Daisy Lang

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Daisy Lang
Daisy Lang.jpg
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Lady
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
NationalityBulgarian
BornDessislava Kirova
(1972-04-04) 4 April 1972 (age 49)
Sofia, Bulgaria
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins19
Wins by KO7
Losses3
Draws1
Martial Arts
ResidenceLos Angeles, USA
StyleTaekwondo
RankBlack Belt
Years active1994 – present
UniversityGerman Sport University Cologne
Notable school(s)National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski"
European Taekwondo Champion
World Karate Champion
World kickboxing Champion
European kickboxing Champion

Daisy Lang (born Dessislava Kirova on 4 April 1972) is a former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2004. She is a former three division world champion and was the first Bulgarian woman to capture a world title, having held the WIBF super-flyweight, bantamweight, and super-bantamweight titles between 1999 to 2004.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

As a child, Lang was involved in athletics and had great data on sprints in the 200 and 400 meters, but gave up the sport after she was forced, along with her teammates, to wait in sub-zero temperatures for her coach, who at times would not show up for training. She was attracted to sports and therefore practiced Judo, but a few years later she was attracted to Taekwondo. Before her boxing career, Lang competed as a martial artist. She is a black belt and a European champion in Taekwondo. She also was World Champion in karate 1995 in the U.S., European champion and World Champion in kickboxing.[3]

Daisy Lang earned physical therapy degrees at the National Sport Academy in Sofia,Bulgaria and continued her education at the German Sport University,Cologne.

Boxing career[edit]

Lang began boxing professionally in February 1996 in Germany. She lived in Dusseldorf and trained in Hamburg, where Universum Box-Promotion was based, she won her first three fights of her career in 1996, two of them by knockout. On 29 November 1997 Daisy lost against Michele Aboro in the six rounds fight. In February 1998, Daisy Lang won the vacant WIBF European Bantamweight title in ten rounds against Krisztina Horvai.[3]

After winning another fight by knockout in round 2, she defended her European championship belt against Anastasia Toktaulova on 27 March 1999. On 17 July of the same year, Lang became world champion with a victory against Gizella Papp in the battle for the vacant WIBF Super Flyweight title.[3]

From 1999 to 2002 Daisy Lang successfully defended her title against Sonia Pereira, Kathy Williams, Oana Jurma, Brenda Burnside, Nadia Debras, Michelle Sutcliffe and Réka Krempf. On 14 September 2002 she won against Lisa Foster in a fight for the GBU world Bantamweight championship in ten rounds.On 18 January 2003 Lang drew against Silke Weickenmeier in fight for the GBU Super banthamweight title,but won the rematch on 10 May with a majority decision in ten rounds. On 15 November 2003 she lost against Galina Ivanova in ten rounds, in a fight for the WIBF Super Flyweight title.[3]

In 2004, she won an 8-round match against Marian Pampuk of Hungary, but in her next match on 29 May 2004 she lost against Regina Halmich in a fight for the vacant IWBF Super Flyweight title, in ten rounds by unanimous decision. In October 2004 she won another fight by knockout Simone Suchiu in the third round.

Awards[edit]

  • 2016 Lifetime achievement award from the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame: "Hall of Heroes".[3]
  • The International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame USA (IWBHF) 2017 inductee.[3][4]
  • Hall of Honors Achievements in Martial Arts&Women Pro Boxing on 04.27.2018 and 2019, Munich.Germany.
  • AMAA Martial Arts Ambassador of the year on 06.28.2019, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Master Hall of Fame Inductee on 07.27.2019,Costa Mesa,CA.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

