Boxing Newsreel

Power Up, Women

I need to travel over to Athletic Women Blog more regularly, because every time I go I get dosed up with a massive hit of all-out inspiration. Look people, I know this video is a advert for UnderArmor (which I do in fact wear), but the fact is that any commercial that powers me up like this is a win. For them, for me, for my game. Women love to kick ass and take names, don’t we?

Here’s another one, also poached from Rob Mars at AWB, that does the same thing and it’s not even selling me stuff. It’s just an incredible show of woman power in its most graceful and (potentially) dangerous form. I clearly need to sign up for ballet lessons. Somebody hand me a sword.

Finally, I can’t seem to get embed support on this one, but check out this women’s boxing newsreel, dated 1928, from British Pathe. Again, posted by Rob on AWB. It cracks me up that the woman (who is boxing a man) is wearing her boxing boots with a fringed leotard. She flat out rocks, too.

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5 Responses to Power Up, Women

  1. Joey Douglas December 17, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Hey Lisa, you came up on my google alerts. our site is under construction, but i think you will like it once it is done. check out and let me know what you think. Thanks!


    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe December 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

      Awesome, Joey! I clicked over to take a look, and made sure to “like” you on Facebook. And congrats on snagging the best damn URL in the world. Wish I’d thought of it!! Let me know what I can do to help you as you get up and running. Looking forward to hearing more about Kick Ass Women!

  2. Joey Douglas December 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Lisa, email me at

  3. niamh December 21, 2010 at 6:43 am #

    I love that UA ad too – posted about it here

    But that black-white film is incredible, she totally lays him out not just once but twice. Definitely inspiring to see, thanks Lisa!

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe December 21, 2010 at 10:42 am #

      Just left a comment on your post, niamh. The Nike “I”m making myself hot” vid is awful! I hated it, and I’m so worked up now I may have to post about it myself. They had a shot, just like UA, and they totally blew it. Who the hell was making that vid, anyway? Teen boys? Ugh.

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