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WNYC News

Franchon Crews

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“I’m the girl with the big personality so when I speak, you are going to listen.”

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WNYC News

Tika Hemingway

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“Boxing is not good for girls, it’s great for girls.” Tika started boxing on a dare.

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WNYC News

Patricia Manuel

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“I view my opponent as someone that needs to be broken.  The point is to put doubts in people’s heads.”

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WNYC News

OLYMPIC CONTENDER Queen Underwood

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“I’m not in there to get life skills. I’m in there to be great and win a gold medal.”

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WNYC News

Julia Irmen

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Julia won the German National Championships this year -- three weeks after giving birth to her son.

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WNYC News

Gloria Peek

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“It’s a way to get in touch with a lot of different things inside of you.”

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WNYC News

OLYMPIC ASST COACH Christy Halbert

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Coach, advocate, sociologist. “Do you love attention? Box.”

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WNYC News

Sulem Urbina

Sunday, January 29, 2012

“You just feel everything burning … There’s nothing more I like than this.”

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WNYC News

Mikaela Mayer

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mikaela Mayer says she was a “bad kid” growing up.  But then, “I remember having an epiphany …”

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WNYC News

Boxing Toward the Olympics

Sunday, January 29, 2012

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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WNYC News

A History of Women's Boxing

Sunday, January 29, 2012

1876: New York Hills Theater holds a boxing match between Nell Saunders and Rose Harland. This is considered the first female boxing match in the United States. The top prize? A silver butter dish.

1904: Men and women’s boxing is introduced at the modern Olympic games in St. Louis ...

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WNYC News

Why Would a Woman Want to Box?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This summer in London, women will box in the Olympics for the first time. The boxers competing for a spot on the US team will make history – but few know who they are or why they box. Images of women boxers range from girls throwing soft punches in bikinis and lipstick to women who look and act like men. The Olympic hopefuls are neither--but everything in between.

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WNYC News

Tyrieshia Douglas: Boxing is My Mother and My Father

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The tradition of boxing gyms that offer troubled kids a chance to learn self-control is still alive. But until this past decade, those gyms were populated by boys. That has changed.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Heavy Weight Champion Joe Frazier

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who gave Muhammad Ali his first loss, died Monday night at age 67. A representative said he had liver cancer. Between 1968 and 1973, Frazier won 32 fights — 27 of them by knockouts. In March 1971, Frazier became the undisputed heavyweight champion when he beat Ali in a 15 round decision in what was known as the Fight of the Century. John Hockenberry remembers the champ's life and career.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside Women's Boxing

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mischa Merz talks about her memoir, The Sweetest Thing: Inside the World of Women’s Boxing. She began training as an amateur boxer in 1995 and is the 2001 Australian Amateur Boxing League women's welterweight champion. Merz tells us about the world of women’s boxing.

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The Takeaway

Manny Pacquiao Defends His Title, Seeks Another: Politician

Friday, March 12, 2010

This Saturday night, boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBO Welterweight title in Texas. And his chances are pretty good. Meanwhile, back in his home country, the Philippines, he's chasing long shot chance to win another fight. He's running for political office. 

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Economic Reports, Manny Pacquiao, Fort Hood Questions

Monday, November 16, 2009

  • Money Takeout: We look ahead to a week of key economic reports with Kelly Evans, economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin fills us in on Saturday's big boxing bout: Filipino Manny Pacquiao won against Miguel Cotto from Puerto Rico.
  • Washington Takeout: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the questions being asked on Capitol Hill about the Fort Hood shootings.

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Studio 360

George Bellows

Saturday, June 01, 2002

The painter George Wesley Bellows painted scenes from boxing matches 100 years ago. His powerful images celebrate the sport and depict another dimension of the boxing spectacle — the savagery of the audience. 

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Studio 360

Brown Butterfly

Saturday, June 01, 2002

Muhammad Ali's moves become the inspiration for a new dance by the choreographer of Rent. Marlies Yearby's Brown Butterfly will bring Ali’s life to the stage with a mixture of dance, music, and video.

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Studio 360

Cinematic Knockouts

Saturday, June 01, 2002

Filmmakers have explored the drama and brutality of boxing since the beginning of film history. Writers Victor Navasky and Jack Newfield talk about boxing at the movies. 

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