Tori Nelson

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Tori Nelson
Statistics
Real nameTori Jovan Nelson
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Reach64 in (163 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1976-08-26) August 26, 1976 (age 44)
South Hill, Virginia, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights25
Wins20
Wins by KO4
Losses2
Draws3

Tori Jovan Nelson (born August 26, 1976) is an American professional boxer. She is a former three-weight world champion, having held the WBC female middleweight title in 2011: the WIBA middleweight title in 2012; the WIBA welterweight from 2013 to 2014; and the WIBA super middleweight title in 2016. [1] As of September 2020, she is ranked as the third best active female middleweight by The Ring [2] by BoxRec. [3]

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Amateur career

Nelson is a three time Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves champion. [4] [5]

Professional career

Nelson was the World Boxing Council middleweight champion as well as the Women's International Boxing Association welterweight and super middleweight champion. [6] [7] [8]

Nelson won a bout over Mia St. John. [9]

Nelson lost a title bout by going the distance against 2-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields. [10]

Personal life

Nelson is a grandmother and works as a waitress at IHOP. [11]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
23 fights18 wins2 losses
By knockout30
By decision152
Draws3
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
23Loss Christina Hammer
22Loss Claressa Shields
21Win
20Win
19Win
18Win
17Win
16Win
15Win
14Win
13Win
12Win
11Win
10Win
9Win
8Draw6–0–2 Flag of Bermuda.svg Teresa Perozzi MD1013 Oct, 2012 Flag of Bermuda.svg Southampton, BermudaFor WBA, vacant WBC female middleweight titles
7Win6–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Vashon LivingUD1011 Feb, 2012 Flag of the United States.svg Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.Won vacant WIBA female middleweight title
6Win5–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Michelle GarlandUD410 Sep, 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
5Win4–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Lorissa Rivas WallaceSD1029 Jul, 2011 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Jean Pierre Sports Complex, Port of Spain, Trinidad and TobagoWon vacant WBC female middleweight title
4Win3–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Rachel ClarkUD425 Jun, 2011 Flag of the United States.svg Field House, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
3Win2–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Shelly SeivertUD611 Dec, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland, U.S.
2Win1–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Rachel ClarkUD46 Nov, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Jaycees Community Center, Waldorf, Maryland, U.S.
1Draw0–0–1 Flag of the United States.svg Shelly SeivertMD4May 8, 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Du Burns Arena, Baltimore, Maryland U.S.

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References

  1. "BoxRec: Tori Nelson". boxrec.com. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  2. "The Ring Women's Ratings". The Ring. 8 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. "BoxRec: Female middleweight ratings". boxrec.com. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. Trinidad Express Newspapers: | Nelson vows to beat Rivas
  5. Perozzi eyes bout against undefeated Nelson | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Boxing
  6. Tori Nelson to face Vashon Living for WIBA Title, Todd Wilson to Battle Fernando Basora on Feb. 11 Jimmy Lange Boxing Card | Ringside Report
  7. Tori Nelson wins the WIBA Welterweight Title
  8. Tori "ShoNuff" Nelson Wins UBF & WIBA Super Middleweight Championships by Defeating Alicia Napoleon!
  9. Unified women's super middleweight world titleholder Claressa Shields will make her first defense against Tori Nelson
  10. Claressa Shields retains super middleweight titles vsTori Nelson
  11. Tori Nelson, a 41-year-old grandma, might be Claressa Shields' toughest test