Assistant coach Lawrence Jones, left, offers a critique to Salinas' technique in hitting the heavy bag to which she offers a quick grimace during an evening training session at LA Boxing in Herndon, Virginia.
A couple weeks befoer her boxing match, Salinas sports a black eye she received during one of her training sessions.
Jennifer Salinas starts her training session with multiple sit ups to strengthen her abdomen as trainer Daniel Attah holds down her her legs during her workout at LA Boxing in Chantilly, Virginia.
Jennifer Salinas practices hitting the mits to improver her aim and agility while training with trainer Daniel Attah during her workout at LA Boxing in Chantilly, Virginia.
Salinas has her hands wrapped by coach Daniel Attah, an active boxer with a 24-5-1 professional record. Underneath the wrapping is additional padding all supporting the fingers inside the boxing glove.
Salinas, center, hits the speedbag under the direction of boxing coach Daniel Attah, right, and assistant coach Lawrence Jones in the gym where they train.
Following a grueling workout Jennifer Salinas stretches out with trainer Daniel Attah pushing on her back at LA Boxing in Herndon, Virginia.
After several rounds of speed punching, the intensity catches up with Salinas as she rests on the ropes.
Jennifer Salinas carries her one-year-old son John Pablo as she enters the gym for an evening of training at LA Boxing in Herndon, Virginia with the poster advertising her upcoming fight.
Jennifer Salinas and son John Pablo have a game they play as she runs around the gym where she jumps over and he bends forward a little during her training session at LA Boxing in Herndon, Virginia.
Caitlin Dance, left, and Jennifer Salinas go toe-to-toe as they begin the round in their fight at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dance puts up a defense as Salinas works her way in. "When I feel pain, that's when the lion comes out. I really like it when we're close to each other because I can duck and weave and connect my shots."
Salinas wins the fight in a split decision improving her record to 12-1. She meets up with her family, seeing husband Ernesto Guevara and their 18-month-old son John Pablo. Salinas says she'll keep boxing for two to three more years and then hang up her gloves, and maybe open a gym somewhere. "After I quit, I want to stay involved with boxing."