Belfast Telegraph

I still get a kick out of boxing

A former champion kickboxer from Northern Ireland says the shock death of a female competitor in the USA won’t put her off the sport she loves.

Belfast mum-of-one Fran Spence — now a judge in the sport — says news of Atlanta-based fighter Adrienne Simmons’ death came as a total surprise but she doesn’t believe it should put women off kickboxing.

Adrienne Simmons is thought to be the first woman kickboxer to die following a fight. She was knocked out in the final round of a clash in Florida last Sunday and died in hospital the following day.

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