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Guinness World Records Honors Oldest Female Boxing Champion

(New York, NY – February 1) Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, attended the World Boxing Council’s Second Female Convention in Tijuana, Mexico, to honor record holders in the boxing industry. The first record title was presented to Alicia Ashley, recognizing her as the Oldest female boxing champion, a feat she has achieved twice …

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Teen Boxer Claressa Shields in the Olympic Record Books

Women’s boxing is new to the Summer Olympics in 2012 and 17-year-old U.S. boxer Claressa Shields carved her name in the record books as the first middleweight gold medalist by winning a 19-12 decision over Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova Thursday (Aug. 9). The victory made Shields the only American boxer at the London Games— and the …

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[Update] Sixteen Year Old Claressa Shields Surprises at Boxing Trials

The next big thing in women’s boxing? Claressa Shields may just be the big thing right now. Shields, a 16-year-old, 165-pound middleweight who grew up brawling in Flint, Mich has been the talk of the U.S. women’s boxing trials. She’s  a teenager who wears socks with pictures of Betty Boop and then staggers opponents with …

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Day One at Women’s Boxing U.S. Olympic Team Trials

This year marks the debut of women’s boxing in the Olympic Games and for the next week,  two dozen female fighters are competing at a resort-casino near Spokane vying to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Games. With just three women’s weight classes contested in London: flyweight (112 pounds), lightweight (132 pounds), and middleweight …

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45,000 Demand Female Boxers the Right to Choose Their Dress in the Ring

Campaign on Change.org calls on Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) to drop recommendation that female boxers should wear skirts LONDON – As female boxing gets ready to debut at the Olympics, nearly 45,000 people have joined a campaign on Change.org demanding that female boxers be given the right to choose whether to wear shorts or …

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Maureen Shea to host female boxing reality show

Female boxing star Maureen Shea of the Bronx, New York will host a landmark reality show in Mexico, with filming beginning later this month in Chiapas, Mexico. The show, entitled “Todas Contra Mexico”, will pit a team of female pro boxers from Mexico against an international team of female boxers. The show will be produced …

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What’s new at the Olympics?

For a non-Olympic year, the Olympics have been in the news a lot lately.   There’s the controversy over whether female ski jumpers should be allowed to compete at the next Winter Games, the debate over which new sports should be added to the programme  and the choice of venue for the 2016 Games. So let’s …

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Multisport athlete McKey wins America’s Next Top Model

November 20, 2008 – It started out with the fierce fourteen 2 months ago and ended last night when Brittany ‘McKey’ Sullivan was chosen to be the next America’s Top Model. The former tomboy from Lake Forrest, Illinios, McKey, won (all together now…) a contract with Elite model management, a spread and cover for Seventeen magazine, and …

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