Posted November 01, 2018 06:21:49 In the first six months of pregnancy, a new star has been born in the sport of boxing, and it has to be an amazing one.
The Jamaican boxer and former world champion, Marta, is the latest to have a baby after undergoing an eight-week pregnancy.
“I am so happy.
It was a blessing to have such a good woman in my life.
The first six weeks of pregnancy were really difficult for me.
I had to endure pain, but I also had to be brave and accept that I might never walk again,” Marta told News24 in an exclusive interview.
“We will have a lot to live up to in the years to come.
I will always remember how tough the journey was.”
Marta is now two months into her pregnancy and hopes to return to the ring after having a baby boy.
“The last two weeks have been challenging.
But I’ve managed to overcome all the obstacles, I’ve come a long way.
The support from my family and the support of the boxing community has been unbelievable.
I’ve found a new way of life, a place where I can do what I love,” she said.
Marta has been boxing for the past 15 years, but was a World Boxing Council (WBC) world champion in 2015 and 2016.
Martas husband, Chris, who has since retired, said she was the best boxer in her class.
“She is the best fighter I’ve ever seen, period.
I never thought I’d see someone who was so beautiful.
It is unbelievable,” he said.
“Marta has a very beautiful smile.
She is one of the most amazing women in boxing, period.”
Martas first baby was born on November 1, but has since been due to arrive on December 15.
The 32-year-old, who holds the WBC world title, says she is lucky to have been able to do what she loves in life.
“When I got pregnant I had no idea what the future would hold.
I’m very lucky to be where I am now, but it’s a lot of work and I’m still learning.
I love boxing and I love the people who are involved with it.
I think it is a great sport, a beautiful sport and I would like to be a part of that.
I am very proud to be part of this sport and to be able to give back to the sport,” she added.
“This is what I enjoy.
I enjoy boxing because I am an athlete.
I feel I’m a better fighter, I feel more confident.
I also enjoy talking to the fans and watching them.
I have a little bit of pain, a little pain from a stomach ache. “
My body is still a bit sore and I am not used to a lot more.
I have a little bit of pain, a little pain from a stomach ache.
I don’t feel that much of a difference.
But if I was to lose weight, I would be a little more fit.
I want to get back into the ring, I want more strength.
I need to do some cardio to get me back in shape.
I would love to get in the ring again.”
Martins first child, a son, is due in October 2019.
She hopes her new baby will help her to return stronger to the boxing ring.
“What’s important is that he will get a chance to experience everything I do.
That’s what I want.
I really want to do that, but that’s the next step.
I still feel a little tired at the moment.
You need to keep fighting and keep pushing yourself. “
You have to fight through that.
You need to keep fighting and keep pushing yourself.
I do that every day, and I do everything I can to give my body that chance,” she concluded.
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