Born: Aug. 23, 1967
Born August 23, 1967 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Ashley moved to the US at 11. With ambitions to become a ballerina, she earned scholarships to prestigious dance schools but a knee injury at 19 forced her to change paths. She turned to karate to stay in shape, which led to kickboxing and ultimately boxing. After winning three Golden Gloves tournaments and two USA Nationals, the 5-foot-4 ½ inch southpaw turned pro at age 31 in 1999 and would capture world titles in three divisions. Bouts with Leona Brown (W 8), Kelsey Jeffries (W 6) and Layla McCarter (D 6) led to a 10-round decision over Jeffries for the vacant IWBF featherweight title in 2002. She won the vacant WIBF super bantamweight title against Marcela Acuna in the first of their back-to-back title fights that included a rematch victory and wins over Elena Reid (TKO 7) and Alesia Graf (W 10) for the WIBF bantamweight title. In 2011 she won the WBC super bantamweight strap with a win over Christina Ruiz (W 10) and three successful defenses followed before losing the belt to Jackie Nava in 2014. Ashley recaptured the vacant belt from Christina McMahon in 2015, becoming the oldest woman to win a championship (48 years). Ashely retired in 2018 at age 50 with a record of 24-12-1 (4 KOs).
A true world champion, she boxed in 13 countries including Argentina, Austria, Germany, Mexico and North Korea and is now the head boxing trainer at UFC Fit in Shanghai, China.