Lauryn Eagle

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Lauryn Eagle
Lauryn Eagle, 2012.jpg
Eagle in July 2012
Statistics
Rated at Lightweight
Super featherweight
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality Australian
Born (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 29)
Randwick, New South Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 20[1]
Wins 15
Wins by KO 7
Losses 4
Draws 1
No contests 0

Lauryn Eagle (born 11 December 1987) is an Australian professional boxer and water skiing champion.[2] She was on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia[3] and is a former Miss Teen International 2004.

Water skiing[edit]

Coming from a water skiing family, her father Peter won the Australian title eleven times and sister Sarah placed second at the 2007 World Championships. She first learnt to ski at the age of four and started racing when she was nine years old. In 2003, she placed second in the Junior Division and at the next World Championships in 2005 she won the women's division title in the F2 class. In 2006, she won the Australian Speed Championships (U/19) and the Australian Marathon Champs (U/19). She then finished third at the 2007 World Championship in May in the Formula 1 Division.[4] She retired shortly from racing after her father's death in 2008.[5] In 2009 Lauryn returned to racing placing third at the 2009 World Championships, and 7th in the 2011 World Championships after suffering a big fall in the third race.

Professional boxing career[edit]

Turning professional in 2010, she went 2–0–1 with 1 knockout that year and in 2011 she would suffer two split decision losses.

On 13 July 2012, she defeated Kiangsak Sithsaithong (then 9–0–0 4KO) by a 5th round TKO to win the World Boxing Foundation women's super featherweight title, improving her record to 3–2–1 2 knockouts.[6]

The match was widely criticised within the boxing media. Commentators pointed out that Eagle had not fought more than 6 rounds in her career, and had not won a fight since 2010.[7] It was also noted that Sithsaithong's record was almost entirely against debut fighters[8] in Thai villages.[9]

In September 2012, she did a promotional fight against Fox FM radio joc Matt Tilley in a 'Champ vs Chump' promotion.[10] Eagle won the three round fight by a TKO in the third round.[11] Two days later Eagle fought New Zealand's Nicki Bigwood winning in a unanimous decision in a six round bout on as an undercard to former rugby league player Solomon Haumono's fight.[12]

On January 30, 2013 she won the vacant Australia female lightweight title beating Nadine Brown on points at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Modeling and media[edit]

Eagle also has a keen interest in modeling. In 2005, she competed in Miss Teen Australia in Darwin and won the title along with Miss Congeniality. She then went to Costa Rica in Central America and competed in Miss Teen International and made a clean sweep, winning Miss Teen International, along with Most Photogenic, Miss Congeniality and Best Silhouette.[citation needed]

In 2006, she won the FHM Lara Croft Challenge involved physical challenges of shooting, running, ropes, ladders, 4-wheel driving and swimming.[citation needed]

She starred in the second season of the Celebrity Apprentice Australia where she lasted until the final episode where she finished fourth.[citation needed]

In the August edition of MAXIM magazine, Eagle featured on the front cover and a photo shoot.[13]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2008, Eagle's father Peter, a 10-time Australian water-skiing champion, died when his speedboat flipped and crashed.[14]

On 19 May 2013, Eagle was arrested at Northies Cronulla Hotel and charged with failing to leave premises when requested.[15] She had recently split with her boyfriend, rugby league player Todd Carney.[16] On 9 January 2014, she was ordered by the courts to leave her Mother alone after a dispute over a family dog.[17]

Professional boxing record[edit]

15 Wins (7 knockouts, 12 decisions), 4 Losses (0 knockouts, 4 decisions), 1 Draws[18]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 1–0 Australia Kay Hodgson UD 4 2010-03-31 Australia Le Montage, Lilyfield, New South Wales, Australia Professional Debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauryn Eagle – Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lauryn Eagle". The Daily Telegraph. Australia. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lauryn Eagle on the behaviour and ego of Celebrity Apprentice co-contestant Tania Zaetta | Entertainment News Queensland". The Courier-Mail. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "International Water Ski Federation IWSF Titles and Medal List". Iwsf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Eagle Won't Race Again". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Lauryn Eagle lands a women's world title". Herald Sun. 13 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Lauryn Eagle to fight for world title as boxing's celebrity culture continues". The Roar. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Title Fight Not What It Seems for Boxing Stunner Lauryn Eagle". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  9. ^ Adam Auld (13 July 2012). "Susie Ramadan & Lauryn Eagle win titles over Thai opponents". Aus-Boxing. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Eagle Eyes Her Opponent". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  11. ^ "hit101.9 Fox FM | Melbourne's Number 1 Hit Music Station". Fox.com.au. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  12. ^ https://archive.is/20130117155855/http://www.aus-boxing.com/2012/09/07/solomon-haumono-vs-franklin-egobi-live-results-blog/. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Lauryn Eagles lingerie front cover for maxim magazine". Triplem.com.au. 18 July 2012.
  14. ^ Duff, Eamonn; Walker, Frank; Gilmore, Heath (9 March 2008). "Tragedy haunts family". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Partridge, Emma (20 May 2013). "Lauryn Eagle arrested after refusing to leave hotel: police". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Reines, Ros (8 April 2013). "Todd Carney and Lauryn Eagle break-up". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lauryn Eagle ordered to stay away from mother - 9news.com.au". News.ninemsn.com.au. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  18. ^ http://boxrec.com/boxer/545699

External links[edit]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Janine Doherty
2005
World Water Skiing Championship

Female Formula 2 champion
Succeeded by
Tania Teelow
Preceded by
Vacant
WBFo Female Super Featherweight
Boxing champion
13 July 2012 – 14 July 2013
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Vacant
Australian Female Lightweight
Boxing champion
30 January 2013–Current
Succeeded by
incumbent