Women's boxing made its highly anticipated Olympic debut on Sunday. The big match of the opening session featured American Lightweight Queen Underwood going against Britain's Natasha Jonas. In front of a screaming, enthusiastic crowd, the two fighters put on a show. Unfortunately for Team USA, Jonas came out ahead, and Underwood joins the ranks on the men's boxing team for the United States going home early.
The first round featured some exciting action right from the opening bell. The ladies were aggressive and each was looking to land telling blows. As the partisan crowd chanted for Natasha, Underwood actually scored the better shots. After 1 round, she was up 4:3.
Both women landed several hard shots in the second round. But maybe Jonas was a bit more consistent throughout the session, and she took the lead, 7:6. She wouldn't look back.
Underwood came out swinging for the fences at the start of the third, and was throwing punches in wild flurries. Jonas answered...