Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban – The New Yorker

In 2016, thirty-six female boxers competed at the Summer Olympics, in Rio. It was only the second time that women had competed in the sport in the Olympic Games, but already twenty-five countries, including boxing powerhouses such as the United States and Russia, were represented. One country known for its boxing program was absent: Cuba. […]

Claressa Shields: From poverty & abuse to boxing greatness – BBC News

<!– Media playback is not supported on this device State of Sport: The incredible story of Claressa Shields Claressa Shields said she knew when she was 15 years old that she was going to be the best female boxer in the world. Two years later, when the American won middleweight gold at London 2012, she […]

Boxing offers glimmer of hope in Mexico City’s grim but brave barrios – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment MEXICO CITY — Raul Valdez spends his afternoons in the small shoe stall he owns in the Granaditas market, which he claims is the biggest shoe market in the world, on the border of Mexico City’s historic district and the infamous Tepito neighborhood. Every day he works […]

Mikey Garcia reluctant to enter boxing’s slumping pay-per-view market – Los Angeles Times

Mikey Garcia is an unbeaten world champion like Gennady Golovkin, but as the 29-year-old lightweight assesses boxing’s television landscape, he’d prefer exposure over the chance for a few extra bucks. The boxer from Riverside is looking forward to scouting his future opponent Saturday when he serves as a guest analyst on the Showtime broadcast of […]

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban – The New Yorker

In 2016, thirty-six female boxers competed at the Summer Olympics, in Rio. It was only the second time that women had competed in the sport in the Olympic Games, but already twenty-five countries, including boxing powerhouses such as the United States and Russia, were represented. One country known for its boxing program was absent: Cuba. […]

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban – The New Yorker

In 2016, thirty-six female boxers competed at the Summer Olympics, in Rio. It was only the second time that women had competed in the sport in the Olympic Games, but already twenty-five countries, including boxing powerhouses such as the United States and Russia, were represented. One country known for its boxing program was absent: Cuba. […]

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