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Actress Rosie Perez, The First Lady of Boxing, Wants to Promote Female Boxers

 

As a famous actress, known for movies like “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Do the Right Thing,” Rosie Perez has enjoyed her share of Hollywood soirees. She also gets to hobnob with the political elite in her role as an activist, as she did at last week’s Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

So when Perez explains that her ideal evening is spent ringside, surrounded by raucous boxing fans, remember that she has some pretty glamorous alternatives.

“There’s no stuck-up pretense going around,” Perez said Saturday, before watching Errol Spence Jr., a rising welterweight, score a knockout win over Long Island favorite Chris Algieri at Barclays Center. “Everyone here is here for one thing: to have a good fight.”

Perez has suggested that a major network should organize a tournament among the top female fighters as a way to promote women’s boxing.

Read the rest of this article by Alex Raskin at Wall Street Journal.

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