(OCT 28) According to Jessica
Creighton, a BBC Olympic sports reporter, the Amateur
International Boxing Association (AIBA) wanted the female boxers
to wear "skirts" instead of "Shorts". Creighton
wrote that during last year's World Championships, the AIBA presented
competitors with skirts, rather than the usual shorts, which it
wanted to "phase in for international competitions".
The AIBA justifies the skirts as it would distinguish female
boxers from male boxers.
At this point in time it is "Optional" for the boxers. Ireland's
superstar amateur boxer, Katie Taylor said that she had not
plans to wear a skirt, and that she didn't even wear mini-skirts
when she was not boxing.
Full Article by Jessica Creighton/BBC Olympic Sports Reporter
Top photo: Flash from past -1980's
Cassillas wore skirts by choice