Jackie Nava concluded her illustrious twenty-one-year career with a UD victory in front of her own fans at the Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana over Argentina’s Gloria Elena Yancaqueo to lift her WBC Diamond Belt aloft.
Jackie Nava, an honest successful, faithful, persistent woman beloved by the entire boxing world.
A champion of life who has never gave up when it come to fighting for dreams. Born in Tijuana, Baja California, on April 11, 1980, Jackie showed her interest in sports from an early age, so her parents started her in Olympic gymnastics at the age of 4; she later did athletics and basketball.
Her professional debut was on May 29, 2001, in Honolulu, against Hawaiian Vicky Cozzy, whom she defeated by a four-round unanimous decision. Nava became popular through her effort and in 2005, the opportunity she always dreamed came true on May 30, and she was crowned the first world champion of the World Boxing Council by defeating the experienced New Yorker Leaona Brown.
Since then, Jackie Nava has become a benchmark in boxing, a leader in women’s boxing, a world champion in two divisions, a boxer who has set audience records on open television.
She retired with a record of 40 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws, and although she herself acknowledges that these 21 years of her career have gone by faster than the wind, she also assures that these are years of hard work, effort, learning to get up, persevering and NEVER giving up.
Professional boxer with excellent technique, Bachelor of Architecture, great wife, loving and dedicated mother, excellent friend and human being, pioneer of women’s boxing, a versatile woman who has dedicated all her triumphs and achievements to her beautiful family.
Her farewell to her ring causes us a lot of sadness; however, we know we are lucky and proud to have coincided in time and space with a true sports legend.
For this reason, during our last annual Convention, the World Boxing Council gave a more than deserved tribute to the great AZTEC QUEEN of Boxing.