List of local Pro Boxing Favorites: Amaris Quintana

Above photo shows Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana’s progression from the local NABF Title holder to the WBC International Light Flyweight Champion. In our final frame Quintana is holding the commemorative medallion while sitting with her oh-so proud parents.
When it comes to local favorites Amaris Quintana (12-3-2, 4 KOs) Global ID 493289, born October 22, 1989, has to be way up there on our list. As far as versatility, this young beauty could have easily gone into almost any field of endeavor and been a success. From the Marvel Comic movies to running her own ranch, from being a popular on-line fitness guru to being a veterinarian, it’s simply in her genes. She also has this personality that attracts people like bees to honey.
This is one of those cases where the photos speak volumes of her allure but can’t possibly tell the tale of how she’s had to overcome some major obstacles along the way.
(l to r) Quintana has a chance meeting with Boxing legend Miguel “Junito” Cotto, the former multi-division World Champion from Caguas, Puerto Rico. Next we have Gennady “GGG” Golovkin of Los Angeles, Calif. by way of Kazakhstan, the former IBO, WBA and WBC Middleweight Champion and finally Mia St. John, a former female lightweight world champion who has worked with the former First Lady Michelle Obama to find support for school based Mental Health programs.
The chance meetings seem endless. (l to r) She met up with the now honorary Dr. Bernard Hopkins. “The Executioner”¬†held multiple world titles as a middleweight and light heavyweight over his nearly three-decade career. She also ran into “The Great Entertainer” Jorge “El Maromero” Paez, who was an actor, circus performer and two time World Featherweight Champ. Finally, but not least, she met lightweight title holder Petr Petrov from Madrid, Spain by way of Ryazan, Russia. All of these great people would be prime fodder for a movie script.

Being a bit of a tomboy, Amaris always went full bore into each athletic competition, equestrian event, and she’s even accomplished in the use of firearms. Having lovable pets, she’s has always been the sought after babysitter who actually looks forward to taking care of your little troublemaker and would always take them to a dandy place like a ranch or a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.

After winning the NABF Minimum-weight Title with an eight round unanimous decision over Susana Uribe, four years went by before she was able to move up and stop the undefeated Luz Elena Martinez in the second round of their scheduled 10 rounder to win the WBC Female International Light Flyweight Title. Prior to that Uribe contest, she endured back-to-back brutal battles with the light flyweight world champ Sindy Amador on Amador’s home turf. She also battled to a Mixed Decision Draw (twice) with the equally tough Melissa “Mighty Poderosa” McMorrow, who went on to win both the IBF and WBO World Female Flyweight titles.
As you can see from the above photos, Boxing is hard work and it is oh-so important that you are healthy and focused at all times.
When you’re always on the upbeat like the Diamond Girl, you see most things as fun and games. (bottom, right) Quintana finishes up another practice session down by the shoreline with (l to r) her head-coach Luis Gamez and assistant trainer Rey Gamez.
The final collage encapsulates the Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana mystique. (top left) We see the two men who have had the most influence on Amaris, her adoring grandfather and father. With Amaris being such a smoking babe, it hasn’t always been easy. And through it all, she’s had to be mature beyond her years. Her wonderful sense of humor is on display when you visit her Facebook page where the photo of the husky (bottom center) is on display with its whimsical gritting of teeth and comical remark.

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