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, November 29, 2018

Bad News at the Club... Thursday, November 29

Originally Coach Marcelo's fight was sent for the end of November, then it was changed to December 7th and then to December 21st. 

Today it was cancelled.

I can't even begin to express how frustrated I am for him and how disappointed I am too. If only us boxers were left to fight in the ring instead of fighting the politics of it outside of the ring. It's a messy game. Messy and dirty but it's not just here in the Philippines where it's like that. I experienced it in Korea and in Japan, and I know of it in Canada too.

It's a hard pill to swallow.  To have trained for a fight and then to have to accept it's been canceled. 

Recently I got Skittles, the CEO of The Refined, to personally sponsor Coach Marcelo.  Marcelo is this amazingly talented fighter who trains hard, coaches hard, and just loves fighting.  He's always nothing but super positive and man can that coach really kill you at training.  To hear that his fight was canceled though, wow, I felt so bad for him.  He seemed okay with it but I wasn't.

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