  I’m getting along in years, and as time goes by I will endeavor to commission additional epic masterpieces of female combative art – All of which, in my vain opinion, I consider will be timeless in their quality; and as such will be introduced into this, as well as my other DA folders.
Now, when selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  
That is why I have chosen the following picture for the ‘The Best Of AFCombat And WTFBA’; this because I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Aaron brings to all of his works.  In this render he has combined the three elements I consider essential in the creation of a timeless work of epic art depicting the brutal world of combative women.
The first is the POV (Point Of View).  It is as we, the viewers, are sitting at ringside and staring straight across the canvas at the flattened Blonde boxer.  Aaron has the eye for angles, and this one is a straight shot across the boxing ring.  He does this time after time, showing stunning POVs in all sorts of configured angles depicting fistic fury.
The second is Aaron’s ability to capture the instant (And they are fleeting instants – To quickly pass into eternity) a winner’s raised gloves in victory.
In other pictures he will show a solid punch sinking into a body, and one will see, and almost hear the thud of fistic leather driving into flesh.  In other cases a leather enclosed fist slamming against facial bone – Again the viewer can almost hear the sound, but in the case with punches to the head, it’s usually a smack of leather against fluids, like sweat and blood (Literally) – And unyielding bone.
The third is the realism he brings to the fight scene.  No stick figured models – These.  The women he shows are full figured and well muscled fighters.  These are big powerfully built women, and equally are they powerfully driven to emerge victorious.  There is this boxing cliché:  ‘Show me a fighter who has a lot of heart, and I’ll show you a fighter who will be physically beaten to a pulp some day’.  Aaron’s fighters don’t quit, and he shows the grim brutality of female combat and the horrific physical toll it can extract from a fighter’s face and body.  Methinks the artist’s favorite color is blood red, because in a lot of his scenes his fighters are covered in crimson.  He makes visual the expression: ‘The Blood Sport Of Fighting’.
Finally, in some battles the beatings are so grotesque outwardly, and yet so courageous inwardly, that what emerges is: ‘A Terrible Beauty Is Born’.  Women who will not quit and will go down swinging – No matter what the cost to body or soul.
Here is the visual link to that Avatar which I titled: 'Avatar: The Best Of AFCombat And WTFBA - DA Folder': LINK:  

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Avatar:Best Of AFCombat + WTFBA:DA Folder-By Aaron by drewhammond


The reason I titled this render: ‘Avatar: The Best Of AFCombat And WFTBA – DA Folder’, is because I consider the artist, Aaron, who has a DA Main Site he calls; ‘DACombat’, and a DA Group Site he calls: WTFBA, which are the initials for: ‘World Topless Foxy Boxing Association’ as one of the best artists on DA, or anywhere else, in creating definitive art depicting female boxing.
As an aside, I don’t say so, but in my mind, when I see WTFBA I think: ‘What The Fuck Boxing Association’.  So cancel my artistic license, already.
Anyway, I have decided to create a folder in my DA Main Site that will contain what I consider the best of Aaron’s artwork, which he has uploaded onto his two DA Sites.
This is the avatar of that folder, and being the gateway to that folder of exceptional renders, I feel the picture representing that folder has to be the best of the best.  And this one is.
Now, the artist has titled this work: ‘Angelique LeStrange in the Prison Boxing League’.
In his ‘DA Artists Comments’ section he wrote the following when it was uploaded onto his DA Main Site: AFCombat on May 21, 2017:
Title:  ‘Angelique LeStrange in the Prison Boxing League’:  “This will probably be the next story for the weekly update.  Of all my characters so far, Ol' Angel feels like the most likely to have been in prison...”

Moving on yet again:
Over the years, a number of DA viewers have written to me essentially asking, ‘What the fuck is going on here?’  Or, ‘Why are you depicting women fighting each other?’
Well, the only answer I can give is this:  “You are what you love.  You are not the one who loves you back.”  
Which means what you love defines you.  It doesn't matter what others think.  Of great danger is allowing those who love you define you.  It’s wonderful to be loved, but those who love you are human, and as such have human frailties.  If you allow them to define you, then when those frailties come to the fore, and they will – It’s a part of being human, then the hurt can be excruciating.  Sometimes to the point of suicide.

Now to the essential point:  Those women who have made the decision to venture into the minor world of ‘Pain’, or have chosen to submit to the major world of ‘Agon’ have determined to prove to themselves, and to themselves alone, of if they have what we pilots call: ‘The Right Stuff’.  They know full well that when they enter a boxing ring it is dangerous, and can be lethal on occasion.  
Now, I can tell you that flying an airplane can be scary at times – When weather conditions rapidly deteriorate and you can’t see a damn thing, or having to land on a short runway and there is a 40 mph crosswind, or the ultimate terror, which is your engine quits.  It is those, and a myriad of other aerial situations, when you need the right stuff to not panic, to trust your instruments, and yourself.

And what is the ultimate test of a woman’s courage, spirit, body, face, and endurance?  In a word it is: War.  And boxing, be it with bare fists or gloves, is fistic war – Almost to, and sometimes beyond that: ‘In Extremus’. Actual warfare is both figuratively and literally: ‘At the point of death’, and from the Latin literally means: ‘In the farthest reaches.’
Our current civilization has modified this form of fistic war into a sport.  And ‘Aboveground’ has rules and ‘Belowground’ has none, with ‘Underground’ somewhere in between – Rule wise that is.
But this sport always takes place in some form of ‘Battleground’.  And in the ‘Background’ always lurks that ultimate price of warfare the: Spectre Of Death’.
Boxing is a dangerous sport and the ghost of death is always near.  Here is the visual link to that: 'Ghost Of Death Is Always Near: LINK:  

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Ghost Of Death-Always Near by drewhammond


The end result is these women become fistic warriors, and are willing to take a chance on propelling themselves ever forward in order to emerge victorious in this one on one war.  Knowing full well the fickle compass of fortune, or luck, or whatever, can swing against them and the painful consequences would result in their becoming severely battered about the face and body, bloodied, bruised, ultimately beaten into unconsciousness.  
Conscripts who are joined in ferocious battles with outcomes that can end badly as they become casualties of war.    

Now as to the artist:
Aaron stages a vast number of boxing matches on his DA Main Site he calls:  ‘AFCombat’.  
The boxing gear the women wear range from bikini bottoms, string thongs, classic thongs, boxing trunks that have the waistband cover the navel, in contrast to boxing trunks whereby the waistband is below the navel.
And then his fertile imagination invented a strictly feminized ‘Boxing Trunkette’, in that a narrow waistband went across her ‘Pooch’ and a V of cloth descended from the front of that waistband down between her legs and up her backside, in which another V of cloth was attached to the back of the waistband.  The result was the universal boxing rule, be it between men or women, was no hitting below the belt was still in full effect.  In boxing trunks the ‘Belt’ was the waistband and punches were allowed to hit the waistband, just don’t go below it.  
There is a however, to all this, and it pertains to the ‘Trunkette’ – This because the narrow waistband was so low that it went across a woman’s lower belly which included her external pooch holding her enclosed womb, as well as her internal left and right ovaries.  A female’s ‘Nuts’, so to speak.  
There aren’t a lot of strong stomach muscles down there, so when a boxing glove hits that area in can sink in and hurt the sexual essence of a woman’s reason for being.
It was not for sinister reasons for the unique design.  Quite the opposite.  It was to help prevent the female boxers to descending into becoming ‘Punch Drunk’.  Football players have far fewer hits to the head as boxers, and they wear plastic padded helmets.  
Now there are two basic female punching styles.  
Headhunters – Who concentrate on hitting the head of an opponent.
Body Pounders – Who concentrate on beating up an opponent’s body in order to beat her down to the canvas in severe pain.
Along the way, those Headhunters can inflict a lot of brain damage on their opponents.
These Trunketts permit the Body Pounders to punch away at her sexuality and eventually such sensitive parts will compel her to drop her gloves to protect her pained lower body, leaving the head exposed for one or two powerful blows to the chin or jaw – Knocking her out and ending the fight.  This instead of hammering the fragile brain with punch after punch for round after round.    

In a very short period of time this artist has developed into one of the premiere creators of ‘Combative Women Art’.  In DA we have a number of astonishing artists who are the finest in this field.  However, each has their own distinctive style, and I rejoice in this.  As the French say: ‘Vive La Différence’, which literally means: ‘Long Live The Difference’.  And I’m for that.

To be added:
A person with average reactions, which will get he or she through a lifetime in good order – Be it pedaling a bike, or later driving a car, or in sports as in tennis, or swimming, or even that which is considered quite difficult, mainly piloting an airplane.
But in boxing, average reactions will get you knocked out – Fast.  This because it is an exhausting sport that requires intense concentration, split second timing in attack, and equally split second timing in defense.  We’re talking microseconds here.
All the while exerting a tremendous amount of physical energy of leg and arm movements for three minutes at a time.  Also all the while being constantly pummeled about the head and body. And this goes on for round after round – In the late rounds each of those three minutes becomes interminable.
To merely survive, a boxer has to have fast reactions.
And when you have two fighters whose reaction time is approximately equal, their punches will land simultaneously, and occur in various double whammy variations throughout a match. That is each will first set up and then lash out with a punch, and both blows will land at about the same time because their action and reaction times are similar.
And picture after picture ‘AFCombat’ makes all that visual.
By definition what he creates are precise in delivery, technically powerful, stunning in their impact (Especially to the face and body), and downright gorgeous as they are perfectly executed (Especially the KnockOuts).  

In Rome there is a massive building called: ‘The Pantheon’.  Originally it was a temple dedicated to all the various Roman Gods.  Later it was used as the last resting place for the heroes and heroines of the Roman Empire.  By definition the word pantheon means someone who has been included in a very special and unique group of the arts.  Rembrandt, Beethoven, Michelangelo, Picasso, Rodin, Stravinsky, Shakespeare, and Mozart come to mind.
In DA we have a pantheon of outstanding artists who concentrate their vast talents in making visual the concept of combative women.
A goodly number of their works were done using 3D software.  That doesn’t take away from the fact that they created a series of some of the most remarkable works of female combative art that I have ever seen. In my opinion just about every one of these renderings has the visual power of a Michelangelo; the only difference is the Renaissance sculpture’s medium was marble, while these 21st Century artists medium is electrons. As Buonarroti once stated when asked about how he approached a block of marble – In effect that the figure, or figures, are already residing inside the block. All he need do is chip away at the marble covering their likeness. Or words to that effect.
In this case these modern day artists could state that all they did was push a number of electrons around until they bunched up together in some sort of artistic pattern.
Some bunch.
Some pattern.

Finally:
Aaron has set up a ‘Patreon’ section.  Members who join his Patreon Site will have access to all forms of female fighting, which he updates on a weekly basis.  
Here is the link to that site:  LINK: www.patreon.com/afcombat

In addition, here is the link to his DA Main Site: AFCombat: LINK: www.deviantart.com/afcombat
And here is the avatar of his DA Site logo:  LINK:  :iconafcombat:    

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

For now, anyway.
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Celebrity Fights:Nicki Minaj Vs Cardi B-Groin Down
‘Celebrity Fights: Nicki Minaj Vs Cardi B – Groin Down’.  Rendering by:  PGandara.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

The question is:
Does bad blood exist between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B?
Here is just a sample of the back and forth ‘Shade’ they give each other:
 
Cardi claimed that Nicki ‘Barked at her managers’ for giving Cardi a featured spot on G-Eazy’s ‘No Limit.’ Cardi continued with: “Maybe I should sue you for defamation of character since you wanna claim that I’m using something called payola, because you don’t understand why I’m so fuckin’ successful.”
The legal threat was in response to Nicki’s September 10 comments claiming that Cardi had practiced payola.
Nicki also denied a report, spread by Cardi's sister, that she had leaked Cardi's phone number to her fans.
Cardi responded to that claim as well, arguing that it wasn’t a coincidence that her number was leaked one hour after the fashion week altercation when Cardi threw a shoe at Nicki.
Cardi also said to Nicki: “I’m tired of the fucking whole internet shit. I’m tired of the interview shit. If you really wanna talk about it, you know where to link me. ...
We can talk about it.
Or we can fight it out.
I’m with whatever.”

