Author: Barbie Ortiz

Barbara Ortiz became a fan of boxing from a young age. Her family would always watch the big PPV fights with Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and more recently Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. Though boxing was already an interest of hers, it wasn’t until about 3 years ago when she really became emotional invested in the sport. Barbie moved in with Lily and was introduced to a whole other world she didn’t even know existed. She began to learn about other boxers who weren’t big names but were still fun to watch. Lily approached Barbie with the idea of Xicana Boxing as something they could do together as a way to bond and be closer to the sport, yet soon became immensely consumed and invested with the project as well as the fun they were having. Xicana Boxing is now a new chapter of their lives beginning to unfold. The rest is history in the making.