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Tiara Brown to compete for U.S. boxing title

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(WJLA) - For Tiara Brown, 'Princess' is fine but 'Pugilist' is more like it.

“I’ve been boxing for 13 years," she says.

Tiara  is from Ft. Myers, Florida and lives here in Washington, D.C. – but now she's on her way to Washington State, where next week she'll fight for a U.S. boxing title:

“I’m getting ready for the National Championships. I am number one in the world in 125 pounds; I’m the world gold medalist.”

Tiara started out by boxing with men. Now at 25 years old, she's still training with and against men.

“It’s pretty cool. I test my range – see what I can do against them," she says.

Tiara's goal is gold in the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio. But along the way:

“I just hope to inspire young women.”

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