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The New York Times scores a knockout

There's a great article in the Times online, originally published on June 12 in the New York edition: Hands That Punch Also Gently Guide. It's about a teacher and professional heavy weight boxer named Sonya Lamonakis. And, it's a straightforward article with no snarky comments about Sonya's weight. How refreshing!

AT 5-foot-7 and 220 pounds, Sonya Lamonakis has a stinging left hook. She is the Women’s International Boxing Association’s third-ranked heavyweight, and has all but assured herself a chance to fight for the world title after beating the 300-pound GiGi Jackson in a six-round bout in April.

But her powerful fists become soft, instructive instruments in her day job, as a teacher at the Family Academy, a public elementary school in Harlem.

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Alyssa June 22nd, 2011 | Link | Boxing Scholar

Very cool!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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