SCOTLAND’S Megan Reid says she has had fantastic preparation as she jets out to Turkey for the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships this afternoon.
The competition starts on Monday and runs until Friday 20th May in what is the 12th edition of the Women’s World Championships, with the action taking place at the Başakşehir Youth and Sports Facilities in Istanbul.
Megan, who previously competed at the 2018 World Championships in India and the 2019 event in Russia, will find out who her initial opponent is when the Official draw takes place on Sunday.
The 32-year-old recently returned from a Boxing Scotland Elite Boxing Group training camp in the USA, where she trained with the likes of renowned coach Freddie Roach in the Wildcard Gym in Hollywood, California and the famous Gleason’s Gym in New York.
“I am confident and excited,” the Leith Victoria and British Army boxer said.
“This is my first major competition since the pandemic.
“I have had good preparation for it over in the USA a couple of weeks ago.
“That was an amazing experience, training was good and sparring was good and we all enjoyed it.
“This is my third World Championships, so I know what to expect and how they run.”
Megan, from Duns in the Scottish Borders, admits she has extra confidence that she could win Scotland’s first ever medal at a Women’s World Championships following the exploits of Reese Lynch last year.
The 20-year-old Rob Roy boxer claimed a Bronze medal at the Male World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia in November 2021 – becoming Scotland’s first ever senior medalist at the event.
Megan, currently ranked as the World number Five 64kg female boxer, would carve her own name in Scottish boxing history if she could equal or better Reese’s achievements.
“It just shows you that it can be done,” added Megan, who is Scotland’s sole representative at the event.
“It gives you a boost to go and believe in yourself.
“It would be amazing to make history.”