Caroline Dubois, at just 22 years old, has already made a significant impact on the world of boxing. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Dubois has achieved remarkable success both as an amateur and professional boxer. Her journey to becoming a boxing sensation is nothing short of inspiring.
Dubois, the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) lightweight champion, recently added another feather to her cap by defeating Magali Rodriguez. With eight wins and seven stoppages in her professional career, she’s established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of women’s boxing.
However, Dubois’ journey didn’t begin in the professional ranks. She first made her mark in the amateur circuit, where she became the Youth Olympic champion, World Youth champion, and four-time European Youth champion. Her talent and determination didn’t go unnoticed, earning her the title of the 2019 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
What sets Dubois apart in the ring is her undeniable power, ring intelligence, and natural talent. She’s a counterpuncher who believes in making every punch count, a philosophy instilled in her by her amateur coach. Dubois’ journey has been a continuous evolution of her style, with a focus on honing her skills and making her punches more precise.
Her decision to turn professional was influenced by the success of other female boxers like Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields, and Natasha Jonas. She saw an opportunity to make a significant impact in the professional ranks and didn’t hesitate to take it.
Dubois’ ambition doesn’t end with her current title; she aspires to become an undisputed champion, holding all the belts in her weight class, and potentially moving up to conquer more weight classes. Her motivation stems from supporting her family and inspiring the next generation of boxers, especially young girls who dare to dream in a male-dominated sport.
Outside of the ring, Dubois is a creative spirit. She enjoys drawing, listening to music, playing pool, and spending quality time with her family. She’s more than just a boxer; she’s a well-rounded individual with a passion for life.
One of the standout qualities that sets Dubois apart is her confidence and body positivity. In a world where body image can be a sensitive issue, Dubois proudly embraces her muscular physique. She takes inspiration from strong female athletes like Claressa Shields, who have shattered stereotypes about what a female athlete should look like.
As the future of women’s boxing continues to evolve, Caroline Dubois stands as a beacon of hope and a symbol of the potential for equality and recognition in the sport.