Boxing

Olympic Dream Over for Baltimore Boxer Douglas

February 19, 2012 | WNST Staff

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) — Claressa Shields screamed, sidestepped and finally hopped around the ring, unable to contain her glee when she was named the outstanding fighter at the first U.S. Olympic team trials for women’s boxing. Queen Underwood and Marlen Esparza could only chuckle and cheer for their irrepressible 16-year-old teammate. All three fighters [...]

Baltimore Fighter Douglas Remains Alive in Olympic Boxing Trials

February 18, 2012 | WNST Staff

Associated Press AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Tyrieshia Douglas eliminated fellow flyweight Christina Cruz from the first U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team trials with a 22-14 victory Friday night, avenging an earlier loss and advancing to the final. Mikaela Mayer edged N’yteeyah Sherman 26-25 to stay alive in the lightweight division, setting up a rematch with [...]

Some Free Advice For Melo, Britton, Ravens, More

February 17, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Crews Eliminated, Douglas Stays Alive at US Olympic Boxing Trials

February 17, 2012 | WNST Staff

Associated Press AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Flyweight Marlen Esparza, lightweight Queen Underwood and middleweight Claressa Shields advanced to the finals of the U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team trials with victories in the winners’ bracket Thursday night. Underwood won the most thrilling bout of the landmark tournament, weathering hundreds of punches from 19-year-old N’yteeyah Sherman before [...]

Baltimore Boxers Douglas, Crews Advance at Olympic Trials

February 16, 2012 | WNST Staff

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Tyrieshia Douglas emphatically avoided elimination from the first U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team trials on Wednesday night, stopping Taversha Norwood in the fourth round of their flyweight bout. Lightweight Mikaela Mayer also recorded a fourth-round stoppage, dominating Asia Stevenson in the semifinals of the challengers’ [...]

Baltimore Native Crews Upset at US Olympic Trials

February 14, 2012 | WNST Staff

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) — Unheralded teenage middleweight Claressa Shields upset top-ranked Olympic hopeful Franchon Crews of Baltimore on Monday night in the first U.S. team trials for women’s boxing. Top-ranked lightweight Queen Underwood overcame serious jitters in front of her home-state crowd, winning her first bout in a small ballroom at a resort-casino just [...]

Ali’s legendary trainer Dundee dies at 90

February 02, 2012 | WNST Staff

The Best Fight You’ll Never See

The Best Fight You’ll Never See

February 01, 2012 | Thyrl Nelson

It’s time to stop talking about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and come to grips with the fact that it won’t happen.

Another Black Eye for Boxing: No Winners in the Williams vs. Lara Debacle

Another Black Eye for Boxing: No Winners in the Williams vs. Lara Debacle

July 11, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

If you can still count yourself amongst the literally dying legion of boxing fans in the year 2011, then it probably goes without saying that somehow and to some degree you’ve learned to deal with judges’ decisions that can at times boggle the mind. I, for example have found solace in the fact that most [...]

Could Poison Pills Keep Zibby in the Ring?

Could Poison Pills Keep Zibby in the Ring?

March 23, 2011 | Thyrl Nelson

As the threat of a prolonged NFL work stoppage has brought along with it little if any bright side, we can at least look at the opportunities taken, and set to, be taken by a number of would-be NFLers in other sports as an amusing sidelight coming from all of this mess. To date though, [...]