The news at 6:30 AM: Women’s Boxing
Clicking “women’s boxing” on Google’s news search brought in the following:
1. Casting call for Girl Fight MMA Reality TV Show. The show is to be called “Girl Fight.” The article link is here. The promotional video link is GirlFight TV show from Girl Fight on Vimeo. This should be interesting. MMA is certainly gaining in popularity — I guess the producers see gold in bringing women to the screen. Girlboxing will keep you posted.
2. From the Himalayan Times: Shova, Subina enter final. The article about Nepalese amateur women’s boxing is here.
3. This piece from the UK Guardian is about ESPN-W listing a horse in the number four slot for women’s sports stories of 2010. The Guardian article link is here and is worth the read. ESPNW‘s original story links to a video story here.
The whole idea of listing a horse as part of a list of top 10 women’s sporting events is so absurd as to be laughable, however, as a window into the thinking of how such an influential media outlet as ESPN reports on women’s sports, it only confirms what we tend to know already … no surprise here. Just think Friday Night Fights, when was the last time a woman’s bout was featured … enough said. The link to the FNF schedule for January & February is here. Grrrrr.
One more thing, as a reminder, Alicia “Slick” Ashley has her “main event” bout on January 13, 2011 at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. You can contact Gleason’s Gym for further information or tickets here.