Suzanne Riccio-Major

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1963 –


Who is Suzanne Riccio-Major?

Suzanne Riccio-Major, also known as Suzanne Riccio, is a former female boxer who fought two times for world titles. She also competed against many of women's boxing top fighters.

Riccio-Major was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1963. She began her career in professional boxing at the age of twenty-six, when she and Andrea Buchanan drew after five rounds on November 1, 1989, at Bristol, Tennessee. Riccio Major obtained her first victory, a five round decision win over Stacey Prestage, on her second bout, held on November 17, 1990 in Fort Myers, Florida.

For her third bout, held on February 25, 1991, also at Bristol, she met young rising star Christy Martin, who dealt Riccio her first loss, beating her by a five round decision.

Riccio then took five years away from boxing, deciding to return during the dawn of the often called "golden era of women's boxing", when she took on Sue Chase on June 3, 1996, at Warrensville Heights, Ohio. The then-thirty three-year-old Riccio won by a five round decision. On July 27, she lost to Theresa Arnold by an eight round decision at Rochester, Washington.

On January 17, 1997, Riccio-Major earned her first, and only, professional boxing knockout win, when she defeated Patricia Simms in the first round, at Waukegan, Illinois.

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Oct 16, 1963
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Pittsfield

on July 23, 2013


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