Rosales-St. John was born in San Francisco but has made her
home in the San Fernando Valley. Her fighting career began at the age of six
competing in Tae Kwon Do, where she earned a black belt and a record of 27-1.
While earning her black belt, Mia also put herself through college modeling
for posters and calendars and earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from
California State University of Northridge. |
In 1996, Mia decided to pursue her true passion full-time, the sport of combat.
Valentines Day, 1997, Mia made her pro-debut in boxing, knocking out her opponent
in fifty-four seconds into the first round. She has continued to live up to
her billing "THE KNOCKOUT" ever since. Mia's grueling six day a week, five
hours per day training schedule has helped her in all of her 24 wins, 12 by
way of knockout!
Mia's team includes her ex-husband, Emmy-award winning star of "The Young
and the Restless," Kristoff St. John; her trainer Edwardo & Roberto Garcia;
and her mother, Maria Rosales (who has assisted Mia in her corner her entire
In the November 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, Mia appeared on the cover
along with an eleven page celebrity pictorial. Mia insisted the pictures maintain
a boxing theme so that the world would know she is a fighter first and foremost
because as Mia's mother once told her "Fighters are not made, they are born
and my daughter was born a fighter."