Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vonda Ward

Vonda Ward (born March 16, 1973 in Macedonia, Ohio) is a female boxer who was also a well known NCAA basketball player.

After a broken leg cut her professional basketball career short, Ward turned her attention to boxing.
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Ward's boxing debut occurred on January 15, 2000, when she knocked out Faye Steffen in round one at LaPorte, Indiana. Her first four fights all ended in first round knockout wins for Ward.
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On May 8, 2004, Ward fought a nationally televised championship bout with Ann Wolfe in Biloxi, Mississippi. At one minute and eight seconds of the first round, Wolfe hit Ward with a right to the chin, leaving Ward motionless on the floor for a few minutes. This first round knockout defeat caused her to lose her title and her undefeated status. Ward had a neck concussion because she hit the canvas with her neck when she fell, and she was hospitalized after this bout.
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Nationality United States American
Birth date March 16, 1973 (1973-03-16) (age 37)
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 22
Wins by KO 17
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Holly Holm

Holly Holm (born October 17, 1981 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) is a female boxer fighting in the welterweight division.

She currently holds several welterweight titles and is highly regarded as the best female welterweight in the world. She also has been named Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006. She is a big draw in her home town of Albuquerque having all but 3 of her fights there and one of her fights outside her home state of New Mexico.

Rated at Welterweight
Height 5'8
Nationality United States American
Birth date October 17, 1981 (1981-10-17) (age 28)

Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 26
Wins by KO 7
Losses 1
Draws 3
No contests 0

Mary Jo Sanders

Mary Jo Sanders (born January 13, 1974, in Auburn Hills, Michigan) is a female professional boxer. She is also daughter of NFL Hall of Famer, Charlie Sanders.

In a highly anticipated bout with Holly Holm, Sanders hyped for title fight | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press, Sanders lost a dominating decision.

Her record is currently 25 wins, 8 by knockout, with 1 defeat.


Rated at Middleweight
Height 5'7
Nationality United States American
Birth date January 13, 1974 (1974-01-13) (age 36)

Boxing record
Total fights 26
Wins 25
Wins by KO 8
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift is an American country pop singer-songwriter and actress.

In 2008, her albums sold a combined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009's 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan lists Swift as the top-selling digital artist in music history with over 24.3 million digital tracks sold. To date, she has sold over ten million albums worldwide.

* Taylor Swift (2006)
* Fearless (2008)

* Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007)
* Beautiful Eyes (2008)

Video albums
* CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard (2008)

Jessica Chobot

Jessica Chobot (née Jessica Lynn Horn) is an American on-camera host and staff writer for the website IGN.com.

Jessica Chobot became an overnight internet sensation when a tongue-in-cheek modeling photo of her licking the Sony PSP appeared online in 2005. The photo has been widely parodied since, even appearing on Sony-branded advertising.
Supplementing her love of videogames is an obsession with Japanese culture, specifically anime and manga. In 2006 Chobot was hired full-time by IGN.com to take over hosting responsibilities for the network's IGN Weekly show which is no longer running. Her segments included stand-up introductions as well as "woman-on-the-street" pieces. She now[when?] hosts a daily show entitled , "IGN Daily Fix", the first episode aired March 23, 2009. While Chobot is the main host of the show Fran Mirabella and more commonly Daemon Hatfield have been known to host as well. The show does a weekly Friday giveaway asking questions about random fun video facts, the winner receiving a video game. In addition, she contributes columns, features and reviews and her IGN blog is one of the most visited on the site. Chobot is also a former contributor to FHM UK, Mania.com and has made multiple appearances on G4's "Filter" and "Attack of the Show." She has also hosted a videogame preview segment for Fuel TV’s, “The Daily Habit,” and co-hosts on Lifeskool TV’s, “Gamer’s Dojo.” She also contributes as a weekly guest on Maxim Radio, where she answers caller questions for an hour each Monday.[citation needed]

Chobot has appeared on commercials for ADV’s Anime Network On Demand cable station, lent her likeness to Symbiote Studios Toy Company for two limited-edition anime-style sculptures. In addition, she has modeled for the J!NX female gamers clothing line. In 2006-2007, she co-wrote a sci-fi script with writer/director/creator of Tron, Steven Lisberger, for Soul Code. Current collaborations include an anime-style collectible figurine in development with Symbiote Studios, a representative of JiNX.com women's apparel line. Chobot is also writing the "Ask Jess, Dammit!" blog for Maxim.She was named the 88th most desirable woman of 2008 by AskMen magazine and 14th hottest woman of business 2009 by Business Pundit.

Chevelle Hallback

Chevelle Hallback is a female boxer from Tampa, Florida. Hallback, nicknamed "Fist of Steel", has been featured on television many times, usually fighting the biggest names in the sport. Hallback is among the most recognized female boxers in the world.

