History maker Walsh: There is a new golden girl in town

THERE is a new golden girl in town, declared Michaela Walsh.

The 21 year old flyweight made history by becoming  the first female to win a Commonwealth Games fight on Monday night, but she isn’t content to have her name in the record books.

Walsh has targeted and believes she can secure the first ever Commonwealth female flyweight title.

“Yes, I do believe I can go all the way,” said Wlash after she defeated Mauritius’ Thessa Dumas.

“I don’t fear anyone at all, there’s a new golden girl coming.”

Although she is looking forward in a positive manner Walsh did take time to reflect on the achievement and sense of occasion.

“It was brilliant to be the first woman to fight and win. I was just so excited to get in there, I was like a kid on Christmas morning.

“I came to the arena early to watch Paddy and Stevy and when they say Northern Ireland and you hear the crowd going mad, it’s unbelievable.

She added: “I’ve got my family here to watch and I was trying to stay focused. I felt like I was winning the fight comfortably but I was getting caught with some stupid shots too so I’ll learn from that and I’ll move forward to my next performance.




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