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Spain's Boxer-Politician Fights Gender Violence - In Photos

World | News18 | August 5, 2019, 1:18 pm
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 Miriam Gutierrez, European lightweight boxing champion and a city councillor in a Madrid suburb, was beaten up by her then-partner when she was pregnant with her first child, now she uses boxing and politics to champion women's rights.<br /><br />Miriam Gutierrez

Miriam Gutierrez, European lightweight boxing champion and a city councillor in a Madrid suburb, was beaten up by her then-partner when she was pregnant with her first child, now she uses boxing and politics to champion women's rights.

Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen) trains at her boxing gym in Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen) punches Bianka Nagy in the face during a boxing match in Barcelona, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen) reacts as fellow boxers congratulate her on winning the lightweight European Championship upon arriving at her boxing gym in Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen) reacts with pain in her shoulder during a physical therapy session in Paracuellos del Jarama, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen) celebrates her victory over Samantha Smith for the lightweight European Championship in Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen), 36, gets dressed after training at her boxing gym in Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Miriam Gutierrez's youngest son Joaquin touches her muscles as they take their dog for a walk in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

Miriam Gutierrez's youngest son Joaquin touches her muscles as they take their dog for a walk in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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Miriam Gutierrez "La Reina" (The Queen) talks to her children in her hotel room in Barcelona, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Miriam Gutierrez and her oldest daughter Zayra look at shoes displayed in the window shop in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

Miriam Gutierrez and her oldest daughter Zayra look at shoes displayed in the window shop in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Miriam Gutierrez reacts after her son Joaquin knocked out a tooth in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

Miriam Gutierrez reacts after her son Joaquin knocked out a tooth in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain. (Image: Reuters)

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