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Professional record summary
23 fights 19 wins 3 losses
By knockout 7 0
By decision 12 3
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
23 Win 19–3–1 Romania Simone Suciu TKO 4 (8) 16 Oct 2004 Germany Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany
22 Loss 18–3–1 Germany Regina Halmich UD 10 29 May 2004 Germany Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany For vacant IWBF super-flyweight title
21 Win 18–2–1 Hungary Mariann Pampuk PTS 8 2 Mar 2004 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
20 Loss 17–2–1 Bulgaria Galina Koleva Ivanova UD 10 15 Nov 2003 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany For WIBF super-flyweight title
19 Win 17–1–1 Germany Silke Weickenmeier MD 10 10 May 2003 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Won WIBF, and GBU super-bantamweight titles
18 Draw 16–1–1 Germany Silke Weickenmeier PTS 10 18 Jan 2003 Germany Grugahalle, Essen, Germany For WIBF, and GBU super-bantamweight titles
17 Win 16–1 United States Lisa Foster UD 10 14 Sep 2002 Germany Volkswagen Halle, Braunschweig, Germany Won WIBF, and GBU bantamweight titles
16 Win 15–1 Hungary Reka Krempf UD 10 6 Apr 2002 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
15 Win 14–1 United Kingdom Michelle Sutcliffe TD 7 (10) 29 Sep 2001 Germany Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
14 Win 13–1 France Nadia Debras UD 10 27 Jan 2001 Germany Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
13 Win 12–1 United States Brenda Burnside UD 10 14 Oct 2000 Germany Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
12 Win 11–1 Romania Oana Jurma TKO 3 (10) 13 May 2000 Germany Sartory Saale, Cologne, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
11 Win 10–1 Canada Kathy Williams UD 10 5 Feb 2000 Germany Rhein-Ruhr Halle, Duisburg, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
10 Win 9–1 Portugal Sonia Pereira UD 10 23 Oct 1999 Germany Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany Retained WIBF super-flyweight title
9 Win 8–1 Hungary Gizella Papp KO 8 (10) 17 Jul 1999 Germany Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany Won vacant WIBF super-flyweight title
8 Win 7–1 Russia Anastasia Toktaulova UD 10 27 Mar 1999 Germany Sartory-Saal, Cologne, Germany Retained WIBF European bantamweight title
7 Win 6–1 Portugal Sandra Podence KO 2 (6) 30 Jan 1999 Germany Stadthalle, Cottbus, Germany
6 Win 5–1 Hungary Krisztina Horvai UD 10 3 Oct 1998 Germany Prinz-Garden Halle, Augsburg, Germany Won vacant WIBF European bantamweight title
5 Win 4–1 France Valerie Rangheard KO 4 14 Feb 1998 Germany Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
4 Loss 3–1 United Kingdom Michele Aboro PTS 6 29 Nov 1997 Germany Rheinstrandhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Bresda Movotna KO 3 (6) 29 Aug 1996 Germany Essen, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Germany Nathalie Meiss PTS 6 6 Jul 1996 Germany Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Russia Darina Chakolaeva KO 3 27 Feb 1996 Germany Neuwied, Germany

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Frogmen Operation Stormbringer Anya
2006 Undisputed II: Last Man Standing Svetlana
2007 Lords of the Underworld Boxing Trainer
Missionary Man Biker Girl
2009 The Gold & the Beautiful Reeza
2015 DELKA: Stand-Up Tall or Fall Nina post-production
2017 Ashley and Red Blue Drop 1 episode
2018 This is Our Christmas Ntasha Hipsteiner

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Дейзи Ланг: От 5-годишна исках да стана световна шампионка по бокс". BTV (TV). bTV Media Group. 18 October 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Поредно световно признание за Дейзи Ланг". Стандарт news (Online). Стандарт. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Йочев, Костадин (13 June 2013). "Дейзи Ланг – бокс". Фрамар (Online). Фрамар. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Women's Boxing Hall of Fame takes place on Aug 30 in California". World Boxing News (Online). World Boxing News. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  5. ^ MENAFN. "Masters Hall of Fame Honors Woman's Boxing Legend Daisy The Lady Lang". menafn.com. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Boxing's Official Record Keeper". BoxRec.com. BoxRec. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Daisy Lang". IMDb.com. Amazon. Retrieved 8 January 2021.[unreliable source?]