Simran Kaur, 17-year-old national youth champion boxer

Boxer, Simran Kaur, National youth champion, has just won a fifth consecutive National ABA crown....

 

Boxer, Simran Kaur, National youth champion, has just won a fifth consecutive National ABA crown. What is it like to already have such success at just 17?

[The following text is an excerpt from the audio linked below starting at 26:30. This BBC audio program is called 'Women's Hour']

Simran Kaur is our next guest. Now you are a Sikh female boxer. and you've just won your 5th consecutive ABA crown... Now can I ask what weight to you box at? 

Simran: "I box at 51 kilo, Fly Weight."

To many people, and particularly to young women, the boxing gym would seem like an alien environment. But you took to it striaght away didn't you?

Simran: "Yeah but my family didn't really like it, like my mum and my nan didn't want me to do it. So my brother had to sneak me off. They didn't come to my first fight, but once they came, they were crying with tears, they were happy. Now they love coming to my fights. They always come to every single one." 

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