Maria Moroni, the first Italian female boxer
to have won a European title, and is currently recognized as the E.B.U.
champion. She is now retired from the sport. Moroni lives in Foligno,
where she resides with her parents and older sister.
Some of the highlights of her boxing
In her second pro bout, on November 21, 2000, at the Genetti
Manor, Dickson City, Pennsylvania, Moroni of Italy won a four round unanimous division over Connie
Bechtel of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Bechtel fell to
On July 21, 2001,
in Castel Ritaldo,
The first of two matches on the same night that was history
making: Moroni, 58kg,
Nagy of Hungary
with a TKO in the 4th round. According to news sources this was a
mismatch as Nagy did very little in the ring.
On September 28, 2001 in Terni, Italy, Moroni, Italy, won a 4-round unanimous decision
against Mariana Hudak of Hungary. Moroni improved her record to 3-0-1
(1 KO), and Hudak dropped to is 2-3. This was a
On February 11, 2002, in Spoleto, Italy,
Moroni TKO2 Angela Nagy.
On August 2, 2002, in Spoleto, Italy,
Moroni won a 10-round unanimous decision over French
Nadia Debras for the EBU (European Continental Title) in the
lightweight division. According to Denis of pugilatofemminile
this was the first European match held in Italy. Denis told WBAN,
"in Italy, professional female boxers must wear headgear."
On March 7, 2003, in Foligno, Italy,
Bulgarian Galina Koleva Ivanova had a 10-round draw with
Moroni, who was defending her GBU European
Featherweight Title. WBAN received notice that Moroni had been
ill, and did not fight up to par. Moroni said that she wants a
rematch in the near future.
On Aug 23, 2003, in
Terni, Italy, Galina Koleva Ivanova won a 10-round unanimous decision and became
the new EBU European champion in the (57kg) over Moroni who was
defending her title. This was Moroni's third defense, and a rematch
with Ivanova, when the first time out their fight ended in a draw. For
Moroni's complete boxing record,