Barbara Buttrick

Barbara Buttrick

"Battling" Barbara Buttrick (born 1930) was a world champion in women's boxing in the 1940s and 1950s.

Originally from England, Buttrick is considered a pioneer of women's professional boxing.

Pro career

Known as "The Mighty Atom of the Ring", Buttrick, at 4′ 11″, fought from 98 lbs. to being the World’s unbeaten flyweight (112) and bantamweight (118) champion from 1950 to 1960. [ [http://www.ringtalk.com/index.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1758 Ring TALK ] ]

Buttrick started her boxing career in 1948, touring Europe with carnivals as a bantamweight in the boxing booth. She came to the United States in the mid-1950s, joined the carnival circuit, but quit because the American carnivals were rougher than the European ones. She then fought professionally in Canada, Chicago, and southern Florida.

Buttrick allegedly fought many exhibition bouts against male opposition. [ [http://www.ringtalk.com/index.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1758 Ring TALK ] ]

Buttrick reportedly had one career loss, to Joann Hagen, in 31 pro bouts before retiring. After an absence of 15 years, she briefly returned to the ring in 1977.

She retired in 1960 at 30–1–1.

Career After Boxing

In the mid-1990s, she founded and became the president of the Women's International Boxing Federation (WIBF) which is a major sanctioning body of women's boxing.

Buttrick's last known residence was Miami Beach, FL.

References

External links

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* [http://www.womenboxing.com/barbara1.htm Short biography of Barbara Buttrick]
* [http://www.ringtalk.com/index.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1758 RingTalk feature story]


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