Women's Boxing In The 2012 Olympics? Wu Ching-Kuo Wants It Why Don't You?

Jen AnianoSenior Analyst IAugust 19, 2008

International Boxing Association President Wu Ching-Kuo recently announced his ambition to see women's boxing entered into the 2012 Olympics in London.

And why not?

Women's Judo, Taekwondo, and freestyle wrestling have graced the Olympics with their enormous presence. (USA took a gold and a bronze in the women's freestyle competition.)

All too often women in certain sports in the Olympics see less competition on a general basis than men do in the same sports. 

For example men's soccer or football is not a large competition in the Olympics. Most countries send their B or C team to the games.  Whereas, the Olympics are a large competition for women's soccer or football teams.  Most countries come with their A game.

The moral of the story is while men's Olympic boxing is not a big deal and does not host professional boxers, most women boxers spend there life fighting the same five people until they become insanely popular pros. 

So, the Olympics would offer one of the largest and hardest competitions women's boxing has ever seen.  The true champion of the world in each weight class could then be crowned.

There is no legitimate reason women's boxing is not introduced into the 2012 Olympics especially with the knowledge that women's softball and men's baseball is being removed from the games.

To Wu I say press on Wu, press on.

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