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Trying Out a New Gym

Walking into a new boxing gym for the first time is excruciatingly difficult for me. In this particular case, there had been a number of obstacles to overcome even before I walked in the door. I’d heard about them, but couldn’t find an up-to-date website. Rumor had it they had recently relocated, and I knew […]

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Training in Atlanta

Training for this fight has been rocky, and not the Sly Stallone kind, either. So last week I called the promoter, two-time Strawweight World Champion Terri “The Boss” Moss, for a serious tête-à-tête. I related the details of my bumpy progress, she invited me to drop everything and come down to Atlanta for a week […]

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New Lessons in Boxing

I’m making my way back from the Christmas holiday slouch — a much-needed break — and I’m doing okay. And the first challenge of the new year was sparring with a group of young men from the UNC boxing team (yep, they have a boxing team! No women, though.), who joined us recently at the […]

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Boxing Gym Snobbery

Photo by jglsongs on Flickr I recently read a powerfully honest, wry, and accurate description of the undercurrent of boxing gym snobbery at the blog A Girl’s Guide to Violence. “This is an annoying part of boxing, and fighting in general,” the author writes. “The all important question of ‘where’s your gym’ says as much […]

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