A fighting chance

Women's boxing returns for London Olympics; Claressa Shields plans to be there

Updated: May 7, 2012, 3:44 PM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPNHS.com

In the first Olympics in which women will compete for boxing medals, a 17-year-old from Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the nation in her weight class. She needs only a top-eight finish at an event in China later this week to qualify.

Trust us; this golden opportunity is not lost on Claressa Shields, either.

Shields has been training endlessly for this chance. With her coach and trainer, Jason Crutchfield, by her side, the young boxer has visions of gold this summer ...

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