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ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE AND TECHNICAL FEMALE BOXERS OF THE 1970'S AND 1980's 

GWEN GEMINI, was one of the most accomplished and versatile welterweight female boxers of the 70's and early 80's. She had the skills and finesse to mesmerize any audience, who had the pleasure of watching her fight.

GEMINI had the boxing moves of a male fighter, with a strong left jab, a dynamite left hook, and a tremendous right hand. She had the "Ali" shuffle down to a science and moved very skillfully in the ring.  
GEMINI had a long reach, and her defense skills were very good. With those combinations of attributes, she was a tough fighter to hit.

Before women were able to fight sanctioned bouts in the states, GEMINI and Tyger Trimiar would perform exhibition fights in different states. When women were finally able to get boxing licenses in some of the states, GEMINI was already ahead of the game.

In 1976, GEMINI, 24 years old, came to Portland, Oregon, and fought Theresa "Princess Red Star" Kibby at the Exposition Center, and won the fight by a decisive four-round unanimous decision.

 

 

In 1977, GEMINI, returned to Portland,  to fight Sue "Tiger Lilly" Fox at the Exposition Center. The fight ended in a draw. In July of 1977,  GEMINI and FOX were invited to appear on the Tom Synder Show with NBC and did a boxing exhibition/interview with him.

In June of 1978, GEMINI then proceeded to Las Vegas and skillfully took care of Lavonne Ludian in the fourth round, when she knocked her out.

Some other highlights of GEMINI'S career was when she fought Dulcie Lucas at the Hollywood Palladium on September 8, 1978. GEMINI's record at that time was 10-3-3, that included exhibition fights. GEMINI won the fight with Lucas with a split decision. GEMINI was unofficially ranked #2 at the time, and Lucas was ranked #1. Also, in the 80's Britt Van Buskirk defeated Gemini, by a KO in the 3rd round.In November of 1982, GEMINI fought Tyger Trimiar in a six-round sanctioned bout and lost by a unanimous decision. According to news sources, in 1982, female boxing was starting to lose it's appeal. GEMINI can be credited with having played a significant role in getting female boxing off the ground. She was truly one of the great pioneers of female boxing.

WOMEN’S BOXING:  THE TRANSATLANTIC SCENE -British magazine,  1978

The news from America is that the all girl boxing show on September 5th, in Nevada, that we had hoped to report on in this issue, sadly did not take place but I have heard that there may be one taking place in Los Angeles during November. So far no information about this has reached me.About that did take place in Los Angeles was a match between Gwen Gemini and Dulcas Lucas at the Hollywood Palladium, on September 8th 1978. Gemini is 26 years old and one of the present day pioneers of Womenís professional boxing. She was one of the very first professional boxers when she and Marion Trimiar traveled to several States boxing exhibition bouts and must be credited with having played a big hand in getting this sport off the ground. She has been boxing professionally now for four years and is one of the most experienced women in the ring. She has a good 10 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats record to her credit and is as close to claiming the welterweight title as one can get. Gwen Gemini is unofficially ranked the number two welterweight behind Dulcie Lucas who is number one.  

Gwen has just changed to a new manager but is still being trained by Mari Westmoreland. Her home town in Birmingham, Alabama where, when at high school she competed in nearly every sporting activity that was offered. People who have seen Gemini in action say that she moves like a male fighter. Her trainer says that she is the best female fighter that he has seen and that she has a strong left jab, a dynamite left hook and a tremendous right hand. Her defense is very good, she doesnít get hit that often. Gwen seems to have earned her number two ranking when she knocked out Lavonne Ludian in the fourth round in their Las Vegas bout in June.

Though there is no official announcement of champions yet Gwen Geminiís first opportunity to stake her claim to being the top contender in the welterweight division is the match with Dulcie Lucas. The only information that I have about Lucas is that she comes from Los Angeles and is undefeated in nine fights. She is rated a hard puncher and this seems to be endorsed by the fact that she also has a knockout win over the hitherto top ranked welterweight Lavonne Ludian. The difference between her victory and Gwen Geminiís over Ludian is that Lucas bombed Lavonne in the first round. I have heard that Ludian has now retired. The result of the match on September 8th is that Gwen Gemini beat Lucas on a split decision.As I mentioned earlier Gwen Gemini was one of the earlier entries in Womenís pro boxing along with Marion Trimiar.
 
     
     

 

     
     
     
   
 
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