|Born||17 July 1967|
|Height||5 ft 4 1⁄2 in (164 cm)|
|Reach||67 in (170 cm)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Michele Aboro (born 17 July 1967) is a British former professional boxer of Nigerian descent who competed from 1995 to 2001. She retired an undefeated world champion, having held the WIBF super-bantamweight title from 2000 to 2001.
Michele Aboro, along with her countrywoman Michelle Sutcliffe and German Regina Halmich, became an important figure in European women's boxing, helping raise awareness about female participation in a traditionally male sport.
On 4 March 1995 she debuted as a professional boxer, with a first round knockout win over Marleen Lambert in Belgium. As a matter of a fact, her first three professional fights were held in different European countries (Belgium, Italy and Hungary) and they were all first-round knockout wins for Aboro. Her fourth fight, on 19 October 1996 against Severine Grandsire, was her first fight in Germany, and Aboro won by a sixth-round technical knockout.
Aboro had one more win, and then, on 29 November 1997, she met future world champion Daisy Lang, defeating Lang by a six-round decision.
On 22 August 1998 Aboro fought Brigitte Pastor for the vacant WIBF European Super Bantamweight title, knocking out Pastor in five rounds to win her first professional belt. She defended her title once, knocking out Galina Gumliiska in eight rounds on 28 November, then followed that win with four more wins in a row, before obtaining her first world title opportunity. Aboro became a world champion when she fought Eva Jones, on 5 February 2000, knocking Jones out in round ten to become the WIBF's world Super Bantamweight champion.
Then came Downtown Leona Brown's challenge. Aboro met the future world champion on 13 June that year, defeating Brown by a ten-round decision.
After two, non-title wins, she faced the highly touted contender Kelsey Jeffries, who had 10 wins and only 2 losses coming into their bout, for her second world championship defence. Aboro defended the title successfully against Jeffries on 10 February 2001, with a ten-round decision win.
After one more non-title win, Aboro made what has been, to date, her last fight. On 24 November that year she beat Nadia Debras, who she had previously beaten, by a ten-round decision, to retain her world title for the third time.
Aboro has not officially announced her retirement. However, should she decide to remain inactive and, ultimately, to retire from boxing, she would join Rocky Marciano and a handful of others in boxing's history to retire as an undefeated world champion.
As of 2019, Aboro is a resident of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Professional boxing record
|21 fights||21 wins||0 losses|
|21||Win||21–0||Nadia Debras||UD||10||24 Nov 2001||Universum Gym, Berlin, Germany||Retained WIBF super bantamweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Krisztina Stefula||TKO||3 (6)||16 Jun 2001||Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary|
|19||Win||19–0||Kelsey Jeffries||UD||10||10 Feb 2001||Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin, Germany||Retained WIBF super bantamweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Krisztina Horvai||PTS||6||5 Dec 2000||Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany|
|17||Win||17–0||Marina Kozerod||RTD||2 (6)||1 Oct 2000||Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany|
|16||Win||16–0||Leona Brown||UD||10||13 May 2000||Sartory Saale, Cologne, Germany||Retained WIBF super bantamweight title|
|15||Win||15–0||Eva Jones||UD||10||5 Feb 2000||Rhein-Ruhr Halle, Duisburg, Germany||Won vacant WIBF super bantamweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Nadia Debras||PTS||6||27 Nov 1999||Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany|
|13||Win||13–0||Dorota Kosatka||KO||1 (6)||18 Sep 1999||Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany|
|12||Win||12–0||Anastasia Toktaulova||PTS||6||22 May 1999||Sportpalace, Budapest, Hungary|
|11||Win||11–0||Renata Fuskova||KO||1 (6)||13 Mar 1999||Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany|
|10||Win||10–0||Galina Gumliiska||KO||8 (10)||28 Nov 1998||Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany||Retained WIBF European super bantamweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Brigitte Pastor||KO||5 (10)||22 Aug 1998||Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, Germany||Won vacant WIBF European super bantamweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Nadia Debras||TKO||4 (6)||2 May 1998||Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany|
|7||Win||7–0||Krisztina Horvai||PTS||6||7 Mar 1998||Sartory-Saal, Cologne, Germany|
|6||Win||6–0||Daisy Lang||PTS||6||29 Nov 1997||Rheinstrandhalle, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|5||Win||5–0||Krisztina Krek||KO||2 (4)||26 Apr 1997||Leipzig, Germany|
|4||Win||4–0||Severine Grandsire||TKO||6 (6)||19 Oct 1996||Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, Germany|
|3||Win||3–0||Szilvia Porteleki||KO||1 (4)||9 Mar 1996||Budapest, Hungary|
|2||Win||2–0||Donatella Todde||KO||1 (4)||11 May 1995||Germany|
|1||Win||1–0||Marleen Lambert||KO||1 (4)||4 Mar 1995||Jabbeke, Belgium|
|Kickboxing record (incomplete)|
32 wins (23 KOs), 3 losses, 1 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Svetlana Goundarenko||Submission (can opener)||LLPW - Ultimate L-1 Tournament||18 July 1995||1||0:56||Tokyo, Japan|
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