ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS 6

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Oct 5 2016, 07:13 #1

It's time for the 6th part of "Articles and Interviews"
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Oct 24 2016, 14:08 #2


Swedish and English article made by Clifford / English correction made by Griffy

AN EVENING WITH CAREN

It’s the middle of September an unusual warm evening as a woman runs on a forest street. She’s wearing a t-shirt, trunks, shimmering dark pantyhose and
running shoes. When she arrives at "Ericsson Gym" we realize that this runner is Caren "Snowcat" Nilsson.
As she enters the gym she smiles and says "Hello" to some people standing near the door.
They congratulate her for her recent victory in Italy against Eleonora Rivelli.
"Thanks!" she says with a  smile.
"If I was in Philadelphia I‘d run up the stairs of Museum of Art like Rocky.... but since I’m in Göteborg I only have three steps to climb to enter this gym.
Isn’t that a pity?” Caren jokes.

A few months ago Caren was chosen as a representative for Nyborgs Strumpbyxor commercial advertisements.
A few days ago she signed a contract with this company who will sponsor her glamboxing career while she will wear their  pantyhose during her fights.
Nyborgs Strumpbyxor provided her many different styles of tights, one of which she wearing tonight for her evening workout.
"These pantyhose are not only beautiful they are comfortable as well.” Caren declares.
She looks forward to her next fight, which will be held in her home country.
Nyborgs Strumpbyxor contacted Gothic Promotions to arrange a fight in Stockholm for October 29th.

Since the sponsor and promoter have shown so much trust in her, she must train hard so she is properly prepared to justify their loyalty.
This gives her even greater motivation to be in peak condition.
The run she just completed was a good warm up for her. Caren will continue by doing a proper training sessions.  She concentrates on using expert boxing
routines focused on foot movements and on punching techniques that deliver maximum power. Doing some weight lifting is but one method for increasing
overall strength and stamina. Next she moves to the heavy bag to practice the techniques learned earlier.

As frequently happens, her son Jiro holds the bag while she is punching it. Caren's punches are definitely powerful. She delivers a powerful  hard right that
drives the heavybag hard enough to knock Jiro to the floor when it strikes against him.
He lays on the floor looking up at his mother "Count him out!" Caren says to a gym mate.

She smiles and leans over to help Jiro back to his feet.
Later she enters the ring and starts doing some footwork while shadowboxing inside the platform. You can see that she enjoys her activity in the squared circle.

Her sparring is fierce and concentrated on practicing her ring skills in preparation for the coming fight. After several tough sparring rounds Caren performs
some stretching and light calesthentics to cool down before going to the locker room.
While removing her workout clothes in preparation for a shower, she looks at her reflection in the mirror:
"Well these pantyhose are still looking good and showcase my shapely legs. I feel good about myself and I think that shows by the fitness of my body.
Look, even the biceps are shapeful and taunt. That was a good workout. Now I’m ready for my shower. “
Snowcat speaks aloud as though talking to the woman in the mirror.

Later that night, Caren sits with her family to enjoy a late evening meal.
It is a typical snapshot of the life of a glamour boxer who sacrifices to achieve success in the ring.

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EN KVÄLL MED CAREN

Det är en ovanlig varm kväll i mitten av september. En kvinna springer i löprundan i skogsspåret. Hon har på sig en t-shirt, kortbyxor, glänsande mörka
strumpbyxor och löparskor. När hon till slut kommer fram till ”Ericssons Gym” upptäcker vi att det är Caren ”Snowcat” Nilsson.
På väg in i gymmet hejar hon på några personer som står vid dörren. De gratulerar henne för segern över Eleonora Rivelli i hennes senaste match.
”Tack!” svarar hon med ett leende.
”Hade jag varit i Philadelphia nu hade jag nog sprungit upp för trapporna till Museum of Art som Rocky…. men nu är jag i Göteborg så det får räcka
med de tre trappstegen till gymmet!” säger Caren skämtsamt. ”Det är synd!”

För några månader sedan blev Caren kontaktad av Nyborgs Strumpbyxefabrik som ville ha henne att göra reklam för deras produkter.
Caren skrev kontraktet med dem för ett par dagar sedan. De kommer att sponsra hennes Glamboxningskarriär och hon kommer att bära deras strumpbyxor
i matcherna. Hon har fått en mängd av Nyborgs strumpbyxefabriks olika strumpbyxor, varav hon bär att par av dem under kvällens träning.
”De här strumpbyxorna är inte bara snygga de är bekväma också” förklarar Caren. Hon ser fram emot sin nästa match som kommer att hållas i hennes
eget and.
Nyborgs Strumpbyxor kontaktade Gothic Promotions att arrangera en match för henne i Stockholm den 29 oktober.

Eftersom sponsorerna och arrangörerna gett henne ett stort förtroende så tränar hon hårt för att vara ordentligt förberedd inför matchen.
Hon visar på det sättet att hon sätter värde på deras lojalitet och det ger henne en än större motivation att vara i toppform.
Löpningen är just avklarad och det har varit en bra uppvärmning inför fortsättningen på kvällen med ett ordentligt träningspass.
Hon koncentrerar sig på boxningen och särskilt på fotarbetet och slagteknikerna som skall ge henne maximal kraft i slags.
Hon arbetar hårt med styrketräning för att öka sin totala styrka och uthållighet.

Därefter går hon vidare och slår mot boxningssäcken. Som så många gånger tidigare håller hennes son Jiro emot när hon arbetar med den.
Carens slag är definitivt kraftfulla. Hon får in ett perfekt stenhårt slag som gör att Jiro tappar balansen när säcken träffar honom.
Han ligger överraskad på golvet och ser upp på sin mor. 
”Räkna ut honom!” säger Caren full i skratt till en träningskompis. 

Hennes sparring är hård och hon koncentrerar sig på olika variationer i sin boxning inför den kommande matchen.

