I’m Tasha Boyes, aged 29 from York. Not much of a boxing background as I
only started 3 years ago, when I took part in a charity fight to raise money for 2 York sisters that sadly lost both parents in the Manchester bombings.
I then took part in a second charity fight this time raising money for local
professional boxer Micheal Faferas disabled daughter.
I was coached by York’s very own journeywoman Carly Mackenzie who is very well known on the unlicensed circuit. I’d got the bug and she saw potential, and took me under her wing, road running and training in her back garden she got me ready for the unlicensed circuit, where I eventually ended up with the super flyweight British challenge title belt!
After just under a year and half on the unlicensed circuit, I was approached
by the bb fight club and got my professional license, now managed by Giles Carter and Sam Stokes. Since turning professional I began training at TSM boxing club, learning footwork and techniques with Steve Melton. Most of my training I do myself at David Lloyds.
I’m well aware that the girls I’m coming up against on the pro scene have much more experience than I do with a lot of them having a solid amateur back ground, but I don’t let that Faze me, I’ll fight anyone because it’s always something to learn from.
Now a little more about my personal life. I’m York born and bred where I live with my mum younger sister and dad until he sadly passed away in 2013.
I was never academic and me and school clashed a lot. I struggled for a few years especially after loosing my dad, I turned to a lifestyle of partying for days on end and wasn’t looking after myself, until the opportunity to box came along I was lost.