The history of women's boxing is not something many will claim to know much about, but the time has come to pay attention to the tough women of boxing as they will compete in the 2012 London Olympics.
While women's boxing can be loosely traced as long ago as 1720, it has been a sport living in the shadows of other sports. With the announcement of its inclusion to the Olympic games, the sport will see a wider range of acceptance and interest.
The history of women in boxing is one of perseverance, resilience and determination of young women fighting for their rights to compete and be involved in a sport they love.
To prepare for the upcoming insurgence of women's boxing, here are some things you will enjoy learning about the sport.