|Born||17 July 1967|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)|
|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 in London, England) is a British female boxer of Nigerian descent who currently resides in Shanghai, China. Aboro was the WIBF world Super Bantamweight champion from her victory over Eva Jones Young on 5 February 2000, to her retirement following the successful defence against Nadia Debras on 24 November 2001.
Michele Aboro, along with her countrywoman Michelle Sutcliffe and with German Regina Halmich, has become an important figure in European women's boxing, helping raise awareness about female participation on this, traditionally male sport, in Europe.
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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|21 fights||21 wins||0 losses|
|21||Win||Nadia Debras||UD||2001-11-24||Women's International Boxing Federation World Super Bantamweight Title||Universum Gym, Wandsbek|
|20||Win||Krisztina Stefula||TKO||2001-06-16||Kisstadion, Budapest|
|19||Win||Kelsey Jeffries||UD||2001-02-10||Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln||Women's International Boxing Federation World Super Bantamweight Title|
|18||Win||Krisztina Horvai||PTS||2000-12-05||Universum Gym, Wandsbek|
|17||Win||Marina Kozerod||RTD||2000-10-01||Universum Gym, Wandsbek|
|16||Win||Leona Brown||UD||2000-05-13||Sartory Saale, Cologne||Women's International Boxing Federation World Super Bantamweight Title|
|15||Win||Eva Jones||UD||2000-02-05||Rhein-Ruhr Halle, Duisburg||vacant Women's International Boxing Federation World Super Bantamweight Title|
|14||Win||Nadia Debras||PTS||1999-11-27||Hansehalle, Luebeck|
|13||Win||Dorota Kosatka||KO||1999-09-18||Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart|
|12||Win||Anastasia Toktaulova||PTS||1999-05-22||Sportpalace, Budapest|
|11||Win||Renata Fuskova||KO||1999-03-13||Hansehalle, Luebeck|
|10||Win||Galina Gumliiska||KO||1998-11-28||Hansehalle, Luebeck|
|9||Win||Brigitte Pastor||KO||1998-08-22||Sport und Erholungszentrum, Friedrichshain|
|8||Win||Nadia Debras||TKO||1998-05-02||Hansehalle, Luebeck|
|7||Win||Krisztina Horvai||PTS||1998-03-07||Sartory Saale, Cologne|
|6||Win||Daisy Lang||PTS||1997-11-29||Rheinstrandhalle, Karlsruhe|
|5||Win||Krisztina Krek||KO||1997-04-26||Leipzig, Germany|
|4||Win||Severine Grandsire||TKO||1996-10-19||Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt|
|3||Win||Szilvia Porteleki||KO||1996-03-09||Budapest, Hungary|
|1||Win||Marleen Lambert||KO||1995-03-04||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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- "An interview with pioneer Michele Aboro – Part One - Awakening Fighters". 1 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- "An interview with pioneer Michele Aboro – Part Two - Awakening Fighters". 1 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- "A New Era of Boxing in China - Neocha – Culture & Creativity in Asia". Neocha.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- "Michele Aboro: Boxing world champ talks punches, prostitutes and poodles". Thatsmag.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- "Michele Aboro: From Peckham to Shanghai". 19 May 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.