Author Archives: Pink Pearl

Don’t call it a comeback

Sorry for the prolonged silence here. It’s been an eventful month. The big news, and the news I’ve had some trouble putting into words: I had my fight. And it was awesome. The movies always seem to show the boxing … Continue reading

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

So I’m sure you’re all dying to know how the fight went. Well …it didn’t. Friday night, I was coming out of the office holiday party (hosted at a fancy Italian restaurant, where I took one bite of everything that … Continue reading

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Major Props Time

One week into Serious Fight Prep mode, I’m 3 pounds away from making weight, sleeping like a rock every night, and basically living in the gym. At this juncture I feel like I need to give some shout-outs to a … Continue reading

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Inspiration Sometimes Comes from Unlikely Places

Training is never an easy thing. Some days it’s a little easier than others, but it’s always hard work. And when you’re approaching a fight, the hard work compounds exponentially. Oh, right, I should back up for a second: OH … Continue reading

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The Sweet Science and the Tweet Science

I’ve never been a Twitter fan. I use it for work, but the idea that anybody’s going to be at all interested in my one-line pithy observations about what I’m eating for lunch or watching on television is one I … Continue reading

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Fascinating Rhythm

Before I was a boxer, I was a band geek. From early childhood, I’ve always had something musical going on, whether it was private lessons, classwork, or ensembles. I still play a few instruments, though nothing at all well. These … Continue reading

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Girl on Film

On Saturday, my trainer filmed a round of my padwork with his phone and had me review it later to check my form and look for mistakes. To any athletes or aspiring athletes – of any stripe – if you … Continue reading

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