Spotlight! – Doris “La Leona” Picazo

Doris1_Aug2013This past Saturday, August 31st marked a great day of boxing as the 3rd annual “Beautiful Brawlers” all female amateur boxing show took place in Redwood City at the Sports House Indoor Sports and Grill. From the first bell to the last, it was an electric day of boxing full of excitement as these talented females put it all on the line for a chance to win the “Beautiful Brawlers” title. It was a great opportunity for the girls to showcase their talent to everyone, especially to some of the world champions that were in attendance like Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight and Melissa “Mighty” McMorrow.

Our own Doris Martinez Picazo competed against Arpita Sinha from San Jose PAL. Both girls were debuting, and it turned out to be a great bout, testing both their endurance and their grit. Doris kept landing body shots and great over-hand rights which woke up the crowd just as much as Arpita’s speed and combination punches. After three good competitive rounds, the bout came to an end as both girls left it all in the ring—and in the hands of the judges. They did a tremendous job and both deserved to win, but there could only be one champion. After tense moments for both corners awaiting the official decision, a winner was finally announced. This time around, Arpita did enough to convince the judges to rule the decision in her favor.

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Although Doris was unable to get the decision, she still came out victorious since it was a great learning experience for her. “I’m blessed to have an opportunity to put my name out there and show them what I’m all about” says Doris on a Facebook picture, where she poses for the cameras in the ring along with her opponent. Doris and Arpita are most likely to have a re-match at our 5th annual Harvest Rumble boxing show, taking place on October 12, 2013. Stay tuned for this entertaining match-up and exciting card, put together by The Salvation Army’s Double Punches Boxing Club.

Written by Pedro “El Lobo” Madriz

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