Lucia Frederica Rijker is a female fighter and martial artist from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Rijker has been called by the press and opponents “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World”. She is nicknamed The Dutch Destroyer and Lady Tyson. She is known for her thudding knockout power and outstanding left hook. Lucia began her journey into martial arts with Judo at the age of six.
At the age of thirteen she took up fencing, and a year later became the Netherlands Junior Champion. She trained with the legendary Freddie Roach. On October 24th, 2009, Lucia was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, the first female to receive this honour. In 2014, she was one of 7 women included as the inaugural class of inductees to the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.
Personal Information: Lucia Rijker
Lucia Rijker was born on December 6, 1967, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her father came from Suriname, and her mother came from the Netherlands. Her nationality is Dutch and her star sign is Sagittarius. There is not much information about her personal life as she loves to keep her personal life very private and away from media.
She has won various awards in boxing such as WIBF Super Lightweight World Champion, Junior Welterweight World Champion and European WIBF Boxing Champion. She is one of the most decorated female boxers.
Physical Features: Lucia Rijker
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Lucia Rijker stands at a height of 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in). She is weighed at 63.5 kg (140 lb). Her boxing style is Orthodox. She has a distinct body type with excellent height and body measurements. Her body weight is appropriate for her height.
Career: Lucia Rijker
Lucia Rijker started her martial arts career at the early age of six. When she was fifteen she began kickboxing and knocked out the reigning American kickboxing champion, Lily Rodriguez. Rijker eventually amassed a 36-0 (25 KO) record as a kickboxer and won four different world titles. Her only loss was in an exhibition Muay Thai bout in October 1994 against a male fighter, World Champion Somchai Jaidee. Rijker stepped away from boxing in 1999 to pursue a career in Hollywood.
She appeared as Billie ‘The Blue Bear’ Osterman in 2004’s Oscar-winning, female boxer-based film Million Dollar Baby and was featured in the documentary film Shadow Boxers. She returned to the ring in February 2002, beating Jane Couch. Lucia was undefeated in the ring; her boxing record is 17-0. As a professional boxer, she has won the WIBF Welterweight Title and has beaten many named fighters. Currently, She remains busy giving lectures and seminars to athletes and people from all walks of life to perform their best, while still maintaining her top physical form and a strict diet.
Lucia Rijker has an estimated net worth of around $6 million. She has earned her net worth from a very successful and decorated fighting career. Lucia has also appeared in many movies and TV shows and has earned good money from her TV career also. She has appeared in movies such as Star Trek (2009), I Love Your Mommy (2007), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Rollerball (2002), Shadow Boxers (1999).
Lucia Rijker is also active on various social media platforms. She is on Instagram with the username @lucia_rijker. Her account is not verified and has 13.5k followers so far. Lucia’s Twitter account is also not verified and has around 2K followers. Her username is @luciarijker. She posts various tweets and photos related to her profession on her social media handles.