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Ada Vélez
Real name Ada Vélez
Nickname(s) Ace
Weight(s) Bantamweight
Nationality Puerto Rican
Born (1969-09-15) September 15, 1969 (age 49)
Puerto Rico
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 20
Wins by KO 6
Losses 5
Draws 3
No contests 0

Ada "Ace" Vélez (born September 15, 1969) is a Puerto Rican female professional boxer from Dania Beach, Florida who lives in Miami.[1] Vélez was brought into boxing by former women's boxing world champion Bonnie Canino.[2]

After a successful undefeated amateur career that included a national title, Vélez became the first Puerto Rican to win a women's world boxing championship on January 19, 2001, when she defeated Kathy Williams on a unanimous decision over 10 rounds to win the IBA bantamweight title. Ten months later, she moved up in weight and challenged undefeated Mary Elizabeth Ortega for the WIBA super bantamweight title, again winning a 10-round unanimous decision.

Vélez won her first 10 pro fights before suffering her first loss as a professional, in her first defense of the WIBA title. On June 21, 2002, Melissa Del Valle decisioned Vélez in Waco, Texas in the featured bout on an all-women's card featuring world champions Anne Wolfe, Sumya Anani, Delia Gonzalez and Kelsey Jeffries.

On December 21, she bounced back to reclaim the IBA version of the world bantamweight title by decisioning Lakeysha Williams over 10 rounds.

Vélez has added the WIBA bantamweight title to her IBA belt on June 28, 2003, when she beat Gonzalez on a seventh-round disqualification.

Vélez traveled to Denmark to defend her WIBA bantamweight title against Anita Christensen. on January 17, 2004, Vélez lost a highly controversial 10 round split decision to Christensen. Vélez had knocked down Christensen in the 9th round, and looked to be the obvious winner of their encounter. The Danish press strongly criticized this decision, saying on record that Vélez was robbed of her title.

Vélez' current record is 20 wins, 5 loss and 3 draws, with six knockout wins.

She now teaches kids, teens, and adults boxing at Velez Boxing and Fitness in Oakland Park, Florida. She makes them do exercise machines, running, strength and conditioning, and boxing.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
28 fights 20 wins 5 losses
By knockout 6 0
By decision 12 5
By disqualification 2 0
Draws 3
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Loss 20-5-3 Canada Jessica Rakoczy UD 10 2013-01-24 United States Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City vacant Women's International Boxing Association world super bantamweight title
27 Loss 20-4-3 Dominican Republic Katy Wilson Castillo UD 10 2012-03-24 Dominican Republic Palacio de Deportes, Santo Domingo IBF world female super bantamweight title
26 Win 20-3-3 United States Melinda Cooper MD 10 2011-11-20 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas IBF world female super bantamweight title
25 Win 19-3-3 United States Melinda Cooper SD 10 2011-03-31 Costa Rica National Stadium, San Jose vacant IBF world female super bantamweight title
24 Win 18-3-3 United States Mary Ortega UD 6 2010-02-27 United States Memorial Hall, Kansas City
23 Win 17-3-3 United States Stacey Reile UD 8 2010-02-27 United States Electricians Union Hall, Miami
22 Draw 16-3-3 United States Kaliesha West MD 6 2010-02-27 United States San Manuel Indian Casino, Highland
21 Win 16-3-2 United States Kasha Chamblin UD 10 2010-01-21 United States Paragon Casino & Resort, Marksville
20 Win 15-3-2 United States Jackie Chavez MD 6 2007-11-24 United States Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo
19 Loss 14-3-2 United States Jeri Sitzes UD 6 2007-08-10 United States Expo Center, Springfield
18 Loss 14-2-2 Denmark Anita Christensen SD 10 2004-01-17 Denmark SAS Radisson, Aarhus
17 Draw 14-1-2 Trinidad and Tobago Lisa Brown PTS 10 2003-10-30 United States Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek
16 Win 14-1-1 United States Delia Gonzalez DQ 7 (10), 1:25 2003-06-28 United States Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek
15 Win 13-1-1 United States Leona Brown DQ 7 (8), 1:18 2003-03-29 United States Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek
14 Win 12-1-1 United States Lakeysha Williams UD 10 2002-12-20 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami
13 Win 11-1-1 United States Rolanda Andrews TKO 4 (6), 1:41 2002-11-09 United States South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach
12 Draw 10-1-1 United States Layla McCarter MD 6 2002-07-18 United States Rose Garden, Portland
11 Loss 10-1 United States Melissa Del Valle UD 10 2002-06-21 United States Convention Center, Waco
10 Win 10-0 United States Angie Bordelon TKO 2 (6), 1:54 2002-01-25 United States Young Pavilion, Pembroke Pines
9 Win 9-0 United States Mary Ortega UD 10 2001-11-16 United States Convention Center, Austin
8 Win 8-0 United States Jamillia Lawrence MD 4 2001-06-29 United States Dover Downs, Dover
7 Win 7-0 Canada Kathy Williams UD 10 2001-01-19 United States Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant
6 Win 6-0 Thailand Linda Tenberg UD 8 2000-12-15 United States Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale
5 Win 5-0 United States Lisa Foster TKO 2 (4), 1:48 2000-11-15 United States Dundee Training Center, Davie
4 Win 4-0 United States Pamela Opdyke TKO 3 (6), 1:45 2000-10-18 United States Dundee Training Center, Davie
3 Win 3-0 United States Jamie Chartrand TKO 2 (4), 1:59 2000-10-08 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin
2 Win 2-0 United States Sue Chase UD 4 2000-06-30 United States Grand Casino, Tunica
1 Win 1-0 United States Jocelyn Fontanilla TKO 3 (4), 1:21 1999-08-21 United States National Guard Armory, West Palm Beach

See also


  1. ^ Ada Velez | Facebook Retrieved 2017-1-27.
  2. ^ "Ada Velez Biography". Women Boxing Archive Network. Retrieved 2009-01-18.

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Ada Vélez from BoxRec
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