Lena Soerensen

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Lena Soerensen

Lena Soerensen topless
Born 1953
Nationality Swedish
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 137 lb (62.1 kg; 9.8 st)
Wrestles for LGIS (Old)
Years active 1976 - 1978
Assumed Competitive Female Wrestling Record
Wins 5
Losses 6
Draws 2
Assumed Competitive Mixed Wrestling Record
Other information

Lena Soerensen was a founding member of the original incarnation of the Liberal Girls International SportClub - otherwise known as LGIS (Old) - a female boxing and wrestling organisation founded in Munich, Germany in 1976. It promoted a ground-breaking vision - that girls who were enthusiastic about female combat, and who wanted to fight semi-professionally in public settings, could do so topless in properly arranged events and tournaments.

The company was formed in 1976 by Fred Strothmann and Erich Klinger together with Angie who was the nominated club captain and one of the core membership of ten or so who were regular performers throughout the lifetime of the club. The initial group of fighters began several months of wrestling and boxing training in 1976, and on January 31st 1977 eight active members of the group entered the ring in the centre of the "Donauhalle" of Ingolstadt (about 60km north of Munich) in front of 700 spectators to take part in the inaugural event which launched the organisation. The main group divided into two groups of four, each of which staged a mini-tournament - wrestling and boxing. Angie won the boxing competition while Heidi Ranke, later to become a fearsome boxer, won the wrestling with a convincing win over Karin. Although Lena had taken part in both boxing and wrestling practise bouts she did not feature in this first event.

As soon as Lena made her LGIS debut she became a crowd favourite thanks to her striking beauty and long blonde hair, but she also earned their support with some courageous and determined performances in the ring. She seems to have appeared in most of the tournaments held in 1977 but seems to have retired following the June 1978 event. Possibly this decision was connected to her declining success - during 1977 she won several bouts, but in her 1978 appearances there are no wins recorded and she was knocked down a number of times.

Like nearly all the group members, she retired completely from the female fighting scene with the demise of the LGIS organisation.

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Competitive female boxing record

A list of Lena's competitive F/F boxing matches. This list is not complete.

Date Producer Video Title Opponent Result Rules Clothes Comments Links Pic
1977 LGIS (Old) via ASFilm BX1012-7 Angie Simons KO Boxing Topless Angie was always the more aggressive but Lena fought a fine defensive bout until Angie trapped her in a corner and unleashed a flurry of blows which put her down for the count Link to match Lena-Angie01.jpg
1977 LGIS (Old) via ASFilm BX1015-5 Anneliese KO Boxing Topless Lena was able to outbox the heavier Anneliese before landing a body punch which put her on the canvas and unable to beat the count Link to match Lena=Anneliese1.jpg
December 1977 LGIS (Old) n/k Tina Boxing Topless Tina and Lena boxed in the Berlin tournament and were very evenly-matched with the bout being declared a draw N/A Lena-Tina.jpg
1978 LGIS (Old) via ASFilm BX1010-2-2 Anneliese KO Boxing Topless Lena took a beating throughout the bout and had already been knocked down twice before Anneliese delivered the KO punch which ended the fight Link to match LenaS-2.jpg
1978 LGIS (Old) via ASFilm BX1013-3 Michaela P KO Boxing Topless Lena took a beating and had already been knocked down several times before the referee stepped in and ended the match Link to match Lena-Michaela.jpg
June 1978 LGIS (Old) n/k Tina Boxing Topless Tina and Lena boxed in the Kaiserslautern tournament with the bout being declared a draw. This could well have been Lena's final appearance. N/A Lena-Tina.jpg



This page was constructed with assistance from Arbie (Count Herout), Merlin and Fred Dobbs.