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Julianna Mcallister knocking out stereotypes

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Mcallister works the heavy bag at Wolf Den Boxing gym in Stroudsburg. Photo provided by Wolf Den Gym.

Julianna Mcallister, 10, is a female boxer at Wolf Den Boxing on Main Street and only one of three in the entire gym.

She started boxing one year ago and fell in love almost immediately, stating “I knew I loved boxing because of my interest in watching boxing.” Mcallister plans to compete at Golden Gloves, a national tournament specially made for amateur boxers in which winners are awarded a belt, a ring, and the title of national champion. “Being in nationals would be an amazing opportunity and would put my name out there as a boxer. “But not only influence other girls to try boxing and step out of their comfort zone,” Mcallister explained when asked why Golden Gloves is so important to her. She is the only female boxer of her rank at Wolf Den and would love to inspire young girls to join.

Boxing and other martial arts can teach valuable life lessons.  Mcallister said,  “With boxing, it is the mentality of kill or get killed. Some people would not hesitate to hurt me, so as a boxer, I have to stand my ground. I learned how to be strong as an individual. I also learned to be patient with myself, I always wanted to be better than everyone so fast. I acknowledge that progress takes patience and no one is going to be a pro at something overnight.”

Boxing is a positive outlet for Mcallister both mentally and physically.  “Six hours in the gym every day throughout the summer; knowing that as a female I can handle myself, it’s built up my confidence as a person.”

Mcallister also sparred against pro fighters Edwin de los Santos, who has 16 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, and against Yohan Vasquez, who has 25 wins, 5 losses, and 0 draws.

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