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Human Parts

Ask Me About My Weight—But Only When I’m in the Ring

As a woman who boxes, cutting my weight comes with a lot of emotional baggage

Illustration: Claire Merchlinsky

II was dehydrated, hungry and grumpy, and trying to get my bath water as hot as possible. Someone told me I could create sauna-like conditions in my bathroom if I thwacked the heating up and ran the hottest bath imaginable. Eventually, I managed to…




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Elena Cresci

Elena Cresci

Journalist who sews and punches things in her spare time. Not at the same time, though.

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