Jodie Esquibel - World Ranked Professional Boxer
By John Fullilove, jacksons.tv
jacksons.tv: Can you describe you background athletically before you starting training?
Jodie Esquibel: I started training when I was 14 years old. My first fight was when I was 15 years old. It’s a funny story prior to starting fighting. I did drill team and dance stuff. I never had any intentions of fighting. I just wanted to stay in shape. After about 9 months of being with Wink I tried my first amateur fight and the rest is history.
jacksons.tv: Coming from dance and doing dance competitions were you in good shape for training?
Jodie Esquibel: I did do dance competitions. I thought I was in good shape. But coming to a sport like this nothing compares to it. I was in decent shape but nothing close to fighting shape, no way.
jacksons.tv: Can you explain your intentions why you started training?
Jodie Esquibel: My intentions weren’t to fight. I never thought I would want get in the ring and punch people. More and more after conditioning, classes, getting in shape cardio wise and getting used to getting hit you become to love it more and more. After my first fight I knew this was it.