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Chevelle Hallback Announces “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy”

Ahh, the powerful, beautiful, pro boxer Chevelle Hallback (28-7-2).

She’s in my top five favorite boxers of all time. I’ve written about Chevelle, interviewed her, and I even got to talk to her on the phone right after I won my first fight, and I am unbelievably happy to hear this particular news of hers. Add to my bucket list a trip to Tampa Bay to train with her in person at her brand new gym. I will be very interested to see how the boxing team there progresses.

Thanks to Amy Green, boxing publicist, fight fan, and sister pina colada drinker, for sending out the press release below! — Lisa

IFBA and WBAN Independent champion Chevelle “Fists of Steel” Hallback is opening her own boxing gym. The grand opening of “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy” is scheduled for Friday, June 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM, in Tampa Bay, Florida at 3020 “B” W. Kennedy Ave. The official opening date is July 5

“It’s going to be a great evening,” Chevelle said, “There will be a ribbon cutting, all kinds of food and drinks, DJ, prizes and giveaways, boxing exhibitions and fitness demonstrations. I am very excited to have my own gym. It’s a dream come true to have the chance to prepare brand new fighters for the future, as well as encourage kids of all ages to get more involved with fitness.”

“Fists of Steel Boxing Acedemy” hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, from 6 AM-10 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM-12 PM. Special training sessions are available by appointment. Ages 5 to adult are welcome and an amateur boxing team will be organized. For more information call 813-270-4375.

Photo by Tony Duffy.

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7 Responses to Chevelle Hallback Announces “Fists of Steel Boxing Academy”

  1. Girlboxing June 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Great news! Thanks for putting it out!

  2. niamh June 23, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Great! Always good to hear of women getting involved in the training side of boxing, all too rare. Hope you get to train over there!

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe June 23, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    I think she’s pretty awesome myself. I was wondering, last time I talked to her, which of her several dreams she would start working on first. She wants an advanced degree in child psychology, to open a gym, and also to open a beauty shop (she likes to do hair). I guess after you become a world-ranked pro boxer, you just keep on going, huh?

  4. melissa July 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I train with chevy.she is a great person.out going and she loves what she does no doubt about all who has a passion for boxing should come to the gym.chevy your the boom.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

      Melissa, we agree. Chevy is the greatest. And now we’re all jealous because you get to train with her. Post again sometime and give us the inside story on what it’s like to train with her!!

  5. Laura Brown August 13, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Wow, she is *stunningly*, take-your-breath-away gorgeous. Nothing like being fit, self-confident and accomplished to up a woman’s gorgeous quotient. Damn!

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe August 13, 2011 at 10:10 am #

      I know, right? And get this: She’s our age! And one of the most interesting, powerful, lovely women you could ever meet.

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