Boxer Babe

Claressa Shields is a sixteen-year-old boxer from Flint, Michigan.  Next week, she and twenty-four other women will compete in the first ever women’s boxing Olympic trials for the upcoming London games.

“I plan to be a world champion by the age of 19, 20… and if I can do it before then, that’d be great too.”

The NYTimes profiled her, among other competitors, in the feature Bout Time.

Asked what she likes best about boxing, ““I just love to see girls cry,” Shields said. “I don’t know why.”

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