01.08.05 – Sumya Anani stunned the female boxing world in 1998 with a decision win over the then prime Christy Martin. Harold Lederman, of HBO, said “It was absolutely one of the most amazing fights I ever saw!! Christy tried everything, but couldn’t stop Sumya.”
Christy went to the hospital after the fight, and consequently never wanted a rematch. Sumya went on to win 4 world titles, from 135-147! She is ranked # 1 @ 147 by Boxrec. Ranked # 1 @ 140 by WBC, WBAN, IFBA, & IWBF. The current World IBA Welterwgt. Champ, & the current World WIBA 140 Champ. In recent years, she has been voted The Ring magazines P4P best female fighter, and WBAN’s most avoided fighter. Lucia Rijker is one of the ‘artful dodgers!’Tune in on Tuesday Night, August 2nd!!