Weight Class: Lightweight/132 lbs
Resides in: Seattle, WA
Hometown: Central Area- Seattle, WA
Birthdate: May 8, 1984
Began boxing: 2003
- 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN
- NINE TIME USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
- FIRST U.S. EVER FEMALE BOXER TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES
- FORMER U.S. OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER RESIDENT ATHLETE
- WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDALIST
- COMPETED IN THE FIRST PAN AMERICAN GAMES FOR WOMEN’S BOXING
- OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER TOUR GUIDE AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Queen Underwood has been a fighter since childhood, but little did she and her family know that her competitive spirit would lead her to make history in a boxing ring. She’s been competing in the sport for over 13 years and has dominated in her weight division since 2007. A beloved member of Local 699- The Sprinklerfitters Union, Underwood, temporarily left her job and chose to focus all her attention on the 2012 Olympic Games, which included the debut of women’s boxing.
Underwood became the first U.S. female boxer ever to compete in the Olympic Games in London and built up a large fan base and significant press following in the process.
She received major national press attention leading in to the 2012 Olympic Games, including The View, NBC Nightly News, Anderson Cooper, The Today Show, Oprah, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, multiple ESPN platforms and a three-page spread in the Sunday New York Times.
Underwood is now back in Seattle, training in her old stomping grounds at Arcaro Boxing Gym and ready to start her professional career. The Queen of the Ring promises to deliver action packed fights for her fans and looks forward to entertaining all with her skill.
Select National Press Links
Feature on Anderson Cooper’s national daytime show ANDERSON
Three page Sunday New York Times feature
Oprah Magazine featureNBC Nightly News
Time Magazine photo feature
ESPN the Magazine photo feature