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.