Marian “Tyger” Trimiar
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|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Born||August 15, 1953|
Bronx, United States
|Wins by KO||5|
Marian “Lady Tyger” Trimiar (born August 15, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed between 1976 and 1985. Considered a pioneer in women's boxing, Trimiar became one of the first women to be granted a professional boxing license.
The 1979 women's lightweight world champion, Trimiar was a vocal supporter of making the sport more accessible to women. She fought in many exhibition matches before it became legal for women to fight in sanctioned bouts. Trimiar was the first woman to apply for a boxing license in New York State.
Trimiar started seriously training at 18, after graduating from Julia Richman High School in Manhattan. She said she has fought a total of 25 official fights, winning all but four with an "off and on" career over the past 12 years. In 1979, she won the women's world lightweight championship from Sue "KO" Carlson in San Antonio, Texas.
Trimiar was the first woman to apply for a boxing license in New York State. After a long lawsuit, Trimiar, Jackie Tonawanda, and Cathy "Cat" Davis were the first women to be issued a boxing license.
She fought exhibitions fights before it was legal to box in sanctioned bouts. She fought from 1973 until 1987, accumulating over 25 professional bouts.
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