Pro Boxer Spotlight – Michele Aboro
Every month we’ll take a look at some of the world’s best boxers. This weeks professional boxing spotlight shines on Michele Aboro, Find out more about her and what she has achieved in her boxing career.
Michele Aboro is a British former professional boxer who competed in professional boxing between 1995 to 2001. She was inducted into the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame in 2020 because of her passion, fighting record and leading force in Women’s Boxing. She held the WIBF super-bantamweight title from 2000 to 2001, and retired as an undefeated world champion. She was the pioneer of women being able to compete in boxing and kickboxing.
Michele was born on 17th July 1969 in London and lived in Peckham till she was 16 years old. She began her career when she was 19, competing first in kickboxing and Muay Thai. She soon rose up the ranks and became a five-time British kickboxing champion. She also fought to become a one-time European and three-time world kickboxing champion. Her record was 32-2-1 with 23 KO’s.
After her time as a kickboxer, Michele began boxing professionally and soon took the boxing world by storm. Fighting in the super-bantamweight or junior featherweight categories, Michele began a series of victories across Europe, including a series of first round knockouts:- Marlene Lambert in Belgium on 4th March 1995 and Silvia Porteleky of Hungary in Budapest on 9th March 1996.
Between 1996 and 2001, Michele fought hard and claimed many victories, knockouts and titles including the WEBF European junior featherweight title in 1998 (defeating Brigitte Pastor of France), and the WIBF super-bantamweight title from 2000 to 2001, where she defeated Eva Jones-Young of Indiana in a 10 round match.
Michele continued to box strongly, defending her titles and gaining no losses. Her record in November 24th 2001 stood at 21 wins, 0 losses with 12 KO’s. Unfortunately for her, the WIBF vacated her title for non-defence because further opponents could not be found for her. She did not retire, but simply ran out of boxers who were willing to face her in the boxing ring.
She now resides in Shanghai, China where she runs the Aboro Academy. Michele founded her boxing academy where they teach the ‘sweet science’ of boxing and aim for personal and physical growth through boxing.
Michele Aboro is a good friend of Roger Dorway (Head coach of Lions of Judah Boxing Academy) knowing each other from school days and growing up together from an early age. Roger comments “She is the best fighting girls around I know, and has a world of knowledge to pass on to girls and anyone who wants to achieve their goals. She has been my main inspiration in boxing and continues to inspire me today”.
Division: Super Bantam
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