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Posted By David Miera
Albuquerque’s own Brandi Montoya graces the cover of the Knuxx August issue. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing “Babi Doll,” check out the interview below…
What are some of your goals in life, both inside the ring and out?
” My goals in the ring consist of being a world champion and getting women’s boxing a little more accepted, and giving New Mexico some light in women’s boxing – other than Holly, we don’t have much recognition. Out of the ring I just want to graduate college and get a career that will help people with weight problems”
When and how did you get connected with Rosales?
” I got connected with Rosales to be honest through the internet (laughs). In fact when I first started training there I Hated him & he hated me! (laughs).“
Glad to hear you stuck with it, how did you get past that and develop a good relationship with Mr. Rosales?
“I grew up a little bit. I mean I was 14 years old, I thought I was all that especially after my first fight. Then he sparred me with this one girl who beat the crap out of me & I started to not come to class as much. I took a year and a half break, then came back ready to roll! I matured a little bit and just wanted to learn more and fight. That’s what got me to where Im at. And Im still learning and maturing I mean Im only 19 years old (smiles).”
That’s awesome! So can you tell me about your next fight?
“So my next fight is September 1, against Chantel Cordova. It’ll be 8 rounds. She’s an extremely tough opponent. However, my coach has always instilled it in me that I shouldn’t go after the easy ones, you don’t learn anything that way. The only losses I have in my entire boxing career are the ones that I have learned from, and the ones that made me improve to get my wins. I just came back from California, I went to spar Carina Moreno all thanks to my coach. I did well and I know now exactly what I need the most work in. I will continue to work on those until my coach is satisfied with where Im at (which is going to be a long road, because he is NEVER satisfied haha). Im ready for a fight! I know Im going to go in there and give them a taste of this 112 lb Babidoll from New Mexico (smiles big)!”
Where is this fight taking place?
Sounds awesome! I wish you luck and hope you do great! Is there anything else you’d like to say before we end this interview?
“Thank you. I would just like to say thank you to my coach professor Rosales, my dad/manager Michael Montoya, all my teammates & all my family, friends & I don’t like the word fans so I’d like to thank everyone who follows and supports me in everything that I do and I promise, whether I win or lose I will make NM proud.”
Thank you Babi Doll for such a great interview!