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Barbara Buttrick personal details

First Name Barbara
Last Name Buttrick
Nickname/s The Mighty Atom of the Ring
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Date of Birth
Born Hull, East Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Residence Miami, Florida, United States
Status Retired
Nationality English
Weight class Flyweight
Weight range 98 - 98lbs / 45 - 45kg
Preferred 98lbs / 45kg
Height 4ft 11in / 149cm
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Barbara Buttrick fight history

W Gloria Adams Unanimous Decision Boxing 10/…/59 North Miami Amrory, Miami, Florida, United States
……… R4 ………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Phyllis Kugler Unanimous Decision Boxing 10/08/57 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, United States
2:00 R6 / 6×2 Pro World title • First ever women’s Boxing World title fight
D Phyllis Kugler Draw Boxing 08/31/57 Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
2:00 R4 / 4×2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
L JoAnn Hagen Unanimous Decision Boxing 09/09/54 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
……… R8 ………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………..

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Barbara Buttrick’s Bio

Barbara Buttrick is a female boxer from Hull, East Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

She began boxing at the age of 15 in the 1940s. She was the first female boxer to have a fight broadcast on national television, in 1954. In 1957, Barbara became the first ever women’s boxing World Champion. She also received the first ever Texas state Boxing license for a woman. Her career spanned 15 years before she retired in 1960.

Having originally met Muhammad Ali in the 1950s, they were both inducted in the same class to the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, in 2010.

Since retiring, Barbara founded the International Women’s Boxing Federation in 1989, and the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.

Personal Life

Barbara was born in 1930.

She moved to the United States in 1952 to pursue more Boxing opportunities.

Barbara was four months pregnant with her first child when she officially announced her retirement in 1960. She is now a mother of two, and a grandmother to four.

Barbara has also worked as a ringside photographer.

Achievements

Boxing Titles

1957 - Boxing World Champion (first ever women’s Boxing World title)
Barbara held World titles at Flyweight and Bantamweight

Boxing Awards

2014 - International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee
2010 - Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee
1990 - International Boxing and Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee

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Len Smith Trainer / Instructor / Coach
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