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Lucia Rijker

Lucia Rijker Awakening Profile

Dutch female fighter Lucia ‘The Dutch Destroyer’ Rijker. Community based fighter ratings and feedback. Includes Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Boxing stats, fight record, bio, martial arts history, photos, videos and links for Lucia Rijker Kickboxing, Lucia Rijker Muay Thai, Lucia Rijker Boxing.

Lucia Rijker began her journey into martial arts with Judo at the age of six. At the age of thirteen she took up fencing, and a year later became the Netherlands Junior Champion. The only time Lucia Rijker has been defeated was in an exhibition Muay Thai bout in October 1994. The bout was against a male fighter, World Champion Somchai Jaidee (a second round KO). Lucia Rijker can be booked for seminars, coaching and clinics.

Kickboxing
25 KOs

Boxing
14 KOs 1997 – WIBF Super Lightweight World Champion. 1998 – WIBO Junior Welterweight World Champion. 1997 – 1998 / European WIBF Boxing Champion. 1988 – 1989 / IWBA Women’s Boxing World Champion. 1985 – 1994 / WKA Women’s Division World Champion. 1989 – 1994 / ISKA Women’s Division World Champion.

TV
Barend en Van Dorp (1999). Thunderbox (2000). Goedemorgen Nederland (2004). ESPN Friday Night Fights (2005). The L Word (2005-2008). JAG (2004). Veronica`s Fight Master (2004). Born To Fight (2005). Jensen! (2005). Pauw & Witteman (2007). Lucia Rijker: A Boxer, a Buddhist (2007). Inside MMA (2008). 71 Noord (2008). License Number One (2008). Ik Hou Van Holland (2008). De Pelgrimscode (2011). Resolve: A Guide to Post Traumatic Growth (2012).

Filmography
Shadow Boxers (1999). Rollerball (2002). Million Dollar Baby (2004). I Love Your Mommy (2007). Star Trek (2009).

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MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEKickboxingProfessionalWorld Champion
2ND DISCIPLINEBoxingProfessional / InstructorWorld Champion
3RD DISCIPLINEMuay ThaiProfessionalWorld Champion
4TH DISCIPLINEFencingPractitionerJunior Champion
5TH DISCIPLINEJudoPractitioner-
6TH DISCIPLINE
MISC INFO

Lucia Rijker began her journey into martial arts with Judo at the age of six. At the age of thirteen she took up fencing, and a year later became the Netherlands Junior Champion.

At aged 15, Lucia began Kickboxing. Her only loss was in an exhibition Muay Thai bout in October 1994 against a male fighter, World Champion Somchai Jaidee. In her retirement, she continues to referee Muay Thai and Kickboxing fights.

On October 24th, 2009, Lucia was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, the first female to receive this honour. In 2014, she was one of 7 women included as the inaugural class of inductees to the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.

PERSONAL LIFE

Lucia can be booked for seminars, coaching and clinics.

PERSONAL
First NameLucia
Last NameRijker
Nickname/sThe Dutch Destroyer, The Most Dangerous Woman in the World, Queen of Lightning, Lady Tyson, Lady Ali
Birth NameLucia Frederica Rijker
Age49 
Date of BirthDecember 6, 1967
NationalityDutch
BornAmsterdam, Netherlands
ResidenceVan Nuys, California, United States
StatusActive
Weight classFeatherweight
Weight range135 - 141lbs / 61 - 64kg
Preferred140lbs / 64kg
Height5ft 6.5in / 168.5cm
Reach-
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
1556
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

AWAKENING OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Lucia was awarded the AOCA for her two incredible fight records. Lucia showed the world that women are as capable as their male counterparts.

  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
Kickboxing & MT37-0-1
Boxing17-0-0
STATISTICS

Kickboxing & MT 25 (T)KOs
Boxing 2 KOs
13 TKOs

TITLES

1998 – WIBO Junior Welterweight World Champion
1997 – WIBF Super Lightweight World Champion
1997 / 1998 – WIBF European Boxing Champion
1991 – ITMF World Muay Thai Champion
1989 / 1994 – ISKA World Champion
1985 / 1994 – WKA World Champion
1988 / 1989 – IWBA Boxing World Champion
1984 – ISKA Super Lightweight Low Kick World Champion, 137 lbs

AWARDS

2014 – International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee
2012 – AOCA / Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award
2009 – World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee
USA Today / Toughest Athlete of the Year

MEDIA

TV
Resolve: A Guide to Post Traumatic Growth (2012)
De Pelgrimscode (2011)
Inside MMA (2008)
71 Noord (2008)
License Number One (2008)
Ik Hou Van Holland (2008)
Pauw & Witteman (2007)
Lucia Rijker: A Boxer, a Buddhist (2007)
The L Word (2005-2008)
ESPN Friday Night Fights (2005)
Born To Fight (2005)
Jensen! (2005)
JAG (2004)
Veronica`s Fight Master (2004)
Goedemorgen Nederland (2004)
Thunderbox (2000)

