So the championship match didn't go as planned. I fought a very tough fight against a Russian fighter. I believe I could have won the fight just as much as I lost it but I came home with silver. Win or lose, I would never change this experience for the world.I learned so much in these two weeks about different fighting styles, especially my own fighting style including things that work, what doesn't, and where I need to improve on. It's all about learning. People always say if you lose and don't learn, that's when it's a true loss. But I know the next time I stop into the ring, I'm picking up my game to the next level.
Overall, losing hurts because we want to win and be on top, but I've had a long time to reflect because I was on an 8 hour flight back home. By talking with my coaches, I realized back in 2015 I wasn't even on the podium and tied for 5th place. Now I'm on the podium at 2nd place. I fought the strongest and most competitive boxers in the world in my entire division, so I'm taking this whole experience in and embracing it and will continue improving to take that No. 1 spot in the world. I'm also very glad to be back and thank you for allowing me to write this blog and share my experience with everyone.