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Gevvy gets in the ring

Nike field reporter Gevrina Seferaj recently caught up with U.S. taekwondo athletes Nia Abdallah and Charlotte Craig and U.S. boxer Marlen Esparza to chat about their training regimens and the mental preparations needed to fight.

Updated: April 15, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
By Gevrina Seferaj

Gevrina Seferaj works as the "Nike Field Reporter," a position that has her travelling the globe to report on and interview some of the world's best female athletes.

When I was in Portland for a campaign called "Voice of the Athlete," hosted by professional softball player Jessica Mendoza, I met three female fighters who were extremely intimidating but also sweet as pie. Two were U.S. taekwondo fighters and the other was a U.S. boxer with a lot of heart.

Meeting them ...

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