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Women’s world championships: 5 USA boxing ladies advance to medal rounds

Five American boxers advanced to the semifinal round with quarterfinal wins at the 2016 Women’s World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medalist Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas), bantamweight Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.), light heavyweight Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) and heavyweight Shadasia...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships: USA Boxing wins 4 of 5 after two-loss Saturday

Team USA bounced back from a rough day on Saturday with four preliminary round wins on Sunday at the 2016 Women’s World Boxing Championships. Christina Cruz (New York, N.Y.), Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) and Franchon Crews (Baltimore, Md.) all recorded victories over the two sessions of action at the Barys Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan....
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s world championships results: Claressa Shields scores stoppage win

– The United States squad moved to a perfect 5-0 in 2016 Women’s World Championships competition with three victories on Friday in Astana, Kazakhstan. Reigning Olympic and World Champion Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) closed the undefeated day with a last second TKO following first round victories from featherweight Stalacia Leggett (Quartz Hill, Calif.) and light welterweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympian Claressa Shields Discusses Childhood Abuse & Olympic Glory

After going virtually ignored by major media, boxing Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields finally gets well deserved exposure when she appeared on this week’s installment of HBO’s The Fight Game. In an inspiring interview with Melissa Stark, Shields candidly discusses her beginnings in Flynt, overcoming sexual abuse as a child, and her triumphant win at the 2012 Olympics Games in London.
Via BadCulture
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

USA Boxing wins 4 golds at Olympic qualifiers, Charles Conwell & Shakur Stevenson for men, plus women Mikaela Mayer & Claressa Shields

MIKAELA MAYER QUALIFIES FOR THE OLYMPICS ON A GOLD MEDAL DAY FOR TEAM USA The day that Mikaela Mayer has been working toward for the past six years finally came on Saturday at the Americas Qualifier in Buenos Aires. The American lightweight clinched her berth in the 2016 Olympic Games with a gold medal victory in Argentina. She was one of four victories on an undefeated day for the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields offers to train Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey would be wise to work on her boxing skills before her inevitable rematch against Holly Holm, and an olympic gold medalist has offered to help her with that. Claressa Shields, who became the first American woman to win a boxing gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, reached out to Rousey via Twitter...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mikaela Mayer edges Gonzalez, wins US women's boxing trials

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mikaela Mayer won the lightweight division of the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials Sunday, beating Jajaira Gonzalez by a narrow split decision for the second time this week. Gonzalez beat Mayer by unanimous decision Saturday to force the decisive third bout between the two Los Angeles-area natives. Mayer edged her teenage opponent by a 2-1 score again in the...
Via Associated Press
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Shields, Fuchs win US boxing trial; Gonzalez forces 3rd bout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields and surprising flyweight Virginia Fuchs won the U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials Saturday night. Lightweight Jajaira Gonzalez also beat Mikaela Mayer by unanimous decision in a rematch to force a decisive third bout between the two fighters for the trials championship Sunday. Shields beat Tika Hemingway by unanimous decision...
Via Associated Press
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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