Bec Connolly has her sights set on a title shot this year but first she hopes to produce a winning performance in front of her loyal fans in Swindon.
Connolly is fighting on the “Fight Town 1” card promoted by Neilson Boxing in association with Paddy Fitzpatrick and Trifecta Boxing on April 27th and is determined to put on a show.
The 34-year-old Paddy Fitzpatrick trained boxer lost 40-36 against Scotland’s Elaine Greenan back in December but Connolly believes the judges scorecards didn’t reflect her performance.
Looking back on that fight, she said: “I was so shocked at the scoring, really, really annoyed at the scoring. It was a great fight, she was a class girl.
“I’ve re-watched the fight now and there was nothing in it at all, I did myself proud and hopefully did swindon proud.
“I think everyone realised how entertaining women’s boxing is.”
Connolly and her trainer Fitzpatrick have been working hard in the gym in readiness for the year ahead and the Swindon boxer has her sights set on a title shot.
“I think that fight (against Greenan) went really well. I don’t think there was anything in it, I think I am that level, I think I have shown everyone that I am in with the big girls.
“It is another really exciting fight, one that I am really looking forward to getting stuck into, it is going to be another war, so yeah, I am going straight in, not backing down again.”
Connolly will be part of a 15-fight card at Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre on April 27th that features Swindon favourites Luke Watkins and Ryan Martin, who are the co-headline bouts.
A host of other Swindon boxers also feature including Phil Williams, Sam Smith, Said Eltuyev and Jensen Irving, who makes his debut.
Tickets are now on sale and can be obtained from any of the boxers or via the Neilson Boxing website.
Your Sport’s Steve Butt spoke to Bec Connolly at Saturday’s press conference along with her sponsor Shaun Higgins of Edward Bays.
Click on the video below to watch this interview.