Christy Martin through the years

Women's lightweight boxer, Christy Martin, of Orlando, Fla., displays her World Women's Boxing Association lightweight championship belt and a statue of herself her aunt made as she stands outside her home Sunday, Oct. 22, l995. Martin, who was a school teacher after graduating with a BS in education from Concord College in Athens, W.V., says she got into boxing to fill the void of college and being a basketball player. "I love the excitement of the crowd," says Martin. I like being the positive figurerather than the villian."
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