Michele Aboro

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Michele Aboro
Born (1967-07-17) July 17, 1967 (age 51)
London, England
NationalityEnglish
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach67 in (170 cm)
StyleMuay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing
StanceSouthpaw
Professional boxing record
Total21
Wins21
By knockout12
Kickboxing record
Total36
Wins32
By knockout23
Losses3
By knockout2
Draws1
Mixed martial arts record
Total1
Wins0
Losses1
By submission1
Other information
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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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 November 28, 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 February 5, 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.[4][5][6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
21 fights 21 wins 0 losses
By knockout 12 0
By decision 9 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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
2 Win Donatella Todde KO 1995-05-11
1 Win Marleen Lambert KO 1995-03-04 Jabbeke, Belgium

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record (incomplete)

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Svetlana Goundarenko Submission (can opener) LLPW - Ultimate L-1 Tournament July 18, 1995 1 0:56 Tokyo, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michele Aboro the Undefeated Female Boxing Champion". Jetli.com. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ "An interview with pioneer Michele Aboro – Part One - Awakening Fighters". 1 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ "An interview with pioneer Michele Aboro – Part Two - Awakening Fighters". 1 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ "A New Era of Boxing in China - Neocha – Culture & Creativity in Asia". Neocha.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Michele Aboro: Boxing world champ talks punches, prostitutes and poodles". Thatsmag.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Michele Aboro: From Peckham to Shanghai". 19 May 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2017.

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