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Get to know Evnika
Evnika is an 8-year-old boxing sensation from Kazakstan. Her quick hands and perfect technique are the result of training since she was 3 years old.
Evnika follows a strict training regimen from her father, Raigul. Raigul does not believe in sparring and fears that it’s harmful in a young boxer’s development of necessary technical skills. So Evnika, following in the footsteps of her two brothers and four sisters, trains without a partner and strictly works on perfecting the fundamental techniques.
“During training children have the feeling that you feel when you are dancing,” Raigul said to UFC.com. “It allows athletes to open up, to relieve tension and to move for fun.”
And that’s all it has been about for Evnika thus far: fun. She loves watching fights of Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao though her idols are her brothers and sisters.
Now, living in Russia, Raigul doesn’t know what Evnika’s future holds. He said no matter how talented she is, if she does not fall in love with the sport then it will not be her way of life. It’s her choice.
Raigul has a small inclination, though. He sees the way she trains every day and thinks Evnika may have already fallen in love with the sport without knowing it.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey took to Instagram to recognize 8 year old Evnika for her incredible striking talents. Rousey also encouraged young female fans to submit their story/videos using the #RouseyRevolution hashtag.This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM