Chevelle Lynvette Hallback (born September 3, 1971) is a female boxer from Plant City, Florida. Hallback, nicknamed "Fist of Steel", has been featured on television many times, usually fighting the biggest names in the sport. Hallback is among the most recognized female boxers in the world.
|Chevelle Lynvette Hallback|
|Real name||Chevelle Lynvette Hallback|
|Nickname(s)||Fist of Steel|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Born||September 3, 1971|
Plant City, Florida, United States
|Wins by KO||11|
Hallback began her professional boxing career on February 21, 1997, beating Connie Plosser by a first round knockout in Miami. In just her second fight, Hallback faced Lucia Rijker, who many considered the best pound-for-pound female boxer in the world at the time. Hallback was defeated by Rijker on March 22, losing by a fifth round technical knockout. Although she lost the fight, Hallback gave Rijker some trouble before Rijker's experience and conditioning edge took over.
In 1999, she only had one fight, which resulted in a non-title defense win. She challenged for her second world title, the IFBA world Jr. Lightweight title, when she faced Doris Hackl on April 26, 2000 in Kenner, Louisiana. Hallback failed to win the title by dropping a ten round majority decision to Hackl. Many people who saw that fight, including the TV commentators, thought Hallback did enough to win the fight. Her next fight was also very important, as she faced Laura Serrano on July 8, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite having been out of the ring for fifteen months before this fight, Hallback lost a six round majority decision to the Mexican fighter.
Four months later, on November 16, she fought for the WIBA world Jr. Lightweight title, in Austin, Texas, against Snodene Blakeney but had to settle for a 2nd round technical draw when Blakeney was accidentally cut by a headbutt. This was followed by two back to back wins over Brenda Drexel.
After two more wins, including a fourth round knockout of Drexel in their third bout, she challenged Alicia Ashley for the IBA world Jr. Lightweight title, on August 27, 2002, at Savannah, Georgia. Hallback outpointed Ashley over ten rounds.
Her next three bouts were non title affairs, and Hallback won each of them in two rounds or less.
She would have defended her IBA world Jr. Lightweight title for the first time on December 28, 2002, against Layla McCarter in Savannah. McCarter, however, suffered an injury during training one week prior to the fight. The promoters could not find an opponent, and McCarter decided to go on with the fight as scheduled, but the IBA decided it would be another non-title fight. Hallback won by a ten round unanimous decision.
Next, Hallback faced the ex-welterweight champ Mitzi Jeter twice in a row, beating her each time by six round unanimous decisions. On May 31, 2003, she met Britt Van Buskirk, winning by a six round decision, and Brenda Drexel for a fourth time, defeating Drexel by a six round decision.
Her next fight, against Melissa Del Valle, was a long-awaited match-up. Hallback retained the IBA Jr. Lightweight title with a ten round unanimous decision on August 30, and she followed that victory with a first round knockout win over Michelle Ewing.
Her luck ran out, however, when she moved up 10 pounds and 2 weight classes to meet Mary Jo Sanders on May 20, 2004, for the IBA continental Jr. Welterweight title, when she lost a ten round decision to the much bigger Sanders.
Hallback returned to 130 pounds, and back to her winning ways June 4, when she was rematched with Canino, in Oregon. Hallback won by a fourth round knockout.
Her next fight was another rematch, as she was finally able to defend her IBA Jr. Lightweight title against McCarter, on July 2, at San Diego, California. Hallback retained the title by a ten round unanimous decision.
Hallback then travelled to Tokyo Japan, and on March 13, 2005, she beat Emiko Raika by 10 round unanimous decision to win the WIBA Super Featherweight World Title.
