(SEPT 13) On September 20,
2012, there will be a night of professional boxing presented by Bash Boxing
and Art of Boxing Promotions, will take place at the Hollywood’s
Florentine Gardens, in Los Angeles, California.
In a female bout, Holly "Lil Bear" Lawson, will be facing
Sarah “Knockout” Kuhn in what will be considered one of the most important
bouts thus far in her
career fights this year. Lawson, originally from Canada,
triumphed in the ring for the third time in a row after recently
knocking out Judy Garcia.
More about Holly Lawson...
Welterweight Holly “Lil Bear”
Lawson was born in British Columbia, Canada. Her early years
were spent on a reservation with children from the Coast Salish
Tribe. Given the middle name Miesha from her mother, her famous
fighting name was established, since Miesha means “Little Bear.”
After graduating high school, she
decided to travel and lived in Mexico, England and Saint Lucia.
After traveling the world for a few years, she moved to Los
Angeles and began a diverse career in art and music.
In 2005, after attending a boxing class for personal exercise,
Holly fell in love with the sport. She had her first amateur
fight for the California State Golden Gloves in 2010 and won by
unanimous decision. Since that first win, Holly “Lil Bear”
Lawson has established a large local fan base and has some
notable fans such as World Champion Bernard Hopkins, and as well
as gym mates Manny Pacqiauo, Amir Khan, Peter Quillin, Jorge
Linares, and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini. One of Holly’s
inspirations, is boxing champ Lucia Rijker, who also fought out
of the same world famous Wildcard Boxing Club that Holly has
trained since 2007.
Holly’s current trainer, Shadeed
Saluki, a highly respected Los Angeles based trainer, also
trained former heavyweight titleholder Lamon Brewster and former
multi-division champ James Toney. Saluki was impressed with
Holly’s skills and dedication, and agreed to train his 2nd
female boxing client. His only other female boxer was none other
than the world champion Laila Ali.