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Bruising : A Boxer's Story
Author: Mischa Merz

ISBN: 9780977504794
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 1 June 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0
In Bruising: A Boxer's Story, Mischa Merz says moving from her boxacise classes to actual boxing was like moving from finger painting to life drawing. Boxing captivated her in many ways, but she found disapproval in unexpected places, not just from men concerned about women being hurt. The perception was that women had no business in a boxing ring and yet over the past decade, since she began, women's boxing - both amateur and professional - has taken off around the world.

As sign of how women's boxing has grown, the International Olympic Committee is poised to include it as an Olympic event with a decisions expected in August 2009. A previous bid to get women's boxing accepted in time for the Beijing Games failed because the IOC judged it was not a true sport.

Mischa Merz tells an exciting story of her time in the ring, the ups and downs of a controversial sport and the incredible challenges she faced. Bruising is a book about so much more than boxing: it's about a philosophy, a different way of looking at the world and the determination to succeed in a tough game.

Mischa Merz is a journalist and author of both fiction and non-fiction. She h...

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