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LOOK | Scenes From the Women's World Boxing Championships

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Claressa Shields and Alex Love play cards in the crowd waiting for their teammates to compete.

Claressa Shields and Alex Love play cards in the crowd waiting for their teammates to compete. And Savannah Marshall from England. Claressa's fate depends largely on how well Savannah does in her next few fights. What's it like to cheer on the opponent you just lost to?

Claressa said she couldn't bring herself to cheer. "But I will be watching."

Franchon Crews, the Heavy Hitting Diva, is the only US Team member to sport a skirt.
Sue Jaye Johnson
Franchon Crews, the Heavy Hitting Diva, is the only US Team member to sport a skirt.
Raquel Miller who has boxed for only two years is the rookie of the team. She writes bible verses on her hands before competition.

Raquel Miller who has boxed for only two years is the rookie of the team. She writes bible verses on her hands before competition. She is still in the running and will medal in this tournament. Friday's fight will determine whether it is bronze or silver or gold.

Tiara Brown had to fight not only her opponent but a stadium full of Chinese fans cheering after every punch her opponent landed.

Tiara Brown had to fight not only her opponent but a stadium full of Chinese fans cheering after every punch her opponent landed. The arena was charged with energy as the two battled it out, trading blows. Tiara came from behind to win by one point.

Sue Jaye Johnson
Marlen Esparza, Team USA's flyweight, losing to Ren Cancan of China. Esparza will still go to the Olympics this summer.

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ebwally from NYC

They are totally playing crazy eights.

Jun. 06 2012 01:21 PM

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