Breitenstein was born in Houston, Texas on October 5, 1976. She
graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, then attended
graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After graduating, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2002, where she now
lives and works as a Recreation Therapist at a children’s home.
Although she did not have an interest in boxing until 2001, Jackie was
always involved in competitive sports. She played basketball and
softball through high school. She earned an athletic scholarship in
rowing at the University of Texas and was awarded the team’s MVP her
senior year. She volunteered as the Novice assistant coach while in
graduate school at UNC. While in graduate school, Jackie began boxing
for fitness as a way of staying in shape after her life as a collegiate
athlete came to a close. Her competitive nature led her to train more
seriously once she moved to Atlanta. She won her first amateur fight in
2002. Although she won her fight, Jackie soon quit boxing for 2 years
when she realized her coach at the time did not have her best interests
in mind. “I could tell I was at the wrong place when, after getting my
nose broken during an exhibition, my trainer’s only response was, ‘well,
that is good. I know you can take a punch.’”
In 2004, Jackie walked into the
Decatur Boxing Gym where she knew Terri Moss was the trainer. “I met
Terri at that exhibition in 2002, and I remember feeling a connection
with her. I was excited to see she was training in Decatur.” Terri has
since taken Jackie under her wing and has created an undefeated fighter.
Jackie had her pro debut in
March 2007 in Atlanta, GA at Song’s Martial Arts Center. She won by TKO
when Ashella Moody refused to answer the bell for the 3rd round.
November 2007, in Wilson, North Carolina, Jackie won her second fight
against Stacey Farmer by TKO when the referee stopped the fight in the
Jackie defeated Leona Hayes in April 2008 at the Plex in Charleston,
South Carolina. The referee stopped the fight during the second round.
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