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Christy Martin

Christy Renea Martin (born June 12, 1968) is a professional female boxer. Martin was born in Mullens, West Virginia with the name Christy Salters. Her father, John, was a coal miner, and her mother, Joyce, a homemaker. She played various sports as a child including Little League baseball and all-state basketball. She attended Concord College in Athens, West Virginia on a basketball scholarship and earned a B.S. in education. Martin is said to be “the most successful and prominent female boxer in the United States” and the person who “legitimized” women’s participation in the sport of boxing. She began her career fighting in “Toughwoman” contests and won three consecutive titles. She then began training with boxing coach, Jim Martin, who became her husband in 1991. On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Martin was shot and stabbed by her husband and trainer, Jim Martin. Martin started her professional boxing career at the age of 21 with a six round loss to Angela Buchanan in 1989. Martin won the rematch one month later with a second round knockout. Andrea DeShong then beat Martin in a five round decision. Martin then had nineteen consecutive wins, including two against Jamie Whitcomb and

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Christy Martin -- I'm Never Fighting in California Again!

Christy Martin
I'm Never Fighting in California Again!

Christy Martin vows she will never fight in California again, because the California State Athletic Commission just refused to overturn what she called a sexist decision in her last fight.The… READ MORE >

Christy Martin Opponent Dakota Stone: Gloria Allred's News Conference is a 'Bunch of Bull'

Boxer Dakota Stone
Christy and Gloria's Bitching Is a 'Bunch of Bull'

Dakota Stone, the boxer who defeated Christy Martin, thinks she whupped Christy fair and square -- and no matter what Gloria Allred says in a news conference ... the proof is on tape for everyone… READ MORE >

- 1128 days ago
Christy Martin -- The Boxing Commission is Sexist

Christy Martin
The Sexist Boxing Commission ROBBED Me of My 50th Win

Christy Martin, the women's Super Welterweight Boxing Champ, is taking a shot at the California State Athletic Commission, claiming the organization is sexist and she lost what would have been her… READ MORE >

- 1128 days ago
Gloria Allred and Don King to Fight ... for Camera Time

Gloria Allred and Don King to Fight ... for Camera Time

If you've always wanted to get Gloria Allred in a boxing ring (yes, you Tiger Woods) ... here's a photo to make you drool -- it's the 'Princess of Payouts' all laced up and ready to answer the… READ MORE >

- 1336 days ago
Christy Martin -- Mum On Alleged Lesbian Affair

Christy Martin -- Mum On Alleged Lesbian Affair

TMZ has learned ... Christy Martin will hold a news conference with Gloria Allred Wednesday after attending a bond hearing for the husband accused of trying to kill her ... but she won't utter a… READ MORE >

- 1364 days ago
Christy Martin: Husband Shot Me over Lesbian Affair

Christy Martin: Husband Shot Me over Lesbian Affair

World champion female boxer Christy Martin told cops her husband shot and stabbed her last week after she told him she was ending their relationship for another woman. According to the Sheriff's… READ MORE >

- 1385 days ago
Cops: Christy Martin's Husband Stabs Himself

Cops: Christy Martin's Husband Stabs Himself

Christy Martin's husband -- who allegedly shot and stabbed the former female boxing champ last week -- was arrested today after allegedly stabbing himself behind his home. Cops in Apopka, Florida… READ MORE >

- 1385 days ago
Christy Martin Doing 'Ok,' Says Rep

Christy Martin Doing 'Ok,' Says Rep

Christy Martin is still recovering from the stab and gunshot wounds she suffered on Tuesday, but her rep tells TMZ the injuries "are not life-threatening."Martin -- perhaps the most famous female… READ MORE >

- 1391 days ago
Female Boxing Legend -- Shot, Stabbed, Hospitalized

Female Boxing Legend -- Shot, Stabbed, Hospitalized

Female boxing legend Christy Martin -- who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1996 -- is recovering after being shot AND stabbed yesterday ... and cops believe the attacker is her husband.… READ MORE >

- 1392 days ago

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