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The Female Fist

Jul 2021

Yvette Raposo

Yvette Raposo is the CURRENT and ONLY Canadian female professional boxing ring announcer!

Former Ontario boxing Champion and currently female personal training & mindset coach from Toronto, we dive into her journey and love for the sport of boxing.

She has been featured on Toronto Star, TSN and Global News for her incredible contribution to the sport inside and out of the ring. We talk details about her, "Find Your Fighter Within" program with her slogan,

"Life is like a boxing match.
When you think like a fighter,
You live as a CHAMP!"

Her website is

IG : yvetteraposo

Jul 2021

Jordyn Konrad

This interview is with a boxer from British Colombia, Jordyn Konrad!

In this episode, she talks about her transition from Swimming, figure skating, and speed skating to competing in amateur boxing - and a few surprises she had for her mom!

She touches on her journey to Uganda and what it feels like to compete in swimming as opposed to boxing.

Her goals and vision are clear!

her IG is @jordynkon

Jun 2021

Mckenzie Wright

This week I have Mckenzie Wright, former 2X Canadian Champion as well as former National Champion in kickboxing.

We talk about how her high school gym class was the gateway to her combat sport career and how down this path she ends up on the other side of the world! - risking it for the bisquit!

Circling back to currently being on the Olympic training team of 2016, and soon to be 2021, Olympian Mandy Bujold and where she has her goals set.

#FemaleBoxer #WomenBoxing #WomenSupportingWomen #FemaleFighter #FemaleAthlete #Champion @WorldOfWomensBoxing @Women's Boxing

Jun 2021

Jessica ‘The Cobra’ Camara

Jessica 'The Cobra' Camara

2x Canadian Champion
Current Lightweight Pro Boxer coming off UD win from Heather 'The Heat' Hardy

We talk about some challenges early in her life that lead her to boxing with former NABO Champion boxer Syd Vanderpool at the start of her career.

She's trained with very well-known and respected coaches, such as Adrian Teodorescu a legend himself coaching Lennox Lewis through the Olympics and his professional career.

Currently training with Ian Mackillop out of Donnybrook Boxing Gym in Montreal, she has her eyes set on the prize with hopes of one day getting her dream fight with Katie Taylor.

#FemaleBoxer #WomenBoxing #WomenSupportingWomen #FemaleFighter #FemaleAthlete #Champion

Jun 2021

Girls Just Wanna Box

The company is called "Girls Just Wanna Box"

Founder, Kristina Ejem
Partner, Helene Jafine

Both ladies have such an incredible story with their experiences within the boxing community, which has both inspired them to take the next steps in creating a global movement.

Pushing girls outside of their comfort zones for a common goal!

Girls Just Wanna Box: For FUN and For REAL

GJWB and the concept (although it's not new girls wanting to box) was created in 2007 by Kristina Ejem because of her own personal boxing journey, wanting more and knowing there could be a better way with all the support and tools she dreamed of. Fast forward a decade of creating programs, events and all-female positive class environments within the typical boxing gym structure bringing boxing for fitness (fun) and boxing for competition (real) together in a five-level program. Each level has a symbol that Kristina loves and is carried throughout the branding to explain the technique and empowerment of boxing for women (and anyone really) in a new way. It wasn't until her now business partner Helene Jafine came on board in 2018 did GJWB 2.0 come to life with a line of boxing gloves and gear that are so desperately needed for women to #protectthepretty while boxing. Women aren't small men. 🤓🥊

Listen in as they give me a sneak peek into the soon-to-launch ⭐️ TEAM GJWB collective uniting the women around the world doing amazing things in boxing in hopes of growing and developing opportunities in the sport for women.

Check out:
To learn more about their programs for any stage of your boxing journey and gear on their website for all ages or fitness levels. Designed by female fighters and coaches for the same.

Join us for a ZOOM CLASS to experience our online LIVE classes click this link for your first class FREE: 👇

GJWB in Globe & Mail:

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook: @girlsjustwannabox
Coach KJEM/Kristina: @kjem
Coach Helene: @helenejafine

May 2021

Kristy Harris

This next episode is with Kristy Harris!

4X National Champion
Bronze World Medalist

Overcoming obstacles has been Kristy's superpower!
We talk about how a bribe from her father leads to her current world-class stage.

We talk about the various injuries (including a very detrimental mistake by a doctor) Kristy has overcome and fought through.

We discuss her current ambitions and what she has in store in the future for her career!

#TeamAustralia #FemaleBoxer #WomenBoxing #WomenSupportingWomen #FemaleFighter #FemaleAthlete #Champion

May 2021

Jennifer Huggins

Jennifer Huggings, President of Ontario, founder of "Fight to End Cancer" and owner of Kingsway Boxing Club in Toronto ON

We cover the updates about COVID 19 as far as what's going on in the sport and what this year is looking like for Canada.

We talk about Mandy Bujold's current battle with the @Olympics

We reveal an upcoming exciting announcement for the Olympic Winter Games

For more visit

#FemaleBoxer #WomenBoxing #WomenSupportingWomen #Tokyo2020 #Tokyo2021 #Olympics #Boxing #FemaleFighter #FemaleAthlete #WorldChampion #BoxingOntario #BoxingCanada @jenhuggins @scarlettdelgado

May 2021

Viviana Ruiz

Viviana Ruiz

  • Silver Medalist at Olympic Qualifiers
  • Gold Medalist at BOXAM
  • She is 3X Australian Champion
  • Silver Medalist at Common Wealth Games

Originally from Bogota, Colombia she made the decision to move half way across the world, in the middle of her engineer career back in Colombia, to explore where her life would take her in Australia and what opportunities would arise.

This is where she found and began her journey in boxing and ended her successful amateur career with over 60 bouts in the short time of six years to pursue her ultimate goal - the PROS!

She is coming off an amazing first pro debut ending it with a stoppage!!

#TeamAustralia #FemaleBoxer #WomenBoxing #WomenSupportingWomen #FemaleFighter #FemaleAthlete #WorldChampion

May 2021

Maureen Shea Aka “The Real Million Dollar Baby”

Former IFBA Jr Featherweight World Champion, former NABF Featherweight Champion, former NABA Featherweight Champion, former Interim WBC Featherweight Champion, and 2X World Champion.

She was highly recognized for her work in the film, "Million Dollar Baby" - She was the sparring partner for Hillary Swank.

"Boxing is our truth serum" - Maureen Shea

She is currently part-owner of the company, "One With Life Organic Tequila". As well continues to have active involvement in the sport of boxing - One of her main goals is getting back in the ring for another title!

Apr 2021

Ian Bell on The Female Fist

This week I have Ian Bell, PVL Brand Director discussing the misconceptions of supplement use. As well, exploring how anyone ranging from everyday health routine to high-performance athletes, and how they benefit from supplement use.

Breaking down some stereotypes and discussing the differences between males and females and supplement use.

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