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The Tough Ladies of Sports: Boxing Divas

by admin on August 18th, 2013

Anne Wolf is considered by most to be the greatest ever female boxer. She retired with a record of 24 wins and only one loss, and 16 of her wins were by knockout. She once held titles in four different weight classes at the same time, which is a record that no other fighter, male or female, can match.

Christy Martin was one of the first woman boxers to gain national recognition. She appeared several times on the undercard of Mike Tyson title fights and featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She (more…)

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My Mom Can Beat Your Mom Any Night

by admin on May 31st, 2013

Women’s boxing is a growing sport around the world. There are plenty of strong, athletic women who are able to withstand the rigors of boxing training. Some of them even become good enough to go professional. There are many local gyms and clubs where women can train for boxing if they have the desire. Trainers are always looking for talented new women to work with for fighting. There’s a lot of work involved in boxing training including sparring, heavy bag work, running, and more. Female boxers are in (more…)

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Fight Night: May the Best Women Win

by admin on March 24th, 2013

For much of its history, boxing was a man’s sport. Men fought in the rings, coached the boxers and cheered on their favorite fighters in smoky halls and bars. These women are changing that atmosphere, showing that girls can throw a punch and make an impact on the sport.

Ann Wolfe

This female fighter finished her career with an incredible record of 24 wins and just one loss. Her knockout of Vanda Ward is widely regarded as the best knockout ever in the history of female fighting, and Wolfe has held titles in the light heavyweight, super (more…)

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Talking Trash: Let Them Fight it Out in the Ring

by admin on June 13th, 2012

People have been talking about the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight for decades so it seems and people are dying to see who the true pound for pound champion is. However, the trash talking from Mayweather’s side and the constant talks about how the fight “needs” to happen has really caused a problem in boxing. It seems as if the fighters only will fight those that they “want” to fight and this is mainly towards Mayweather’s side. He has constantly talked about how he wants to protect his health (more…)

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Learning the Ropes of the Women’s Boxing Arena

by admin on August 26th, 2011

One of the fastest growing sports for women, nationally and globally, is women’s boxing.
Highly popular in states, such as California and many others, where hundreds of gyms cater to women that want to pound each other around the ring, competitively for five rounds or that just want an intense daily workout to burn-off calories and build-up stamina, women’s boxing is enjoying a huge surge of interest.
Whether boxing for fun or boxing for competition, one of the major features that appeal to women is learning the fundamentals. The fundamentals include foot and hand placement, foot and hand movement, (more…)

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How Much Money Do Women Boxers Make?

by admin on August 24th, 2011

Female boxers have yet to catch up with their male counterparts in terms of pay. Since women’s boxing has been unsuccessful at reaching the masses on a saturated level the pay for female boxers varies greatly depending on weight class, record and match-ups. While the same can be said for male boxers, the championship purses are not comparable.

A female boxer just beginning can probably look to earn between 200-400 dollars a fight. Again this varies on the area fighting, the weight (more…)

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Who Qualifies to Get Into the Women’s Boxing Ring?

by admin on August 20th, 2011

Boxing has always been a popular sport, throughout the world. However, it has, and still is, a sport that is primarily dominated by men. The theory is that higher testosterone levels in men are what drive them to be interested in fighting sports, such as boxing. However, women will find that boxing provides them with some excellent benefits.

Women may, in fact, feel a little awkward when informing people that they are taking up boxing. People draw these assumptions, based on cultural roles, that women are not supposed to fight. However, they (more…)

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What to do when your daughter wants to box…

by www.insidewomensboxing.com on August 5th, 2011

So your daughter says she wants to be a boxer and you’re just not sure you know where to start. Whether you’re terrified she’ll get hurt or just not sure who to talk to we’ve got a few suggestions for you to make her first boxing foray a good one.
Sit Down and Watch: It’s a good idea to ask your daughter to watch a few boxing matches or even boxing movies with you before she hits (more…)

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The Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Boxing Rules

by admin on June 20th, 2011

There are not a lot of differences between the boxing men’s and women’s boxing rules. The biggest areas that are different are in the equipment and pre-fight regulations that women have then men do not. When it comes to protection, female fighters wear both a groin protector and breast protectors. Men wear groin protection but not breast protection and both groups of fighters are required to wear a mouth piece.

Female boxers also have more rules about what is required. For example, female fighters are not allowed to wear cosmetics or makeup during (more…)

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What are the Different Weight Classes in Women’s Boxing?

by admin on May 29th, 2011

There are 17 weight class divisions in women’s boxing which is the same number as in men’s boxing. In most weight classes the weight requirements for men and women do not differ, the exception being in the heavyweight division where men must top 200 pounds and women must top 175 pounds. The Super Welterweight and Cruiserweight classes apply only to men while the Junior Middleweight and Mini Flyweight classes apply only to women. The women’s weight ratings or divisions below are expressed in pounds according to the IFBA and the (more…)

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