Regina Halmich

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Regina Halmich
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Real nameRegina Halmich
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm) [1]
NationalityGerman
Born (1976-11-22) 22 November 1976 (age 43)
Karlsruhe, West Germany
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights56
Wins54
Wins by KO16
Losses1
Draws1
No contests0

Regina Halmich (born 22 November 1976) is a boxer from Germany. Halmich is among the most successful female boxers of all time, and helped popularise female boxing in Europe.

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Amateur career

Halmich was German champion in kickboxing as an amateur in 1992, 1993 and 1994, a year in which she also earned the European title. [2]

Professional career

As a professional, she has boxed in the Jr. Flyweight, Flyweight, Jr. Bantamweight, Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. Halmich was the WIBF's world champion in the Jr. Flyweight, Flyweight and Super Flyweight divisions. Halmich made her professional debut on 4 March 1994, in her hometown of Karlsruhe, defeating Fienie Klee of the Netherlands.

Regina Halmich has defeated several quality boxers during her career. She defended her Flyweight title with success against Delia Gonzalez, Yvonne Caples, Johanna Peña-Álvarez [3] and numerous others, once only with a draw against Elena Reid. She also faced Daisy Lang, against whom she won in a fight for the vacant IWBF world Super Flyweight title.

On 15 January 2005, she defeated Marylin Hernandez by a ten-round unanimous decision defending the world Flyweight title. On 16 April 2005 she also defeated Hollie Dunaway in ten rounds defending her title. In her 50th professional fight, she defended the title against María Jesús Rosa Reina from Spain. She held the title for more than ten years. In December 2005 she won the rematch against Elena Reid.

On 9 September 2006 Halmich won her 53rd pro fight, defeating Ria Ramnarine of Trinidad and Tobago by TKO in the sixth round. Her pro boxing record now stands at 52 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.

Halmich faced Reka Krempf of Hungary on 13 January 2007 at the Brandberg Arena in Halle (Saale), defeating her by a unanimous decision for the 44th successful title defense.

Retirement

Halmich announced her retirement after her farewell fight on 30 November 2007, in which she beat Hagar Finer of Israel by majority decision (96–94, 97–94, 95–95).

Outside the ring

In addition to her boxing career, Halmich has branched out into the world of business, as she became one of the first women boxers to have her own line of cosmetics. She has posed as a model for some German magazines and websites. Halmich became famous on German television with a promotional fight against German TV host Stefan Raab, in his show TV Total in March 2001. The fight was rather chaotic, the referee intended to end it more than once because he felt that Stefan Raab's health was in danger, but show host Raab kept convincing him to continue the fight. Although Halmich broke Stefan Raab's nose during the fight, he at least managed to go the distance with her. A second fight between these two took place in 2007, and Halmich won again.

The EP "All We Are – The Fight" by metal band Warlock is subtitled "A Tribute to Regina Halmich", because this version of the title track "All We Are" was originally performed on 30 March 2006 on German TV as the entrance song for Regina Halmich, who was also Doro's best friend.

