A group of up-and-coming female boxers in Cuba want government support to form the island’s first women’s boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: “Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches.”
A funeral possession for Muhammad Ali winded through Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, preceding a memorial service and giving the public an opportunity to honor the four-time world heavyweight boxing champion, who died on June 3 at age 74.
The day in photos around the world.
Franchon Crews always wanted to be a professional singer. At 16, she took up boxing to lose weight for her singing career, but soon fell in love with the sport. Known as the Heavy Hitting Diva, Crews is now working toward her new dream: making the women’s U.S. Olympic boxing team. She was an alternate in the London 2012 team, and has been training ever since.
The day in photos from around the world.
Johnny Joo, a 24-year-old photographer from Ohio, has documented “the creepiness of an abandoned lunatic asylum, to the quiet, vast emptiness of a forgotten chapel, but nothing quite like the abandoned home of a former professional boxer.”
Mike Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite having received over $30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career, leaving behind a mansion in Southington, Ohio purchased in the 1980s.
Militarized police abroad crack down on real and imagined dissidents alike, a boxer in Europe feels left out, a leader is remembered in Myanmar and more in today’s daily brief.
The United States Naval Academy is an institution rich in history and traditions. One of the lesser known is its storied background in boxing. Superintendent Admiral David Porter started the sport at the academy in 1865. The sport was initially treated as a casual recreation in the beginning.
Nov. 9 Photo Brief: Intangible Chinese culture, Syrian refugees, Body Worlds in Honduras and a Sri Lankan prison riot
Syrians continue to flee their homes by the thousands, a deadly prison riot in Sri Lanka, “Body Worlds” displays its preserved human specimens in Honduras, China cracks down on poorly-managed, intangible cultural heritage and more in today’s daily brief.