Tiara walks her beat in the 6th District in Southeast DC.
Tiara spars against a teammate in an exhibition fight during the Metropolitan Police Dept.’s National Night Out, an event that promotes police-community bonding.
Coach Jeff helps Tiara stretch before her professional debut fight.
Tiara looks on as her teammate fights at the Howard Theatre in downtown DC, the same night she had her second knockout win as a pro fighter.
Tiara spars against a HeadBangers team member.
Tiara yells to supporters after winning her second fight by knockout at the Howard Theatre in DC. She holds a 3-0 record, and lacks opportunities to fight due to her opponents backing down.
Tiara's coach spread vaseline on her face before her first professional fight.
Tiara receives a blessing from Pastor Reginald Woodard during Sunday mass held at the Black Box Theatre in Maryland.
Tiara balances ten-hour shifts during the day and five-hour training sessions at night, leaving her little time for much else.
Tiara prays before her fight marking her professional debut as a fighter on September 30, 2016. She is a devoted Christian, and her religion is present in every aspect of her life.
Tiara's brother Jermaine Thomas was murdered in 2010. She became a U.S. Marshal and is now a patrol officer in Southeast D.C. "Crime is everywhere. The world we live in is just so tainted for the youth. I want to make a difference and clean the streets up."
Tiara talks to residents as she walks her beat in the 6th District in Southeast DC.
Tiara responds to a missing person report while on her beat in the 6th District.
Tiara talks with young HeadBangers teammates during the Metropolitan Police Dept.’s National Night Out, an event that promotes police-community bonding.
Tiara gets her hair braided at home, days before a fight at the Howard Theatre.
Tiara warms up with coach Patrick "Boogie" Harris at the Howard Theatre in downtown DC, before her third pro fight.
Tiara makes her way into the ring at the Howard Theatre, where she won by knockout in the second round, maintaining a 3-0 record.
Tiara trains on a hot summer night. In 2012 she became the third U.S. boxer, male or female, to win a world title, a status she maintained until 2014, when she came home with a bronze medal.
Tiara walks outside the Bald Eagle Recreation Center, where the HeadBangers train every day.