Marian “Tyger” Trimiar

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Marian Trimiar
Nickname(s)Lady Tyger[1][2]
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Born (1953-08-15) August 15, 1953 (age 67)
Bronx, United States
Boxing record[3]
Wins by KO5

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, she became one of the first women to be granted a professional boxing license from the New York State Athletic Commission.

Trimiar began boxing training at 18 years old, after graduating from Julia Richman High School in Manhattan, New York. She fought in exhibition matches before it became legal for women to fight in sanctioned bouts. She was one of the first women to apply for a boxing license in New York State.[4][5] In 1978, after a long lawsuit, Trimiar, Jackie Tonawanda, and Cathy "Cat" Davis were the first women to be issued a boxing license.[6][7]

In 1979, Trimiar won the women's world lightweight championship versus opponent Sue "KO" Carlson in San Antonio, Texas. In 1987, she started a month-long hunger strike to advocate for increased pay and better working conditions for professional female boxers.[8][9] She was a vocal supporter of making the sport more accessible to women.[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
15 fights 15 wins 0 losses
By knockout 9 0
By decision 6 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
14 Loss
13 Win KO
12 Win TKO
11 Win UD
10 Win UD
9 Win UD
8 Win KO
7 Win PTS
6 Win TKO
5 Win KO
4 Win KO
3 Win PTS
2 Win TKO
1 Win TKO


  1. ^ Searcy, Jay (5 May 1974). "Lady Tyger,' 135 Pounds, Launches a Ring Career". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kirshenbaum, Edited by Jerry. "SCORECARD". Retrieved 5 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Boxing record for Marian Trimiar". BoxRec.
  4. ^ Earned Stripes Vibe Mar 1999
  5. ^ " BOXING - Historical Events in Women's Boxing". Retrieved 2016-06-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Jennings, L. A. (23 October 2014). She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports. ISBN 9781442236448. Retrieved 14 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "The Women Boxers Who Fought for Their Right to Be Pro". Retrieved 2016-06-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "For These Women, a Heavy Right Is More Powerful Than Sisterhood". The New York Times. 21 April 1995. Retrieved 2016-06-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "A former women's lightweight boxing champ said Sunday she... - UPI Archives". 1987-04-26. Retrieved 2016-06-14. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Darling, Lynn (24 May 1979). "The Lady Is a Champ". Retrieved 5 May 2017 – via CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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