As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I was wrong. I stayed, launched my first company, Flipside Fitness, and then opened Korea's largest boxing club, Hulk's Boxing (now called Hulk's Club).

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again.

Now I live in the Philippines where I am the CEO and head coach of Empowered Clubhouse, the Philippines' first and only boxing clubhouse exclusively just for women. I also am the founder of the Lil' Sistas Project, CEO and designer of Slay Gear and Baa Baa Black Sheep .Ph.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Google Him... Saturday, April 13

"Later, when your friends ask you how your fight went", I told him, "tell them to Google you!"

History was made today in an octagon cage made for MMA fights but set up for tonight's boxing bouts.  Manny Pacquiao's eldest son, Jimuel, stepped into the ring for his first amateur bout against a fighter from my boxing club, Team Insider.  

"It's a win-win situation for you", I told his opponent, Miguel.

And it was.  It definitely was a win-win situation.  He had nothing to lose.  If he lost, he'd still always be the first opponent of Pac's son.  If he won, he'd be the fighter who beat Pac's son.  He had nothing to lose, everything to gain, but the pressure on Pac's son was next level.  Not only is his father like the God of boxing here in not only the boxing community but also in the country.  He's a world-wide known, world champion, and here is his eldest son venturing into his territory as an inexperienced fighter.  Those are some big shoes to fill and a massive shadow lurking over his shoulder, casting some negative vibes and pressure on him.  Wow.  I wouldn't have wanted to be in his shoes.

But he won.  Congrats.

He won the fight, my teammate won some stardom and helped make a piece of history.

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