WOMEN IN BOXING THROUGHOUT THE AGES
February 11, 1979
ROUND 1: PRO BOXING
Secretary of NSW Boxing and boxing commentator Arthur Tunstall is more pessimistic about the fate of women’s boxing. He believes the IOC made a "terrible" decision. Tunstall doesn't foresee a large rise in the popularity of women's boxing, "because of the weight difference and the attitude of most women regarding boxing. It’s not as if they are clambering into the ring."
Men aren't the only critics. Columnist Tory Maguire expressed her views that the sport is too violent and aggressive on the opinion website The Punch. “The right to get in a ring and beat each other about the head is not exactly what I had in mind as a great leap forward for equality of the sexes,” she wrote.
Tags: boxing; women; arthur tunstall; london olympics; tory maguire; gender; australian boxing association; nsw boxing
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