Boxing is for both men and women in Argentina

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They’re made of tough stuff and are fighting their way to the top by boxing. And not all of them are men. “Americas Now” Correspondent Joel Richards reports on Argentina’s world-class boxers and what it takes to be a champion.

Argentina has long produced first-rate boxers who have become world-renowned athletes. One of them is Cesar Cuenca who won a title in China last year.

The sport has long had ties to local politics and communities and often features fighters who hail from humble beginnings.

One fact you may not know is that the country holds female boxers on equal footing with men. According to the Women’s International Boxing Association, Argentina has more female champions than any other country. 

Check out Joel Richards’ package on the boxing world of Buenos Aires. Joel gets to know some of these champions. And also, some hoping to become one.

Boxing is for both men and women in Argentina

Boxing is for both men and women in Argentina

They’re made of tough stuff and are fighting their way to the top by boxing. And not all of them are men. Correspondent Joel Richards reports on Argentina’s world-class boxers and what it takes to be a champion. Argentina has long produced first-rate boxers who have become world-renowned. One of them is Cesar Cuenca who won a title in China last year. The sport has long had ties to local politics and often features fighters who hail from humble beginnings. One fact you may not know is that the country holds female boxers on equal footing with men. According to the Women's International Boxing Association Argentina has more female champions than any other country. Americas Now Correspondent Joel Richards reports on the boxing world of Buenos Aires. He talks to some of these champions and also to some hoping to become one. Argentina has long produced first-rate boxers who have become world-renowned. One of them is Cesar Cuenca who won a title in China last year. The sport has long had ties to local politics and often features fighters who hail from humble beginnings. One fact you may not know is that the country holds female boxers on equal footing with men. According to the Women's International Boxing Association Argentina has more female champions than any other country. "Americas Now" Correspondent Joel Richards reports on the boxing world of Buenos Aires. He talks to some of these champions and also to some hoping to become one.