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AB54: I, Terrorist
(July/August 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal excited about the erosion of our actual and cultural environments by way of advertisement forces. due to the fact that 1989, the journal has been featured in 1000's of other and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. recognized world wide for sparking Occupy Wall highway, Adbusters is additionally chargeable for social media campaigns akin to purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

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You’re skinny, so you’re a boxer; you’re a puncher with them big hands; you have a good psychological game, talking the other girl out of her muscle memories; you’ve got that low center of gravity and that stability of a Marciano. You’re shorter than everybody, like Tyson, with a good view of that sweet spot on your opponent’s chin, where begins the nerve whose other end is in her toes. You’re a croucher like Archie Moore or Joe Frazier, a big fat-ass clincher like John Ruiz; your arms are always down (ready to load up) like Prince Naseem’s—but it’s OK, because you’re fast, your offense is your defense!

X. Toole story “Million $$$ Baby,” trainer Frankie Dunn declares that it takes four years to develop a fighter, just like college. But women come late to the sport, often in their thirties, giving them little time to make hay before their 34th year—the amateur age limit. So women fighters turn pro prematurely, some having unwittingly cut corners in their training, especially in defense, inviting greater risk of permanent injury and death. And there hasn’t been much profit, remunerative or psychological, in ditching the headgear and turning pro.

There’s an air horn blast. June’s been boxing only since August; she has terrific stamina from daily sparring, but she’s looking tired now. When it’s over, it’s a decision for the gold corner, Castronuova. The fighters shake hands with the ref. I run back around the barricades and scoot past some security guys. ”—through a dark doorway, up the backstage steps, down a fluorescent-lit hall. “I’m so happy,” she says, in anguish and relief, tears flowing, “I wanted it so badly, you don’t know. . ” In the Daily News coverage Friday and Saturday there will be two headline stories of note: how Geneve Brossard, “a schoolteacher from Brooklyn,” denied the police officer and defending champ Jean Martin her sixth pair of Golden Gloves; and how Moe Shea, in front of Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe and thousands of other well-wishers, lost a unanimous decision to her gymmate Ronica Jeffrey, a nursing student without an entourage.

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