Jaime “The Hurricane" Clampitt-Hayes is one of the most decorated female boxers of all time, electrifying fans across the nation. The four-time world champ finished her 13-year pro career with a 22-5-1 record. Now, she will be inducted into the International Boxing Women's Hall of Fame this summer.
"It means a lot because of all of the years and dedication I put into the sport,” Clampitt-Hayes told Sports Team 10. “I think recognizing female boxers and female athletes is huge, and it's a huge success for me.”
For Clampitt-Hayes, moving from her home town of Canada to Rhode Island has been a game changer for her boxing career. Clampitt-Hayes first came to the Ocean State as an opponent in the early 2000s. She then befriended and signed with Jimmy Burchfield, of CES Boxing, and even trained with Vinny Paz.
"I wouldn't have had the career if I didn’t come here,” she said. “The boxers in New England are so dedicated and the fans here are so dedicated. I really just believe that I wouldn't have had that career if I stayed where I was.”
Clampitt-Hayes, who is married with two children, is a co-owner of “On the Ropes Boxing” in Warwick, where she shares her passion and love for the sport with others.
"We've really just built a family here,” she said. “It's been so much fun. We are having a blast. We are just really proud of what we have created.”
Clampitt-Hayes will get enshrined into the Hall of fame on August 29 from Las Vegas.
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