Tiara walks her beat in Southeast D.C. 

Tiara walks her beat in Southeast D.C. 

  Tiara gears up for a sparring session. She trains with the HeadBangers, an all-male boxing team. "As a woman, they say you have to go the extra mile. As a woman in a male-dominant sport, you have to go the extra ten miles," she said.

Tiara gears up for a sparring session. She trains with the HeadBangers, an all-male boxing team. "As a woman, they say you have to go the extra mile. As a woman in a male-dominant sport, you have to go the extra ten miles," she said.

  Coach Jeff helps Tiara stretch before her professional debut fight. 

Coach Jeff helps Tiara stretch before her professional debut fight. 

  Tiara spars against a HeadBangers team member. 

Tiara spars against a HeadBangers team member. 

 Tiara hugs her coach Barry Hunter after winning her pro debut fight by knockout just after the first minute, against her rival Khadija Sanders (right) at the Sphinx Club on September 30.

Tiara hugs her coach Barry Hunter after winning her pro debut fight by knockout just after the first minute, against her rival Khadija Sanders (right) at the Sphinx Club on September 30.

  Tiara's coach spread vaseline on her face before her first professional fight.

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 receives a blessing from Pastor Reginald Woodard during Sunday mass held at the Black Box Theatre in Maryland.

  Tiara gathers the team in a circle to pray before her fight that marks her professional debut on September 30.

Tiara gathers the team in a circle to pray before her fight that marks her professional debut on September 30.

  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 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.

 Tiara walks outside the Bald Eagle Recreation Center, where the HeadBangers train every day.

  Tiara prays before her fight marking her professional debut as a fighter on September 30. She is a devoted Christian, and her religion is present in every aspect of her life. 

Tiara prays before her fight marking her professional debut as a fighter on September 30. She is a devoted Christian, and her religion is present in every aspect of her life. 

  Tiara's brother was murdered in 2010. She became a U.S. Marshal and now works as 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's brother was murdered in 2010. She became a U.S. Marshal and now works as 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 walks her beat in Southeast D.C. 
  Tiara gears up for a sparring session. She trains with the HeadBangers, an all-male boxing team. "As a woman, they say you have to go the extra mile. As a woman in a male-dominant sport, you have to go the extra ten miles," she said.
  Coach Jeff helps Tiara stretch before her professional debut fight. 
  Tiara spars against a HeadBangers team member. 
 Tiara hugs her coach Barry Hunter after winning her pro debut fight by knockout just after the first minute, against her rival Khadija Sanders (right) at the Sphinx Club on September 30.
  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 gathers the team in a circle to pray before her fight that marks her professional debut on September 30.
  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.
  Tiara prays before her fight marking her professional debut as a fighter on September 30. She is a devoted Christian, and her religion is present in every aspect of her life. 
  Tiara's brother was murdered in 2010. She became a U.S. Marshal and now works as 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 walks her beat in Southeast D.C. 

Tiara gears up for a sparring session. She trains with the HeadBangers, an all-male boxing team. "As a woman, they say you have to go the extra mile. As a woman in a male-dominant sport, you have to go the extra ten miles," she said.

Coach Jeff helps Tiara stretch before her professional debut fight. 

Tiara spars against a HeadBangers team member. 

Tiara hugs her coach Barry Hunter after winning her pro debut fight by knockout just after the first minute, against her rival Khadija Sanders (right) at the Sphinx Club on September 30.

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 gathers the team in a circle to pray before her fight that marks her professional debut on September 30.

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.

Tiara prays before her fight marking her professional debut as a fighter on September 30. She is a devoted Christian, and her religion is present in every aspect of her life. 

Tiara's brother was murdered in 2010. She became a U.S. Marshal and now works as 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." 

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