Bournemouth Boxing Mum Turns Professional At Age Of 36
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BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. - iSportsWire -- Gemma Ruegg who previously featured on a BBC documentary about her boxing journey, has turned professional fighter at the age of 36.

The documentary, showed hard working Gemma's struggles as she fought from alcohol addition in her early life and used fitness and boxing to improve her mental health and then going on to box through the semi professional ranks.

Gemma then won two regional titles at two different weight categories at the Queensbury Boxing League, and has now been granted her professional boxing licence approved by the British Board
of Control.

She says "I am immensely happy to have received my professional boxing licence and this
represents the final hurdle that I had to overcome in my journey to be a professional fighter.

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Gemma's ambitions were nearly derailed this year when the coronavirus struck and all gyms were closed. When asked how she continued, she said:-
"Like a lot of people I was forced to adapt. Luckily for me husband is my boxing
trainer, and my son is also a pro boxer so I was able to keep up my training quite well, they also motivated me to continue."

Gemma has now signed with Dorset boxing promoter Steven Bendall and her first professional fight will be next year as soon as restrictions are lifted.

When asked what she has learned along the way.
"I've learned to be proud of my achievements no matter how small they are. There were times in the early days when just getting out of bed and getting through the day was a big achievement. Just keep going focus on your goal and don't stop until you get there."

Russell Spencer

Source: Westech Media
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