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Hard-hitting Dana makes history
Monday 19th March 2018 @ 11:53 by Mark Phillip

Droylsden Amateur Boxing Club made history by fielding its first ever female competitor at the All-Female Boxing Show.

Dana Badder recorded her name in the history books after taking part in her first ever bout against Lucy Fielder from Kingston ABC in Hull.

Despite losing the bout on points, Dana, who also represents the North West Region Women Warriors, said she loved the experience but did admit to underestimating just how tough it was going to be.

Droylsden coach Ian Harrison, who won Coach of the Year at last year’s Pride of Tameside Sports Awards, said he was extremely proud of Dana. “Dana was great, and she’s come a long way since she first took an interest in boxing at the female night two years ago”.

Dana is hoping to lace her gloves in a return match with Lucy in the near future.

Elsewhere, super lightweight Kane Gardner recorded his fourth straight professional victory at the Oldham Leisure Centre.

Kane, from Beswick, beat Nathan Hardy on a points decision.