Minnie Driver will never invite a man to spar with her in the boxing ring - because she's terrified she'd leave him writhing in pain.

The sporty actress-turned-singer admits she regularly trades punches in the gym to unleash the pent up anger inside of her.

But she fears a male opponent would give her an excuse to go really wild - with potentially damaging consequences.

She says, "I box as a sport, but I would never box with a man.

"I'm not afraid of getting hurt. Quite the opposite: I'm afraid that I would get carried away and hurt the guy."

04/01/2005 02:23