• 0120 - Weighing in at 154 pounds, U.S. Army Sgt. Keeon R. "Break 'Em Up" Britton, a recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Albany checks in at the weight station where Registered Nurse and former amateur boxer, Herbert Hipp, records Britton's vital signs, weight, pupil dilation, as well as the integrity of the boxers' ear and mouth structures.   Hipp, a former medical specialist assigned to the 101st Airborne Division some years ago is now employed by the Veteran's Administration Hospital of Manhattan and also donates his time to the Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitationals.

    Weighing In

    0120 - Weighing in at 154 pounds, U.S. Army Sgt. Keeon R. "Break 'Em Up" Britton, a recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Albany checks in at the weight station where Registered Nurse and former amateur...

  • 0130 - Withstanding the intensity of a bright light flashed in both eyes, Abigail "Ms. Takeover" Rodriguez, a Department of Defense civilian assigned to Fort Hamilton's Post Exchange, passes the pupil dilation of her physical fitness examination before her match later in the evening.  According to Herbert Hipp, a registered nurse and former amateur boxer who volunteers his time for the boxing invitational, "If a boxer's pupils do not return to normal after a dilation, it could indicate they would not return to their normal balance if they were hit with a hard blow to the head during a match."

    Pupil Dilation

    0130 - Withstanding the intensity of a bright light flashed in both eyes, Abigail "Ms. Takeover" Rodriguez, a Department of Defense civilian assigned to Fort Hamilton's Post Exchange, passes the pupil dilation of her physical fitness examination before...

  • 0177 - A winner's golden trophy sits atop a desk while U.S. Army recruiting noncommissioned officer Sgt. 1st Class LeVar "El Curry the Country Boy" Curry from the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Harrisburg has his blood pressure taken by Herbie Hipp, former amateur boxer and registered nurse who volunteers his time and skills to these tournaments.  Although Curry won his match by default, he was still disappointed he could not win it the old fashioned way.

    Golden Gloves

    0177 - A winner's golden trophy sits atop a desk while U.S. Army recruiting noncommissioned officer Sgt. 1st Class LeVar "El Curry the Country Boy" Curry from the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Harrisburg has his blood pressure taken by Herbie Hipp...

  • 0794 - Ducking and jabbing, U.S. Army Sgt. Louie "Brooklyn Boy" Herschtein, a recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the Bayridge Recruiting Station, U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion New York City, slips away from the right hook of his opponent, U.S. Coastguardsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven "The Chino Loco" Reagan, representing the U.S. Coast Guard's Sector New York.  Their dual was the first in the super middleweight division, but it was Reagan who gained the points to win this match

    Brooklyn Boy Takes on The Chino Loco

    0794 - Ducking and jabbing, U.S. Army Sgt. Louie "Brooklyn Boy" Herschtein, a recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the Bayridge Recruiting Station, U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion New York City, slips away from the right hook of his opponent...

  • 0867 - In the only female welterweight competition of this Battle of the Branches, U.S. Coast Guardsman LaShaunda D. "Swagalicious" Moore from the Sector New York, took on the Department of Defense's Abigail "Ms. Takeover" Rodriguez, a civilian administrative assistant assigned to the Post Exchange here.  Both females went into the tournament with no boxing experience.  While Swagalicious had about four hours of training, Ms. Takeover had trained for at least three to four hours daily for a week and a half before fight night.  In the third and final round, the judges called it an even match, yet rewarded Ms. Takeover the trophy because Swagalicious returned to the ring on round two without her mouth guard.  Moore has no future plans to box, while Rodriguez is getting her three corner men ready for the next bout in August, when the New York City Recruiting Battalion expects to co-host again.

    Chick Fight

    0867 - In the only female welterweight competition of this Battle of the Branches, U.S. Coast Guardsman LaShaunda D. "Swagalicious" Moore from the Sector New York, took on the Department of Defense's Abigail "Ms. Takeover" Rodriguez, a civilian...

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