Mary Jo Sanders

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Mary Jo Sanders
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Real nameMary Jo Sanders
Weight(s)Middleweight
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Born (1974-01-13) January 13, 1974 (age 46)
Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Stanceorthodox
Boxing record
Total fights27
Wins25
Wins by KO8
Losses1
Draws1
No contests0

Mary Jo Sanders (born January 13, 1974, in Auburn Hills, Michigan) is a female professional boxer. She is also daughter of NFL Hall of Famer, Charlie Sanders. [1] [2] [3]

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In a highly anticipated bout in 2008 with Holly Holm, a fight in which Sanders was favored to win, Holm won via decision. [4] The two had a rematch four months later and fought to a draw. [5] It was the last time Sanders fought. Her record is 25 wins, 8 by knockout, with 1 defeat, and 1 draw.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
27 fights25 wins1 loss
By knockout80
By decision171
Draws1
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
27Draw25–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Holly Holm MD10Oct 17, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USAvacant International Boxing Association female super welterweight title
26Loss25–1 Flag of the United States.svg Holly Holm UD10Jun 13, 2008 Flag of the United States.svg Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAInternational Boxing Association female welterweight title
25Win25–0 Flag of the United States.svg Veronica RuckerTKO4 (8)Nov 29, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg Andiamo Italia, Warren, Michigan, USA
24Win24–0 Flag of the United States.svg Valerie Mahfood UD10Mar 30, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USAInternational Boxing Association female middleweight title
23Win23–0 Flag of the United States.svg Gina Nicholas RTD2 (10)Jan 12, 2007 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USAInternational Boxing Association female middleweight title
22Win22–0 Flag of the United States.svg Cimberly Harris UD4Nov 24, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Little River Casino and Resort, Manistee, Michigan, USA
21Win21–0 Flag of the United States.svg Tricia Turton UD10Jun 3, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USAvacant Women's International Boxing Association World super welterweight title
20Win20–0 Flag of the United States.svg Iva Weston TKO3 (10)Feb 3, 2006 Flag of the United States.svg Conference Center, Detroit, Michigan, USAvacant Women's International Boxing Association World welterweight title WBC World female welterweight title
19Win19–0 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Holewyne UD10Dec 17, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
18Win18–0 Flag of the United States.svg Yvonne Reis UD6Oct 19, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Andiamo’s, Warren, Michigan, USA
17Win17–0 Flag of the United States.svg Eliza Olson UD10Jul 30, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWBC World female super lightweight title
16Win16–0 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Belinda Laracuente UDMay 14, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, Louisiana, USA
15Win15–0 Flag of the United States.svg Lois Theobald TKOApr 29, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
14Win14–0 Flag of the United States.svg Melissa Del Valle UDMar 16, 2005 Flag of the United States.svg Andiamo Italian, Warren, Michigan, USA
13Win13–0 Flag of Italy.svg Rita Turrisi UD8Oct 27, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Andiamo's Banquet Center, Warren, Michigan, USA
12Win12–0 Flag of the United States.svg Carla WitherspoonTKO3Sep 16, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
11Win11–0 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa HolewyneTKO9 (10)Aug 19, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Aldrich Arena, Maplewood, Minnesota, USA
10Win10–0 Flag of the United States.svg Terri Blair UD4Jul 16, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Memorial Civic Center, Canton, Ohio, USA
9Win9–0 Flag of the United States.svg Chevelle Hallback PTS10May 20, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
8Win8–0 Flag of the United States.svg Layla McCarter UD6Apr 16, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
7Win7–0 Flag of the United States.svg Jamie WhitcombTKO1 (4)Jan 30, 2004 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
6Win6–0 Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairUD4Jul 31, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
5Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Cynthia ProuderUD4Jul 15, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Playboy Mansion, Beverly Hills, California, USA
4Win4–0 Flag of the United States.svg Shadina PennybakerMD4Jul 1, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Cafaro Field, Niles, Ohio, USA
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Shadina PennybakerUD4Jun 5, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg State Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Terri BlairUD4May 23, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg Gray's Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Willicia MooreheadTKO1 (4)Feb 7, 2003 Flag of the United States.svg The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
WBC Female Light Welterweight Champion
30 July 2005 1 Oct 2005
Vacated
Succeeded by
Vacant
Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
WBC Female Welterweight Champion
3 February 2006 3 June 2006
Vacated
Succeeded by
Holly Holm
Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
WIBA Female Welterweight Champion
3 February 2006 3 June 2006
Vacated
Succeeded by
Holly Holm
Preceded by
Ann Wolfe
WIBA Light Middleweight Champion
3 June 2006 12 January 2007
Vacated
Succeeded by
Jisselle Salandy

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