With great feats on her shoulders, the first World Boxing Association super lightweight world champion, Myriam Lamare, shone in Mailys Gangloff’s corner. Her pupil featured in one of the complementary fights against Ebanie Bridges, one of the fighters of the moment, ranked seventh in the bantamweight category, at the Headingley Rugby League Stadium, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Lamare started boxing when she was 18 years old in order to help her family. She was immediately noticed for her sporting skills, and her trainer was able to capitalize on this when he saw her at a gym in the French town of Bobigny. As an amateur boxer she completed a total of 45 bouts and lost only 3 of them. She was the first national champion, then European champion and participated in the debut of AIBA in Pennsylvania, USA in 2001 when the first Women’s Amateur World Championship was held she won the silver medal. The following year, she won the super lightweight gold medal in the second edition of the event held in Antalya, Turkey.
In October 2003, she made her professional debut. After 7 consecutive victories, the great opportunity came against the North American Eliza Olson. In the spirit of glory for boxing, Mr. Gilberto Mendoza Sr. welcomed her to women’s boxing under the lights of the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, in Paris on November 8, 2011. The night of Lamare vs Olson. After ten intense rounds, Lamare, nicknamed the “Assassin,” became the first female world champion recognized by the World Boxing Association. She successfully defended the title seven times.
Lamare became an icon and an example for every young woman in France and Europe. Since she made the decision to hang up her gloves in 2014, she has devoted herself to her work as a trainer on a constant basis. Transmitting experience, knowledge and values to the amateurism aspirants, fans and also in the professionalism.