Jackie Tonawanda

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Name: Jackie Tonawanda
Birth Name: Jacqueline Garrett
Hometown: New York, USA
Died: 2009-06-09 (Age:75)
Pro Boxer: Record

Jackie Tonawanda is scheduled to be a 2022 Inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame as a "Women's Trailblazer." See 15 Feb. 2022 NYFights.com article re: her dubious career: [1]

Jacqueline Garrett (Tonawanda's birth name) claimed that Tonawanda was her mother's last name; she also claimed it as her place of birth. Additionally she had also claimed to be born in Suffolk County, New York.

In 1978, along with Cathy Davis and Marian Trimiar, she was one of the first professional woman boxers to be licensed in New York.

One Web site (WBAN.org) credits her with an 0-1(0)-0 official record. This lone documented fight was a UD6 light-heavyweight title fight loss to Diane Clark in 1979 at Madison Square Garden. Marian Trimiar and Clark both substantiate this bout.

She claimed the world women's heavyweight title in the mid-1970s. She was recognized as the Women's Boxing Association Light-heavyweight champ in the late 1970s.

Her nickname was "The Female Ali." She was ranked No. 1 at light heavyweight by Boxing Illustrated magazine in 1979 and 1980.

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