Suzannah "Destiny" Warner won the 106-lb division in the New York Golden Gloves in 2004,
defeating Christina Beckles of Gleason’s Gym. Turning pro at age 35 gave her an urgency about
her boxing career that many new fighters do not have. “I would love for people to say
she went out and did it at the age of 35,” she continued. “The lesson is that you should never
give up on your dreams. Not at 20. Not at 30 or 40. Not ever.” The images of Suzannah were
taken at Mendez Boxing gym in NYC in preparation for her upcoming title bout.
A few months later I had the rare opportunity to shoot ringside. Blood, sweat and adrenaline.