Efter flera tuffa sparringronder gör hon
gymnastiska övningar och stretcher innan hon går till omklädningsrummet. Hon tar av sig träningskläderna och ser på sig själv i spegeln och tänker halvhögt.
”Jo, dessa strumpbyxor håller fortfarande sin passform och ser bra ut på mina välformade snygga ben. De känns bra och framhäver min vältrimmade kropp.
Till och med mina biceps är välformade och kraftiga. Det var ett bra och skönt träningspass”. Snowcat ler och går in duschen.

Senare på kvällen sitter Caren med sin familj och njuter av ett kvällsmål. Det här är en normal bild av livet som en Glamourboxare lever
för att få framgång i ringen. 
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ONE ON ONE WITH SANDIPTA VERMA IN EARLY 2017

Times Of India had the occasion to talk with Sandipta Verma for a personal interview. It was long due, since 2016, which was tumultuous for her. Here are the questions and her responses to them.

TOI : A Very Good Morning Sandipta. Thanks a lot for your Time.

Sandipta : It is my pleasure. It is always nice talking with you people.

TOI : We have a lot of queries, regarding your career and personal life.

Sandipta : Yes please. (smiles).

TOI : First of all in 2017, it was an average start, better if you compare that to 2016.

Sandipta : Not Actually. I would have dearly loved to win against Corinne. But still I thought I fought well, against a good opponent.

TOI : Yes, Do you think, the decision was a bit harsh? I mean do you think you could have won the battle?

Sandipta : Yes, absolutely. I thought I had connected better than her. I think the last round did the evil for me, that changed the course of the match.

TOI : Anyway, you have to look for the future.

Sandipta : Yes, absolutely. I am loving glamboxing. This is the 4th year I am in.

TOI : Talking about the fights in 2016.... You were the World middleweight champion , until you were knocked out brutally by Arleen...

Sandipta : Yes....it thrashed me mentally an physically both. Arleen is a great boxer, and I had to call in all my skills, which I did not do. She grew in confidence as the match progressed and pummelled me throughout...like a sand bag. At the end, it was that heavy hook, after which what I remembered was, I was lying on the floor.....flat on my back.....thinking what had happened.....



A DISMANTLED SANDIPTA WAS KNOCKED OUT BY ARLEEN TO STRIP HER OFF THE TITLE

TOI : Yes that was a shock for you. We perfectly understand.

Sandipta : Yes, that was. I could not believe. Then what was required was to calm down, take my time. I did not do that.

TOI : Yes, and then there was the match against Maria Cristina Caputo....

Sandipta : Yes, that match stripped me off, what was left....

TOI : Just before the match you were caught drinking in a bar in Milan....

Sandipta : I did not take the match seriously. I thought I will bounce back. I was overweight. I was over confident. I paid the price.

TOI : If Arleen beat you badly, this was even worse...

Sandipta : Absolutely. I started well but after two rounds, I was like.... I was breathing heavily...I do not know what had happened.

TOI : And then Maria started her assault...

Sandipta : Yes...And round 3 and 4.... I was just getting hit , I could not protect myself, nor could I hit back....she bloodied me, broke me...



A BLOODIED AND BRUISED SANDIPTA BARELY COULD SIT AT THE RINGSIDE AGAINST MARIA

TOI : And in Round 5, she put you off.....

Sandipta : Yes. I got hit by one , I remember, I just crashed myself on the canvas, I just could not get up, I never had any strength....just laid down.....I remember doctors came....and they rushed me to the hospital....it was serious....



SANDIPTA VERMA WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING HER DEVASTATING KNOCK OUT LOSS AGAINST MARIA

TOI : But then you took your time.... You came back well.

Sandipta : I never wanted to get out of IGL. After the last KO loss my husband told me whether I would like to continue fighting or not. I told him... both he and IGL is very precious to me, I cannot leave any of them.

TOI : That is great to hear!!!

Sandipta : Yes, he is my love and IGL is my passion.

TOI : Following that you fought against Lenora...It was a good fight to win

Sandipta : Yes it was... I just wanted to show everybody, that I was still existing...

TOI : And in the next match, you got cut, but still you could Knock out Milena!!

Sandipta : A Knockout win is always a good thing. Milena cut me, but I was confident that I could win the fight, which I did.

TOI : You have shed a lot of blood, you were hurt fighting most of the times....

Sandipta : Yes... But as I told IGL is my passion. I try to stay in the ring, with my best effort as long as I could. Every fight is a new challenge for me.

TOI : You are back in Top 10 in Middleweight rankings and Pound for Pound Rankings...feels good?

Sandipta : Maybe somewhat. But I want to reach the summit and stay there.

TOI : You have equalled fighting most fights for IGL (22 Fights) with Janaya Simmons. Since she has retired, it is inevitable that you will be fighting more...You have won 8 fights by KO, most in IGL probably, You have fought against 15 different opponents equalling to Marisa Vallese's number, and 16 wins , just next to Janaya... all these records feels good?

Sandipta : These are just numbers. I want to excel more in IGL...

TOI : You have one bad record also...3 loses by KO..probably most in IGL..

Sandipta : Yes... I know..but my style of play is attacking...sometimes I win...some times I pay the price..it is like that. But I am trying to mix things up. Let us see.

TOI : Any future opponent in your mind?

Sandipta : Any middleweight boxer.

TOI : Any future goal?

Sandipta : To be World champion again.

TOI : and your family life...How is all?

Sandipta : Everything is fine. I must say with out Ajith's support I would not be here where I am currently.

TOI : That is very pleasing to hear

Sandipta : Yah.

TOI : So thanks Sandipta, hope your future journey in IGL is better than your past and you excel in your career.

Sandipta : Thanks a lot for wishing.
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WHO'S THAT GIRL?

On October 29th, 2016 I went to "Viking Arena" to see the fight between Caren Nilsson and Sabine Ribert. While I was going away after the bout,
I saw a photographer who was taking a picture of a blond woman showing the ticket and I thought I recognise her.

