Born Theresa Maxine Buckskin on August 12, 1953 in Tollhouse, CA. 

She began boxing at age 10 alongside her older brothers and sisters under the watchful eye of her father Dave Kibby Sr. Kibby turned pro in 1976 with a third round TKO over Sue Fox. In her third bout the welterweight won a hard fought battle with Pat Pineda in front of 1200 fans. In 1976, the California State Athletic Commission began granting licenses to women and Kibby engaged in a three-fight series with Diane Syverson (0-1-2). Their second meeting was televised live and has the distinction of being the first female bout contested at the famed Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Matches with Gwen Gemini (1-2-1), Lavonne Ludian (3-0-1), Fox (TKO 3) and Hall of Famer Marian Trimiar (W 4) followed. Kibby’s last bout was a four-round win over Ludian in 1977 on the undercard of the nationally televised (CBS) Earnie Shavers vs. Howard Smith bout, which also featured the pro debut of Michael Spinks. “Princess Red Star” compiled a professional record of 10-3-4 (3 KOs). 

Kibby, who along with her sister Darlene Buckskin, were the first two Native American women to receive professional boxing licenses in California, passed away on September 4, 2021 at age 68.  
Induction: 2024
Theresa Kibby