When the management ‘Suits’ at HBO saw this "Or we can fight it out" from Cardi, they figured that they could turn this ‘Celebrity Feud’ into another money making 'Celebrity Fight'.
Just like the one they did with the HBO Special: 'Laila Ali Versus Claressa Shields’.
Here is a visual link to that HBO Boxing Special which I titled: ‘Celebrity Fights: Déjà Vu – Laila Ali Kayos Claressa Shields’:  LINK: 

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Celebrity Fights:Deja Vu-Laila Kayos Claressa by drewhammond

Or the HBO Special: 'Nicki Minaj Versus Miley Cyrus'.
Here is the visual link to that HBO Boxing Special that I titled: ‘2,550,000 DA HITS: Nicki Kayos Miley’: LINK: 

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2,550,000 DA HITS:Nicki Kayos Miley by drewhammond

Nicki had won that encounter with Miley decisively, and could do it again against Cardi.  

Though we call them suits, some of the HBO executives are damn smart, and they showed it by going to Cardi first and asking her if she was willing to put her body where her mouth was and challenge Nicki to a HBO Boxing Special in a ‘Winner Take All Boxing Match’ in which the winner keeps all the profits from the televised ‘Pay For View’ receipts.  She accepted the terms of the challenge and publically stated them to Nicki.  This forced Nicki to accept the challenge.  
If they had gone to Nicki first, she could have blown off what Cardi said as so much hot air, and moved on.  However, with Cardi officially daring her to accept, via social media, Nicki was cornered and couldn’t back down from the singer who had become her Nemesis – Rapping career-wise, and now physically confrontational.  

And with agreement between the two women, the stage (Or in this case boxing ring) was set for yet another HBO Celebrity Fights.

It was held in a Las Vegas casino auditorium to a sell out crowd, both in paid seats, as well as in HBO Pay For View signups.  

The fight was pretty much even for the first five rounds.  Then at 1:45 into the sixth round, Nicki nailed Cardi with a vicious punch to her exposed breast - Which can be seen in the HBO TV Monitor. 
The shock and pain knocked her backwards and she lost her balance and fell against the corner chains.  She was literally hanging on - Her gloves gripping the corner chains as they tried to keep her from sliding down onto her booty. 
Nicki immediately closed the distance and with all her might, slammed a downward right glove square into Cardi's clit - Smashing it against her pubic bone. It was a fight ending knockout of a punch. 
The shock of the impact caused Cardi's open mouth to eject her white mouthpiece.  Her hips, thighs, groin, and pooch convulsed from the pain, and she released her grip on the chains and slid straight down onto the ring's corner canvas.  She had lost all control of her legs and was unable to beat the 10 count that the Referee counted out.  She didn't even attempt to try.

Here is why that punch to the pubes was legal and not unsportswomanlike:   
The boxing fight thongs they both wore were designed to be lowriders, and that they were.  These specially created female fight trunks were meant to expose the vulnerable lower belly 'Pooch' of each woman as well as the upper groin, and the thinking behind the design was to give each boxer the opportunity to after the other's body, and doing so would reduce the number of brain damaging head shots. 
And it worked.  
 
To great effect.
To be added, in the title I used the word: 'Groin'.  It was meant as a pun, and is in reference to the boxing term cliché of you are: 'Going Down'.  In this case the boxing glove is 'Groin Down'.  So suspend my artistic license.      

Moving on:
I have decided to establish in my Main DA Site: ‘drewhammond’, an 'Archive' of what I considered the best works of various celebrities fighting each other.  They can range from 'Superstars', who are female singers and actresses, to famous athletes, who are in the main - Boxers.
The superstar female singers and rappers are the most fun to watch because of their colossal egos they often have a 'Beef' with another singer.  It can be silly and petty to downright nasty with a lot of name calling.  What I, and a number of DA artists have done is turn their arguments with each other into fistic confrontations - Usually with boxing gloves or fists.

In my DA Main Site I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  It will be the 'Gateway', and that is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Patricio Gandara brings to all his works.  Patricio is from Argentina and has a DA main Site he calls: 'PGandara'.
Here is the visual link to that Avatar, which I have titled: ‘Avatar: Best Of Celebrity Fights – DA Main Folder’.  Render by: PGandara: LINK: 

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Avatar:Best Of Celebrity Fights-DA Main Folder by drewhammond


'Nuff said.
Drew.

Newton's -Emote- Cradle by Caoimhemotes
But there will be more.  

Except to add that the artist who created this Epic Masterwork at the top of this lengthy tome has a Deviant Site titled: 'PGandara'.  
He does commissions.  To access his other works, as well as getting the information and fees for commissions, here is the link to his Deviant Art Site: LINK: www.deviantart.com/pgandara
And here is the link to the avatar to the logo of his DA Site: LINK:  :iconpgandara:
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Avatar:Best Of Colinscrod DA Main Folder Archive
‘Avatar: Best Of Colinscrod DA Main Folder Archive’.  Rendering by: Colinscrod.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword.
His truth is marching on.

‘Battle Hymn Of The Republic’.  Written by:  Julia Ward Howe

There are times when genius likes to tinker.  Sibelius and Stravinsky come to mind in that they would sometimes revise an earlier work
For the matter, Beethoven wrote four different overtures for his opera ‘Fidelio’.  They are known as the ‘Leonore Overtures’.  

The following is a render that I thought was perfect.  It just couldn’t get any better, and that is what I wrote to my good friend the artist, Colin, who has a DA Main Site he calls: ‘Colinscrod’; when I uploaded it onto my DA Main Site on April 7, 2016.
Here is the visual link to that superb render which I titled: ‘1,550,000 DA HITS: Enough’.  Render by:  Colinscrod LINK:

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1,550,000 DA HITS:Enough by drewhammond


It seems my title: ‘Enough’, was not enough for Colin – For he likes to tinker with his creations.  And the result is at the top of this lengthy tome.  In his revision Colin turned perfection into magnificence.
Here is why.  The initial picture would bring out any reasonable combative woman aficionado feelings of sympathy for her defeat.  It is sad to see anybody, man or woman, but especially a female, pounded to her knees in such pain that she is unable to rise up.  An aficionado would admire her courage, but know that boxing is a brutal sport and a painful loss is always a present concern.  And that is what the initial render conveyed.  The winner is looking down at her with a mixture of surprise, in that she can see her opponent is out of gas and out of the fight, and relief that the battle is over and she will have on her ‘Fighting Record’: ‘Winner By Knockout’.  No ‘TKO’ this.  The Referee’s countup to 10 will officially mean a KO, no stoppage via a ‘Technical Knock Out’.  Her arms and gloves are wide open signaling the fact that boxing is a noble sport going back 2,500 years to the Greek Olympics, and this noble contest has been concluded and was fought fair and square.

However, the tinkered picture had added two things.  
1.  Her face has been bloodied.  The initial picture was bloodless.  This is a woman’s face that has now been cut up.  There may be scars.
2.  The expression on the face of the Negress has changed.  It is no longer that mixture of surprise and relief, but instead one that is hard to read.  She may have felt it was a battle between races and this time the Black won.  And took her fistic revenge against a White.  Or race may have nothing to do with it at all.  The African-American may have felt rage against the American-American for some personal slight, and this match was to settle some sort of score between the two.

And then there is the new position of the winner’s glove.  One glove reminds me of the upraised glove of                  
Muhammad Ali as he looked down at the Kayoed Sonny Liston.  The expression of: ‘Get Up Sucker And Fight’ comes to mind.  
There is a picture that comes close to that scenario and expression, and I titled it:  ‘MM-The Phantom Punch: Redux’. Rendering by: Jon.  MM = Mixed Match.  LINK:  

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MM-The Phantom Punch:Redux by drewhammond


Now, in this revised render, I detect in that expression on the face of the Negress a new boxing cliché:  ‘Get Up Bitch! I Want To Cut Up Your Face Some More.’
As a consequence, the aficionados, male and female – Both, will now feel a deep pathos for the fallen woman, because she doesn’t deserve such wrath.
And speaking of the rage of wrath, the cancer of the sour grapes that the Negress may have felt at the first round seems to have metastasized over the following rounds into the concluding ‘Grapes Of Wrath’.

‘And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth.
And gathered the clusters of the vine of the earth.
And cast it into the great wine press of the wrath of God.’  Revelations 14:19.  KJV.

Concerning this knockout of a picture - Literally, I think the following is apropos for this work:

‘A sailboat is safe within a harbor.
But that is not what sailboats are for.
Nor where they belong.
They are meant to harness the wind.
To challenge mighty oceans and storms at sea.
To prevail against such terrors,
With the power of the wind and their sturdy sails.
Both the ship and her captain to venture into ‘Harm’s Way’.
To know anew, the meaning of courage and freedom.
The gift and the curse is to be the master of his ‘Ship Of Fate’.
This in order to learn the two extremes of life.
The exultation of joy in winning total victory.
Contrasted with the despair of utter defeat.
Between the ‘Alpha Of Triumph’ and the ‘Omega Of Defeat’,
Is to experience the highs and lows of a life lived full.’    Drew Hammond.

To that end, the artist whom I commissioned to create this render, Colin McKenzie, has already pictorially explored that moment when each fighter experiences their ‘Alpha’ or ‘Omega’.

What I most wanted was for the DA viewer to feel empathy for the downed boxer.  A feeling of compassion for having the guts to prove herself against a formidable opponent, and eventually losing to a woman who was stronger, faster, and could endure more pain. She was, during the course of a number of rounds, overwhelmed.  
And then Mister McKenzie turned everything on its head with this revised picture.  
He made ‘Pathos’ visual.  And Colin had the artistic genius to somehow make it happen.
Pathos is a Greek word that in English means ‘Suffering’:  ‘A quality that evokes pity or sadness.’
As originally conceived between the two us the initial picture was meant to be a sad picture.  There would be no leap of joy from the winner, not even a flexing of biceps to signify triumph.  The winning Negress was to be all business, and entered into this match to prove a point.  She was going to be ‘The Alpha Woman’ in this gym.  Point taken, point confirmed.
Both expected this would be a tough battle, and neither thought it would be over in a couple of rounds.  But it was, as the Blonde is gasping for breath because of the 'Pooch Punch' she just received deep into her lower belly.
Things happen quickly in boxing matches.    
Not as quickly, but, with a steady deliberation the artist had more to say about this work – Visually.  
And did he say it.  
When a boxer has been bloodied, as well as being punched to her knees in agony she’ll start to think.
Possibly one thought would be: ‘I think I’m going to take up a different line of work.’
However, most of them are pretty gutsy, and it’s a given that when one woman enters a boxing ring and sees another woman in the far corner whose sole purpose in life after that bell rings is to render her unconscious – Well that takes a level of courage (Or insanity) that most women don’t possess.
Consequently she’ll have to make a fundamental decision, and Shakespeare said it best in his ‘Hamlet Soliloquy’:

‘To be or not to be.
That is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer,
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune;
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.
And, by opposing, end them.’  

The courageous Blonde boxer, ever the warrior who would not quit, decided to ‘Take arms against a sea of troubles’, in that she was determined to beat her opponent.  
All to no avail.  

