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.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Fight Day... Sunday, May 13

It took us about 2 hours to get to the fight location and 1 minute and 35 seconds for Kristian to end the fight.  Nice.  It was his pro debut bout today.  He use to be on the Australian National Amateur Team and made quite a respectable name for himself on that but he has since gone pro.  Tonight he was going to prove himself.  He defintely proved himself but perhaps in more ways than expected.  He proved himself no competition for his opponent, for starters, and proved to be quite the body shot master too.

A crowd of us not only from Team Insider but consisting of friends and even a friend/former coach of his from Australian who had flown in, all headed out to cheer him on at his debut fight.  

Knock out in round one, at 1:35.

For me, I think it was a good win -- a win is a win -- but I don't think it did justice to just how hard Kristian has been training for this fight or how skilled he is as a boxer.  He's very fast on his feet and he really didn't get to showcase anything really beyond he dominated his opponent and had solid body shots.  I personally would have loved to see it go a little longer, have his opponent give him a worthy fight, and to see Kristian really in action as I know he's fully capable of being.  

A win is a win though and congrats to him.  We were all proud of him and now the energy of his victory is only going to propel us further with getting more bouts lined up. 

June, here we come!!!

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