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PostPosted: 08/21/16 1:14 pm    ::: Boxing Reply Reply with quote

Claressa Shields repeats her Gold Medal performance at middleweight. For the second straight Games she is the only US medalist in the Sweet Science.



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I believe Shakur Stevenson got the silver medal in his weight class 52kg, first medal for the men since 2004.


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PostPosted: 08/22/16 9:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mmaniac wrote:
I believe Shakur Stevenson got the silver medal in his weight class 52kg, first medal for the men since 2004.


So he did. Shields is the only US gold medalist in a sport we once dominated.

She may be back in 2020. I don't see much money for her as a pro, given the sparse competition at middlewight and up. She could legitimately fight for an alphabet world title and be the favorite in her professional debut. I like Christina Hammer, but Shields would bust her up hard.



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