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McGowan Is Ready To Rumble

McGowan works out
McGowan works out

On the 21st of September at the Lotto Arena, Antwerpen, Belgium, Australian female boxer, Erin McGowan, (14-1 (7), takes on Delfine Persoon, 19-1-1-( (7), for the vacant IBF Lightweight title.


The former WBO Lightweight titleholder from Perth, Australia is excited about her next fight but knows what she is up against.


“Delfine Persoon is a tough fighter and I expect a very tough fight. She has won the EBU and WIBF (Women’s International Boxing Federation) Lightweight titles in the past against some good fighters.


“I believe however I’m more skilful than her and I really need to use my boxing skills and ringcraft to beat her. I never underestimate any fighter and surely I do not underestimate this girl hence my team and I felt I should base camp in Las Vegas in preparations for this fight to leave no stone unturned.



McGowen added: I” have been in Las Vegas for a week now and sparring with one of the best female fighters in the world in Layla McCarter. McCarter usually refuses to spar other girls. She prefers to spar men but I was fortunate enough to have her agree to spar with me as we are both preparing for very important fights. She fights for the WBA Junior Middleweight world title at the end of the month in South Africa against the tough as nails, Noni “She Bee Stingin” Tenge.”


The soft-spoken Erin McGowan misses being home with her son but she understands that to be successful one has to sacrifice other things.


“I miss time with my son but I’m glad he understands that this is what I have to do to be successful. He is very understanding and supportive. I would like to also thank my manager, Butch Gottlieb, my trainers, Habby Heske and Rodney Crisler, my sponsors, Elcord Building and Saferight, and all my fans around the world for their continued support. And I can promise you right now I will be IBF Lightweight World champion come September 21st. God bless you all.”


September 3, 2012

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