Filmography
Star Trek (2009)
I Love Your Mommy (2007)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Rollerball (2002)
Shadow Boxers (1999)

TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Freddie Roach

Gym / Affiliations

Management

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
WDeborah Sunshine
Fettkether
Unanimous DecisionBoxing05/20/04Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2:00R10 / 10×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJane CouchUnanimous DecisionBoxing06/21/03Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
2:00R8 / 8×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WCarla WitherspoonTKOBoxing02/16/02Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
0:29R4 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WDiana DutraTKOBoxing08/29/99Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1:23R3 / 8×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WBritt Van BuskirkTKOBoxing04/18/99Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, United States
………R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMarcela Eliana AcunaTKOBoxing09/25/98Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
2:02R5 / 10×2Provacant WIBO Junior Welterweight World title
WLisa EstedTKOBoxing06/25/98Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
1:10R4Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMary Ann AlmagerTKOBoxing03/23/98Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
1:03R1 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WJeanette WitteTKOBoxing11/20/97Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
1:25R3ProWIBF Super Lightweight title
WAndrea DeShongTKOBoxing09/13/97Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1:29R3 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WGwen SmithTKOBoxing06/14/97Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
0:50R4Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WDora WebberUnanimous DecisionBoxing05/14/97Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
2:00R6 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WChevelle HallbackTKOBoxing03/22/97Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
0:57R5 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WIrma VerhoefTKOBoxing02/04/97World Trade Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
………R4ProWIBF European title
WZsuzsanna SzuknaiTKOBoxing12/17/96World Trade Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
0:58R1 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKelly JacobsTKOBoxing12/06/96Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States
1:43R1 / 6×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMelinda RobinsonKOBoxing03/21/96Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
1:37R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
LSomchai Jaidee (Male)KOMuay Thai10/…/94……………………………………………………………………………………..
………R2Exhibition……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSandra MooreUnanimous DecisionKickboxing04/30/94K-1 Grand Prix ’94, Tokyo, Japan
3:00R5 / 5×3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WYuriko OkamotoTKOKickboxing12/19/93K-2 Grand Prix ’93, Tokyo, Japan
0:38R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKyoko KamikazeTKOKickboxing09/04/93K-1 Illusion, Tokyo, Japan
0:44R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WKathy PetereitTKOKickboxing…/…/92Amsterdam, Netherlands
………R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WMichele AboroTKOMuay Thai05/17/92Hamburg, Germany
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSandra MooreDecisionKickboxing10/06/91……………………………………………………………………………………..
3:00R5 / 5×3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
W……………………………………..DecisionKickboxing07/03/91Netherlands
…………………………..ProFull Contact title
WMichele AboroTKOMuay Thai06/09/91Oldham, England, United Kingdom
…………………………..ProITMF World title
WMaxine AdamsKOKickboxing11/18/90……………………………………………………………………………………..
………R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WRuth O’Hara…………………………………Kickboxing10…/88Japan
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WVivien GonzalezKOBoxing06/19/88Amsterdam, Netherlands
………R3 / 12x?Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WDaniëlle RoccardTKOKickboxing02/04/88Arnhem, Netherlands
0:15R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WValérie HeninKOKickboxing08/11/87Amsterdam, Netherlands
………R4ProWorld title
WBonnie CaninoDecisionKickboxing…………….……………………………………………………………………………………..
2:00R7 / 7×2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WAnn HolmesKOKickboxing04/26/86Amsterdam, Netherlands
0:30R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WCheryl WheelerUnanimous DecisionKickboxing10/06/85Amsterdam, Netherlands
2:00R7 / 7×2ProFull Contact World title
WNancy VesulaTKOKickboxing05/26/85Amsterdam, Netherlands
………R2ProEuropean title
WErmelinda FernandezKOKickboxing03/04/85Clermont-Ferrand, France
………R2Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WLilly Rodriguez-UrquidezTKOKickboxing01/15/84Amsterdam, Netherlands
0:30R1 / 5x?Low KickISKA Super Lightweight World title
WLinda LladossaUnanimous DecisionKickboxing09/04/83Amsterdam, Netherlands
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WCatherine ZanzouriKOKickboxing06/…/83Paris, France
………R3Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WNancy JosephTKO (Doctor Stoppage)Kickboxing…/…/83Paris, France
………R1Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
DLinda LladossaDrawKickboxing05/29/83Amsterdam, Netherlands
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WSandra Oostendorp…………………………………Kickboxing11/04/82Amsterdam, Netherlands
…………………………..Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
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