Wolverhampton’s Kirstie Bavington will make her capital city debut when she challenges unbeaten Cherrelle Brown for the WBC Super Lightweight International Title next weekend at York Hall, Bethnall Green.
The title is currently vacant having previously been held by Uruguay’s Cecilia Comunales after she beat the talented Dominican Republic boxer, Lina Tejada in August 2015.
Bavington’s opponent Cherrelle Brown is a 33 year old London fighter who brings slightly more experience as a professional and a slightly better KO record into the ring than the 26 year old Wolverhampton boxer.
It will be the first 10 round contest for both competitors and nearly four months since Bavington last stepped through the ropes again when she enters the famous venue next Saturday, 20th July at York Hall but Bavington has remained fit since her last bout in March
by supplementing her boxing training with her football training. Turning out for Kidderminster Harriers Ladies (who won the County Cup) has kept her very active.
Additionally, her new coaching team of Shaun Cooper, Lindon Scarlett and Ray ‘Razza’ Campbell have all brought pro experience to her corner.
Regularly sparring has included sessions with the men in the gym, such as fellow pros Ruben Campbell and Tyler Denny with GB female champion Omarah Taylor.
The initial match up against unbeaten prospect Cherrelle Brown meant the pair were due to clash at the famed York Hall in London on May 25, but Brown’s withdrawal led to Bavington being left kicking her heels.
“I’ve just carried on really, I was disappointed that fights keep falling through, but I’ve kept on grafting and now I’ve got my reward.” she said.
“I only had a few days rest after my last fight then I was straight back into training twice a day. The idea was to hold the fitness from the previous camp.
“It was too easy, I was expecting more from my opponent but I was happy with the result. I could have done with her for my debut!
“I knew I was too much for her, I pressed early on for the TKO and it happened. It was light work, so I’m more than ready for another one.
“I’ve had lots of sparring, but have been out of the ring longer than I should have been. I’ve spent the time working on different techniques.
“My combinations are coming along, the sparring partners are a lot stronger than before and that has suited me well. I’m prepared for what’s ahead.
“It’s pretty old school at Coops and I’m loving it there. I’ve done a lot of strength and conditioning, too, so I’m feeling good. I’m ready for this challenge and I’m going to grasp it with both hands.”
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