Barbara "Mighty Atom of the Ring" Buttrick was called an "insult to womanhood" when she became one of world's first professional female boxers. The fearless 87 year old reflects on her groundbreaking career.

A Pioneer of Women's Boxing Looks Back on a Lifetime of Battles

Early 20th century women's sports. "Take that: The female competitors - whose names are recorded as Fraulein Kussin and Mrs Edwards - fought on 7 March 1912"

Ladies who punch: Vintage pictures show pioneering sportswomen boxing, swimming and playing football a century ago

These two female boxers - whose names are recorded as Fraulein Kussin and Mrs Edwards - fought on March 1912

Positive thought - TaeKwonDo....My first class is Thursday!!

I have told my children from day one that we don't use the word 'can't', if they need help to complete something than they ask for help. They don't get to sit there any simply say 'I can't do it'

Confident relaxed female boxer with a toned body by Jacob Lund Photography on @creativemarket

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Confident relaxed female boxer with a toned body by Jacob Lund Photography on Character design reference!

Picture is of Lucia Rijker, a Dutch professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress. Rijker has been dubbed by the press and opponents "The Most Dangerous Woman in the World."

Lucia Rijker, a Dutch professional female boxer, kickboxer, and actress. Rijker has been dubbed by the press and opponents "The Most Dangerous Woman in the World.

The first female boxer for the USA Olympic team, and proud Latina, Marlen Esparza in the July 2012 issue of Vogue. Image courtesy of Vogue, July 2012 | Photographer: Norman Jean Roy.

The first female boxer for the USA Olympic team, and proud Latina, Marlen Esparza in the July 2012 issue of Vogue. Image courtesy of Vogue, July 2012

Laid back

This outfit is soo laid back and casual,even though it's setting a male would wear.girls can totally rock it.especially with the hat and shoes - skater girl outfit

Marlen Esparza. This is the first time women boxers are allowed to compete in the Olympics

Marlen Esparza:Going the Distance

Laila Ali, the daughter of "The Greatest", boxing legend Muhammad Ali

The Hottest Female Boxers

Laila Ali, the daughter of "The Greatest", boxing legend Muhammad Ali, [Beautiful though they are in many ways.

"The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re okay." (Inspiration quote for cyn)

Toned female fitness boxer fighting with the shadow Banque d'images - 7543588

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