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unshine began her fighting career in Phoenix, Arizona as an amateur kickboxer and boxer. She had begun her Muay Thai training in 1995 under Bunkerd Faphimai until meeting up with her long time Muay Thai and Boxing coach, Bob Karmel. She had trained consistently in the martial arts, starting with Tae Kwon Do at age 13, and moving on to various other arts until finding Muay Thai. Sunshine took her kickboxing career as far as possible, fighting at every available opportunity, which included bouts in Mexico, Ukraine and throughout the USA. She had also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and had her first MMA bout in 1997 in Phoenix, AZ. She won three Thai boxing titles, including the IKF Welterweight Muay Thai title. Her final two professional Thaiboxing matches were fought in the Ukraine with Sunshine being the only female member on USKBA Team USA in November 2001.
Sunshine had begun to supplement her Muay Thai training with boxing early in her career to combat the periods of inactivity she experienced in Muay Thai. She began training with Willie Borchert in Phoenix in 1996. She fought Arizona Golden Gloves and moved on to the Everlast Women’s National Championships, held in California, where she won the silver medal in 1998.
Sunshine began her professional boxing career on January 21, 2001 in Bakersfield, California. During this time, Sunshine was still training in Muay Thai with hopes of picking up more fights in that style. Along with her trainer, Sunshine decided it would be best to train full time in one sport or the other and had to choose either boxing or Muay Thai. She and her trainer realized that the two styles of boxing and Muay Thai were much too different and in order to be successful at one, she would have to give up the other. Sunshine, reluctantly at first, chose boxing simply because of more fight opportunities in that sport.