Tag Archives: women’s world boxing championships

Show me the way

Ever since I started boxing back in the mid 1990s, people have said that women make better students. And while it sounds good at first, it’s a bit of a double edged sword. I always wondered if it was because … 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 heat is on

The competition is hotting up in Barbados and so is the weather. The rain has stopped and the sun is out making the 24-hour training centre, a massive tent with three big rings, feel like a sauna. You could also … 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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