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(AUG 12) In Austin, Texas, on August 11, 2003, ribbon-cutting, cake eating, sparring, and celebrating were the events of the day at the new Ann Wolfe Boxing Gym in Austin, Texas.  This weekend about 100 guests showed up to support and congratulate Super Middle Weight World Champion Ann Wolfe on her new business. 

Ann's manager and promoter Brian Pardo stepped into the 20'x 20' boxing ring to welcome the packed house.  He then talked about what Ann had to overcome in order to become the true champion that she is.

Looking very fit and ready for her upcoming fight with Valerie Mahfood, Ann Wolfe got in the ring and spoke about her business and what she plans to accomplish in the future.  Ann says the gym's mission is to help get intercity kids off the streets and into a safe place to workout.  She also thanked Brian and her trainer,Pops, for helping her reach her goals.  She said, "I wouldn't have achieved the things I've achieved if it hadn't been for you."

The speeches were followed by a Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Austin Chamber of Commerce as well as cutting the cake.  Guests were then treated to several different sparring bouts by young boxers ranging in all different ages to show the skills they have developed since they started working out at the gym. 

The Ann Wolfe Boxing Gym is located off I-35 in Northeast Austin and is open 6 days a week.

And for those of you who are wondering... Ann Wolfe and Valerie Mahfood will be the first televised fight on the PPV undercard of the Laila Ali/Christy Martin fight on August 23rd


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