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Olympic Boxing

Hometown Fave Takes Last Boxing Gold

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — With a low rumble and high-pitched screams, Anthony Joshua's hometown fans stood in unison before the final round of the final bout of ...

U.S. Teen Wins Historic Gold Medal

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, capping her swift rise to the top of women's boxing with a 19-12 vic...

Women's Boxing Finally Steps Into Olympic Ring

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- One after another, the boxers walked down the neon-lit tunnel and into history. Two wore skirts. They all wore determination on their fac...

Fight On! Controversial Decision Against U.S. Boxer Overturned

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Errol Spence thought he was out of the Olympics, one last U.S. boxer done in by the vagaries of the amateur scoring system. The welterweight...

Olympic Boxing Referee Expelled From Games

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- An boxing referee from Turkmenistan was expelled from the London Olympics on Thursday for his handling of a bout in which the result was ove...

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...

London 2012: Year Of The Woman

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Claressa "T-Rex" Shields gives new meaning to the term girl power. The 17-year-old middleweight from Flint, Mich., is known for powerful co...

Women's Boxing Traveled Long Road To Olympics

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

-- When Lucia Rijker dropped in at the European Championships of women's boxing in her native Netherlands last year, the greatest fighter in the hist...


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.

Should Female Boxers Be Forced To Fight In Skirts During Olympics?

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 01.23.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Female boxers preparing for the London Olympics want to make a statement with their punches and not their clothing. The International ...