Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gloves Are On

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gloves Are On

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FORMER Gladstone girl Eilleen Forrest can't wait for 2011.

The dynamic Muay Thai exponent is eager to pull on the boxing gloves.

C[pounds sterling]My number one priority is getting fights and I want to dedicate a solid period of time to boxing,C[yen] she said.

In a case of more refining what she knows rather than learning a new craft, Forrest said she believes she is only just tapping into her pugilistic potential.

C[pounds sterling]I feel like I'm only about 10 per cent into my boxing potential and know I can do a lot more,C[yen] she said. C[pounds sterling]Not only will I be able to capitalise on it, it will also throw me forward in the international scene.C[yen]

Forrest started her Muay Thai career in Gladstone, a place she still considers to be her home town, and had her first fight three years ago. …

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