If you ever heard boxing referred to as the "sweet science" you might be surprised to discover that the term was coined by a woman reporter for Harper's magazine. Katharine Fullerton Gerould while covering the Dempsey-Tunney fight in Philadelphia, 1926. It was Gerould who first depicted the fight as a "sweet science" with "plastic beauty" in which the participants "dance, they spar, they clinch . . . and every instant reveals to the eye some new aspect of art or strength."

Katharine Fullerton Gerould, "Ringside Seats: A Woman at the Big Fight," Harper’s, December 1926 p. 25, as quoted in Jeffery T. Sammons, Beyond the Ring, University of Illinois Press, p. 58.