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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Gibbs was selected Kodak All American for three consecutive years for basketball at Cabrini University where she majored in Marketing. She went on to play professional basketball in Germany, averaging almost 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assist a season. She learned martial arts to rebuild her self confidence and self esteem, which suffered as a result of being bullied.
She was trained by a group of lethal martial artists, lawyers, judges, doctors, business leaders, and blue collar workers. She continued to train and compete under Quiet Storm throughout high school and college, and she won three world championships in Tae Kwon Do by the time she graduated from Cabrini, with the last World Championship won in St. Petersburg , Florida, against an undefeated champion from Puerto Rico.
Throughout these years, she competed and became a World Champion in martial arts while simultaneously excelling as an All-American in basketball and track. From the age of 12 until , Gibbs competed in basketball. She averaged 28 points, 5 rebounds, and 10 assists in her senior year. In , she received dual scholarships in basketball and track to Temple University. After competing at Temple for one season, she lost her scholarship in due to academics and withdrew.
After completing her collegiate basketball career at Cabrini, Gibbs was hired to play professional basketball for Team Etzella in Luxembourg in the European Women's Professional Basketball League. She led Etzella to its first European Cup while leading the team in scoring and rebounding. Her Muay Thai manager was Felice Levair. Brown and her uncle William Groce in Chester, Pennsylvania. She amassed a kickboxing record of with 15 KOs. Her only draw came from an exhibition fight with a male opponent. In , Gibbs started boxing professionally. Her record was 2 KO.
She made her boxing debut January 23, in a four-round decision over Maria Fortaleza Recinos. Due to unfortunate scheduling, Gibbs entered the title fight against Leah Mellinger during the time she was filming the movie Knockout. The intense film schedule combined with the cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Atlantic City, New Jersey, was less than ideal, and Gibbs suffered her first loss. Gibbs said the loss to Mellinger inspired her to intensify her training to resume her journey to the top. The Gibbs-Anani rematch occurred April 28, , and Gibbs was unable to answer the bell for the second round with an injury to her right hand, yielding the victory to Anani.
Disappointed in the outcome, Gibbs explained "I came in ready to win this fight, but Sumya is a strong fighter and I was not prepared to fight her with only my left hand. Gibbs has also worked as an actress and a sports model for Sebastian International Sports Department. She is an author, celebrity trainer, philanthropist, motivational speaker, and radio host.
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