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General Category => Unarmed Combatives => Topic started by: Hock on August 25, 2009, 10:31:30 PM

Title: In India, Women See Boxing as a Way Up
Post by: Hock on August 25, 2009, 10:31:30 PM
TRIVANDRUM, India — The girls punched hard. Breaking the Gender Bar in Boxing From across India they came to this big, steamy government-run gym. Before entering the boxing ring, they bowed their heads to the floor, as though entering a temple. A sweet-shop owner’s daughter let loose a right hook. A construction worker’s daughter leaned against the rope, streams of sweat dripping from her face. Bouncing, ducking, like a grasshopper on speed, was a short girl from Calcutta with close-set eyes; she had forsaken her sister’s wedding for a chance to come here and fight. The thud of glove against glove echoed against the cavernous walls...