“Never be afraid of encountering obstacles.
My proudest moments have always been successfully overcoming obstacles or setbacks.”
Mary Spencer is a boxer who currently competes as a 75 kilogram middleweight. She has won three World Championships, five Pan American Games gold medals, and eight Canadian Championships. She began serious boxing training in 2002. Women’s boxing was part of the Olympic Games for the first time in London in 2012 in which she competed. She was named ‘one to watch’ in The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity’s Most Influential Women list and is a Member of Motivate Canada’s GEN 7 Aboriginal role model initiative. She was also chosen as a CoverGirl model for 2012.