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Elisha Halsted

Boxing

Weight class: Light flyweight/106 lbs/48 kg

Current city: Chester, Pennsylvania 

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birth year: 1991

Height: 5’0’’

Coach: Eugene Hart

Gym: Upper Darby 
 
Occupation: Employed at local gym

Began boxing: In 2011, when her coach found her. 

Most memorable career achievements: Winning gold at 2013 USA Boxing National Championships and earning a spot on the 2013 USA Boxing National Team. 

Biggest inspiration: Her coach, Eugene Hart, as he introduced her to an entirely new sport and taught her how to excel quickly. He has changed her on so many levels and helped with her personal development. 

Greatest asset in the ring: Her relentless pressure on opponent 
 
If Elisha was not boxing, she would: Be going to school. 

Elisha is motivated the most by: Her family, her coach, sports, and wanting everything that she never had.

Did you know?
  • She loves cats
  • She gets nervous every time that she is in the ring
  • She is obsessed with Gatorade
  • She won a national title just two years after being introduced to boxing 
Career Highlights

2013 NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 CONTINENTAL BRONZE MEDALIST


2013
USA Boxing National Championships: dec. Alejandra Mercado, Rockford, Ill., 2-1, in finals
Women Continental Championships: lost on points to Tayonis Cedano, VEN, 8-1 in semifinals