HALL OF FAME TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT JIZELLE SALANDY
The late great Jizelle Salandy will be inducted into the Women’s International Boxing Hall of Fame, with the ceremony taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in July.
Jizelle died in 2009 in a car accident at the age of just 21. Undefeated in 16 fights with 6 KO’s Jizelle will forever be the WBC’s super welterweight Female Champion.
Boxu Potts who was Jizelle’s Manager and mentor has welcomed the announcement, thanking the WBC and its Board of Governors for this heartfelt and deserved recognition for a truly great fighter who’s wondrous career and young life was so tragically cut short. He said that the award will be especially cherished by Jizelle’s Family and many friends, as the WBC is the most powerful and respected boxing organization in the World.
Boxu Potts also said Jizelle’s legacy is that of tremendous inspiration for so many young people in the Caribbean to dream of triumph and then work had towards that success. During her short life Jizelle won numerous awards and a grief stricken but grateful nation gave her a State Funeral. Jizelle was postumously awarded the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Jizelle was a prodigy, who was getting better and better as she developed. She was the youngest bóxer to win a title at the age of just fourteen. She was also the youngest female bóxer to win a WBC title, aged just 18. She was the first and until date the only Caribbean bóxer to successfuly defend her world title six times. This award is so well earned and so deserved.