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Malissa Smith's A History of Women's Boxing PDF

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 used to be now not till the 2012 Olympics—more than a hundred years later—that women’s boxing was once formally further to the video games. all through boxing’s historical past, girls have fought out and in of the hoop to realize admire in a game normally thought of for males on my own. The tales of those girls 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, throughout the 2012 Olympic video games, and as much as the current. Inside-the-ring motion is delivered to existence via pictures, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the tales of the ladies who performed vital roles outdoors the hoop, from spectators and judges to managers and running shoes. This ebook contains wide profiles of the sport’s pioneers, together with Barbara Buttrick whose plucky carnival indicates introduced her specialist boxing occupation within the Nineteen Fifties; sixteen-year-old Dallas Malloy who single-handedly overturned the strictures opposed to woman novice boxing in 1993; the recognized “boxing daughters” Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde; and teen Claressa Shields, the 1st American girl to win a boxing gold medal on the Olympics.

Rich intimately and exhaustively researched, this e-book illuminates the struggles, stumbling blocks, and successes of the ladies who fought—and proceed to fight—for appreciate of their game. A heritage of Women’s Boxing is a must-read for boxing enthusiasts, activities historians, and for these attracted to the background of ladies in activities.

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