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Name: Holly Holm
AKA: Hottie/The Preacher's Daughter
Birth Date: October 17, 1981
Birth Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Living Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'8"
Record: 27(7) - 1(1) - 3 (active)
Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year (2005 & 2006)
IBAF Light Welterweight Champion (x2)
WBAF Welterweight Champion
IFBA Light Middleweight Champion
WIBA Welterweight Champion
WBCF Welterweight Champion
IBAF Welterweight Champion
IFBA Welterweight Champion
GBU Welterweight Champion
WIBA Light Welterweight Champion

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5'8" southpaw Holly Holm from Sandia Heights in Albuquerque, New Mexico was born on October 17 1981. The preacher's daughter grew up in Bosque Farms and graduated from Manzano High School in 2000 and studied for a year at the University of New Mexico. She played soccer and tried gymnastics, swimming and diving before getting into boxing and kick boxing.

Holly won a national amateur championship in Kansas City, MO in the Fall of 2001, her last kickboxing appearance before her pro debut. Her overall amateur kickboxing record stood at 6-0-2.

She made her professional kickboxing debut on June 1 2002 in an IKKC five-rounder against Valerie Anthonson of Grand Junction, Colorado at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, north of Albuquerque.

Her pro boxing debut came on January 25, 2002 at the Isleta Casino and Resort south of Albuquerque. Holly weighed in at 141 lbs and won by a TKO over debut fighter Martha Orozco (141¾ lbs) of Denver, Colorado at 1:38 in the third.

On June 21, 2002 at Sky City Casino in Acoma, New Mexico she won her second pro fight by a TKO over debut fighter Terrie Carillo at 0:24 in the first round.

On August 17, 2002 at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernallilo, New Mexico: Holly (144 lbs) won a four-round unanimous (40-35) decision in a rematch with Martha Orozco (142¾ lbs).

On September 6, 2002 at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, New Mexico, Holly (149¼ lbs) won a lop-sided four-round unanimous (40-32,40-32,40-30) decision over Bonnie Mann (148¼ lbs) of Morrisville, North Carolina. Holm dominated the bout with pounding straight lefts and knocked Mann down twice in each of the second and third rounds. .

On August 9, 2003 in Baraboo, Wisonsin she TKO'd Alisa Cantwell at 1:30 in the first round of a kick boxing bout.

On August 26, 2003 at Sandia Casino in Albuquerque, in a much-anticipated cross-town showdown between two unbeaten fighters, Holly (141 lbs) won a four-round majority (40-37, 39-37,38-38) decision over Stephanie Jaramillo (142 lbs) from Albuquerque's South Valley.

On December 12, 2003 at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, Holly (144 lbs) of won a six-round unanimous (59-54,59-55,59-55) decision over Angel Martinez (142 lbs) of Dallas, Texas.

On April 10, 2004 at the Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a near sellout crowd of 2220 saw Holly (140 lbs) TKO Janae Romero Archuleta at 1:09 in the first round of a scheduled six rounder

On June 27, 2004 at Sandia Casino in Albuquerque, Italian Rita Turrisi (140 lbs) fighting out of Las Vegas, won by TKO over Holly (140 lbs) in the fourth round. Holm's corner threw in the towel due to a deep three-inch cut under Holm's eye. Holm might have won the bout but the cut caused her corner to stop the fight between the fourth and fifth rounds, so the TKO was automatically awarded to Turrisi instead of the bout going to the scorecards pending the referee’s decision on what had caused the cut.

On December 10, 2004 at Isleta Resort and Casino near Albuquerque, Holly (138 lbs) rebounded from her first pro boxing loss by winning the vacant IBA women's junior welterweight title with a ten-round unanimous (99-91,99-91,96-94) decision over Terri Blair

On April 15, 2005 in Albuquerque, Holly (142¾ lbs) won a four-round unanimous (40-36,40-36,40-36) decision over veteran Gloria Ramirez (143¾ lbs) of El Paso, Texas, who took the fight at short notice.

On June 24, 2005 at Isleta Casino in Isleta, New Mexico, Holly (140 lbs) defended her IBA Junior Welterweight title with a lop-sided eight-round TKO win over late replacement Lisa Lewis (136 lbs) of Fresno, California.