It took a while before I realised who she was: I remember had seen her in a morning show called ”Rosa soffan” a few days earlier.....
her name is Annika Larsson.
Rosa soffan is a Swedish TV program dedicated to women and features a big amount of female athletes, so that day they were talking about
the upcoming glamboxing match between Caren and Sabine and Annika was the guest. On Rosa soffan official site I found a repeat of the show:
Annika is a proper Lady in her mid 40s, although she retired from fighting many years ago she still looks fit.
During the program Annika explained that she is a glamboxing pioneer and one of the women who introduced this sport in Sweden.
It was very interesting to hear her tales about the early fights.

Annika had a short career with just 3 fights, she won the first by KO and the other 2 on points. The anchorwoman then reminded to the public
the reason why Ms. Larsson was the guest at Rosa soffan: Annika is the only boxers who defeated Caren Nilsson!
It was Annnika's third fight while Caren was doing her debut. Both women wanted to win, Ms. Nilsson showed great skills for a newbie but Ms. Larsson
hit harder and after 7 rounds the judges awarded the victory to Annika.
Rosa soffan aired a short footage of this bout in the Featherweight division that became famous at that time because the two ladies displayed
a fighting spirit beyond the ordinary. The TV program showed an excerpt from round 4 where, during a furious hand-to-hand combat on the ropes,
both boxers fell out of the ring. Luckily none was injured and they been able to continue the fight but it was commented that Caren ended the match
with a ruined pantyhose.

Back in the studio the anchorwoman asked Annika what happened after that fight:
Annika: <<Well, in the weeks after the match there were rumors about a possible rematch and this time we should have fight
for the Swedish Featherweight Title. At that time glamboxing was an unknown sport, so there were no managers or promoters, we let the trainers
and gym owners find an agreement but the negotiation went too much long, I got tired of nothing happening so I slowed down the training.
Caren was tired of waiting too, so she changed trainer and moved up a weight class. She did the right move because in 4 months she had 3 fights
and won the Swedish Lightweight Title.... and then we all know which perfect career she had. After that I started training once every two weeks
until I simply stopped training and dedicate all the time to my family>>


Anchorwoman: <<Next saturday Caren Nilsson is fighing Sabine Ribert here in Stockholm, so are you going to see her?>>
Annika: <<Of course, I already bought the ticket! You know I always followed Caren's career and she impressed me: she won many prizes and awards,
she was Swedish and European Champion, then she decided to come out of retirement and she's doing a good job now!
She's a role model for many women, wives and mothers. I admire her but please allow me to say that sometimes I think that I could be in her shoes,
after all I defeated her!>>


Anchorwoman: <<So are you considering a comeback?>>
Annika: <<To be honest this idea came to my mind a few times and I dreamed about having the rematch with Caren for the Swedish Title.
Anyway, even if my family will support me on this decision, I always prefer to think about glamboxing as a past experience of my life>>


Anchorwoman: <<Thanks a lot Annika to be our today's guest here at Rosa soffan and if you change your mind we want to be the first to know it!>>
Annika saluted the public and after she got up from the couch, she thrown some punches in the air and she took the fighting stance smiling,
then Rosa soffen editor cut the screen in two parts juat to compare "Annika now and then".

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VEM ÄR DEN DÄR TJEJEN?

Jag var den 29 oktober 2016 på "Viking Arena" för att se matchen mellan Caren Nilsson och Sabine Ribert. När jag gick ifrån arenan efteråt såg jag
en fotograf som tog en bild av en blond kvinna som visar biljetten och jag tyckte mig kände igen henne.

Det tog ett tag innan jag insåg vem hon var: jag minns hade sett henne i ett morgonprogram som kallas "Rosa Soffan" några dagar tidigare.
Hennes namn är Annika Larsson!
Rosa Soffan är ett svenskt tv-program ägnas åt kvinnor och mycket i programmet handlar om kvinnliga idrottare. Den dagen Annika var med talade
de om den kommande glamboxingsmatchen mellan Caren och Sabine. Annika var gästen i programmet. På Rosa Soffans officiella hemsida hittade
jag en repris av programmet. Annika är en vacker kvinna i mitten av 40 års åldern. Hon såg vältränad ut så hon hade inte lagt av att träna sedan
hon slutat med glamboxningen.
Under programmet framgick det att Annika är en av glamboxingspionjärerna och således en av kvinnorna som introducerade sporten i Sverige.
Det var mycket intressant att höra om hennes matcher.

Annika hade en kort karriär med bara 3 matcher. Den första matchen vare en KO-seger och de två andra poängsegrar. Programledarkvinnan påminde
därefter publiken anledningen till att Annika var gäst paps Rosa Soffan: Annika Larsson är den enda boxaren som besegrat Caren Nilsson!
Det var i Annnikas tredje match medan Caren gjorde sin debut. Både kvinnor ville vinna, Caren Nilsson visade sig ha en stor skicklighet för att vara
en nybörjare, men Annika Larsson slog hårdare och efter 7 ronder tilldelades Annika segern.
Rosa Soffan visade också glimtar från denna match. Matchen som gick i fjädervikt blev en omtalad match där båda kvinnorna visade upp
en kämpaglöd utöver det vanliga. Vad som ibland visas är sekvensen där de fajtas vilt vid repen i fjärde ronden vilket slutar med att båda faller
ut ut ringen då repen ger efter.  Båda boxarna föll ut ur ringen. Lyckligtvis ingen blev skadad i fallet och de kunde fortsätta matchen.
Det kommenterades att Caren avslutade matchen med förstörda strumpbyxor med synliga maskor.