The initial picture took almost a month to do.  Mister McKenzie is also an American, but doesn’t live in L.A.  So we had to communicate via E-Mail and its attachments.
Artists hate it when someone commissions them and says create a picture for me with hardly any guidance.  And no rough POV (Point Of View) pictures to get an idea of the poses he wants.
Well, I won't put an artist through that.  After Colin accepted the commission I sent him a rough POV via E-Mail attachment.  His first initial sketch was sent back to me via E-Mail attachment.  Then after that I sent him a return E-Mail and the attachment had its first 'Tweak'.  A tweak is a minor adjustment to a picture.  This series of tweaks would go back and forth on a almost daily basis.  However, Colin was never left wondering what I wanted next.  There was always an incoming tweak.
That is why it takes a month to do a commission for me.  Some can handle it quite well as Colin did, while it drove others crazy.  That is until they viewed their final work, and read the viewers praises.  All is forgiven is an apt phrase.      
Here’s the setup leading up to this knockout of a render.  This was a ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match that would continue, round after round, until one of the fighters is knocked out or quits. No going to a decision – This.  The Referee is 'Vanessa Primstarch', and she is in the ring to break up clinches and to count one of the fighters out.  Otherwise, she’s to stay the hell out of the way.
These two both attended the same boxing gym and at one point had a serious beef.  It wasn’t bad enough that each would hate the other, but it was of some magnitude and it needed correction.  Both were accomplished fighters, but neither had fought the other.  Each thought they could take the other so they went to the owner of the gym and asked her if they could fight each other in her boxing ring after the gym was closed for the night.  The only ones in would be their significant others and some close friends.
The owner agreed to this and on the following Friday night this was the result.  
I commissioned Colin to create for me a milestone.  It was titled: ‘1,550,000 DA HITS: Enough’.
Now, there are milestones in life as there are milestones in DA.  Concerning my Main Deviant Art Site, every time an additional 50,000 hits are registered, I consider that a milestone and seek to have a picture created in order to visually depict my hitting such an honor.
When I passed 1,550,000 DA hits, I went to Colin and commissioned him to do a work to commemorate it.  As Colin was creating this render he gave it a working title of:  ‘Enough’.  Well, that title worked for me, so when it was completed I incorporated his brilliant insight of what that downed fighter was thinking (And also showing it visually) into the final complete title of this epic masterwork.

The following are standing portraits of the two fighters:    
‘Atomika Jones’: Visual LINK:

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Atomika by Colinscrod
  

‘Xian (China) Sanchez’:  Visual LINK:  

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Xian by Colinscrod


I’m a writer, not an artist, and as such commission works of art.
Half a lifetime ago I once owned and published and sold illustrated novellas and novels about combative women, and a few mixed match ones, and commissioned artists to do the illustrated art work.  All of which I have uploaded on my DA Main Site (drewhammond).
Currently on DA I still commission original art work but just post them; or with some selected pictures have them framed and hang them on the walls of my house.  They no longer go into illustrated stories.
In addition, I upload works by artists I admire and do writeups about their work and about them.  With their written permission of course, via DA Notes.
So in giving credit where credit is due this stunning female boxing picture was created by the artist, Colin McKenzie, and he has a DA Main Site he calls: ‘Colinscrod’.
Now, I consider this picture as a revolutionary work of art because it is meant to be damn painful to look at.  It was not fought for the sport of it, nor for money, it was to satisfy egos, and the result is one ego was elevated to the same degree that the other was inversely lowered.
And speaking about revolutionary, the revolutionary work of art for the 20th Century was created by Pablo Picasso in 1907 and is titled: ‘Les Demoiselles D’Avignon’. After it, painting was never the same again. About the same time, but a few years later in 1913, Igor Stravinsky composed ‘Le Sacre Du Printemps’. And classical music was never the same again. In art and in music, two revolutionary works of art foretold the future of the 20th Century. Now we are in the 21st Century and there is room for a work like this.
Colin does commissions, and as you can see, he is as good as they get.
Over the years I’ve issued commissions to various artists.  I realize that when I commission a picture from an artist, I am not the easiest person to work with – This because I have a vision in my mind’s eye, and want very much to see that vision made visual.  And that is what this artist did – Exactly.
He has a sense of humor and it is this trait that gets him past my grumpy stages.  He is also patient, and will try to do whatever he can to make a commission come out exactly as the customer wants.

The following is an earlier picture that Colin created and here is his the comment about this excellent work:
"The 'Ilsa vs Atomika' fight has been my most popular, and my most personally satisfying work yet.  I got the skins of both fighters from Renderosity.  Skins from DAZ look too damn airbrushed to be realistic, I didn't like the look of the generic V6 fighter in Atomika's earlier bouts.  And that plus new lighting really seems to have made a photographic-looking finish.  Any ideas or suggestions from fellow hobbyists?"
Here is the visual link to this great picture which he titled: 'Strut To The Neutral Corner':  LINK:

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Strut to the Neutral Corner by Colinscrod


In conclusion, I consider both of these works as very powerful as well as quite moving – Each in its own unique way.

'Nuff said,
Drew.

Newton's -Emote- Cradle by Caoimhemotes
But there will be more.

Except to add that to access other works of his here is the link to his Deviant Art Site at:  LINK: www.deviantart.com/colinscrod
And here is the link to the avatar to the logo of his DA Site: LINK: :iconcolinscrod:
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‘Avatar: Belly Pain Punches – DA Main Folder Archive’.  Rendering by: Majorfann.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

In my DA Main Site ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
Each of these folders is an ‘Archive’ of a specific cluster of ‘Themed Artwork’ or the works of a specific artist.  As such I’ve decided to set up another ‘Archive’ which will feature a folder devoted to belly punches.    
This archive folder will need an avatar for its logo.
The full title of this avatar is:  ‘Avatar: Belly Pain Punches – DA Main Folder Archive’.  
The avatar will serve as a ‘Gateway’ to all the images of belly punches that I have collected.  

The artist I have chosen to visually depict this avatar is my good friend J. Anthony.  I call him JA, and he is one of the best creators of combative women in all of DA
Now, I’m doing a writeup of each one of those belly punches and placing every one of them in my DA Main Site folder.
As mentioned before, the concept seems simple, and ‘In Deed’ visually it is.  But he thought of it first.  
In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’, I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
This one was created by J. Anthony, who has a DA Site he calls: ‘Majorfann’.  In his vast oeuvre of fighting women pictures I had to select an avatar for this group folder and it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder dedicated to ‘Belly Pain’.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Underground Boxing’ taking place in the boxing ring of a boxing gym after it was closed for the evening, but rented for this after hours private match.
Both boxers know about and accepted the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally, in that both fighters understood that this boxing match was going to be a knockout of a battle – Again literally.  As such, each had a score to settle with the other, and both were determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – At worst.  Or pounded to her knees and counted out – At best.  No winner by decision – This.
It’s the duality of ‘Yin And Yang’ made visual in the depiction of this Black Versus White (Instead of the normal ‘B&W’ Black And White picture) in this ‘Woman Of Color’ in a color picture.
It is the intense facial concentration of the Caucasian ‘Big Red’ as she is smashing past the defenses of the Negress Pam, this in order to slam a stunning left 8 ounce glove deep into her stomach.  
And it is this image that sealed it for me that this has to be the avatar.  

Here’s the background of this superb rendering:
JA titled this render: ‘Big Red and Pam 08’.  He uploaded it on his Majorfann DA Site on March 1, 2009.  It is panel 8 of a total of 10 panels depicting a fight to the finish boxing match between the White boxer Big Red and the Black fighter Pam.  This series, from the start to its knockout of a finish, is in a folder he called: ‘Big Red Versus Pam’.
The following is from Majorfann’s ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ on this specific picture:
Title:  ‘Big Red and Pam 08’:   “***”.
Thanks JA, that: “***” tells us just about everything.  It seems in most of his depictions this is an artist of few words.  As concerns this picture try no words at all.  However, upon reflection, JA actually does tell us about everything, because in this case the artist lets the image speak for both him and the two herselves.
However, there are a number of Majorfann’s vast number of viewers who have something to say about this picture.  Here are their comments about this work that were placed in his DA Main Site 'Viewers Comments' section:
From:  arenafighter – March 1, 2009:  “Great Job!!!!! I have the Feeling, Pam is goona be FDAU before too long!!!!!! Keep up the Great work!!!!!!!!”

From drewhammond – March 2, 2009: “In answer to ‘arenafighter’, Pam didn’t end down in a FDAU (Face Down Ass Up) position.  
Here is the visual link to her losing pose which JA titled: ‘Big Red And Pam 10’. Drew”:  LINK:

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Big Red and Pam 10 by majorfann


Now back to the viewers comments about the render at the top of this lengthy tome:

From: Seleneboxer – March 2, 2009:  “Nice pic. Pam's in trouble here for sure – That punch is sinking in deep, and she's not in a position to hit back.  And Red's right is cocked. Pam's pose is just right for someone who's hurt and trying to cover up.
SWEET!
You can accomplish a lot with a kind word--but you can accomplish a lot more with a kind word and a good left hook!”

From: rustyblood – March 4, 2009:  “Awesome work, never saw one like this before and I think it is terrific! Thanks for sharing!
Future does not flows in one direction, there has to be one we can choose.”

From: james5674354 – March 15, 2009:  “I love a good belly punch and this is a great one. Nice work.”

From: Seleneboxer – January 3, 2013:  “I'm looking over some of my favorites, and this one is GREAT!”

From: boxnboy65 – April 29, 2013:  “Love the way Pam is wrapped around her glove!!!!”

So, the question can arise on if JA has created any other stomach punches as good as this one?Has he ever!
For example here is the visual link to one I titled: ‘Archive – Wallpaper Fighters: Susannah In Action’. Rendering by: majorfann:  LINK:

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters:Susannah In Action by drewhammond

Next is the visual link to a render of his I titled: ‘Archive: Wallpaper Fighters – 27 - Vera Versus Valerie In Action’.  Rendering by: Majorfann:  LINK:  

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Archive:Wallpaper Fighter-27-Vera V Valerie Action by drewhammond

After that is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive – Wallpaper Fighters 35: Edyth In Reaction’.  Rendering by: majorfann:  LINK: 

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters 35:Edyth In Reaction by drewhammond

Concluding with the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive – Wallpaper Fighters: Scarlett In Reaction’.  Rendering by: majorfann:  LINK:

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Archive-Wallpaper Fighters:Scarlett In Reaction by drewhammond


‘Nuff said.  
Drew.

Newton's -Emote- Cradle by Caoimhemotes
But there will be more.

Except to add that here is the link to his ’majorfann’ DA Site:  LINK: www.deviantart.com/majorfann
And here is the link to the visual logo for his avatar on his DA Site: LINK:  :iconmajorfann:
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‘Archive BIGETZ: Eyes Half Open But Nobody’s Home – KnockOut’. Rendering by: Bigetz.
This is the full title but the DA title block doesn't have enough slots for all the words.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem
 
‘O God, O God!
O that I were as great.
As is my grief.
Or lesser than my name!
Or that I could forget what I have been.
Or not remember what I must be now!’
Since foes have scope to beat both thee and me.’  Shakespeare: ‘Richard II’.

Shakespeare sure got it right, as it seems her foe, the Brownette Chinatsu, who is standing in the ‘Neutral Corner’, smugly watching the downed Brunette, Karen, being counted out by the Referee, has ensured that the artist has made visual the Shakespearean concept of: ‘Beat Both Thee’ (Karen’s pride), ‘And Me’ (Karen’s knockout loss).

The Japanese artist, Bigetz, in his website: ‘Bigetzzone’ created a series of 27 pictures that depict an entire female topless boxing match from start (Introductions) to finish (KnockOut).  He called it an ‘Extended Scenario’ and titled it:  ‘Karen’s Challenge’.
What he called: ‘The Final Update’ was on September 05, 2009, when he uploaded it into his website.
Karen is wearing the red boxing trunks.  Chinatsu is in the black fight trunks.

Moving on”
In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder is an archive dedicated to the art works of an individual artist, or a specific grouping of artwork dealing with some aspect of the combative women genre.  Consequently, most of these works of art will have the word:  ‘Archive’ in their title.
Each of these folders will need a ‘Gatekeeper’, so to speak, that will be the lead-in to the archived art work residing within that folder.  That gatekeeper will be an: ‘Avatar’, a visual logo which is representative of the best in that folder.  

