Anissa Zamarron: The Ringside Boxing Show at Resistencia Books

Dec 15 2012 7:00 pm

Red Salmon Arts

presents

a plática and book signing

with

special guest

Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron

co-author

of 

Boxing Shadows

 

Anissa Zamarron    The Ringside Boxing Show

 

7pm Saturday December 15, 2012

Resistencia Bookstore:
a liberated space for independent thinking, community building, and creative & revolutionary vision
casa de Red Salmon Arts
1801-A South First St., Austin, Tejaztlan:  512-416-8885

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Boxing Shadows is W.K. Stratton's exceptionally honest account of Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron's life. The two-time world champion boxer describes how her long-time mental illnesses and self-destructive habits reappeared as an adult when boxing alone wasn't able to keep them away. The gruesome descriptions of self-mutilation and drug addictions read like pages from Zamarron's diary, painful and truthful, including her account of the 18 months she spent tied to a bed in a corrupt (and now closed) for-profit mental hospital. Boxing allowed her to use her aggression in the ring, keeping her safe from losing control in real life. Despite the odds, Zamarron excelled in boxing, fighting in more than 30 professional fights and more 10-round fights than any woman before her.

 

Zamarron collaborated with Stratton in telling her story to show young women, especially Latinas, that they can achieve goals that often seem unattainable. Zamarron is a two-time world champion flyweight boxer whose professional career spanned 1995-2007. She has never been knocked out in a professional fight.

 

 

 

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