Boxing http://kplu.org en Northwest boxer wins at Olympic trials http://kplu.org/post/northwest-boxer-wins-olympic-trials <p>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.</p><p>Underwood emerged as the lightweight champion at the week-long Olympic trials for women&#39;s boxing. The contest was in Spokane &ndash; where the audience welcomed Underwood as a home-state favorite.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:23:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4207 at http://kplu.org Northwest boxer wins at Olympic trials Seattle Boxer Fights Battle Of The Mind In Face Of Olympics http://kplu.org/post/seattle-boxer-fights-battle-mind-face-olympics SPOKANE, Wash. - You might remember the film "Million Dollar Baby." Hillary Swank plays a female boxer named Maggie. Clint Eastwood plays her crusty – and at first, reluctant — trainer.<p>Maggie: "I thought you might want to train me."<p>Frankie: "I don't train girls."<p>Maggie: "Maybe you should. People who see me fight think I'm tough."<p>Frankie: "Girlie, tough ain't enough."<p>This year, women will box for the gold for the first time ever at the Summer Olympics in London. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:48:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4179 at http://kplu.org Seattle Boxer Fights Battle Of The Mind In Face Of Olympics Swinging sisters: The Madrigal girls are tops in NW boxing http://kplu.org/post/aiming-olympic-gold-madrigal-sisters-are-tops-nw-boxing <p><em>&quot;To challenge yourself, you have to fight someone who actually knows how to fight.&rdquo; </em></p><p>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.</p><p>The contenders for the first-ever U.S. Olympic women&#39;s boxing team face off in Spokane. It&#39;s a big development on the international stage. But the face of boxing has already been changing in small clubs across the Northwest.</p><p>Enter the Madrigal sisters.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:44:09 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4103 at http://kplu.org Swinging sisters: The Madrigal girls are tops in NW boxing