Kampala, Uganda - They live impoverished lives in one of the largest slums in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Repeated holding can result in a boxer being penalized, or ultimately, disqualified. These awards are introduction to the sport of amateur boxing as a game of skill, discipline, respect and self control. Close Not a member yet? Amateur Event in New England:
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I've even had to buy my own boxing socks," she said. Amateur fights are won on a point-scoring system measuring the number of blows landed, rather than the damage they cause. Most organisations such as this regulate the boxing clubs where boys and now recently girls first learn the basics of the sport and where they are free to enter age and weight group competitions. Good people of Teesside. She contributed to Sweden being the first to legalise amateur boxing for women. There were huge barriers facing women who wanted to train, never mind fight.
Prior to the clarification, the suggestion that mini-skirts in the ring were to be "phased in for international competitions" met with with resistance from Britain's female pugilists. Yorkshire's GB squad heavyweight put in a good performance, but failed to progress to the semi finals of the Feliks Stamm Memorial tournament taking place in Warsaw after a public warning cost him the bout. Uganda's female slum boxers Meet the female boxers fighting for their future in a Kampala slum. Hellen Baleke is taken through a training session by her trainer. Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club.