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December 14, 2012

The CutGirl

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The first time Swayze Valentine saw a professional fight, she wanted to be part of it. She tells Phoebe Judge that the only way in, for a woman, was to become a ring girl who dressed up and held the signs announcing the rounds. As a ring girl, Swayze watched the "cutmen" treat the wounds of fighters, and started learning those skills. Now she's one of the first "cutgirls" in boxing.

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