Flint Native ‘Claressa Shields’ Wins Women’s Boxing Gold Medal
LONDON – The state of Michigan has a new boxing hero other than Floyd Mayweather Jr. as 17 year old Flint native, Claressa Shields dominated her competition during the 2012 Olympic women’s boxing, winning a gold medal for the United States.
“It’s always dedicated to Flint, ‘cause that’s where I’m from,” said Shields, who’s a senior at Flint Northwester High. “I dedicate it to my coach. I feel like he deserves it: He’s trained a lot of men at our gym, but none that wanted to dedicate themselves.
“And I feel that USA needs it. I’m just glad that somebody got a gold medal.” Shields said.
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