A boxing match between two women is called foxy boxing. These are quite different from boxing matches between men. Boxing matches between men focus on power and stamina.
Foxy boxing too has a focus on stamina and power, but also adds a couple of dimensions that male boxing matches do not provide. Foxy boxing often adds a touch of sultriness to boxing matches.
The context for these foxy boxing matches often lean towards the sexual, thus providing a form of entertainment that can only be described as erotic.
To add to the sensuality, the contestants are often clad in skimpy outfits like bikinis. Some foxy boxing matches even feature topless women.
Women's boxing was first demonstrated at the 1904 Olympics. In 1988, the Swedish Amateur Boxing Association granted permission for events in women's boxing. This led to the revival of women's boxing as a sport.
However, it took quite a bit of time for the sport to get accepted. The first official European Cup for women was held in 1999 and the first World Championships in 2001. Women's boxing will still be an exhibition sport at the 2008 Olympics, but will be held as an official sport in the 2012 Olympics.
An interesting tidbit here is that in the United Kingdom, when women's boxing was first sanctioned in 1997, the first official match was to have been held between two 13 year olds. However, the media was so hostile to the idea that that one of the contestants actually dropped out of the match.
There are many categories of foxy boxing matches, ranging from the amateur to pro-amateur to complete professional. It is important to remember that this is not the same thing as women's professional boxing, which is the sort we refer to when speaking about the Olympics and other recognized competitions.
In the United Kingdom, women's boxing was pioneered in the 1980s by Sue Atkins. Unfortunately, she did not receive any official support and had to build awareness about women in this sport, even though public sentiment was not with her. The first British woman to be issued with a license was the 1996 Women's International Boxing Federation welterweight title winner Jane Couch.
Recently, women's boxing has received a boost with the entry of the daughters of very famous retired boxers.