Ronda Rousey is an emerging superstar with cross-over appeal. None of the boxers calling out Rousey stand a chance at defeating her in an actual MMA fight. They simply desire, on Rousey’s coattails, a payday and exposure.
The only former or current boxers that have the fan base (greater than a regional attraction) deserving Rousey’s attention are Holly Holm and Cecilia Braekhus. Layla McCarter has cultivated a cult following in social media but drew friends and family only to a recent ten-round bout with Melissa Hernandez, who owns a similar following.
That said, I’m of the belief that women’s boxing is going to get another run on network television, mostly because of the popularity of Rousey.
Below is the greatest callout video of all-time.