Up Close & Personal
1.When did you fall in love with boxing?
Like so many other girls I know, it was when I watched boxing with my dad.
2.What about Boxing drew you to it?
First of all, spending time with my dad and waiting to see a huge KO. As I learned and paid more attention, the fact that its one person in total competition with another, in something that is equal parts grace, beauty, power, skill and brutality.
3.Who was the fighter that first grabbed your attention?
Ali- my dad’s favorite then Hagler, Camacho, Duran. My mother liked Sugar Ray Leonard.
4.What 3 things do you love the most about boxing?
There is so much! The excitement, the camaraderie with people I have met and work with and developed amazing friendships with and as for the sport itself, that it is the ultimate challenge between 2 people.
Hard to say- so many I like for the different skills and attitudes they possess. Females- and not just because she’s a client I will say Chevelle Hallback. Well rounded as an athlete, never shied away from ANY fight, is humble and amazing. Male boxers…I have always admired Winky Wright, Shane Mosley, Sergio Martinez. Tough to narrow it down.
6.Favorite Boxing Movie?
Hurricane with Denzel Washington AND- Against The Ropes. The day I saw Against The Ropes was the first day I was paid for a boxing article.
7.What do you wish to accomplish with what you are doing?
To work EXCLUSIVELY in the sport I love with people I enjoy spending time with- who enjoy the same thing and have the same goal- seeing the sport of boxing succeed for BOTH sexes. success.
8.Who inspires you?
Of course, Jackie Kallen is a huge inspiration to me but even more so is Terri Moss. Since working for her for 2 nearly 3 years, I SEE FIRST HAND how someone CAN succeed in spite of overwhelming, daunting odds. And make a difference. I can be having the least successful day, being slapped with nothing but rejection and a few words with Terri literally pick me up and make me ready to go at it again. Ask any of her fighters- they will agree.