(JULY 28) In the second installment
of "Where are they NOW", WBAN will publish our next set of updates
on the women boxers. As just a review, WBAN
ran a story this week
reaching out to the women boxers to get the latest updates on
where they are right now and the latest in what they are up to!
We have had a tremendous response and will publish our first update
on some of the responses. Here are the first series of updates
on the women boxers.
Olga poses in gym - photo by Durell Wambolt
been a busy mom; we have a daughter that just turned
two, Esther Olga, and am currently pregnant. I have
three more months and will be back into training after
this baby is delivered. I am still active at the HUF GYM
in Mississauga ON. My sister Teresa and I are in our
ninth year of hosting a Free Summer Sports Camp and are
hosting a live boxing card for their last day, July
Two-Year old Esther Olga
Takes Time to workout
I have been matchmaking
for Angel Face mgmt. They promote amateur boxing at HUF
GYM, sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. As well as
co-managing the boxing team, we will be sending them to
the Ringside International, and James Lights out Toney
Tournaments this Aug. I have been studying and still
training and am looking forward to getting back into the
ring and fight game. Lastly, I also opened
up Gladiator Gear, with my sister we run pro-shop/juicebar
out of the HUF GYM. Grace, Peace and Love be
yours in abundance, Andrew Louis and Olga Rosa Heron
boxing career flourished in 2004 and 2005 but started to
go down hill in 2006. I tried to keep the dream alive by
taking a few fights in 2007 and 2008 and I even got to
fight at Madison Square Garden and Costa Rica! But my
heart was slowly turning away from boxing and towards
other goals. Let's face it-- you've gotta be 100% in it
to be effective! And I wasn't.
After my successful personal training business brought
me good fortune and great clients in New York city from
2006-2009, the failing economy caused even my wealthiest
clients to drop off my roster. It was time to leave NYC
so I moved back to my home state of Idaho, where my
family lives, and settled in Boise.
Cristy gets Married.....
Shortly thereafter, I met
a wonderful school teacher, who was a former rescue
swimmer for the Coast Guard. We were married June 5,
2010. We bought a beautiful new home on the outskirts of
Boise and live there with our 3 year old Labrador
Retriever. We would like to have a baby in 2012. I love
the health and fitness industry so work at several gyms
in Boise teaching classes and training clients in
strength, conditioning and fat loss. I also created and
operate a boxing program called "Fight Night Fitness."
You hear fighters say, "Well, I'm in shape but I'm not
in FIGHT shape. There's a difference!" So that's what I
do. I train clients the exact same way I would train for
a fight. No exceptions.
I miss boxing, but I think more than that I miss being a
part of an elite group of athletes such as professional
female boxers. There are very few people in this world
who can do what we do/have done. It's hard to go from
that to "normal life." But it's also good to know when
to get out of the game, too. Boxing brought me so much
opportunity that put me where I am today. For that, I'm
grateful beyond words.
I maintain an active website where people can follow me,
read my blog, view my videos and contact me. (cristynickel.com).
My business, "In your Face" Fitness has a motto: NEVER
STOP TRAINING. We are always evolving and moving forward
in this industry to bring people the best support
possible in becoming a better version of themselves.
Cristy Code Red
(Husband sent in update) Angelee [she boxed from
2000-2001] never had any amateur experience so she was
learning on the job but she was tough--- just ask Amy
Burton who you had ranked at #5 when they fought.
Angelee became pregnant and we had a son (Nikolas) on
July 10, 1998. He is 12 years old now.
I went back into the ARMY and she came with me. An
Army wife is a hard job with me deploying to Bosnia,
then Egypt and 3 tours in Afghanistan and we had a
second son February 13, 2005, Samuel.
While I was deployed she
went back to school while raising our children to get
her BA and then Masters in Elementary Education all the
time working on Ft. Drum, N.Y. at School Age Services
Angelee poses with Lisa "Bad News" Brown
Currently I have just
PCS'd (permanently change of station)to Ft. Benning, GA.
with the family. Angelee is looking for a
job in Columbus, GA, while taking care of the house and
getting the kids ready for a new school. She never
strayed too far from her love of boxing and she has been
to the IBHOF every year for the last 12 years the
attached pictures are from 2010 at the IBHOF. [The
pics are Lucian Bute and your own "Bad news" Lisa
still busy promoting and have about 28 male fighters
now. Also I've just filmed a part in RISEN The
Howard Winstone story which is to be premiered at The
WBC Convention in Cardiff on July 29
Jane Couch and Jamie Clampitt in 2007
Then there is a
gala dinner where I will be honoured along with other
ex-champions in boxing.
main job is being a mom! I have also developed a skin
care line, hair care line and a signature fragrance that
will be available in the Fall at Walmart, Target, CVS,
Photo by Lori Steinhorst (fight photo by Sue Fox)
I am also working
on a music album. You can always refer to my website,
LailaAli.com to get the latest updates on me, view my
product line or listen to some of my music.
been incredibly busy since my retirement with a very
unique training program for women at Decatur Boxing Club
located six miles from downtown Atlanta. At DBC I lead a
great boxing fitness program, I train several talented
female amateurs, one undefeated professional boxer, and
a few professional prospects.
Amateur boxer Mischa Mertz of Australia
I've also been very
fortunate to have had several international boxers
come to train with me, including (such an honor) Mischa
Merz, and I even have one with me now, Pamela Joseph,
from Wales. Its very exciting to share my knowledge and
experience with these female boxers, especially when
they travel so far to train and hang out with me. As a
female trainer I consider myself an excellent padman,
taking up the awesome style of my own trainer Xavier
"bad pads" Biggs. I feel very privileged.
Last summer my trainer Xavier and I had a chance to go
to New Zealand to work with a boxing gym there, and I
was very inspired by the huge response they had in
Auckland to white collar boxing. That inspiration led me
to begin my own white collar boxing series here in
Atlanta, with my first show is scheduled for October
21st at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center. Atlanta
Corporate Fight Night is a black tie charity boxing show
where mild mannered businessmen and women step into the
ring for one incredible night of sheer guts and
determination, and all for a great cause. You can find
more details on the website at
atlantacorporatefightnight.com, though the site is still
under construction. If any of those great female
trainers out there have a white collar boxer who would
like to box on my show, please drop me a line from the
website. My amateurs are very active and recently won
national and state championships, and my undefeated pro
fights in August and September. I am also working with
Ljeoma Egbunine, as she has become a successful promoter
in Atlanta, in assisting her with her shows. She plans
to begin an all-female boxing series that I'm very
excited to be a part of.
I blog a lot of my activity, so if anyone cares to check
it out there is a link from my website to my blog at
terrimoss.com. You can also see some of my fighters and
female clients on my site. I've been on a mission since
2002, first to become a world champion, second to
further the cause for women's boxing, so that's where
you'll find me, always between the ropes.
I've attached a few pics with some of the females I've
worked with and one with Barbara Buttrick, my hero.
Terri Moss Poses with one of
the most famous
Past female boxers, Barbara Buttrick
Thanks again, Sue. I really appreciate the opportunity
to share what I'm doing. Terri Moss
More to come--we have a lot of
updates to post! For women boxers who would like to be
featured in this series, email