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Boxer back in the ring

Former boxing champion Daria Atkinson has returned to the ring after a 12 year hiatus.

ERIN LYONS August 14, 2014 1:42pm

Gloves are flying at Garner’s Boxing Gym in Echuca.

Local resident and former boxing champion Daria Atkinson is back in the ring after spending over a decade on the sidelines.

The 32-year old competed in her last event in 2002 at the Australian Amateur Boxing League National Championships where she fought in two weight divisions.

‘‘I lost the light-middle weight but I also fought in a heavier division which I won,’’ Miss Atkinson said.

The boxing powerhouse also holds a state title.

‘‘I got the Victorian title as well. For amateur light-middle weight,’’ she said.

After a solid two months of training every night Miss Atkinson is confident she will return to the ring by the end of the year.

‘‘I have set a goal to have an exhibition fight by Christmas,’’ she said.

‘‘I want to get a few amateur titles under my belt and then I hope to have a few professional fights.’’

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