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Ruqsana Begum

Professional Kickboxer, United Kingdom

Ruqsana is currently WKA Muay Thai Kickboxing World Champion who has now made the transition to professional boxing and is signed by former world champion David Haye. Ruqsana is also a trainer supporting community-based sessions to facilitate access to sport and mixed martial arts for women from all backgrounds. She is currently writing a book about her journey to the ring a as female boxer in a male dominated sport. Ruqsana aims to become a boxing world champion.

 

What is your favourite sport? Boxing
What drives you? To inspire others and be inspired in life and fulfilling my purpose in life
What was your defining moment to get to where you are now? When I won the world title
What is your first sporting memory? Walking in to the ring for my first professional fight
Who is your inspirational woman in sport? I look up to Dame Kelly Holmes and Denise Lewis
Why is sport important? Apart from keeping you healthy it has a positive impact on mental health