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Fighters Past and Present: Women Box from WNYC

Monday, February 13, 2012

After Tyrieshia makes it as a professional boxer, she plans to open a building for kids who want to achieve their dreams. After Tyrieshia makes it as a professional boxer, she plans to open a building for kids who want to achieve their dreams. (Sue Jaye Johnson)

The first episode of the Women Box podcast, includes words of wisdom and some historical perspective from pioneering women boxers, including Lucia Rijker. And we bring you the life story of flyweight boxer Tyrieshia Douglas, as told by Tyrieshia Douglas.

 

The first episode of the Women Box podcast includes words of wisdom and some historical perspective from pioneering women boxers, including Lucia Rijker. And we bring you the life story of flyweight boxer Tyrieshia Douglas, as told by Tyrieshia Douglas. When Douglas was a teenager and living with her cousin, she asked him if she could box like her brothers. He told her, "No! You're a girl." "It's against the rules to have as many muscles as I have," Douglas says. Monday, February 13, the week-long Olympic team trials begin. Twenty four women are competing for three spots on the first US women's Olympic boxing team. The Women Box podcast sets up upcoming fights and previews what's next.    ">
          <span><span></span><span>The first episode of the Women Box podcast includes words of wisdom and some historical perspective from pioneering women boxers, including Lucia Rijker. And we bring you the life story of flyweight boxer Tyrieshia Douglas, as told by Tyrieshia Douglas. When Douglas was a teenager and living with her cousin, she asked him if she could box like her brothers. He told her, &quot;No! You're a girl.&quot; &quot;It's against the rules to have as many muscles as I have,&quot; Douglas says. Monday, February 13, the week-long Olympic team trials begin. Twenty four women are competing for three spots on the first US women's Olympic boxing team. The Women Box podcast sets up upcoming fights and previews what's next.

 

When Douglas was a teenager and living with her cousin, she asked him if she could box like her brothers. He told her, "No! You're a girl." "It's against the rules to have as many muscles as I have," Douglas says.

Monday, February 13, the week-long Olympic team trials begin. Twenty four women are competing for three spots on the first US women's Olympic boxing team. The Women Box podcast sets up upcoming fights and previews what's next.

 

 

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Men have boxed in the Olympic games since the ancient Greeks adopted the sport more than two thousand years ago. Women, never. That changes this year, when women enter the Olympic boxing ring for the first time.

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