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Boxing: WBC ranks female boxers

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posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 03:23 PM
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The World Boxing Council ranked female boxers for the first time Tuesday, and the World Boxing Association said it will soon do the same.

"Most of the (national) boxing associations in the world are starting to have female boxing" and they were seeking some sort of global structure, WBC President Jose Sulaiman told The Associated Press. "What we want is to bring strong safety measures to women's boxing."

The WBC sanctioned its first women's bout on May 28 in Tijuana, where super bantamweight Jackie Nava of Mexico became the federation's first women's champion by defeating Colombia's Paola Gonzalez.

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