Hülya Şahin

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Hülya Şahin
Statistics
Real name Hülya Şahin
Nickname(s) Julia “Sunshine” Sahin
Weight(s) junior flyweight
Nationality Germany German
Turkey Turkish
Born (1974-02-23) February 23, 1974 (age 44)
Siegen, West Germany
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 19
Wins by KO 2
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Hülya Şahin
Medal record
Women's amateur boxing
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Scranton, USA 48 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Pécs, Hungary 48 kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France 48 kg
Tournaments
Gold medal – first place 2003 Ahmet Cömert, Turkey 48 kg
Silver medal – second place 2003 Bocskai, Debrecen, Hungary 48 kg
Gold medal – first place 2002 Ahmet Cömert, Turkey 48 kg
Gold medal – first place 2001 Feenix Cup Turku, Finland 48 kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 European Cup Mâcon, France 48 kg
Gold medal – first place 1999 European Cup Köping, Sweden 48 kg
Gold medal – first place 1998 Witch Cup Pécs, Hungary 51 kg
Women's amateur kickboxing
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1999 W.A.K.O Caorle, Italy 52 kg
Gold medal – first place 1998 n/a
Gold medal – first place 1995 W.A.K.O Kiev, Ukraine 52 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1996 W.A.K.O Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro 52 kg

Hülya Şahin, aka Julia "Sunshine" Sahin, (born February 23, 1974 in Siegen, West Germany) is a Turkish professional female boxer with German passport. She is a former world champion in kickboxing and was world champion in amateur boxing as well. As of September 1, 2007, she is the undefeated WIBF world junior flyweight (48 kg) champion. The 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) tall sportswoman lives in Cologne, Germany. Hülya is an educated locksmith, working currently for the Cologne Transit Company (KVB) in the maintenance of ticket machines in trams.

At her age of 19, she began kickboxing inspired by her brother, who is a kickboxer. Hülya became quickly world champion as an amateur and later once again world champion, this time as a professional. However, she had to quit kickboxing due to a serious injury at her leg.

Her mother raised heavy objections soon after she started to perform boxing, and she tried hard to convince her parents. They accepted her choice as she began to gain success again by earning titles like four times the Turkish champion, twice the European champion and finally the world champion[1]

Since 2004, she is boxing professionally and is the only female member of the boxing sports club Universum Box-Promotion in Hamburg.[2] She is coached by Michael Timm.

Kickboxing[edit]

In 1995, only two years after she began performing kickboxing, Hülya became world champion in flyweight (52 kg) division at the full contact karate championships held in Kiev, Ukraine. She earned the professional world champion title in the same division 1998 in Leverkusen, Germany.[3]

Amateur boxing[edit]

From 1998 to 2003, Hülya fought as an amateur boxer for Turkey, quickly becoming one of the most successful members of the national team.

Pro boxing career[edit]

Şahin has a record of 19 wins with no losses, with 2 wins by knockout, and ranks world top boxer of junior flyweight division considered 133 woman boxers.[6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Professional boxing record for Hülya Şahin from BoxRec

Sporting positions
Preceded by
?
World Women's Amateur Kickboxing Champion
January 15, 1998 - ?
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
inexistent
World Women's Amateur Boxing Junior Flyweight Champion
October 27, 2001 - October 27, 2002
Succeeded by
North Korea Ri Jong Hyang
Preceded by
Germany Maja Frenzel
German Flyweight Champion
January 15, 2005 - present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
vacant
WIBF Inter-Continental Flyweight Champion
December 3, 2005 - present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
United Kingdom Cathy Brown
WIBF Junior Flyweight Champion
April 8, 2006 - present
Succeeded by
incumbent