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This minister can preach virtues of boxing — and practice them
This minister can preach virtues of boxing — and practice them

With her snowman's smile and twinkling eyes, Ann Schranz may not be everybody's mental montage of a boxer. For one thing, she's 58, a little on the north end of the sweet science. And her guns? Not loaded. Her long arms are toned, not ripped. They'll never make anyone forget Mike Tyson (much as we'd like to). But her opponents never had a prayer. Because Schranz is a minister. And even if you're fed up with athletes who credit the Almighty for their success — as if he sits around like some sort of bookie handicapping outcomes — you have to wonder if this punching pastor at least packs a spiritual edge. Like author Joyce Carol Oates, she wonders...

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