Polish female professional boxer Ewa Brodnicka has held the WBO female super featherweight title since 2018. At a regional level she held the European female lightweight title from 2015 to 2016. As of November 2019, she is ranked as the world’s sixth best active female super featherweight by BoxRec. Here are some interesting facts about her:
Ewa Brodnicka: Interesting Facts For Fans
1. Brodnicka is the EBU female Lightweight champion who got slapped:
Polish Ewa Brodnicka was wearing only Victoria Secret’s underwear when she got a slap from Argentine rival Edith Soledad Matthysse.
Super-featherweight queen Brodnicka beat Matthysse, 39, on points Polish city Czestochowa. But before that, dressed with extreme scantiness, she produced one peck of a party piece at the weigh-in as she puckered up before winning their WBO title fight.
Trying successfully to wind Matthysse up, Brodnicka planted a smacker on her rival, then smiled as she pulled away.
Matthysse responded with a slap on the face for Brodnicka, whose glasses possibly covered more of her body than did her undies.
Blows were exchanged in the resulting scuffle, before the promoter intervened to restore order.
2. She was born on 7 June 1984:
Ewa Brodnicka is currently 36 years old.
3. She has strong feelings about the stereotypical female boxer body:
“I would like to gain more attention for boxing as a sport, as well as to knock out the stereotype that a woman who competes in combat sports must look like a man. The most common assumption is: big, burly, with a broken nose. Boxing is a great workout which tones the entire body, so I would go as far as to recommend it in its recreational version for all women, to better their physical condition. It’s also worth mentioning that the skills gained in the training arena can be very useful for self-defence.”
After 4 years, I noticed a real change of how society perceives women in martial arts. In general, gender stopped being a major factor when assigning social roles. The traditional roles of men and women have evolved. The stereotypes of what is masculine and feminine are constantly changing. As of late I rarely meet an individual who would be shocked by the fact that I fight in the ring.
4. In her free time, she goes musical:
“I do play the piano in my free time, but my skills would hardly allow me to start a band. Though I would love to perform in a movie and see how good I do as an actress.”
5. She stood out at just age 11 for breaking the mould:
“Looking back when I first started training as an amateur boxer 11 years ago, I recall primarily men reacting with complete surprise to how passionate I was about the sport. That is when the questions started, as well as the fears; “what do you want with boxing?”, “Aren’t you worried about breaking your nose and ruining your face?”, “You’ll look like a man and lose your feminine side.”, “A female boxer? Don’t be ridiculous…who would watch that”. As it turned out, I didn’t get my nose broken, I dazzle with femininity after trainings, and my matches are aired on TV with a great deal of popularity.
6. She’s interested in fashion, but not fashion design:
“I don’t blindly follow fashion trends. I play with fashion because I like it. I believe that what you wear is a tool of building your image and self-expression. Colours, styles, it all adds up in the end to self-expression,” she said.
“But I don’t see myself in fashion design, except maybe sportswear, because with a little help I managed to make a shirt for my fans. Some personal accents such as a crown and the motto “stay strong”, which are in fact tattoos which adorn my body, were imprinted on it”.
7. She’s a fighter inside and outside the ring:
“It doesn’t matter how many times we fall. All that matters is that we have the strength to keep going after a defeat. During my career as a boxer, the hardest thing to do was to start fighting during professional boxing galas, because the promoters simply didn’t want to put a woman in the ring. My formula for success is threadbare – pick a goal, work hard, and never give up. Don’t give up on your dreams just because they take time to make a reality. The time will go by either way…”
8. Life dreams and career goals:
“I systematically bring about my dreams. I have a way of writing down my goals, because a dream that is written down and stated ceases being a dream and instead becomes a goal. I privately dream of traveling the world. Professionally, I would like to win the World Championship, and, due to my defending this title for a very long time, remain undefeated”.
9. Can you guess her biggest personal challenge?
Giving up sweets for three months!
10. Her love for charity:
“Individuals who are public figures should get involved in charitable causes because through their image they can shed more light on the cause and reach a larger audience. Helping others is easy, you just need to want to and to get rid of any sort of selfishness. I believe that helping others gives life a deeper meaning, and allows us to feel as if we are a more valuable member of society”.