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By Malissa Smith

ISBN-10: 0810895269

ISBN-13: 9780810895263

ISBN-10: 1442229942

ISBN-13: 9781442229945

Records of recent lady boxing date again to the early eighteenth century in London, and within the 1904 Olympics an exhibition bout among ladies was once held. but it was once no longer until eventually the 2012 Olympics—more than a hundred years later—that women’s boxing was once formally additional to the video games. all through boxing’s background, ladies have fought out and in of the hoop to realize appreciate in a activity generally thought of for males by myself. The tales of those ladies are informed for the 1st time during this entire paintings devoted to women’s boxing.

A heritage of Women’s Boxing traces the game again to the 1700s, during the 2012 Olympic video games, and as much as the current. Inside-the-ring motion is dropped at existence via images, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the tales of the ladies who performed very important roles open air the hoop, from spectators and judges to managers and running shoes. This ebook comprises vast profiles of the sport’s pioneers, together with Barbara Buttrick whose plucky carnival exhibits introduced her expert boxing profession within the Fifties; sixteen-year-old Dallas Malloy who single-handedly overturned the strictures opposed to woman beginner boxing in 1993; the recognized “boxing daughters” Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde; and youngster Claressa Shields, the 1st American girl to win a boxing gold medal on the Olympics.

Rich intimately and exhaustively researched, this publication illuminates the struggles, stumbling blocks, and successes of the ladies who fought—and proceed to fight—for admire of their activity. A heritage of Women’s Boxing is a must-read for boxing fanatics, activities historians, and for these attracted to the heritage of girls in activities.

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