The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Hamadouche: "I demonstrate that boxing is not just a sport of nags"

2021-07-26T15:55:10.984Z

INTERVIEW - For the French boxer, participating in the Olympic Games is a continuation of her career.



Current professional world champion, the 31-year-old boxer also dreams of Olympic gold to double the pleasures.

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

LE FIGARO.

- What does it represent for you, a pro boxer, to compete in the Olympics?

Maïva HAMADOUCHE.

- I never thought I could make a living from it.

I turned pro in 2013 and in a way I let that possibility go.

In Rio, in 2016, they opened the competition for male professionals, but I didn't realize that could offer me an opening.

Until 2019, when the Federation asked me to participate in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

Read also:

Olympic Games: the heavy legacy of Rio for French boxing

It was only then that it became concrete for me.

It took me a little time to think about it before I said yes, because professional boxing is my playground, that's what I love.

But hey, it was still to live the Olympics, I could not say no, if only vis-à-vis the little girl that I was and who dreamed of it in front of the television.

The report

This article is for subscribers only.

You have 74% left to discover.

To cultivate one's freedom is to cultivate one's curiosity.

Keep reading your article for € 1 for 2 months

I ENJOY IT

Already subscribed?

Log in

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-07-26

You may like

News/Politics 2021-06-07T04:02:45.419Z

Trends 24h

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy