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Alycia Baumgardner | Average to Savage EP76

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This is the seventy-sixth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring pro boxer Alycia Baumgardner. Paul Guarino talked with Alycia Baumgardner discussing how she got into boxing, her career so far, and her upcoming fight on December 14th vs Cristina del Valle Pacheco. Follow Alycia Baumgardner https://www.instagram.com/AlyciaBaumgardner

This is the average to savage podcast with Paul Garno, everyone in anyone, athletes sets and much more. Stop everybody, on back for another episode of the average, average podcast. Our special guest today is pro boxer Alicia Bum Gardner, who is eight and one. So you grew up in Ohio. How'd you get into boxing? I got in a boxing at the age of Eight. My Dad introduced it to me after wrestling, and it's being in a competitive sport at like wrestling and wrestling the boys. You know, boxing was just something to get me even more wild up, I guess, you say, and you know, be more competitive. Gotcha. And then how many amateur fights did you have? Had A hundred and sixty five amateur fights. That's crazy. Do you know what your record was? Don't know my...

...work about hand, but out of those fights, I know probably had like ten losses. So I had a good, good experience the amateurs, for sure. What made you turn pro? Women's boxing was slowly coming on the scene, so I thought that was a best opportunity to jump on. Closed the term pro. Gotcha. And then what was it like like the first match of your turn pro? What was that like? Versus like your amateur fights without the headgear. It was it was exciting. It was something different, obviously with smaller cloths and no head gear, but it was exciting and I was ready for it. Definitely ready. And during your your fifth fight, you won the WBC international super featherweight titles. What did that means you and men? A Lot, you know, it was a little early my career and you know, the fight was a good matchup, was good competition...

...and I showed experience and then in the fight and showed that that I made for a top competition and for a world title. So that was just a step in my career. For my fifth fight. Yeah, gotch it and then it was that that open doors for like a world title shot. Yeah, definitely. It definitely puts you put you out there in the division and to be recognized as, you know, someone who who's here to, you know, show one woman's boxing game that you know, one hundred and thirty on fire. Yeah, that point definitely. And then you had your first loss by split decision last year versus Christina leaned Kalinda Toe. Did did that give you like more motivation? You know, I've always had the motivation.

I guess it just gave me. I guess you could say motivation. Just gave me a more of a drive to be to be a better me, not so much as an athlete, because that comes with it, but to be a better knee outside the ring and knowing your surroundings and everything that leads up to the fight. So knowing you're surroundings, to knowing what's good for you and it's bad, and to weed out the negativity. So in a sense, yes, it was motivation. I know it is. Just what decision? Did you think you won the fight? Most definitely I thought I want. Yeah, definitely thought I want. So I'm not like too mad about it because in my eyes I thought I wanted pluts. It was a split decision, so that kind of says already right there. Yeah, that could have went either way, but I obviously thought that. I quote the woman. Would you want? It is what it is. Would you want to face her again? Yeah, that between comes comes to hand, I'll...

...definitely do a rematch. You know, it was a good first fight, so the cyclone be even better. Definitely, and I know you're on to fight win streight now and you just fought this month and now you're fighting in December. Yeah, what's that like? One for the quick turnaround in so are you're already in like shape? I'm assue for since you just walk. Yeah, it's great. I like that. I gotta fight right away because I stay in the gym, I stay righty. So you know, my bodies already prepared to be in there and this is going to be a main event, eight round fight, so I'm going to be more than ready. And when you have a opponent to you look them up, to you study films? Not Really, because I feel like, you know, we had to make good job. I make a justine while I'm in the ring so I know what I got to do, and making those suggestions in the ring is it's important because you can look at the video, you can study it,...

...but it doesn't mean they're going to fight like that on fight night. You know everything's different, so not too much. I don't put too much episodes on it. And you know I coaches. That's when my coach comes in, handy to know the train that we're doing. So if I'm not looking at it, he definitely is. or he doesn't even have to either, because you know you can make his reads on just the record how long? Yeah, yeah, you're finding a veteran that's eleven, twelve in two draws, Christina the valley PATACO. Like, how do you see the fight playing out? I see it being a great competitive fight, but I also see your early knockout coming, probably in the sixth round. All right, is it going to be on TV or like stream somewhere? It should be stream. Yeah, I won't know that information till comes closer, but I definitely posted for people to watch it. And I kind of just ask this...