Recently I created a folder for another ‘Archive’ on my ‘drewhammond’ DA Site that has been titled: ‘Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA  Main Site Folder’.    
The avatar of this folder will be titled:  Avatar:  Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA Main Site Folder – Total Collapse’.
Now, when selecting an avatar for a folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders clustered in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one as the ‘Avatar’ to represent the best art work of the Japanese artist who signs his works: ‘Bigetz’, and has a website devoted to fighting women called: ‘Bigetzzone’.  The link to that website is at the bottom of this writeup.
I consider this avatar as a POV (Point Of View) masterpiece, in that it makes visual a poignant view of a female opponent who has been first ‘Beaten Up’, and secondly then ‘Beaten Down’ to the canvas and has been rendered helpless in defending herself.  
By definition ‘Poignant’ is a number of things, that when viewed can evoke a keen sense of sadness or regret from us that will come out as such emotions as: Heart-rending; touching; pitiful; sorrowful; wretched; tearjerking; and even tragic.
And a number of these emotions welled up in my heart when I viewed the imagination of this artist, as well as his attention to detail which Bigetz brings to all his works.
This astonishing POV is the conclusion of a combination of stunning female beauty and physical power whereby two fighters have been pounding away at each other for a number of rounds in the grim brutality of a female fistic ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally that has now been made visual.
And conclusive.
Here is the visual link to that Avatar which I titled:  ‘Avatar:  Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA Main Site Folder – Total Collapse’:  LINK:

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Avatar:Best Of BIGETZ Archive DA Main Site Folder by drewhammond


As an aside:
There are a number of DA Viewers who really dig (Especially digging deep) ‘Belly Punches’.  With some it’s almost a fetish.  
The following is from a writeup I wrote about one of those renders that depicted the result of a belly blow, and it put the fighter on the canvas for the knockout 10 count every bit as much as the headshot put the boxer depicted at the top of this lengthy tome, with her own Refereed 10 count KO.  

In boxing, as in war, there are tactics and then there is strategy. Specific to boxing there are punches that are meant to hurt, while others are meant to do damage. The best tactical punch is the one which combines both hurt and damage in one blow. A ‘Belly Punch’ does both.
Strategy, by definition, is a plan of action designed to achieve a particular long term goal.
And Karen’s strategy was not to be a ‘Headhunter’, but instead go after Haruko’s body most of the time.  
The tactics needed to bring this about is in the definition itself: Short term maneuvers used against an enemy in order to achieve the greatest immediate destructive value.
Eventually in this round that tactic worked, and the belly pain was so great that lost the will to get back up onto her feet to beat the Referee’s 10 count.  
To conclude; there is a succinct boxing cliché which goes like this: ‘Fight your fight; don’t let your opponent fight her fight’. To make the cliché come true, the boxer has to have a grand strategy going into the match – The tactics employed have to follow.
Here is the visual link to that belly punch result that I titled: ‘Archive BIGETZ: Belly Punch Pain – KnockOut’. Rendering by: Bigetz: LINK: 

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Archive BIGETZ:Belly Punch Pain-KnockOut by drewhammond


Here is some background about this punch.  A ‘Belly Punch’, or ‘Blow’ can be delivered to either a male or female boxer.  
In contrast the term: ‘Sex Punch’ is usually limed to female boxers or fistfighters.  This because a blow is delivered to a woman’s sex – Her breasts (Tits); pooch (Womb); and pubes (Clit).    

The term ‘Sex Punch’ has two different meanings, and it depends on if it is delivered inside the boxing ring or out of the ring, and viewed as a witness in attendance. There are three sex areas that a woman fighter can attack. The breasts, the womb, and the clit. In two of the three attacks they are meant to cause pain and be debilitating. Boxing is all about delivering pain, or if on the receiving end, working your way past it. Pile on enough pain and an opponent will drop to her knees and be counted out. A determined body attack will do that.
However, there is one punch that will end a fight, and that one is a solid blow square on the clit. It’s harder to get a gloved fist into that small area called: ‘The Pubes’, but it’s as devastating as a punch to a man’s groin. In both cases it will drop an opponent to their knees and out of the fight.

‘Sexy Punch’ is an apt term for a considerable number of those sitting at ringside. There are the boxing purists, both men and women, who are there for the sport of it. And then there are those who are drawn to women’s boxing – Both male and female ringsiders who are known as ‘Aficionados’. They are drawn to the uniqueness of it – In the main to see those sexy punches land.

And speaking about 'Aficionados', there is a group that are 'Belly Pain'; or 'Belly Punch'; or 'Belly Blow' groupies who have almost a fetish about women being hit in the stomach and pooch.  The picture at the top of this lengthy tome is dedicated to them.  
The following is in my opinion the finest female gut punch in all of DA.  It was created by Aaron, a DA artist who has a DA main Site he calls: 'AFCombat'.  Here is the visual link to the logo of that Site:  'iconAFCombat:
I have titled this render: ‘Archive: Gutted Pose – Visual Impact – Up Close Body Shot’.  Rendering by: AFCombat.

And here is the visual link to that stunning (Especially stunning to that woman boxer's stomach) picture:  LINK:

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Archive:Gutted Pose-Visual Impact Body Shot by drewhammond


So, the question can arise on if there are other Combative Women artists have created 'Belly Punches?
Are there ever:
Starting with the visual link to a sports photograph I took of a underground 'Fight To the Finish' that I titled: ‘Billy On The Attack: Gutting Randy'. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond’:  LINK: 

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Billy On The Attack:Gutting Randy by drewhammond


And here is the visual link to another sports photo I took from a different underground 'Fight To the Finish' boxing match which I titled: 'Classic Left To Belly Punch: From The Canvas View'.  Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond.  LINK: 

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Classic Left To Belly Punch:From The Canvas View by drewhammond


To sum up:
This specific picture featured at the top of this writeup was done by a Japanese artist who signs his works: ‘Bigetz’. He has a website devoted to fighting women called: ‘Bigetzzone’.
And here is that link: LINK: bigetzzone.sakura.ne.jp/
All of his works are done in Poser 3D and he is very proud of his work. Friends of his have directed me to his website, and it is stupendous. He is very proud of his artwork, as he should be, and has been very generous in allowing visitors to copy his images and download them into their computer memories as well as display them on their own sites; with the normal proviso that they not be published and used for profit in any way without the written permission from the webmaster. To which I fully agree.

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.

Except - Again here is that link to his superb website: LINK: bigetzzone.sakura.ne.jp/
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‘Archive Mark393. KO Machine - Gift Picture For Drew – 4: Rendering by: Mark393.

Mark, the artist, uploaded this picture onto his DA Site on December 24, 2018.  
The following is from his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section about this picture:

Title:  ‘KO Machine – Sequel 2’:  “If there's no system upgrade available, a quick fix can help, too...
That was a long-away promise to Drew.
MERRY XMAS, Y'ALL!!”

I rarely receive gift pictures, nor do I usually give them away.
What prompted Mark, the artist, to give me this, the fourth of four pictures is from the following exchange between he and I about these renders.

From Mark:
Title:  ‘The KO Machine (For Drew) – SEQUEL’:  “I was asked to do more renders about a picture I titled: ‘The KO Machine’, which I uploaded onto my DA Main Site on February 28, 2018.
This is the second one, enjoy.
Robots?
Artificial Intelligence, heh?
Sex dolls?
You think of reverse...
Just kidding, as usual.”

When I first saw that initial picture I sent him the following note on his DA Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From: drewhammond – February 28, 2018:  “Mark, you never cease to amaze me.  What a bizarre imagination.  And yet it works.  The image is both funny visually, and yet profound in its originality.  Drew.”

Reply from:  mark393 – March 1, 2018:  “And again I say thank you, Drew for your kind words.
You've got this render right – Both the idea and the message, which means that my goals achieved.
Stay tuned.
PS. Actually, I like it myself.”

Here is the visual link to that initial ‘mark393’ picture, which I eventually titled: ‘A Gift Picture-2’: The KO Machine’, when I uploaded it on my DA Site:  LINK:

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A Gift Picture-2: The KO Machine by drewhammond


As to what he is up to, here is his comment on his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section when he uploaded it on March 7, 2018

From Mark: Title:  ‘The KO Machine (For Drew) – PREQUEL’:  “I have a request for two more renders on the theme: ‘The KO Machine’.
So I decided to give you flash-forward and flashback...
That's what happened before.
Oh yeah, laugh if you want to.”

Which I did.

From that picture the following ‘Viewers Comments’ exchanges ensued between Mark and I:

Reply from: drewhammond – March 1, 2018:  “You should.  That look on her face is priceless.  Drew.”

Reply from: mark393 – March 2, 2018:  “She thinks 'Oh, what a return on investment'.”

Reply from: drewhammond – March 2, 2018:  “If you mean organismic speaking.  Drew.”

Reply from: mark393 – March 2, 2018:  “Absolutely.”

Reply from: drewhammond – March 2, 2018:  “That could happen if the next punch is much lower - Or much higher.  Drew.”

Reply from: mark393 – March 3, 2018:  “Both, I guess. The KO Machine has 2 hands.”

Reply from:  drewhammond – March 3, 2018:  “Do a 'Redux'.  I need a laugh today.  Drew.”

Reply from: mark393 –March 6, 2018:  “I'll do a follow-up for you.”

And he did.  Two of them.  

The first one he sent me is titled:  ‘The KO Machine (For Drew) – PREQUEL’.
A ‘Prequel’ is the first picture in a series, and this series would consist of three.  
Here is the visual link to that prequel which I titled: ‘A Gift Picture – 1: The KO Machine (For Drew) – PREQUEL’:  LINK: 

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A Gift Picture-1:The KO Machine(For Drew)-PREQUEL by drewhammond


And this is the second render of Mark’s series of three.
When this superb picture was sent to me as a gift, I was quite moved.  Such kindness reminded me of a line from the Tennessee Williams play: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ when the tragic female character Blanche DuBois utters this very profound and famous line:
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

Well, throughout most of my life I’ve always had a paraphrase of this statement and it goes like this: “I’ve always have been surprised by the kindness of strangers.”
And I’ve been really lucky at the number of times that I have been ‘In Deed’ surprised by the kindness of strangers.  
This gift is such an example.
However, the artist who gifted it to me, is no stranger. He is a good friend and we go back a ways.  He is an artist who has a droll sense of humour (As he would spell ‘Humor’), and it doesn’t get any more droll than this render.

As to what he is up to, here is his comment on his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section when he uploaded it on February 28, 2018:

From Mark: Title:  ‘The KO Machine’:  “Misha couldn't wait for her purchase to be delivered... The day the parcel finally arrived she brought the box down to the basement, unpacked it, installed and configured to what the manual called 'Most aggressive mode'..."

Here is the visual link to that third picture which I titled: ‘A Gift Picture – 3: The KO Machine (For Drew) – SEQUEL’.  Render by:  Mark393:  LINK: 

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A Gift Picture-3:The KO Machine(For Drew)-SEQUEL by drewhammond


Now, to the latest picture in this sequence:‎
There was one DA Viewer who had something to say about the picture at the top of this lengthy tome.  The following exchanges between he and Mark are from the artist’s DA ‘Viewers Comments’ section of his DA Main Site:  

From:  whamslam007 – December 24, 2018:  “Glad for the wonderful sequel to one of my favorites of yours: The KO Machine. When last seen she was knocked unconscious by the machine and it was holding her up with one arm and inspecting inside her thong with the other. This is the natural sequence, dropping her on the floor when the other woman threatens, and is with a bat. The way she is holding the bat and the look on her face says it doesn't seem like she hit it, just threatened it – An even more humorous and off-the-wall sequel.
Love your work.
Tom Roberts.”

