Just like many female fighters, Jessica Flaharty started with the Martial
Arts as a youngster in third grade with her father, Kurt. She started boxing
6 years ago at the age of 12. Karate and boxing have and still do play a
major role in her life as a stress reliever, instilling values and
Jessica resides in Lancaster, PA with her parents and sister. She is a
senior at Penn Manor High School and also attends the Lancaster County
Career and Technical Center, majoring in desktop publishing. She hopes to
some day pursue a career in graphic arts.
Flaharty was asked where she wanted to go in boxing. Flaharty
enthusiastically, without hesitation, replies "To the top!,
After an amazing amateur career (12-6) and winning a very closely fought
2nd place in the Women’s National Golden Gloves last August in Augusta GA,
the "Bomb Shell" was ready to turn "Pro".
In December of2000, when Jessica Flaharty turned 18, she put her sights
on the "Pro Circuit".
Jessica’s pro debut was held on February 21, 2001, in Wilmington
DE at the Big Kuahuana against Grace Jo Laco. The first round was a
toe-to-toe "nail bitter", but within one minute of round two, the
"Bomb Shell" lived up to her reputation, delivering a hard-hitting
"over-hand-right" that quickly dispatched the fight to a TKO in
the second round!
Flaharty states that the reason she decided to turn Pro was to utilize
and perfect her boxing technique as well as her power. Keep
your eye on this new fighter! Her next fight is scheduled for April 13 at
the legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia PA against Angela Nelson,
who will be making her Pro debut.
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