Sports DeKalb to Partner with Sweet Science Boxing on The Atlanta Classic

Sports DeKalb to Partner with Sweet Science Boxing on The Atlanta Classic

Woman’s amateur boxing,  one of the fastest growing sports in the world!

Young girls are not only scoring soccer goals, hitting soft ball home runs and performing aerial feats of gymnastics. They have now turned to the sport of amateur boxing. Female Amateur boxing is one the fastest growing amateur and professional sports for woman.

Woman's amateur boxing has grown at an accelerated pace since the addition of female

Boxing to the Olympic Games in London 2012.  During the London games the United States won its first boxing Gold Medal male or female since Andre Ward in the 2004 Olympics with Claressa Shields and Bronze medal winner in Marlen Esparza. In 2016 Claressa Shields won her second gold medal being the first USA Boxing male or female athlete to win consecutive Olympic medals.  What was once a source of strength and conditioning for more traditional sports and fitness classes for mature woman. Young girls and woman ages 8-60+ years in age are joining local boxing gyms and taking up the competitive side of amateur boxing.

Local boxing gyms are now welcoming in females. USA Boxing regional and national events and recognizable franchises such as Golden Gloves are now allowing female athletes the

opportunity to compete. The USOC, USA Boxing and professional boxing promoters are

seeking athletes to become the next superstar amateur and professional female boxers such as Claressa Shields in winning Gold Medals for the United Sates and now a professional world champion boxer, Nikola Adams Gold Medal winner for England in 2012 and 2016, Katie Taylor Gold Medal Winner for Ireland 2012.

With the increased interest in female amateur boxing coinciding with a surge within the professional ranks, the current state of female boxing is ascending. In December 2018 the current WBC World Champion Cecilia Braekhus headlined the last professional boxing broadcast male or female for HBO network. This exemplifies the tremendous growth of woman’s boxing.

“Female Boxing is one of the purest forms of amateur boxing” states boxing coach and gym owner Marty P. Hill of Atlanta, Georgia. “The girls and woman are like sponges when it comes to learning the fundamentals of the sport of boxing”. “Female boxers are easy to teach and are very competitive” Skills that attribute to becoming national champions, olympic athletes and World Champions states coach Hill owner of Sweet Science Boxing Club located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coach Hill is partnering with USA Boxing, World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Cares program to help grow and develop opportunities for the female boxers to compete and showcase their talent and abilities.

One of the biggest challenges for female amateur boxers is the ability to find consistent tournaments and events that focus specifically on the female athlete.

In February 2019 the WBC and coach Marty P. Hill gym, Sweet Science Boxing Club are hosting the inaugural THE ATLANTA CLASSIC woman’s only amateur boxing tournament.

The Atlanta Classic is a two day all female amateur boxing tournament sanctioned by USA Boxing. Comprised of age groups from 8-60 plus years in age, The Atlanta classic will showcase some of the worlds best female amateur boxing talent. The Atlanta Classic will be located at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Feb 22-24th. Doors open at 12pm and boxing starts at 1pm on both Saturday and  Sunday (Championship Day)

For more information on covering, attending, interviewing participants of The Atlanta Classic please contact Marty P. Hill owner of Sweet Science Boxing Club Marty P. Hill 404-736-6302