Olympics: Women's Boxing Set for Knockout Debut
After fighting for years to get into the Olympics, female boxers will at last enter the ring at the London Games. "We just broke down that last barrier, that [final] guy-only sport," says U.S. flyweight Marlen Esparza, 23. NBC analyst Laila Ali, who followed father Muhammad Ali, a 1960 gold medalist, into pro boxing, says she never competed as an amateur because women couldn't aspire to the Olympics. "I'm just happy to see it now," she says. "Eventually it'll just keep growing."
Fri, Aug 3, 2012