Patricia Demick

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Patricia Demick
Born January 26, 1972
Viña del Mar, Chile
Nationality American
Occupation boxer

Patricia Demick (born January 26, 1972 in Viña del Mar, Chile) is a female boxer who made history by becoming Chile's first world boxing champion ever, including male boxing.[1]

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

While she is better known as a boxer, she has also posed as a model for various magazines, often wearing sports bikinis and boxing gloves. This has, in turn, made her kind of an unlikely sex symbol to her fans in Chile, and to women's boxing fans in the United States.[2]

Patricia Demick became an American citizen after marrying her American trainer.

Demick's professional boxing career began on March 26, 1999, when she knocked out experienced Karen Rios in the first round, at Hialeah, Florida. She won her next two fights, also by knockout.

After winning her first three fights by knockout, Demick and her managing team felt it was time to step up in her opposition's quality level, so Demick fought Puerto Rican Daisy Ocasio and former world champion Marsha Valley, losing back to back six round unanimous decisions to them.

After three more wins, she received her first world title try: On June 16, 2001, she fought Valerie Henin in Anchorage, Alaska, for the WIBF world Welterweight title. The fight was declared a draw (tie) after ten rounds, but the scoring was controversial; many fans that saw the fight thought Demick deserved the decision.

Her next fight would prove to be even more controversial. She challenged Karla Redo for the WIBA's world Welterweight title, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Demick became world champion by accident, as she was declared the fight's winner after eight rounds.

Demick made history for Chilean boxing that night, but her joy only lasted a few hours, because it was discovered that the judges had added their scorecards wrongly, therefore, Demick ultimately ended up losing the fight by an eight round decision.

Boxing, as shallow as it might seem to outside observers, has certain protocol rules. In women's boxing, anyone who has held a world title, no matter for how long, has to be recognized as a world champion by outsiders. Therefore, although Demick really lost that fight and lasted only a few hours as an official world champion, she has to be recognized as such by boxing fans, commentators and writers alike.

acknowledgments[edit]

Demick went on to win two of the next three fights she had since that fight took place.

She currently holds a record of 8 wins, 4 losses, and one draw, with 5 knockout wins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patricia Demick". Women's Boxing Archive Network. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Patricia Demick". SexyAthletes.net. Retrieved 13 December 2010.