Lingerie Fighting Championships, Inc. (“LFC”) (OTC Pink:BOTY) announced today that it has signed former IBF Champion Stacey ‘Stay Lo’ Reile.
“We’re very excited to have Stacey join us,” LFC CEO Shaun Donnelly says. “She brings a wealth of experience and a very positive attitude.”
Born in Utica, NY, Reile made her professional boxing debut in 2004 and won the first female IBF featherweight world championship in 2011. With 32 fights under her belt Riele is excited to begin the next chapter and make her professional MMA debut in the LFC cage.
“I’m always looking for new challenges,” Reile says, “and fighting in lingerie is definitely a challenge!”
Since retiring from professional boxing, Reile has carved out a very lucrative career as a personal trainer. Her celebrity clients have included Hulk Hogan, Roy Jones Jr., Floyd Mayweather, Calvin Klein, Queen Latifah, Russell Simmons and Al Roker.
“I love training other people but found myself longing to return to the ring so LFC’s offer came at the perfect time,” Reile explains.
Lingerie Fighting Championships had previously made headlines for trying to recruit UFC superstar Ronda Rousey but lost the former champ to the WWE.
“I think as more people see how talented our fighters are they are more open to joining us,” Donnelly says. “It’s not as easy to step in as some people might think.”
While Reile acknowledges there are some tough fighters in the LFC she is confident she will be successful. “As a boxer I was often described as a firecracker,” Reile continues. “I plan to bring that feisty style to the LFC.”
Reile is expected to make her debut at LFC30 on Valentine’s Day.