Christy Martin (boxer)

Christy Martin
Christy Renea Martin (born June 12, 1968) is a former American world champion boxer and currently the CEO of Christy Martin Promotions.wikipedia
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Andrea DeShong

Andrea DeShong then beat Martin in a five-round decision.
Andrea DeShong (born March 16, 1962 in Mingo Junction, Ohio) is a former United States female boxer who is best remembered for defeating Christy Martin in Martin's fourth professional bout.

Laura Serrano

In her first title defense, she fought to a draw against debutante Laura Serrano in Las Vegas.
After a short appearance in two episodes of the Volver a empezar soap opera, she went to Las Vegas, and on a pay per view card she challenged Christy Martin for the world title.

Suzanne Riccio-Major

Martin then had nineteen consecutive wins, including two against Jamie Whitcomb and Suzanne Riccio-Major as well a rubber match win against Buchanan.
For her third bout, held on February 25, 1991, also at Bristol, she met young rising star Christy Martin, who dealt Riccio her first loss, beating her by a five-round decision.

Belinda Laracuente

Martin then won her next nine fights including wins against Belinda Laracuente, Sabrina Hall and Kathy Collins.
Facing world champion Christy Martin at the Félix Trinidad-David Reid Pay Per View undercard, Laracuente lost a decision in eight rounds, in a bout that HBO Boxing commentator Jim Lampley said that he thought Laracuente should have won by 78 to 74 on his unofficial score.

Laila Ali

In 2003 Martin fought Laila Ali and lost by a knockout in the fourth round.
Ali began boxing when she was 18 years old, after having first noticed women's boxing when watching a Christy Martin fight.

Marcela Acuña

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Martin won her next eight bouts including wins against Robinson, DeShong, Marcela Acuña and Isra Girgrah.
Acuña made her professional debut on 5 December 1997 against Christy Martin in Pompano Beach, Florida, on an undercard that was headlined by Johnny Tapia's world championship defense against Puerto Rico's Andy Agosto and which was shown nationally across the United States.

Lucia Rijker

In 2005 a fight with Lucia Rijker, entitled "Million Dollar Lady", was canceled because Rijker ruptured her Achilles during training.
After winning her first 14 fights, but failing to secure a match with Christy Martin, Rijker stepped away from boxing in 1999 to pursue a career in Hollywood.

World Boxing Council

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On October 15, 1993, Martin had her first title fight against Beverly Szymansky, for the WBC women's Jr. Welterweight world championship.
The WBC bolstered the legitimacy of women's boxing by recognizing fighters such as Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker as contenders for World Female titles in 16 weight divisions.

Isra Girgrah

Martin won her next eight bouts including wins against Robinson, DeShong, Marcela Acuña and Isra Girgrah.
Girgrah then faced Christy Martin on a pay per view televised match that formed part of an undercard that included the Trinidad-Waters and López-Sánchez bouts.

Sumya Anani

Martin lost her title in a 10-round decision loss to Sumya Anani in 1998.
On December 18, 1998, she fought boxing star Christy Martin and won the match, handing Martin her first defeat since November 1989.

Mullens, West Virginia

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Martin was born in Mullens, West Virginia with the name Christy Salters.

Mia St. John

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Martin won her next two fights by ten-round decisions against Lisa Holeywine and Mia St. John.
On December 6, 2002, St. John fought top boxer Christy Martin.

Deirdre Gogarty

Martin defended her title six more times, including a rematch with Szymansky, a fourth fight with Buchanan and defenses versus Melinda Robinson and Sue Chase, winning all of them, before the fight that many credit for putting women's boxing on the sports fans' radar took place: On March 16, 1996, she and Deirdre Gogarty fought what many consider a great fight, in front of Showtime cameras.
Gogarty then participated in the fight many credit as putting Female Boxing on the sports' fan page: she and Christy Martin faced each other in a six-round match that was televised by Showtime.

Concord University

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She attended Concord College in Athens, West Virginia on a basketball scholarship and earned a B.S. in education.

Holly Holm

On September 16, 2005, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Martin lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Holly Holm.

Amy Yuratovac

She then suffered her first loss to Christy Martin but rebounded with a win over Jasmine Davis.

Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame

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In 2016, she became the first female boxer inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
In 2016 Christy Martin became the first female boxer inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

Apopka, Florida

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The attack reportedly occurred after an argument in their Apopka home.

Athens, West Virginia

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She attended Concord College in Athens, West Virginia on a basketball scholarship and earned a B.S. in education.

Bachelor of Science

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She attended Concord College in Athens, West Virginia on a basketball scholarship and earned a B.S. in education.

Knockout

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Martin won a rematch with Buchanan one month later with a second round knockout.

Las Vegas Valley

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In her first title defense, she fought to a draw against debutante Laura Serrano in Las Vegas.

Showtime (TV network)

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Martin defended her title six more times, including a rematch with Szymansky, a fourth fight with Buchanan and defenses versus Melinda Robinson and Sue Chase, winning all of them, before the fight that many credit for putting women's boxing on the sports fans' radar took place: On March 16, 1996, she and Deirdre Gogarty fought what many consider a great fight, in front of Showtime cameras.

Sports Illustrated

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Martin got the decision, and after that bout, she began to gain more celebrity, even appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated once shortly afterwards.