We've teamed up with GB boxing stars to raise awareness of women in boxing and offer inspiration to those wanting to try the sport for the very first time. Our campaign aims to highlight boxing as a universal sport, one that's not restricted by gender or experience. By working alongside the girls, we hope to raise awareness of the inspiring, powerful women in sport and prove how Boxfit UK can cater to every boxing addict, no matter what their gender.
Growing up, Laura was always involved in and always loved sports but never felt she connected with one in particular. Four years ago, Laura joined her local kickboxing club and went on to win a host of competitions, as she started to get noticed a lot for fantastic athletic and boxing skills. She then decided to head down to her local boxing club in Leatherhead, Ultimate Fitness Boxing, where she's now been boxing for three years. In this time, Laura has well and truly connected with the sport and she's taken part in a range of exciting projects including a show named Unorthodox, a film all about boxers and the sport as a whole. Laura's bright future focuses on gaining as much experience in boxing as possible whilst raising awareness of women in sport and reaching her full potential.
Maiseyrose got into boxing because she wanted to get fit for football when she was playing for a boys team under the name Mason. She says, "I just wanted to be the best I could be. Anyways, there was a boxing gym above my football club. Walked in, threw a few shots and realised I’m better at punching than kicking."
How has she found it in womens boxing. Hard. But at the same time rewarding. She was told so many times in her early boxing career that she'd never box or carry it on. Now years later and winning 6 national titles along with the highlight of winning the three nations in Scotland. Maiseyrose is also proud to be an England boxing representative and a part of Repton boxing club which makes all those past sacrifices worth it. In her own words "think they was wrong lol! Also the feeing of beating up a few fellas is also fun."
When asked how boxing has affected her life outside of the gym she replied "In boxing, to be the best you need to make sacrifices. If you don’t you will struggle. So many times I’ve missed out on going out, going to parties, messing around with mates. But I wouldn’t change it for a thing, but that don’t mean you can’t have fun, just make sure boxing comes first. That’s what I done."
Her dream now is to turn pro, so just watch this space!
At just 18, Sameenah has already won two schools national champion, GB Three Nations schools champion, two junior national champions, been a youth national champion as well as European junior bronze medalist in 2018. With hopes of going to the Olympics before turning pro Sameenah. When questioned how she got into boxing she said, "One day, when I was 10 years old, my dad spontaneously took me to my local boxing gym. There was no particular reason for him taking me, I feel like he just thought boxing would teach me vital life skills and self defence." She's come a long way since then.
The achievements are not all she has achieved, it has given her much more. Sameenah says "Boxing has provided me with self discipline, confidence and a positive attitude which can be used in many situations, not just in the ring. It has also led me to meet new people and develop friendships with boxers who share similar goals and aspirations. Training 6 days a week, twice a day, means I sometimes find it hard juggling my training with school work and free time. However, I try to keep to a schedule and manage my time as effectively as possible. I just know that one day, it will all be worth it."