Holly Holm was one of professional boxing’s most successful women before she took the MMA world by storm. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion was also Ring Magazine’s Female Fighter of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Now, she will be enshrined with the legends of the sport.
Holly Holm will join Miguel Cotto, Regina Halmich, Roy Jones Jr., and James Toney as the latest nominees in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place from June 9 through 12, 2022. The HOF is located in Canastota, New York. UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Unman congratulated Holm.
“You’ve done it. This is the culmination of all the hard work that you have put in for a lifetime. Thank you for all the years of entertainment that you’ve not only given me, but for the rest of the world. Congratulations.”
Holm was already a member of the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame. She was inducted there in 2017. Now, she takes her place among the immortals of the sport. Her legendary boxing career saw her win world titles in three different weight classes. She was an astonishing 21-1-1 in world title bouts and has an overall boxing record of 33-2-3 with 9 knockouts.
In UFC, Holly is most famous for her stunning first round knockout of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Rousey was, at the time, thought to be unstoppable. She took home Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night for her efforts.
Holly Holm is one of the most dangerous combat sports athletes in history. Many fans are unaware of her exceptional boxing resume. Now, she’s getting the recognition she deserves. Congratulations, Holly Holm!