Two-time flyweight world champion, she took hold of the WBA female title in 2013. She'd previously held the title from 2007 until 2012. She has won over three dozen of her professional fights since her debut and has achieved celebrity status throughout Germany.
She began boxing at the age of twelve and, after a successful amateur career, she began competing professionally in 2005.
She announced she was a patron of Lebensbaum für Armenien in 2010. The organization plants trees and creates jobs in Armenia.
Born in Armenia, she left the nation with her family when she was five. She grew up in Hamburg, Germany after moving there in 1996. She has a brother named Mikael.
In 2007, she took part in a four-round sparring session with TV total host Stefan Raab.