Vonda Ward (born March 16, 1973 in Macedonia, Ohio) is a female boxer who was also a well known NCAA basketball player.
After a broken leg cut her professional basketball career short, Ward turned her attention to boxing.
Ward's boxing debut occurred on January 15, 2000, when she knocked out Faye Steffen in round one at LaPorte, Indiana. Her first four fights all ended in first round knockout wins for Ward.
On May 8, 2004, Ward fought a nationally televised championship bout with Ann Wolfe in Biloxi, Mississippi. At one minute and eight seconds of the first round, Wolfe hit Ward with a right to the chin, leaving Ward motionless on the floor for a few minutes. This first round knockout defeat caused her to lose her title and her undefeated status. Ward had a neck concussion because she hit the canvas with her neck when she fell, and she was hospitalized after this bout.
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Nationality United States American
Birth date March 16, 1973 (1973-03-16) (age 37)
Total fights 23
Wins by KO 17
No contests 0