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Does women's boxing deserve its place in the Olympics?
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posted Aug 14, 2009
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posted Aug 15, 2009
comment by WOMANBOXERS (U14102407)posted 17 Hours Ago"Anyone who knows anything about boxing and has attended a top flight tournament in Europe, America or Asia will know and agree that as in other sports the best women are as good as the men.=================================================I've never boxed but there isn't a woman on earth that wouldn't end up on her backside inside 1 round if she got in the ring with me.
posted Aug 16, 2009
I think nearly everyone is missing the point here. I have nothing against female boxing but and it is a big but. The standard is not Olympic Standard bar a few ladies out there. As a boxing coach I have had female members and as yet I haven't had one that is proficient to get into the ring at the standard I feel is right. Never mind going out and knocking the proverbial out of your opponent and likewise to yourself. The figures that are being quoted as female participants leave a lot to be desired. Of course a good female tutored boxer would hold her own with a novice and poor male but there are very few of that category and that is hyperthetical. Maybe in 10/20 years??? T
Sorry to disagree WOMANBOXERS. I can understand where you are coming from regarding your passion for the sport. But as a Coach of International and National Champions at all levels. I too have a massive passion for our sport and have had 50 and more odd years experience at competition and coaching. The proof will be in the eating as they say come 2012. Who do you think will shine? By the way I have seen countless female bouts and unfortunately they pale against the male contestants. That is my worry when the mercenary press and media get involved. Don't tell my daughters about this. LOL as they say.
I for one will not be watching womens boxing in 2012 . Watching women battering each other goes against nature. I have nothing against equality, but I think given womens physical make up, boxing will cause medical issues in future years.Also seeing women looking battered and bruised is not a pleasant sight for anyone male or female to see.The people who want boxing banned now have another arguement against it.
comment by von_essian (U14101337)posted 2 Days AgoIn that case end sexism completely and just have a combined men and women's division.After all its not fair that women only have three weight divisions...==========================================Yes, now we're talking.Do this and we'll see exactly how many women want to put a pair of gloves on............. hey, hey come back now...
posted Aug 17, 2009
By "Good" I mean of similar ability. As men are generally physically stronger than the equivalent weight of women I am NOT advocating mixed bouts.
You misunderstand me. I use "good" as meaning of similar ability.
posted Sep 25, 2009
I think a lot of people here are unfortunately judging something that they absolutely don't know about. Some are making statements with no relevant points or ideas. It is very sad to read 'Keep Women's Boxing where it belongs, in the Pubs', very pathetic..When some of you say 'what type of person enjoy watching it as a spectacle?'it is a very low statement -I do not enjoy soccer and rugby and find no interest at all watching it, however I do understand and respect if you like it. Boxing, despite what some think, is a sport, and women, like men, are training hard, and I truly believe all martial art might be respected by the fact of the training is very hard; not that much people are keen on train 3h per days and maintain a diet as boxers/kickboxers do. When some think that 'the aim is to cause brain injury', well, this is your own point of view, and I am sure those who talk that way clearly are doing everything but boxing (or even sport?). The aim is to test skills, strenght,challenge ourself, and above all, enjoying ourself. If some people are not enjoying it, it is fine, but let those who like it the opportunity to do so/or and compete.When some say 'it is not feminin', I want to say the person inside the ring might be different outside -I do Muay Thai, which is a Thai kickboxing, but I also wear heels and make up. Everything depends on everyone's motivation.and ps: english is not my mother tongue so sorry for the errors!
comment by lifeMegaKate (U14149733)posted 2 Hours Ago"I do Muay Thai, which is a Thai kickboxing, but I also wear heels and make up".==================================Kickboxing in high heels and make up. Now that might make it more interesting.I don't think so though. If they played womens football, rugby, cricket boxing or any other such sport for that matter in my back garden, I'd draw the blinds.I just watched a bit od the Womens Euro champs. It was like watching my boys U14 team, in fact they'd wipe the floor with them.Same goes foe our womens cricket, so-called World Champions. Any boys U15 side would drub em.So where does that leave an amatuer no-body woman boxer?Yeah, precisely!
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