Women Boxers: The New Warriors Delilah Montoya

ISBN: 9781558854758

Published: July 31st 2006

Paperback

96 pages


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Women Boxers: The New Warriors  by  Delilah Montoya

Women Boxers: The New Warriors by Delilah Montoya
July 31st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781558854758 | 8.15 Mb

Combining the artistry of photographer Delilah Montoya with an informative introduction written by professor and librarian Maria Teresa Marquez, Women Boxers: The New Warriors explores the world of las malcriadas, those women who challenge societysMoreCombining the artistry of photographer Delilah Montoya with an informative introduction written by professor and librarian Maria Teresa Marquez, Women Boxers: The New Warriors explores the world of las malcriadas, those women who challenge societys views of femininity, violence, and physicality.

Montoyas photographs profile twelve powerful, devoted athletes who are taking advantage of the Womens Movement and the right to live, work, and box in a mans world. The boxers featured are from all over the United States, and include super bantamweight Jackie Chavez, holder of the IFBA Super Bantamweight Title, light middleweight Akondaye Storm Fountain, welterweight Christy Coalminers Daughter Martin, and lightweight Mia The Knockout St. John, holder of the IBA Womens Lightweight Title and the IFBA Lightweight World Title.

The introductory essay succinctly traces the phenomenon of women boxers, noting that as early as 1728 boxing matches between women were reported in London newspapers. Since 1997, womens amateur boxing competitions have been held in Europe, Africa, and Asia- countries such as Egypt, India and Kazakhstan are among 28 countries represented in womens boxing organizations. And womens amateur boxing may be sanctioned soon for the first time as an Olympic sport.

In spite of the increased popularity of womens boxing, it remains controversial. Many still believe that women boxers are simply women who make a living by selling their bodies. Women boxers struggle to get televised matches and suitable prize money, and many boxing promoters refuse to support fights between female boxers. With an essay by C. Ondine Chavoya tracing Montoyas artistic career, this is a rareand fascinating look at the sport of womens boxing.



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