On November 18, 2005, in Edmonton Alberta Canada, Hallback won a 10-round unanimous decision over Belinda Laracuente, defending her WIBA title.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|28 Wins (11 knockouts, 14 decisions), 7 Losses, 2 Draws|
|Loss||28–7–2||Cecilia Brækhus||Decision (unanimous)||10||2011-05-07||Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark||WBA, WBC & WBO Welterweight Title|
|Win||28–6–2||Victoria Cisneros||Decision (split)||8||2010–12-03||Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Loss||27–6–2||Holly Holm||Decision (unanimous)||10||2010-03–26||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Win||27–5–2||Jeannine Garside||Decision (split)||10||2008-06–13||Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico||vacant WBAN World Lightweight & vacant IFBA World Lightweight Titles|
|Draw||26–5–2||Melissa Hernández||Points||10||2008-02-07||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California|
|Win||26–5–1||Terri Blair||Decision (unanimous)||8||2007-07-02||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California|
|Loss||25–5–1||Holly Holm||Decision (unanimous)||10||2007-05–23||Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Win||25–4–1||Belinda Laracuente||Decision (unanimous)||10||2005–11–18||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||WIBA Super Featherweight Title|
|NC||24–4–1||Melissa Del Valle||No decision||3||2005-10–07||A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida|
|Win||24–4–1||Emiko Raika||Decision (unanimous)||10||2005–03–13||Velfarre, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan||WIBA Super Featherweight Title|
|Win||23–4–1||Kim Colbert||TKO||2||2005-01–26||A La Carte Event Pavilion, Kansas City, Missouri|
|Win||22–4–1||Layla McCarter||Decision (unanimous)||10||2004-07-02||Pala Casino, Pala, California||WIBA Super Featherweight Title|
|Win||21–4–1||Bonnie Canino||TKO||4||2004-06–04||Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon|
|Loss||20–4–1||Mary Jo Sanders||Points||10||2004-05–20||Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan|
|Win||20–3–1||Michelle Ewing||TKO||1||2003-09–20||Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||19–3–1||Melissa Del Valle||Decision (unanimous)||10||2003-08–30||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia||IBA Super Featherweight Title|
|Win||18–3–1||Brenda Drexel||Decision (unanimous)||6||2003-06–28||Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||17–3–1||Britt Van Buskirk||Decision (unanimous)||6||2003-05–31||Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||16–3–1||Mitzi Jeter||Decision (unanimous)||6||2003-04–26||Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||15–3–1||Mitzi Jeter||Decision (unanimous)||6||2003-03–29||Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||14–3–1||Layla McCarter||Decision (unanimous)||10||2002-12–28||Johnny Mercer Theater, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||13–3–1||Willicia Moorehead||KO||1||2002-11–22||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||12–3–1||Vicky Clardy||KO||1||2002-10–20||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||11–3–1||Vanessa Pine||KO||2||2002-09–27||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||10–3–1||Alicia Ashley||Decision (unanimous)||10||2002-08–27||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia||IBA Super Featherweight Title|
|Win||9–3–1||Brenda Drexel||TKO||4||2002-06–29||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||8–3–1||Carla Witherspoon||Decision (unanimous)||6||2002-06–04||Morrell Park, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||7–3–1||Brenda Drexel||Decision (unanimous)||6||2002-04–27||Jarrell's Gym, Savannah, Georgia|
|Win||6–3–1||Brenda Drexel||Decision (unanimous)||6||2002-03–22||Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia|
|Draw||5–3–1||Snodene Blakeney||Decision (technical)||3||2001-11–16||Convention Center, Austin, Texas||WIBA Super Featherweight Title|
|Loss||5–3||Laura Serrano||Decision (majority)||6||2001-07–08||Texas Station Casino, North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||5–2||Doris Hackl||Decision (majority)||10||2000-04–26||New Orleans, Louisiana||IFBA Super Featherweight Title|
|Win||5–1||Hayde Nuñez||Decision (unanimous)||4||1999-06–11||Bossier City, Louisiana|
|Win||4–1||Bonnie Canino||TKO||7||1998-03–06||Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida||WIBF Featherweight Title|
|Win||3–1||Bethany Payne||TKO||1||1997-09–20||Round 1 Gym, Boca Raton, Florida|
|Win||2–1||Judy Mayrand||TKO||1||1997-05–21||Tallahassee, Florida|
|Loss||1–1||Lucia Rijker||TKO||5||1997-03–22||Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Win||1-0||Connie Plosser||TKO||1||1997-02–21||Mahi Temple Shrine Auditorium, Miami, Florida|
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|Loss||1–1||Sarah Wilson||Submission (triangle choke)||XFC 7||February 20, 2009||1||3:03||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States|
|Win||1–0||Melissa Vasquez||TKO (punches)||XFC 6||December 5, 2008||1||0:41||Tampa, Florida, United States|