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The art of boxing

Thaddine Swift Eagle Johnson dances between the worlds of boxing and art.

She's a self-taught artist whose themes regularly deal with gender, race and politics - but she's also a boxer who's won three amateur Golden Gloves championships.

Though Ms Johnson originally from Queens, New York, she now paints and trains in the mountain town of Durango, Colorado.

The championship featherweight boxer looks to her athletics and painting to spread a positive message to communities through out the US.

Produced by David Eckenrode.

  • 06 Feb 2012