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Coming off a win this past week, IBF Boxing champ Ava Knight is looking to continue to defend her title thoughout the year.
Knight was born and raised in Chico, California, where her boxing training began at the age of thirteen. Knight had a stellar amateur career, which included wins over the 110 lb. Golden Gloves Champion and the National P.A.L. 114 lb. champion (twice) in 2006.
She won the flyweight silver medal at the 2006 National Amateur Championships and was also a two-time San Francisco Golden Gloves titlist. Her amateur career record was an impressive 28-4.
Knight trains at the SFC (Straight Forward Club) Boxing Gym in San Francisco, CA. On October 29, 2011, Knight won the IBF Flyweight Title by defeating the undefeated Mexican champion, Arely Mucino via a second round knockout.
We'll talk to night about the state of women's boxing, and what's next for her.
It's good to talk.