October 3 - International Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K Wu said he is delighted that women's boxing will make its Commonwealth Games debut at Glasgow 2014 and predicted that the event will be "truly special" for the fans.
The decision to include women's boxing at Glasgow 2014 was confirmed at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly in Uganda last week and it comes after the female version of the sport made a hugely successful Olympic debut at London 2012.
"I am delighted that the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have added women's boxing to its sports programme", said Wu, who spearheaded the movement to get women's boxing into the Olympic Games.
"After the resounding success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, where women's boxing was one of the star attractions, our fans will once again be treated to something truly special."
Wu, who is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member, continued that the Commonwealth Games provides another important opportunity for female boxers to promote themselves on a global scale.
"This inclusion demonstrates the continued growth in popularity of women's boxing that I wish to continue promoting even further," he said.
"Women boxers have reached world-class levels over the last couple of years and the Commonwealth Games will be another opportunity for these athletes to showcase their talents."
Glasgow 2014 will see women's boxing feature in the three Olympic weight categories of flyweight, lightweight and middleweight.
The decision also means that British flyweight Nicola Adams, the first Olympic women's boxing champion, has the opportunity to make history again by winning the first Commonwealth Games women's boxing gold medal.
The 29-year-old from Leeds beat China's Ren Cancan (pictured above, right) to take the historic victory, while lightweight Katie Taylor (pictured top, right) of Ireland and middleweight Claressa Shields of America claimed gold in the two other women's boxing Olympic weight classes.
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