The Tough Ladies of Sports: Boxing Divas

BY insidewo ON August 18th, 2013

The history of women’s boxing can be difficult to trace because there have been long periods of opposition and the inability for women to box professionally. The first traces of women’s boxing can be seen in London during the 1720′s. This sport did have women competing against each other but elbows, scratching, knees, and other forms of violence were allowed making it difficult to call this sport boxing like we know it today.
Even though you see traces of female boxing as far back as 1720, there really was only exhibition and scattered bouts until the 1950′s. However, the first notable bout to occur in the United States may have occurred in 1876, details might be a little More..