Kelly, 26, is a boxer and personal trainer. She recently won silver for Ireland on Women’s World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan. Her dream is to represent Ireland at the Olympics. Currently she can’t qualify because her weight category is already occupied – women boxers can qualify only in three weight categories unlike men who can qualify in ten!
I love to fight, I love the feeling I get once in between those ropes, I dedicate a lot of time to my training two sessions a day, I still have my normal job and I would never give it up even if I was to win the lotto, my job is brilliant and keeps me grounded.
Being a strong woman and confident in myself is what helps me push through every day struggles, anything I have I have because of the strong woman I am, because of the determination I have and drive to be a better stronger woman today then I was yesterday.
Any advice I could give to anyone is never give up also believe, no one ever really knows how close they are to success.