Reply from:  mark393 – December 24, 2018:  “Thanks. You've read it well, except for one thing. The KO-machine seems disappointed it can't proceed with the KOed woman the way it would like to. Just doesn't have the proper design, you know. Damn product development...
Here comes the service/installation techni-woman with a substitute offering.
Weird and wicked, isn't it?
Could be a story or two.
Horror erotic story, to be precise. ‘Horrotic’...  Or be it: ‘Erorror’?
I declare copyright on both words.
Anyway, here is it.”

Reply from:  whamslam007 – December 24, 2018:  “Now I see it clearly. The servicewoman is holding the bat in the way the Machine is supposed to and the unconscious girl is in the proper position to be serviced by the Machine. All that is required is for the servicewoman to slip off the girl's thong.
Wicked? Kinda. Fun? Yeah! Erotic? Hell, yeah!
I wonder if DA would allow the natural following sequence to be posted. There's probably a way.  
Tom Roberts.”

Reply from:  mark393 – January 31, 2019:  “The thing is I just promised to Drew an unexpected ending, here is it.”

Moving on:
In my DA Main Site I have a number of 'Archive' folders.  Each of them hold the 'Best Of' various artists or subjects, and each of those folders have a 'Avatar', which serves as the gateway to that specific folder.  The pictures by Mark are going into a folder I have titled: 'The Best Of Mark393 Folder'.  Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that folder:  LINK:  

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Avatar:Best Of Mark393-Countup To End Of Our World by drewhammond


As concerns Mark, the following is a writeup I did way back on January 21, 2015, for a picture he did for me which I titled: ‘Avatar: Mixed Matches Folder – CombativeWomen Group’.  Render by: mark393.’  Though written 4 years ago, his artwork is timeless in its quality and humor.  However, in this Avatar it is sans humor.  And I feel the comments by me are as apropos now, as then:  

In my DA ‘CombativeWomen’ Group I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.  
This one was created by Mark, an artist who has a DA Site he calls: ‘mark393’.  This terrific 3D rendering is from that superb website – Which is devoted to combative women; as well as some combative men; and mixed matches between the two.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing the drama of ‘Aboveground Boxing’ held in an arena.  Both boxers know about and accept the brutality of a ‘Fight To The Finish’ in which it goes to a knockout.  Each is determined to go all out to render their opponent unconscious – No winner by decision in this battle.
To conclude, it’s that sprawled female boxer on the canvas who is in pained distress and is looking at her opponent and is thinking hard about staying down or getting up to continue fighting that sealed the deal on choosing this picture as the avatar.
This picture and writeup was originally uploaded in my ‘DA Group’ Site, and placed in the ‘Mixed Matches’ folder on July 26, 2012.  The POV (Point Of View) is so profound that it has returned to become the visual symbol of that folder.  Kind of makes visual the cliché: ‘Whatever goes around comes around’.
Here is the visual link to the Avatar of that DA Group Folder:  LINK:

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Avatar:Mixed Matches Folder-CombativeWomen Group by drewhammond


Now, this picture has a history:
The following was written by me when it was originally uploaded back in 2012.  It held true then, and holds true now, and as such is apropos for all our tomorrows:  
‘MMB: All The World’s A Stage’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.

‘All the world’s a stage.
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances.
And one man in his time plays may parts.’        

Shakespeare: ‘As You Like It’.

To paraphrase the Bard, ‘All The World’s A Boxing Ring’. Or at least for these two players. Consider how similar a stage and boxing ring are. Both are usually elevated; both are the absolute center of attraction for an audience; and both present the full range of human heroism at one extreme, and folly at the other.
I’ll leave it up to the viewer to determine where, within those extremes, this scene represents.

Mark titled this work: ‘Sequel – 1 (I)’. For an artist who has the talent of placing a lot of passion into his pictures, the title seems almost passionless. In our discussions, I never asked him about his unemotional titling. That’s his business, but he has given me the latitude to modify his titles whenever I see fit. And with this render I see fit.
I might add that although I changed his title, what I won’t change is my opinion of his artistic genius.
The following is from the ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ Section pertaining to this render:

“Title: Sequel – 1 (I). That's just a knockdown.”

Well it may be a knockdown in his view; in mine, it’s a knockout – Of a picture.
The following was written by me for that picture of the Blonde being pounded to her knees, but is repeated here as it is apropos to both the scene and action:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in his insolence and pride that he is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to him he had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin he had not foreseen.’

Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for one of these boxers. The result for either the man or woman will eventually be that one will be either end down on their knees, or their body flat on the boxing ring canvas – And be engulfed in an abyss of ruin he/she had not foreseen. That defeated fighter may be conscious of their loss, brought down to their knees by such pain that the will to continue has been pounded out of them; or sprawled out on the canvas, unconscious of their humiliating defeat.
How do I know that? In the beginning of this titanic struggle the artist makes clear that this will be his intent. What is so tantalizing about this work of superb art, is the artist gives no hint of who will win. We’ll just have to wait and see (to literally see) on the direction his whim takes us as concerns the brutal ending.

So the question can arise, does Mark have any of his female boxers defeat their male opponent?  
Does he ever.  
Here is one of my favorite win scenes - By any gender.  It is superb.Here is the visual link to that render which I titled:‘MMB: Rapture’. Rendering by: mark393. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing: LINK:  

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MMB: Rapture by drewhammond


In conclusion:
Reflect upon this: Have you ever personally known a person before they were recognized as ‘Great’? The strange fact is in most cases, you recognized that they had some sort of talent, but in the main were just about like everyone else. Methinks that is the case here with the following picture:
Here is the visual link to that groundbreaking picture: LINK:  


Methinks this is an artist who is on the verge of being ‘Great’, and in my opinion this is the first of his great pictures.
There is a 'However' I have about this render.  And it is this:
I have this quirk about missing limbs and heads in a ‘Fight Picture’, and in this case the top of the woman’s head is missing. I’m assuming that the artist wanted to place the fighters in front of the viewers, this in order to be as close as possible, as well to preserve all the detail of the boxers. And that is his artistic decision, which I fully respect. However, in the ‘Great Scheme Of Things’ the headless boxer is of small consequence. What has to be kept in mind is the power of this POV (Point Of View). Therein resides its greatness. This is visual theater. And the start of something big – And brutal. Possibly even bloody.

Here is the background of this render:
This is an initial picture that Mark, the artist, created and uploaded onto his DA Site depicting a mixed match boxing POV (Point Of View) that was stunning. And not one punch had been yet thrown. All the tension of the beginning of the first round was there, and magnified by the angle of the piece. The viewer is at ringside – The front row, looking up at the impending battle.
Mark had created that first picture in response from Kay, who requested a mixed match render.
In his ‘DA Artist’s Comments’ he stated: “Request by Kay, III.”

I wrote to the artist about the 'Headless Boxer' and he responded with the following:
Here is the visual link to that 'Redux' of a picture, in which Mark, made both fighters: 'Whole'.  
When he did that for me, it was the start of a long term friendship of mutual respect and admiration.

‘Neff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.

Except to add that here is the link to the mark393 DA Site: LINK:  www.deviantart.com/mark393
And his mark33 DA avatar of his logo link to his Site: LINK:  :iconmark393:
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Archive Restored Ringhot:Wrestling-The Backbreaker
‘Archive Restored Ringhot: Private Wrestling – The Backbreaker’.  Render by: Ringhot.  (17)
This is the full title as the DA title block doesn’t have enough slots for all the words.

This is a long lost, but now recovered ‘Ringhot’ render.
Previously I have resurrected sixteen (16) of them and placed them in my DA Main Site.  Here is the latest one, number seventeen (17) to be restored.

Here's the background.  A few years ago an excellent artist created a DA Main Site and it was titled: 'Ringhot'.  It specialized in older women, in their late 30's, to their mid 40's, who fought each other in rather brutal fistfights.  The reason they would put their faces and bodies on the line to beat the stuffing out of their female rivals is moot.  
Other than they considered each other as a female rival – In the worst way.  
What was important is the artist created some of the most astonishing, and action filled renders ever seen on DA.  I saved 6 of these pictures and started to upload them with write-ups.  However, I wasn't fast enough with my uploads because shortly thereafter he (I'm assuming it's a he) shut down his entire DA Main Site.  He/she yanked every one of those astonishing renders from his/her site and they were gone.  I mean without a trace.
I continued to upload what were left in my computer's memory, and in my writeups pleaded for those who had possibly saved some of those images in their computer memories to extract them and send them to me.  

One did, and here it is.  
He also asked that I not reveal his identity, nor his DA Site, and of course I will honor his request.  This one I know is a ‘He’.

In the beginning, to be a bit biblical, when I started to upload those early renders I went to the Ringhot DA Notes section and asked permission to upload those pictures.  I was given permission to do so, and as such commenced to do writeups and displays of the artwork.  
Since I already received the initial permission to upload any, or all, of ringhot's renders, I have determined that the artist would not be miffed if a few of his early splendid action filled works were made visual.  

Since there are no 'DA Artists Comments' available to describe what was in the artist's mind during this current 'Act Of Creation', here is what I perceive:

Full Title: ‘Archive Restored Ringhot: Private Wrestling – The Backbreaker’.
Since no title was included when this picture was sent to me I felt I had to create a title that would give a modicum of description to what was happening.  The following is the reasoning for this title:
Starting with:  'Archive', because it will go into the folder which will serve as the archive of all the 'Femmma' and 'Ringhot' renders.
Next is: 'Restored, because this picture has been brought to life for all to see. Resurrected, so to speak.  
After that who did it:  'Ringhot', was the name of the DA Site.
Continuing with what is happening: ‘Private Wrestling' after hours in a wrestling/boxing gym.
Concluding with one wrestler has determined to inflect some painfully serious damage upon her rival.  

The question can arise: What was the Brunette thinking which got her into this situation of being overmatched and heading toward disaster in that boxing/wrestling ring.
The Greeks have a word for it and it is: ‘Hubris’.  Simply, hubris is an excess of confidence.  But it can be more than that.  The ancient Greeks defined it as: ‘Excessive pride, violating the bounds set for humans by the Greek Gods.  And hubris was always punished by those Gods’.  

Thomas Wolfe wrote about hubris in a boxer.  But it can apply to anyone who steps into a boxing or wrestling ring to battle another.  
And the following is apropos to the Brunette specifically, and fighters in general.  Evoking my artistic license, I modified Wolfe’s paragraph by changing the: ‘his’, to ‘her’, and the: ‘he’ to ‘she’, as well as the: ‘him’ to ‘her’:  

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in her insolence and pride that she is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to her she had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin she had not foreseen.’

Thomas Wolfe; ‘The Web And The Rock’.

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) is apropos for the Brunette. The end result for the woman is she is going to have a sorefully painful back for about a week, and will remember on a daily basis that she had been engulfed in an abyss of ruin she had not foreseen. The soon to be defeated wrestler will be fully conscious of her current loss, and backpain, and also will be fully aware of the ensuing humiliation she will have to endure.  
How do we know that? In this render is the visual answer to those questions. This is about the end of a struggle between female rivals, and the artist makes clear that this will be his intent.  The final triumph has been brilliantly depicted by this astonishing artist.  

