Women's boxing champion celebrates Dad

June, 17, 2012
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Father's Day is for daughters, too -- just ask current WBO women's bantamweight champion Kaliesha West. Also known as "Wild Wild," West credits one main man in her rise in the female boxing ranks -- father Juan West, who serves as her trainer and manager.

So on this special day, West shares with us the video above, a feature produced by Trans World Sport in the U.K., and these photos from the talented young boxer's Facebook page.



West, her father and her brother as a youngster.



West and Dad before a fight.



West and her father after she first claimed the WBO title at Staples Center in Sept. 2010.

Patrick Dorsey works for SportsNation. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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