8CN Interview: Tyrieshia Douglas (6-0, 2 KO's)

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8CN’s David Hopper caught up with undefeated USBU flyweight titleholder Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas (6-0, 2 KO’s). The 25-year-old is coming off a first round TKO victory over Whitney Gunter last month. She will return to the ring Nov. 13 at the Baltimore Arena.

DH: How would you describe your fighting style?

TD: I have lots of boxing styles.

DH: How do you feel you've improved as a pro boxer since making your debut in 2012?

TD: I’m still improving.


DH: I see you have a fight scheduled for next month. Do you plan to have a busy 2015?

TG: Yes, I have an opponent for November. I would love to stay busy until my hands and legs fall off.


DH: Is your No. 1 goal to become a world champion in the flyweight division?

TD: My goal is just to be ready. I’m already a champion.


DH: What's your best punch or combination?

TD: My favorite punch and combination is the one that lands.


DH: What do you think the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympics did for the sport? And what do you think needs to happen in order for women's boxing to become more popular?

TD: It opened up the door for us women. What needs to change in order to make boxing more popular is the managers. We all know women fight and train harder and better than the men.


DH: So the managers need to change?

TD: Mainly the promoters


DH: Do you feel like the promoters and managers in women's boxing aren't as good as in men's boxing?

TD: Yes only because women don't make money but really all we want to do is fight. Money isn't everything.


DH: The pay for many female boxers is not good. Do you think you'll be able to support yourself as a full-time boxer? Or will you probably always have to work a day job?

TD: I've always been a hard worker. I support myself very well by having two jobs and being a full-time boxer. I am Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas. I’m gonna change the face of women’s boxing. Just you wait on it.


DH: Is there anything you'd like to add or say to the fans out there?

TD: Three words: Believe. Courage. Want.

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