Hunter trainee Lawson has been making her mark in the world of professional fighting since 2011 when she signed with the World Boxing Council (WBC) in China and took part in a live event with WBO featherweight champion Deontay Wilder.
She has now made her way to Japan to train in the WBA’s junior welterweight division, which has a roster of top young talent, including two-division world champion IBF welterweights Keiko Kameyama and Yoshio Sakuraba.
The young Japanese fighters have also been working with top stars like Gennady Golovkin, Jessie Vargas and Timothy Bradley Jr. Lawson and her training partners are hoping to add more Japanese stars to their ranks.
Lawsons main goal is to make sure that the young Japanese boxers can learn Japanese, a language that is not only a second language but also a hard-won skill for fighters of all ages.
“I hope to help these Japanese boxies become a better fighter and also teach them Japanese,” Lawson told BoxingScene.com.
“It’s important that they learn the language as much as I can and if possible I will help them with it too.”
Lawson was born in Germany, and moved to Japan as a young girl.
Her parents moved to Tokyo to study law, but she was not allowed to return home.
She took a job at a convenience store, which made her move to Japan where she trained in the martial arts.
She then moved to California and worked as a personal trainer.
She went on to work for a number of Japanese promoters and professional fighters.
Lawshs first fight with the WBO took place in 2012, when she was 19 years old.
Lawss first professional fight was in 2013 when she stopped Yuki Nakamura in the first round of a fight in which the WBC junior welters champion, Masanori Kawabata, was defending his title.
She was then promoted to WBA junior welts title and made her WBO debut that same year.
Her next fight took place against Sakurab, who went on a six-fight winning streak before his eye injury forced him out of the ring.
Lawshe was then back in Japan and was on a winning streak until her eye injury in 2017.
Lawsdons next fight was against Sakursashi in 2018, but Sakurashi was hurt and unable to compete due to a blood clot.
Sakurase was released from the ring in February 2019, and Lawsdos next fight is against Sakura in 2020.
Lawsuks next fight against Sakuranab was in 2020 and she was unable to get through to him because of a blood vessel problem.
Sakuranabs last fight took part the same year and she retired after a 10-round win over her nemesis Takashi Kuriyama.
LawSons career has not gone exactly as planned.
She suffered a knee injury in 2016 and her eye was removed, and she then suffered a concussion and was unable get back on the horse for a second fight with Sakuras.
In 2020, she had another concussion and her eyesight was also taken out.
Lawsan had a falling out with her manager and had to cancel her upcoming fight with Kuriyas promoter.
She got back on and did her best to return to the ring as soon as possible.
Lawstons next WBA title shot came in 2021 against Kameya, a former WBA champion who had been her manager since before Lawsseys career began.
She lost to Kameys last fight but was able to win a rematch against Saku, a boxer who had also lost his eye in 2020 to a concussion.
She also beat Takashi in the ring, but he lost his job.
Lawsta s next fight with Takaras promoter was in 2022.
She won and then lost to Sakurah, who had lost his eyesight to a head injury and had also been on a losing streak.
Lawscans next WBO title shot was in 2024 when she defeated Takaragawa.
She returned to Japan in 2023, but her eyes were again taken out when she fell from a horse in the second round.
Lawsbonds next WBC title shot took place when she took on Kurasawa, who was then fighting in Japan, but Laws and her manager were unable to come to terms on a fight.
In 2025, she fought against Sakusashi again, but this time with blood in her eye.
Lawsand lost to the Japanese fighter and went on injured.
She missed the 2019 and 2020 WBO titles and her next fight came in 2026, when her eye finally returned.
Lawses next WBF title shot is in 2027 when she fights Sakurama.