The famous boxer Christy Martin hails from the United States of America. She has been an inspiration for many people. Well, she always comes up with amazing things which people like a lot. In this article, you will get to know everything about Christy Martin.
Christy Martin’s Early Life
Christy was born on 12 June 1968 in West Virginia, USA. She completed her high school studies at Mullens High School, Concord University. Her nickname is The Coal Miner’s daughter.
Christy is 1.64 m in height. She was a former boxer and her field of boxing was Light middleweight i.e. 65-70 kgs.
Christy Martin’s Marriage
Christy Martin married James Martin regardless of the 24 years age gap between the two. James was her training coach who thought of scaring her off by starting a battle round between Christy and one of his male players. But he realized Christy’s stamina and dedication. Thus, after some time he realized his love for Christy. In 1992, finally, they got married.
Christy Martin: Career
Christy Martin started her career in 1989 when she was just 21 years old with a six-round draw with Angela Buchanan. Then she had trained under Charlie Sensabaugh of Daniels West Virginia. Then, she won the match against Angela after one month.
Later, Martin was defeated by Andrea DeShong in a five-round decision. It was Martin’s first defeat in her career. Thereafter, Christy won consecutively for nineteen times. In 1993, Martin won her first title fight against Beverly Szymansky. Then she won her first-round knockout in 1994.
Christy Martin’s Net worth
Christy performed amazingly in her shining years. She worked really hard with full dedication. As a result of which a sudden and significant rise was seen in her per match fees. Her fees rose from just $15,000 to $150,000 per match.
She retired in 2012 and in her complete career, she owns 49 wins, 7 losses, and 3 draws. She has earned $4 million from boxing itself.
At present, Christy Martin is the founder and CEO of Christy Martin Promotions and helping military veterans in finding stable jobs. Therefore, her net worth is estimated to be around $500 thousand.