Tillbaka i studion programledaren frågade Annika vad som hände efter denna match:
Annika: <<Jo, under veckorna efter matchen fanns en intention om en returmatch som skulle gälla den svenska fjäderviktstiteln.
Glamboxning var en okänd sport vid den tidpunkten, så det fanns inga managers eller promotorer. Det innebar att det var var tränare och gymägare
som förhandlade. Dessa förhandlingar drog ut på tiden så jag tröttnade på det och min träning avtog. Även Caren blev tröttnade av att vänta,
så hon bytte tränare och flyttas upp en viktklass. Det gjorde hon rätt i och 4 månader senare hade hon gått 3 matcher till och vunnit den
svenska lättviktstiteln. Nu vet vi alla vilka perfekt karriär hon hade. Själv började jag träna hårdare varannan vecka tills jag slutade träna och ägna
min tid åt min familj >>


Programledaren: << Nästa lördag kommer Caren Nilsson möta Sabine Ribert i en match här i Stockholm, kommer du att se den matchen >>?
Annika: <<Naturligtvis jag redan köpt biljetten! Du vet att jag har följt Carens karriär och hon har imponerat på mig: hon har vunnit många
priser och utmärkelser och var både svensk och europeisk mästare innan hon lade av. När hon nu bestämde sig för att återuppta boxningen gör hon
ett bra jobb! Hon är en förebild för många kvinnor. Jag beundrar henne, men låt mig säga att jag ibland skulle vilja vara i hennes skor och tävla.
Jag har trots allt besegrat henne! >>


Programledaren: << Så du överväger en comeback?>>
Annika: <<För att vara ärlig så har denna idé kommit upp hos mig några gånger. Att gå en match mot Caren om den svenska titeln är en dröm.
Hur som helst, även om min familj kommer att stödja mig för ett sådant beslut, så föredrar jag alltid att tänka på glamboxning som en tidigare
erfarenhet av mitt liv>>


Programledaren: <<Tack så mycket Annika att du ville vara vår dagens gäst här på Rosa Soffan. Om du ändrar dig vi vill vara de första som får veta det>>!
Annika tackade publiken och när hon fick upp från soffan, slog hon några slag i luften och poserade leende.
Rosa Soffens redaktör delade bilden i två delar för att publiken skulle jämföra "Annika nu och då".
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Mar 7 2017, 10:59 #5

Great discovery Cliff!
In fact when I saw the images of Caren fighting Sabine I wondered why Denav decided to put the pic of the girl with the ticket. After that no one explained that and I forgot about her.
But now it's very nice to discover who is Annika Larson, the fact that she is the only boxer to defeat Caren and that she was a pioneer of glamboxing.

It is wonderful to see Annika then and now and I would like to read more about her.
I hope Cliff will find for us more news.
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Mar 26 2017, 21:38 #6

ANNIKA'S COMEBACK


During the Monday March 20th broadcasting of "Rosa Soffan” they talked about an October 2016 episode featuring a pioneer of glamboxing,
Annika Larson who was interviewed in connection with the match between Caren Nilsson and Sabine Ribert.
Now it's Interesting to know that Annika, after a five years of absence, decided to pick up the gloves and step into the square ring, again.
"Rosa Soffan" went to the gym where she's training for her upcoming fight and Ms. Larsson expalined to them that after seeing Caren's fight
she had the desire to do a comeback and her family pushed her to take this decision.
On Saturday April 1st, Annika Larson will face Candhyss Shane Malla from the Philippines at the Ice Palace in Helsinki.
The TV show revealed that she's training hard to get ready for this match.

It will certainly be interesting to see how her return to Glamboxing will be and if in the future there will be the famous rematch between Caren and her.

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ANNIKA'S COMEBACK


I ”Rosa Soffansändningen", måndagen den 20 mars, berördes ett inslag från oktober 2016 där en av pionjärerna inom Glamboxningen presenterades,
Annika Larsson. Hon intervjuades i samband med mellan Caren Nilsson och Sabine Ribert.
Intressant nog har hon, efter några års frånvaro beslutat sig för att återigen ta på sig handskarna och träda in i den fyrkantiga ringen.
”Rosa Soffan” besökt gymmet där hon ligger i träning för sin kommande match. Annika, efter att ha sett Carens match, blev inspirerad att återigen
ta upp glamboxningen. Hennes familj stödde henne i det beslutet.
Hon skall den 1 april möta Candhyss Shane Malla från Filippinerna i Ispalatset (Jääpalatsi) i Helsingfors. I programmet visade det sig att hon tränade
för fullt inför denna match.

Det skall verkligen bli intressant att se hur hennes återkomst i Glamboxningen kommer att bli.
Vi får se om den efterlängtade returmatchen mellan Caren och henne äntligen kommer till stånd.
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Mar 27 2017, 21:08 #7

A very nice looking lady! I'm curious to see the outcome of her comeback.
Thank you Clifford for your news
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FROM THE BURLESQUE TO THE BOXING RING: KATE "FOXY" LUSK



"The Big Easy," the nickname of New Orleans, Louisiana. The name comes from the city's nature as a relaxed, easygoing locale... at least, during the day. Any tourist who sets foot on the streets at night will be greeted by a city full of loud boustrus love of life! The French Quarter, the Faubourg, the Arts District always have something do to each night, regardless of what day of the week it is.

Today, we find ourselves at a modestly big tavern in the Arts District - Poing de la Dame, "Fist of the Lady". By day they serve drinks and meals to hungry tourists and residents. But when the sun sets, the curtain opens on the wide stage in the main room of the tavern and the guests are treated to a burlesque show filled with comedy, excitement, and the main attraction, the beautiful ladies of the Tavern. Dressed in elegant, but very risque, lingerie, the girls perform striptease and dance, but they also perform comedy shows and skits to the delight of the crowd.

And on Saturday nights, tonight, the patrons receive another surprise. Room is made in the main floor for a 12 foot boxing ring and a ramp is added from the stage to said ring. All night long, the ladies of the burlesque put on their sexiest lingerie and duke it out in light contact boxing matches. Their goal is to win the affections of the crowd, because the most beloved gets a shot at the club champion. Although, no one has yet to defeat said champion... Kate "Foxy" Lusk. And their about to lose their chance.

We sat down with Kate during the day, when she wasn't working, to hear her story.

