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An Olympic Coach's Primer on Women's Boxing

Sunday, August 05, 2012

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Coach, sociologist and former boxer Christy Halbert has been advocating for women boxers for several decades. When she started boxing, women were barred from competing in amateur tournaments. Now she's an Assistant Coach at the first Olympics to include women boxers. 

She put together this primer to help newcomers to boxing — and women's boxing, in particular — appreciate what they see as female fighters from all over the world go for gold in London this week.

Listen to our special following the women boxers who competed for Team USA, Go For It: Life Lessons From Girl Boxers.

Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson
Christy Halbert/Sue Johnson

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Comments [1]

Robert from Manhattan

Enough already. Boxing is a barbaric sport, and we are supposed to become enthusiastic about it just because women are now getting their brains scrambled? Your incessant coverage is ridiculous! One feature would have been fine ... but the nearly daily drumbeat has become completely absurd.

Aug. 07 2012 08:35 PM

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