Hanna Gabriel Valle (born 14 January 1983), known as Hanna Gabriel, is a Costa Rican professional boxer and two-weight world champion. She has held the WBA super welterweight title since 2016. Previously, she held the WBO welterweight title in 2009 and the WBO junior middleweight title twice between 2010 and 2018.
Gabriel in 2010
|Real name||Hanna Gabriel Valle|
|Nickname(s)||La Amazona / Black|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Born||14 January 1983|
Alajuela, Costa Rica
|Wins by KO||11|
Gabriel is the daughter of Yolanda Valle Moreno and Lesslie Gabriel Binns, a promising boxer who qualified for the Olympic Games in Moscow 1980, but was unable to attend. She has one brother, Windell, who played football in the Costa Rican Primera División.
On 19 December 2009, Gabriel fought for the vacant WBO welterweight title against Argentine Gabriela Zapata at the Dennis Martínez National Stadium, Managua, Nicaragua, winning by TKO in the fourth round. The event and was part of an evening of posthumous tribute to three-weight Nicaraguan world champion Alexis Arguello, El Flaco Explosivo, considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.
On 14 January 2010, just over a month after capturing the WBO welterweight title, Gabriel relinquished the belt after suffering several blackouts - said to be caused by having to cut-weight in order to make the welterweight limit.
On 29 May 2010, Gabriel moved up in weight to face Dominican Gardy Álvarez for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, winning by first-round TKO in a fight that lasted only 11 seconds.
On 11 January 2011, Gabriel successfully defended her title against American Melisenda Pérez, winning by TKO in the tenth-round. Her cousin Andrés Calderón was present for the fight and was noted as part of her motivation to win in a following interview.
On 31 March 2011, Gabriels once again fought Melisenda Pérez, this time winning with a seventh-round TKO. With 14,000 in attendance, the event was part of the inauguration acts of the National Stadium of Costa Rica.
On 28 February 2013, Gabriels suffered her first career loss via second-round TKO to Oxandia Castillo of the Dominican Republic, losing her unbeaten streak and WBO junior middleweight title.
On 20 December 2014, after nearly two years out of the ring, Gabriels once again fought for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title against Mexican Paty Ramirez, regaining her title with a second-round TKO.
Gabriels defended the unified light middleweight championship twice in 2017; On 27 May, she won a unanimous decision over Canadian Natasha Spence, and on 13 October, avenged her first career loss against Oxandia Castillo by unanimous decision.
On 22 June 2018, Gabriels moved up in weight for the third time to challenge two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields for the vacant WBA and inaugural IBF middleweight titles at the Masonic Temple, Detroit. After becoming the first fighter to knock Shields down, Gabriels lost a 10 round unanimous decision (91-98, 92-97, 92-97).
In July 2019, Gabriel acknowledged in an interview that she suffered sexual abuse at age five as part of an effort to raise awareness about the issue. Gabriel is an activist for gender equity and against violence. That same year Gabriel was appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a special collaborator to help campaigns for refugees and against xenophobia.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|22 fights||19 wins||2 losses|
|23||Win||20–2–1||Abril Vidal||UD||10||17 Jul 2019||Gimnasio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica||Retained WBA super welterweight title|
|22||Win||19–2–1||Sarah Dwyer||UD||10||26 Jan 2019||Managua, Nicaragua||Retained WBA super welterweight title|
|21||Lose||18–2–1||Claressa Shields||UD||10||22 Jun 2018||Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, United States||For vacant WBA and inaugural IBF middleweight titles|
