Meet Mia St. John Female Boxing Champion and Activist

Sports Session March 23, 2012 0

Mia St. John was born in San Francisco, California. Her fighting career started soon after, at the age of six, competing in Tae Kwon Do. Mia earned a black belt and received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from California State University of Northridge MiaStJohn2in June of ’94.

She is a 3-time World and International Boxing Champion and first generation Mexican born in America. She founded “El Saber Es Poder/Knowledge Is Power” to empower our youth by providing educational material, equipment and development of Health & Wellness programs.

In the November 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, Mia appeared on the cover along with an eleven page celebrity pictorial. Mia insisted the pictures maintain a boxing theme so that the world would know she is a fighter first and foremost.  Mia speaks in schools and juvenile halls on the importance of education and overcoming hardship. She speaks of her own battles with mental illness, addiction, poverty and overcoming it all, to become a three time international boxing champion.

Not many people know what female boxers are out there other than Laila Ali, so we thought it would be good to bring some attention to other women willing to bash people’s faces in.

Professional Record:  46 Wins (19 Knockouts), 11 Losses, 2 Draws

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