Chevelle Hallback

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Chevelle Lynvette Hallback
Real nameChevelle Lynvette Hallback
Nickname(s)Fist of Steel
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Born (1971-09-03) September 3, 1971 (age 47)
Plant City, Florida, United States
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights38
Wins by KO11
No contests1

Chevelle Lynvette Hallback (born September 3, 1971) is a female boxer from Plant City, Florida. [1] Hallback, nicknamed "Fist of Steel", has been featured on television many times, usually fighting the biggest names in the sport. Hallback is among the most recognized female boxers in the world.

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Hallback began her professional boxing career on February 21, 1997, beating Connie Plosser by a first round knockout in Miami. In just her second fight, Hallback faced Lucia Rijker, who many considered the best pound-for-pound female boxer in the world at the time. Hallback was defeated by Rijker on March 22, losing by a fifth round technical knockout. Although she lost the fight, Hallback gave Rijker some trouble before Rijker's experience and conditioning edge took over.

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In 1999, she only had one fight, which resulted in a non-title defense win. She challenged for her second world title, the IFBA world Jr. Lightweight title, when she faced Doris Hackl on April 26, 2000 in Kenner, Louisiana. Hallback failed to win the title by dropping a ten round majority decision to Hackl. Many people who saw that fight, including the TV commentators, thought Hallback did enough to win the fight. Her next fight was also very important, as she faced Laura Serrano on July 8, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite having been out of the ring for fifteen months before this fight, Hallback lost a six round majority decision to the Mexican fighter.

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Four months later, on November 16, she fought for the WIBA world Jr. Lightweight title, in Austin, Texas, against Snodene Blakeney but had to settle for a 2nd round technical draw when Blakeney was accidentally cut by a headbutt. This was followed by two back to back wins over Brenda Drexel.

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After two more wins, including a fourth round knockout of Drexel in their third bout, she challenged Alicia Ashley for the IBA world Jr. Lightweight title, on August 27, 2002, at Savannah, Georgia. Hallback outpointed Ashley over ten rounds.

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Her next three bouts were non title affairs, and Hallback won each of them in two rounds or less.

She would have defended her IBA world Jr. Lightweight title for the first time on December 28, 2002, against Layla McCarter in Savannah. McCarter, however, suffered an injury during training one week prior to the fight. The promoters could not find an opponent, and McCarter decided to go on with the fight as scheduled, but the IBA decided it would be another non-title fight. Hallback won by a ten round unanimous decision.

Next, Hallback faced the ex-welterweight champ Mitzi Jeter twice in a row, beating her each time by six round unanimous decisions. On May 31, 2003, she met Britt Van Buskirk, winning by a six round decision, and Brenda Drexel for a fourth time, defeating Drexel by a six round decision.

Her next fight, against Melissa Del Valle, was a long-awaited match-up. Hallback retained the IBA Jr. Lightweight title with a ten round unanimous decision on August 30, and she followed that victory with a first round knockout win over Michelle Ewing.

Her luck ran out, however, when she moved up 10 pounds and 2 weight classes to meet Mary Jo Sanders on May 20, 2004, for the IBA continental Jr. Welterweight title, when she lost a ten round decision to the much bigger Sanders.

Hallback returned to 130 pounds, and back to her winning ways June 4, when she was rematched with Canino, in Oregon. Hallback won by a fourth round knockout.

Her next fight was another rematch, as she was finally able to defend her IBA Jr. Lightweight title against McCarter, on July 2, at San Diego, California. Hallback retained the title by a ten round unanimous decision.

Hallback then travelled to Tokyo Japan, and on March 13, 2005, she beat Emiko Raika by 10 round unanimous decision to win the WIBA Super Featherweight World Title.

On November 18, 2005, in Edmonton Alberta Canada, Hallback won a 10-round unanimous decision over Belinda Laracuente, defending her WIBA title.

On 7 May 2011, she will face the undefeated Norwegian boxer, Cecilia Brækhus, in Copenhagen.

