Lowell elementary school gym teacher is also a Golden Gloves boxer

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Elementary school teacher competing in Lowell Golden Gloves boxing tournament


Elementary school teacher competing in Lowell Golden Gloves boxing tournament

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LOWELL – A Lowell elementary school teacher is fighting for her community with her fists. She competed in the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament with the proceeds going toward Lowell Sun Charities.

“I am super competitive, so I just kind of went with that fell in love with the sport,” said Kathryn Rindo. “If you win in the open class up to 10 fights, you can go up to nationals.”

Rindo teaches physical education at McAvinnue Elementary, but so far, they have no idea about her boxing career. Rindo was a collegiate tennis player before becoming a teacher. She won her first sanctioned fight, and faced undefeated Amy Pole Thursday night.

Kathryn Rindo
Kathryn Rindo, a physical education at McAvinnue Elementary in Lowell

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“She has a little bit more experience than me, but we will go out and do the best we can do,” said Rindo before the fight. “I want to win. There is no better feeling than winning to me.”

Rindo won Thursday night’s bout in a split decision and will be back in class on Friday.   

Rindo trains at a boxing gym in Brighton with ten other female fighters. 

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