Dawn Gibson gets blood wiped from her face after taking a shot to the face that bloodied her nose. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

VIDEO: Fighting for the first time

Reporter Dawn Gibson steps into the boxing ring to compete in a real fight for the first time

Dawn Gibson had never thrown a punch before.

That changed in December of last year when she began training in preparation for the first physical fight of her life. Watch the mini documentary video as we followed Gibson on fight day as she prepared to face off against American Marisa Lai at the West Coast Wonder Women card in Sooke.

RELATED: Reporter reflects on training for boxing challenge.

BELOW: See the photo gallery of Gibson’s fight night as she prepares to step into the ring at the Sooke Community Hall.

arnold.lim@blackpress.ca

 

8:10 a.m. - It’s the day of the fight and Dawn Gibson packs her boxing gear in the morning as she prepares to step into the ring for the first time. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

9:11 a.m. - Takes a moment to herself before weighing in for her 57kg fight against American boxer Marisa Lai. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

9:27 a.m. - Dawn Gibson steps onto the scale, weighing in at 55 kilograms. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

9:36 a.m. - Dawn Gibson gets a medical check up after weighing in to ensure she is medically fit to fight. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

11:17 a.m. - Dawn Gibson gets her hair braided in preparation for her fight at approximately 6p.m. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

1:16 p.m. - Dawn Gibson nervously plays with her feet as she patiently awaits her fight. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

2:53 p.m. - Dawn Gibson has her head in her arms three hours from fight time. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

5:50 p..m. - Dawn Gibson wraps her hands before for she steps into the basement to warm up with less than 30 minutes to go before her fight. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

5:51 p.m. - Hands wrapped, Dawn Gibson is changed and ready to head into the warm up area to loosen up before her fight. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

6:02 p.m. - Dawn Gibson skips rope to work up a sweat as she awaits the announcer to call her up to fight. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

6:16 p.m. - Dawn Gibson is warmed up and ready to put on her headgear before heading out to the ring to fight. It’s fight time. Watch the full mini-documentary on the fight above. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Just Posted

BC Hockey to improve concussion care for players

BC Hockey has partnered with HeadCheck Health Inc. to establish standardization, and… Continue reading

Nanoose farm hopes to be more agriculturally transparent

Goal is to have new barn open to the public by spring of 2019

Teens premier Beauty and Beast Jr. Aug. 16 in Qualicum Beach

Outgoing and up-and-coming actors detail benefits of teen program

Drug-busted building in Parksville declared a ‘nuisance property’

RCMP has attended 354 Island Hwy. West 86 times since 2007

UPDATE: 5 injured in plane crash following Abbotsford International Airshow

One in critical condition in incident involving vintage plane

Average Canadian family spends 43% of income on taxes: study

Fraser Institute’s consumer report shows taxes accounting for larger chunk of income each year

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Four-hour ferry delay on Buckley Bay-Denman Island route

BC Ferries reported the cable ferry is experiencing issues with the head shieve.

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

Most Read