Tiara “T Baby” Brown Fights Angel Gladney on Saturday
By David A. Avila
Tiara Brown puts aside her street protecting duds and returns to the boxing ring against veteran Angel Gladney.
Washington D.C. police officer Brown (7-0, 5 KOs) meets Gladney (10-14-1) at the Mystics Sports Arena in D.C. on Saturday May 18. At press time it was unclear on whether the IBF Inter-Continental super featherweight title would be the prize.
Just recently “T Baby” Brown was awarded Washington D.C.’s “Police Officer of the Year” for her efforts as a law enforcement officer in the nation’s capital.
“I have my own cruiser now that says Officer of the Year on it. I can be driving down the street and people are waving me down asking me if I am the Officer of the Year, it is awesome,” said Brown.
Now she wants a title belt that says world champion.
Originally she was scheduled to fight Vanessa Bradford of Canada, but the talented super featherweight was injured recently and is unable to fight. A late substitute now finds former title contender Gladney as the new foe for Brown.
World titles are what Brown has targeted. After spending years in the amateur world battling against many of the best, she’s confident she can deal the same results in the professional world.
“I miss traveling the world and meeting different women from different countries,” said Brown who fought in numerous international tournaments as an amateur representing Team USA. She captured a gold medal at the World Championships.
“Once you get there you are there with the top fighters of the nation. You know you deserve to be there. I think those tournaments are great, you learn a lot and you get exposed to different fighters, different techniques, different coaches, and different skill sets,” said Brown. “I really miss being on the USA team.”
As an amateur Brown saw many of today’s top female fighters such as Katie Taylor and Mikaela Mayer whom she battled on several occasions.
“I think we fought four times, I won two and she won two so we are even. I’m pretty sure we will meet up down the line in our professional careers,” said Brown of Mayer.
But first things first.
On Saturday, May 18, Brown will be fighting in front of the hometown crowd at Mystics Sports Arena in Washington D.C.
“Everyone is really excited, I am excited. The chief of police will be there, the assistant chiefs will be there. I have a lot of family, friends and fans flying in from all the way from Florida,” said Brown.
It’s time to fight.
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