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As part of NBC’s new midseason shows in 2016, Little Big Shots follows Steve Harvey as he showcases the nation’s most extraordinary young people. Last week, 8-year-old Kazakhstani boxer Evnika Saadvakass climbed in the ring with the host where she dazzled him with her mind-boggling punching speed.

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Evnika managed to tag the heavy bag 203 times in 30 seconds, for an average of 6.77 punches thrown per second.


Evnika prodigious pugilistic skills are no accident. She’s been training alongside six siblings since the age of three under her father Rustram’s watchful gaze. The Kazakh family — currently residing in Voronezh, Russia — trains five days a week including sessions in the woods outside their home.

''I like boxing because when I throw a side hook and I hit hard, I like the sound it makes.''

— Evnika Saadvakass, on her love of boxing