Professional boxing record

28 Wins (11 knockouts, 14 decisions), 7 Losses, 2 Draws [2]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Loss28–7–2 Flag of Norway.svg Cecilia Brækhus Decision (unanimous)102011-05-07 Flag of Denmark.svg Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark WBA, WBC & WBO Welterweight Title
Win28–6–2 Flag of the United States.svg Victoria Cisneros Decision (split)82010–12-03 Flag of New Mexico.svg Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Loss27–6–2 Flag of the United States.svg Holly Holm Decision (unanimous)102010-03–26 Flag of New Mexico.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win27–5–2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jeannine Garside Decision (split)102008-06–13 Flag of New Mexico.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Draw26–5–2 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Melissa Hernández Points102008-02-07 Flag of California.svg Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Win26–5–1 Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairDecision (unanimous)82007-07-02 Flag of California.svg Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Loss25–5–1 Flag of the United States.svg Holly Holm Decision (unanimous)102007-05–23 Flag of New Mexico.svg Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Win25–4–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente Decision (unanimous)102005–11–18 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada WIBA Super Featherweight Title
NC24–4–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Melissa Del Valle No decision32005-10–07 Flag of Florida.svg A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida
Win24–4–1 Flag of Japan.svg Emiko Raika Decision (unanimous)102005–03–13 Flag of Japan.svg Velfarre, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan WIBA Super Featherweight Title
Win23–4–1 Flag of the United States.svg Kim ColbertTKO22005-01–26 Flag of Missouri.svg A La Carte Event Pavilion, Kansas City, Missouri
Win22–4–1 Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter Decision (unanimous)102004-07-02 Flag of California.svg Pala Casino, Pala, California WIBA Super Featherweight Title
Win21–4–1 Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie Canino TKO42004-06–04 Flag of Oregon.svg Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon
Loss20–4–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mary Jo Sanders Points102004-05–20 Flag of Michigan.svg Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Win20–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Michelle EwingTKO12003-09–20 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win19–3–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Melissa Del Valle Decision (unanimous)102003-08–30 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia IBA Super Featherweight Title
Win18–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Brenda DrexelDecision (unanimous)62003-06–28 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win17–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Britt Van BuskirkDecision (unanimous)62003-05–31 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win16–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mitzi JeterDecision (unanimous)62003-04–26 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win15–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mitzi JeterDecision (unanimous)62003-03–29 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win14–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter Decision (unanimous)102002-12–28 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Johnny Mercer Theater, Savannah, Georgia
Win13–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Willicia MooreheadKO12002-11–22 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia
Win12–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Vicky ClardyKO12002-10–20 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia
Win11–3–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Vanessa PineKO22002-09–27 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia
Win10–3–1 Flag of Jamaica.svg Alicia Ashley Decision (unanimous)102002-08–27 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia IBA Super Featherweight Title
Win9–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Brenda DrexelTKO42002-06–29 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia
Win8–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Carla WitherspoonDecision (unanimous)62002-06–04 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Morrell Park, Savannah, Georgia
Win7–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Brenda DrexelDecision (unanimous)62002-04–27 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia
Win6–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Brenda DrexelDecision (unanimous)62002-03–22 Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia
Draw5–3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Snodene BlakeneyDecision (technical)32001-11–16 Flag of Texas.svg Convention Center, Austin, Texas WIBA Super Featherweight Title
Loss5–3 Flag of Mexico.svg Laura Serrano Decision (majority)62001-07–08 Flag of Nevada.svg Texas Station Casino, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss5–2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Doris HacklDecision (majority)102000-04–26 Flag of Louisiana.svg New Orleans, Louisiana IFBA Super Featherweight Title
Win5–1 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Hayde NuñezDecision (unanimous)41999-06–11 Flag of Louisiana.svg Bossier City, Louisiana
Win4–1 Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie Canino TKO71998-03–06 Flag of Florida.svg Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida WIBF Featherweight Title
Win3–1 Flag of the United States.svg Bethany PayneTKO11997-09–20 Flag of Florida.svg Round 1 Gym, Boca Raton, Florida
Win2–1 Flag of the United States.svg Judy MayrandTKO11997-05–21 Flag of Florida.svg Tallahassee, Florida
Loss1–1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lucia Rijker TKO51997-03–22 Flag of Texas.svg Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas
Win1-0 Flag of the United States.svg Connie PlosserTKO11997-02–21 Flag of Florida.svg Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida

Mixed martial arts record

Loss1–1Sarah WilsonSubmission (triangle choke)XFC 7February 20, 200913:03 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Win1–0Melissa VasquezTKO (punches)XFC 6December 5, 200810:41 Tampa, Florida, United States

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