In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, boxers Idamerys Moreno, left, and Legnis Cala, train during a photo session on Havana's sea wall, in Cuba. Moreno and Cala are part of a group of up-and-coming female boxers on the island who want government support to form Cuba's first female boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: "Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches."
In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, boxers Idamerys Moreno, left, and Legnis Cala, train during a photo session on Havana's sea wall, in Cuba. Moreno and Cala are part of a group of up-and-coming female boxers on the island who want government support to form Cuba's first female boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: "Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches." Ramon Espinosa AP
In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, boxers Idamerys Moreno, left, and Legnis Cala, train during a photo session on Havana's sea wall, in Cuba. Moreno and Cala are part of a group of up-and-coming female boxers on the island who want government support to form Cuba's first female boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: "Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches." Ramon Espinosa AP

Women demand Cuba support 1st female boxing team

February 01, 2017 11:36 AM