Christy "The Coalminer's Daughter" Martin

Name: Christy "The Coalminer's Daughter" Martin

    Popular Female Boxing Pioneer
  • Lost to Laila Ali in her bid for IBA Super Middleweight Title (KO 4).
  • Was featured on the cover of the April 15, 1996 cover of "Sports Illustrated".
  • Received a basketball scholarship to Concord University WV, where she earned a BS in Education.
  • While at Concord she entered and won a "Tough Woman" contest.
  • won 47 (KO 31) + lost 5 (KO 1) + drawn 2 = 54

Favorite Book: "Going The Distance, the Ken Norton Story" by Marshall Terrill and Ken Norton

"I love to read books about former boxing champions--my favorite would be, "Going The Distance, the Ken Norton Story". From a boxing standpoint, I found Norton's descriptions of boxing fascinating."

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