Alexis Proctor is a Youth Amateur boxer who was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2024 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Alexis was born in Thousand Oaks, California in 2006 but within a few months, she and her family moved to Sydney, Australia. Alexis started her athletic career in gymnastics and has been competing since the age of six. In 2020, after doing hours and hours of gymnastics training via Zoom, due to COVID-19 restrictions, she watched all the Rocky movies, which started her interest in boxing.
After eight years in gymnastics, she decided to finish up as a level 8 national gymnast and try her hand at boxing. After her first boxing session, she was hooked and fell in love with every aspect of the sport. Just a few months later, she won her first fight in a not-so-skilful but passionate brawl, and from that point on, she never looked back.
In 2021, Alexis won all her fights, including her first NSW State Novice title. She had her first interstate fight and worked towards a 4-0 record. Unfortunately, many events in 2021 were postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, so in the second half of the year, Alexis focused and dedicated herself to further developing her skills and fitness. This high volume of training set her up for the year ahead.
Alexis had a very successful and active year in 2022. She won the NSW State Title and PCYC NSW State Belt Title. She won gold at the Under 19 National Championships and was awarded best junior female boxer of the tournament. This resulted in an invitation to join the NSW National Futures Program, a goal she had set from the start. Alexis went on to win gold at the National Golden Gloves and was, again, awarded best junior female boxer of that tournament.
Alexis’ opportunity to compete internationally for the first time came in September 2022, when she won the South Auckland tournament in her division. At the end of November 2022, Alexis joined Southside Boxing Gym and Coach Sean Fitzpatrick to further develop her boxing and take her training to the next level.
2023 has brought many opportunities for Alexis, including multiple invitations to the National Youth Futures camps held at the AIS. At these camps, Alexis has had the privilege to train and learn from many talented and decorated athletes and coaches. In May, Alexis was awarded the Commonwealth Games Australia Athlete Grant award, then later that month, she backed up her previous year’s PCYC NSW State Title Belt with another win. The Under 19 National Championships was next up in July, where Alexis won the silver medal. While she was disappointed to not win the gold, she has taken it as an invaluable opportunity to learn and grow.
Alexis has her sights set on bringing home gold while representing Australia in many upcoming international events, including the 2024 Youth World Championships and the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics Games.
“It’s truly an honour to be a recipient of the 2024 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and I am
humbled to be named alongside so many hard-working and accomplished athletes. Thank you for supporting me on my journey in boxing and acknowledging the hard work and dedication we, as highly competitive athletes, put into becoming our best. I am immensely grateful for this incredible opportunity” – Alexis Proctor on being selected as a 2024 Tier 3 Scholarship holder.
Recent Achievements List
- 2023 Under 19 Nationals – 1st
- 2022 State Title PCYC Belt – 1st
- 2022 South Auckland Boxing Tournament – 1st
- 2022 Golden Gloves – 1st
- 2023 State Title PCYC Belt – 1st
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Photo Credit – AKT Sports Photography