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.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Frustrations... Thursday, May 3

Why do people have to make things so complicated?

A fighter fights.
A coach coaches.
A promoter promotes.
A matchmaker matches.
A sponsor sponsors.

I've got the equivalency of blue balls for a boxer, waiting to hear back from the matchmaker whether or not my opponent wants to fight and the sponsors want to sponsor it on the fight card.

How do you stop a determined woman? You can't.

My opponent for my May 13th fight canceled and now I'm still waiting on news to hear if my fight on May 22nd is officially on. It's incredibly nerve racking and frustrating. I've got bruised knuckles, blistered feet and sore muscles on the daily but the anticipation of a possible fight keeps me focused.

This marks my third possible fight here in the Philippines but with my two other fights canceled within weeks of the fight date, it's a struggle to stay positive that this particular opponent won't cancel like the others and that the sponsors and promotors will even make this fight possible.

I just want to fight.

Opponents cancelling fights, promotors not putting us female fighters on fight cards, bout purses that can hardly pay for our training, and fighters not wanting to even take fights does absolutely NOTHING for boxing, particularly female boxing, but how do you change that?! That is the question.

The struggle is real.

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