Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/26/14
The gold medal matches for the women's Olympic boxing tournament at London 2012 were held on Thursday, August 9th. All three weight divisions were down to their final pair. At Flyweight, Ren Cancan took on British Nicola Adams; at Lightweight, fan-favorite and dominant force Katie Taylor went for gold against Sofya Ochigava; and at Middleweight, women's USA boxer Claressa Shields took on Nadeza Torlopova. Which women came away with gold, and would Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields continue dominating as they had in their previous matches? Ren Cancan vs. Nicola Adams The packed crowd was thrilled to see their home country darling Nicola Adams get into the ring against the favored multi-time world champion, Ren Cancan of China. Using her jab and pressing the action, Adams was able to get in and out and grab a 4-2 first round lead. Nicola wasn't satisfied there, as she came out to dominate in the 2nd round. She floored Ren midway through the session -- this was no Olympic standing 8 co...
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