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Female Newark boxer, 15, packs a punch for female empowerment, supported by Janice Rose Lingerie of Sutton-on-Trent

An up-and-coming boxer is revolutionising the sport by showing females have just as big a punch to throw as males.

Chloe Davies is a remarkably-focussed 15-year-old boxer from Suggy’s Gym, on Castlegate, Newark.

She has already competed for England and hopes to be an inspiration to other girls in the area.

FROM left to right: Owner of Suggy's Gym Dean Sugden, boxer Chloe Davies, 15, and Janice Rose Lingerie owner Janice Holmes.
FROM left to right: Owner of Suggy's Gym Dean Sugden, boxer Chloe Davies, 15, and Janice Rose Lingerie owner Janice Holmes.

In support of Chloe, her dream and female empowerment, Janice Holmes — owner of Janice Rose Lingerie — has sponsored her.

“I’m up for any challenge,” said Chloe. “I’m not where I want to be yet but when I was selected for England — I was very proud.

“Through me doing this, I hope other girls look up to what I’ve achieved — and start going to the gym.

“I’m happy I’ve got Janice as a sponsor as it will help other teenagers my age understand what she does.”

Janice said sponsoring Chloe would help achieve her goals as a boxer and ensure she always had the correct sports underwear.

Janice Holmes of Janice Rose Lingerie, Sutton-on-Trent.
Janice Holmes of Janice Rose Lingerie, Sutton-on-Trent.

“My son goes to Suggy’s Gym and I know how important it is to have the right gear,” said Janice.

“But with Chloe being female and me having a lingerie business, I thought to give her the support in her boxing and — because she wants to go further — ensure she has the right underwear for her chosen sport.

“I’m so happy to be able to help Chloe with the sponsorship and making sure she is comfortable and safe during her bouts.”

Chloe started out kickboxing at Suggy’s Gym a few years ago but struggled to organise fights. Instead, Dean Sugden suggested she try her hand at boxing.

Within only months, Chloe had taken silver in the finals of her weight class at the England Boxing National Schools Championships in 2019 — at just 13 — and went on to represent England in the Tri Nations.

“Chloe has had several training camps up at Sheffield, which is where England boxing is,” said mum Allison. “She trains so hard but absolutely loves the sport.

“She has struggled a bit through lockdown, but has come back fighting much stronger.

“We’re so proud of her, she is very disciplined and committed to Dean as well.

“Janice said she would love to sponsor Chloe and we’re very grateful.”

Dean said: “Women’s boxing is on the up and Chloe has all eyes on her. It’s very popular and many more girls are looking to take part.

“And, with Janice being her sponsor, it gives Chloe a real head start with getting all the right kit.

“It is like the perfect fit, pardon the pun.”

Chloe is currently training and hopes to compete soon.

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