WBAN is celebrating one of
the most significant and important history-firsts in the sport when for
the first time female boxers will be competing in the Olympics and held
as a medal event. In
the 2012 Olympics that will take place in London this summer, there will
be three weight classes of female boxers vying for the "Gold" in the
flyweight (106-112 pounds), lightweight (123-132 pounds), and middleweight
(152-165 pounds) division.
The women's weight classes are not
consecutive, meaning that a female boxer will have to fit into one of
the designated ranges in order to compete. Boxing will be held at the ExCeL Exhibition Center in London.
WBAN will have all major
coverage of the female boxers on the "WBAN OLYMPIC REPORT" site, with
reports, photos, videos, and more.
"Every sport and activity should be evaluated for its worth before it
is offered to children and youth. However, no segment of youth should be
denied participation because of their sex. The trend of society and the
Equal Rights Movement leaves no doubt that, in the future, girls and
women will compete on an equal level with boys and men in all areas of
business, politics and sports. Trailblazer and advocate
for female boxers - Doyle Weaver 1973"