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.