The bout considered by many as âthe birth of modern professional women's boxingâ takes place in Las Vegas. The bloody, six-round slugfest between Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty was the undercard highlight to a rather disappointing Tyson vs. Bruno heavyweight title bout. The image of the bloodied Martin battling Gogarty brought more attention to women's boxing than any other event before or since. Martin won the decision and soon became a media star, even appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The fight was seen in an estimated 30 million homes and in more than 100 countries.