Joana Pastrana, Queen of the Ring to actress of action: With being a champion, it is not worth me, you have to fill the fridge

It does not exist in Spain Female Boxing Spain as that of Joana Pastrana with three world and four European championships. Gold in the belt, absence in the ba

Joana Pastrana, Queen of the Ring to actress of action: With being a champion, it is not worth me, you have to fill the fridge

It does not exist in Spain Female Boxing Spain as that of Joana Pastrana with three world and four European championships. Gold in the belt, absence in the bank account: "I am a world champion three times, I do not have the economic value that I deserve and the boxing is ending. I can not earn more, what do I have to do to live well about this? Survive, but it is not worth being a champion, I have to fill the fridge ».

He enunciates it in the present, but it is a past memory. She got off the ring in June after two years with the end in mind and days later she was already rolling the new life of her: the double of action. "I was afraid of leaving it and not having something that made me happy, many leave and have nothing that motivates them, but thanks to this series, I opened my eyes that it was worth for other things."

That series is the heart of the empire, a tour of great women from Rome, from Medea to Livia, with Santiago Posteguillo as a guide and that tomorrow premieres Movistar +. And Joana is a gladiator. "I just had to change their fists through the sword. I have been very lucky with this opportunity and it has been very easy. It was be me but in antiquity ».

Let's go back to the ring. There he planted a 21 year old Madrid who only knew how to win while she caught her work in hospitality with boxing. "I was equally the money, I just thought about the opportunity. Everything was for and for boxing, I pulled away from friends and family to give my best version ».

Without the illusion, the world champion belt is worth what one of the H & M

Thus 10 years passed by Spartan routine until the best: physical and mental. "There are many best women physically than me, but they are not mentally at my point. There were companions who were beasts, but they rose to the ring and could the nerves. I had a lot of ease, I just went up the ring thinking about winning, I did not mind having a slit on my face, which thought that of the third row or who was at home. " That was the time when Joana Pastrana got up and slept every day thinking about boxing.

Until the routine and the economics completely phased out their illusion. "Without that illusion, the same thing is worth a champion belt of the world that one of H & M," she recalls today looking at the beginnings of her. When she in the happy times of her made shadows in the bar bath, she fled the holidays to train or she stayed at the door of her first world title when she fell with Rupprecht tub with a broken hand.

In fact, in parallel to his actress and double action career, sport is maintained. "The intention is to open my gym, it would be silly if I lost the opportunity and my name was forgotten. But for that I have to have a fixed job. Who will amortize my name if I am not me? "

If by cabezonería I would have followed five more years, the boxing would not be worth it

Joana stayed, became one of the great figures of the national female sport and her titles added a National Sports Award in 2018. "It is true that today women are being given another visibility, I like to believe That has been partly because of me and that this is the tip of what can be an immense mountain, which are increasingly out and the media repercussion they deserve, "concludes.

Meanwhile, she begins her new life in the interpretation.

Updated Date: 24 November 2021, 16:20

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