Ava Knight

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Ava Knight
BornAva Michelle Knight-Salicka
(1988-08-15) August 15, 1988 (age 31)
Chico, California, United States
Other namesLady of Boxing[1]
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight123 lb (56 kg; 8.8 st)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach70.0 in (178 cm)
StyleBoxing
StanceOrthodox
Years active2007–present
Professional boxing record
Total26
Wins19
By knockout5
Losses2
By knockout0
Draws5
Mixed martial arts record
Total2
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
Websitehttp://www.officialavaknight.com/
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ava Knight (born (1988-08-15)August 15, 1988) is an American female boxer. She has competed professionally since 2007 and is the current women's WBC champion.[2][3]

Boxing career[edit]

Knight has won the WBC diamond belt international boxing title.[4][5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Knight made her MMA debut against Shannon Goughary at Bellator 228 on September 28, 2019.[6] She won the fight by TKO in the third round.

Knight faced Emilee King at Bellator 238 on January 25, 2020.[7] She lost the bout via first round submission.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
26 fights 19 wins 2 losses
By knockout 5 0
By decision 14 2
Draws 5
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
26 Win 19–2–5 Colombia Luna del Mar Torroba UD 8, 2:00 Nov 1, 2019 United States Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV, USA
25 Win 18–2–5 United States Crystal Hoy UD 8, 2:00 May 17, 2019 United States FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN, USA
24 Draw 17–2–5 Colombia Luna del Mar Torroba TD 3, 0:30 Feb 9, 2019 United States Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, NV, USA
23 Win 17–2–4 Mexico Mayela Perez UD 6, 2:00 Dec 7, 2018 United States Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV, USA
22 Win 16–2–4 Mexico Nancy Franco UD 6, 2:00 Sept 22, 2018 United States Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV, USA
21 Win 15–2–4 United States Leesa Daniels UD 6, 2:00 Jul 21, 2018 United States FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN, USA ABF USA Female bantamweight title
20 Win 14–2–4 Mexico Judith Rodriguez UD 8, 2:00 Apr 23, 2016 Mexico Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
19 Draw 13–2–4 Mexico Jasseth Noriega SD 6, 2:00 Feb 20, 2016 Mexico Lobo Dome, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
18 Win 13-2-3 Mexico Guadalupe Martinez Guzman UD 10, 2:00 Nov 13, 2014 United States Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington, USA WBC International female flyweight title
17 Loss 12-2-3 Mexico Ibeth Zamora Silva UD 10, 2:00 Oct 26, 2013 Mexico Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca, Mexico WBC World female light flyweight title
16 Win 12-1-3 Mexico Linda Soto UD 10, 2:00 May 11, 2013 Mexico Deportivo Agustín Ramos Millan, Toluca, Mexico WBC Silver female flyweight title & WBC Diamond female flyweight title
15 Win 11-1-3 Mexico Susana Vazquez UD 10, 2:00 Jan 26, 2013 Mexico Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua, Mexico WBC Silver female flyweight title
14 Win 10-1-3 Mexico Mariana Juarez UD 10, 2:00 Oct 13, 2012 Mexico Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico WBC Diamond female flyweight title
13 Win 9-1-3 Mexico Susana Vazquez UD 10, 2:00 Jun 30, 2012 Mexico Auditorio Centenario, Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico IBF World female flyweight title
12 Win 8-1-3 Mexico Vacharaporn Prachumchai TKO 10, 1:00 Mar 31, 2012 Mexico Gimnasio Auditorio, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico IBF World female flyweight title
11 Win 7-1-3 Mexico Arely Mucino KO 2, 0:45 Oct 29, 2011 Mexico Palenque de la Feria, Colima, Colima, Mexico IBF World female flyweight title
10 Draw 6-1-3 United States Kaliesha West SD 10, 2:00 Jun 18, 2011 United States Sports Arena, Pico Rivera, California, USA WBO World female bantamweight title
9 Win 6-1-2 Mexico Gloria Salas KO 1, 1:55 Jan 14, 2011 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
8 Loss 5-1-2 Mexico Ana Maria Torres UD 10, 2:00 Aug 29, 2009 Mexico Ciudad Deportiva, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico WBC World female super flyweight title
7 Win 5-0-2 United States Kaliesha West UD 8, 2:00 Nov 18, 2008 United States Table Mountain Casino, Friant, California, USA IFBA North American bantamweight title
6 Win 4-0-2 Canada Noriko Kariya KO 5, 0:20 Jul 31, 2008 United States Schuetzen Park, North Bergen, New Jersey, USA
5 Draw 3-0-2 United States Elena Reid PTS 6, 2:00 Jun 12, 2008 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
4 Win 3-0-1 United States Sharon Gaines UD 6, 2:00 Feb 9, 2008 United States Aquarius Hotel, Laughlin, Nevada, USA
3 Draw 2-0-1 United States Jodie Esquibel MD 4, 2:00 Jan 11, 2008 United States Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 Win 2-0 United States Katarina De la Cruz KO 1, 1:19 Sep 20, 2007 United States Sagebrush Cantina, Calabasas, California
1 Win 1-0 United States Leonie Hall UD 4, 2:00 Aug 20, 2007 United States Colusa Casino Resort, Colusa, California

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
2 matches 1 win 1 loss
By knockout 1 0
By submission 0 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Emilee King Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 238 January 25, 2020 1 2:18 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 1–0 Shannon Goughary TKO (punch to the body) Bellator 228 September 28, 2019 3 1:46 Inglewood, California, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ava "The Lady of Boxing" Knight – Mayweather Promotions". mayweatherpromotions.com.
  2. ^ "Women's Boxing: Ava Knight Biography". wban.org. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  3. ^ "Women's Boxing: Cream of the Crop, Part I". ringtv.craveonline.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2016-03-27.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "San Francisco Bay View » Women boxers rise worldwide: an interview wit' flyweight champion Ava Knight". San Francisco Bay View.
  5. ^ "Ava Knight looking to promote women's boxing during Mayweather vs. Canelo - Pro Boxing Insider". Pro Boxing Insider.
  6. ^ "Former WBC, IBF boxing champion Ava Knight signs with Bellator, debuts next month". August 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Danny Segura (January 9, 2020). "Former boxing champion Ava Knight returns at Bellator 238". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ "Bellator 238 results: Live 'Cyborg vs Budd' streaming play-by-play updates". MMAMania.com. January 25, 2020. Retrieved January 25, 2020.

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