Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm is about to get inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2022. Holly Holm in her professional combat sports career as fought in several organizations and sports. She has competed in Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA. She was a multiple-time world champion in boxing, defending her titles 18 times in three weight classes, and a two-time Ring magazine fighter of the year. She was also ranked by BoxRec as the best female professional boxer of all time. She also went on to win the UFC Bantamweight championship.
This Tuesday it was announced that Holly Holm will be part of the Class of 2022 enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
— danawhite (@danawhite) December 7, 2021
“Congrats @HollyHolm on being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame!!!!!”
The Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced! @RealMiguelCotto , @RealRoyJonesJr James “Lights Out” Toney, Regina Halmich, @HollyHolm @capboxpr @RonBorges ,Bob Yalen, Tod Morgan & Chuck Hull! More info here: https://t.co/DoH4Q5XJn5 pic.twitter.com/lZJd17Ppaw
— Boxing Hall of Fame (@BoxingHall) December 7, 2021
“The Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2022 [email protected],@RealRoyJonesJr James “Lights Out” Toney, Regina Halmich, @HollyHolm @capboxpr @RonBorges, Bob Yalen, Todd Morgan & Chuck Hull! More info here: http://ibhof.com/pages/induction”
Holm joins Regina Halmich, Miguel Cotto, Roy Jones Jr., and James Toney in next year’s class, which will be inducted in Canastota, New York during Hall of Fame Weekend Induction Trilogy on June 9-12, 2022.
Holly Holm Boxing Career
Holm’s path to a career in boxing and kickboxing began with aerobics classes when she was 16 years old. She started training under the Jackson Wink MMA banner under the guidance of coach Mike Winkeljohn. In September 2001, Holm won the championship title in the International Rules Adult Women’s Welterweight Division at the International Kickboxing Federation.
Holly fought 38 boxing matches out of which she won 33 of them and lost 2 and had 3 draws. Holm has held several welterweight boxing titles and was often regarded as one of the best female boxers of all time. She also has been named Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006.
In 2008 she became the undisputed welterweight champion after defeating former champ Mary Jo Sanders by decision. The duo had a rematch in October 2008, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit, which ended in a draw. The fight was a back-and-forth battle between two of the best women fighters of all time.
Holm made her mixed martial arts debut on March 4, 2011, against Christina Domke at an event organized by her boxing promoter, Lenny Fresquez. She won the fight via TKO in the second round. Holly went on to fight in the UFC and then also won the UFC bantamweight title after defeating Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
Holly Holm was recently scheduled to face Norma Dumont in a featherweight matchup at UFC Fight Night 195. However, Holm withdrew from the fight due to a knee injury and was later on replaced by Aspen Ladd.
- Holly Holm To Be Inducted Into Boxing Hall Of Fame
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