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Boxing star Alycia Baumgardner said 'women can do it all' after winning a big match while on her period

Alan Dawson   

Boxing star Alycia Baumgardner said 'women can do it all' after winning a big match while on her period
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Alycia Baumgardner.    Photo by Getty Images
  • Alycia Baumgardner stormed to another boxing win Saturday in New York City.
  • The American fighter said in her post-fight victory speech that she started her period that day.

Bona fide boxing star Alycia Baumgardner won another big match Saturday and said after her victory that she started her period earlier that day.

"So that should tell you that us women can do it all. Yessir," the 28-year-old American told broadcaster DAZN during her post-fight victory speech.

Baumgardner's comments follow ski champion Mikaela Shiffrin's recent interview, where she talked about being at an "unfortunate time in my monthly cycle" after winning her latest World Cup title. Shiffrin later followed up on Twitter, detailing the various ways that having a period can impact an athlete because of stress, injury risk, fatigue, and soreness.

"Sleep is disrupted. Spatial awareness and balance can be impacted as well," Shiffrin said in a separate social media post about her period. "So basically… it's terrible."

Alycia Baumgardner and Mikaela Mayer.
Alycia Baumgardner and Mikaela Mayer.      Photo by Getty Images

Baumgardner, one of the most exciting fighters in boxing, stormed to global prominence with a fourth-round knockout win over Terri Harper in 2021.

Her latest victory on points advanced her record to 14 wins (seven knockouts) against just one defeat that she incurred near the start of her career, against Christina Linardatou in 2018.

She is now on course to take part in some of the biggest fights in women's boxing, and said she'd welcome challenges from undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor and her old rival Mikaela Mayer.

Watch some highlights from her win here:




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