The first woman inducted into the Carolinas’ Boxing Hall of Fame.
Hammond began judging amateur boxing in the mid-1970s when her sons took up the sport. She has judged amateur bouts continuously for 33 years, including many national events. Hammond started officiating at professional matches in the early 1980s and has judged bouts involving such boxers as James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Cedric Mingo, Billy Bridges, and Kelvin Seabrooks.
She worked several minor title fights and kept time for a 1993 Don King-produced event in Charlotte. Hammond also served as a volunteer during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. She has been intimately involved in South Carolina amateur boxing most of her adult life and has held office in the state organization. She writes the organization’s newsletter, and was named South Carolina Official of the Year for amateur boxing in 1997. Hammond and her husband, Charlie, also a Hall of Fame member, are noted for aiding young boxers, even taking some into their home.