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Sport in History Podcast 48 – Boxing at the BSSH Conference 2020

Boxing history in the second in a series of podcasts brought to you from the BSSH's 2020 Conference, which was held online in the last week of August.

The session is introduced by Matt McDowell of the University of Edinburgh and features Ben Duncan-Jones (De Montfort University) with a paper titled, ''[T]he advantage of science, and of the affinity which exists between the natural and the artificial weapon.’ Digital history and nineteenth century boxing.'

The second paper is given by Marjolein van Bavel of Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, National Autonomous University of Mexico & Department of History, University of Antwerp titled 'The Boxing Commission knocked out cold: Ending the prohibition of women’s boxing in Mexico City in the 1990s'.

Marjolein outlines a hard fought process by which women, led by Laura Serrano, campaigned to overturn a ban on female boxing which had been introduced in 1946.

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