boxing http://michiganradio.org en Emanuel Steward, famed Detroit boxing trainer, dies at 68 http://michiganradio.org/post/emanuel-steward-famed-detroit-boxing-trainer-dies-68 <p>DETROIT (AP) - Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and one of boxing's greatest trainers, has died. He was 68.<br><br>Victoria Kirton, Steward's executive assistant, says Steward died Thursday in a Chicago hospital. She did not disclose the cause of death.<br><br>The International Boxing Hall of Famer made his name training</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:39:41 +0000 Associated Press 9633 at http://michiganradio.org Emanuel Steward, famed Detroit boxing trainer, dies at 68 Flint's favorite daughter: Claressa Shields takes gold http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-favorite-daughter-claressa-shields-takes-gold <p></p><p>Seventeen-year-old Claressa Shields has won the first US women&rsquo;s gold medal in boxing.</p><p>And her hometown of Flint is celebrating. Residents came together to watch Claressa&rsquo;s triumph in a standing-room-only bar downtown. Everyone was there, from the mayor, to families with babies strapped into high chairs.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:09:49 +0000 Kate Wells 8622 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's favorite daughter: Claressa Shields takes gold Going for the gold: Flint's Claressa Shields heads to final match http://michiganradio.org/post/going-gold-flints-claressa-shields-heads-final-match <p></p><p>Flint&rsquo;s Olympic female boxer Claressa Shields will fight for a gold medal.&nbsp; The boxer&#39;s family and friends gathered to watch their hometown athlete in her semifinal match this morning. &nbsp;</p><p>It was an all-out brawl of a fight, fast and breathless and dominated by Shields. She took down Kazakhstan&rsquo;s Marina Volnova 29 to 15.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:12:42 +0000 Kate Wells 8601 at http://michiganradio.org Going for the gold: Flint's Claressa Shields heads to final match Young Flint boxer qualifies for London games http://michiganradio.org/post/young-flint-boxer-qualifies-london-games <p>Flint&#39;s hometown darling, 17-year old boxer Claressa Shields, will be heading to London this summer to compete for Olympic gold.</p><p><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120518/SPORTS17/120518020/claressa-shields-usa-boxing-olympics?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p">The Detroit Free press reports</a> that Shields confirmed the news from&nbsp; Qinhuangdao, China where she had been competing in the AIBA women&#39;s world championships.</p><p>From the Freep:</p><blockquote><p>Shields earned her spot into the Games when England&#39;s Savannah Marshall -- who defeated Shields in the second round earlier this week -- won her semifinal match today and advanced to the finals of the middleweight division.</p></blockquote><p>Despite her early round loss, the Free Press writes, standings worked in Shields&#39; favor and she earned one of the few Olympic berths from continental America.</p><p>Women&#39;s boxing will be making it&#39;s Olympic debut in London.</p><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 17:57:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7533 at http://michiganradio.org Young Flint boxer qualifies for London games Pontiac Silverdome preps for HBO boxing match http://michiganradio.org/post/pontiac-silverdome-preps-hbo-boxing-match <P>The owners of the Pontiac Silverdome are making plans for the aging football stadium’s first significant sporting event since they bought it over a year ago.&nbsp;&nbsp; But the event is more about raising the Silverdome’s profile than making a lot of money.</P> <P>&nbsp;When a Toronto developer bought the 80 thousand seat stadium last year for about 600 thousand dollars…he said he had big plans.&nbsp;&nbsp; But during the past year…the Silverdome has played host to only minor events.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Next month, the Silverdome will host a championship boxing match that will be featured Tue, 07 Dec 2010 19:51:09 +0000 488 at http://michiganradio.org Pontiac Silverdome preps for HBO boxing match