Girl Boxers Kick Ass. Part 1: The Undercards

Part 1 in a series about professional female boxing. Read Part 2 and Part 3. I knew I would write a blog post about women this weekend. Initially I planned to attend yesterday’s Slutwalk Johannesburg and write about that. The Slutwalk would have made a great...

Raging Whoremones Reign Supreme

A few years ago, I wandered into a sports arena in Virginia’s D.C. suburbs and discovered roller derby.  The Cherry Blossom Bombshells and Scare Force One — the top two teams in the DC Rollergirls league — were cruising around an indoor skating...

Ballroom Boxing

Last week I went to my first-ever professional boxing match, in a ballroom at the ritzy Sandton Convention Centre. The evening included six fights with boxers from around South Africa. The ring was set up in the center of a ballroom, surrounded by well-heeled...

Fight Club, Part 2

Second in a two-part series. Read Part 1. “Hi champ i am going to have tournament on 5 may. coach” George Khosi, trainer at the Hillbrow Boxing Club, sent this SMS to my friend Anita and me a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure what he meant so I ignored...