Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/9/14
USA Women's Olympic Boxing Results The semifinals for the women's Olympic boxing competition in London were held on Wednesday afternoon. American Flyweight Marlen Esparza battled China's Ren Cancan, and USA Middleweight Claressa Shields was in action against Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova. Would the remaining ladies from Team USA advance to the gold medal matches, or would their Olympic runs end with a bronze? Credit: AIBA USA Boxing Results - Marlen Esparza vs. Ren Cancan The shorter Esparza was looking for a way to get inside on her Chinese opponent, bouncing in with the jab and going to the body. Ren was looking for her 1-2 and looking to counter over Esparza's jab with her hook. Ren took a 3-2 lead after a slow first round. The action picked up in the second as both women were throwing more combinations. Esparza was at times a little bit wild trying to fight her way inside and overcome that height advantage. Ren won the second 4-2, to take a 7-4 lead. In the third, Esparza st...

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