Claressa Shields suffers first loss, gets knocked out of World Boxing Championships
Mon, 14 May 2012 21:28:14 GMT —
Flint Boxer Claressa Shields suffered the first loss of her amateur career Sunday in China.
England's Savannah Marshall beat Shields 14-8 in the 2012 World Boxing Championships to knock Shields out of the tournament.
Shields, who is now 26-1 with 14 knock outs, was a favorite to win.
The 17-year-old won the U.S. Olympic Trials in Spokane a few months ago, and needed to finish in the top-two for Americans to secure her spot on the Olympic team.
But, the good news is, her Olympic dream is not dead... yet.
Another fighter will be selected from each weight class by an International Olympic Committee Commission.
Shields' Trainer, Jason Crutchfield told NBC25 Monday he believes Claressa has a good shot to be selected because all of the top U.S. women have one loss under their belts.
Crutchfield said he thinks a decision could be made as early as Tuesday.