TL Fox: Kathy, when did you arrive in Las
Kathy: I arrived on Saturday, and on Monday I began
TL Fox: Are you working out at the Top Rank
Kathy: I am working out at two gyms. The Top Rank and the
TL Fox: What made you decide to go to Las Vegas to
train right before your fight with Tracy Moulton in
Kathy: In Thunder Bay where I live, I
only had one person to spar, so I came to Vegas to have more
TL Fox: How do you like Las
Kathy: It is really nice. The
temperature has been around 104 degrees. We have been training right
in the middle of the day and it takes some time to get use to.
TL Fox: How do you feel about what kind of condition you
are in for this 10-round championship
Kathy: I am ready to go 10 hard rounds.
I have been training with three-minute rounds.
Do you think that you will ever relocate like other women boxers
have done in the United States?
Kathy: I plan
to stay up in Canada. My boyfriend lives there and my police
TL Fox: How long have you been in boxing now and who has
been training you?
Kathy: I have remained with
the same trainer, Tony Pimentel for my boxing career. I have been in
boxing for seven years that is including my amateur background.
TL Fox: What was your record as an amateur?
Kathy: I had 31 amateur fights, and my record was
TL Fox: How do you feel about your fight with Daisy Lang
where you lost the decision and that there was controversy about
that decision? And, would you like to have a rematch with
Kathy: I feel basically "ripped off." After watching the
tape of that fight I had with Lang I felt that I won the fight. But
I also knew that I would really have to shine in order to defeat
her. I felt that I didn't shine as much as I should have. I was
trying to hard, and didn't fight "my" type of fight. I would love
to have a rematch with her.
TL Fox: What do you do as a police officer? Are you in
Kathy: I work in Thunder Bay in patrol in community
policing. I wear a uniform, and I enjoy my job. I get to go into the
schools and talk to the kids, and I like that because when kids see
a police officer they don't think things are bad. Also, the kids
know that I box, and they really like that I am a boxer and a
TL Fox: Who do you think was your toughest
Kathy: I would have to say Yvonne Trevino and Suzanne
TL Fox: How long do you think that you will stay in
Kathy: I am going to take it year by
year, and see how my body holds out. I would like to stay four more
TL Fox: Is there anything that you would like to say that I
may not have asked you about?
Kathy: I would like to say that I am really grateful and
thank Brad Goodman (Top Rank), and Dean Chance (IBA president) for
A special thanks to Kathy for this interview!
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