Rhiannon Dixon Returns To The Ring in September
It’s been a frustrating time of late for the unbeaten Wigan lightweight prospect Rhiannon Dixon. Dixon hasn’t had a fight since late 2019, the pandemic saw a fight cancelled in March last year, and it has played a major part in her inactivity since then.
With opportunities thin on the ground, Dixon has had to sit and watch from the outside while her sport gained momentum over the past year or so. There have been glimpses of a fight before any hopes cruelly fade away when the phone call didn’t come.
The frustration has been obvious, told to stay in shape and on her fighting weight, Dixon obliged but the opportunity to fight never came. I recently spoke to Dixon, and her desperation to fight was evident:
“I know I haven’t got all the amateur medals, but I feel I have got the potential to go a long way. I’ve gone the education route and become a pharmacist. I’ve proved if you put your mind to something you can do anything in education and in sport. I am learning my boxing from the best. I feel like I am an exciting fighter to watch but I also feel I have a good story. Just give me a chance.”
Dixon, a fully qualified pharmacist has spent the duration of the pandemic fighting on the front line and has seen horrors few of us could ever relate to. It’s been hard, unimaginably so, boxing was her release. But the long hours of training came and went with no fight confirmed. Dixon wanted a way back in and join a sport that has flourished in recent times. Finally, her chance has arrived.
On September 12th, Dixon will return to action in Bolton and the excitement is obvious. Dixon told FightPost:
“I’m just so relieved to finally have a fight date. It’s going to be nearly two years since my last fight and I can’t wait to be back with a bang. I can’t wait to show everyone the improvements I have made with my new team. I feel like I am making my pro debut again.”
With women’s boxing on the rise, the inability not to feature Dixon on the recent Matchroom shows has been a strange one. As she says herself, she has a great story and an exciting crowd-pleasing style.
Dixon unbeaten in two fights has been hailed as a potential star by many in the sport including her new trainer, the former world champion Anthony Crolla. After her extended hiatus, Dixon finally has that chance to get her career up and running again. September is a new beginning for her, and after all the frustration of recent times, Dixon is unlikely to let slip the chance to reignite her promising career.