(NOV 29) This week WBAN got an
opportunity to catch up with female boxer Alesia Graf, who will
be fighting in December. She talks about this upcoming bout,
along with the sport and other tidbits of updates and thoughts
about the sport!
TL Fox: Alesia, WBAN has been told that you have an upcoming
fight that will soon take place. Can you tell up about when this
fight will take place, and who you will be fighting?
Alesia: I will fight on 15th December 2012 in my hometown
Stuttgart, Germany. My opponent is Liliana Martinez. The fight
will be broadcasted at
TL Fox: Is this upcoming fight for a title shot or non-title?
Alesia: At this fight I will defend my WBF world title. I won
this title at 21st December 2011 in Australia.
TL Fox: We know that you were born in Belarus and relocated to
Germany. I believe we were told that you are living in Australia
at this time. Are you still in Australia, or in another area?
Alesia: I´m living in Germany, Stuttgart again. I was in
Australia and it was an important time for me. I was a
world champion again and I established my own promotion company
Graf-Promotions and won many Australian fans.
TL Fox: In your last fight you fought Susie Ramadan in Australia
where Ramadan is from. The fight was a close controversial Split
decision where one judge saw the fight in your favor. Can you
give us details of this fight and how you felt about it
resulting in a 10-round split decision?
Alesia: I won this fight against
Ramadan you can see this in YouTube. All the people saw this but
you the boxing business :-) If you´re boxing in foreign
countries you must win during KO.
TL Fox: With that said, is there any discussion as to having a
rematch with Ramadan at this point?
Alesia: At the moment I focus on my fight at 15th December after
this we can talk about a rematch.
TL Fox: Are you training full time in boxing, or are you working
a job and boxing at the same time? If you are working, what do
you do outside of the ring?
Alesia: I am a full-time boxer.
TL Fox: If you were to have a "Wish List" for your boxing
career, who would you like to fight, or rematch with?
Alesia: I have fought good boxers. For my wish list would be
Anna Maria Torres from Mexico.
TL Fox: You have an extensive boxing record of 25-3-0 (10KO), of
all of your fights, which fight did you feel the best about?
What fight were you the most disappointed with?
Alesia: I was disappointed in Australia against this fight
Ramadan, and my best fight was against Zulina Munoz because
everything was perfect.
TL Fox: What is a typical training regime are you doing to
prepare for fights?
Alesia: I train the whole year, just 6 weeks for the fights I do
for explosively and sparring practice.
TL Fox: As far as the sport of women's boxing goes, do you feel
that the sport is growing in your opinion, or do you feel it is
in any type of decline?
Alesia: I know that women's boxing grows because this is the
reason why I do it again and again :-) . Also that the reason
why I established my promotions company. Just that women's
boxing needs more support. That is very important!
TL Fox: If you were to give advice to new women boxers on the
scene, what would you tell them?
Alesia: I would say, train everyday hard and focus on your goal
and believe in yourself and that one day you will be a
TL Fox: Do you have any comments you would like to say that I
may not have asked you?
Alesia: I would like to say hello and thank you to all my
fans in the whole world and also Merry Christmas. My live online
streaming for my next fight is during schwarzwald-regiotv.de.