Just every other day at the office’: Sask-born boxer gloves up for global identify

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Undefeated in 8 suits, Kandi Wyatt has earned a shot to compete worldwide for a world name. Wyatt is heading to Athens, Greece, for the World Boxing Organization’s global junior welterweight championship on March 23. She’ll be preventing against Greece’s Christina Linardatou. “It is a huge deal. It is a world identify combat,” Wyatt stated. “I am very enthusiastic about it, but at the equal time, I do need to keep my nerves in taking a look at it.” “I’m without a doubt simply thinking about it as though it’s some other combat,” she stated. “It’s basically simply every other day at the workplace.”

Wyatt is not too concerned approximately touring, considering that she travelled a chunk with the Canadian National Team in 2010 and her beginner career. “We knew it was going to manifest eventually that we have been going to must move someplace else to combat it, and that point has just arrived,” Wyatt said. “We display up equipped to fight.” “Honestly, this combat arising—this global name combat—this is something that I’m never going to forget,” she stated. Wyatt was born in Estevan and now lives and trains in Calgary.

Her prolonged family continues to be within the Arcola, Carlyle, and Kisbey areas. Her interest in boxing started whilst she changed into 8 and enrolled in gymnastics. “The gymnastics club and the boxing health club have been inside the identical constructing, and there has been no wall that separated the two centers, so we should watch every other train,” she said. “I’d be at gymnastics practice and only a little bit distracted by the boxing. I thought it seemed a touch bit more interesting.” Wyatt requested her teacher and parents if she may want to switch sports activities, and 20 years later, she’s on the worldwide level.