Date Set for Cathy McAleer’s First Boxing Bout of 2020

Cathy McAleer

NI’s only professional female boxer begins journey towards world boxing title, having conquered combat sports at world level

Northern Ireland’s only female professional boxer Cathy McAleer has announced her first bout of 2020.  Details of the boxing match which will take place on Saturday 22nd February 2020 in the Aston Villa Football Club, Holte Suite, Birmingham were announced today at a press conference in The Merchant Hotel, Belfast.

The team will be led by Kellie Maloney, former manager and promoter of a number of world champions. The first step is for Cathy to enter the ring at Aston Villa Football Club. This is the first bout in a very busy fight schedule that will see Cathy fighting back in Belfast for a major title.

Cathy is a former world karate and kick-boxing champion, who won three world titles in karate and full contact kickboxing and drew a fourth in K1, before making her debut in boxing in November 2018.  In 2019, Cathy signed a two-year sponsorship deal with online car insurance brand its4women and secured a new manager, Kellie Maloney, to help on her journey to a world title.

Cathy McAleer

Discussing the fight ‘Havoc at the Holte II’ Cathy McAleer says:

“I am Northern Ireland’s only female boxer and my dream is to add a world boxing title to my other sporting accomplishments.  I’m really looking forward to the boxing bout.  I’ve been on a rigorous training regime over the winter months and I feel that physically and mentally I’m in a strong position.  It’s a great venue and I can’t wait to get in the ring and put my skills to the test.  I hope that the spectators will really enjoy the match.

“Last year, there were a few disappointments with fights being cancelled by opponents.  However, my focus hasn’t changed.  I’ve my sights set on winning a world boxing title and I’ve a fantastic team around me to help me do just that. With its4women and Kellie Maloney on board, it’s set to be an epic journey.”

‘Havoc at the Holte II’ features Kirstie Bavington, Ryan Hatton, Dilly Singh, Sean Daly, Max Mudway and Danny Quartermaine.  Tickets can be booked by contacting Cathy McAleer via E:  or M: 07751 465323.


Biography – Cathy McAleer

Height: 5’5ft


Professional Boxing (Bantam Weight 53.5kg), Professional full contact kickboxing and Low-Kick K1 Style kickboxing, Karate (Wado Ryu)

Sporting Achievements

Since becoming a professional boxer Cathy has had three fights, all of which she has won

World karate champion 2005 (Serbia)

World karate champion 2014 (Argentina)

World karate silver medallist (Brazil 2008)

World karate bronze medallist (Italy 2007)

For 10 consecutive years held Northern Ireland and Belfast karate title.

WKN World amateur full contact kickboxing champion 2017 (Belfast)

WKN World K1 title 2015 – drew for the title (Fadma Basrir)

WKN European full contact champion 2014

WKN, Celtic full contact kickboxing champion 2005

Cathy has also held numerous European, British and Irish karate titles over the years.

Cathy is the founder of NIKA (Northern Ireland karate Academy) and runs two clubs; one in Queens Leisure Complex, Holywood and in the Stormont Pavilion. She has number of junior and senior World, European, British and Irish champions in the clubs.

Cathy is also:

3rd Dan (Black Belt) karate instructor and national coach for Northern Ireland.

Qualified fitness instructor

Qualified spin instructor

Qualified boxing fitness Instructor

Qualified sports massage therapist

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