Amateur | News | Apr 14 2018

Lisa Whiteside: ‘I’ve had to be sat in the shadows. But now it’s about me’

Hear from Commonwealth Games champions Lisa Whiteside, Frazer Clarke and Lauren Price
Lisa Whiteside
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games  |  Action Images/REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

WATCHING from the sidelines as her team-mate and rival Nicola Adams swept all before her, Lisa Whiteside began to wonder if her time to shine on the big stage would ever come.

Serious injuries and tough split decision defeats on the rare opportunities that came her way prompted the Preston 32-year-old to consider her future in the sport.

But with Adams away to the professional ranks, Whiteside finally stepped up to seize her chance with victory over Northern Ireland’s Carly McNaul to claim the Commonwealth Games flyweight title on the Gold Coast.

 

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