|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Born||January 17, 1971|
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|Wins by KO||16|
Ann Wolfe (born January 17, 1971) is an American former boxer who held world titles in three different weight classes simultaneously.[ citation needed ] Wolfe is regarded by many within the sport as one of the greatest female boxers of all time. She's also a personal trainer and coach of several professional boxers, including former light middleweight contender James Kirkland. She appears in the 2017 film Wonder Woman in the supporting role of the Amazon Artemis.
Wolfe was born in Austin, Texas and moved Oberlin, Louisiana where she spent most of her childhood while spending a short time in Los Angeles. She moved from Oberlin to Austin Texas in 1996 with her two daughters. After being homeless and working construction, she met her original trainer 'Pops' Billingsley.She fought her amateur fights under Billingsley's tutelage and started fighting as a professional for RPM Promotions. Wolfe has mentored many children through her gyms, now lives in Austin and is a business-owner.
Ann had a record of 3-1 as an amateur boxer and fought at the 1998 U.S. National Championships. She won a decision over Tami Hendrickson of Seattle in the quarter-final by 50–39, then went on to stop Shanie Keelean of Chicago within 46 seconds of the first round. In the semifinal Wolfe lost to La'Kiea Coffen by a disqualification at 1:23 of the third round.
Wolfe made her professional debut by beating Brenda Lee Bell by a four-round decision. Her first and only career loss came four fights later, when she was knocked out in three rounds by veteran and future world champion Valerie Mahfood.
Wolfe beat Vienna Williams by a ten-round decision to win her first world title, the IFBA Jr. Middleweight title.She beat Gina Nicholas by knockout in three to win the vacant WIBA Light Middleweight title. She then proceeded to beat Shirvelle Williams by knockout in one round on a non-title bout.
Next was the vacant IFBA world Super Middleweight title, which she picked up by knocking out Marsha Valley in six rounds. She and Valley fought again, this time with the vacant WIBC's version of the title, and Wolfe won by knockout in round ten.
She avenged her defeat against Mahfood by taking the NABA World Super Middleweight Championship from her with a ten-round decision.
On May 8, 2004,she emulated Henry Armstrong's record of three world titles at the same time in different weight classes, by gaining the IBA world Light Heavyweight championship, knocking out undefeated champion and former NCAA basketball star Vonda Ward at one minute and eight seconds of Round One. Ward had a neck concussion because she hit the canvas with her neck when she fell. Ward was taken to the hospital in serious condition due to damage to her neck and head, but she recuperated. This bout was nationally televised from Biloxi, Mississippi and television commentators called it "the best knockout punch in a women’s boxing history".
Wolfe retained her title in a rematch with Valley, by a sixth-round knockout.
On July 19, 2005, Wolfe defeated Monica Nunez by a seventh-round knockout in Lula, Mississippi.
On August 20, 2005, she fought and defeated Valerie Mahfood for the second time, by a ten-round decision.
Wolfe last fought in 2006, knocking out Cassandra Giger and decisioning Lisa Ested.Since then, she has indicated that she is finished with her own boxing, preferring to work as a trainer.
In 2015, Wolfe was inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The IWBHF was created and founded by Sue TL Fox.
Wolfe has trained many amateur and professional boxers, including her oldest daughter, Jennifer Fenn, and light-middleweight contender, James Kirkland.
Wolfe was cast by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins in the supporting role of the Amazon warrior Artemis.
|26 fights||24 wins||1 loss|
|26||Win||24–1 (1)||Lisa Ested||UD||6||Jun 4, 2006||FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|25||Win||23–1 (1)||Cassandra Giger||KO||2 (4), 0:53||Apr 29, 2006||Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana, U.S.|
|24||Win||22–1 (1)||Valerie Mahfood||UD||10||Aug 20, 2005||Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.||Retained WIBA and IBA female light heavyweight titles|
|23||Win||21–1 (1)||Mónica Núñez||TKO||7 (8), 3:00||Jul 19, 2005||Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino, Lula, Mississippi, U.S.|
|22||Win||20–1 (1)||Marsha Valley||TKO||6 (10), 1:17||Jun 18, 2005||FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.||Retained IBA female light heavyweight title|
|21||Win||19–1 (1)||Genevia Buckhalter||TKO||1 (6), 1:09||Mar 5, 2005||Isle of Capri Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|20||Win||18–1 (1)||Cassandra Giger||UD||6||Nov 5, 2004||Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, U.S.|
|19||Win||17–1 (1)||Vonda Ward||KO||1 (10), 1:08||May 8, 2004||Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.||Won WIBA and vacant IBA female light heavyweight titles|
|18||Win||16–1 (1)||Deborah Fettkether||UD||8||Oct 11, 2003||Grand Casino Coushatta, Kinder, Louisiana, U.S.|
|17||Win||15–1 (1)||Valerie Mahfood||UD||10||Aug 23, 2003||Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.||Won vacant WBA-NABA super middleweight title|
|16||Win||14–1 (1)||Marsha Valley||TKO||10 (10), 0:48||Dec 21, 2002||Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.||Won vacant WIBC super middleweight title|
|15||Win||13–1 (1)||Genevia Buckhalter||TKO||2 (4), 0:39||Sep 25, 2002||Radisson Hotel, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|14||Win||12–1 (1)||Marsha Valley||TKO||6 (10), 1:06||Jun 21, 2002||Convention Center, Waco, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant IFBA super middleweight title|
|13||Win||11–1 (1)||Shirvelle Williams||TKO||1 (4), 1:40||Apr 25, 2002||Civic Center, Laredo, Texas, U.S.|
|12||Win||10–1 (1)||Gina Nicholas||TKO||3 (10), 0:47||Nov 16, 2001||Convention Center, Austin, Texas, U.S.||Retained IFBA light middleweight title;|
Won WIBA light middleweight title
|11||Win||9–1 (1)||Diane Clarke||RTD||4 (6), 2:00||Jul 14, 2001||Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|10||Win||8–1 (1)||Vienna Williams||UD||10||May 15, 2001||Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.||Won vacant IFBA light middleweight title|
|9||Win||7–1 (1)||Patricia Linton||TKO||1 (6), 0:36||Apr 19, 2001||Radisson Hotel, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|8||Win||6–1 (1)||Kelly Whaley||TKO||5 (6), 1:19||Feb 2, 2001||Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|7||Loss||5–1 (1)||Valerie Mahfood||TKO||3 (6), 1:17||Nov 30, 2000||Radisson Hotel, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|6||NC||5–0 (1)||Christine Robinson||NC||1 (6)||May 24, 2000||Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.||Fight stopped after Robinson was cut from an accidental head clash|
|5||Win||5–0||Gina Nicholas||KO||2 (6), 0:17||Apr 26, 2000||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Mary Ann Almager||TKO||1 (6), 0:41||Feb 11, 2000||Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Demetra Jones||TKO||1 (4)||Jan 20, 2000||Radisson Hotel, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Dakota Stone||UD||4||Oct 9, 1999||Mercer Arena, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Brenda Drexel||SD||4||Oct 17, 1998||Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort, Canyonville, Oregon, U.S.|
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