She is best known for simultaneously holding four world titles in four different classes: light-middleweight, middleweight, super-middleweight, and heavyweight.
She competed at the 1998 US National Championships as an amateur.
During her career, which ended in 2006, she lost only one of her 26 matches, leading her to retire as one of the greatest female boxers of all time.
She was born in Austin, Texas.
Following her fighting days she took up training, where she has taught James Kirkland.