Lets hear about your upbringing. Were you raised in New Orleans?
Sort of, kinda. You see, my Dad's a Naval officer. So I was born while he was still a Lieutant serving on a carrier. Mom was living in Los Angeles while he was at sea and, by some miracle, the carrier was in dry dock when she went into labor. After that, Dad got bounced from ship to ship, so we moved... a lot!

From age 1 to age 7, we lived in Los Angeles, Miami, Fort Worth, Hawaii, Germany, South Korea... I swear, I'm forgetting about 500 more!

Was it rough on you?
A little bit. But I was so young. I think it was so much harder on my mother. She was trying to raise a daughter while we were hoping all over the world! And my Dad saw that. So, when I was 7, he was promoted to a Warrant Officer and took up a commission at the Port of New Orleans as a Repair Technician. We've been there ever since and Dad is on track to retire next year.

So how did you go from being a Navy brat--
HEY!

Oh! S-Sorry, I didn't mean to--
Hahaha! No! No offense taken. I'm just teasing. Yes. I am a Navy brat and proud of it!

Well then, how did you go from being a Navy brat to a burlesque dancer and model?
After high school, I started working part time as a waitress at some dives in the tourist district. Eventually, I arrived here at the Poing de la Dame. My manager offered me a big pay raise if I learned the striptease routine for the burlesque. At first, I did it just for the extra spending money, but after practicing for three weeks, I had my first show... and I was good. That sounds arrogant, I know, but I was really damn good at it.



How did your parents react?
Dad was furious! After I told both my parents after my first show, he went on an hour long about "respecting my body" and "leering perverts" blah, blah, blah. My mom, bless her, was quiet and let my dad finish. Then she asked me, "Have any of the customers ever been disrespectful of you or made inappropriate comments or passes at you?" No, none of them had. She smiled and turned to Dad, assuring him that I wasn't being objectified because I was in control of the situation.

So your Mom is who we have to thank your sexy striptease and modeling career. What about boxing, was that your Dad's doing?
Actually, Dad is responsible for my boxing and my modeling career. After he relented – he figured I wasn't doing anything erotic or anything – he still, he wanted me to make sure his little girl was okay. So, he wanted me to know how to defend myself in case anything happened. The very next week, he took me to the navy base gym and had me take boxing lessons with the lady trainer there, Lt. Brianne Casey. At first I rolled my eyes, but once Lt. Casey started teaching me how to punch, I was hooked! I went three times a week, while going to college classes and working the weekends. After about four months, I felt more confident in myself and my body was in the best shape it had ever been in. I think that helped me get noticed by a modeling agent who was on vacation in New Orleans. He offered me a try out shoot and a nailed it! So Dad can be proud that he taught his little girl to box and be a cover model.

How did you transition from training to actually boxing here at the club?
In the summer after I graduated college with my business associate's degree, my girlfriends and I decided to take a weekend and just live it up, revel in our new college graduate status. I would end up doing that sober, it turned out. We played "Rock, Paper, Scissors" for who would be designated driver and I lost. After hitting up a couple of bars, the girls really wanted to visit where I worked. I was a bit hesitant, but they convinced me. We rolled up the Dame were in for a treat. The owner had set up a night of "Foxy Boxing," bringing in some girls from a club he owned in Miami to slug it out for the patrons. We got our drinks and found a seat near the ring.

The first few fights weren't really boxing matches – the girls clearly didn't know how to box – with a lot of slapping their gloves against each other. It wasn't until the "club champ" from the Miami location came out that things got real. She was this big busty blonde from Miami Beach who was wearing this skimpy gold bikini and matching gold boxing gloves with a gaudy championship belt around her wispy waist.

The manager had set up a sort of gauntlet of opponents for the champ. Three of the girls from the Dame – ladies I worked with – would try and box the champ. Once the fights got started, Lorraine proved she was more than just a pretty face.

In the first match, Lorraine took on Cory, a waitress who worked the day shift. After the bell, Lorraine stunned Cory with a left jab, then followed up with a right cross to the jaw. Cory didn't have any defense after that and the champ viciously assaulted her in the ring, hammering punches into her face before a massive uppercut had Cory face down on the floor.

In the second match, Tisha, a slender black girl who worked with me in the burlesque on occasion, faced off against Lorraine. She was easily ten pounds heavier than the champ and even landed a couple of punches on her. But once Lorraine started working her midsection, all the fight drained out of Tisha. Punches sunk into her belly as Lorraine drove the air out of her lungs. She doubled up, covering her stomach, and the champ capitalized by peppering her face with punches. Tisha clinched, but Lorraine shoved her off and knocked her out with a savage right to the chin.

The final match was the shortest. A lanky creole girl named Alex – who was a friend of mine – tried to outmaneuver Lorraine, hopping around the ring like a rabbit. A single right punch to the jaw had Alex staggered and a left hook to the chin knocked her back through the ropes and out of the ring.

All the while, Lorraine would not shut up while she fought.

"Throw a damn punch!" She said to Cory after a rapid flurry to her face.

"You just a fat loser!" She insulted Tisha after punching her belly.

"Get up bitch! I ain't done with you!" She screamed at Alex after knocking her out.

Following the last fight, the announcer gave Lorraine a microphone and she turned to the crowd. "This is what New Orleans gives me? Pathetic! Every hussy you throw at me, I chew them up and spit them out! I'm undefeated back in Miami, 99-0! One of you bitches here wanna step into the ring and give me my 100th win? Come on! GIVE ME A FIGHT!" On and on she went. "I'm the best," this and "You losers," that.

I'd had enough!

"HEY LOUDMOUTH!" I jumped to my feet and screamed at the bimbo. That got her attention. "If it will get you to shut the hell up, I'LL BOX YOU!"

The chatter of the club picked up and I stormed up to the ring. Lorraine had a smug grin on her face as she punched her boxing gloves together.

