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I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
Alissa King-Underwood

ALISSA KING-UNDERWOOD may stun in the ring but she also makes dreams come true with her second job.

The popular ring girl, 24, is a regular on the boxing and touring car circuits but also owns a fantastical business.

Alissa King-Underwood is a popular Matchroom ring girl

She will be at the Anthony Joshua fight with co-ring girl Chloe Ellman-Baker

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
Alissa is also a beauty pageant model

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
Although she has another job

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
As she owns her own company provides a fairytale princess to children’s parties

Alissa runs her own business called Enchanted Princess Appearances which provides a fairytale princess to children’s parties.

Although the company does cater to a wider audience as it has some corporate clients.

The events give Alissa a contrasting style to when she is in the boxing arena, which she enjoys.

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So after bossing the ring at the O2 for Anthony Joshua’s fight against Jermaine Franklin she will be donning a princess gown.

She told SunSport: “I have my own business as well which I have been running for three and a half years which is very contrasting because it is a children’s entertainment business as we provide princess look-a-likes for children’s parties and events, as well as some corporate clients.

“So on weekends, it can be challenging as that is when those events are and it is a case of when the boxing is on it can be a case of how much work can I fit into the weekend.

“So this weekend I will be at the AJ fight and then on Sunday I will be back into princess outfits doing children’s parties.”

Alissa is proud of her accomplishments in the boxing world since becoming a ring girl for Matchroom.

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
The business is called Enchanted Princess Appearances

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
Alissa was named Miss swimsuit in 2021

Having been performing “all her life” in ballet, tap dance, modern dance, acting and musical theatre, Alissa is happy having “stamped her mark” on boxing.

She added: “I really am super proud and unapologetic of the fact I am a ring girl.

“It is something I have dreamed about, I worked in this industry doing all kinds of shows for five years and I really dreamed about working for Matchroom and that is now a reality.

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“I am a feminist and I know some people have views on the job that I do but I am so proud to stamp my mark in a male-dominated sport and industry and I am happy with where I have made it to.”

Although the current Miss Universe Great Britain finalist has also she rejected concerns over ring girls and their safety at fights.

She said: “The main thing I like to say (to critics) is at these boxing shows I am the safest I will probably ever be in my life.

“I’m backstage and there are so many security guards there, when we are working we have two of them sat with us. It is the safest we will ever be.

“People get so hung up on that with ring girls sitting there looking beautiful, I am not naive I am there and I try to embrace my feminine side and feel beautiful and that gets attention, just like models in magazines get attention.

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
Alissa is engaged to former football Bobby Copping

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a changeCopping had to retire at 19 due to a head injury

“But I think the main thing is that I could go to the shops on my own and get a derogatory comment from anyone man or woman.

“But when I am at the boxing I am in my element, and I think that is the key thing I wish people would understand more.”

The ring girl has plenty of fans with over 12,000 followers on Instagram.

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Alissa is currently engaged to former Peterborough footballer Bobby Copping, 21, after he made a romantic proposal with loads of candles and flowers.

Copping was forced to retire aged just 19 after a head injury but now works at the club as the general manager of the women’s team.

He also has the Bobby Copping Foundation, a charity that has been set up to help youngsters with mental health.

Alessia will be watching AJ take to the ring against Franklin and is expecting him to come out on top.

She said: “I really just hope and believe that Anthony Joshua secures the win. I think he deserves it.

“The thing with boxing is that it is such a cruel world, if you lose a fight nobody wants to know who you are, everyone thinks that you have lost all your credibility.

“I have so much respect for boxers because if you watch a football game and the team loses, you can just forget about the footballer, maybe you might have some fans say some harsh comments, but they move on and next week they are winning.

“But I think with boxers there is so much pressure and I think AJ has so much to more to give and I think everyone has judged him a bit too harshly after a few losses, but I think this is the time he will make his comeback.”

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AJ will be fighting at the heaviest weight of his career after he weighed in at 18st 3lbs.

, I’m a ring girl by night but have a very different day job – it can be challenging but it gives me a change
Anthony Joshua will fight Jermaine Franklin at the 02 in London

Frequently Asked Questions

How to throw your jab.

Here’s a step-by, easy guide on how to throw a jab.

  1. Take your step forward with both of your feet.
  2. Lift your arm up above your shoulder.
  3. Place your fist on the target.
  4. After hitting your target you should swing your arm up.
  5. Steps 1 through 4 can be repeated.

How to defend yourself

When you’re being attacked, you must always protect your head. You want to avoid being punched. You need to be able to block an incoming punch in order to avoid getting punched. Here’s the way to do it.

  1. Stand tall and square yourshoulders.
  2. Keep your elbows near your sides.
  3. Block the incoming punch using your forearm.
  4. Counterattack immediately.
  5. Continue blocking until your attacker runs off.
  6. Never give up on your defense.

How do boxers train for beginners?

Boxing is one among the oldest sports. However, boxing has become very popular in recent years. Boxing is an art that sees two fighters compete in a fight. They punch each other until one of them falls.

To become a boxer, you must first find out what boxing is like. Check out some YouTube fights to get a feel for what it is like to hit someone. Once you decide if boxing is something you enjoy, you can then choose the type of fighting you prefer.

What are the benefits to learning how to box?

If you want to learn how to box, then you should consider the following reasons:

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  • It builds confidence. Learn to box can give you courage to confront bullies or any other person who might bully you.
  • It improves your physical and mental health. Boxing can help build muscle mass. Muscle mass makes you more powerful.
  • It teaches self-defense skills. Learning how to fight is the first step to protecting yourself.
  • It improves your mental toughness. You need mental toughness to face difficult situations.
  • You feel accomplished. Once you have learned a technique you’ll feel like you are a real boxer.
  • It’s fun! There’s nothing better than getting punched in the stomach.
  • It’s cheap. All you need to do is get a pair or boxing gloves.
  • It doesn’t take up much space

How can you learn to box punch?

A punching bag is used to practice boxing punches. The bag is used to practice boxing punches until you feel confident. Next, move on to the next section of your body. Once you feel confident with the area, move on to next.

What does it take to become professional boxer?

Professional boxing requires dedication and years of hardwork. Training is essential if you are to become a professional boxer.

How long does learning boxing take?

Boxing takes approximately 3 months to learn. This includes learning how to do footwork, stand, and balance. It is important to remember that boxing does not just involve throwing punches. It’s important to be able to block and dodge punches.

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  • You want to be running at roughly 75-80% of your top speed..5 mile slow, easy recovery jog at the end.[6]X Research source 2Mix in long runs, shadow boxing, and short sprints on non-interval days. (wikihow.com)

External Links

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How To

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How to Learn to Box for Exercise

Your goal in learning boxing is self-confidence and improvement of your physical fitness. Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It requires speed, agility and strength.

Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. You’ll love the activity and want to continue it.

There are many boxing training options. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.

Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. Exercises that build muscle mass, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and improve overall well-being are the best.

You should also consider whether you prefer a beginner’s course or a more advanced one. Beginner’s programs typically teach fundamental techniques and drills like shadowboxing, sparring and mitt work. Advanced programs usually cover more complicated movements and offer more options.

Beginners’ programs generally last around eight weeks and cost less than $100. However, they don’t provide any guidance on nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, or other aspects of boxing training.

Advanced programs usually last for six months and are around $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. In addition, some programs incorporate resistance training (such as lifting weights) and aerobic conditioning (such as running).

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