Alycia Baumgardner: “Put me in the female pound-for-pound rankings right now”

07/16/2023 - No comments

Charlie Parsons interviewed Alycia Baumgardner for Boxing Social. Baumgardner dominated and defeated Christina Linardatou yesterday, here is what Alycia had to say:

Reflecting on her victorious match with Christina Linardatou, Baumgardner said:

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“I’m thankful, I’m happy it’s over. The chapter is closed, and I’m ready for the new one in my life. Let’s do it.”

This statement exudes a sense of gratitude and anticipation for the challenges to come. It’s clear that each fight in Baumgardner’s journey represents a distinct chapter, ready to be closed and followed by fresh beginnings.

Sisterhood Support

When prompted about the electrifying energy at the fight venue and her experience during the fight week, Baumgardner radiated positivity:

“I played this scene in my head repeatedly. The crowd’s reaction, my strategy against her, it was everything I anticipated.”

She warmly acknowledged the vigorous support from her fellow boxing sister, Claressa Shields:

“It was a special night. We girls stick together, support each other. I appreciate Claressa for showing up and rooting for me, for our sport.”

Eyes Set on Future Challenges

Asked about her thoughts on a potential match-up with Amanda Serrano, Baumgardner confidently asserted:

“Absolutely. The pool is small, but I’m up for a challenge. Anyone’s welcome to try.”

Her ambition to be counted amongst the top-ranking women in boxing was crystal clear:

“Put me in the female pound-for-pound ranking now. I’m the best at what I do and I’m only going to get better.”

Growing Skills, Soaring Ambitions

Baumgardner is a fighter who firmly believes in growth and betterment. Discussing her journey, she spoke with fervor:

“This fight was about enjoying myself and doing what I wanted.  But growth continues. A fight like Amanda’s and Katie’s enhances women’s boxing, it enhances me. It will show the world why Alycia Baumgardner is the best.”

Probed about her outlook on forthcoming battles, Baumgardner’s conviction was unshakeable:

“I believe in myself, my confidence, my skill. Nobody’s beating me. The only one who can defeat me is me.”

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