The manager met me at the ring with the announcer. He liked the idea of an "off the clock" girl from the club challenging the champ. I kicked off my heels as they brought me a pair of pink puffy boxing gloves and a mouth guard. I stripped down to my bra and panties – giving just a little show to the audience. They laced up my gloves and slipped in my mouth guard. I got into the corner and bounced on the balls of my bare feet as I stretched out my arms.

The announcer introduced me to the crowd and I got a better look at Lorraine. She was tough, I'll give her that, but I knew if I stuck to the fundamentals and kept my punches tight, I could beat her. Like Lt. Casey told me, "You can conquer any opponent. You just have to break them down, piece by piece."

We met ring center with our gloves up and started circling each other. Lorraine started pumping the jab. I blocked most, getting a feel for a strength. She wasn't weak by any stretch, but not super strong.

I intentionally dropped my guard to test my chin and immediately got slammed by her right hook... nothing. Lorraine seemed flabbergasted.

I took that moment to counter with an overhand right to her jaw which had her wobble backwards. I pounced forward, working short swift combinations into her head and body. She covered up, trying to endure, but I ratcheted upward through her gloves, uppercuts ravaging her chin and face.

She backed up against the ropes and I went to town on her ass. I twisted my punches deep into her stomach and jaw and slowly her defense evaporated. Feeling the rush of adrenaline, I started trash talking.

"YEAH! YOU LIKE THAT? TALK SHIT NOW, BITCH!" I doubled her up with a belly punch then straightened her out with an uppercut. It was lights out and Lorraine fell forward, flopping down on the mat. The ref had to push me back into a neutral corner cause I was so hyped up before he could start the count.

"1... 2... 3... 4... 5... " Lorraine rolled over onto her back, but didn't get up. "6... 7... 8... 9... 10! KNOCKOUT!!"


The ref raised my hand and declared me the winner. I screamed and hollered in victory and I could see my girlfriends cheering their heads off for me.

After they put the belt on me, I walked over to Lorraine's prone body – she still hadn't gotten up. I looked at this disrespectful bitch broken on the mat. I put my bare foot on her face and flexed my muscles.

"THAT is how we do it in New Orleans! You can't handle a REAL woman skank! Enjoy lying flat on your back, where you belong!"

So after dominating the Miami champ, when did the club start doing their own foxy boxing shows?
Right after that. Patrons kept telling the manager they'd love to see more fights. He decided to make it a weekly thing, every Saturday night. He kept it a little bit more staged. Fights were unlimited rounds until a "knockout" and the girls make a show of the fights rather than boxing outright.

Except you?
Oh yeah. Every time I'd fight, I'd tell the other girl, "Treat it real. I won't hurt you, but try and beat me." Cause after that, we made it so I was the club champion and all the other girls wanted my spot.... I wasn't gonna let the have it!

And you're still undefeated?
49-0 with 49 knockouts. Tonight will be number 50.

And it will be your last?
Yep. See, doing this this past year has made me realize I wanna compete on a real level – not just foxy boxing or sparring at the gym. I fight for real stakes – championship belts, warrior's pride, all the jazz. So for the last few months, I've been taking glamboxing matches here in New Orleans and in Florida. About a month ago, I decided I'd make it a real go at it. Tonight is my last foxy boxing match.

Well, best of luck to you.
I don't need luck... I've got my fists!



Later that evening, Kate walked down the stage to the Poing de la Dame's boxing ring. Her curvaceous body adorn in silky black lingerie, her bare feet covered in tight fishnet stockings. She raised her red boxing gloves in the air, blending them with her fiery hair. She cocks her hips and smirks at the crowd. She's already won the match.

She gets face to face with her final opponent – an equally curvy brunette dressed in similar baby blue lingerie. There's venom in her eyes. Apparently, these two have a "gentlewoman's agreement" to have a real fight. She want's the champion's belt... Kate will not let her have it.

The match is fierce, yet oddly titillating. Kate edges out her opponent in strength, but not in speed. The puffy boxing gloves less the impact of the punches, but after 4 rounds, both women are glimmering with sweat and breathing.

Then, in the 5th, Kate nails her opponent with a right hook that has her groggy. She lowers her fists and stumbles around the ring. She attempts to attack the champ, but only finds air. Kate gets a devilish grin on her face and starts bopping her opponent in the head like a punch ball. After a few sharp punches, Kate delivers an uppercut to the chin and the brunette drops her boxing gloves all together. Kate clinches her before she can fall down, delivering a couple of belly punches for good measure. Then, she kisses her opponent on the cheek before letting go and the poor girl falls face first to the mat. The count is academic.

Kate ends her foxy boxing career undefeated. She stands over her fallen opponent, placing a foot on the loser's shapely backside, as she soaks in the praise of the crowd.

Glamboxing has just gotten a lot foxier.
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ramseyrule87 @ Apr 17 2017, 22:11 wrote: FROM THE BURLESQUE TO THE BOXING RING: KATE "FOXY" LUSK
.... a very very interesting redhead!
Let's see what she is going to do in the glamboxing rings
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MAKING THE LEAP FROM THE TV SCREEN TO THE BOXING RING

Every Sunday, millions of British fans tune in to channel KTF to watch the drama unfold on "Lifetime." The hit series has been running for eight series and has hooked fans across the country with its intense drama, complex characters, and passionate romance. At the heart of the series is its star, Kathy Sullivan who plays the tough yet very sensual Jane Morris. Sullivan took on the role following several movie productions, other television spots, and an award winning five-year stint in the London Theater, so no one doubted her acting skills. But recently, on her 46th birthday, Sullivan announced she had been crafting another set of skills and the time had come to use them. Those skills? Boxing. More specifically... Glamboxing.



Glamboxing is an offshoot of traditional boxing that solely features women from across the globe. The main governing body, the International Glamboxing League (IGL) promotes cards and contests from women of a variety of age and weight classes. While some have argued that the rules aim to tone down the more vicious aspects of boxing – the rounds are only 90 seconds long and the ladies wear 12 oz gloves – with a greater emphasis on the ladies' beauty by wearing stockings, the women who compete in this sport have proven they are just as tough as any professional boxer, man or woman.

