Blac Chyna is ready to kick off her upcoming charity boxing match — all thanks to the woman who ousted Kim Kardashian 12 years ago on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
“When Blac Chyna found out her coach was Tamara Frapasella, the same coach who beat Kim Kardashian, she smiled,” a source told Page Six exclusively.
Frapasella trains Chyna – done recently Fight with Kardashian Jenner Family in court – for her fight against Instagram model Alicia Magen in Damon Feldman Celebrity boxing event in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on June 11.
The former boxing champion and reality star has been recording sessions at Hollywood Fortune Gym, owned by Justin Fortune, coach Manny Pacquiao and husband of Frapacella.
Chyna, 34, who speaks with Page Six exclusively, says working with Frapasella has been an “amazing” experience.
“I knew I was mentally ready to fight. But I didn’t realize I might have missed my call until after I started sparring. I’m just kidding!” tell us. “But I seriously can’t wait to get out there and fight.”
Chyna – who adhered to a strict diet and went to the gym frequently before training with Frapasella – admits that the physical preparation was “difficult” but rewarding.
“It’s a bonus that I lost 11 pounds. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life,” she is excited. “I’m a little smaller, but the dynamite comes in small packages.”
Rapper Dom tells us she was inspired to step into the ring after watching her kids excel in boxing classes. The mother of two shares son King, 9, and daughter Dream, 5, with exes Tyga and Rob Kardashian, respectively.
“People keep asking if I ever think I’d do something like this, and I have to admit when I saw my kids boxing, I thought, ‘Okay…I can do that,'” she says.
Chyna, a famous animal lover, is looking to raise money for the Pasadena Humane community by participating in a boxing match.
“I love to do things that help animals in particular, and right now my focus is on making a difference. With the position I’m in, I know I can do it,” she says.
“I feel so lucky to have my kittens Belaire and Syx and I hate to think of all the lovely animals that are put to sleep every year because America doesn’t have the means to take care of them all.”
A source close to Chyna told Page Six that her loved ones are happy to see her “fighting for something she truly believes in” after She lost her legal battle against the Kardashian-Jenners this year.
“She’s been through hell and she’s coming out strong now,” the insider says.
China File a lawsuit against Kris Jennerand Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kim and Rob in October 2017 for $40 million in lost earnings and over $60 million in future profits, claiming that the family used their influence to discredit them and cancel the second season of E! Rob and Sheena. “
After a two-week trial, the jury decided on May 2 that No damages will be given to China. She will return to court this month to start a new trial against Rob, 35, who she accused of posting “revenge porn” for her online after their 2017 split.
“She’s about to go to court with Rob on June 13, but now her focus is getting ready to fight in Florida,” our source adds. “Her friends all support her in this fight and in court.”
Frapasella considers itself part of Chyna’s support system these days. The player tells Page Six that she was helping her client get to the “correct headspace” by boxing.
“Boxing is as much mental as it is physical. It has to be in the right headspace in order to train properly,” says Frapazella of Chyna, who believes she has “a natural athletic ability.”
“We are working on defence, timing and range,” she continues. “It all takes time — but she shows up and puts the work into it.”
Frapasella — who won a fight against Kim, 41, in a charity boxing match seen on Season 4 of “KUWTK,” after which Kim said she suffered “bruised” ribs — encourages Chyna to adopt a brave stand-up in front of her face-off with Magen, 32. .
She told Chyna, ‘Boxing is a game of mischief. “This is dangerous,” says the veteran fighter. “She has a beautiful face. It could be shattered, just like Kim’s “bruised” rib. You must be prepared for battle. Once you get punched in the face for the first time, it’s a whole different game. So we’ll see! ”