"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! WELCOME TO THE MUNICIPAL ARENA! TONIGHT, WE BRING YOU, 'WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING!'"
The few hundred people packed in the Municipal Arena erupted in cheers and applause. It was Saturday night and they had come to see the ladies lace up the gloves and climb into the ring. The card was stacked with 10 bouts capped off my a main event for the Featherweight Championship. But lower down the card, a four round fight was the only thing on one woman's mind.
Emily, a 19 year old college student, was making her boxing debut tonight. The curvy young woman was in the locker room, putting on her shorts and matching sports bra. An official came in to lace her boxing gloves and Emily tapped her bare feet from nerves.
She'd been doing a cardio-boxing workout for several months when her trainer suggested she compete. Emily hesitated at first, but her trainer taught her the fundamentals of boxing and started drills on the ba