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Uganda's women step into the ring

Uganda's women step into the ring

Originally Published: November 7, 2011
By Nicole Dreon | Special to espnW

The lady boxers in Uganda love to ask me questions. Do you have a boyfriend? Is it true that white men take care of their babies? Can you give me money for drip for my baby? Drip, I quickly learn, is slang for an IV drip to treat malaria. And I am frequently dishing out shillings for it.

It is the spring of 2010, and I have traveled solo to Kampala, Uganda, on maxed-out credit cards in search of inspiring female athletes. While I expected to find women who excelled at sports ...

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