Now, Alonso, 37, is fighting for children today to have what she couldn’t — literally.
The two-time blackbelt will enter the boxing ring on May 23, she’ll put on her gloves at a charity match, where she is representing “Give a Kid a Dream,” a charity that hosts afterschool activities for underprivileged students.
“This is what I can do to help; so I'm doing it" Alonso said.
Alonso has been fighting for about 16 years now — she has blackbelts in karate and kickboxing.
“I hope people can donate as much as possible; life can be rough for children in NYC, organizations like these help ”