...before, but what is like a training camp? Book, like in your camp and like who do you train with right now? I've been rested to be a part of Tony here since camp for his fight Sumbury twenty one against Charlow, so rematch, and so just being in a camp with them and just being a part of that. You know, we're training three times a day and everybody's looking great, so we're definitely be more than ready for come fight, fight night. Definitely, definitely. And Yeah, it's all. You're a beat his boxing athlete. How did that deal come about? Oh yeah, my pr Vince was able to make that happen for me, and you just been able to grow. You know, year by year. So you know, my pr put that in play. So I was really grateful for the opportunity there. You're the only female boxer on the roster that I...

...know of. Yes, so that's pretty cool. Yeah, what do you think you could do to grow women's boxing? You know, being what I can do to grow the score is to show people actual boxing. You know, I feel like there's a lot of girl fights that you don't really see the skill part. You just see more of a fight, two girls fighting. So you know, I'm going to I'm going to show the different aspects, the fighting, the boxing, just the just a skill set and boxing is is a sweet science. So we need able to make it look good and not get hit. You know, you put on a better fight for the crowd and they respect you. It's all about respect to as well and this game. Definitely. And do you think women should have three minute rounds? Yes, if the pay at the pig is the same. You know,...

I'm not going to fight three minutes if I'm getting the same pay as two minutes. You know, we train for three minutes, usually women do. So it just got to make sense. Has To make sense. But I don't mind it got it. And would you ever fight in an MMA match? Yeah, I would never say never. You know, I have a wrestling background, so it would definitely be beneficial, but right now I'm focused on my career in boxing and making a name for myself in this spoon. So if the opportunity comes to hand, you know, definitely think about it, for sure. For sure, that seeing a couple a couple of cross like between doctor and I and that. What advice would you give to upandcoming doctor? The vice I would give is to be disciplined. For one...

...to work hard, you got to have the work ethic. You can't be halfassed in this sport. It's a lonely sport, so you have to really be in tune with yourself and that that comes with not just training, but what you're eating, who you surround yourself with and in actually fall in love with the sport. You gotta love what you do. If you don't love it, then you know it'll show. You know, we got to be interested. Yeah, termination work ethic and and the love for the sport, because it's a dangerous sport. You know, we risk our lives every time we step in the ring. So it's not a game. Can't play boxing for sure, and I know you kind of touched on it before, but what, like what motivates you to box? Um, you know, just just being a just a woman in this world and being, you know,...

...much a cultural melon and skin, you know, just, you know, there's a woman of all things that we can do in fighting boxing being one of the, you know, biggest sports recognized just to say wow, she can fight and she looks good outside of the ring. So you can. You can definitely do both for sure, and you're ready for some fun questions are going to go from average to savage. Yeah, what's your favorite Song Right now? Favorite time? I would have to say we'll be down by side a baby. All right. What about? What's your favorite meal after a fight? I definitely want to do some salmon, like a good piece of salmon with some pasta. Come on, it's still kind of healthy. It's not. Okay, we'll do tacos it. We do tacos. How'd...

...you get the nickname the bomb, you know, and I was thinking about going pro my lessons bumb guarder. I'm like, well, it just kind of just flows within and goes like the bomb. It has to be the bomb. So, you know, I thought about a while back, before I turn professional long it has to be the bomb. Yeah, like your logo that you came out with. Thank you. Thank you. Who Your top five favorite fighters, top five all time? Yeah, I would have to say Mike Tyson. I would have to say are because I only like living myself to how to say Mike Tyson for right now, because I like to watch a lot of boxers. I don't really have like a top or...

...like to watch. I got just what do you like to do in your free time? Free Time really eating, you know, I like to eat. Maybe go fishing, if I can just be outdoors. I like to be outdoors. Right now, you know, I'm in Florida for camp, so going to the beach is something that I enjoy and just like to you know, for into family. And if you weren't a boxer, what do you think you'd be doing? Running track in college? Going to college for Nursing, for sure. Okay, I got a bonus. Woman. Would do you think you you can go to college right am I going? Did you go to college? I did, yeah, for a little while. Okay, I was going to say, did you think you missed out on like not going to college? No, not necessarily. You know, I was going to go to a university for track and then kind of change my...

...mind because I wanted a box, and so I went to a community college and actually like that setting better. I plan on going back to school when I get the bank at the free time to do so. It definitely. Yeah, like I said before, that's how. That's how. You need a wikipedia page. I couldn't find not that much information on you. Yeah. Well, I appreciate you coming on it. Could you put the fans know where they could follow you at? Yeah, so you can follow me on Instagram at Alicia Bum Gardner and on twitter at Alicia and bomb and I'm also on facebook as a Lisa Bumb Gardner. And thank you again for having me Y. Thank you.

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