Narelle started training around 2002..
“I had two kids and wanted to loose weight and I saw a photo of Pep in the paper with her belt and thoughtI wouldn’t mind giving it a go”
After 26 fights Narelle has a wealth of experience under her belt and has been “Training my ass off” in preparation for this upcoming title fight.
Leahey has this to say to other up and coming female fighters:
“Do what ever it takes to be a champion no matter how hard or easy it maybe”
Narelle would like to thank: “…all the guys at the gym”
When did you first start training Muay Thai?
“5 years ago while I was pregnant with my third child. I continued till I couldn’t see my feet anymore. Then returned 3 months after the birth” What drew you to the sport?“I tried other forms of training, they were boring and I wanted something that was hands on. I found Muay Thai and fell in love with it”
What do you know about your opponent?
What have you been doing in preparation for THIS fight?
“Trying to cover all aspects. Don’t know much about my opponent other than she is tall, fit and very experienced. Narelle has been competing for more than double the time I have so I am trying to sharpen all my tools for this one”
Any words of encouragement for the up and coming female fighters out there?
“Yes, girls don’t ever let anyone say it can’t be done. I am a 38 year old mother of 3 and I started the fight game 4 years ago and I am more fit now than I have ever been. I feel I have so much more goals that I can set for my future”
Anyone you’d like to thank in the lead up to THIS fight?
“Firstly god, for giving me my health and strength to prevail. My fight camp at No Limits and to all promoters that make female fighting possible. My family, my fans and to all sponsors that make it happen”
Some final words from Carol…
‘My partner, Wayne has always had my back with the fight game. It was he that convinced me to have my first fight. Wayne knew it was a goal that I could achieve, even before myself, believed in it” I had my reservations, being a fe
male Muslim that’s covered all over when I fight. But, I overcame that pretty quick because the support I have had has been huge. It’s the likes of people like Scott Moss, that treat and respect me as equal as all other fighters.