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Women's boxing hopes to gain traction from Holly Holm's UFC victory over Ronda Rousey

Women's boxing hopes to gain traction from Holly Holm's UFC victory over Ronda Rousey

Among the millions who watched former boxing world champion Holly Holm outpunch Ronda Rousey to set up a stunning upset was Mauricio Sulaiman. The head of the World Boxing Council's pulse raced at the sight.

Certainly, what Holm did to the previously unbeaten Rousey in the octagon would reverberate in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for quite awhile.

Beyond that, Sulaiman assessed, Holm's showcase triumph was the event needed to bring women's boxing to a more prominent and lasting standing in the U.S.

"These are great athletes," Sulaiman said. "Female boxing is very competitive. They fight two-minute rounds for 10 rounds. Action-packed fights. Always....

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