Boxing has been a journey for me.
It is not something, which I had originally chosen to do as a
career choice but I have grown to enjoy it. I stumbled into boxing
quite my accident at the age of twenty-five I was going through
a tough period in my life. Boxing helped me to escape from my
troubles. It was a great therapy for me at that time. It was the
only thing to keep me motivated and
the years I have stuck to it and worked very hard at it. In the
early years my sparring partners were mainly male, three times
bigger and stronger than me. it was tough but I kept at it. I
learned a lot during that time. I learned to think as a boxer
I feel this has made me into a better fighter. Over the years
I have watched a
number of great boxer. I have mostly been influenced by Naseem
Hamed and Roy Jones Jr.
Boxing has made the opportunity of travel possible for me. It
is a wonderful experience. I have been to countrys which I wouldn't
ordinary chosen to visit. I have been to Italy,
France, Denmark, Ireland and so on. They are great countrys, I
have met so many great people. I feel very privileged. Boxing
is an art for me I see the 'Ring' as a stage, a performance platform
for self-expression. You have to be a bit of an actor when it
comes to boxing.
It requires the performer to take
on a different personnel. I had no aspirations of becoming a professional
boxer but with the support and encouragement from Clinton McKenzie
(my stepfather) I realised something, which I would otherwise
not have thought about by becoming a professional female boxer.
I’m the only one of a handful of female boxers in the UK
representing England on a professional female boxing stage. I
wish to stay in boxing for as long as possible. I want to make
professional female boxing more attractive and for it to gain
as much recognition as male boxing has.