Layla McCarter

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Layla McCarter
Born Layla Eveleen McCarter
(1979-04-19) April 19, 1979 (age 39)
Alameda, California, United States
Other names Amazing
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Lightweight
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Professional boxing record
Total 58
Wins 40
By knockout 10
Losses 13
Draws 5
Kickboxing record
Total 1
Losses 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec

Layla Eveleen McCarter (born April 19, 1979) is an American boxer. She is a former WBA Lightweight and Super-Welterweight World Champion, IFBA Featherweight Champion, GBU Lightweight and Super-Lightweight Champion who fights under the nickname Amazing.[1][2][3]

In 2016 January Ring magazine considered Layla McCarter the 10th best female boxer of all time.[4] She was also awarded by the Nevada and California Boxing Hall of Fame, and recently in February of 2017 she was signed by Mayweather Promotions, as its second female boxer.[5] ring tv

Public challenge to Ronda Rousey[edit]

On July 31, 2015, Ronda Rousey's trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan, expressed the belief that his fighter "can win the boxing world title" while discussing a potential fight with Cris Cyborg.[6] After noting that "Ronda spars with boxing world champions that punch way harder than Cyborg", Tarverdyan claimed that she "has never lost a round in the gym. A round. With boxing world champions".[6]

Layla McCarter is the current Big Knockout Boxing female champion and immediately challenged Ronda Rousey to boxing match.[7][8]

Alongside Amanda Serrano went on to criticize Rousey's stand-up fighting technique stating in the Guardian “She’s very good at what she does, but she needs to stay in her lane because boxing takes a lot of experience to reach the top level.

“She better just stay in her lane because she’s going to get hurt.”.[9][10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
58 fights 40 wins 13 losses
By knockout 10 0
By decision 30 13
Draws 5
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
56 Win 40–5–13 Puerto Rico Melissa Hernandez UD Jul 16, 2016 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
55 Win 37–5–13 Mexico Yolanda Segura TKO Apr 16, 2016 Mexico Arena Neza, Nezahualcóyotl, México, Mexico
54 Win 36–5–13 Puerto Rico Melissa Hernandez UD Nov 21, 2014 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
53 Win 35–5–13 South Africa Noni Tenge TKO Sep 13, 2012 South Africa Orient Theatre, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa vacant WBA World female super welterweight title
52 Win 34–5–13 Puerto Rico Belinda Laracuente UD Aug 13, 2011 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA
51 Win 33–5–13 United States Cimberly Harris UD Feb 12, 2011 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA Women's International Boxing Association World super lightweight title
50 Win 32–5–13 Japan Emiko Raika UD Jul 3, 2009 United States South Point Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA WBA World female lightweight title

Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title

49 Win 31–5–13 Spain Loli Munoz UD Mar 17, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
48 Win 30–5–13 Canada Jelena Mrdjenovich SD Mar 28, 2008 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada WBA World female lightweight title
47 Win 29–5–13 United States Dominga Olivo RTD Mar 7, 2008 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
46 Win 28–5–13 Puerto Rico Cindy Serrano UD Jan 11, 2008 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
45 Win United States Tammy Franks TKO Nov 11, 2007 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA
44 Win New Zealand Daniella Smith UD Nov 2, 2007 New Zealand Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
43 Win United States Dominga Olivo MD Jun 9, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
42 Win United States Angelica Martinez UD May 25, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
41 Loss Puerto Rico Melissa Hernandez UD Apr 27, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
40 Win Puerto Rico Melissa Hernandez RTD Feb 14, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
39 Win United States Donna Biggers TKO Jan 5, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA vacant WBA World female lightweight title Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
38 Win Puerto Rico Belinda Laracuente UD Jan 5, 2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA vacant Global Boxing Union Female World lightweight title
37 Draw United States Dakota Stone MD Oct 7, 2006 United States Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, Washington, USA
36 Win United States Shadina Pennybaker RTD Jun 24, 2006 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA
35 Win United States Victoria Cisneros UD Apr 1, 2006 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA
34 Loss Canada Jelena Mrdjenovich UD Jun 18, 2005 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
33 Win Canada Jelena Mrdjenovich UD Feb 12, 2005 Canada Ramada Kingsway Inn, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
32 Loss United States Chevelle Hallback UD Jul 2, 2004 United States Pala Casino, Pala, California, USA Women's International Boxing Association World super featherweight title
31 Loss United States Mary Jo Sanders UD Apr 16, 2004 United States Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
30 Win United States Lisa Holewyne UD Oct 4, 2004 United States Swinomish Northern Lights Casino, Anacortes, Washington, USA Global Boxing Union Female World super lightweight title
Women's International Boxing Federation World super lightweight title
29 Win United States Claudia Valenciana UD Jun 14, 2004 United States Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
28 Win United States Lisa Lewis UD Apr 18, 2003 United States Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, USA
27 Win United States Tracy Byrd Mar 7, 2003 United States City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, USA
26 Win United States Tracy Byrd MD Feb 7, 2003 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
25 Loss United States Chevelle Hallback UD Dec 28, 2002 United States Johnny Mercer Theater, Savannah, Georgia, USA
24 Win United States Blanca Luna MD Dec 6, 2002 United States Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, USA
23 Loss United States Kelsey Jeffries UD Nov 7, 2002 United States Centennial Garden Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA International Female Boxers Association World featherweight title
22 Draw Puerto Rico Ada Velez MD Jul 18, 2002 United States Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon, USA
21 Win Japan Miki Kikukawa UD Jul 13, 2002 United States The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
20 Win Japan Emiko Raika MD Apr 29, 2002 Japan Shimokita Town Hall, Tokyo, Japan
19 Loss United States Sandra Yard UD Apr 13, 2002 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA International Female Boxers Association World super featherweight title
18 Loss Canada Jessica Rakoczy UD Feb 17, 2002 United States Stardust Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
17 Draw Jamaica Alicia Ashley PTS Jan 13, 2002 United States Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
16 Win United States Tracy Byrd UD Jul 7, 2001 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA International Female Boxers Association World featherweight title
15 Draw United States Jo Wyman PTS May 19, 2001 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA International Female Boxers Association World featherweight title
14 Win United States Marilyn Salcido UD Mar 9, 2001 United States Reno Hilton, Reno, Nevada, USA
13 Loss Puerto Rico Melissa Del Valle UD Jan 17, 2001 United States Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, USA
12 Win United States Sandra Yard UD Oct 7, 2000 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado, USA International Female Boxers Association World featherweight title
11 Win United States Jamie Day TKO Aug 24, 2000 United States Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho, USA
10 Win United States Linda Tenberg UD Aug 8, 2000 United States Austin, Texas, USA
9 Win United States Jessica Treat UD July 22, 2000 United States Civic Center, Maywood, California, USA
8 Win United States Elena Reid UD July 16, 2000 United States Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
7 Win United States Shelley Lay TKO Apr 29, 2000 United States Peppermill Hotel & Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA
6 Loss Mexico Laura Serrano SD Jul 26, 1999 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
5 Draw United States Tamara Hudgins PTS Jun 17, 1999 United States Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho, USA
4 Loss United States Margaret MacGregor UD Apr 24, 1999 United States Arts Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
3 Loss United States Margaret MacGregor SD Apr 3, 1999 United States Arts Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
2 Loss United States Sandra Yard UD Feb 4, 1999 United States Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho
1 Win 1-0-0 United States Deshawn Mohammed UD Sep 23, 1998 United States Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Malissa (2014). A History of Women's Boxing. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 244. ISBN 9781442229952. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Women's Boxing: Layla McCarter Biography". wban.org. 
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (18 November 2014). "The unseen trilogy of Layla McCarter vs. Melissa Hernandez". Ring TV. Archived from the original on 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Gerbasi, Thomas. (Jan 2016): "The best female boxers of all time." The Ring,:Pages 90–91.
  5. ^ boxrec
  6. ^ a b Marc Raimondi (2015-07-31). "Coach: Ronda Rousey would win the women's boxing world title". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 
  7. ^ "Gabriel Rosado-Curtis Stevens firefight fizzles, ends in draw on BKB - Ring TV". Ringtv.craveonline.com. 2015-04-04. Archived from the original on 2015-05-03. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  8. ^ Joseph Zucker (2015-04-05). "BKB 2015 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Rosado vs. Stevens Fight Card". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  9. ^ Ryan Songalia. "'Stay in your lane': Why Ronda Rousey wouldn't last long in women's boxing | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  10. ^ Matt Jones. "Ronda Rousey Warned to Stay Out of Boxing by Layla McCarter and Amanda Serrano". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 

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