Female Pro Katie Healy
Twenty-Three-year-old Katie Healy is the latest female fighter to come out of the Black Country. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Kristie Bavington and Rachel Ball the super Bantamweight from Bilston is looking to make waves in the female boxing ranks. The Orthodox fighter who has only boxed for a year and stands at 5 foot seven has won all three of her fights so far.
Healy had no amateur boxing experience but like her stablemate Rachel Ball she switched over from Kickboxing where she won three world titles. Trained by Gavin Burrows, Katie boxes out of Trojan Martial arts gym in Walsall.
I asked Katie, who is her favorite boxer and why? Healy told me “It’s got to be Katie Taylor; she is so enjoyable to watch and has done so much for female boxing. I then ask Katie, what has been the best fight you have seen? Katie replied Gatti against Ward, what wars they were”.
I then asked Healy, what inspired you to take up the noble art. Katie told me, “I transitioned from Kickboxing to boxing as I wanted a new challenge”.
My final question was, what has been your hardest fight? Katie informed me “it has to be my debut, I hadn’t been in a ring for three years and it was a very different experience to Kickboxing, I learned so much from this fight and loved every second.
I have watched all three of Katie’s fights and have been very impressed with her switch from Kickboxing to the Noble art. Her first two fights were streamed live on Fightzone so Healy could showcase her skills to a wider audience than a small show would have given her. I was privileged to watch her last contest which was her first six-rounder at the H-Suite Edgbaston on the final BcB show of 2021 and I have to say I was very impressed. Healy has great movement and picks her shots well and seems to have grasped her new craft very quickly. At 23 I can see this young exciting fight hitting the heights in female boxing and maybe emulate her hero, Katie Taylor. The Column looks forward to reporting on this exciting young prospect very soon.