Lynn fighter ready to show what she’s made of in Sheffield

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All eyes will be on Stevi Levy when she steps into the ring for her 12th professional fight on Friday night.The King’s Lynn fighter can’t wait to show just what she’s made of when she boxes on Sheffield promoter Izzy Asif’s professional show at Sheffield’s Park Community Arena.Levy, 30, will meet Polish boxer Dorota Norek for her title contest which will be her 12th bout and second ten-rounder since her professional debut back in 2019.The no-nonsense fighter was ‘overjoyed’ to learn at the pre-show press conference that she will be boxing for a title belt sponsored by the European Boxing Union.Looking ahead to the fight, Levy said: “I’ve worked hard preparing to get my tenth victory and secure this European title.“I’ve learnt so much from training full-time with Dave Allen while also juggling work as a personal trainer.”The mother-of-one has worked as a DJ and boxed on MMA shows before becoming one of just 14 British female professionals at bantam/super-bantamweight.Levy continues to make time to coach young boxers at the recently-opened Box Cross Gym in Wisbech, ‘Keeping grounded,’ she maintains.Like all elite athletes, she relies on sponsorship to cover her expenses and allow adequate time for training.“There are lots of costs in boxing, such as medicals, fight gear, transport costs etc,” she said.”Even at championship level, the onus is still on me to sell tickets. I’m grateful to all my sponsors, many of them Norfolk-based, for making this boxing journey possible.”Levy’s sponsors include: Dedicated Care, Gould Barbers, Box Cross UK, Happy Motor Finance, Assemble Scaffolding, John Clarke Nutrition, AS Carpentry, Photographer MYD, and Watches of Whitby.Fellow professional boxer Ebanie Bridges is also a sponsor.’”Boxing’s given me stability and a sporting family of my own,” she admitted.”Although I lost my fight in Poland against Laura Grzyb in July it was on the opponent’s home turf and taken at short notice.“I survived the ten rounds. learnt from it and I’ll be at my absolute best on fight night next Friday and am grateful to the hundred or so people who will be travelling from Norfolk to support me.”It’s been difficult just seeing my nine-year-old son at weekends given the demands of the preparation camp, so hopefully we’ll be lifting the belt together.”

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