Quanitta Underwood Biography

( 1984 - )
November 18, 2018
First published on:November 18, 2018
by Jorden

Facts of Quanitta Underwood

Date of Birth: 1984, May 8
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch

Quanitta Underwood also known as Queen in the boxing world is a contender for Olympic Gold and a survivor. She also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and is the gold medalist at Pan American Sports Festival 2014 held in Mexico.

 

Underwood started her boxing at the age of 19 in 2003 trained from Cappy's Boxing Gym and Club.

Quanitta Underwood Early Life 

 Queen Underwood was born on May 8, 1984, in Seattle, Washington.  Her father Azzad Underwood was the president of the parents association at the girls’ school and was among the most active members at a local Church of God in Christ.

Her father and mother Alonna Martin divorced when she was very young. She also has a sister named Hazzauna Underwood.

Quanitta had a very dark childhood. She and her sister were abused by their own father when they were young.

Underwood did her schooling from Garfield High School.

CAPTION: Quanitta Underwood SOURCE: New York Times

Along with, Quanitta her sister Hazzauna Underwood also got the same fate. Her childhood inspiration of becoming a boxer is her uncle. By seeing his uncle Queen got passionate in boxing.

Quanitta Underwood Personal Life

Quanitta Underwood lived a harsh life before entering into the Boxing world. Talking about her childhood, her father Azzad Underwood also the president of the parents association at the girl's school and also the active member of the local Church of God in Christ.

CAPTION: Queen's sister Hazzauna SOURCE: New York Times

Queen including her sister Hazaunna was molested by their father Azaad in their early ages. later on, Azzad was convicted for his crime, hence, sent to prison.

CAPTION: Queen's mother Alonna SOURCE: New York Times

 

Azzad spent six years in jail and got released in August 2005. After that, they both started living with their mother Alonna Craddock. Currently, she is living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Furthermore, she is a dog lover and also loves coffee drinking. Also, she loves to put sauce on every meal she eats.

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Quanitta Underwood Professional Career

Queen started her boxing career in 2003 to be the best and also to be a legend. Underwood's most memorable career achievements are 'Winning the 2012 Olympic Trials and being the first lightweight to represent the United States in the 2012 Olympic debut of women’s boxing in London.

Besides, her biggest inspiration is "People who do not believe that I can succeed. I turn a negative into a positive and use it as fuel to train harder and smarter." In the meantime, Queen's greatest asset in the ring "My heart which saves me in the final round." and also her greatest motivation is " the goals that she sets.

 

CAPTION: Underwood in the ring SOURCE: New York Times

 

Underwood's career achievements are listed :

2015 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION (141 lbs)
2014 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2013 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2012 OLYMPIAN (first American female lightweight representative)
2011 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDALIST
2010 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2009 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2008 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION
2007 USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPION

Also read: Claressa Shields Bio

Quanitta Underwood Net Worth and Earnings

Exact details about the net worth and earnings of Underwood is not yet made public.

But she might be getting  $25000-$300000  for winning a championship as claimed by ESPN. In the meantime, she has won a lot of championships including national championships.

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