Do girls box? she asked, turning to her father one evening. Is it OK for girls to box? Well, yeah, mija, they do, he answered. Sure, it's OK for girls to box.
They were sitting on the bed in his cramped apartment, faces lit by a flickering TV, eating pizza, watching a pro boxing match. Seniesa loved to watch fights with him, loved the way boxers settled their differences, using fists to express what was inside. She was just a kid, a girl enthralled with a man's sport, but she wanted to express herself like that.
Dad? Can I box? Can I learn how to box?
Joe Estrada was shocked, he would remember afterward, but he didn't want to let his...