"Boxing has been a therapy": determined and committed, Kaoutar Abbassi, young president of the Melun club

“Boxing has been a therapy”: determined and committed, Kaoutar Abbassi, young president of the Melun club


She admits it herself: sport saved her life. One fine morning in 2016, this 23-year-old woman was pushing the door of the Pierre-Lespiat gymnasium in Melun in Seine-et-Marne. Painfully in her skin, completely lost, she comes here looking for a purpose in her life that is falling apart. His name is Kaoutar Abbassi. “I heard about the boxing club and I came out of curiosity,” she recalls. I entered the room and never left. At the club, there was everything I needed. For me, it goes beyond sports. I found a family, but most of all I found myself. Thanks to my coach, Momo, I regained my confidence. And when you have confidence, you are armed for life. »

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