What’s up with this?
So what’s up with this: “Female boxer shot before fight” !?!
The AP wire had it this way, “German female boxer Rola El-Halabi‘s career is in doubt after she was shot by her stepfather and former manager before a title fight on Friday. The undefeated 25-year-old was preparing to fight Irma Balijagic Adler of Bosnia for the vacant IBF lightweight title, when the 44-year-old man entered her dressing room and shot her in the hand, knee and foot.” (link here & link here) Also shot were two security guards both of whom are expected to make a full recovery. Rola El-Halabi had reportedly ended her stepfather’s role as her manager back in January.
As WBAN points out, this is the second shooting of a female boxer, following on the horrific assault Christy Martin endured late last year. (link here)
Am I missing something here? I know people get shot, but this is really too much.
Girlboxing sends heart-felt wishes to Rola El-Halabi for a swift and full recovery.
Here’s a great video of Rola El-Halabi and Mia St. John from last year. This is really tragic.