Commonwealth Games silver medallist Paige Murney has her pro debut in her Leicester hometown on December 12
When and why you began boxing:
I began boxing simply by going to a youth membership with my cousin and my buddy, I feel I used to be about 14. I began for health, it was a youth membership turning into an beginner health club. I went to that session and simply beloved it from there.
Favourite all-time fighter:
Male boxers, I respect plenty of completely different boxers. Out of feminine boxers I might positively say Katie Taylor simply due to what she’s executed for the game.
Personal profession spotlight:
I might say Commonwealth Games silver or getting on to group GB. I feel the Commonwealth silver as effectively, as a result of that wasn’t anticipated. I’d solely had a handful of internationals so I’d say that.
Mira Potkonen. I fought her a few instances, then my final combat together with her was in Madrid within the Europeans. I’d drawn her second. I really misplaced on a break up and I really thought I received that combat. It was very, very shut. I wouldn’t say for skill-wise, she’s fairly sturdy, she doesn’t depart you alone and, with the wealth of expertise she’s received, she is aware of how to win.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
I’m a box-fighter, which you can say are my finest and my worst attributes. I really feel like I’ve received an excellent jab however the identical factor the place I like to become involved and have a combat could possibly be my worst attribute as effectively. Sometimes I can become involved an excessive amount of.
I’d simply say work good. Because you possibly can work onerous, however when you’re not doing the fitting issues then that may be a downfall as effectively. I’d say work good.
My mum’s Sunday roast.
Best pals in boxing:
My finest pals on GB, who I nonetheless communicate to now, are Tori [Ellis Willets] and Rosie [Eccles]. Just basically at my health club, Leicester Unity, we’re like one large household.
Other sportsperson you want to to be:
I simply watched that Venus and Serena Williams movie. From that I’d be certainly one of them as a result of once more what they did for females and the issues that they had to overcome as effectively. I’d say they’re very inspirational sportspeople as effectively.
Last movie/TV present you noticed:
It was that, King Richard.
Have you ever been starstruck:
I don’t really feel like I’m an individual to get starstruck. I’ve met well-known sportspeople on the Commonwealth Games, issues like that. After that we went to the Sports Personality awards, met Tyson [Fury] as effectively. I’ve seen numerous well-known faces.
Last time you cried:
I can’t keep in mind, to be sincere.
Best recommendation obtained:
Just keep true to your self. Don’t change your self to match into another person’s world.
Something not many individuals learn about you:
I performed the cello for a couple of years.