Business of Sport: Ewan MacKenna: Women’s amateur boxing is so new as to be little more than an experimental sport with a handful of capable competitors

Business of Sport: Ewan MacKenna: Women’s amateur boxing is so new as to be little more than an experimental sport with a handful of capable competitors

The setting for the scene is the new bar at the back of the old boxing stadium. It’s early last year. The nationals have punched themselves out, but there’s still plenty to see here aside from the fresh décor. Most look on at the entourage of Joe Ward with one struggling member wearing his friend’s light-heavyweight belt with more success than his own attire.

He shuffles from foot to foot like...

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