Tag Archive for boxing

Contact sports

The camera wobbled as it zoomed in on two sets of hands rubbing Vaseline on a man’s cut eyelid. The man with the bloodied, swollen face was Mike Alvarado, and he was losing this boxing match.

The Girl with the Golden Gloves

Twenty-two-year-old Kristin Gearhart is busy putting on her boxing gloves. With four consecutive Chicago Golden Gloves titles under her belt–the most recent one won on April 8–Gearhart is reaching for another kind of gold: victory at the London 2012 Olympic Games.