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Eighteen year-old English boxer Barbara Buttrick in training with a... News Photo1940-1949,Adult,Archival,Black And White,Boxing,Boxing - Women's,Boxing Glove,Fighting,Full Length,Human Age,Indoors,London - England,Men,People,Photography,Punching,Sport,Sports Training,Two People,UK,Vertical,WomenPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 2012 Getty ImagesEighteen year-old English boxer Barbara Buttrick (right) in training with a male sparring partner at Mickey Wood's Mayfair Gym, London, 4th February 1949. She is training for an exhibition bout at the Kilburn Empire, despite protests from leading figures in the boxing world, who are opposed to women's boxing. Buttrick went on to world championship titles in the flyweight and bantamweight classes, and later founded the Women's International Boxing Federation (WIBF). (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)