*Round 5 of “World of Sports with Cheetah” hosted by Fredia “Cheetah” Gibbs on Saturday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m.PST on www.RMConair.com welcomes guests: Boxing Legend Christy “the Coal Miner’s Daughter” Martin, the emeritus light middleweight WBC World Champion, was the first female boxer to sign with promoter Don King. Martin’s televised fights put women’s boxing on the map.
She is an inductee in the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame and the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame and recently launched a second career a fight promoter.
Two-time WBE World Champion Bonnie “The Queen B” Mann is a sought-after motivational speaker, certified personal/boxing trainer, and director with Visalus Sciences. Mann, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, encourages people to stay healthy and motivated. Champion Carlette “The Truth” Ewell has held 5 titles: UNBC Female Heavyweight (2010); WIBA Light Heavyweight (2008); WIBC Light Heavyweight (2008); UBC America’s Cruiserweight (2007); and WBE Women’s Light Heavyweight (2005).
“I have a lot of respect for women champion boxers Christy Martin, Bonnie Mann, and Carlette Ewell who proved that women can be tough inside the ring and caring outside the ring as advocates against domestic violence,” said Cheetah;
who made history as the first African American woman to hold 3 titles in kickboxing, which earned her the title ‘most dangerous woman in the world.’
“Christy’s debut as a fight promoter under Pink Promotions and her fight against domestic violence is commendable especially since she is a survivor,” Cheetah said.
The weekly one-hour all-sports radio show broadcasts from the RMC Studios, 5047 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST every Saturday. Audiences can call-in to speak to the host and/or guests at 323-965-1600 and watch live at www.RMConair.com.
“World of Sports with Cheetah” is executive produced and produced by Gibbs and Marie Y. Lemelle. WOS with Cheetah theme song “Champion,” written and performed by Artist/ActorShawn “Hazz” McDonald.
Fredia Gibbs, nicknamed “Cheetah” and referred to as “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World,” is a sports icon and kickboxing legend. Gibbs, a 3-time World Champion in kickboxing, is a native of Chester, Philadelphia. Gibbs had an all-American career in high school basketball; then went on to play professionally in Europe.
In 1994, Gibbs became a history-maker as the first African-American female to hold the world title in kickboxing. Her next move took her to the world of professional boxing. She retired from the ring in 2002, with a record of 9-2-1.
Gibbs’ championship fight gear is displayed at the Mickey Vernon Sports Museum. Her championship belts are on display in a sports museum in Germany.
Today, she is a book author, celebrity trainer/transformer, philanthropist, motivational speaker, host tournaments, teaches seminars, and a weekly radio host. In 2016, Gibbs was honored and participated in the Orange County Heritage Parade and was nominated to attend the United State of Women summit hosted by the White House.
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