Christy Martin, the top female boxer known as "The Coal Miner's Daughter," was shot and stabbed by her husband in Apopka, Florida. CFNews13.com reported the news earlier. The 42-year-old fighter is currently in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the Orlando Sentinel says that Martin was conscious after flagging down a motorist, who alerted the authorities. She told deputies that her husband, 66-year-old James Martin, was responsible for the attack.
Investigators did not find James Martin at the couple's Apopka home, but they did see evidence of a violent struggle. Authorities continue to search for James Martin, who is described as a 5 foot, 10-inch, 165-pound, bald white man with brown eyes.
Deputies think James Martin may be a danger to himself and are concerned for his safety.
Martin, who last fought in 2009, has a career record of 49-5-3 (31 KO) and is one of the most famous female boxers in the sport's history. She turned pro in 1989, and later fought the likes of Laila Ali and Holly Holm.
Her husband also served as her trainer for much of her career.
Bad Left Hook sends our best wishes to Mrs. Martin for a full recovery.