“Like a Man”: Facing Adversity
Her gaze fixed on her opponent’s shoulder line, Naima responds to the slightest hint of movement, prefiguring the form of the attack. She reacts instantly with a brief feint that lets Carlo’s straight whiz by within millimeters of her face, as she counters with a rapid punch sequence, aimed first at his body, and then his head. Thanks to his experience at defense, Carlo manages to block most of these blows, though a few reach their target. Without flinching, he bears the brunt of the young woman’s energy. Her technical skill and toughness make her a boxer who is both talented and respected.