|Female Boxing in Canada|
- The Canadian Amateur Boxing Association was formed in 1969 with no recognized boxing for women.
- Females were prevented from boxing or wrestling in public by the Provincial government.
- Both women and girls were accepted into boxing clubs in the 70' and 80's for the purpose of training.
- Some of these females stayed in the profession as officials, coaches and administrators.
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom made gender discrimination in sports illegal in the late 1980's.
- Rules and medical rules for female boxers were developed by a special Medical Commission.
click image to view
- The development of rules was spearheaded by the National Medical Director of CABA, a female sports medicine physician, and an internationally respected member of the AIBA medical commission.
- By the 1991 Annual General Meeting of CABA, female boxing amendments were approved.
- Sanctioned bouts between female boxers, under CABA Rules were also given full support and approval.
- The number of female competitors has grown to over 300 since 1991.
- This number is still only about 10 % of the male competitors.
- There are female coaches and officials at all certification levels.
- There are over 2,000 female boxing club members who are participants of fitness and "boxercise" programs, not including the many unregistered fitness classes using boxing club facilities.
- Female boxing is not a separate division of CABA as the numbers are still too small.
- Boxing is fully gender-integrated. Females train and spar together with the male club members. The National Championships, as of 1995, are for both men and women, with the finals being held separately.
- From these Championships, a National Female Boxing Team became a reality and these female boxers represented Canada internationally.
- Boxing is for both males and females and is fully accepted today as routine by the media and the public.
- The injury rate in all the hundreds of bouts since 1991 has been zero for females.
- With regard to bout results, the point totals for female matches are, on the average, much lower than for bouts with male boxers.
- This seems to indicate that female boxers, on the average, appear to adopt a somewhat more defensive style than that typical of the male boxers.
- Female boxers are very dedicated, disciplined, and highly motivated athletes. They are keenly interested in learning and reaching the highest levels of proficiency and skill in this fledgling female sport.
- This high standard appears to have been achieved as represented by the female National Team.
- Female boxing may bring back the true meaning to the term "sweet science" that boxing was once called.
HOME PAGE | PROFILE | BOXING STATS
KICKBOXING STATS | MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
internet DREAM WEAVER HOME PAGE
©1998/2000 internet Dream Weaver