5' 7" Lightweight "DynOmite"
Donatella Hultin, born on September 11, 1988, in Stockholm, Sweden,
is now fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
When Hultin was only in the fourth grade, she saw a guy doing some
shadow boxing in a school park. Hultin said, "I guess that was
one of the things that inspired me to become a boxer. My
mother wanted me to take ballet lessons, but I did not like ballet.
My mother finally stopped taking me because I was crying a lot and I
was so unhappy."
When Hultin was eight years old, her father put her in karate.
That was a sport that she enjoyed. She also played a lot of
soccer, and skateboarding.
" I could do a lot of flips and tricks on my skateboard, and I had
no fear, I would jump and flip high in the air landing on my
skateboard", added Hultin.
Hultin's family is in Sweden. Her father was a wrestler at one time,
and is now a personal trainer. Her mother is an Architectural
Engineer, and her grandfather is a well-known artist in Sweden, and
he has his own art gallery in Sweden Rudolf Overå - Atelje Busen.
The first time that Hultin stepped into a boxing gym, was when she
was only 12-13 years old. Hultin said, "the gym was in a bad
part of town so I had one of my friends go with me. The gym was not
really for female boxers. The trainer was very tough on me and
hit me in the face when I dropped my guard----after that I was
afraid of him. I really had no role models in the gym as
many of the boxers were much older than me and tried to discourage
Armand Krajnc - former World
Champion - Courtesy photo
When Hultin was 16 years old, her
parents moved to a different area, and she started going to
another gym to box again. Her new trainer, Armand Krajnc
(29-3 (21KO), was a former World Champion, and he taught her the
boxing basics very well. "He told me I have a lot of
potential and wanted to teach me how to box the right way", said
Infinity Team - cutman Hank,
"DynOmite" Donatella Hultin and Butch
Hultin told WBAN, "I really do
not like studying too much. Maybe after I get boxing out
of my system, I will go to college---but now all I have in
my mind is to become a World Champion. I train and live in Las
Vegas, Nevada, my manager Butch Gottlieb took me to trainer and
former World light Heavyweight Champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
Eddie said I have a lot of potential and he has been training me
since December 2008. He does not treat me like a girl, he makes
me tow the line like his male fighters."
Chad Dawson, Hultin, Eddie Mustafa -
Photo: Mary Ann Owen
Hutlin said, "When I first came
to the U.S.A. I lived in Santa Monica, California. I trained
with Marcus Koval and Wendy Rodriquez for a while, they taught
me a lot. I also trained with Garth Redwood and learned a lot
from him but most of all I love training with Eddie Mustafa.
Eddie has taken what I had learned and added so much more. "
Hultin fighting Rojo. Photos by Mary
On May 9, 2009,
at the Hark Rock Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hutlin,
130, won by a fourth round TKO over Jasica Rojo, 131.
[Photo gallery #502
Hultin dropped Jasica Rojo in
the fourth round with a hard right hand. Hultin won the first two
rounds on the score cards.
Hutlin said, "
I was so nervous until my feet hit the canvas, then I felt
confident. I fought a pretty tough girl named Jasica Rojo from
Tucson, Arizona on the Chad Dawson/ Antonio Tarver undercard at
the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jasica was
a two-time Arizona Golden Gloves Champion."
"My favorite male boxer is Floyd Mayweather, my favorite female
boxers are Christy Martin, Chevelle Hallback, Melissa Hernandez,
Belinda Laracuente, and I could go on and on as there are so
many great female boxers, they are all my inspiration. I hope I
can make a difference in female boxing for my country, Sweden, "
Top Photo: Copyrighted by Mary Ann Owen