Women’s sport choices are definitely changing with the times. The number of girls interested in boxing has grown over the past few years. Although female boxing is an aggressive sport and at times can appear far more brutal than men’s boxing, it can be a positive influence on young girls by helping to build self-esteem while teaching self-defense.
Women’s boxing became more acceptable with the dawn of the 20th century. Websites like www.womensboxing.com features stories about women boxers and also lists latest rankings and fight results. In comparison to men’s boxing, female boxing weight classes are much lower and may still have a ways to go in gaining top ticket recognition.
Lava Sports and Fitness, in San Diego, has boxing lessons available along with Yoga and in-door cycling. www.theboxingclub.net. The Arena, a mixed martial arts gym, offers boxing, Thai/kickboxing and wrestling. www.thearenamma.com
Although girls boxing can be rewarding, it is a contact sport and is definitely not for everyone. With so many girls activities available, it is important to chose a sport that is both competitive and fun.