Go For It! Life Lessons From Girl Boxers: Women Box Podcast from WNYC

Friday, August 10, 2012


In the 7th episode of the  Women Box podcast , we bring you Go For It: Life Lessons From Girl Boxers, co-hosted by actor Rosie Perez. The hour-long special chronicles a year in the lives of the groundbreaking women (including 17-year old Claressa Shields) who fought for a chance to go to London for the first-ever Olympics to include women's boxing. 

Included: the inside-story of teenage boxer Claressa Shields journey from Flint, Mich., to London; a look at  the risk of head injuries and why women boxers choose to fight, regardless; a portrait of boxing moms from around the world (Kenya, India, New Zealand and Venezuela); a visit backstage at the qualifying tournament for Team USA to witness the tears of a fighter whose years of training to make the Olympics ended when she failed to make the team.

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About Women Box

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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