As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fight Day in The Philippines

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It was fight day here in the Philippines and with a loaded fight card with four championship 
belts on the line you best believe I was there!

Ran into one of my sparring partners there, Bea.  She was there doing a piece on the fights and she introduced me to Gretchen, one of today's female fighters.
Fights in the Philippines, they're on a whole other level that I never did quite see in Korea or in Canada.  This particular fighter got caught with a body shot to the liver and down he went.
Down he stayed too, for a while.. for quite a long while.  Fight was called.
In came Gretchen for her fight against a fighter from Thailand.
For a small fighter, Gretchen definitely has packed on a lot of muscle and throws a mean punch.
There was another female fight on the card, it was THE fight I had come specifically to watch.

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