Gina Guidi, California native
and resident of San Leandro, began boxing with her brothers at the Police Activities
League as a teen and has been boxing for more than 18 years. With an undefeated amateur
record, she went professional in 1994. She was the first female boxer ever honored by the
Northern California Veteran Boxers Association for Outstanding Achievement for 1996. She
won the WIBF North American Superwelterweight title in September 1996, and the IFBA
Middleweight World Title in February 1997. In 1998, the City of San Leandro, California
named a day in her honor -- March 16, Gina Guidi Day.
Gina trains three hours per day at Kings Gym in Oakland, and also
runs five miles each morning before work (a full-time position for a San Francisco
company). She is an ardent animal lover and spends what little free time she has caring
for her five dogs. She regularly donates time and money to non-profit organizations,
including domestic abuse prevention and AIDS research programs.
On April 22, 2000, in Centennial Hall, Hayward, CA, Guidi
defeated against one-belt champion Trina Ortegon of New Mexico in a ten-round match for the vacant International
Women’s Boxing Federation (IWBF) World Middleweight Championship title.
won a Majority Decision over Ortegon in a ten- round bout that was described by
WBAN reporter as" a barnburner all the way with both women showing that special courage when
faced with an opponent that won't back down -- The crowd gave a standing
ovation after each round -- The scorecards, 97-93, 97-93, and 96-96 -- This
fight would have been called one of the fights of the decade had it been
videoed." Guidi's record is now 13-1-1