Tashara Van Alstyne, Boxer Set To Reach Olympic Goal
Written by Karolyn Hairston on September 5, 2023
Beginning on September 9, Van Alstyne, a former mixed martial arts competitor, will compete in Pueblo, Colorado in the last national qualifying event before the Olympic trials.
“The difference between me and these young ladies [competitors] is that I am more mature and a little bit wiser,” said Van Alstyne. Coach Big Lion compares her style to that of the late Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker. “She’s definitely a defensive boxer and we all know that defense wins games,” said Big Lion.
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