VIDEO: Swindon’s Connolly bids to tear up the script against Ali

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Swindon’s Bec Connolly is looking to add another chapter to her story on Saturday when she takes on highly-rated Ramla Ali on Saturday at Wembley Arena.

Although most of the pre-fight talk will focus on Ali and her journey from Somalian refugee to professional boxer, Connolly is hoping that she can tear up the script and cause what would be considered a shock victory.

Connolly and Ali will be fighting on the undercard of Lawrence Okolie’s world title contest against Kryzsztof Glowacki and the Swindon boxer is delighted to be back in action for the first time since November 2019.

The Swindon boxer prides herself on not shying away from any challenge and whilst she rates Ali highly, she is coming to Wembley to win.

“Everyone in boxing has their own story, most of us poor aren’t we? She seems like a great girl and it’s a great story and a great boxer as well.

“I’ve got my own story and I’m here to win, just like I always do, I’m not here to be pushed over. I want that win.”

And Connolly certainly won’t be daunted by the challenge having already traded blows with the likes of Rachel Ball and Terri Harper, both of whom have gone on to win world titles.

The 36-year-old has also taken the fight against Ali with just one week’s notice and Connolly admitted it has been a tough 12 months because of the pandemic and also due to a change in trainer following Paddy Fitzpatrick’s decision to step away from the professional scene.

Connolly’s training regime now sees her split her time between Wroughton and Malmesbury.

Our boxing correspondent Will Hale caught up with Bec Connolly ahead of the fight and you can watch the full interview below.