Ambassador - Ruqsana Begum

Sport: Kick-Boxing

Biography

In 2002, at the age of 18, Begum took up a kickboxing class after college. She initially did it as a hobby and in 2008, she started fighting professionally.

In 2009, Begum defeated a Malaysian opponent to win a bronze medal at the World Amateur Kickboxing Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.

On 27 November 2010, in her first final, Begum defeated Paige Farrington to win the British Muay Thai Atomweight Kickboxing Championship Professional title from the Duel at the Dome contest in Doncaster.

On 31 July 2011, Begum won a gold medal at the European Club Cup Amateur Muay Thai Championship in Latvia.

On 6 September 2012, Begum was nominated as British Muay Thai Team Captain and won bronze at the International Federation of Muay-thai Amateur (IFMA) World Championships in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Begum trains under Bill Judd and currently fights out of the KO Gym in Bethnal Green, London

Ruqsana Begum

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