Holly Holm Designated as an International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee for 2022
By Elite Sports on
By Elite Sports on
With the Tuesday news, Holly Holm’s legacy has flourished as she was designated as an International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee for 2022.
Another accolade added to the profound legacy of the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, and former boxer.
Holly Holm joins such luminaries as Roy Jones JR., one-time UFC fighter James Toney, Miguel Cotto, along with fellow women’s boxing standout Regina Halmich, as fellow inductees in International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Holm celebrated the announcement with fans on her Instagram:
Considering Holm's achievements in boxing before switching to MMA, her induction should come as no surprise. Holm was a three-division world champion with a pro record of 33-2-3 (9 KOs), with her only defeats coming against Rita Turrisi and Anne Sophie Mathis, the latter of whom Holm avenged in an immediate rematch. She last fought in May 2013, when she won a unanimous decision over Mary McGee.
Holm would go on to have a successful MMA career. "The Preacher's Daughter" won her first ten professional fights, including a historic knockout of the-unbeaten Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 to win the bantamweight title. She's also fought for the UFC's featherweight title twice.
On June 12 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Canastota, New York the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place.
PFL fighter and boxing champion Claressa Shields, Bellator champion Cris Cyborg, and UFC President and CEO Dana White appreciated Holly Holmes' latest achievement via social media.
Congratulations @hollyholm on your introduction into the boxing Hall of Fame. You are a true pioneer for women in combat sports and it was an honor to share the cage with you! You are such an inspiration ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7rhmVFjlev— @CrisCyborg.com (@criscyborg) December 8, 2021