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Tonya Harding's Professional Boxing Career

Tonya's First Professional Bantamweight Fight

February 22, 2003 at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn.

Bantamweight Class

Tonya Harding vs Samantha Browning

News conference at the Grand Casino
Tunica, Miss.
Feb 20, 2003
AP Photo/Dave Martin

At the weigh-in
Feb 21, 2003
AP Photo/Dave Martin

At the weigh-in
Feb 21, 2003
AP Photo/Bill Waugh

At the weigh-in
Feb 21, 2003
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

At the weigh-in
Samantha Browning
Feb 21, 2003
AP Photo/Dave Martin

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Reuters/Peter Jones

Samantha Browning wins split decision
Browning 39-38 / 39-37 Harding 39-37
AP Photo/Dave Martin

AP Photo/Dave Martin

More photos in the Photo Gallery

Tonya Wins Second Pro Fight 03/15/03

Tonya Harding won her first professional bout, winning a four-round unanimous decision over Shannon Birmingham in a bantamweight bout. Judges Fred Steinwinder III and Robert Williams both had Harding winning 40-36. Judge Hughes had Harding winning 38-37.

Tonya Wins Third Pro Fight 03/28/03

Tonya won her third pro bout. Her opponet was Alejandra Lopez. At the Creek Nations Gaming Center, there was a sold out crowd of about 900 boxing fans. The fight has been described as a "cat fight" . Final Scoring by all three judges was 36-40 for Harding. Her record is now  2-1-0 (0KO).

Needless to say, she's very happy. She said she's not hurt, and that her opponent was very gracious to her. Tonya signed autographs for over an hour after the bout.

Tonya Harding wins Oregon debut

Friday, June 13, Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon
Tonya Harding won the four round bout with Emily Gosa by unanimous decision.

The weigh-in

The bout

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Tonya defeated in bout with Melissa Yanas on 08/02/03

Tonya didn't fare too well in this one and was defeated by Melissa Yanas from San Antonio, Texas via TKO in the first round at 1 minute and 13 seconds at the Silver City Cabaret in Dallas, Texas

It looks like Tonya got snookered on this one as they changed her opponent three times. She ended up going up against a tougher and more experienced fighter. Yanas (2-1) dominated Harding (3-2) throughout the 73 second fight.

Tonya will now be under a 60-day medical suspension that was imposed by the Dallas officials