Staten Islander Andrea Moore (in black) battles Lisa Kilmer of North Carolina Saturday night in the First Responders' boxing event at Community Park. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Moore)

Boxing helped Andrea Moore overcome a lot of obstacles in her life — and that’s why she loves the sweet science.


The 29-year-old fighter, who resides in Rossville, was born deaf and was bullied growing up.


She turned to boxing at the age of 14 as a way to channel her anger from constantly being picked on.


“I had anger problems and my parents saw me hold my own whenever I played rough with the boys so they heard about this gym and brought me there,” explained Moore. “It instantly lit up a soul I didn’t know I had. Letting it all out by hitting the bag.

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