Most boxers woke up this morning, February 13, 2012, with countless thoughts racing through their minds, such as what to eat for breakfast, how to get to work, or what their bank statement says. For the 24 top female boxers in the country there was just one thought, and one thought only, on their minds as they rose from the sheets and yawned off an uneasy nights sleep. That thought…WIN.
A win on this overcast, gloomy, and almost unnerving winter day is much more than just another notch in the W category of their personal record. These spectacular 24 athletes are fighting not just for themselves, not just for their country, and not just for their sport. A win this weekend means they will have cemented themselves in Olympic history books as members of the United States’ very first Female Boxing Team that has ever competed at the Olympic Games. Now how’s that for just a tad bit of pressure?!
Coming from every possible background you could imagine, these women have come together in The Evergreen State to battle for the three exclusive spots on Team USA. In the days where technology rules the world, we are fortunate enough to have a network like Universal Sports, which will be live-streaming all the bouts from Spokane, Washington at the link below:
Keep tabs right here on the Boxing Tours blog for updates on the Qualifiers and to find out which three impassioned female boxers will represent Team USA at the sports Olympic debut in July of 2012.