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Women boxers get long-awaited Olympic chance

Updated: June 20, 2012, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

The door to the last remaining boys club in the Summer Olympics finally opens in London.

Three dozen women are about to punch it into smithereens.

Women's boxing is an Olympic sport for the first time, with 36 fighters in three weight classes competing to make history with its first medals. A sport long derided as a sideshow by elitists has been hotly competitive for several years, and the debut Olympic tournament is expected to bring worldwide attention and cachet to boxing, which ...

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