Kathy Sullivan wants to join their ranks.

Following her announcement, KTF set up an interview conducted by Olivia Taylor with Ms. Sullivan to discuss her passion and her decision to compete in glamboxing.



OT: Thank you for joining us this evening Ms. Sullivan.

KS: It's my pleasure to be here and please, call me Kathy.

OT: Okay Kathy. So, shall we start with your "day job"? 'Lifetime' just wrapped up its 8th series here on KTF with very strong numbers, even higher than series 7. And the green light has been given to series 9. Tell me, what's going through your head knowing where your character, Jane Morris, started and where she's going nearly a decade later?

KS: Wow! Let me start by saying that I am absolutely astounded by the shows reception. Every time I see the ratings posted I'm... I guess you would call it conflicted. As an actor, I'm never really 100% happy with my performance. That's not to say I hate my performance or the writing, far from it, but every time I watch the show, I think "Oh, I could have done that better." Or, "I hope people don't spot that flub." But to think, when we started the show, Jane was just a recently divorced 30 something trying to find her own path in life - which is what drew me to the character - and now she's become this very powerful, confident woman who, I think, can take on anything. And that growth, starting fresh at such an older age and growing into herself, is so captivating and why I think people, regardless of age or gender, connect to.

OT: Your fans certainly agree. We get emails and responses on social media everyday telling us how much they enjoy Lifetime and how much they love Jane. You have a lot to be proud of.

KS: Aww, why thank you so much.

OT: Now then... umm... You know what, I don't really have a clever segue for this, so let's just rugby tackle the damn thing.

KS: (Laughs)

OT: Recently, you celebrated your 46th birthday – which, as an aside... Wow! You do not look 46! I am dead serious.

KS: Oh please Olivia, whatever.

OT: Ah, I knew I could make you blush.

KS: (Giggle)

OT: On your public Facebook page, you announced via Facebook Live, that you are starting a new personal... let's call it endeavor. You have applied for and received a license for glamboxing.

KS: That is correct.

OT: For our viewers who may not be aware, could you explain what glamboxing is and why did you decide to participate?

KS: Certainly. A little over, I think, 15 years ago, a group of boxing promoters came together to discuss a new form of the sport specifically aimed at women fighters. They developed specialized rules that would enable competitors of all skill levels and age groups to compete, safely, in the sport of boxing. However, they wanted to highlight both the strength and feminity of these fighters, so they added the stipulation of boxing in stockings or panty hose.

OT: And how is that different than the, shall we say, more erotic aspects of something like foxy boxing?

KS: Because this is REAL competition. The ladies who fight in glamboxing aren't getting painted up and trussed up to look like a bunch of trollops so men can salivate over them. Yes, they are beautiful and glamboxing accents that beauty, but it does so because it wants to show that women can be both beautiful and physically strong. A woman should not have to choose between those two parts of themselves.

OT: So that's what drew you to the sport?

KS: Yes. When I graduated from the Drama Academy, I got my start as a dancer and extra in local theater and small commercials. So, a lot of what I was doing was very physical – I often joke that I got my strenuous acting gigs out of the way when I was younger, so I could enjoy more "talkative" roles when I got older. One of the things that I found was a great workout was kickboxing and I've kept at it for many many years. Then, right after we had finished shooting Series 8 of Lifetime last year, some of my friends on the crew asked if I would like to join them for a night in London. They had gotten tickets for "glamboxing", which I'd never heard of at the time. Still, I wanted to go, so we made our way to the Marble Palace and there I saw lightweight Shelly Cook – a fellow Englishwoman – make her return. And for all seven rounds of the fight... I was speechless.



These two women were breathtakingly beautiful. Their trim bodies glistened and their faces were so serene even as they were beating the holy hell, out of each other. Obviously, I rooted for my fewllow countrywoman and by the end of the night... something just, started to stir in me. I started doing all this research online about glamboxing. I watched fight after fight from the IGL, witnessing amazing athletes like Lightweight World Champion Deike Neumann, Italian Middleweight Champion Rosy D'Onofrio, or featherweight boxer Francesca Rossi. These were women from all over the world, different body types, different occupations, different age groups, and they were all competing at a high level to prove how strong and powerful they are. And the whole time, they were stunning. Even in brutal fights, they were beautiful. I said to myself, "This is what women need. This is an outlet for them to express who they are through not only their own personal beauty, but through their physical strength and skill... I need to do this."

OT: How did you get started?

KS: I asked my kickboxing coach if he would train me and he declined. I begged him and he could see I was earnestly serious about this, so he told me of a boxing club near where I live that might take me on. I went down there, and I stuck out like sore thumb. It was filled with this hard, tough looking men and I walk in this tv actor asking the manager to teach me how to box. At first, he thought it was some acting research thing, but when I explained to him that I wanted to compete in glamboxing, he got real quiet. He looked me up and down. Then he said, "I'll teach you boxing. But you have to promise that you won't apply for a license until I say you're ready. Deal?" "Deal!" I said. That was eight months ago. I worked it into my schedule to go the gym at least four times a week. I worked as hard as any of the boys in that gym. I worked the bags with them, I sparred with them – getting my ass kicked a lot in the process – and finally, just a little over a month ago, the manager told me, "You're ready."

OT: Just in time for your birthday.

KS: Yes! I went through the application process and got my license for glamboxing.

OT: You also announced you will have your first match, here in London, in the middleweight division against Margaret Williamson on August 12. Ms. Williamson has a bit more experience than you, a record of 3-1. What are you feeling as the day gets closer.

KS: Well, I'm obviously nervous. Ms. Williamson is strong, but she's just coming off a KO loss to Antonella Crimi, so she's not unbeatable. I am confident in my skills. I know I can win and I am going to win!

OT: Your fans certainly think so. Scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter pages show almost overwhelmingly positive support for your fight. Is the same true for the producers of Lifetime?

