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A fighting spirit

Maureen Shea is the ring leader

Originally Published: November 3, 2011
By Hannah Storm/Brainstormin Productions

In the world of female boxing, Maureen "Moe" Shea stands out as a force to be reckoned with. Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., to a strict Irish father and Mexican mother, Shea, now 30, early on learned the value of self-defense. After surviving an abusive relationship while in her teens, she turned to boxing as an emotional outlet and as a method of protecting herself. Her first fight in the ring resulted in a hard blow to her face -- but rather than cause her to rethink her commitment ...

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