Valley girl takes boxing ring by storm

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PHOENIX -- Kids love all kinds of sports.

Yetta Gibson introduces us to a Valley girl who adores a sport that's traditionally reserved for boys, but she's not letting that get in the way of her dreams.

Alex Mason, 10, packs a mean punch, and she hopes to one day take her love of boxing to a whole new level, maybe even the Olympics.

She started boxing when she was just 6 years old. Alex's dad, who boxed in the amateurs when he was a teenager, took her with him to the gym when he was training for Toughman competitions. That's where it all began.

"I thought it would be a good sport for me," she said. "It's kind of fun, hitting something."

Trainer Robert Daniels says Alex is a hard worker, dedicated to being the best she can be, both in the ring and out.

"She's tough," he said. "It's very easy to train her, 'cause she listens."

Daniels said there are a few professional female boxers in Arizona. It's a sport that's becoming more and more popular with girls.

Not only is Alex a fantastic boxer with a bright future in the ring, she also has a 4.25 GPA and enjoys playing both soccer and basketball.