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The lessons in Christy Martin's return

She will fight for more than just herself when she puts on the gloves again in March

Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Many athletes struggle to embrace social responsibility. Not every athlete is qualified to be the face of a cause. Certainly, not every athlete wants to be.

Christy Martin always has considered herself a reluctant role model. In Martin's mind, a role model is a parent or a teacher, someone who willingly accepts the heroic challenge of shaping people's lives.

Martin just wanted to fight.

But as much as she wanted to be just a boxer -- albeit the most famous female ...

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