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What Is WEBC?
Women’s Elite Boxing Club (WEBC) is a women’s only boxing and training club founded by Nigel Stokes in 2011. Boxing is a combination of cardio and strength training, so it works and tones every muscle in your body–from your arms, core, and down to your legs. It doesn’t matter if you want to box for physical fitness or self-defense (or even become an amateur fighter), WEBC is your first step towards a better you.
How Did Women’s Boxing Came About?
The first women’s boxing fight in the US was between Nell Saunders and Rose Harland at New York Hills Theatre in 1876. Another notable year for women’s boxing was 1975: Eva Shain was the first woman to judge a professional boxing match, and Caroline Svendsen was issued the first female boxing license in 1975.
Boxing then took off to new lengths in the 1990s. In 1992, a Massachusetts court ruled it illegal to deny the opportunity to box based on gender; in 1993, the USA Boxing recognized women’s boxers; and in 1997, USA Boxing held its first Women’s National Championships.
Women’s boxing made its Olympic debut in 2012. Claressa Shields of Team USA won the first gold medal in the middleweight division. WEBC intends to become a part of the rich women’s US boxing history. It is important to note how much boxing has grown in America recently, and its potential as a sport and a physical exercise.
What Are The Benefits of Boxing?
There are multiple perks to boxing. The benefits to women are: it builds strength and confidence, works your entire body and teaches self-defense. And of course, it ‘s a lot of fun!
Nigel Stokes, Certified Boxing Trainer
Founder and Owner of Women's Elite Boxing Club