Interview with the reigning GOLDEN GIRL Tatiana Zrachevskaia

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There has been som great boxers fighting at The Golden Girl Championship during the years, when we first started in 2009 it was a pretty small tournament and the first girl who won was Hannah Beharry from Harringey in London, she was a great boxer. Seven years later Golden Girl Championship is the worlds biggest independent female tournament and it has boxers from all over the world competing to win one of the hardest titles you can win. As always there can only be one winner, one Golden Girl and today her name is Tatiana Zrachevskaia. Fighting for Russian national team in 57 kg and packing dynamite in her hands she is a very hardfought oponent and extremely difficult to beat. When you see her in the ring, with her hands down, you might think that she will get hit, but no, she is to good for that, instead she tricks you into deep water and execute her shots with extremely sharp precission. We had the possibility to have an interview with her and it was a very interesting session. So lets see what our champ has to say.

Ray: When did you start boxing?
Tatiana: I started when I was thirteen years old
Ray: Why did you start to box?
Tatiana: Some of my friends ( boys) decided to start boxing and I joined as well. After a while they stopped but I stayed.
Ray: Who was your first trainer?
Tatiana: My first coach was Igor Avakyan and he still is my coach.

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Golden Girl working on the pads with the Golden coach, Igor Avakyan

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Hard work 2 times a day, six times a week pays off

Ray: How many fights have you had? How many wins and how many losses?
Tatiana: I have had 175 fights and I have won 161 one of these
Ray: Who has been your hardest opponent?
Tatiana: The worst and hardest oponents has been some failures who tried to convince me to stop box
Ray: You are Russian Champion, how was it the first time you won that title?
Tatiana: The first time I won the Russian championship was in 2013. It took a long time before I won it, 5 times. I always came in as a 2 or 3. But when I won the title I didn´t immediately understood what had happened. The collaboration with my coach brought results, it was only to be patient.


Another session with the champ


Not always serious, need to have fun as well

Ray: Do you feel any pressure going in defending that title?
Tatiana: Yes, every time. But I feel confident in myself and in the preparation for 100%
Ray: How much do you train each week?
Tatiana: I train 6 days a week, two training sessions a day.
Ray: How much rest time do you have over a year?
Tatiana: I don´t like to rest for a long time. Maximum rest , 3-4 days after major competitions.

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100% focus. Going for a second belt in february 2017


Between rounds

Ray: How many fights do you have each year?
Tatiana: In 2015 I had 27 fights.
Ray: Do you have any favourite boxers?
Tatiana: Yes. Vasyl Lomachenko.
Ray: What do you think of professional boxers in the Olympic games?
Tatiana: Professional and amateur boxing are different . It will be very interesting to see what happens .


weightlifting. A part of all boxers routine

Ray: You are the reigning Golden Girl, describe your feelings when you just received the announcement that you won the title?
Tatiana: Of course I was really happy . This is my first belt. 2 years I took part in this tournament .the third time I was able to not only win , but also to regain the jury.
Ray: When you came home with the belt, was there any reactions from friends or media?
Tatiana: – It was a lot of talk in my town , a lot of photo shoots , a lot of interviews . In Russia there is no such competition , where you can win the belt . Therefore, for many it was something supernatural
Ray: Do you feel pressure coming back in February to defend it?
Tatiana: I feel excitement , I am confident in my preparation and I rely that I will win the second belt in February!


Tatiana Zrachevskaya on her way winning The Golden Girl Championship and become the GOLDEN GIRL

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Ray: How do you rank The Golden Girl title?
Tatiana: This is a major achievement for me . It´s in good hands
Ray: What are your hobbies?
Tatiana: I do not have much free time , but I love fishing , football , climbing wall
Ray: Your favourite meal?
Tatiana: I love spicy food . And also a lot of meat

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A great team!

Ray: Your favourite actor?
Tatiana: Cate Blanchett
Ray: Your favourite movie?
Tatiana: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ray: Do you look forward to the Golden Girl training camp?
Tatiana: – Yes . We prepare a useful and an interesting training program for it.

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Running! So important.

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Ray: Do you have anything you want to say to your fans as the reigning Golden Girl.
Tatiana: I would like to say – a strong man is not the one who does not fall, but the one who fell and rises again and again …
Ray: Big thank you, Tatiana, for this interview. We look forward to meet you again in september at the Golden Girl Training Camp. It will be a pleasure.

Tatiana: You´re welcome.

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Tatiana Zrachevskaya and her trainer Igor Avakyan


For those of you who would like to meet and train together with Tatiana, just enter the big supercamp held in Borås, Sweden September 16-18. Please contact for more info.
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