What’s so special about Jiselle Salandy? Well, she debuted into professional when she was only thirteen years of age. Not to mention, she became the first and only player to win the most belts in just one fight. The person responsible for discovering quite a talent was pro boxer Kim Quashie. Jiselle was only 11 years old when Kim Quashie saw what she could do in the boxing gym. Seeing that Jiselle had some special talent, he guided her to trainer and manager Fitzroy Richards. Since then, Jiselle has been making history and still continues to do so.
Jiselle debuted into professional boxing on February 25, 2000. Her first fight was against Nimba Wahtuse, who was also a debuting fighter. At the end of the third round of the match Nimba was knocked out and Jiselle Salandy bagged her first win. A rematch was made once again on April 15, 2000 and Jiselle won again. Nimba Wahtuse never fought again after that. For the rest of 2000, Jiselle won almost every one of her matches through knockout and those opponents included fighters such as Ria Ramnarine, Ann Howard, Maria Rosario.
In 2002, Salandy fought against Paolo Rojas for the vacant title WIBA Ibero-American Junior Welterweight. Not surprisingly, Salandy won and quite surprisingly, she became an honorary citizen of Curacao after winning the title.
Salandy was then trained by Curtis Joseph after the fight in Curacao. The moment she trained under Joseph, Salandy could not fight in a professional boxing match until she was granted her professional boxing license in Trinidad. The decision would benefit Salandy in the end because just four days after turning 17 and being granter her professional license, she defended her title for the first time against Paolo Rojas and still managed to retain the title.
Perhaps the most memorable event that happened to Jiselle Salandy occurred on September 15, 2006. She was against American boxer, Elizabeth Mooney and fighting for the titles WBA and WBC Women’s Junior Middleweight titles. When Salandy defeated Mooney through a TKO in the seventh round, Jiselle became the first boxer ever to win two titles in one night and the youngest boxer to ever win a world title.
Known for her quick foot work and fast jabs, Salandy has a passion for boxing like no other. She intends to help the youth in her country through the use of her talent. She has, to this day, fought 16 bouts, winning all including 6 wins by knockouts.
On January 4, 2009, Salandy died in a tragic car crash in Trinidad.