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