Hallback began her professional boxing career on February 21, 1997, beating Connie Plosser by a first round knockout in Miami. In just her second fight, Hallback faced Lucia Rijker, who many considered the best pound-for-pound female boxer in the world at the time. Hallback was defeated by Rijker on March 22, losing by a fifth round technical knockout. Although she lost the fight, Hallback gave Rijker some trouble before Rijker's experience and conditioning edge took over.

Next, Hallback faced the ex-welterweight champ Mitzi Jeter twice in a row, beating her each time by six round unanimous decisions. On May 31, 2003, she met Britt Van Buskirk, winning by a six round decision, and Brenda Drexel for a fourth time, defeating Drexel by a six round decision.

On November 18, 2005, in Edmonton Alberta Canada, Hallback won a 10-round unanimous decision over Belinda Laracuente, defending her WIBA title.
Hallback has a record of 25 wins and 4 losses, with 1 draw, and 11 knockout wins.

Nationality United States United States
Date of birth September 3, 1971
Height 1.69 m (5 '7 ")
Featherweight to lightweight

Professional Fighting 36
27 Wins
Wins by KO 11
Loses 6
Draws 2
No decision 1
Designations World champion featherweight WIBF (1998)
World champion WIBA super featherweight (2004-2005)
World champion lightweight IFBA (2008)

Lucia Rijker

Lucia Rijker (born December 6, 1967) is a Dutch professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress.

Rijker has been on the cover of numerous magazines including Inside Kung Fu. As a professional boxer, she has won the WIBF Welterweight Title, and has beaten name fighters such as Marcela Acuña (5th-round K.O.; Acuña was 0-1 going into the fight, and 19-4 as of June 2005), and Deborah "Sunshine" Fettkether (10th-round decision; Fettkether was 8-4-3 going in).

After winning her first 14 fights, but failing to secure a match with Martin, Rijker stepped away from boxing in 1999 to pursue a career in Hollywood. She co-starred as Billie 'The Blue Bear' in 2004's Oscar-winning, female boxer-based film Million Dollar Baby. She was also featured in the documentary film Shadow Boxers. She played a minor role in Rollerball (2002 film) and had a brief cameo in the season 2 finale of The L Word as Dana's trainer. She returned to The L Word in Season 5 as Dusty, Helena's cellmate in prison. Rijker also played a Romulan communications officer in the film Star Trek. Rijker also auditioned for the role of the female terminator in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and was one of three finalists.

Rijker stated that although not retired as a professional boxer, she would only consider one more fight - about with Laila Ali.
She remains busy giving lectures and seminars to athletes and people from all walks of life to perform their best, while still maintaining her top physical form and a strict diet.

Jeannine Garside

Jeannine Garside (born April 14, 1978) is a rising star in the sport of women's boxing. After a long and distinguished amateur career, Garside has made her presence felt as a professional, winning the WIBA Super Bantamweight World Title in just her 4th pro bout.

Garside began boxing as an amateur in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada after seeing Christy Martin fight Deirdre Gogarty on a Mike Tyson undercard in March 1996. Jeannine was the British Columbia champion in 1998 and 1999 and was named British Columbia Boxer of the Year in 1998.Jeannine finished her amateur boxing career with an impressive 40-5 record.

age 31
division featherweight
height 5′ 5½″ / 166cm
nationality Canada

won 8 (KO 3) + lost 3 (KO 0) + drawn 1 = 12
rounds boxed 90 KO% 25

Monday, March 29, 2010

Åsa Maria Sandell

Åsa Maria Sandell (born January 24, 1967) is a Swedish journalist and professional super middleweight boxer.

Sandell was born in Hovsta in Örebro County, and has a university degree in journalism and literature. As of 2004, she lives in Malmö and works as editor at the Culture section at the newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad, based in nearby Helsingborg. She was European champion in 2000 and has been Swedish champion a few times. She met Laila Ali on December 17, 2005 in the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, but the judges controversially decided that she had lost on points after five rounds.
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division middleweight
height 6′ 1″ / 185cm
nationality Sweden

won 6 (KO 3) + lost 3 (KO 2) + drawn 2 = 11
rounds boxed 50 KO% 27.27

Ann Wolfe

Ann Wolfe is a female boxer who held world titles in four different weight classes simultaneously. Wolfe is regarded by many within the sport as the hardest puncher in the history of women's boxing.
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Wolfe made her professional debut by beating Brenda Lee Bell by a four round decision. Her first loss came four fights later, when she was knocked out in three rounds by veteran and future world champion Valerie Mahfood.
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Wolfe beat Vienna Williams by a ten round decision to win her first world title, the IFBA Jr. Middleweight title. She beat Gina Nicholas by knockout in three to win the vacant WIBA Light Middleweight title. She then proceeded to beat Shirvelle Williams by knockout in one round on a non title bout.
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birth date 1971-01-17
division super middleweight
height 5′ 9″ / 175cm
nationality United States
won 24 (KO 16) + lost 1 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 26
Height 1.75 m (5 '9 ")
rounds boxed 115 KO% 61.54
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