BY insidewo ON July 10th, 2011
Women’s boxing first came to light in 1902 as a demonstration during the Olympic games. For many many years women’s boxing was banned in most nations. It wasn’t until the late 1980s when it began becoming more popular around the world and in the 1990s actually started getting licenses to hold events and other stuff. Women’s boxing was just offered to play in the 2012 Olympics which is being held in London. Nowadays women’s boxing is a lot more popular and watched all over the world.
One of the most anticipated events in women’s boxing this year takes place on August 6, 2011 in La Guaira, Venezuela. It is a WBS bantamweight title fight between Marisa Johanna Portillo and Mayerlin Rivas. Portillo is a 23 year old boxer from Argentina. Rivas is a 23 year old boxer from Venezuela. They have also added two additional title fights to the card for this night.
Another anticipated event coming up is on August 13, 2001 in Mexico. The match will be between Asami Shikasho a former flyweight champion and Mariana Juarez the WBC flyweight title holder. Shikasho is 31 years old and was born in Japan. This will be her first world title challenge. Juarez is 31 years old and was born in Mexico. She will be defending the world title again this year. She has been boxing for over 15 years as a professional.
Women’s boxing has seen its ups and downs over the years but it has become very popular all over the country and the world. There is a long list of events taking place all over the U.S.A this summer, fall and winter. There are many great women boxers and many great up and coming women boxers. Although it is not as popular as men’s boxing it is certainly getting more and more popular every year.