Women's boxing divides opinion more than most other sports. Yet more and more women are taking it up — and the BBC has chosen to broadcast competitive women's boxing for the first time tomorrow. In , Brown, now aged 30, became the first woman in the UK to win a professional boxing title. Pro boxing is known to have medical risks, including brain damage, and the British Medical Association would like to see it banned for men and women.
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Women did not compete in boxing or most other sports in ancient times. In the modern era women boxers were often a novelty, competing in contests staged in London during the s. Not until the s did women begin to train seriously for the ring and to fight, although they had a difficult time getting matches and gaining acceptance by the boxing establishment. The fitness movement of the s, however, helped to make boxing more accessible to women. Lawsuits against such organizations as USA Boxing and the Golden Gloves Tournament, in which women sued to have the right to compete in amateur matches, opened doors of opportunity for women athletes, regardless of the outcome of the individual suits. In the s women were also sanctioned to box in Canada and in numerous European nations—including Russia , Norway , Denmark , Sweden , Finland , and Hungary —and the Golden Gloves organization opened its tournament to women. Professional boxing has been equally difficult for female fighters.
The rise of women boxers
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