Round 1

An Unlikely Beginning 


About the BWF

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5


Sam's career had an unremarkable beginning. She showed the same hesitation that many first time fighters experience, although in her case it almost cost her the match. 

 Her opponent was  Sleepy Steve (pictured at right), a regular in the bantamweight fights along the Lower East Side circuit.  Like many first time fighters, Sam was at first unwilling to do violence to a child, which is where Steve found his opening.   

 Sam's hesitation resulted in a slight limp that she keeps to this day, as Steve horribly gummed her Achilles Tendon.  But Steve would never fight again, and only walks with the aid of a  baby walker.