Hello Sofia. Thank you very much for taking the
time to do this interview. To start things off,
can you please tell us a bit about your amateur
problem. Yes, of course. I had between 80 and 90
amateur bouts, and won the Siberian Federal
District and All-Russian championships several
Q: Did you do any sports
before you picked up boxing?
A: I did
Kick-boxing, and won silver in the Russian
championships and bronze in the 2011 (youth)
Q: So, its
not an easy time to be an athlete, and everyone
has had their problems living their normal
lives. How are you managing getting through the
Covid-19 crisis we are right now in the middle
I have trained at home. On the ground outside. I
have just done my best, and tried to keep in
shape. And I had to work hard, because when
there is no fight there is no money.
Q: You won the UBO International title in
your most recent fight, not long before we were
hit by Covid, but you actually lost your
professional debut in June of 2018, dropping a
decision to Fatima Dudieva (also a debutant, but
currently 7-0). Tell us a little bit about that
A: I was
just not ready for this fight. It was in the
summer, and we had no real boxing training at
the time, only running. The fight was offered
with a weeks notice, so I really had no time to
fight I didn't take a break, but I decided that
I would use the experience to achieve my goals
in boxing. I don't regret taking the fight, it
was just the beginning of my story and I am
going to get my revenge for this loss.
Q: What are your plans short-term and
long-term in boxing?
A: I want
to get back in the ring as soon as possible.
Long-term I am going to become world champion,
and I am not going to stop there! I want to
announce myself to the whole world.
Q: How long do you think it will be before
you are ready to fight for a world title,
hopefully the UBO world title?
believe I am ready to fight for the world title
Q: Anything you would
like to say in closing, to your fans or just in
A: I want
to say that if you love what you do, you will
definitely achieve your goals!
if there are people out there who are interested
in investing in an athlete, to be a sponsor,
then please get in touch. I am open to a