He did leave a few other conclusions – Some painful, some humiliating.  Here are some examples of those superb ending renders by Ringhot:
Here is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive Ringhot: Setup For Her Money Shot - Female FistFighters’:  LINK:  

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Archive Ringhot:Setup For Money Shot-FistFighters by drewhammond


Here is the visual link to a picture I titled: 'Archive: Avatar - Cunt Maulings DA Group Folder – CombativeWomen DA Group’:  LINK:  

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Archive:Avatar-Cunt Maulings DA Group Folder by drewhammond


And here is the visual link to a render I titled: ‘Archive Restored Ringhot: Trapped FistFighter – Nowhere To Go But Down’: LINK:  

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Archive Restored Ringhot:Trapped FistFighter by drewhammond


Here is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive Restored Ringhot: You’re Going Down Bitch – Fistic KO’: LINK:

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Archive Restored Ringhot:You're Going Down Bitch by drewhammond


In conclusion, here is the visual link to a picture I titled: ‘Archive Ringhot: Straight Right To Jaw KO Punch – Female MMA FistFighters’:  LINK:  

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Archive Ringhot:Straight Right To Jaw KO Punch by drewhammond


Moving on:
Last, but not least, as the cliché goes - Here is the reasoning for an Avatar of a folder of this artist's works:
In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
Each of these folders is an ‘Archive’ of a specific cluster of ‘Themed Artwork’ or the works of a specific artist.  As such I’ve decided to set up another ‘Archive’ which will feature a folder on my DA Main Site titled: ‘Archive:  Best Of Femmma And Ringhot DA Folder’.
I’ve talked to the artist, Max Posen, about this folder and he gave me his okay to proceed with this.
Now, when selecting an avatar for a folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders clustered in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one as the ‘Avatar’ to represent the best art work of this artist who has a DA Main Site he calls:  ‘Femmma’.
I consider this work as an epic masterpiece in that it represents both the imagination in the POV (Point Of View) and attention to detail (On a grand scale) that Max brings to all his works.
This astonishing picture is a combination of stunning female beauty and physical power as both fighters have been pounding away at each other in the grim brutality of a female fistic ‘Fight To The Finish’ – Literally.  And the carnage is about to end, via one last punch.  The harsh aspect of the Negress boxer is she has pounded her Caucasian opponent to her knees, and has now grabbed her by the hair and yanked her head backwards, fully exposing her chin to a cocked and ready right arm, which is about to be released – Propelling that right fist in a fight ending uppercut to that vulnerable chin.
It was that catfight instinct in women, be they young or old, to grab the hair of a rival, and in the doing exposing the portion of the face that is most vulnerable to a knockout punch – The chin.  This action shows the quintessential ‘Feminine Mystique’ that women bring to the noble sport of fistic boxing.
As such, this unique feminine aspect into the brutality of female boxing is what sealed the deal on my choosing this render as the avatar.
Here is the visual link to that avatar:  LINK:

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Avatar:Best Of Femmma And Ringhot DA Folder by drewhammond


'Nuff said.
Drew.

For now, anyway.
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Archive fab1rr:Nun Kickboxer-Irma's Kayo
‘Archive fab1rr: Nun Kickboxer – Irma’s Kayo’.  Rendering by: fab1rr.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem

The ‘Urban Dictionary’ defines the woman’s name of ‘Irma’ as follows:  ‘The meaning of Irma is: Female Warrior.  She is a beautiful, strong, independent woman who always fights for freedom and hates restrictions imposed on her or upon others.’

The following is what the artist Fab, had to say in his DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section on December 23, 2015 when he uploaded this superb painting:

Title: ‘The Irmas Kickboxers’:  “This year the film ‘Brothers Kickboxers’ was made 25 years ago. The original title was ‘No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers’, but after the first of the Van Damme movies in the late 80s and early 90s, video distributors in Brazil decided to put the words kickboxer, kickboxers, kickboxe or kickboxing on all titles of their cheap martial arts movies.
The very low depth of the plot, and the lack of quality in almost every way is shown.  This film in which two opposing brothers unite to avenge the death of his father, a CIA agent, by traffickers, was a major target of critics and comedians jokes. The two best things in the film were the choreography of the fights, somewhat false, and being able to joke with it.
One of the recurring jokes was that one day they would make a sequel called ‘Sisters Kickboxers’ where nuns practicing martial arts would fight traffickers that bothered the community where they lived and killed the Mother Superior.  After many struggles, a fight between the champion of traffickers and the younger nun, and also more talented fighter, is used to decide who is going to rule in the city.
So I did this drawing as a tribute to 25 years of film and jokes.
I will continue this work over the next year.’

There are some ‘Combative Women’ artists who sometimes get their ‘Kicks’, so to speak, in depicting nuns fighting other nuns or women opponents.  I’m Catholic, and not happy to see nuns disrespected this way in being depicted as aggressive fighters, as I have a great respect for what they do.  
However, in this case Fab has shown a nun in a humorous as well as a tasteful fashion, and depicts her showing a lot of courage in defeating a woman who is a drug dealer.  

And I consider this a brilliant painting.  I’m all for: ‘Artistic License’, when an artist can get away with it, and in this case Fab, the artist, got away with it.  
And it works – Wonderfully in this painting.

Others also had something to say about this splendid painting and the following are from Fab’s DA Main Site ‘Viewers Comments’ section:

From:  adrock4815162342 – December 24, 2015:  “That sounds like the most amaze balls movie ever. LOL.  Where can I find it?
I'm always on the lookout for new people to RP with, send me a note and I'll get back to you!”

Reply from:  fab1rr – December 25, 2015:  “A parody of a film that was made fun of, it sure would be hilarious.
Fab1rr.”

From:  Jose-Ramiro – December 25, 2015:  “Heh, this is great.
Keep up the good writing and drawing.”

Reply from:  fab1rr – December 26, 2015:  “Gracias.
Fab1rr.”

Reply from: Jose-Ramiro – December 26, 2015:  “De nada.
Keep up the good writing and drawing.”

From: boxingglovehands – June 11, 2016:  “A fantastic picture, the boxing gloves are superb too.”

The artist who created this astonishing render has a ‘DA Site’ he calls: ‘fab1rr’. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Lucky guy, he.  All he needs to do is go to the beach for inspiration. We have had a long, and strong, relationship, and as such early on he gave me written permission to upload any of his multitudes of paintings and illustrations as well as alter any of his titles.  

In my DA Main Site I have created a folder to hold all of the best of Fab's artwork.  To that end I needed a picture which would stand as the gateway to all those paintings of his.  
It is an 'Avatar' and here is the visual link to that avatar which I titled: ‘Avatar: Archive – Best Of fab1rr DA Main Site Folder – Jessica Vs Holli Boxing’. Render by: fab1rr: LINK:  

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Avatar:Archive-Best Of fab1rr DA Main Site Folder by drewhammond


In my DA Main Site I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that fab brings to all his works.

Fab has created a variety of combative women fights.  One of which I see as a 'Celebrity Fight'. 
Here is the visual link to that epic masterwork which I titled: ‘Archive Celebrity Fights: Chun-Li Kayos Cammy’: Painting by: fab1rr. LINK:  

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Archive Celebrity Fights:Chun Li Kayos Cammy by drewhammond
 

Here is another painting, one I consider as one of the finest female boxing artworks in all of DA.  I titled it: 'Masterpieces By Others-Nr:9', and here is the visual LINK:

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Masterpieces By Others-Nr:9 by drewhammond


Fab also does superb inked black and white illustrations, and here is the visual link to one I titled: ‘Champion On Her Throne Pose: And Her Attendants’. Rendering by fab1rr: LINK:  

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Champion On Her Throne Pose:And Her Attendants by drewhammond

Last, but not least, here is the visual link to another of his 'Celebrity Fights', which I titled: 'Madonna Versus Rihanna'. Rendering by: fab1rr:  LINK: 

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Madonna Versus Rihanna by drewhammond


In conclusion, here is the link to his DA main Site ‘fab1rr’: LINK:  www.deviantart.com/fab1rr
And here is the visual link to the avatar of his logo to his DA Site: LINK: :iconfab1rr:

‘Nuff said,
Drew.

But there will be more.
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Archive Mark393:Slipped Left Blow-CounterPunch KO
‘Archive Mark393:  Slipped Left Blow – CounterPunch HeadShot KO’.  Rendering by:  Mark393.
This is the full title as the DA title block doesn't have enough slots for all the words.

Boxer fella (Sports) by Ehsartem     

There’s a bit of history connected with this stunning (Especially to the face of the Negress) picture.  It was inspired by a rough POV (Point Of View) rendered I created earlier.  
Here is the visual link to that rough POV I titled: ‘POV: Slipped Left Blow – CounterPunched With HeadShot KO’.  POV Render by:  Drew Hammond. POV = Point Of View: LINK:

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POV-Slipped Left Blow-CounterPunched HeadShot KO by drewhammond


Normally when I have a picture created I usually have a Negress fighting a Caucasian.  It isn’t a matter of depicting racism; it’s because of color contrast.  And I try to be equal of which color is winning the match, or what the color is of the winner who eventually wins the match.  And that is what I’m all about with this rough POV.
It’s up to the artist who will create the finished picture to decide what race each boxer will be.  
To that end I’m looking for some DA artist who does renders of combative women to create from what is a very rough POV, into a finished work.  

Now, this is a picture which is meant to depict one essential view:  The DA viewer is the boxer and is facing a female opponent, and he/she has just slipped a straight left punch she has shot toward the face.  To ‘Slip A Punch’ means not ducking under the blow, but to instead move the head to the side and let the glove whizz past the ear.  She will now be open for a quick counterpunch to the head. In this case it got through and has enough power behind it to result in a face distorting fight ending knockout.

In this case I didn't distort the face.  The only reaction is her eyes rolling upwards.  The face distortion will be up to the skill of the artist who accepts the challenge to change this ‘Rough POV' into a finished work of exquisite art.  

So here’s the deal:
What I am offering is a potential opportunity to some DA artist who depicts ‘Combative Women’ in pictures, and who will see this POV and say to their self that here is an opportunity for them to create something new and unique in the combative female genre.  And what a great way to make a name for them self.        
Well, here it is.  My gift to whomever.

Here is my objective:
By placing these rough POVs smack dab in the middle of Deviant Art, there must be some artist out there who will see one of these POVs, and then review my writeup, and decide to contact me and work out an arrangement to create an image that is the way beyond the equal of the original POV.
If they have the artistic talent to pull this off, then it will be a daunting task; but I will remind him/her of the Robert Browning poem when he stated:

‘Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?’

It seems my ‘Gift’ was accepted as a ‘Challenge’ by one of the finest combative women artist in all of DA.
And to top it off, is a good friend of mine.  The artist is Mark, and he has a DA Main Site he calls: ‘Mark393’.  We have worked together before and this collaboration between the two of us took about two weeks to achieve a finished work of superb art.
Mark was determined that his: ‘Reach should exceed his grasp’, and he did.  Magnificently.  Personally, I am so proud of being a part in the creation of this intimate masterwork.    

Now to the artist:
The following is the thought behind this knockout of a picture (Literally), and is now in Mark’s DA Main Site ‘Artists Comments’ section, when he uploaded it onto his main site on February 8, 2019:

Title:  ‘Drew 2019’:  “Drew, WYSIWYG.
PS. Yes, I know, I'm the best.”

Well, one of them.  
The initials: ‘WYSIWYG’ stand for: ‘What You See Is What You Get’.  What it all means is after two weeks of ‘TWEAKS’ by me (Tweaks are a day by day series of suggested modifications by me to the artist in order to keep a render continually progressing towards a finished work of art), Mark considered the picture finished and his ‘WYSIWYG’ pretty much said to me: “No more tweaks, already.”
And here it is – Finally.  

It seems some of Mark’s followers had some comments on this picture, and the following are from his DA ‘Viewers Comments’ section:  

From:  mark393 – February 8, 2019:  “That was the starting point:
Here is the initial image:  images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca8877…
Mark.”

From: drewhammond – February 9, 2019:  “Yes you are the best, and this image of face distortion proves it.  Drew.”

Moving on:
Now, the question arises on if there is precedent of an artist taking a previous uploaded 'Rough POV' of mine and using it as a guide to create and new, and improved, picture.
Is there ever!
Approximately half of the POVs I have uploaded have been converted to completed images.

