Ramla Ali, a Somali boxer who is based in the United Kingdom, will be featured on the Cover of British Vogue’s September issue. The cover is titled “Forces for Change” and is guest-edited by the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.
The edition will feature 15 remarkable women from all over the world, including Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Ramla tweeted that it was “an absolute honour” and “a lifelong dream come true” to be featured in Vogue magazine.
In 2016, Ramla won the Elite National Championships, the English Title Series and the Great British Elite Championships. She won these titles whilst representing England which ultimately made her the best amateur boxer in the country in her respective weight division at that time.
In 2017, Ramla decided to represent Somalia internationally and helped set up a national boxing federation in the country. Ramla is the first boxer in history to have represented Somalia at the Women’s World Championships which took place in 2018 in India.
Ramla has her sights set to become the first boxer to represent Somalia at the 2020 Summer Olympics which will take place in Tokyo, Japan.
*This article was originally posted on our previous website on 30th July 2019.