New Delhi, Republic of India
TO MATCH FEATURE INDIA-BOXING - TRAINER PUTS A GUM SHIELD INTO THE MOUTH OF INDIAN GIRL BEFORE HER ......
TO MATCH FEATURE INDIA-BOXING - TRAINER PUTS A GUM SHIELD INTO THE MOUTH OF INDIAN GIRL BEFORE HER FIGHT IN NEW DELHI.
A trainer puts a gum shield into the mouth of Indian girl prior to her fight in a sports club in New Delhi. Indian women are taking up boxing in increasing numbers, overriding objections from parents worried that such a bruising sport could damage their marriage prospects, boxing officials say. So many women have entered the ring that officials have organised India's first national amateur championships to take place this week in the southern city of Madras. Picture taken February 1, 2001.