Mia Eteläpelto: In Her Own Words

Kenneth RagpalaCorrespondent INovember 12, 2009

If there is anything that can take a boxing fan’s attention from a good boxing match, it would be a fine babe. And fine babes can top a good brawl any time of the day. So perhaps it is a consensus desire amongst men that the two would mesh together.

Enter Mia Eteläpelto.

Miss Eteläpelto parades a fine female physique that boasts a towering 5’11” frame, a slender body, and a face that could easily land on a beauty magazine’s cover page and put other models to shame. A native of Finland, the 31-year-old Mia never had any plans of scorching the catwalk and get involved in cat fights. But get this: She loves to fight.

Instead of dominating the modeling world, Mia opted to dominate a sport that cashes in on brutality, and she is quickly becoming very good at it. It is pretty hard to imagine how someone as lovely as Mia could get involved in a sport like boxing. However, after seeing her fight resume, a person would certainly be impressed and yet perplexed at the same time.

Mia’s accomplishments, which are comprised of amateur championships in 2003, 2004, and 2006, are extraordinary to say the least. However, she continually aims higher and has enlisted the help of Freddie Roach’s prodigy Shane Langford (yes, the one-eyed guy featured in Pacquiao-Hatton 24/7) to train her for the pros.

0n June 6, 2009, Mia debuted with flying colors, as she easily scored a unanimous decision over fellow professional newcomer Mia Henderson at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California. As for the moment, nobody is in a hurry to fill the position of opponent No. 2.

To check my Q and A with Mia, click here.