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 ...
Sunday, January 29, 2012
By Marianne McCune : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.