• Shelley Watts AKA Sadie the Cleaning Lady (Instagram)Source: Instagram
Shelley Watts won her boxing semi-final at the Asian and Oceania qualifiers this week and earned a spot at the Rio Olympics. But is she tough enough to handle our questions?
By
Zela

1 Apr 2016 - 4:29 PM  UPDATED 1 Apr 2016 - 4:31 PM

What’s your warm up song?

Anything catchy to get me in a happy and relaxed mood! "Rather be" by clean bandit reminds me of my little brother so I love pumping that!

What are you watching on TV / streaming right now?

Suits & Orange is the new Black! 

Vegemite: do you keep in the fridge or pantry? 

ONLY the cupboard!!! And LOVE it on toast with scrambled eggs! (ed: what?) 

Favourite other sport?

NRL. MASSIVE South Sydney Rabbitohs fan! SSTID. Anyone know what that stands for? Lol 

Do you have any tattoos? Tell us about them. 

Three and wanting many more! I love tattoos that have meaning for the person wearing them! 

  1. Three interlocking circles with my two brothers star signs and my own over them! I drew it myself and it was my first tattoo! It means we can never be broken as a unit and it's my way of keeping them with me everywhere I go. 
  2. A quote on my ribs "Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die tomorrow." Life isn't promised and living a life less than your dreams isn't something I want to do, so I have this quote to remind me to dream big and live it!
  3. My 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games medal!! The greatest moment of my sporting career to date! I've visualised it as a 3-piece! I want a world champs medal and Olympic medal to finish the piece on my stomach

 

Finish this: To play me in a movie of my life I’d want...

Michelle Rodriguez: she's a badass & strong!

Who was your role model growing up?

My grandma; aka MAMA! She is my superwoman! The way she deals with adversity is to remain calm, strong & persistent! She is loving and caring and will help ANYONE who needs her! She is a superstar and I can only hope to become half of the amazing woman she is! Xxx

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?

Long out of my sports career unfortunately having started late! But I hope to help boxing and women after my career! I've started a venture with netballer Sharni Layton called 'Strong Chicks' to unite and empower women in Australia to be as amazing as they can be! So hopefully that is a great platform to help and pass on my lessons from sport!

Almost finished a law degree (2 units to go) so one day - I'll be winning the fight in the court room instead of in the ring. 

Shelley Watts looking to punch on her way to Rio glory
Casius Clay once said, "You win or you lose before you enter the ring". Uncanny that the latest Olympic Team member and boxer Shelley Watts said “I visualised myself wearing my Olympic blazer before I stepped into the ring for my semi-final”.