“I certainly never thought I was going to fight again,” said Whitley. “I didn’t think the school was going to open one day.”
Perseverance paid off. Whitley never gave up, never let the flame die. Call it luck, call it a life of preparation, but the doors opened for Whitley and it started with Muay Thai.
“After that the USMTF asked me if I could fight at the world championships for ISMA and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I get these opportunities after this horrible, horrible event, but how am I going to train for it? Whitley wondered. “But things got ready for me to get on with what I wanted to do.”
The University of Puerto Rico also called. The life of hard academic work has paid off both financially and metaphorically. Whitley is now putting the finishing touches on her doctorate in environmental science. If the world thought Angela Whitley was motivated before, taking it all in and being shown that hard work got her back to where she left it turned her into a rocket, fired straight to the moon.
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