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When the news broke that she had been appointed to be a judge, she said there were reporters camped out on the front steps of her home.
Later, she was the mystery guest on “What’s My Line” – no one guessed who she was and she won a year’s supply of Turtle Wax.
She was given a book on judging boxing that she studied.
She said she started turning in sporadic scores to the boxing commissioner in Pennsylvania.
But perhaps more than anything else, Polis is a trailblazer.As a judge, Polis has been able to travel all over the world.France, Japan and Italy are among the places she has been. “I loved the people, the food and their way of life.” With the job also came notoriety for Polis.Polis was professional boxing’s first female judge.“One night he (Polis’ husband) taught me how to keep score while he was working as a referee in the ring,” she said.