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Shirley Tucker personal details

First Name Shirley
Last Name Tucker
Nickname/s Zebra Girl
Birth Name Shirley Lyn Tucker
Age
Date of Birth August 22, 1956
Born Redmond, Oregon, United States
Residence Santa Rosa, California, United States
Status Retired
Nationality American
Weight class Bantamweight
Weight range 118 - 120lbs / 54 - 54kg
Preferred 118lbs / 54kg
Height 5ft 3in / 160cm
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Shirley Tucker fight history

W Billie Jo Finley Decision Boxing 07/23/82 San Jose, California, United States
2:00 ………………….. Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Karen Bennett KO Boxing 04/18/80 Veterans’ Memorial Center, Santa Rosa, California, United States
……… R6 / 12×3 Pro Women’s Boxing Board World Bantamweight title
W Ginate Troy KO Boxing 03/06/80 Santa Rosa, California, United States
……… R1 / 10x? Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Denise Moorehead KO Boxing 01/10/80 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Santa Rosa, California, United States
……… R2 / 8×2 Pro Main Event
W Ginate Troy KO Boxing 12/11/79 San Jose, California, United States
……… R2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Toni Lear Rodriquez Decision Boxing 05/09/79 Oakland, California, United States
3:00 R6 / 6×3 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Ginate Troy KO Boxing 04/12/79 Auditorium, Oakland, California, United States
……… R4 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Toni Lear Rodriquez Decision Boxing 03/27/79 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, United States
……… R5 / 6×3 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Toni Lear Rodriquez Decision Boxing 03/14/79 Oakland, California, United States
3:00 R6 / 6×3 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Toni Lear Rodriquez Decision Boxing 02/11/79 Hawthorne, California, United States
2:00 R5 / 5×2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Karen Bennett Decision Boxing 07/12/78 Oakland, California, United States
2:00 R4 / 4×2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Jamie Gayden TKO Boxing 04/01/78 Accra, Ghana
……… R4 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Edie Hoag KO Boxing 03/15/78 Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
……… R2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Paula Trichell KO Boxing 01/12/78 Incline Village, Nevada, United States
……… R2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W Jamie Gayden Decision Boxing 12/06/77 Hyatt Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
2:00 R4 / 4×2 Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..
W …………………………………….. ………………………………… Boxing ……………. Santa Rosa, California, United States
……… ………………….. Pro ……………………………………………………………………………………..

My brother-in-law, Joe Bradley, was involved in many areas of boxing and he would spar with people at a property he had for training and sparring. One day there was no one to spar with so he asked me to put on the gloves. He said he would take it easy with me. He showed me how to do the punches, especially how to do a left hook. We sparred and I caught him off guard with a hook on his jaw, and from that day one he trained me everyday. When I started out I never thought I would some day become the World Bantamweight Champion. I was happy that I won a litigation against the California Athletic Commission for women to fight more than 4 rounds in California. My manager, Joe Bradley, had me sue to be allowed to fight men. We won on that too and there was talk about me fighting a man named Johnny ‘Bang Bang’ Jackson, but I retired undefeated so my fight with a man never took place.”

Shirley Tucker’s Bio

Shirley Tucker is a female boxer fighter from Redmond, Oregon, United States.

She is regarded as a pioneer of women’s Boxing in California. She challenged the California Athletic Commission on two issues for women in Boxing. Firstly, she fought for the right for women’s boxing bouts to be scheduled for longer than 4 rounds, and succeeded after a lawsuit in the 1970s. Secondly, she fought for a woman’s right to enter a fight against a man, which passed in 1982 after she had retired.

She fought Denise Moorehead in the first event in California to have a female main event with men as the supporting bouts. Shirley’s fight versus Ginate Troy was the first women’s fight to be scheduled for 10 rounds in California.

On April 18th, 1980, Shirley rematched Karen Bennett in the first woman’s fight in the world to be scheduled for 12.

Personal Life

Shirley is a mother to two children, son Jamie and daughter Kori.

Achievements

Boxing Titles

1980 – Women’s Boxing Board World Bantamweight Champion | 118 lbs

Team Details

Name Role
- Gym / Affiliations
Al Lemay Trainer / Instructor / Coach
Joe ‘G’ Bradley Trainer / Instructor / Coach
Joe ‘G’ Bradley Management

 

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