Tanya "Redneck Mama" Colvin, was born in
Marietta, Ohio, on July 28, 1981. She lived in Marietta for
only one year, and then moved to West Virginia. Colvin has three
young sons, Jeremy, Damion, and Jensen.
Colvin attended Ritchie Co. High School, and graduated in 1999.
When Colvin is not boxing, she is a lead singer in a band called RT
74. Colvin told WBAN, "I sing country and rock, so when
I go to fights, I usually sing the National Anthem as well."
"I get just as nervous singing the National Anthem as I do fighting,
because who wants to mess up on the National Anthem, sure not me
(laugh)", added Colvin.
Colvin is not the only boxer in the
family...her older brother, John Colvin Jr., is also a pro boxer.
Colvin said, "He has had five pro fights--his record is 2-3.
He has fought some really good boxers with good records---but he
hasn't had a fight in a while now and wishes he could get one."
Colvin's amateur experience consists of competing in Toughman, and
she said that she was 6-1 in that sport.
Colvin credits her parents for all of the hard work of them raising
her, and she says, "I know I was a little Hellion."
Photos of Colvin vs. Battle
Tanya is currently 2-0-0 (1KO),
(as of December 14, 2008). She has so far defeated Elecia
Battle on November 21, 2008, and Sharmaine Fletcher on October