Shondell Alfred

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Shondell Alfred (born 1 January 1981) is a professional boxer from Guyana. She is one of the first female boxers from that country.[citation needed] Much like Archie Moore and other boxers of the past, Alfred had managed to keep her age a secret, which is one of the reasons why she is nicknamed "The Mystery Lady".[citation needed]

Alfred is a considered by many to be a candidate to become Guyana's first women's boxing world champion.[weasel words] She holds the WIBA Iberian-American Bantamweight title. Apart from fighting in her home country, she has also boxed in other Caribbean countries, (Guyana, like Colombia, Surinam and Venezuela, is a South American country that is also regarded as a Caribbean country), as well as in Europe and North America.

Alfred made her professional boxing debut on February 19, 1999, beating Stephanie George by a four round decision at Georgetown. After two more four round decision wins, she went to Canada, where she would have her next two bouts: On June 9, 2000, she was stopped by Doris Hackl in the fourth round of a bout between undefeated fighters that was held in Halifax, and, on September 23, she suffered her second knockout loss in a row, defeated by Lisa Brown in two rounds at the Ontario location of Rama.

After losing to Brown, she returned home, where she defeated Joenette Toby on August 6, 2001, also by a four round decision. On December 26 of that year, she registered her first knockout win, defeating Adriana Francis in the first round.

Alfred then left boxing for a year and a half. When she returned, she flew to Barbados, where she scored her second first round knockout in a row, beating Vicki Boodram. Back home, a rematch with George awaited. The two fighters were now experienced and well known, and the rematch was eagerly awaited for by Guyanan boxing fans. On December 26, exactly two years to the date that Alfred scored her first knockout win, she outpointed George for the second time, this time over eight rounds.

Her next fight took Alfred to Europe. In that continent, she boxed Alexandra Mattheus on February 28, 2004. Alfred lost by a four round decision. The fight was held in Denmark.

Her next fight, against the well known Alicia Ashley, was held in Guyana, on March 27. Alfred was knocked down in round three, and, although she recuperated and lasted the eight round distance, she lost by an eight round decision.

Immediately after the fight with Ashley, Alfred was given her first chance at winning a championship. On November 22, she boxed Boodran in a rematch, for the WIBA Iberian-American Bantamweight title. The fight was held in Trinidad and Tobago. Alfred once again beat Boodram by knockout, this time in the third round.

After conquering that regional belt, a third fight with George was set, to be held on January 29, 2005. Their rubber match, however, was suspended and there are no future plans to carry that fight out.[citation needed]

Shondell Alfred has 8 wins and 4 losses, with 3 wins by knockout.

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