Meet The Broward Girl Who's Defying Stereotypes By Boxing

Aug 15, 2014

Chasity Martin hopes to make the US Olympic team.
Credit Charles Trainor Jr. / Miami Herald

Stacey McKinley has trained some of boxing’s top fighters, from Ray Mercer to Mike Tyson.

But it is a 17-year-old Broward high school girl — his first time training a female — that has him pumped up and brought him back to the amateur ring. Chasity Martin is ranked the No. 1 youth female boxer in Florida, and No. 3 in the country. She’s vying for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympics boxing team.

“I’m old school. I didn’t believe women should be in the ring fighting,” he said. “But when I saw how badly she wanted it and how had she worked, I decided to give her a shot and see what she was made of.”

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