Maeva Paolini is a second-year graduate student, earning a master’s degree in international business. Paolini has had to face many challenges in moving from France to Florida. Now, as a boxer, she uses that same drive and dedication to gain the advantage over her opponents.
Unsportsmanship like conduct is not something new and we have all witnessed it in one way or another. Whether it was the steroid scandals in the 90’s and early 2000’s of Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds; Tanya Harding’s assault on Nancy Kerrigan; Tyson’s “Chomp” of Evander Holyfield’s ear; Rosie Ruiz’s victory of the Boston Marathon; or Antonio Margarito’s “plaster-like” wraps under his boxing gloves, these examples of the lack of sportsmanship give their respective sports a black eye and set a horrible example for youth.
Amateur boxer and freshman business administration major Steve Geffrard wants to make it to the top rung of the boxing ring. He’s well on his way to getting there.