Boxing: To skirt or not to skirt?

The debate about women wearing skirts in the ring has cropped up - as amateur boxing chiefs prepare to discuss the issue again.

The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) has previously asked boxers to trial the skirts to help spectators distinguish them from men.

But at the European Championship in October, Poland and Romania were the only nations to do so.

BBC Radio 4's Jenni Murray spoke to Laura Saperstein, who takes part in the sport and designs boxing kit.

On her Woman's Hour show she also talked to Marianne Marston, a professional boxer who explains why she signed a petition against forcing women boxers to wear skirts.

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