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One woman sparring at Miguel's Boxing Club in Brixton told London Tonight that the sport suited her lifestyle as a mum.
Heather Christian said it fitted in around other commitments and provided a good outlet for stress.
When Leanne Spencer stepped into the ring, she found she loved it so much that she quit her job in the City to become a personal trainer.
Sarah Trevett from Miguel's Boxing and Fitness Gym says they've seen a massive surge in interest from female customers:
London boxing clubs have seen a significant increase in the number of women taking up boxing. Club managers believe the hike in numbers is being caused by the image change that women's boxing underwent during the London Olympics.
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The success of Nicola Adams in the London 2012 Olympics has been credited with getting more women into the ring.