Live Chat Watch Party: Boxer Claressa Shields Goes for Olympic Gold

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Before her fight against top ranked Franchon Crews, Claressa Shields said, "She's going down and she knows it." (Sue Jaye Johnson)

Don’t watch 17-year old Claressa go for gold alone! Watch with fans around the world.

Team USA middleweight Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich., goes up against Russia's Nadezda Torlopova Thursday in the women’s boxing finals and WNYC is hosting a Live Chat Watch Party.

Share your thoughts and learn from our special guests: Sarah Deming, boxer, trainer, writer and CNBC Boxing Researcher, Malissa Smith of the popular girlboxing blog and Tiara Brown, confidant to Claressa Shields and winner of the 2012 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championship in China at 125 lbs (a non-Olympic weight class).

You can sign in below to talk while you watch. We'll be ready at 11:30 a.m., when the flyweights and lightweights compete. Claressa's bout is scheduled for noon.

Watch live on If you don't have cable service, NBC offers a four-hour free pass to stream the Games. Go here for a temporary pass.

(While you wait, listen to our special following Claressa and the women boxers who competed to go to London, Go For It: Life Lessons From Girl Boxers)


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Comments [5]

Amy Cook from Indiana

Claressa is practically skipping!

Aug. 09 2012 12:24 PM

Here in California - waiting for the big fight. Go Claressa!

Aug. 09 2012 12:08 PM
The H.H. Diva

nail bitter

Aug. 09 2012 11:54 AM
Tiara Brown World Champion @ 57kilos

Yes I am here now!

Aug. 09 2012 11:41 AM
Alex Murashko from Santa Ana, CA

Yes! I will be there!

Aug. 08 2012 07:02 PM

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