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Film to Spotlight Ashburn Mom, Boxing Champ

Tori ‘Sho Nuff’ Nelson is preparing for another fight in Bermuda set for January.

Documentary filmmaker Jeff Riegel has been shadowing Ashburn mom and Women’s International Boxing Association champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson. Riegel’s filming a documentary about the young mother who struggles to make ends meet in Loudoun County, but wants to raise her children here. She has at times worked three or four jobs while training.

"It's a testament to Tori and her character," Riegel said in an interview with ReelFilmNew.com’s Brandon Troy, adding that women boxers do not get the recognition the United States that they do elsewhere. "We're trying to get Tori's name out there."

Nelson’s hard work resulted in winning the WIBA title belt. She heads to Bermuda in January for her next fight. Nelson said in the ReelFilm interview that women boxers fight an uphill battle.

"In the United States, women don't get the backing and support the men get," she said. Women also have to continue caring for children, Nelson said. "We do all this training while we raise our kids."

See ReelFilmNew.com’s Brandon Troy interview with Nelson and Riegel here. Follow Nelson on Facebook.

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Bob Burkett November 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Tori, you go! We are so proud of you. Don't know if the film will show it or not, but Tori also completed nine months of intensive Christian study at our church while training and fighting. Tori is an amazing person and is an inspiration to all who are fortunate enough to know her. Bob Burkett The Community Church
Janice Satkovich Palumbo November 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM
So happy that Tori is finally being recognized! She drove my daughter's elementary school bus and was the sweetest, kindest bus driver we ever had.....and even now that my daughter has gotten older and no longer on that bus, when we run into Tori she remembers her, and greets both of us with hugs and smiles. Tori deserves every good thing that comes her way.
Howard / Faye Sapp November 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Tori, We are so proud of you and happy for you. Your personality is truly inspirational and your love for life is encouraging for all who knows you. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and truly believe that the best is yet to come. You do the possible and let God take care of the rest. We will certainly come and see you at our "spot" before you leave for Bermuda. Howard and Faye
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