Queen Underwood

Boxing

  • 2012
Weight class: Lightweight/132 lbs
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Birth year: May 8, 1984
Height: 5-5
Began boxing: In 2003 to be the best, to become a legend, and to be remembered. I grew up watching her uncle fight and wanted to get involved.
Most memorable career achievement: Winning the 2012 Olympic Trials and being the first lightweight to represent the United States in the 2012 Olympic debut of women’s boxing in London.
Biggest inspiration: People who do not believe that I can succeed. I turn a negative in to a positive and use it as fuel to train harder and smarter.
Greatest asset in the ring: Her heart which saves her in the final round. 
Biggest motivation: The goals that she sets

Did you know?
  • She needs coffee to survive, preferably Starbucks
  • She has a birthmark on her right foot
  • She loves hot sauce on everything  
2014 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2012 OLYMPIAN (first American female lightweight representative)
2011 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDALIST
2010 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2009 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2008 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2007 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION

2013
Independence Cup: lost on points to Kiria Tapia, PUR, 10-9 in semifinals 
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Tiara Brown, Ft. Meyers, Fla., 2-1 in finals
Women Continental Championships: dec. Dayana Sanchez, ARG, 19-11 in finals 

2012
London Olympic Trials: dec. Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, Calif., 22-19 in finals
Olympic Games: lost on points to Natasha Jones, GBR, 21-13 in the preliminaries
AIBA Women World Championships: lost on points to Ingrid Egner, NOR, 26-25 in 3rd preliminaries
Pan American Championships: lost on points to Sandra Bizier, CAN, 24-17 in quarterfinals 

2011
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Tiara Brown, Lehigh, Fla., 23-21 in finals
Olympic Test Event: lost on points to Natasha Jones, GBR, 23-15 in quarterfinals 
2nd Pan American Games Qualification Tournament: lost on points to Sandra Bizier, CAN, 13-9 in finals
1st Pan American Games Qualification Tournament: lost on points to Adriana Araujo, BRA, 18-8 in semifinals

2010
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Patricia Manuel, USA, 9-5 in finals
AIBA Women World Championships: lost on points to Katie Taylor, IRL, 18-16 in semifinals

2009
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Jennifer Fenn-Wolfe, Austin, Texas, 17-9 in finals
Pan American Championships: dec. Stephanie Walker, CAN, 18-2 in finals

2008
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Wendy Casey, Buffalo, N.Y., 12-9 in finals 
AIBA Women World Championships: lost on points to Katie Dunn, CAN, 5-4 in 1st preliminaries 
Pan American Championships: lost on points to Katie Dunn, CAN, 16-5 in finals 

2007
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Christina Reddick, 33-17 in finals
Pan American Championships: lost on points to Katie Dunn, CAN, 20-10 in semifinals

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