Mary Spencer and her “children”

It’s June 21. Day of the summer solstice. Sunday. It is also National Indigenous Peoples Day. So was the celebration of the solidarity of the First Nations people for the boxer Mary Spencer.

I was a million miles away thinking I was queuing up for an article on Aboriginal summer solstice celebrations on my way to Mark Ramsay’s gym.

There was Eric Bazinian, Stephen Butler, Artem Oganesyan and especially Ramsay, the little-eyed and clumsy, who returned from New York with a lot of stories in his bag.

But when I started chatting with Mary Spencer, everything changed for the worse. Publication day, the story and above all, she, this tall, beautiful, sensitive and determined woman, everything fell into place.


You should know that the bureaucrats who correct my records know that I have a knack for writing names badly. It must be a form of dyslexia. But here, I broke my own record. Written by Mary Spencer’s own wife. So, from the age of two, Mary found herself in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, an aboriginal community in Northern Ontario. His father, the proud Ojibwa of Cape Crocker First Nation, and his native Chicago mother lived there for several years. Mary was raised in the spirit of the First Nations.

She stands with children from the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario.

Image courtesy of Mary Spencer

She stands with children from the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario.

Then the family moved to the city. And Mary discovered boxing.

“Boxing shaped me. I learned that I can have a terrible day at school and be unhappy at night and be very happy the next thanks to boxing.”

His brilliant career at the Olympics, Pan American Games and World Championships, and his epic rivalry with Ariane Fortin, has been a life full of exploits and successes.

But in 2010, I found out what boxer Kent Brown was doing in Cross Lake, 10 hours north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She inquired and visited and saw the success of her work with indigenous youth. She began to become so involved that she received many honors for her work and dedication to Aboriginal causes.

Cashchuan, Happy Cash

Then in 2016, she found herself in Cashchuan, Northern Ontario. It is a Cree community. She was offered a teaching position.

“Then one day, with my own equipment, gloves and stuff, I started introducing the kids to boxing. It was like a revelation,” she says.

Of course, the kids discovered boxing. But they were discovering sports. The competition. Above all, a sense of discipline and commitment. Mary told them that when she was ten or eleven years old, she wanted basketball shoes. She dreamed of these $120 shoes. For weeks, she’d been picking up empty bottles so she could buy her shoes. Later, as a teenager, she participated in the Native Games in the United States… in Basketball.

Therefore, with determination and hard work, great things can be achieved.

make a ring

Mary Spencer, by virtue of her persuasion, managed to build a boxing ring in an abandoned room. then the old coaches Send him used equipment.

But the children’s results touched my heart. I lived in Cache for two years. I’ve seen children develop. These were great moments in my life. It was those years at Cash that inspired me to turn professional and reclaim my career. I wanted to set an example, and all those hours I spent in the ring had kindled the flame again,” she says.

Today, Marie is married to Quebec. His professional and personal life takes up a lot of his time. But she follows the progress of her young children in Kash. She talks to them, analyzes their performance in training and tells them about her adventures with the professionals.

In perpetual harmony with the spirit of the First Nations…

and Marie-Yves Decker

After her training, she became a speed and strength machine, we talked about Marie-Yves Dekare with her trainer Ian McKillop and Anson Wainwright, a British journalist from Ring MagazineI landed at the gym for a Thursday party.

Mary was very careful not to hurt anyone. But the consensus among the other participants in the conversation was clear.

Mary Yves Decayer Will Push Herself As Far As Possible From Mary Spencer…

note. The Christmas holiday has replaced an ancient pagan holiday that celebrates December 21, the winter solstice. So, since it’s pagan, we can celebrate it without offending Valerie Blunt.

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