I'm so proud to have this WaPo profile out there about one of our country's best boxers. (Also featured in the Guardian ) As always it was an honor to collaborate with Sue Jaye Johnson, who put together the photo essay.
My intention was to give Tiara some credit that I felt was long overdue and to focus on the athletic/economic issues of an amateur boxer's life.
I'm out in sunny Oxnard, California this week with my boxing team as they fight in the PAL National Championships. I've started a new blog for our gym, where I will be featuring different young fighters every month and, hopefully, getting the kids to write things in their own words about fighting and life.