Sports
8:23 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Meet The Broward Girl Who's Defying Stereotypes By Boxing

Chasity Martin hopes to make the US Olympic team.
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.”

You can read the full story at the miamiherald.com