5'5" junior welterweight Nathalie Toro was born in
Liège, Belgium on August 25 1972.
in Liège with her boyfriend and trainer Sergio Orlandazzi in her own gym "Le
Phoenix". She is managed by Francis Chetter.
WBAN: "I always wanted to box. I was raised in an institution for children
without parents as I don't know my father and my mom died when I was only 13.
They allowed me to have a punch bag in the garage of the home to hit it, because
the judge in charge of my case didn't allow me to get into a boxing gym as she
found me too aggressive. When I turned 19 I finally started to train in real
boxing gym. I started with French boxing then full contact kick boxing."
She became Belgian junior kickboxing champion in 1994, Belgian kickboxing champion in 1996, the
Benelux champion in 2000 and Europe lightweight champion in 2000.
As a boxer she twice won the Belgian amateur championship (in 1998 and 1999).
On November 10, 1999, in Verviers, Belgium, Nathalie won her pro boxing debut with a
six-round decision over Nadia Debras of France, who fell to 0-5 as a professional boxer.
On March 18, 2000 in Liège, Belgium she won a six-round decision over pro debut boxer Csilla Bodo of Hungary.
On February 12, 2000 in Liège, Belgium, she won by a third-round stoppage over Sara Paci of
Italy in a scheduled six-rounder. Paci fell to 0-2.
On January 6, 2001 in Liège, Belgium Nathalie (132 lbs) moved to 4-0 (2 KO's) with a first-round KO of Genifer Radinovic
(126 lbs) of Austria in a scheduled six-rounder.
On February 17, 2001 in Cheratte, Belgium, she:
moved to 5-0 (2 KO's) with a six-round decision over Samantha Rein of Germany who
fell to 0-5-1.
On April 14, 2001 in Verviers, Belgium,
she TKO'd Angela Nagy of Hungary in the first round of a scheduled six-rounder.
Nagy fell to 1-1-0.
On April 27, 2002 in Grivegnee, Belgium, she knocked out unranked Tiffany Decayeux of France in the second round of a scheduled six-rounder.
Decayeux fell to 0-2.
On May 10, 2003 at Het Kuipke - Citadelpark in Ghent, Belgium in an all-Belgian
Nathalie won a six-round decision over veteran kickboxer Zelda Tekin.
Tekin fell to 1-1-0 (0 KO) as a pro boxer.
On May 31, 2003 in Visé, Belgium, Nathalie
won by a third-round KO over debut fighter Dorota Kaczmarek of Poland.
On September 27, 2003 at the Spiroudome Arena in Charleroi, Belgium,
Nathalie (at left in picture) won a six-round decision over lightweight
Elena Tverdokhleb of Kiev, Ukraine, who fell to 4-2 (3 KO).
On April 3, 2004 in Visé, Belgium, Nathalie won a ten-round unanimous (97-94,96-94,97-94)
decision over Jane Couch of Fleetwood, U.K. for the vacant Women's European Boxing Union Junior
Welterweight title. WBAN's insider who was present at the fight said that it was
an "excellent" bout. Couch dropped to 23-6-0 with this loss.
Nathalie Toro vs. Elena Tverdokhleb
Copyrighted photo by Frank Wiltzius
On November 5, 2004 in Dudelange, Luxembourg Nathalie (138¾ lbs) won by a six-round decision
in a rematch with Elena Tverdokhleb (135 lbs)
of the Ukraine, who fell to 4-5-0.
On November 27, 2004 in Saint Touen, Paris, France Nathalie won a six-round decision over debut fighter
Daniela David of Romania. Toro was now 13-0 (5 KO) as a pro boxer while David fell to 0-3.
On June 3, 2005 at Palais du Midi Zuidpaleis, in Brussels, Belgium, Nathalie advanced to 14-0 (6 KO)
with a fourth round TKO of Agata Gracia Sanchez of Spain in a scheduled 10-rounder for
the vacant WIBF world Lightweight title. Gracia Sanchez fell to 6-3-1 (1 KO)
with the loss. This bout was televised on RTL.
Nathalie defends against Anne-Sophie Mathis, October 2005
On October 29, 2005 in Dombasle,
France, Anne-Sophie Mathis of Dombasle won by a ninth round TKO over Nathalie
for her EBU Junior Welterweight title. A WBAN insider said that the fight
was "an incredible all-action bout between the two boxers, with the crowd
standing throughout. The bout was considered one of the best fights on the card.
Nathalie had been hit hard in the second and third rounds, but stayed standing.
She recovered, knowing she was behind on points. Toro came back with her own
artillery in the later rounds, hitting her hard in 6, 7, 8 round. But at the end
of the ninth round, Toro got hit with a hard combination of a left/right, and
she fell to the canvas. The ref counted her to nine, and then stopped the
28-year-old Mathis, who has been boxing since 1995 but was inactive in the sport from 1996 to
2003, improved to 10-1 (9 KO's) ... her only loss being to
Marischa Sjauw in her second pro bout.
On March 3, 2007 in Soumagne, Belgium, Nathalie
(138¼ lbs) won a six-round decision over Loly Muñoz (135½ lbs) of Barcelona,
Spain, who fell to 4-3-1 (3 KOs).
On March 23, 2007 in Aulnoye-Aymeries, France, Nathalie won a ten-round
unanimous (99-91,99-92,99-91) decision over Daniela David of France for the
vacant EBU Lightweight title. David fell to 3-10-0.
On May 5, 2007 at Country Hall in Liège, Belgium,
Nathalie (136¾ lbs) won a six-round unanimous decision
over Suzana Radovanovic (136¾ lbs) of Serbia, who fell to 0-3 while
Toro progressed to 17-1-0 (6 KO's).
June 12, 2007 at La Halle de Martigues in Martigues, France Nathalie (133 lbs)
won a 10-round unanimous (100-90,99-91,99-91)
decision over Agata Gracia (131¼ lbs) of Barcelona, Spain. Toro was defending
her EBU Lightweight Title. Gracia fell to 6-4-1 (1 KO).
On November 17, 2007 at Complexe Sportif in Andenne, Luxembourg, Natalie (139
lbs) won a six-round unanimous (60-52 x 3) decision over Eunice Miranda (134½
lbs) of Olhao, Portugal, who fell to 3-5-1 (2 KO's).
On December 22. 2007 in Liege, Belgium, Nathalie
(139 lbs) won a six-round decision over Angel McKenzie of the United Kingdom.
Toro improved to 20-1-0 (6 KOs) while
McKenzie fell to 2-7-0 (0 KO).
told WBAN: "When I have to prepare for a fight I move to Paris from two to
weeks to train with one of the best French trainers, Gaetan Micallef, who
is already involved in the preparation of more than 70 European championships
and ten world championships. He's the trainer of Cyril Thomas, four times former
European champ. .Cyril is also one of my sparring partners in Paris. Mr Micallef
also used to train former world champ Daniel Londas and Lucien Rodriguez, and
many more." Nathalie says that she spars with men and has also taken
part in four preparation camps for Regina Halmich
where she has been Regina's sparring partner.
works as a youth and sports educator for the city of Liège, where she trains
young people coming from difficult areas of the city. She tells us "Sergio,
two other monitors and me train them in Thaï boxing, we also organize
competitions where they can express all the things we try to teach them. They
also take active participation (for the non competitors) at the organisations.
We have more than 100 members from 6 to 30 years old. We also have a separate
course for girls and young women who wants to train in a more relaxed way."
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