Ashley in 2005
|Rated at||Super Bantamweight|
|Height||5 ft 4.5 in (163.8 cm)|
August 23, 1967 |
|Wins by KO||4|
Alicia Ashley (born August 23, 1967) is a women's boxing participant who is the former WBC female world super bantamweight champion. Ashley is a Jamaican-American. Born in Jamaica, she moved to the United States at a young age. She is the younger sister of chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley and former world kickboxing champion Devon Ashley.
Ashley began her professional boxing career on January 29, 1999, defeating Lisa Howarth by a six round split decision, at Atlantic City, New Jersey. On her second professional boxing fight, held at Halifax, Canada, she suffered her first defeat, when she was outpointed over six rounds by Doris Hackl on June 20 of that year.
After her first three fights, she took a seven-month hiatus from boxing, but on February 11, 2000, she returned, losing by an eight round decision to Mexico's Laura Serrano, also in Tunica. After splitting her two next fights, she met "Downtown Leona Brown": on June 29, she beat Brown on points over eight rounds at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Next, she fought Kelsey Jeffries, who, until that bout had lost only one of her nine fights. On September 3, Ashley beat Jeffries by a six round unanimous decision in Nevada.
Her next fight, fought on February 23 of that year, was also her first world title try, when she and Jeffries were rematched with the vacant IWBF world Featherweight title on the line. Ashley became a world champion by defeating Jeffries, this time by a ten round split decision, at New Jersey.
Ashley then went down in weight, returning to the Super Bantamweight division. On November 15, she defeated Marcela Acuña by a ten round split decision in Córdoba, Argentina, to win the WIBF's vacant world Super Bantamweight title. But this decision win was controversial (the fight was scored 96-94 by two judges for Ashley, and 97-95 by the third for Acuña), and the WIBF ordered an immediate rematch between the two women fighters. On June 14, 2003, she and Acuña met again, this time at Buenos Aires. The second time around, Ashley retained the title with a ten round unanimous decision.
After winning two fights in New York City, Ashley won the vacant WBC female super bantamweight title via a unanimous decision at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx on July 23, 2011. on 2016 Oct 01 in dort federal event center in Flint Michigan Alicia Ashley loss her title to Fatuma zarika by split decision
As of July 2011, Ashley has never lost a fight by knockout.
Professional boxing record
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|23 Wins (4 knockouts), 10 Losses, 1 Drawn|
|Win||22-10-1||Grecia Nova||TKO||7 (8)||2014-11-08||Karibe Convention Center, Petionville, Haiti|
|Loss||21-10-1||Jackie Nava||MD||10||2014-09-06||Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Loss WBC female super bantamweight title|
|Win||21-9-1||Nohime Dennisson||TKO||6 (6)||2014-05-21||Five Star Banquet, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA|
|Win||20-9-1||Zenny Sotomayor||TKO||5 (10)||2013-10-23||Las Pulgas, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico||Retain WBC female super bantamweight title|
|Win||19-9-1||Chanttall Martinez||UD||10||2013-04-20||Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama||Retain WBC female super bantamweight title|
|Win||18-9-1||Maria Elena Villalobos||UD||10||2012-03-17||Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro , Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico||Retain WBC female super bantamweight title|
|Win||17-9-1||Christina Ruiz||UD||10||2011-07-23||Hunts Point Produce Market, Bronx, New York, USA||Won vacant WBC female super bantamweight title|
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- "Chess For Success". npr.org. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
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- Leroy Brown (July 25, 2011). "Jamaica's Ashley lifts WBC title". The Gleaner. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011.