On September 16, 2005 at the Isleta Casino in Isleta, New Mexico, before a sellout crowd of 3000, Holly (142½ lbs) won a clear 10-round unaimous (100-92,98-92,100-92) decision over 37-year-old Christy Martin (5'4", 141½ lbs) of Orlando, Florida in the Main Event.

On December 8, 2005 at Isleta Casino near Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly (139½ lbs) won a ten-round unanimous shutout (100-90) decision over Mia St. John (5'6", 139 lbs) of Oxnard, California defending her IBA 140-lb world title.

On February 24, 2006 at the Isleta Casino, Holly (139 lbs) TKO'd Shadina Pennybaker (5'5",138½ lbs) of Pittsburgh in the seventh round defending her IBA Junior Welterweight title.

On September 23, 2006 at the Isleta Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a near-capacity crowd of 2500 saw Holly (140 lbs) won a 10-round unanimous (100-90) decision over Jane Couch (139 lbs) of Bristol, England defending her IBA Junior Welterweight title.

On December 1, 2006 at Isleta Casino Holly (151 lbs) became a three time World Champion as she captured the IFBA Junior Middleweight title with a ten-round unanimous (100-90,100-90,99-91) decision over Tricia Turton (147¾ lbs) of Seattle, Washington.

On March 22, 2007 at the Isleta Casino, Holly (143¼ lbs) won a hard-fought ten-round unanimous (98-91,97-92,97-92) decision over reigning WBC Lightweight champion Ann-Marie Saccurato (141 lbs) of White Plains, New York for six (IFBA, WIBA, GBU, WBC, IBA, WBA) welterweight world title belts

On May 24, 2007 at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and televised live on ESPN2, Holly (139 lbs) won a 10-round unanimous (100-90,100-90,98-92) decision over Chevelle Hallback (137½ lbs) of Plant City, Florida for the IFBA Junior Welterweight world title. Hallback, ranked #1 in the world at junior lightweight by WBAN, was stepping up in weight to face Holm and also coming off an almost 18-month absence from competition.

On September 21, 2007 at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, New Mexico, Holly (142 lbs) won the IFBA Welterweight title with a 10-round unanimous (99-91,99-91,96-94) decision over Angel Martinez (142 lbs) of Dallas, Texas.

On June 13, 2008 at the Isleta Casino and Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a PPV main event, Holly (150½ lbs) cruised to a 10-round unanimous (98-92,98-92,97-93) decision over previously undefeated Mary Jo Sanders (152¼ lbs) of Detroit. Holm won the IFBA Junior Middleweight title and a "history first" WBAN Championship Belt for this performance.

The rematch took place on October 17, 2008 at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This time, Mary Jo Sanders and Holly fought to a 10-round majority (97-93 Holm, 95-95, 95-95) draw for the vacant IBA Junior Middleweight title.

On January 23, 2009 back home at the Isleta Casino and Resort near Albuquerque, New Mexico Holly Holm (145½ lbs) won a closely-contested 10-round unanimous decision over former WIBF/WBA Jr Welterweight champion Myriam Lamare (144½ lbs) of Marseille, France, for the WIBA Welterweight world championship.

On June 5, 2009 at the Isleta Casino and Resort, Holly (144½ lbs) TKO'd previously undefeated Duda Yankovich (139¼ lbs) of Sao Paolo, Brazil at 0:32 of the fourth round for the WIBA Welterweight title. Holm set the tone early with her jab and drew blood from Yankovich in the second with a series of powerful shots, one of which reportedly broke Yankovich's nose.

On August 28, 2009 at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Holly Holm (145 lbs) defeated Terri Blair (143½ lbs) of Louisville, Kentucky by a ten-round unanimous (100-90,100-90,99-91) decision for the WIBA Welterweight title.

On March 26, 2010 at the Isleta Casino and Resort near Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly Holm (139¾ lbs) won a 10-round unanimous (99-91,98-92,98-92) decision in a rematch with Chevelle Hallback (138½ lbs) from Tampa, Florida for the WIBA Junior Welterweight title.

Source (http://www.hollyholm.com/biography.htm)


Holm is still active today. She has won pretty much any title that exists from Light Welterweight to Light Middleweight. She's only loss once in her 8 year career. And that was 6 years ago in a fight that was stopped by her corner due to a deep cut under her eye. She's also one of the better looking female fighters out there. Would beat Lucia Rijkerin in a fight. And would destroy her in a beauty contest.