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Kirstie Bavington dreaming of a world title shot

By Nathan Judah | Sport | Published:

Kirstie Bavington has fought through dark times and is now hoping to fight her way to a world title shot.

Kirstie Bavington a boxer and PE teacher at Beacon Hill Academy in Sedgley.

Bavington, from Wolverhampton, is preparing for her next fight at Villa Park’s Holte Suite on February 22.

The PE teacher at Beacon Hill School, in Sedgley, also plays football for Kidderminster Harriers women’s side and hopes to inspire others to be the best they can. Bavington admits boxing is “lonely and hard” but added: “I love it – and I’m going to keep going.

“I would love to get a world title shot and just be the best I can be and try to inspire others.

“The kids I teach are behind me and I want to inspire them and show them you have to follow your dreams”.

Bavington, a former Wolves women footballer, went through tough times before turning professional a couple of years ago.

“I was suffering with depression,” she said. “It felt that everyone around me thought my life was perfect. I was playing football and boxing and they thought I had it all. But in my head, I wanted more from life. I didn’t feel I was going anywhere and I needed a new focus. That’s why I turned professional.”

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah
@njudah_star

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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