Mary Spencer is a World Championship winning boxer.
Spencer currently resides in Windsor, Ontario and trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing Club.
The athlete was born in Wiarton, Ontario on December 12, 1984. She is of Anishinaabe heritage and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Spencer competed in various sports from a young age, including playing basketball during the 2002 North American Indigenous Games. She began competitive boxing training in 2002. During her career, Spencer has held eight national titles, five Pan-American titles, and three world titles. In 2012 she reached the quarterfinals in Women’s Boxing during the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Recently she has acted as a representative for Motivate Canada’s GEN 7 Aboriginal role model initiative, and continues to train for the 2020(21) Tokyo Olympics.
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