Cathy McAleer: Punching into 2020 with First Boxing Bout
Its4women ambassador, and professional boxer Cathy McAleer is set for her first fight of 2020 in Birmingham on 22nd February.
Cathy returns to the ring for the first time since May after two previous opponents dropped out of fights last autumn. This will be Cathy’s first fight since signing a two-year sponsorship deal with online car insurance brand its4women and under new manager, Kellie Maloney aiming to help on her journey to a world title.
Kellie, formerly Frank Maloney, has promised Cathy McAleer will become Ireland’s second female world champion within two years.
The former world karate and kickboxing champion intends to follow in the footsteps of lightweight/super-lightweight ruler, and previous its4women ambassador, Katie Taylor.
Cathy has won all three of her professional bouts since her debut in November 2018 and will continue her journey in the sport at Aston Villa Football Club's Holte Suite next month. This is the first bout in a very busy fight schedule that will see Cathy fighting back in Belfast for a major title.
Discussing the fight ‘Havoc at the Holte II’ Cathy says:
“I am Northern Ireland’s only female boxer and my dream is to add a world boxing title to my other sporting accomplishments. I’m really looking forward to the boxing bout. I’ve been on a rigorous training regime over the winter months and I feel that physically and mentally I’m in a strong position. It’s a great venue and I can’t wait to get in the ring and put my skills to the test. I hope that the spectators will really enjoy the match.
“Last year, there were a few disappointments with fights being cancelled by opponents. However, my focus hasn’t changed. I’ve my sights set on winning a world boxing title and I’ve a fantastic team around me to help me do just that. With its4women and Kellie Maloney on board, it’s set to be an epic journey.”
Kerry Beckett, Marketing Manager for its4women, explains why Cathy is an inspiration to others:
“Cathy McAleer is already a world class athlete who wants to be a boxing world champion. We believe she has got what it takes, and as a world class insurance provider we want to help her achieve her goal. Cathy is truly inspirational. She has encouraged hundreds of young people to engage with sport and realise their potential.
“Cathy’s coach, John Breen, is one of the best and Cathy is flourishing with his guidance and direction. Kellie Maloney shares Cathy’s passion and with the new management structure in place a series of fights are scheduled to take place in the coming months. 2020 is set to be a very exciting year. its4women is proud to be supporting Cathy on the next step of her journey to a world title.”
Its4women are looking forward to joining Cathy on this sporting journey.
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