Mary Spencer

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Mary Spencer
Rated at Middleweight
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality Canadian
Born (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 32)
Wiarton, Ontario
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 126
Wins 118
Wins by KO 8
Losses 8
Draws 0
No contests 0

Mary Spencer (born December 12, 1984) is a Canadian boxer who currently competes as a 75 kilogram middleweight. She has won three World Championships, one Pan American Games gold medal, and eight Canadian Championships. Spencer's athletic career started early competing in multiple sports as a child including; Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Track and field.[1] Spencer began serious boxing training in 2002 and now trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing Club under Coach Charlie Stewart.[2] As of July 26, 2011, her amateur record is 115 wins, 9 losses.[3] Spencer was born in Wiarton, Ontario and currently lives in Windsor. She is open about being from the Cape Croker First Nations [2] and she is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.[4] Spencer also has an active role in Motivate Canada GEN 7 Aboriginal role model initiative where she helps younger First Nations aboriginal athletes develop important physical and mental skills to help them succeed with their future in sport [1]

Women's boxing was a part of the Olympic Games program for the first time in London in 2012. Spencer obtained an endorsement deal with CoverGirl. The company has donated more than $140,000 to support her in her quest for gold in London 2012 Summer Olympics [5]  Spencer was considered a medal favourite, and one of Canada's best hopes in women's boxing.[6] She reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to China's Li Jinzi.[7] She was a Indspire Award recipient in the sports category in 2014.


  1. ^ a b Williams, Cheryl. "Mary Spencer". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Mary Spencer". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  3. ^ Christie, James (2011-07-26). "Going all-in in the Ring". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Writers-in-Residence Program: Robin Kimmerer." HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. 2004. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  5. ^ "How boxer Mary Spencer, once an Olympic covergirl, found herself on the outside looking in ahead of 2015 Pan Am Games". National Post. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  6. ^ Bell, Jamie (2011-07-27). "A look at some of Canada's top female medal threats for 2012". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Mary Spencer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2015-09-15. 

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