Regina Halmich

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Regina Halmich
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Real name Regina Halmich
Rated at Flyweight
Nationality German
Born (1976-11-22) 22 November 1976 (age 38)
Karlsruhe, West Germany
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 56
Wins 54
Wins by KO 16
Losses 1
Draws 1
No contests 0

Regina Halmich (born 22 November 1976) is a female boxer from Germany. Halmich is among the most successful female boxers of all time, and helped popularise female boxing in Europe.

Amateur career[edit]

Halmich was German champion in kickboxing as an amateur in 1992, 1993 and 1994, a year in which she also earned the European title.

Professional career[edit]

As a professional, she has boxed in the Jr. Flyweight, Flyweight, Jr. Bantamweight, Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. Halmich has been the WIBF's world champion at the Jr. Flyweight, Flyweight and Super Flyweight division. Halmich made her professional debut on 4 March 1994, in her hometown of Karlsruhe, defeating Fienie Klee of the Netherlands.

Regina Halmich has defeated several quality boxers along her career. She defended her Flyweight title with success against Delia Gonzalez, Yvonne Caples, Johanna Peña-Álvarez[1]and numerous others, once only with a draw against Elena Reid. She also faced Daisy Lang, against whom she won in a fight for the vacant IWBF world Super Flyweight title.

On 15 January 2005, she defeated Marylin Hernandez by a ten round unanimous decision defending the world Flyweight title. On 16 April 2005 she also defeated Hollie Dunaway in ten rounds defending her title. In her 50th professional fight, she has defended the title against Maria Jesus Rosa from Spain. She now holds the title for more than ten years. In December 2005 she won the rematch against Elena Reid.

On 9 September 2006 Halmich won her 53rd pro fight, defeating Ria Ramnarine of Trinidad and Tobago by TKO in the sixth round. Her pro boxing record now stands at 52 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.

Halmich faced Reka Krempf of Hungary on 13 January 2007 at the Brandberg Arena in Halle (Saale), defeating her by a unanimous decision for the 44th successful title defense.

Retirement[edit]

Halmich announced her retirement after her farewell fight on 30 November 2007, in which she beat Hagar Finer by majority decision (96–94, 97–94, 95–95).

Outside the ring[edit]

In addition to her boxing career, Halmich has branched out into the world of business as well, as she became one of the first women boxers to have her own line of cosmetics. She has posed as a model for some German magazines and websites. Halmich became famous on German television with a promotional fight against German TV host Stefan Raab, in his show TV Total in March 2001. The fight was rather chaotic, the referee intended to end it more than once because he felt that Stefan Raab's health was in danger, but show host Raab kept convincing him to continue the fight. Although Halmich broke Stefan Raab's nose during the fight, he at least managed to go the distance with her. A second fight between these two took place in 2007, and Halmich won again.

International recognition[edit]

She is not a stranger to American boxing fans, and, in 1996, American boxing publication Ring Magazine published the first of a number of articles about her in that magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Las mujeres en boxeo" (in Spanish). Las mujeres en boxeo. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 

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Preceded by
Delia Gonzalez (Vacated)
WIBF World Super Flyweight Champion
25 November, 1994–1999 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Daisy Lang
Preceded by
Yvonne Trevino (Vacated)
WIBF World Flyweight Champion
10 June 1995 – 7 December 2007(Vacated)
Succeeded by
Susi Kentikian
Preceded by
Delia Gonzalez (Vacated)
WIBF World Light Flyweight Champion
10 July 1999–2002/2003 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Maria Jesús Rosa