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Boxing, fame, secret abuse: Champion Christy Martin tells all

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boxers, and there is Christy Martin, or as she goes by in her personal life, Salters Martin.The West Virginia-born champ exploded onto the sports scene in 1996 when, after years of boxing in small venues, she landed a spot dueling Deidre Gogerty as a sideshow prior to a sold-out Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas.

The match, televised on Showtime, broadcast to an estimated 80 million people, became the talk of the sports world, and Salters Martin emerged as the first female celebrity boxer in history.

Now she tells her story in Untold: Deal with the Devil on Netflix beginning August 17.Yet for all her celebrity–not to mention a staggering record, winning 49 out of 59 fights–Martin harbored a dark personal life.

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