Port Talbot model Amy Williams steps into the boxing ring
BOXER Amy Williams has more reason than usual for hoping she does not cop a broken nose — she is in the final of a top modelling competition.
When the 29-year-old Port Talbot mother-of-two steps into the ring on Saturday evening for a novice championship bout for the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association, she will have to focus her thoughts away from wowing the catwalk and concentrate instead on moving her feet quickly to keep her out of her opponent's reach.
Amy, who works as a recruitment officer for Welsh language company SkillWales in Landore, Swansea, is also a model and has beaten off competition from thousands of other young women to win a place in the final of Top Model UK 2013 at the Hilton Metropole in London on Saturday, April 13.
Her extraordinary life has already been the subject of a documentary, Ffeigt Gyntaff Amy, for S4C.
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The mum of 11-year-old Cameron and five-year-old Finley said: "I had to go to London for auditions and I really didn't feel confident because it's such a big competition but they called me back.
"Hopefully, big things will come from this."
To date Amy has had five fights, two being exhibitions, two ending in defeat but, importantly, one victory.
She does not see any conflict between modelling and getting into the ring.
As for the big fight, and avoiding any serious blows to the face during the three two-minute rounds, she joked: "I'll have to tap my opponent on the head a few times to score some points but run around the ring."
But, on a more serious note, she added: "I'm worried but I have to take it as it comes. Whatever happens, happens."