Speed-round ques­tions with Mandy Bu­jold

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Best box­ing movie? “Girl­fight,” with Michelle Ro­driguez. “I ac­tu­ally haven’t watched it in about 10 years, but that was one of the movies I watched at the very be­gin­ning. At the very end, she beats up the guy and I liked it.”

Best song for train­ing? Al­though she prefers to train without music, she does like Ri­hanna, fea­tur­ing Drake – “Work, work, work, work . . .” Favourite part of train­ing? “Prob­a­bly spar­ring, be­cause you would do some­thing on hand pads and work on it with your coach in the morn­ing and then you would ac­tu­ally do it. When it would work, it was re­ally rewarding.” Least favourite part of train­ing? “Prob­a­bly warm­ing up, es­pe­cially when you get to that sec­ond or third work­out in one day and you have to do this long work­out, it’s just like ugh.”

Boxer she ad­mires? Katie Tay­lor. “She is an Ir­ish boxer who ba­si­cally has won every­thing you could ever imag­ine. She was just the best boxer in the world for years and years and still is. Now she is a pro and she’s ba­si­cally win­ning world ti­tles. In the box­ing circuit every­body knows her. She’s a re­ally nice girl. She was this fierce fe­male in the ring, but out­side of the ring she was so down to earth and hum­ble. Never re­ally had at­ti­tude.”

Words to box by? “I usu­ally have signs all over the house when I’m preparing for a fight, but they’ll al­ways be more fo­cused on what I’m work­ing on. ‘Con­trol the con­trol­lable’ is one that I re­ally like.”

Cof­fee or tea? “Reid’s tea; I’m more cof­fee. I’m more like a latte type of thing. I wouldn’t drink just a reg­u­lar cup of cof­fee.” Morn­ing per­son or night per­son? “I ab­so­lutely hate get­ting up in the morn­ing. Reid’s a morn­ing per­son and I’m a night per­son. He could eas­ily get up at 6 a.m. ev­ery morn­ing and just have a tea and watch the news and I’m like: Why would you do that?”

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