Vegan ‘hurricane’ blows away competition

| 20 October 2023
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Vegan boxer Jaime Clampitt-Hayes has dispatched another opponent in a challenging fight.

The Hurricane’ faced up against Ecuador’s Josefina Vega who was eight years younger.

“She [Vega] came in great shape and was very determined and tough” Canadian Jaime told Great Vegan Athletes. “I controlled her with my jab and landed a lot of big right hands and body shots.”

The fight went the distance with Jaime getting the unanimous decision, two judges scoring her the convincing margin of 80-72.

Despite the age difference, it was Jaime with the largest fuel tank.

“I really felt amazing and felt like I could have done eight more rounds!” she says. “Very happy with my performance. I just want to keep working hard and I want to keep improving.”

Jaime has been completely vegan since January 2013, after experimenting with it at several stages.

“In 2012 I was studying health coaching at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. We studied many different dietary theories and veganism was one of them. I was so interested in the health benefits in the beginning but as I studied, I learned more about how animals were suffering and mistreated. I became very passionate about it and knew that this was the life that I wanted to live.”


Content sourced and adapted with permission from Great Vegan Athletes. 


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Nicholas Hallows
Nicholas has been vegan since the early 2000s and worked for Viva! between 2017 and 2020 as a Senior Administrator and Web Content Assistant. He is a qualified teacher, specialising in Language and Literacy, and an accredited Proofreader and Editor. He is now a freelance writer covering topics including veganism, mindfulness and minimalism.

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