Working Mom of Two Kids Has Won 11 World Boxing Titles – and She’s Still Not Finished at 42 Years Old


You might not expect an IHOP waitress to be a championship fighter, but that is exactly the case for Tori Nelson.

42-year-old Nelson from Sterling, Virginia is a women’s 11-time world champion of boxing. Her impressive record includes seventeen wins, two losses, and three draws – and her fighting career is only made more impressive by the fact that she fights and trains in between mothering her two kids, taking care of her own mother, and working as an IHOP waitress to boot.

Nelson’s introduction to the boxing world occurred almost by happenstance. She joined LA Boxing in 2007 as a means of losing weight after her two pregnancies, and it was then that Nelson suddenly discovered she was a fighter.

“You get into it by accident, you just end up there, and then all of a sudden, this is what you’re made to do. You find out your purpose,” she told The Washington Post.

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