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The Unexpected Way Muhammad Ali's Daughter Finally Understood His True Strength

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.09.2016 | OWN

Forget the pleasantries. When it was time to fight, boxing's Laila Ali was all business -- and her hardened approach inside the ring didn't earn her m...

How Muhammad Ali Reacted When He Found Out His Daughter Was Into Boxing

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.03.2016 | OWN

She might be the daughter of a boxing legend, but Laila Ali says her famous father had nothing to do with her decision to become a fighter. Speaking w...

Business Boxing Tips for Staying Off the Ropes

PJVIncent | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business

Winning the business battle can be like a champion-round match. Acquiring skills from the masters might keep you off the ropes in the business world. Champion boxers work daily to be prepared for the fight.

This Tiny Boxer Is Looking For A Fight

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

Rebecca Kukla is four-foot-eleven, 103 pounds, 44 years old and itching for a fight. Problem is, she can't find anyone who is small enough, and old en...

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

Suicide and the Art of Boxing

Gerry Gavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerry Gavin

When someone ends their own life, there may be a note, or a reason that is given -- but for everyone who cares for them there will always be that terrible thought in the back of your mind that maybe -- just maybe -- if I had just done...? The blanks that you fill in at the end of that sentence can be endless.

PHOTOS: Were These The Toughest Sisters Ever?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

These ladies may be the Bennett sisters, but they could do things Jane Austen characters certainly couldn't -- unless we missed the chapter of Pride a...

Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao: The Loss of Mr. Sai's Horse Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Mr. Sai lost his horse, and everyone thought he was very unlucky. Then the horse came back, bringing with it a herd of wild horses. Now everyone thought Mr. Sai was very lucky.

Women's Boxing World Championships - Continental Quotas Make This Tournament Unfair

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

"It's silly to come all the way to China for a continental championship," says a friend of mine as we pore over the bracket sheets trying to figure ou...


Sarah Deming | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Team USA's got the blues. Not even the arrival of journalist Raquel Ruiz could dispel the gloom when Queen Underwood lost her Olympic bid.

Women's Boxing World Championships in Qinhuangdao -- First Impressions

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.14.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Today was a good day for the American team. Queen Underwood showed up in both matter and spirit for her match against Dayana Sanchez of Argentina, looking the best I've ever seen her. With this win, Queen may well have clinched her spot in London.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 4

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Before every night of boxing in the Continental Championships, a certain rousing theme has been broadcast throughout the NAV Center's auditorium. "...

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 3

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.07.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Now I know why sportswriters gloat when their favorites win. I held my head a little higher after 17 year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich. thoroughly outclassed Brazil's Roseli Feitosa.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 2

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

The next bout was the fight of the night and had the sparse crowd screaming. U.S. Olympic candidate Queen Underwood faced Canada's Sandra Bizier. It took me a while to realize that I'd actually fought Sandra 10 years ago in Quebec City.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day One

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Fifty three women boxers in 10 weight classes are here in Cornwall, Ontario, competing for the right to call themselves the best in the Americas. Twelve countries are here, and it would have been 13 but Venezuela bought tickets to Ontario, California by mistake.

U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials Day 7 Parting Shots

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

It was a near-capacity crowd at the Northern Quest in Spokane for the final night of the Olympic trials in women's boxing. Of the twenty-four fighters, the field had been narrowed to six finalists vying for three spots.

U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials Day 6 -- The Kalispel Tribe

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Boxing has always been a sport for the underdog - women's boxing doubly so - and nobody appreciates underdogs more than the Kalispel Tribe.

Women's Boxing: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Day 5 - The Weigh In

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.18.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Each day's boxers must show up on weight or else forfeit their matches. Because there are only three Olympic weight classes for women, several of the fighters in this tournament are boxing outside of their comfort zone, but there haven't been issues thus far.

U.S. Women's Boxing Trials: Day 4

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.17.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

This was the third night of hard work for the twelve fighters in the challengers bracket. Six go home, leaving just twelve in the running for the US Olympic team.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 3: Boxing Love

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Mayer boxed beautifully and got great leverage on her right hands, but Underwood did more, especially to the body. Now I understand what all the fuss is about.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 2: What Boxing Needs

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

The women who fought tonight showed no signs of entitlement. What some lacked in polish they all made up for in hunger.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 1: The Draw

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.14.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

This year marks the debut of women's boxing in the Olympic Games. To make it there, the three winners of this week's trials will also need to place in the top eight in the Women's World Championships this May.

7 Sports In Which You Can (Or Must) Still Wear A Skirt

Posted 01.07.2012 | Women

The recent controversy over whether or not female boxers will be required to compete in skirts at the 2012 Olympics in London got us thinking: Are spo...