Pacific Beach resident making waves in the female boxing world
by Kendra Hartmann
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Boxer Danyelle Wolf has been making waves on the boxing scene with her quick rise in the ranks. She is now a member of Team USA and an Olympic hopeful for Brazil in 2016. 	Courtesy photo
Boxer Danyelle Wolf has been making waves on the boxing scene with her quick rise in the ranks. She is now a member of Team USA and an Olympic hopeful for Brazil in 2016. Courtesy photo
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Local female boxer Danyelle Wolf — whose meteoric rise in the boxing world was featured in the Beach & Bay Press on

May 12, 2011 — gave us an update on her recent accomplishments and her ongoing goal to make it to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

When we last spoke, Wolf had only been seriously boxing for a couple years but was gaining a reputation on the female boxing circuit as a major contender. Her reputation, however, worked against her as other boxers refused to fight her, especially after they would see her 6-foot frame and strong physique. At the time, she had only been able to schedule four fights — all of which she had won.

Things have turned around, however, Wolf said. She recently returned from Venezuela, where she won the welterweight division at the Continental Championships, which featured top female athletes from North, Central and South America. Before that, she won her division at the USA Boxing National Championships and was invited to join Team USA. She has been visiting training camps, including at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and has been meeting with sports management companies and sponsors.

“I’m shopping management right now, updating my website, meeting with a lot of big names,” she said. “I met with a lot of people in the [United States Olympic Committee] in Colorado. There have been some crazy good things happening.”

Wolf, a Pacific Beach resident, isn’t slowing down, either. She’s hoping to attend the Women’s Golden Gloves National Championships in Florida next month, after which she’ll travel to Finland, Ukraine and China with Team USA. Between that, she’s hoping to attend several national tournaments, though her biggest obstacle at the moment is funding.

“There are still a lot of tournaments that I have to pay to attend,” she said. “I’m hoping to get sponsors to help with some of that.”

Meanwhile, she’ll be featured in Pacific Magazine in July, meet with investors and potential sponsors and keep training hard every day to meet her goal.

For more information on Wolf or to donate funds for her training, visit www.thehungryboxer.com or email dw@wolffit.com.
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