In 1996, Mia decided to pursue her true passion complete-time, the sport of combat. Valentines Day, 1997, Mia made her pro-debut in boxing, knocking out her opponent in fifty-4 seconds into the very first round. Mia signed with Don King and stayed with him for a year and a half before she lost King for his rival Bob Arum of Top Rank. At Top Rank, Mia spent four years opening for all of Oscar De La Hoya’s major fights.
In the November 1999 problem of Playboy magazine, Mia appeared on the cover along with an eleven page celebrity pictorial. Mia insisted the pictures maintain a boxing theme so that the world would know she is a fighter first and foremost.
As well as being a hard-hitting boxer, Mia is media savvy. She has made appearances on such shows as, Jay Leno, Conan O’brien, “Good Morning America,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “The Best Damn Sports Show,” “E,” and countless others. She has as well acted in commercials and played herself on the t. v. show “Pacific Blue.” Mia also has her own Playstation game by EA sports.
Currently her refreshing book, “The Knockout Workout”, is in stores now nationwide. She is also hosting for networks such as, Fox Sports Net, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and color commentating several of the Pay Per View fights. Mia also has a set of new DVD’s set to hit stores in the Fall.
After accumulating an unheard of boxing checklist of nearly 60 pro fights, on June 14th, 2008, Mia fulfilled her dream of fighting in her motherâ€™s home country of Mexico. She fought one of the toughest fights of her career and became the WBC International Boxing Champion of the World at the age of 40. She continues to fight in Mexico not only in boxing, but with her charity work. In November of â€™08 she was awarded by the Governor of Zacatecas, Mexico an outstanding achievement award for her role in sports and humanitarianism. The WBC also presented her with the 2008 “WBC Goodwill Ambassador” Award.
|Name||Mia St. John|
|Date of Birth||June 24, 1967|
|Place of Birth||San Francisco, California|