Sumya Anani began her professional boxing career in August 1996. In 1998 she caused a major upset by defeating a prime Christy Martin, who was under contract to Don King. Sumya rejected a contract with Don King, and went on to win four world championships in three different weight classes. (135, 140, and 147) Anani’s boxing trainer & manager, Barry Becker, remained in that role her entire career.
Her record is 25-3-1. May 2003 issue – THE RING MAGAZINE, THE BIBLE OF BOXING #1 Pound for Pound Female Champion – Sumya Anani May 2004 issue – WORLD BOXING MAGAZINE #2 Pound for Pound Female Champion – Sumya Anani 4 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in 3 weight divisions (Lightweight 135, Junior Welterweight 140, and Welterweight 147) IBA Lightweight World Title WIBA Junior Welterweight World Title GBU Junior Welterweight World Title IBA Welterweight World Title
WBAN YEARLY AWARDS – Women’s Boxing Archive Network 2005 Most Avoided Female Fighter 2004 Most Avoided Female Fighter 2003 Most Inspirational Female Fighter 2002 Most Outstanding Female Fighter Honorable Mention Fighter of the Year Biggest “Knockouts” of the Year – Sumya Anani over Jane Couch, Sumya Anani over Lisa Holewyne 2001 Female Fighter of the Year Top Televised Fight of the Year – Sumya Anani vs. Fredia Gibbs 1999 Female Fighter of the Year