(MAR 14) Due to doctor’s
advice, Former WBC Heavy Weight Champion Martha Salazar is
announcing retirement. After 25 years in boxing Salazar was able
to finally reach her goal of winning the WBC Heavy Weight World
Title. Along her journey to the green strap she won WIBA, WBO
Heavy Weight World titles.
Salazar says, “I am sad about
this but life happens. I love boxing, it’s so much a part of my
We are pleased to announce that
Salazar will not be leaving the boxing community but will
transitioning to an Ambassador for the WBC Cares. Jill Diamond
who is the heart of WBC Cares program stated, “A person of
Martha's talent and heart doesn't have to fight to prove she's a
Martha Salazar says, “transitioning to Ambassador for WBC is an
incredible accomplishment and will be a great experience for me
to help others. I love my WBC family and I am so happy I will be
continuing to be a force in boxing. I am excited about our first
project which is visiting and bringing exposure to Rock Steady a
boxing program, started by my cut man Freddy Silva, that helps
people with Parkinson’s.
We will be visiting them March 17, 2017 and bringing exposure to
this powerful program.