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Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
RTS2FXLA
April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she...
Ningbo, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she heads to Taiwan for her Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship match, September 23, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi celebrates her victory after the referee awards her a technical knock-out during the seventh...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi celebrates her victory after the referee awards her a technical knock-out during the seventh round of her fight against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship gold belt in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi spends time with her son where she works, before sending her son back to her hometown in...
CIXI COUNTY, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi spends time with her son where she works, before sending her son back to her hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, in Cixi county, Zhejiang province, China, June 28, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her husband travel for nearly a full day to bring their son back to their hometown where...
Ningbo, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her husband travel for nearly a full day to bring their son back to their hometown where he will stay with his grandmother, in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, China, June 29, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she...
Ningbo, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she heads to Taiwan for her Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship match, September 22, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her assistant coach stand as the coach says a few motivational words before a match in...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her assistant coach stand as the coach says a few motivational words before a match in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang's coach said, "Don't think about winning or losing, fight for honor. Think about your family." Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she...
Ningbo, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she heads to Taiwan for her Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship match, September 22, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she...
Ningbo, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi in action during her final training session in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, before she heads to Taiwan for her Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship match, September 22, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi's husband Deng Peipeng, looks after their son while accompanying her on a training session...
LIANJIANG, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi's husband Deng Peipeng, looks after their son while accompanying her on a training session in a local gym in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, China, July 2, 2018. Whenever she is at home, Huang Wensi trains by herself in a local gym. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her son wait to catch their last train back to their hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong...
Shenzhen, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her son wait to catch their last train back to their hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, at Shenzhen East Train Station, in Shenzhen, China June 29, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her husband Deng Peipeng spend time in their hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong province,...
LIANJIANG, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her husband Deng Peipeng spend time in their hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, China, June 30, 2018. They spend most of the year apart because the couple work in different cities in China. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her husband Deng Peipeng spend time together in their hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong...
LIANJIANG, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her husband Deng Peipeng spend time together in their hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, China, July 1, 2018. They spend most of the year apart because the couple work in different cities in China. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
RTS2FXLV
April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi spends time with her son where she works, before sending her son back to her hometown in...
CIXI COUNTY, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi spends time with her son where she works, before sending her son back to her hometown in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, in Cixi county, Zhejiang province, China, June 28, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
RTS2FXLE
April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her husband travel for nearly a full day to bring their son back to their hometown where...
LIANJIANG, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her husband travel for nearly a full day to bring their son back to their hometown where he will stay with his grandmother, in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, China, June 30, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi and her father argue over family matters during a dinner at home in Lianjiang, Guangdong...
LIANJIANG, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi and her father argue over family matters during a dinner at home in Lianjiang, Guangdong province, China, June 30, 2018. Due to a cultural preference for boys over girls, Huang's parents never cared much for her opinion, but her success as an athlete has improved her standing in the family. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi relaxes in her dorm after a long day training in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, September...
Ningbo, China
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi relaxes in her dorm after a long day training in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, September 23, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi applies makeup in her hotel room before the match in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018....
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi applies makeup in her hotel room before the match in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi looks at her iPad whilst in bed unable to sleep, which she attributes to having drunk milk...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi looks at her iPad whilst in bed unable to sleep, which she attributes to having drunk milk tea to celebrate her victory in Taipei, Taiwan, September 27, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," said Huang. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi is interviewed by a local tv station in Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2018. "I'm the only...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi is interviewed by a local tv station in Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2018. "I'm the only professional boxer who is a mother in China," she told them. "I hope more mothers will see this match. Besides family, they should also live for themselves." Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi takes part in a weighing session to make sure she fits the criteria for the super flyweight...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi takes part in a weighing session to make sure she fits the criteria for the super flyweight category in Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2018. Huang had received incorrect information about the weight limits, and was too heavy. She weighed in at 118 pounds, three more than the 115 pounds allowed. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi tries to work up a sweat to lower her body weight in Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2018....
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi tries to work up a sweat to lower her body weight in Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2018. The tournament organizers gave Huang two hours to lose three pounds and drop below the category limit. If she failed, she would be disqualified. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi fights against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi fights against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship gold belt in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
RTS2FXLB
April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi sits in her corner during her fight against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi sits in her corner during her fight against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship gold belt in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi thanks the Taiwanese crowd after her match against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi thanks the Taiwanese crowd after her match against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship gold belt in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi celebrates her victory after the referee awards her a technical knock-out during the seventh...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi celebrates her victory after the referee awards her a technical knock-out during the seventh round in her fight against Thailand's Jarusiri Rongmuang for the Asia Female Continental Super Flyweight Championship gold belt in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CHINA-WOMAN/BOXING
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April 01, 2019
Huang Wensi cries backstage after winning her match in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang corrects...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Chinese boxer trounces stereotypes to become 'Queen of the Ring'
Huang Wensi cries backstage after winning her match in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2018. Huang corrects people who come to congratulate her, telling them, "Don't call me a king," she said. "Please call me the queen of the ring." Huang is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing, relishing its intense nature despite traditional stereotypes that steer women away from such activities. "A women is not just limited to being a wife or mother in the house," she said. REUTERS/Yue Wu SEARCH "WU BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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