The Finale: After six weeks of training, tons of sweat and lots of pain the night of the nights has arrived – it feels like such a short time ago and it is upon me all of a sudden!

Even though, I saw the progression over the last weeks and felt very well prepared – thanks to our amazing boxing trainer – I was very nervous and excited at the same time.

The whole night itself was an amazing event and I would never have expected such an amazing atmosphere through all the fights. A special thanks from my side goes also to all my supporters from e-Frontiers. As I mentioned previously, they were constantly following up on my training and progression through the last couple of weeks. But the support of the night topped everything. It is amazing to know and to feel that people are cheering for you and are proud of you no matter if you win or lose.

The fight itself was maybe tougher than any Rugby game I ever played – I felt stiches of exhaustion everywhere once it was over. But another main point was the constant pressure – hit or being hit. Once more I realised – I am not a boxer. It was a great experience to be in the ring, but even better feeling now that it’s over.

This experience, was not only a great pre-season training for me. It also made me aware of my true passion for Rugby and what aspects I appreciate most. I believe that was a great evening for everyone – boxer, supporter and the club eventually.

Once more – thanks for all the support from e-Frontiers. It’s great working for a company and in a team where you know that support is not only there for you during your working hours, but that you are supported and encouraged in activities that mean a lot to you personally.

On a final note: Franziska's dedication was obvious over the last few weeks during the training. She's a perfectionist and as with everything she does she puts in 100% effort. Well done Franziska, you are a winner and we're very proud of you. Siobhan Bradford

Photo source: Karl Jordan Photography


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Session One: The Calm Before the Storm

Session Two: Boxing can make you feel like a long distance runner with an extra 20kg body weight

Session Three: Week four training for white collar boxing with only 2 and a half weeks I still feel as if I'm only starting out.

The Grand Finale: After six weeks of training, tons of sweat and lots of pain the night of the nights has arrived – it feels like such a short time ago and it is upon me all of a sudden!

A tense moment

After the fight

Getting down to some serious fun

Supporters: Clara Barriga, Nigel Bolger and Alex Pop

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