Couples Boxing: Throwing Punches As Therapy

A modest but growing number of women are boxing their way into knockout shape as their husbands and boyfriends dodge their uppercuts, according to more than a dozen owners and managers of boxing gyms and health clubs in California, Minnesota, New York and Texas.

Coed sparring, let alone couples boxing, used to be considered a sorry matchup, not in the least because men wouldn't dare get into the ring with women. But now some male boxers don't mind being pitted against them, and women who box for fitness are also game.