By Nancy Covert
The SHS sophomore earned the iconic “golden gloves” boxing honor recently during a two minute, four-round match.
“It seemed like a long time,” she said about the match
“But it’s fun!” she says, adding that she has “a mean right hook!”
With all the sports’ programs available for youths these days, what attracted her about boxing?
Seeing the film, “Million Dollar Baby” inspired her to investigate the sport, she says. Her mom and dad support her choice, she adds. So does her brother, Brandon, who also boxes “but just for fun.”
The “golden gloves” award was just the start for Korri, who’s preparing for a match in Portland in early March. She’s aiming for a berth at the national boxing competition set for Las Vegas this coming summer.
Although Korri says that the “Rocky” movies are some of her favorites, she definitely has no desire to follow “Rocky Balboa’s habit of drinking a glass of milk with a raw egg added to it!” The first time she drank the distinctive blend, “it made me gag!”
Her choice of “healthy food” is a slice of pepperoni pizza that she’s munching while she talks about her daily SHS routine.
After school‚Äîshe especially enjoys History and Algebra classes, she interjects‚Äîshe heads off to DuPont where she’s a junior custodian at Chloe Clark Elementary School. When her shift ends, it’s off to sparring practices with about 30-40 other future boxers at the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma.
Her “road” may be one of those “roads less traveled”, but she’s begun the journey and plans to be ready when she steps into the ring.