Karina Smirnoff learns to box!


Sep. 26 2007, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Look out, ! When you have your next argument with girlfriend and Dancing With The Stars dancer , it might be your last—because her new Dancing with the Stars partner is teaching her how to box.

Karina, who became romantically involved with Mario, her partner two seasons ago on the hit ABC reality show, enjoys learning some new skills from top boxer Floyd, who recently beat . “I’m learning how to jab and give the right hook,” Karina told OK! “I love it! Now I just want to learn how to trash talk really fast.”

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She laughed to OK! about Mario, “He’d just better be very nervous about my right and my hook and my jab.”

All kidding aside, Floyd said Mario caught the duo in their dancing training sessions and he likes him a lot—even though the actor is a close friend of his rival De La Hoya. ‘Mario is a great guy.”

Meanwhile, Karina raved of Pretty Boy Floyd after his first TV dance performance, “He’s in his best physical shape ever. He gave 150 percent. I couldn’t have asked for more.”


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