The Baby Faced Assassin - Shannon Courtenay...

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Never heard of her, but most women's divisions are wide open with a tiny talent pool, so if she's half decent then she will probably end up challenging for a world title. What weight class is she? From that brief clip on the mitts, she looked technically sound enough, although actual speed or pop is hard to really judge as the trainer is doing that Mayweather gimmick of moving the mitts into the shots to shorten the range and make them look much faster than they are.

Good luck to her anyway.
 
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What a bitch!
Who Shannon or Grant??
No seriously Cam Ive seen her on SKY and heard her talk. Seems a nice young woman,looks decent in the gym. Interesting but that counts for nothing really. Do you have any inside info??
 
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Who Shannon or Grant??
No seriously Cam Ive seen her on SKY and heard her talk. Seems a nice young woman,looks decent in the gym. Interesting but that counts for nothing really. Do you have any inside info??
Neither more an observation on modern life where people get upset about being blocked on social media.
Don’t know an awful lot about her,boxed out of Islington abc but never sparred Chantelle
 
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Neither more an observation on modern life where people get upset about being blocked on social media.
Don’t know an awful lot about her,boxed out of Islington abc but never sparred Chantelle
As you know only joking mate no disrespect to anybody. But you're right about social media. This and the other forum the only one I go on. In general I abhor it. Just wondered if maybe you'd come across her. Looking forward to her debut. Also Chantelles return to action. Saw Katie Taylor the other day and they were talking about her like she's the 2nd coming of Ali. She's very good and I like her but I certainly will be yelling for Chantelle if and when.
 
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Neither more an observation on modern life where people get upset about being blocked on social media.
Don’t know an awful lot about her,boxed out of Islington abc but never sparred Chantelle
I didn't realise you were referring to me with that post til Boxfan asked you :lol:

I was 100% joking.
 
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I didn't realise you were referring to me with that post til Boxfan asked you :lol:

I was 100% joking.
I think we all were Grant,especially me. Was having a bit of a laugh. Just took the opportunity to jump at it. Im gonna watch Shannons career with interest. Hope her,Chantelle and the other British female boxers all do well. Katie Taylor seems to be building a hell of a reputation but she can't last forever.
 

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Shannon Courtenay is the reformed wildchild following Anthony Joshua’s route to the top after swapping bars for boxing
Bantamweight queen Courtenay, 25, was childhood mates with AJ and still calls him by his nickname

EXCLUSIVE
By Wally Downes Jr
18th March 2019, 11:06 pm - Updated: 19th March 2019, 9:03 am

SHANNON COURTENAY is the latest reformed Watford wild child targeting boxing glory.

Anthony Joshua famously turned his wayward life around in 2008 by walking into Finchley ABC gym and making his amateur debut weeks later at the Boston Arms pub in Tufnell Park.

And 25-year-old bantamweight Courtenay, a childhood pal of AJ’s, followed the exact same route after swapping the bars for boxing just over four years ago.
She used to smoke 40 a day, and drink every night.

But since taking up the sport she has lost three stone and is now ready to make her pro debut.

The pair’s freakishly similar paths are bound to cross again soon and Courtenay — who still calls the WBA, WBO and IBF king by his childhood nickname Femi — will be bending his ear for guidance.

Baby Face Assassin Courtenay told SunSport: “I haven’t seen Femi in a long time or spoken to him since I turned pro.

“But I will see him around a lot more at shows now and I am sure he will give me some advice.

“I never in a million years expected him to become the huge star that he is.

“If you had said to anyone around Watford back in the day that Josh was going to the Olympics, they would have said it would have been for the 100-metre sprint because of how fast he was.

“And five years ago, if you had told someone from our area that I was going to box, at any level, they would have laughed at you. It’s been such a quick turnaround.”

On September 21, 2013 the once hard-drinking chef was dragged along to East London’s Copper Box Arena to watch Billy Joe Saunders, not knowing the importance the venue would soon hold for her.

The invitation was only accepted as it offered a rare change to her usual nightclub haunts of Area and Destiny’s on the local high street.

Full article.