Patricia Alcivar aka "Patty Boom Boom" was born in Elmhurst, New York on December 12, 1976 and was raised by her parents who emigrated from Barranquilla, Colombia.
Patricia has an accomplished amateur background having won two consecutive NYC Golden Gloves titles at 119lb in 1998 & 1999. She also won the gold at the first Women's National Amateur Boxing Championships in 1997 and went on to take the silver the very next year. Her impressive performance won her athlete of the year as voted by the United States Olympic Committee. This was the first time ever a female athlete was given this honor for boxing. In addition, Patricia won Gold on Team USA in the first ever-International competition against Canada in 1998 in Scranton, PA.
Patricia sees her life as a challenging adventure. Leaving an abusive home at the age of 15 years old and managing to finish school while working under age to support herself was tough, but it is part of what has literally made a fighter out of her. She has always looked to different sports as both an outlet and a way of building her self-esteem and confidence.
Patricia is a multi-faceted athlete and an aspiring young actor. She has participated and finished 10 NYC Marathons as well as countless triathlons, road races and adventure races. One of her long-term goals is to complete a full Ironman. She has been seen on television commercials, (including ads for Gatorade and 24 Hour Fitness) as well as a variety of print and magazine advertisements.
Today, Patricia continues to pursue her goals studying for her degree in Health & Wellness while she works part-time as a Spanish Translator/Interpreter as well as a Personal Trainer. She hopes upon graduation to be able to give back to the community that has embraced and supported her.
Patricia currently resides in Forest Hills, NY & trains in NYC. Her focus is on becoming a World Champion and using her story as a source of inspiration to women around the world.
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