Most boxers retire from the sport in their mid-30’s. Hillari Hunter did not start training in the sport until she was in her late 30s. Reflexes slowing down, making it harder for her 5'3" frame to recover from fights and sparring sessions (on top of the normal middle age aches and pains she was beginning to experience). Hunter is the only female boxing coach in Chicago’s Park District. Returning to her roots in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, LaFollette Park is her gym.