Mischa Merz, is a former Australian national boxing champion and US Golden Gloves masters champion and Ringside world masters champion. She has been at the forefront of the growing international women’s boxing scene for more than 15 years and knows the sport inside out. She has written two critically acclaimed memoirs about her experiences in the sport and regularly writes about it for newspapers and magazines. She travels frequently to the United States to train and learn from some of the best in the business and recently spent time with the elite women’s team at the Australian Institute of Sport helping them prepare for the world championships in China. She is an accredited boxing coach and has a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. With women’s boxing such a hit at the 2012 London Olympics now is the time to learn what it’s all about and get fit in the process.