Foxy boxing

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A foxy boxer — April Hunter

Foxy boxing is a sports entertainment which involves two or more women boxing (or pretending to do so) in a sexualized context as a form of erotic entertainment. The participants are typically dressed in revealing clothing such as bikinis or skintight leotards, while the actual fight usually focuses on the beauty of the combatants rather than fighting skills.[1] Foxy boxing is unusual in that the audience generally does not care who wins. It is believed to have its roots in "singles' bars in southern California" after the interest in women's boxing began to decline in the late 1980s.[2]

The mainstream competitive sport of women's boxing has tried to avoid association with foxy boxing[3] but the successful female boxer Mia St. John emphasised her sexuality by appearing on the cover of Playboy magazine.[4]

It was a popular entertainment used in the Philippines for military men in the 1980s and 90s. It included both boxing and wrestling and the women were expected to "draw blood and show bruises before they got paid".[5] Foxy boxing was also utilized by bar owners in Thailand for the same type of audience.[6]

The style of fighting was formed into a new genre by David Borden, into what came to be known as Kaiju Big Battel, which was staged fights with a heavy tokusatsu and pop culture influence.[7]

Although foxy boxing is more of an entertainment spectacle than a sport, it has resulted in injuries. A foxy boxer at a high end strip joint in Rhode Island sued her employer after a fight has ruptured her silicone breast implants. The class action suit ruled her employer liable.

Media and popular culture[edit]

The sport is frequently referenced in popular culture:

See also[edit]


One of the many events held at Australia's Best Adult Entertainment Venue 'The Voodoo Lounge' in Perth - Western Australia.

  1. ^ Carlo Rotella (2004), Good with Their Hands, University of California Press, ISBN 978-0-520-24335-4 
  2. ^ Christensen, Karen; Allen Guttmann; Gertrud Pfister (2001). International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports: A-G. Macmillan Reference USA. p. 172. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Sekules, Kate (2000). The boxer's heart: how I fell in love with the ring. Villard. p. 55. 
  4. ^ C. Ondine Chavoya (2006), Women boxers: the new warriors, p. 22, ISBN 978-1-55885-475-8 
  5. ^ Hilsdon, Anne-Marie (1995). Madonnas and martyrs: militarism and violence in the Philippines. Ateneo de Manila University Press. pp. 99–100. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ H. Enloe, Cynthia (1993). The morning after: sexual politics at the end of the Cold War. University of California Press. p. 156. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Anime Instincts". Spin (Bob Guccione, Jr.) 18 (10): 62. October 2002. 
  8. ^ Groening, Matt (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. New York: HarperPerennial. p. 28. ISBN 0-06095252-0. 
  9. ^ I. Pinsky, Mark (2007). The gospel according to the Simpsons. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 122. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ (29 October 2010). Revived and Derived: "Freaks and Geeks" Ep. 18, "Discos and Dragons", Independent Film Channel, Retrieved November 24, 2010