Maureen Shea Evinces Power of Boxing on MTV
By Dan Horgan (Jan 9, 2008) Doghouse Boxing 
As boxing continues its tremendous upswing, bringing in new fans to the sport – particularly young ones – will be key to keeping the momentum alive. Thanks to pro featherweight boxer Maureen Shea, who recently appeared as a coach on MTV's 'Made', boxing will receive new fans.

Shea mentored an eighteen year old ballerina from Tennessee who wanted to lace up the gloves and fight. According to the girl, the goal of the fighting endeavor was to develop independence and mental toughness before
she went off to college. With the help of Shea, she did just that.

Shea pulled no punches with her apprentice, making it obvious that the life of a fighter was no walk in the park. Although weary and scared in the ring at first, the girl soon became a fierce competitor who through a barrage of punches in her amateur fight, highlighted by MTV.

Shea should be delighted for showing the girl – ad the MTV viewing public – the remendous power of the fight game.

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