"Unless women's boxing can be built into a viable spectator sport, our quadrennial national orgy of athletic feel-good self-congratulation will be for naught. Olympic boxing is nice. But it is and always has been a mere prelude to a professional career." Y'all like reading Hamilton Nolan on boxing? Same. Before the first US women's boxing team ever debuts tomorrow morning (lightweight Queen Underwood fights at 2:30 p.m. London time), read about the weird deal women boxers get over at Slate.


[Is There A Future For Women's Boxing?]

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