Teresa "Princess Red
Star" Kibby, a past boxer in the 1970's, ranked #2 World
Welterweight with the Women's Boxing Federation 1977.
Kibby had been boxing since she was 10 years old with
three of her brothers who were also professional fighters. Her 28-year-old sister
fought professionally under the name Darlene Buckskin. Kibby was
given the name "Princess Red Star" when Sioux Chief White Buffalo Man adopted
her into the Sioux tribe.
When the California's boxing rules were amended that allowed women to box in 1976,
her father, Dave Kibby, was her boxing trainer and helped her fulfill her dream to be a professional boxer. Her father had also been a boxer from
Kibby not only loved the sport of boxing, she was also involved in basketball, volleyball
and participated on softball teams. Kibby's greatest desire was to be a
contender for a women's championship title in the future. Kibby had received offers to box
in Hawaii, England, and Jamaica.
Kibby was one of the great female boxer's of the
70's and a true pioneer to get the sport off of the ground. Tragically, her
father died in the later part of the 70's, and she did not continue to fight very much
after his death.
|Top Rank offered
Kibby a one-year contract in 1977. Notice in the agreement
that "SHE" can also decide who to fight!