Women fighting for equality are finally reached a pinnacle in a male dominant sport, boxing. Women’s boxing will make its debut at the 2012 Olympics in London and will compete in three Olympic weight divisions.
We expect some strong artillery being exchanged in the international competitions as this sport debuts in the Olympics. The US elite team should be led by Marlen Esparza, Claressa Shields, Mikaela Mayer, Franchon Crews and heavyweight Victoria Perez...all soon to become household names.
Women Cardio kickboxing classes have grown by 40% in the past three years and woman have been pouring into fitness training classes and boxing gyms in record numbers.
I’ll be presenting an interview with Team USA Coach Israel Acosta later this summer.