A local Lincolnshire gym is encouraging women to swap their oven gloves for their boxing gloves, as they raise awareness of female boxing.
Boxing can be seen by some people as a great way to build confidence, as well as a chance to learn self defence. However, boxing is a male dominated sport and some local gyms are trying to change this.
LSJ News reporter, Nicola Blake, spoke to full-time student and trainee boxer Besma Ayari, who has been training for many years now and is one of the few female boxers in Lincoln.
By Nicola Blake and Chris Goss