Here is one exceptional example: This is the initial rough POV I titled: ‘POV: Entering Perdition – She Tasks Me Until Now’.  POV Render by:  Drew Hammond and Merlin.  POV = Point Of View: LINK:

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POV:Entering Perdition-She Tasks Me Until Now by drewhammond


And here is the visual link to that recent superb result which I titled: ‘Entering Perdition – She Tasks Me Until Now: Redux’.  Rendering by: ESE3D: LINK:

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Entering Perdition-She Tasks Me Until Now:Redux by drewhammond


To conclude:
Here is another example:  This is the initial rough POV I titled: ‘POV: Going Down – Literal Face Sit’.  POV Render by:  Drew Hammond. POV = Point Of View: LINK: 

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POV:Going Down-Literal Face Sit by drewhammond


And here is the visual link to that recent superb result which I titled: ‘2,700,000 DA HITS: Going Down Literally – Booty Face Sit Kayo’.  Render by:  Abelundercity:  LINK: 

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2,700,000 DA HITS:Going Down-Booty Face Sit Kayo by drewhammond


However, here are a number of pictures done by combative women artists who have depicted distorted faces of women boxers:
Starting with the visual link to a 'Mixed Match' render that I titled: 'Archive MMB: Punch Distorted Face’.  Rendering by: Jon. MMB = Mixed Match Boxing: LINK: 

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Archive MMB:Face Distorting Punch by drewhammond


Next is the visual link to a sports photograph I took during a underground 'Fight to The Finish' boxing match. I titled this photo: ‘Face Distorting Impact: Right To The Jaw’. Sports photograph by: Drew Hammond: LINK:

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Face Distorting Impact:Right To The Jaw by drewhammond

Concluding with the visual link to a render I titled: ‘Box Lunch Punch: Leather And Horsehair Sandwich’ Illustration by Leon Kurtz: LINK:

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Box Lunch Punch:Leather And Horsehair Sandwich by drewhammond
 

Finally, here is the link to Mark’s DA Main website: ‘mark393’:  LINK: www.deviantart.com/mark393
And here is the avatar of his DA Site logo:  LINK:  :iconmark393:     

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.    
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Archive ArtDude41:MMB-Sitting Pretty-Sorta
‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Sitting Pretty – Sorta’.  Rendering by: artdude41.  MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.

I originally titled this picture:  ‘Sitting Pretty’; however I came to notice her damaged closed eye, and added the word: ‘Sorta’ to the finalized title.  She may be beautiful, but that damaged eye sure isn’t ‘Pretty’.

In the previous picture she had knocked her male opponent flat on his back.  I titled that earlier render:  ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Gloved Gladiator Down – Gladiatrix Up’.  Rendering by: artdude41.  MMB = Mixed Match Boxing.  

And here is the visual link to that picture: LINK:

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Archive Artdude MMB:Gloved Gladiator Vs Gladiatrix by drewhammond
 

To be clear on the previous title’s terminology, here are the definitions between the two fighters:
Gladiator: ‘A swordsman, from the Latin word: Gladius, meaning a type of: Sword.  In ancient Rome a male person, often a slave or captive, who was armed with a sword or other weapon such as a trident, was compelled to fight to the death in a public arena against another person or a wild animal, for the entertainment of the spectators’.  A modern definition is: ‘A male or female person who engages in a fight or controversy’.  The sports definition: ‘A male prizefighter.’

Gladiatrix:  ‘A modern term for the female equivalent of the gladiator of ancient Rome. Like their male counterparts, female gladiators fought each other, or wild animals, to entertain audiences at various games and festivals.’  The sports definition: ‘A female prizefighter.’

Therefore, the word: ‘Gladiatrix’ is the female equivalent to the male ‘Gladiator’.  Methinks there are a lot of DA viewers who would know all about male Gladiators, but would be wondering about what is this about a modern female Gladiatrix? – In that they not knowing about their history 2,000 years ago in the Roman Colosseum (Spelled in the Latin way) when women fought as female gladiators to the death.  

The reason for the title is because in an earlier picture she had nailed him with a savage right glove to the jaw.  Its impact would send him to the canvas.
Here is the visual link to that render I titled: ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Right To The Jaw – The Comeback Gladiatrix’.  Rendering by: artdude41.  MMB = Mixed Match Boxing:  LINK:

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Archive ArtDude41 MMB:Right To Jaw-The Comeback by drewhammond


In an even earlier render the Blonde had floored, that had risen to her feet and was charging forward to seek revenge for previously being punched to the canvas.  That render I titled: ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Here Comes A Force Of Nature – Made Visual’.
However, the male boxer stood his ground and when she charged within range he slammed a vicious left glove into her belly – Its shock power stopping her advance.

During these early rounds he has not been knocked on his ass, but she has.
In an earlier picture, which I titled: 'Archive Artdude41 MMB: Déjà Vu All Over Again’, The Blonde has just been knocked on her derriere.  
Here is the visual link to that earlier render: LINK:  

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Archive ArtDude41 MMB:Deja Vu All Over Again by drewhammond


The phrase ‘Déjà Vu’ comes from the French, which literally means: ‘Already Seen’.  It’s the feeling that the situation currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past.

In an even earlier picture what the Blonde boxer was experiencing right then, has ‘In Deed’ been experienced once before earlier in the fight.  
Here is the visual link to that first knockdown, which I titled: 'Archive Artdude41 MMB: First Knockdown – Bewildered Gladiatrix':  LINK:  

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Archive ArtDude41 MMB:First Knockdown-Bewildered by drewhammond


In boxing there are normally two fundamental types of personalities that a potential boxer, be they male or female, will bring to the gym.  There are those who are inclined to be aggressive and then there are those who are their direct opposite, and they prefer to be reactive.  A good trainer will spot one of these attack or react traits early on and train him/her to emphasize that specific trait.  
In short: One will be a puncher, and the other a counterpuncher.  
All too often an arrogant trainer will demand his or her developing boxer to train in his/her way.  It’s similar to forcing a person who is left handed to write with their right hand (Because just about everyone else does it that way – So conform goes the missthinking); or vice versa.          

In this match the male is a reactive fighter, and had previously absorbed the Blonde’s attack to his face, and then reacted by counterattacking via counterpunching with a wicked left to the jaw of the surprised Blonde.
Here is visual link to that prior picture which I titled: ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Counterpunching – Left To The Jaw'.

The following is from a previous writeup whereupon I commented on the Blonde being knocked to the canvas for the first time and how she then recovered by not quitting, but instead determined to get back onto her feet and continued to stay in the fight.

Similar to the ancient Greek mythological Phoenix Bird who arose from her own ashes, did this modern day female Gladiatrix summon up her willpower to propel her off the stool of defeat and charge her male opponent at the sound of the bell.  
After closing the distance, and without hesitation, she lashed out with a solid right glove to his jaw – Catching him with its stunning surprise in its speed and power.
Here is the visual link to that previous picture which I titled:  ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Arisen Phoenix – Right To The Jaw':  LINK:

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Archive ArtDude41 MMB:Arisen Phoenix-Right To Jaw by drewhammond


Leading up to this current series of renders is an earlier picture showing the Blonde on a stool in a contemplative mood.
Here is the visual link to that earlier picture depicting the woman in deep contemplation on if she should even continue this fight, which I titled: ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Thinking Of A Career Change'.

This boxing match was in its early rounds and she had already been painfully punched to the canvas.  She had overestimated her opponent’s power, and underestimated her footwork speed.  He had taken her measure early on and she had become deeply concerned – And with good reason.

Though dazed, the time it takes for the Referee to toll off the 8 second ‘Standing Eight Count’ would be enough for her to regain most of her wits.  
She got to her feet, beating the Referee’s 10 count, and because she was so light on her feet, got on her bicycle (A boxing term of quickly moving sideways and backwards, keeping her opponent out of range), eating up time.  And it worked – Soon the bell clanged, ending the round and allowing her to return to her corner.

When she returned to her corner stool it became decision time.
While sitting on that stool in her corner she had one minute to make up her mind on if she should answer the bell for the next round.  In the last round she was doubly shocked by the power of the painful punch to her jaw as well as finding herself in the humiliating position of being knocked on her ass in front of all those ringsiders.

Although she wasn’t aware of the following passage from Thomas Wolfe’s novel: ‘The Web And The Rock’, its brilliance about describing how a boxer’s fighting career can be upended rather quickly, and with the grim reality of its early end, it would give her pause to think the unthinkable.  
The unthinkable had now become something she has to think upon – Which is should she quit?
The thinkable is to not think upon it at all, and accept the situation she is in – A Mixed Match of which she agreed to in the first place.  
To not dwell upon it and simply answer the bell for the next round and do her best.  
I’ve invoked my poetic license to feminize Wolfe’s stanzas:

‘Like an ignorant young fighter who, having never been hurt, having never tested the full strength of an immense and merciless power, having never been stung by the bitter asp of defeat, having never been made wary by a blow of incredible, unrealizable force, and who thinks in her insolence and pride that she is the measure of all things and will be triumphant in every conflict, so, now, it seemed to her that she had been overtaken by disaster, and was fairly, fatally engulfed in an abyss of ruin she had not foreseen.’  By: Thomas Wolfe: ‘The Web And The Rock’.

The preceding is a minor paraphrase of Thomas Wolfe writing about hubris in a boxer.  He was writing about a male fighter and all I did was substituting 'His' for 'Her'; and ‘She’ for ‘He’; and ‘Her’ for ‘Him’.
In this case, after invoking my writer’s artistic license, I firmly believe that what had just been written is apropos to the female Blonde boxer specifically, and to male boxers in general:  

What one of the greatest American writers of all time, Thomas Wolfe, wrote in that one sentence (he had a tendency to go on like that) can pertain to the Blonde. The end result for this modern day female Gladiatrix is she may eventually be pounded to her knees because she has been engulfed in an abyss of ruin she had not foreseen. This defeated fighter, though dazed by head punches, is partially conscious of her loss.  However, she will not choose to rise again because she had been brought down to their knees by such pain to her body and breasts, that the will to continue has been pounded out of her.  Consequently, in that portion of her addled brain which is still cognizant, will be the growing reality of the semiconscious totality of her humiliating defeat.
All she has to do is look upwards, and if she can refocus her eyes, will view standing above her – Defeat made visual.  

The question can arise, which Wolfe hints at, is what was the Blonde thinking which got her into this situation of being overmatched and ultimately headed toward fistic disaster.
The Greeks have a word for it and it is: ‘Hubris’.  Simply, hubris is an excess of confidence.  But it can be more than that.  The ancient Greeks defined it as: ‘Excessive pride, violating the bounds set for humans by the Greek Gods.  And hubris was always punished by those Gods’.
However, this Greek concept of disaster has been turned on its head by accepting disaster and finding the courage to overcome.  This concept of turning lemons into lemonade has been turned into poetry:  

‘To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite.
To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night.
To defy Power, which seems Omnipotent.
To love, and bear.
To hope, till Hope creates;
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates.
Neither to change nor falter nor repent.
This, like thy glory, Titan!
Is to be good, great and joyous, beautiful and free.
This is alone Life, Joy, Empire and Victory.’   By: Percy Shelley – ‘Prometheus Unbound’.

This modern day female Gladiatrix has been dazed by a blow to her jaw, knocking her backwards – And landing on her gorgeous derriere.  Momentarily bewildered by the power of his punch.
A solid left punch to the jaw will do that to a gal.  
As an aside:
‘Derriere’ is a French word for a woman’s ass.  It is normally applied to Caucasian females.  
In Comptonese the word for the ass of a Negress is: ‘Booty’.

What follows is the second punch that this modern day Gladiator has landed in this mixed match and it is on the jaw of the female boxer.  
It is a counter punch to the first blow that she landed on his face.  
So far on blows landed, it’s two to one for him.  But who’s counting.

Here’s the visual link to an earlier render which I titled: ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Straight Left Counter Punch', and is the one that sent her to the canvas.

