A History Of Women's BoxingA History of Women’s Boxing is the first comprehensive history of the sport of women’s boxing. It is published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers and will be released in July 2014.

Author Malissa Smith is the founder of Girlboxing, a blog about the wit and wisdom of the boxing ring. She is also an active member of the women’s boxing community, reporting on women’s boxing. As an advocate for the sport, she was recently named to the board of the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.

Smith lives in Brooklyn, New York and boxes regularly at the world-famous Gleason’s Gym.