Boxing http://nwpr.org en Poetic Take On Black Boxer Lands Punches With Broad Appeal http://nwpr.org/post/poetic-take-black-boxer-lands-punches-broad-appeal <em>April is National Poetry Month, and Code Switch is celebrating by writing about great poets of color and their poems that address issues of race, culture and ethnicity. We began the series with an invitation to our readers to help us build a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/04/10/301409226/writers-of-color-flock-to-social-media-for-a-new-way-to-use-language">collaborative</a></em> <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/04/10/301409226/writers-of-color-flock-to-social-media-for-a-new-way-to-use-language">poem</a>. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Camila Domonoske 44249 at http://nwpr.org Poetic Take On Black Boxer Lands Punches With Broad Appeal Seattle Boxer Takes Historic Step Into Ring, If Not The Gold http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-boxer-takes-historic-step-ring-if-not-gold <p>Fans of Seattle boxer Queen Underwood hope a disappointing outcome in London won&rsquo;t keep her from trying again at the 2016 Olympics. Underwood lost her opening bout Sunday in the first Olympics to open up boxing to women. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:04:16 +0000 Jessica Robinson 12899 at http://nwpr.org Seattle Boxer Takes Historic Step Into Ring, If Not The Gold Northwest Woman Gets Second Chance At Olympic Boxing http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-woman-gets-second-chance-olympic-boxing <p>Some of the best sports stories are about second chances, and this week a female boxer from Seattle got her second chance at Olympic gold. The international governing body for boxing awarded Queen Underwood a wild card spot at the first-ever tournament for women&rsquo;s boxing in the Olympics. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:34:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10298 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Woman Gets Second Chance At Olympic Boxing Northwest Boxer Wins At Olympic Trials http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-boxer-wins-olympic-trials <p>SPOKANE, Wash. - A 27-year-old pipe fitter from the Northwest has earned a spot on the USA&#39;s first-ever women&#39;s Olympic boxing team. Queen Underwood of Seattle is considered to be one of the top contenders for the gold in boxing &ndash; male or female &ndash; at the 2012 London Games. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has more. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:25:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3458 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Boxer Wins At Olympic Trials Three Sisters Don't Pull Punches In Former Men-Only Sport http://nwpr.org/post/three-sisters-dont-pull-punches-former-men-only-sport <p>WENATCHEE, Wash. - Up until the last few decades it was considered indecent for women to box. This year, women&rsquo;s boxing will make its Olympic debut in the Summer Games of London. The contenders for the first-ever U.S. Olympic women&#39;s boxing team face off in Spokane Feb. 13-19. It&#39;s a big development on the international stage. But as Jessica Robinson reports, the face of boxing has already been changing in small clubs across the Northwest. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:56:58 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2820 at http://nwpr.org Three Sisters Don't Pull Punches In Former Men-Only Sport