People of Fenton: senior Austin Firby


PHOTO Austin Firby

“Boxing has helped make me the person I am today more than anything else. I started boxing in middle school to learn how to defend myself and become more confident in myself. Eventually I went to an actual boxing gym and it was all uphill from there. I got my first fight and just slowly fell more and more in love with the sport. I’ve learned a lot through boxing, the big thing was learning to be able to push myself to new levels as an athlete and a person. I know now I can do a lot as an athlete and not sell myself short anymore.” -senior Austin Firby

Destiny Hilliker, Writer