WOMEN'S BOXING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT - WOMEN'S BOXING NEARING
|The first-ever Women's Amateur
Boxing World Championships was held in Scranton, PA from November
26th to December 2nd. The event attracted over 150 elite boxers from
national teams representing more than 35 countries.
This World Championship event is a necessary
precursor for women's boxing to join the ranks of Olympic sports.
According to the International Olympic Committee Olympic Charter,
new sports must meet the following guidelines to achieve Olympic
Only sports practiced by women in at least 40 countries and three
continents may be included in the program of the Games of the
2.2- A discipline is admitted to the program
at least seven years before specific Olympic Games in respect of
which no change shall thereafter be permitted
3.3- To be included in the program of the
Olympic Games, events must be recognized international standing both
numerically and geographically, and have been included at least
twice in world or continental championships.
|To date, boxing is the only
non-coeducational sport on the Olympic roster. The Championships
advance the sport of Women's Boxing one step closer to achieving
Media personnel from around the world noted
the significance of this historic event. Press crews from the United
States, France, Israel, New Zealand and other locales covered the
event. The magazine, Sports Illustrated-Women, is scheduled to do a
story detailing a day in the life of the championship athletes.
Women's amateur boxing is expanding its
audience and participation around the world. The president of AIBA,
the international governing association for amateur and Olympic
boxing, stated, during the conclusion of the tournament, that
amateur women's boxing is growing at a rate significantly faster
than men's boxing, and it has the capability to surpass amateur
men's boxing in terms of popularity and participation in the future.
AIBA is a strong supporter of women's boxing and its hopes for
www.aiba.net and www.180022welcome.com/boxing/
for more information on women's boxing.
BOXING A MAJOR PLAYER
IN THE SUCCESS OF FIRST
WOMEN'S WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP
|Balazs Boxing was the title
sponsor of the recently concluded Women's Amateur Boxing World
Championships. The World Championships, hosted by Scranton, PA from
November 26 to December 2, featured 6 days of competitive boxing.
More than 150 female athletes from over 35 countries were among the
competitors. As one of the main sponsors, Balazs provided a
competition boxing ring as well as training equipment including
gloves, heavy bags and Exoflex™ chest protection.
||As the Official Boxing Ring
Supplier, Balazs provided the boxing ring used for all
preliminary and championship bouts. As an Official Training
Equipment Supplier, Balazs provided several of their flagship
Universal Boxing Stands™ with assorted training bags for
boxers' workouts before and during the championship event. The
women of Team USA and other national teams also had access to
Balazs Boxing training gloves and other boxing accessories as
they trained for their championship bouts at Montage Mountain
Ski Resort outside Scranton.
|Balazs supplied Team USA with
Exoflex™ Protective Sports Bras. The Exoflex™ is an
innovative sports bra that provides impact protection for the
breast while being supple and form-fitting for comfort. The US
Team's Devonne Canady won the only US Gold medal while wearing
|Balazs Boxing has been a strong
supporter of women's amateur boxing since the company's founding.
Balazs has sponsored several regional developmental events, in
cooperation with boxing coach Christy Halbert, who served as Head
Coach for Team USA at the recent Championship events.
"The camaraderie, sportsmanship and
superb physical performance exhibited at women's amateur boxing
events inspires us and embodies the characteristics we believe in at
Balazs", says founder Andrew Laudenslager. "We support
this pioneering event through our commitment to raising the
awareness of women's boxing around the globe."
Balazs, Inc. sells its top-of the-line boxing
stands, boxing rings and equipment to individuals and health clubs
through its website www.boxingsource.com
and authorized retailers throughout the world. Located in Allentown,
PA, Balazs has become the leader in commercial-grade boxing
equipment, with customers in over 100 countries. Call (888) 466-6765
or visit www.boxingsource.com
for more information.