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Amanda Pavone: From hitting mitts in a Southie dive bar to championship gold

Unbeaten boxer Amanda Pavone discusses her most recent fight, a majority decision victory over Marcia Agripino at CES Boxing last month, capturing the USA New England Super Bantamweight title.

In this in-depth interview, “Hands of Stone” talks about how her career began watching an episode of “24/7” and going to a dive bar in South Boston — with a little help from Jack Daniels — and hitting mitts, training and falling in love with the sport, giving up her career as a chef to go all-in on boxing, her incredible amateur run, the 2016 Olympic trials, the politics behind amateur boxing, turning professional, her fight with Sarah Click on St. Patrick’s Day in 2018 which gave her a lot of notoriety, her relationship with Shelly Vincent, fighting for CES Boxing, capturing her first professional championship, the state of women’s boxing, her goal of capturing a world championship and much more.

Pavone is looking to stay as active as possible in 2019 as she continues on her road to accomplishing her dream. If you want to get a look at what it’s like to be a boxer going all-in — including the ups, downs, triumphs, trials and tribulations, then check out this exclusive interview with one of the top prospects in women’s boxing in the video above.