|20||Win||18–1–1||Oxandia Castillo||UD||10||13 Oct 2017||Gimnasio Nacional Eddy Cortés, San José, Costa Rica||Retained WBA and WBO junior middleweight titles|
|19||Win||17–1–1||Natasha Spence||UD||10||27 May 2017||BN Arena, Hatillo, Costa Rica||Retained WBA and WBO junior middleweight titles|
|18||Win||16–1–1||Katia Alvariño||TKO||3 (10)||18 Jun 2016||Polideportivo José María Vargas, La Guaira, Venezuela||Retained WBO junior middleweight title;|
Won vacant WBA super welterweight title
|17||Win||15–1–1||Kali Reis||UD||10||17 Oct 2015||Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño, Liberia, Costa Rica||Retained WBO junior middleweight title|
|16||Win||14–1–1||Paty Ramirez||TKO||2 (10)||20 Dec 2014||El San Juan Resort and Casino, Carolina, Puerto Rico||Won vacant WBO junior middleweight title|
|15||Lose||13–1–1||Oxandia Castillo||TKO||2 (10)||28 Feb 2013||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San Juan de Tibás, Costa Rica||Lost WBO junior middleweight title|
|14||Win||13–0–1||Dakota Stone||TKO||8 (10)||7 Jan 2012||Palacio de los Deportes, Heredia, Costa Rica||Retained WBO junior middleweight title|
|13||Win||12–0–1||Melisenda Pérez||TKO||7 (10)||31 Mar 2011||Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica||Retained WBO junior middleweight title|
|12||Win||11–0–1||Melisenda Pérez||TKO||10 (10)||9 Jan 2011||Hotel & Casino Conrad, Punta del Este, Uruguay||Retained WBO junior middleweight title|
|11||Win||10–0–1||Gardy Pena Alvarez||TKO||1 (10)||29 May 2010||Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico||Won vacant WBO junior middleweight title|
|10||Win||9–0–1||Gabriela Marcela Zapata||KO||4 (10)||19 Dec 2009||Estadio Nacional, Managua, Nicaragua||Won vacant WBO welterweight title|
|9||Win||8–0–1||Yvonne Reis||UD||6||26 Sep 2009||UVI Sports & Fitness Center, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|8||Win||7–0–1||Nayeli Vazquez||UD||9||18 Apr 2009||Gimnasio Nº 1 de La Sabana, San José, Costa Rica|
|7||Win||6–0–1||Irasema Valerio||KO||1 (8)||12 Dec 2008||Gimnasio Nº 1 de La Sabana, San José, Costa Rica|
|6||Win||5–0–1||Nayeli Vazquez||UD||8||15 Nov 2008||Gimnasio Villa Olímpica, Desamparados, Costa Rica|
|5||Draw||4–0–1||Rachel Clark||MD||6||13 Sep 2008||Expo Pocosí, Limon, Costa Rica|
|4||Win||4–0–0||Wanda Pena Ozuna||KO||1 (4)||23 Aug 2008||Gimnasio Nº 1 de La Sabana, San José, Costa Rica|
|3||Win||3–0–0||Cristy Nickel||UD||4||5 Jul 2008||Gimnasio Nº 1 de La Sabana, San José, Costa Rica|
|2||Win||2–0–0||Evelina Diaz||KO||3 (10)||16 Feb 2008||Gimnasio Nacional Eddy Cortés, San José, Costa Rica|
|1||Win||1–0–0||Aoska Xochilet Herrera||TKO||3 (4)||17 Nov 2007||Gimnasio Nacional Eddy Cortés, San José, Costa Rica||Professional debut|
- Los Gabriels llevan el deporte en la sangre
- Hanna Gabriel, una mezcla de belleza y poder
- Hanna Gabriel se alzó con el título mundial
- Boxeadora Hanna Gabriel renuncia al título mundial para cuidar su salud
- Hanna Gabriel se proclama campeona mundial super welter de la OMB
- Costarricence mantiene el título OMB.
- "Claressa Shields knocked down, but fights back to beat Hanna Gabriels". eu.freep.com. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
- Alfaro, Antonio (31 July 2019). "Hanna Gabriel: 'Fui abusada sexualmente cuando tenía cinco años'". La Nación. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
- Herrera, Walter (24 junio, 2019). "Hanna Gabriels designación ONU: "Finalmente puedo ayudar a la humanidad de manera masiva"". La República. Retrieved 13 January 2020. Check date values in:
|Inaugural Champion|| WBO female Welterweight champion
December 19, 2009 – 2010
Title next held byCecilia Brækhus
|Inaugural Champion|| WBO female light-middleweight champion
May 29, 2010 – February 28, 2013
Title last held byOxandia Castillo
| WBO female light-middleweight champion
December 20, 2014 – Present
Title last held byLayla McCarter
| WBA female light-middleweight champion|
June 18, 2016 – Present
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