Women’s boxing is getting the credit it deserves, says Boston ABC’s Nina Bradley

Nina Bradley.
Nina Bradley.

Nina Bradley believes women’s boxing is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

After years of not being taken seriously, Nicola Adams’ gold for Great Britain at the Olympics in the summer seemed to put the sport firmly on the map at last.

And Bradley - a national champion after winning the women’s ABA 60 kilo final in December - believes this can only be a good thing.

“I definitely think the standard’s improved in the two years I’ve been boxing,” said the 25-year-old.

“There are a lot more girls coming out of the woodwork, younger girls.

“The levels are getting better and it’s good to see that more people are taking the sport seriously as well.”

Bradley also believes women’s boxing can help young girls and the Boston ABC fighter is encouraging more to get involved.

“It’s not for everyone,” she said. “But it can help girls a lot.

“It’s a good way to stay fit and healthy, it also teaches discipline. It can be a good way channel anger and aggression.”

Bradley is sponsored by Pilgrim Electricals and also backed by Acorn Taxis.