Tag Archives: Katie Taylor

Answering the call

It seems only a moment ago that I was on the edge of my seat watching rare footage of women boxing. As one of the early practitioners of the sport, I was always on the lookout for others; role models, … Continue reading

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The sweetest victory of all

How many of us thought we’d never see the day? How many of us knew talented female boxers who were not getting any recognition? How many women walked away from boxing because there were no opportunities, no opponents, no championship … Continue reading

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A tale of two, or three, titles

I arrived at the Calabria Club on Sunday afternoon expecting to see two, and possibly three, female fights in the first day of the state title bouts for Victoria. With 100 boxers weighing in, there was bound to be a … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

A new level: Katie Taylor v Queen Underwood. Picture: Adriana Gonzalez The Queen v The Champ Women’s boxing just hit a whole new level here in Barbados in the 60kg semi final between Queen Underwood and the force of nature … Continue reading

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The wild frontier

The Barbados boxing tent was a wild place today, both inside and out. The action just keeps getting more intense as each girl is eliminated from the tournament and joins the mix in the sparring. Outside there was a tropical … Continue reading

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Charm championships

American journalist Raquel Ruiz, who is here researching a book on the US female Olympic contenders, said Barbados was like living in Mocondo, the town created by magical realist Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in his novel 100 Years of … Continue reading

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