Claressa Shields earns shot at gold
LONDON -- The newest American boxing sensation is a cocky teenager with heavy hands, fleet feet and a serious mean streak.
And just like Cassius Clay, Joe Frazier and Oscar De La Hoya before her, Claressa Shields is about to fight for a gold medal.
The 17-year-old middleweight dominated Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the first Olympic women's boxing tournament Wednesday, earning a spot in the title bout against Russia's Nadezda Torlopova.
After pounding away ...
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