“Pretty Beast” Raquel Miller discusses women’s boxing, head injuries, charity work and more on episode 139 of The FightBox Podcast
Raquel Miller aka “Pretty Beast” is an undefeated professional female boxer (4-0, 2 KOs) from San Francisco, California in the USA. Miller found success in boxing quickly, having started her career in 2010 and already becoming a member of Team USA and participating in the Olympic trials only two years later.
In this episode of The Fightbox Podcast Miller goes into detail about her amateur background and what drove her to get started in the sport. She also gives her thoughts on the current women’s boxing scene and makes comparisons to how females are doing in MMA, kickboxing and other sports.
On the topic of women in combat sports, Miller thinks being attractive is definitely an advantage for a fighter. However, the necessary skills have to be there to keep people’s attention.
“When you get in there, you’re beautiful, but you’re badass. And people are actually going to be like ‘you know, I watched because she’s beautiful, but after I saw her fight, she’s bad, she’s skilled'”.
“Pretty Beast” goes on to discuss a range of other topics, including head and brain injuries, her plans for raising a family and balancing it with a boxing career. As well her thoughts on the Mayweather vs McGregor fight and much more.
I think you will find that in this interview, Miller comes across as not just a talented, up-and-coming female boxer. But also as a well-spoken, genuine person whose positive attitude is an inspiration.
Another great way she is inspiring people is through her charity work and her organization “Ladies in Power“. Its goal is “to empower young ladies to reach their full potential and to understand, value and assert their rights to be successful.”
For more great interviews with female fighters such as Valentina Schevchenko, Megan Anderson, Denise Kielholtz, Raquel Pennington and others, visit the archives of The FightBox Podcast.