Found August 04, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
(Cheng Dong of China, left, against Natasha Jonas of Great Britain, right, during the Test Event for London on Nov. 27, 2011)While big names like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather kept men’s boxing in the online conversation during 2009, women’s boxing finally got some press with the Aug. 13 announcement that year from International Olympic Committee chair Jacques Rogge, telling the world that the 2012 London Olympics would be the first to feature women competing in every single sport, including the final holdout sport of boxing. In general, it’s fairly exciting news that the entire 2012 US Olympic team will have more women competing this year than men; that’s a first, and a proud tribute to the 40-year anniversary of Title IX, the landmark law that assured more athletic opportunities for millions of girls and women across the United States. In all, there will be 286 boxers, with 36 of them women. The U.S. will be sending a total of three female fighters: Marlen Esparza, Claressa...
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