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Maureen  Shea

Maureen Shea

Junior Bantamweight World Champion & “The Real Million Dollar Baby” 


Maureen Shea is a 2x World Champion Boxer and Motivational Speaker originally from Bronx, New York, now based in Oxnard, California. Maureen’s style as a speaker and presenter is passionate, engaging, down to earth, dynamic, high energy and thought provoking. Read More >

Some people call her “The Bronx Bombshell,” some call her “The Real Million Dollar Baby,” others just call her “Moe.” With a re-cord of 26-2 (12KO), Maureen was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Born in 1981, she was raised by a strict Irish father, a now retired NYPD Detective. Maureen’s mother, of Mexican heritage, worked in the airline industry and this afforded ample travel to Maureen. Moe spent much of her youth growing up in the Bronx and in the Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. In the amateurs, Maureen was known and respected for her boxing. First training out of NYBG with Luigi Olcese, she was eventually brought to Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, to train with well respected trainer Hector Roca. It was a gradual process in Shea’s growth and preparation for the game of professional boxing.

In 2004, when Hilary Swank came looking for Hector Roca to help her get ready for the movie Million Dollar Baby, Roca paired Swank with Maureen Shea. Maureen was Hilary’s main sparring partner in preparation for Swank’s award winning role in the movie. When the international media found out that Swank attended all of Maureen’s amateur bouts, Maureen was thrust into the spotlight. It was Maureen’s boxing, however, that captured the attention.

Maureen defended her IFBA World Title as the co feature to the Shane Mosely Vs Ricardo Mayorga main event on August 29, 2015 on Pay Per View versus Youlihan Luna of Mexico. This bout resulted in a draw and was the first time a female fight was featured on PPV in over a decade. Maureen has fought as a professional at Madison Square Garden three times, under such distinguished promoters such as Top Rank, Star Boxing, and was the first female to fight on Lou Dibella’s Broadway Boxing series. Her fights have been televised on Azteca Television, Telemundo, Madison Square Garden Network, and SNY.

Of Irish and Mexican descent, Maureen has a huge fan base of both ethnicities and is a crowd favorite. She currently lives and trains in Oxnard California.

For nearly a decade, Maureen has been using stories from her own personal and professional experiences in and out of the ring. Combining her stories of overcoming many obstacles, including being a victim of abuse to achieve her cur-rent successes, Maureen connects with her audience in a way that empowers them to face their challenges, change their lives and be determined to succeed. Her stories captivate the audience and her unforgettable message leaves them inspired.

Maureen is a frequent and popular speaker at companies, colleges and universities, elementary to high schools, non-profits and other groups. She speaks on a variety of topics related but not limited to: Leadership, Health and Fitness, Mental Health and Domestic Violence.

Maureen goes to extraordinary lengths to personalize her presentations, making it relevant to fit her client’s needs, objectives and desired results. She is capable if presenting her platform in both English or Spanish. Maureen cares about her clients and her whole focus is making a contribution to the success of your event. Her keynote message will leave lasting impressions on your audience, deliver high content and lasting results. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Girls Up Fundraiser

Boxing Saved My Life

Speech Topics

A Conversation with Maureen Shea