International recognition

She is not a stranger to American boxing fans, and, in 1996, American boxing publication Ring Magazine published the first of a number of articles about her in that magazine. In 2016 January Ring magazine considered the 2nd best female boxer of all time. [4]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
56 fights54 wins1 loss
By knockout161
By decision380
Draws1
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
56Win54–1-1 Hagar Finer MD1030 Nov 2007DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
55Win53–1-1Wendy RodriguezUD1028 Jul 2007Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
54Win52–1-1Reka KrempfUD1013 Jan 2007Brandberge Arena, Halle (Saale), GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
53Win51–1-1 Ria Ramnarine TKO6 (10), 0:549 Sep 2006Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
52Win50–1-1Viktoria MiloUD106 May 2006Burg-Wächter Castello, Düsseldorf, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
51Win49–1-1 Elena Reid UD103 Dec 2005Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
50Win48–1-1 María Jesús Rosa Reina SD1010 Sep 2005DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
49Win47–1-1 Hollie Dunaway UD1016 Apr 2005Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
48Win46–1-1Marilyn HernandezUD1015 Jan 2005 Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
47Draw45–1-1 Elena Reid SD1011 Sep 2004Ostseehalle, Kiel, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
46Win45–1 Daisy Lang UD1029 May 2004 Ostseehalle, Kiel, GermanyWon vacant IBF female super flyweight title
45Win44–1 Johanna Peña Álvarez UD1017 Jan 2004 DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
44Win43–1Svetla TaskovaTKO6 (10)12 Jul 2003 Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle, Leverkusen, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
43Win42–1 Cathy Brown UD1026 Apr 2003 Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
42Win41–1Nadja LoritzUD1018 Jan 2003Grugahalle, Essen, GermanyWon vacant IBF female flyweight title
41Win40–1 Yvonne Caples MD1017 Aug 2002Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
40Win39–1Anca MoiseTKO4 (10)20 Apr 2002Stoczniowiec Olivia Arena, Gdańsk, Poland Retained IBF female light flyweight title
39Win38–1Svetla TaskovaUD1024 Nov 2001Universum Gym, Hamburg, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
38Win37–1Alina ShaternikovaUD1021 Jul 2001Tivoli Eissporthalle, Aachen, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
37Win36–1Andrea BlevinsKO5 (10), 1:357 Apr 2001Universum Gym, Hamburg, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
36Win35–1Szilvia CsicselyTKO3 (10)24 Feb 2001 Sporthalle, Hamburg, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
35Win34–1Alina ShaternikovaSD1016 Dec 2000 Grugahalle, Essen, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
34Win33–1 Michelle Sutcliffe UD127 Oct 2000Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
33Win32–1Delia GonzalezMD1013 May 2002Sartory Säle, Cologne, GermanyRetained IBF female super flyweight title
32Win31–1Viktoria VargaTKO5 (10), 1:1519 Feb 2000 Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
31Win30–1Jill MatthewsUD1018 Sep 1999Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, GermanyRetained IBF female light flyweight title
30Win29–1Erzsebet BorosiTKO8 (10)10 Jul 1999 Sporthalle, Augsburg, GermanyWon vacant IBF female light flyweight title
29Win28–1Lourdes Noemi GonzalezKO1 (10)27 Mar 1999Sartory Säle, Cologne, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
28Win27–1Viktoria PatakiUD105 Dec 1998 Sport Palace, Kyiv, Ukraine Retained IBF female flyweight title
27Win26–1Anissa ZamarronUD103 Oct 1998Prinz-Garden Halle, Augsburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
26Win25–1Stefania BianchiniUD1010 Jul 1998 Circus Krone, Munich, GermanyRetained IBF female super flyweight title
25Win24–1Maria Rosa TabbusoTKO6 (10)18 Apr 1998Eurogress, Aachen, GermanyWon IBF female super flyweight title
24Win23–1Lisa HoughtonUD107 Mar 1998Sartory Säle, Cologne, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
23Win22–1Francesca LupoUD1029 Nov 1997Rheinstrandhalle, Karlsruhe, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
22Win21–1Viktoria PatakiUD1020 Sep 1997Tivoli Eissporthalle, Aachen, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
21Win20–1Lisa HoughtonUD1027 Jun 1997Oberrheinhalle, Offenburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
20Win19–1Nojima MiyukiUD108 Mar 1997Sartory Säle, Cologne, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
19Win18–1Cheryll RobertsonUD1021 Dec 1996Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
18Win17–1 Michelle Sutcliffe TKO2 (10)2 Nov 1996 Olympia Eisstadion, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
17Win16–1Diane BerryUD1017 Aug 1996Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
16Win15–1Melinda PappTKO4 (10)13 Apr 1996Sporthalle, Hamburg, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
15Win14–1Dagmar RichardsonKO8 (10), 1:2410 Feb 1996Stadthalle, Cottbus, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
14Win13–1Anissa ZamarronUD102 Dec 1995Carl Benz Halle, Karlsruhe, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
13Win12–1Petrina PhillipsUD104 Nov 1995 Sartory-Säle, Cologne, Germany
12Win11–1Brigitte ScherzinourKO8 (10)23 Sep 1995Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, GermanyRetained IBF female flyweight title
11Win10-1Sonia PereiraTKO7 (10)5 Aug 1995Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, Germany
10Win9–1Kim MesserSD1010 Jun 1995 Europahalle, Karlsruhe, GermanyWon vacant IBF female flyweight title
9Loss8-1 Yvonne Trevino RTD4 (10), 2:0020 Apr 1995 Aladdin Hotel & Casino,, Las Vegas, Nevada, USFor vacant IBF female flyweight title [5]
8Win8–0Maria Rosa TabbusoPTS10 (10)2 Apr 1995 Italy
7Win7–0Paula MoreiraPTS6 (6)11 Mar 1995 Lugner City, Vienna, Austria [6]
6Win6–0Cheryll RobertsonPTS10 (10)25 Nov 1994Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
5Win5–0Severine GrandsirePTS6 (6)2 Sep 1994Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
4Win4–0Sonja SilvaKO1 (?)17 Jun 1994Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
3Win3–0Severine GrandsirePTS6 (6)05 Jun 1994 Bruchsal, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
2Win2–0Birgit VeerleKO3 (?)22 Apr 1993Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1Win1–0Fienie KleePTS604 Mar 1994 Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyProfessional debut

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References

  1. Halmich, Regina. "Halmich homepage". ReginalHalmich homepage. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  2. "Regina Halmich - Bio" (in German). Regina Halmich official website. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. "Las mujeres en boxeo" (in Spanish). Las mujeres en boxeo. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  4. Gerbasi, Thomas. (Jan 2016): "The best female boxers of all time." The Ring,:Pages 90–91.
  5. "Regina Halmich verliert ersten WM Kampf – Kick Illustrierte Kicksider – Das Kampfsport Archiv Online" . Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. "Regina Halmich boxte in Wien – Kick Illustrierte Kicksider – Das Kampfsport Archiv Online" . Retrieved 5 February 2019.
Preceded by
Delia Gonzalez (Vacated)
WIBF World Super Flyweight Champion
25 November 1994–1999 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Daisy Lang
Preceded by
Yvonne Trevino (Vacated)
WIBF World Flyweight Champion
10 June 1995 – 7 December 2007(Vacated)
Succeeded by
Susi Kentikian
Preceded by
Delia Gonzalez (Vacated)
WIBF World Light Flyweight Champion
10 July 1999–2002/2003 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
María Jesús Rosa Reina