Commonwealth Games medallist Paige Murney set to make pro debut

Commonwealth Games medallist Paige Murney set to make pro debut


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.

Toughest opponent:
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.

Training tip:
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.

Favourite meal/restaurant:
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.

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