Saphya Douglin is just an ordinary American working mom with a not-so-ordinary second job. After a long day at her primary job as an accountant, she's home for only a half hour before she's out the door again and on the way to job No. 2.
There are many women who need to work two jobs these days in order to help support their families. But Douglin may be the only one who puts down the books and picks up the mitts.
She is the lead boxing trainer for her 22-year-old son, Denis, a promising middleweight contender who is 11-0 with seven knockouts and world championship dreams.
Douglin, who fights Matt Berkshire on Friday at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh, opted to use his mother as his primary trainer when he felt he was learning more from her than he was from his other coaches.
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