1 December 2010 – Jonny Stapleton
Irelands only professional female boxer Christine McMahon wants to follow in stablemate Willie Caseys footsteps and take the road less travelled to the top- starting with an Irish title next year.
McMahon makes only her second pro boxing appearance against Polina Teucheva in the National Basketball arena on December 10, but inspired by European Champion, Casey she is targeting the shortest path to championship glory.
The Crumlin trained fighter is not keen on hanging around padding out a record before accumulating belts and is eager to get an Irish title shot in the New Year.
However, the Dolphil promoted puncher, who as a former WAKO World champion and 23 time National Senior kickboxing champion boast exceptional fighting previous, doesnt want to stop at National level.
The Castleblaney native is looking to emulate her world championship kickboxing success by knocking opponents out with just her hands.
I think I can put my stamp on womens boxing. I wouldnt be too worried about Teucheva to be honest and I would be confident of winning my next fight, McMahon who could face a British fighter of Irish decent for the Irish title in 2011 said.
I am going to try to go the Big Bang way. I am going to try and get up that ladder quickly. I am not here to wait around. My job for this fight is to box well. I dont want to go out and just knock this girl out I want to show women can box skilfully. More than the win I want to box skilfully, she added before discussing the prospect of fighting for a Irish boxing title.
The Irish title would mean more than my kick boxing titles. Everything has it’s time and it’s place and now is the time for boxing and wining in this game. Some people have suggested I am getting on in age but I feel I wasnt ready for boxing 10 years ago. I am now though. I feel I am better and stronger boxer now and I think the time is right to succeed in boxing.