Holm to leave boxing to focus on MMA

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Holly Holm is currently the number one rated female boxer, but after her May 11th bout with Mary McGee, she has decided to leave boxing behind to focus on her MMA career. Holm is currently 3-0 in professional MMA, with her last win a TKO over Katie Merrill in Bellator. She spoke about her decision:

The 31-year-old Albuquerque boxer is focusing on MMA just as the sport is beginning to embrace female fighters. In February, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche made history by fighting in UFC’s first women’s bout.

“I sleep good at night knowing that I’ve challenged myself over my career rather than just take what’s supposed to be easy,” Holm said at a news conference. “I feel like my passion’s just going to MMA.”

Holm is an 18-time, three-division world champion in boxing and has a 32-2-3 boxing record. She is 3-0 in MMA bouts.

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