Posts Tagged ‘Clarissa Shields

28
Feb
12

Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood, Claressa Shields: Recent press for our Olympic boxing heroines

Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood, Claressa Shields: Recent press for U. S. Olympic boxing heroines

Marlen Esparza, Claressa Shields, Queen Underwood, 2012 Olympic Trials Champions, Credit: James Snook/US Presswire

Gosh!  Has the United States finally woken up to the fact that women can actually box!!!

A spate of articles following the triumphs of Marlen Esparza, Queen Underwood and 16- year-old Claressa Shields at the first-ever U. S. women’s boxing Olympic trials certainly seems to have brought home the fact that this generation of female amateur fighters are forces to be reckoned with in and out of the ring.

Here are some links to some truly to some recent press on these amazing women!

Marlen Esparza – Flyweight Olympic Contender

Marlen Esparza throwing an upper cut to Tyrieshia Douglas who announced she is turning pro. Credit: AP

One Step Closer to her Olympic dream - CNN by Elizabeth M. Nunez

Houston’s Marlen Esparza wins US women’s boxing trials – KHOU.com/AP

Queen Underwood – Lightweight Olympic Contender

Queen Underwood in her corner, Credit: Sue Jaye Johnson

Local boxer Queen Underwood on Q it Up Sports - Video piece from Q13 Fox Sports.

Queen Underwood shifts her attention to worlds - Queen’s blog on ESPN-W

The Living Nightmare, Quanitta Underwood: A Contender for Olympic Gold and a Survivor - New York Times by Barry Bearak

Claressa Shields – Middleweight Olympic Contender

Claressa Shields, Credit: Sue Jaye Johnson

Straight Out of Flint: Girl Boxer Aims For Olympics - NPR radio segment plus pictures and story.

Teen Contender Claressa Shields: Women Box Podcast from WNYC - Women Box Podcast segment

Video: Claressa ‘T-Rex” Shields’ Olympic Boxing trials championship is capped off with a magical Flint homecoming – Mlive.com by Eric Woodyard

13
Oct
11

America’s boxing women “got games”!

America’s boxing women “got games”!

First off, the 2011 National PAL results are as follows with three more women added to the roster of female boxers eligible for the first ever women’s Olympic Trials this coming February.  Girlboxing sends a huge shout-out to these incredible athletes — even as we extend our thoughts and prayers to Ishika Lay and her family.

Female
106 lbs: Amy Sowers dec. Colleen Loo, 28-12
112 lbs: Tyrieshia Douglas dec. Virginia Fuchs, 22-12 (Olympic Weight)
119 lbs: Amanda Pavone dec. Araceli Tinoco, 19-14
125 lbs: Shane Ruelas dec. Kristie Simmons, 21-18
132 lbs: N’yteeyah Sherman dec. Patricia Manuel, 21-20 (Olympic Weight)
165 lbs: Claressa Shields dec. Andrecia Wasson, 31-13 (Olympic Weight)
178 lbs: Tyler Lord Wilder stopped Charnita Johnson, RSC-3
In a season of firsts, the Women’s USA Boxing Team who have qualified to participate in the Pan American Games are already hard at work at the Pan American Games Training Camp in Houston, Texas.  The training camp will run through October 14th, ahead of the start of this year’s Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico beginning on October 17th!
Christina Cruz, New York, NY  (112 Weight Class)
Queen Underwood, Seattle, WA (132 Weight Class)
Franchon Crews, Baltimore, MD (165 Weight Class)



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