KS: Frankly, they're more nervous than me. After I made the announcement, they were apoplectic! We had a meeting where, I swear, they listed dozens of reasons this was a bad idea – I could injure myself, I could damage my good looks, it could delay production on Series 9, the bad publicity can drop ratings for the show – on and on it went. I let them go through them and I calmly told them, "This is something I feel I have to do. This is very important to me. I want to get out there and fight. Find out what I'm made of. And this is nothing but good for us. It will generate a lot of publicity and bring a whole new set of eyes on the show, perhaps even global viewers. Yes, I could get hurt. But glamboxing is not inherently dangerous unless you don't know what you're doing. I do. I got this." They all went kind of quiet and, reluctantly, agreed.

OT: So here you are. Award winning stage and screen actress and now a glamboxer. Got to say, that's a pretty robust resume.

KS: Yes. And I hope I don't disappoint my fans during my debut fight.

OT: Any predictions for the fight? How you think you'll fair in the ring?

KS: Oh, you want to see how I'll fair in the ring? Well...

Kathy took to her feet and removed her glasses and kicked off her high heels. She then took the pink boxing gloves sitting next to her on the set and slipped them on. She moved to more open space on the set, found the live camera, and began to swiftly shadow boxing. Her move were quick and her form was good. She quickly moved on her stockinged feet – making it a little hard for the cameramen to keep up. The entire sound stage was soon cheering for her and Olivia was clapping as she got a big smile on her face.



"Now imagine, that the air in front of my is Margaret Williamson's head and stomach. That is how I'm going to fair in the ring! I will win the fight and beat her up!"
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Aug 13 2017, 11:43 #11

Wow, I really would like to see the TV special about Kathy Sullivan, anyway Ramsey's article is full of interesting details.... so Thank You!

I didn't see her fighting, yet but I already love Ms. Kathy!
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HEATHER REVELS BREAKS HER SILENCE IN STUNNING FASHION

Heather Revels of South Carolina recently lost an extremely close match with Mallory Price, relinquishing her IGL World Featherweight Championship in the process. Ms. Revels was uncharacteristically quiet in the lead up to the match – not taking interviews nor communicating with Ms. Price, who is a friend. Finally, a few days removed from the match, Heather has finally decided to speak about the match and her silence. We met Heather a local hotel in Malibu – she had elected to stay an extra week in California after the fight for a brief vacation. We found her relaxing in the warm sun on the beach looking absolutely stunning in her swimwear.



So, how are you feeling after the fight?
Heather: A lot of things, to be honest. Obviously I'm disappointed that I lost, but I'm also very proud of Mallory's performance in the ring. That girl bounced back from a nasty KO loss to Yumiko and really turned things around. She refined her fight game to near perfection... not quite perfect, as the scorecards proved. Our match could've gone either way and that's what's great about combat sports.

Why do you think Mallory won the fight?
Heather: She came in with a good game plan. Everyone knows I'm a boxer-puncher, so Mallory used those dancer feet of hers to nimbly work me from every angle. I ain't gonna say her punches hurt, but she was landing them clean, precise, and that racked her up points at a pace that, I'm not too proud to admit, I couldn't keep up with. I rocked her good several times and when the fight got close, I dominated, but it came down to trying to catch up with a much quicker fighter and that sapped me real quick.

Will you re-evaluate your training and boxing strategies moving past this loss?
Heather: Yeah, I definitely will... although the loss is only part of the reason.

For several weeks leading up to the fight, you were practically unreachable...
Heather: And that was by design.

Are you ready to talk about why?
Heather: Well... yeah, it's time. When I fought Yumiko earlier this year and won the World Title, something happened that has never happened to me before... I missed weight. I was over the Featherweight limit. I managed to make weight – after stripping naked I might add – and went on to clobber Yumiko and become World Featherweight Champion. Then, I went back to training and getting ready for my next fight. When President Denav's people told me that I'd be facing Mallory, I started my fight camp with my trainers... and that's when trouble started. When I weighed in at the start of camp, I was 131lbs. That's... 59 kilos. That's well into the Lightweight range. I had a month and a half to get back below 128lbs. So, we upped my cardio and conditioning and kept a strict eye on my weight. After three weeks... I was at 130lbs! I was really starting to stress out. We were two weeks out from the fight, and I still wasn't close to the right weight!

What did you do?
Heather: In the final stretch, I took some very very risky options. I cut my liquid intake to almost nothing. I worked out in a sauna suit and took a steam after every training session. The day before the weigh-in, I was at 128 pounds, still a half pound shy of the goal. The day I got on the scale, I had not eaten anything all day and just barely made weight at 127.4lbs.

That all sounds... very dangerous.
Heather: No kidding! And please, put this on the record, to any other glamboxer or boxer out there... don't do what I did! I went to ludicrous extremes to cut weight. There were days I was dizzy and nauseous and sick because of this... it sucked!

Did you seek medical advice or treatment?
Heather: About a week before the fight, I had a physical with my doctor. I wanted to make sure something wasn't up. All my labs and x-rays came back fine. My blood pressure and cholesterol were healthy. I flat out asked my doctor, "Then why the hell am I having so much trouble with my weight?" She simply replied, "You're turning 30." It's as simple as that. I'm getting older and my body is changing with my age.

What does this mean for you and glamboxing?
Heather: Well, fighters have retired at younger ages than I am...

You're announcing your retirement?
Heather: Hell no! Beautiful thing about glamboxing is that the prime of a fighter's life isn't judged by how old they are! I am going to keep putting on those boxing gloves and those panty hose until some gal knocks my dentures out with a right hook!

So what's the next step?
Heather: Next step is simple... I become the first glamboxer to win World Championships at two different weight classes. I have decided to move up to the Lightweights!
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I proceeded to open the attachments, then immediately replied with only three words:"   Say no more!"

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June 2018 issue on Fitness Magazine, it feature IGL World Featherweight Champion Mallory Price..
the magazine was a hit, they have to reprint it due to it sold out, also to the fact that she is the first IGL  boxer who made it there, 



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