First off, I’m not that big into mixed matches. I’ve written illustrated novels on them and published a number of them decades ago and realize they have their place in the combative women genre. And over the years there have been some damn fine artists who have created some great mixed matches, many of which I have presented to my viewers.
But all that has changed with this superb talent out of Cape Town, South Africa. About a decade ago he was commissioned to do a series of 25 renderings for a paid web site called Studio AD.  He made sure to add their identifying logo ‘AD Sports’ on those pictures.  Anyway, I stumbled upon one of his mixed match pictures on DA.
So I sent him a note which follows:

“Ash, your render of a boxing mixed match is the equal of the very finest of fighting mixed matches, or unmixed matches for that matter, that I have ever seen.
I should know because I feature such M/F (Male/Female) fistic combat on my DA Main Site and my Group site. You are a great talent and as such I feel you should get more DA exposure. So here is what I propose.  I would like to upload and write a review for every one of those 25 renderings that you did of that series and present them to my DA viewers, one at a time. I will, of course, give you full credit, link each one of your renders to your site, and let the viewers know that you are taking commissions etc. If you would, please send me all 25 panels of that mixed match artwork as attachments to me via e-mail.
I have a prestige DA Site (drewhammond) as well as a prestige DA Group Site (CombativeWomen) and would be honored if you would allow me to display your remarkable works on both of them. Drew.”
To which he replied:

“Goodday Drew. I hope you are well. At present I unfortunately cannot send you all 25 shots at one time as they were part of a paid commission.  I will however send you 6 of the best ones and email them to you soon. I will make the selection – A mix.  As well as some of other fights, etc. I will be in touch soon. Cheers mate, regards, Ash.”

That was then and this is now, and now means he has sent me all 25.  This because Ash created the original artwork and as such still holds the artistic copyrights.
After all this time he feels that the ‘Studio AD’ website has had plenty of time to display his works, and now it should be shared by me, and in turn my DA viewers.  In addition, Ashley has become a good friend of mine and as such I have his written permission to upload his pictures and do writeups.

Now to this, the twentieth (20) render to be uploaded:

Current Title:  ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: Sitting Pretty – Sorta’.  Rendering by: artdude41. 
This is the 20th of the 25 panels – So we’re at more than three fourths of our way through this match - Try 80%.
So far both boxers have answered the bell, then walked to center ring; after that the male fighter took the initiative by lashing out with a blow to his opponent’s great looking body.
She then returned the favor by hitting him in the jaw.
He then recovered and had gone on the offensive with a straight left counter punch to her jaw.  Knocking her to the canvas.  
From which she had arisen and was taking a standing eight count from the Referee.
Eventually sitting on a stool in her corned, deep in thought about answering the bell for the next round.  
Not one to give up so easily, she answered the bell for the next round a caught her opponent with a surprise punch to his jaw.
He recovered and eventually nailed her in the jaw, knocking her once again to the canvas.  
Then she regain her feet and continued fighting.  
Now the round is over and she is sitting on her corner stool, waiting for the next round to finish him off.  Or so she hopes.  And that is where we are at present.
In the past, with an earlier render I titled: ‘Archive Artdude41 MMB: And So It Begins – Answering The Bell’, I introduced it with some stanzas by Shakespeare: LINK:  

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Archive Artdude41-MMB:And So It Begins by drewhammond


‘I go, and it is done.
The bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan.
For it is a knell.
That summons thee to heaven.
Or to hell’.      Shakespeare:  ‘Macbeth’.    

Then continued with:  There is that cliché: ‘To begin a journey takes that first step’.  In boxing lingo it’s: ‘Answering The Bell’ for that next round – And it means to move forward without hesitation.  If an opponent, who is also walking forward, detects any sign of hesitation he, or she, will immediately pounce.  

And finally, here is the visual link to that initial picture of this upcoming visual drama of mixed match boxing which I uploaded on September 27, 2017.
I titled it: ‘Archive Artdude41: MMB – Entrance Of A Modern Gladiatrix’: LINK:

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Archive Artdude41:MMB-Entrance-Modern Gladiatrix by drewhammond


There is precedent.  And it goes back a long ways:
2,000 years ago in the Roman Colosseum (The Latin spelling), and elsewhere throughout the Roman Empire, they held fights to the death between Male Gladiators.  They also, but these were rare, they held the same kind of battles between female Gladiators, who were called: ‘Gladiatrix’.
Depicted here is a woman who is bringing the same kind of combative courage into a boxing ring, which, in its roped in area, displays one of the most brutal of sports: Boxing, for all the arena’s public to view.
And she will be fighting her male equivalent – A modern day Gladiator.
Both understand that this battle will be a fight to the finish, but this finish will not be terminal – As in days of old.

Now some background of the compete series:
Title: ‘Archive Artdude41: Mixed Match Boxing’.
This is the fundamental title.  It is a pictorial story of a woman fighting a man in a ‘Fight To The Finish’ boxing match.  Total number of images: 25.  Each of the 25 panels is a complete rendering of epic proportions.  It is simply a series of masterworks, one after another, and has a knockout of a finish – Both literally and figuratively.
It takes place in a public arena.

There’s more:
Years ago, Ashley Martin was commissioned to do a series of pictures for a company called: ‘SublimeSavergy.com.’  It was run by a good friend of mine Andrew Moore who once had a DA Main Site he called: ‘umbongo6’.  But he closed it down.
In addition he once created a website for a company called: ‘SublimeSavagery.com’.  This is the site he used to sell illustrated female fight stories.  However, Andy closed that website down too.  All of those pictorial stories were transferred to a website called: ‘Lulu’.  
Within Lulu there is a store called: ‘Sublime Savagery’ and that is where these stories can be purchased.  
Here is the link to that store:  LINK:  www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&…

Here is the background for this series that can be purchased in Lulu:
‘Title: Bare Knuckle Babes’.  ‘In the early morning privacy of a garage, two uptown girls strip down to only panty hose for a head-knocking bare knuckle grudge match.  It's brutal Blonde on Brunette action – From the start to its knockout of a finish.
This is an agreed upon war – A ‘Fight To The Finish’ – This.  They will punch away at each other until one quits or is knocked out.’
As mentioned before, Andy was a good friend of mine and early on I commissioned him to do some pictures for me.  I also have his written permission to upload his works and do an extensive writeup with each one.  There’s a however to all this.  Most of these illustrated stories have a running commentary describing the action. Similar to the illustrated novels I wrote decades ago and published under my ‘Brand X Publishing’ nameplate.  As a fellow writer, I feel I should extend a professional courtesy to the man and his writing by being fair to him and will only upload the pictures and not include the commentary.  To get the complete package a viewer will have to order it from the store.  Trust me in this, they are well worth the small fee.

Now, the basic difference between boxing with padded gloves versus bare fists, is a boxing glove will stun the head and body, while a bare fist will sting a face and sink deep into a body.  It’s the difference between stun and hurt.  And these two fistfighters want to hurt the other – Bad.
The overall title for this series of pictures is: ‘Bare Knuckle Babes’.  Concerning each specific render, the titling was left up to me.  So for this exact picture to fit into this ‘Archive Folder’ I needed to change the basic title to: ‘Archivee Artdude41: Bare Knuckle Babes FistFight – Counter Punch’.
The following is my reasoning about this title change:
Starting with: ‘Archivee’.  I changed the spelling of ‘Archive’ into ‘Archivee’ to differentiate this Artdude41 series from his other series that I’ve already uploaded or will upload onto my DA Main Site.
However, this render will go into this ‘Archive Folder’ which will eventually hold all of his best works depicting combative women.
Next is: ‘Artdude41’, the name of his DA website.
After that describing who these fighters are and what type of fistic combat are they doing:  ‘Bare Knuckle Babes FistFight’.
Concluding with what’s currently happening: ‘Counter Punch’.
In this ‘Archive Series’ there will be times when I have to modify or change one of Ash’s titles, and this is one of those times.  But what I won’t change is my opinion of his artistic genius.
And that is all I need to say about this new title at this time.

About the artist:  His name is Ashley Martin and I have set up an ‘Archive’ folder in my ‘DA Main Site’ (drewhammond) to collect all in one place the best works of Ashley.
The title of that archive folder is: ‘Best Of Ash Martin – Artdude41’.  Ashley’s friends call him ‘Ash’, and the name of his Main DA Site is: ‘Artdude41’, which is the DA website that Ash has created to display a portion of his continuous output of remarkable pictures.  And this specific work of art is 'In Deed' one the best by this excellent artist.

Here’s some background on the artist:
This superb talent lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and as I mentioned before he goes by the name of Ash.
The following is one of his works that he sent to me back then. He titled it ‘Box Match 5’, which is a ‘working title’. If I were to give it a final title it would be: The Ecstasy Of Battle’. As a writer I choose my words carefully and here is why I chose ecstasy. By definition: ‘A state of overwhelming emotion. Rapturous delight.’ In this picture the artist makes visual ‘Rapturous Delight’, and that is the feeling a boxer gets when she has let loose a perfectly delivered hard hitting punch that slams into the ‘sweet spot’ of an opponent. And that spot is the chin. The other part of the definition is the ‘State Of Overwhelming Emotion’ she’ll experience when she sees and hears the Referee announce: “Ten”, the result of her drop to the canvas sweet spot shot.
What really impresses me is his ability of using 3D software and converting it into images of photographic quality. I especially like his technique of a photographic panorama shot of the ring and arena. By the way he has named the Gladiatrix ‘Daisy’, and the Gladiator ’Honeyboy Floyd Junior’.  That picture I titled: 'The Ecstasy Of Battle'.

To sum up, he simply creates flat out masterpieces of mixed match boxing.  Which he produces on a regular basis.  His imagination, attention to detail, artistic craftsmanship, and sense of humor in some of his works, are superb. That note to him was sent way back in 2009, and since then I’ve gotten his written permission to upload a great number of his pictures and here is another great one to go into the 'Archive Folder'.
I consider him one of the finest artists in all of DA, and while there are a few who, in their own artistic style, equal Ash, there are none who surpass him.
When it comes to fighters, this artist is pretty even handed when it comes to mixed matches or fem vs fem battles.

In conclusion, over the years there have been a number of renders that Ash has created and they have been uploaded on both my DA Main Site and my DA Group Site (‘CombativeWomen’) and eventually here they shall all reside.

In my DA Main Site: ‘drewhammond’ I have a number of folders, and as such each folder will have a full size avatar as its logo.
When selecting an avatar for a group folder it has to be the best of the best because it will represent all of the other renders in that folder.  That is why I have chosen this one, as I consider it a masterpiece in representing both the imagination and attention to detail that Ashley (Ash) brings to all his works. This astonishing picture is of a character he named: ‘Merriam’, a Cavewoman of stunning beauty who is standing on the edge of a cliff, while defiantly taking on all those dinosaurs armed only with a knife.  She will not go gentle into that good night, nor be driven off the edge of that precipice without a fight.  The grim determination on the face of Merriam sealed the deal on my choosing this render as the avatar, for this is a battle that will be terminal.
Alas, for her.
To that end, this will be the avatar of my 'DA Main Site' folder titled: ‘Best Of Artdude41', in which all of his renders will eventually reside. 

Except to add, he does commissions and this is the link to his 'Artdude41' DA Site: LINK: www.deviantart.com/artdude41
There is also a website called: 'Erotic Illusions' which contains most of his artwork.  Here is the link:  LINK: ad41.eroticillusions.com/
He is also on a Yahoo website where he features updates and discussions of new projects.  
Here is the avatar of the logo of his DA ‘Artdude41’ site: LINK:  :iconartdude41:

In conclusion the following is brutally apropos if a boxer finds herself flat on the canvas, so exhausted, pained about face and body, her brain dazed to such a degree, that she is unable to beat the count.  
At the start of the boxing match, with the clang of the bell signaling ‘And So It Begins’; has now ended at the countup to ‘Ten’: ‘And So It Ends’:

‘All the world's a stage.
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
His acts being seven ages.
And so he plays his part.
Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history.
Mere oblivion.
Sans teeth.
Sans eyes.
Sans taste.
Sans everything.’    Shakespeare: ‘As You Like It’.

‘Nuff said.
Drew.

But there will be more.
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