(MAY 17) As most who follow
WBAN know that one of the utmost important news coverage that we
like to provide is keeping up with updates of boxers, whether
they are young amateurs, current boxers, or past boxers.
We have just received an update on Canadian amateur boxer, Shalynn Holdsworth, who we first covered on WBAN when she was
just a "mere" 10 years old! [First
Story on Shalynn in 2009]
poses with Retired World champion-Vaia Zaganas in 2009
Past photo of Shaynn
Three years forward....Shalynn
has now accumulated an 4-0-0 (2 TKO), and two outstanding boxers
awards as an amateur boxer.
Shalynn, who is just about to turn 14 years old, has continued
her progress in boxing, and in 2011, at age 12, she won the
Golden Gloves by a unanimous decision.
WBAN spoke with her father and
coach, Keith Holdsworth, where they train out of Chilliwack
Revolution in BC, and he said, "I have had difficulty finding
opponents in BC so she didn't have any fights until March of
this year but still continued training throughout."
"A bit frustrated locally, I took
Shalynn to the states this year. We headed to Lummi, Washington,
first in mid March of this year to the Lummi / Damon
Invitationals. She won by TKO2 stopping the girl with a
straight left to the body that put her down for several minutes.
Shalynn also won Most Outstanding Boxer for the entire
tournament boys or girls. I then found Shalynn a fight in
Langley at the end of March where she won a very decisive
unanimous decision. Shalynn again fought May 12th, in Olympia,
Washington against Rockie Weston of Thurston County who was 7
lbs. heavier and a year older. Again Shalynn stopped the girl
with a straight left to the head winning by TKO in the third
round. Shalynn again won the Most Outstanding Boxer Award in the
Novice category," added Keith.
Shalynn may fight in Everett in June, and she just keeps moving
forward from there.
Contact for her team: