Holm ready to focus on MMA onlyApril 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm by vantate under News, Sports
World Champion Boxer Holly Holm is stepping down from the sweet science to pursue a full time MMA career. Like all competitive athletes, Holm did leave room to return to boxing should she change her mind. Holm said she is out of the boxing game 99.9%. Going back and forth between the two sports was a mental challenge Holm welcomed in the beginning but, become more of a burden later. Holm, who has three victories against no losses as an MMA fighter said as she started to win she became more more excited about MMA. Boxing didn’t have the same excitement. Holm described the change as climbing a new mountain. The ranks of women in MMA is starting to pick up with the rise of Ronda Rousey of UFC fame. The 31 year old Holm sees limitless possibilities in the future. Mary McGee will be the last fighter to face Holm in a boxing ring May 11th in Albuquerque. Holm was hoping for a shot at Cecilia Braekhus, another world champion who goes by the nickname, “the first lady.” At a press conference announcing her plans to leave boxing, Holm expressed disappointment that a date with Braekhus never happened. The two were negotiating to fight in Las Vegas, Nevada in July before talks broke down. Holm will shut down her boxing career after 11 years and a long list of victories over some of the biggest names in the women’s fight game.