The closing ceremony of London’s 1948 Olympic Games took place 65 years ago today. Boxing was an all-male sport then. Hungary’s Laszlo Papp won middleweight gold by knocking out Britain’s John A. Wright. At London’s 2012 Games, Britain’s Nicola Adams won the first Olympic gold medal ever awarded in women’s boxing. Here, Adams jabs Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte of India during their flyweight match.

The closing ceremony of London’s 1948 Olympic Games took place 65 years ago today. Boxing was an all-male sport then. Hungary’s Laszlo Papp won middleweight gold by knocking out Britain’s John A. Wright. At London’s 2012 Games, Britain’s Nicola Adams won the first Olympic gold medal ever awarded in women’s boxing. Here, Adams jabs Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte of India during their flyweight match.

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