Former three time female kick boxing world’s champion, Fredia “The Cheetah” Gibbs feels that she can do just as well now in professional boxing. She is a.k.a. “The Most Dangerous Woman In The World “. The Cheetah is the world’s first African American kick boxing champion and is poised and ready to conquer the sport of boxing.
At Temple University in Philadelphia, The Cheetah was the recipient of an athletic scholarship in basketball and track. As a professional basketball player in Germany, she averaged 29 points per game. Recently, The Cheetah was inducted into Chester High School’s “Basketball Hall of Fame”. Her hometown, Chester, Pennsylvania is a (rough) suburb of Philadelphia.
After moving to North Hollywood, California in 1990, The Cheetah adopted kick boxing as her sport. She won the ISKA World Championship by knocking out the heavily favored Valerie Hennings in “The Battle of the Masters”. After amassing a kick boxing record of 16-0 with 15 KO’s, The Cheetah decided to try the rapidly ascending sport of women’s professional BOXING.
Her pro boxing record stands at only 8-1 with 3 KO’s, but there’s no question in our minds she’s the best kept secret in women’s boxing, ready to be released! While the possibility of a match between Lucia Rijker and Christy Martin for a seven-figure purse gets the women’s boxing headlines Gibbs could be another big challenge for Christy Martin and indeed Gibbs vs. Rijker might be the main even of the late 90’s. after acquiring the professional boxing services of trainer Terry Claybon, she has now developed the balanced attack as a boxer in both her tremendous overhand right, and the mighty left.
The Cheetah has enjoyed a measure of success as an actress and model. She has been featured in many magazines such as Jet Magazine, Upscale, K’O Boxing, Sports Illustrated and more. She has appeared on TV: “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” alongside of Will Smith and recently she stared in the women’s boxing movie called “KNOCKOUT” made by Hollywood’s DMG Productions.