Jane Couch giveth, Jane Couch taketh away.
On one hand ‘The Fleetwood Assassin’ tells you the state of women’s boxing has vastly improved, both in terms of profile and opportunity, and on the other hand she warns you not to get carried away. Then in one breath she calls the likes of Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields and Chantelle Cameron talented fighters, better than many in her era, and in the next she waxes lyrical about Lucia Rijker, a woman she bravely battled in 2003, and explains why none of the new breed would stand a chance of beating her.
Hedging her bets? No. Jane Couch, as is her custom, is simply keeping it real.