(JULY 16) “Cheyenne ‘White
Chocolate’ Caulder" the announcer screamed out my fighting name.
I could hear people screaming for me from all sides of the ring.
It was hard to believe but I was finally here, it was time for
my very first fight, which happened to be my most defining
Me and my opponent met in the middle of the ring and tapped
gloves, and then backed into our corners. As soon as the bell
rang the past months ran through my head and the hard work that
lead up to this very moment, and as smooth as could be, my jab
snapped out and connected! The fight was on!
As the round ended I danced back into my corner, pumped and full
of adrenaline, I listened to my trainer, Dominic Robinson-Neal,
tell me what I needed to look out for and what I needed to do.
Once again the bell rang and I was back to punching, blocking
and dancing around the ring. I could hear my trainer screaming
things out to me, but that's all I could hear. I had blocked out
everything else, all other distractions. I was in the zone!
Once again I was back in my corner and ready for my victory
round! I remember thinking there was no way I was gonna let my
opponent walk away from this fight even thinking she had come
close to winning, so I got in there a gave it all I had! The
round seemed to last only a couple of seconds and then it was
over. I walked over and high-fived my trainer, as he took off
all my gear. I went to the middle of the ring and waited for the
ref to raise my hand. In that moment, while my hand was in the
air, I thought back to the very beginning when my first amazing
trainer Billy Stanick got me started and then when another
amazing trainer, Dominic Robinson-Neal, took over and took me to
where I am today. But, most importantly, I thought of my Dad and
how without him absolutely none of this would have ever
That night in the ring was my
defining moment, because it showed me in life you can get no
where without hard work and dedication and the love and support
of your friends and family. So, don't ever shut them out.
Without hard work and the love and support you wouldn't come
close to where you want to be in life.
--- I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for their nonstop love
and support. Without them I could not have done this. I would
like to thank my trainers for pushing me so far even when I
wanted to just sit down and take a break. And, I would also like
to thank my friends and family for their support.
from WBAN: We would like to thank Cheyenne for
sharing her unique behind the scenes story about her
first experience in the ring as an amateur.
Cheyenne was just 15 years old when she had her first
fight on February 4, 2012, at the White Rock Boxing Gym.
She followed with a rematch with the same girl on June
16, 2012 and won by TKO (1:21 seconds)in the first
round. She also fought in the Georgia Games in 2012 as
well and won a bronze medal. Cheyenne will be fighting
in the Georgia Games this weekend and then she is going
to start nursing school in the fall. At the age of 17,
she is set to graduate in August of this year - a full
year early from Lexington High School. Outside the ring,
she was featured in the documentary done by Laura
Valtora on White Rock Boxing.