Hannah Beharry will take a keen interest in a proposal that is going before the International Olympic committee at the end of the year - whether to allow women's boxing in the 2012 Olympics.
The 21-year-old from Brouncker Road, Acton, is a regular with the England Boxing team and two weeks ago claimed a bronze medal in the European Championships in Liverpool.
She beat Poland's number one women boxer in the 50kg section and only a shoulder injury denied her a crack at a silver medal at the Greenbanks sports academy. Beharry, a member of Haringey Boxing Club, has been boxing for four years but her form has really taken off in recent months. She has also defeated the best fighters from Sweden and Wales as well as Poland.
It has only added to her ambition to become one of the stars at the London Olympics. "I watched the men boxing in Beijing and it made me really hungry for the chance to do like them," she told the Gazette. "There's no reason why we can't.
"My ambition is to become an Olympic champion and then go on and become a world champion in the amateurs.
"There's a real chance women's boxing will be accepted. We've already moved into line with the men by having four two-minute rounds instead of three rounds and our weight divisions are also going to be the same."