Saturday, April 3, 2010

Punch Love

In one of the more unlikely love stories, we find a father, daughter and boxing. It was explored in detail a few years ago as A Surprise in the Ring in the Los Angeles Times by Kurt Streeter. A former gang banging, heroin shooting, ex-felon Joe has a bond with his third-child baby girl that blooms into an extraordinary partnership in the ring. Now, potential 2012 Olympian Seniesa Estrada, on the verge of turning pro, has joined her father in telling their story, "My Daughter the Boxer," for Story Corps. At eight she wanted to box; at 17 she's on her way to being a media star in so many ways because of the natural love between father and daughter.

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