King’s Promotions has just signed bantamweight contender Brittany Sims to a promotional contract. This 33-year-old it’s her birthday today!) hails from Salem, Oregon, and she is not just any fighter. Sims holds the NABF and WBA Continental bantamweight titles and currently sits in the number eight spot in the WBA rankings.
Her boxing career boasts a 4-3 record, highlighted by two knockouts. Sims is coming off a career-defining victory, clinching her current titles with a majority decision over the defending champion, Mikenna Tansley, on May 20th.
Marshall Kauffman, of King’s Promotions, is thrilled with the addition of Sims. “We are delighted to have Brittany with King’s Promotions,” he said. “Having fought her last two bouts on our shows, she has demonstrated her championship potential. Brittany adds to our growing roster of quality fighters, and we’re looking forward to her defending her titles soon.”
For Sims, this partnership with King’s Promotions is a dream come true. “I am excited about signing with Kings because it was just my Dad and I before,” she shared. “I always wanted to sign with a promoter, and King’s was a top choice. I am blessed by this opportunity. It was a surprise that Marshall offered me the opportunity. The next fight will be a big eye-opener for me. Beating Mikenna has propelled me to become a world title contender.”
Sims’s journey to the boxing ring is an interesting one. She first started boxing at 21. Prior to that, she was a Track and Field athlete, specializing in the 400-hurdles at Marietta (OH) College and Eastern Oregon. Her switch to combat sports occurred when she was studying to become a corrections officer. Sims and her sister started training in MMA, and Brittany boasts a professional MMA record of 2-0. Though she is now 100% focused on boxing, she still does MMA training.
Beyond the ring, Sims keeps herself grounded by working in the registration in the Emergency Room at a hospital in Oregon. She also has 15 amateur boxing fights under her belt. Sims’s manager and trainer is her father, Gay Sims Jr., and their close-knit team continues to shine.
As Sims joins the ranks of King’s Promotions, she is in good company. King’s Promotions has led Alycia Baumgardner to the undisputed junior lightweight title. She joins the likes of Mikenna Tansley, Danielle Perkins, recent world title challenger Elhem Mekhaled, Amy Salinas, and Alexis Mones under the King’s Promotions banner.