Boxing gains popularity among women in Libya
09 October 2022 | 8:25 am
For many years, boxing was prohibited across Libya, until the February 17 revolution during which many old laws were revisited. Now, it has become an increasingly popular sport, especially among teens and women- who set up their own club teaching boxing to females.
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