(JAN 18) WBAN just viewed
the first episode of Boxer Chicks on Vimeo, produced by Tomorrow
Pictures TV [tomorrowpictures.tv], that has produced a series on
female boxing. We thoroughly enjoyed the first episode and
have embedded the video on WBAN.
In the first episode Terri Moss talks about the inherent social
bias of being a female fighter. For many female and fighter are
two words that don't go together, for Terri that is the meaning
Background of Moss:
For Terri "The Boss" Moss boxing didn't come into her life until
a girlfriend who was going through a divorce - and wanted to
take out some of her frustrations on a punching bag - suggested
that Terri tag along to a gym for one of her boxing workouts. "I
was just starting to train for my first triathlon and had only
completed a half-triathlon prior to this. She begged me to come
along and I finally agreed, but told her she was an idiot. I
said, ‘Do I look like I want to get my face beat in?’ But I went
anyway. That’s when everything changed," says Moss. "Here I was,
what I thought was a pretty good athlete. I mean, when I was in
the gym, people would come up to me and ask if I was an
instructor because I was in really good shape. But you know, I
couldn’t hit those pads for one minute without getting winded. I
was totally impressed. There was something to this sport, and I
wanted to know what it was."
During her career Moss fought for five world titles in three
weight divisions. On May 10, 2007 she won the WIBF Strawweight
World Title, and the WIBA mini flyweight Intercontinental Title
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, against Stephanie Dobbs. Moss was 41 years
old, and Dobbs only 28, two years older than Moss' own daughter.
After two failed attempts to arrange a title defense, Moss
retired without a defense one year later on May 10, 2008. She
retired in Atlanta, Georgia as a full time boxing trainer and
personal trainer for women in an all-female boxing program at
Decatur Boxing Club in Decatur, GA. Moss trains competing
amateur and professional boxers, conducts boxing fitness
programs, and is a personal trainer and author. [copyrights of
background/Tomorrow Pictures TV].
Terri is now in the center of the ring for the Fr3deR1cK
directed Tomorrow Pictures.TV web series "Boxing Chicks."