Boxing is one of those sports that you have to see or experience to fully understand. It is a sport that has been made complicated through the eyes of society. However, seen through the eyes of an athlete we discover the dedication to form, the hours sweating in the gym, the determination to overcome, and the confidence to step into the ring. The ring is daunting, especially when you’re a girl. Outside of boxing, when people look in the ring and see a girl, they don’t see her expert footwork like they would a dancer. They see a girl playing a “Man’s” sport. But seeing boxing and hearing the stories is better than any words I could come up with. These pictures are of a sweet girl named Jaylyn, a Junior Olympic cross-country runner who is training in boxing. She runs a 2:48 for the 800 and has a quick right hook.