Ricky Pow spoke in Spain with Amy Timlin and her coach, Kieran Farrell, as she seeks on Saturday, to conquer the European championship.
“I started practicing contact sports like kickboxing and Muay Thai, and I opted for boxing. I did not have a long amateur career, only ten fights, but I was able to contest World Cups in India and I showed a very high level in those fights.”
About the reason why she turned professional when she was only nineteen years old, Timlin responds “Basically, I always had a more professional boxing-oriented style, going forward and looking more to deliver the hard blows than to score, so we believed that the best thing was to give that step as soon as possible”.
Timlin had four professional fights in a few months, the pandemic hit and she contested the Commonwealth title against an also undefeated boxer. It was a draw that she remembers “I wasn’t the one who got into the ring that night, although I don’t want to make any kind of excuses, because my opponent was also very good. But I was not 100%, and I have learned a lot from that fight and now I am another much better and more prepared boxer”.
After almost a year ago, she arrived in Barcelona this Saturday as an official challenger for the European Super Bantamweight Championship held by Spanish Mary Romero:
“We received an e-mail telling us that they named me an official challenger for this title, but it was all slow due to the pandemic. A couple of months ago, they gave us a date for this September 11 so I am very happy.”
Regarding her training, which she has completed at the Evolution Boxing club in Alicante: “You always experience in different states of mind. In this case it has been long. However this time it was different, I finished the camp with Kieran Farrell, my coach, and his partner Ricky Pow in Spain, to adapt to this country, the weather, schedules, and all. And I feel better than ever, more than ready to take the title.
“I am prepared for anything Mary Romero brings. Fights can be different, so we have covered all possible angles both in defense and in attack.
We will see what happens on Saturday in Barcelona.”