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Mikaela Mayer

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mikaela Mayer says she was a “bad kid” growing up.  But then, “I remember having an epiphany …”

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Sulem Urbina

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“You just feel everything burning … There’s nothing more I like than this.”

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OLYMPIC ASST COACH Christy Halbert

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Coach, advocate, sociologist. “Do you love attention? Box.”

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Gloria Peek

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“It’s a way to get in touch with a lot of different things inside of you.”

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Julia Irmen

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Julia won the German National Championships this year -- three weeks after giving birth to her son.

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OLYMPIC CONTENDER Queen Underwood

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“I’m not in there to get life skills. I’m in there to be great and win a gold medal.”

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Patricia Manuel

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“I view my opponent as someone that needs to be broken.  The point is to put doubts in people’s heads.”

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Tika Hemingway

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“Boxing is not good for girls, it’s great for girls.” Tika started boxing on a dare.

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Franchon Crews

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“I’m the girl with the big personality so when I speak, you are going to listen.”

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Caroline Barry

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“Nothing will teach you more about yourself than boxing.”

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OLYMPIC CONTENDER Claressa Shields

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My goal before boxing was to have 10 kids. Now my goal is to get this gold medal.

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Tiara Brown

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“Before the fight I pray for the other fighters. I don’t pray that they’re going to win. I pray that they don’t get hurt. Then I ask God to lead me in battle."

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Alex Love

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I like to be on top. I like to be No. 1. I think most female boxers are leaders. We are paving the path for others.

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OLYMPIC CONTENDER Karolina Michalczuk

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In Poland, everyone knows Karolina’s name.

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