Can Claressa Shields remake women's boxing?

Jul 30, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.newyorker.com

THE SPORTING SCENE about women's boxing. Women's boxing is "an abomination" to Tommy Gallagher, a trainer at Gleason's Gym, in Brooklyn, where Mike Tyson trained.

There is a yellowed newspaper clipping taped to the wall in the basement of the Berston Field House, in Flint, Michigan, that shows Jason Crutchfield with his arms in the air, winning the city boxing championship in 1983. He was nineteen years old, a hundred and twenty-five pounds, and uncommonly handsome. I was pretty good, he said; his professional record was eight wins, one loss, and one draw, with six knockouts.

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Gravediggers

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#1 Jul 30, 2012
Using the Olympics to distract Americans from the ECONOMY and LACK OF JOBS!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

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#2 Jul 30, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Using the Olympics to distract Americans from the ECONOMY and LACK OF JOBS!
Americans will not forget what GW Bush did to us; or that the TEA-BAGGER Congress went rogue and did NOTHING.

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