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Rapid Fitness Ring

Boxing Royalty

My trainer is getting ready for her next pro boxing fight. The fight event, prosaically called “Mama Said Knock You Out,” will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center on May 8th, 2010 and is sponsored by Rapid Fitness and  Jawbreaker Promotions. I was stoked when I heard she had secured a spot on the […]

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Blood and Uppercuts

Last week I was in the ring with one of my trainers, Nassir, who will be making his pro boxing debut in the next month or so. Nas is blazingly fast and uses his considerable hand and foot speed as not only a physical but also a mental advantage over his opponents. Boxing with him […]

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Photo by jglsongs on Flickr

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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First Boxing Trophy

I Got My First Boxing Trophy

I now have my first boxing trophy and it’s purple. Yesterday it was reddish purple, but it’s trending darker today and headed to black, I suppose, then the normal green and yellow. I’m feeling all Fight Club. I’ve been tilting my chin up and doing show and tell with my “I’ve been eating uppercuts” bruise […]

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