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Olympic Boxing

Was This Olympic Boxing Match Fixed?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

After making a call that shocked many, Olympic boxing referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov has been removed from officiating at the London Games. Despite...


Sarah Deming | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Team USA's got the blues. Not even the arrival of journalist Raquel Ruiz could dispel the gloom when Queen Underwood lost her Olympic bid.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 3

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.07.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Now I know why sportswriters gloat when their favorites win. I held my head a little higher after 17 year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich. thoroughly outclassed Brazil's Roseli Feitosa.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 2

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

The next bout was the fight of the night and had the sparse crowd screaming. U.S. Olympic candidate Queen Underwood faced Canada's Sandra Bizier. It took me a while to realize that I'd actually fought Sandra 10 years ago in Quebec City.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day One

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Fifty three women boxers in 10 weight classes are here in Cornwall, Ontario, competing for the right to call themselves the best in the Americas. Twelve countries are here, and it would have been 13 but Venezuela bought tickets to Ontario, California by mistake.

U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials Day 7 Parting Shots

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

It was a near-capacity crowd at the Northern Quest in Spokane for the final night of the Olympic trials in women's boxing. Of the twenty-four fighters, the field had been narrowed to six finalists vying for three spots.

U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials Day 6 -- The Kalispel Tribe

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Boxing has always been a sport for the underdog - women's boxing doubly so - and nobody appreciates underdogs more than the Kalispel Tribe.

Women's Boxing: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Day 5 - The Weigh In

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.18.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Each day's boxers must show up on weight or else forfeit their matches. Because there are only three Olympic weight classes for women, several of the fighters in this tournament are boxing outside of their comfort zone, but there haven't been issues thus far.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 1: The Draw

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.14.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

This year marks the debut of women's boxing in the Olympic Games. To make it there, the three winners of this week's trials will also need to place in the top eight in the Women's World Championships this May.